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Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:20am
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Northern Nineteenth Century Network

The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies and the Northern Nineteenth-Century Network is pleased to announce a one-day colloquium, to take place at Leeds Trinity University on Friday 17th April 2015. We are delighted to have Professor Rohan McWilliam, President of the British Association for Victorian Studies (Anglia Ruskin University) and Professor Valerie Sanders (University of Hull) as our keynote speakers.

Call for Papers: The Loki Collection

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Grainne O'Brien

Since the release of Marvel's Thor along with its sequel and the Avengers Assemble movies, there has been a renewed interest in Loki, the Trickster God.

Tom Hiddleston's depiction of this legendary character has seen Loki become an international household name. But how much is Marvel responsible (if at all) for Loki's now mainstream status?

This collection will examine any and all representations of Loki from his appearance in Norse Mythology, up to his appearance in comics, films, TV series, and novels today.

Kipling beyond India (for NAVSA 2015)

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 2:11am
Melissa Free/Arizona State University

I am interested in submitting a panel proposal titled "Kipling beyond India" for NAVSA's 2015 conference on "Victorians in the World," which will take place in Hawaii, July 9-12. Information on the conference can be found here: http://navsa.org/2014/10/29/cfp-navsa-2015-victorians-in-the-world-12114...

The panel I have in mind would include (1) a paper I'll be writing on Kipling in South Africa, as well as two other papers: (2) Kipling and America (or Kipling and New England, or Kipling and Vermont), and (3) Kipling and England (or Kipling and Sussex, or...).

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP Prof. Richard Sche

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:52pm
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia C PRACSIS

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Prof. Richard Schechner
8 February 2015 , Thrissur, Kerala, India.
Admission is restricted to 15 and actors, theatre enthusiasts and directors are welcome to apply. Those who are interested need to send their bio-data and details of their work. Selection to the workshop is on the basis of merit.

C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SPACE, SPACIALITY AND PERFORMANCE 7&8February 2015 , Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:49pm
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia

Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
C PRACSIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
SPACE, SPACIALITY AND PERFORMANCE
7&8February 2015 , Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Keynote Speaker: Prof.Richard Schechner
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 December, 2014.
Abstracts and queries may be send to director@cpracsis.org
Details available at www.cpracsis.org

Developments in Comics Pedagogy

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 8:04pm
Modern Language Association

This special session is a roundtable that focuses on innovative teaching practices of the production, research, and appreciation of comics. Submit a 200- to 350-word statement summarizing your approaches to teaching comics by March 1, 2015, to both Keith McCleary (kmccleary@ucsd.edu) and Derek McGrath (derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com).

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:35pm
Carleton University

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of English and Literature at Carleton University and the Ottawa Public Library
Call for Papers

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series aims to create a bridge between scholars in the Arts and the general public. While the complex ideas these scholars help develop have important, real world applications to the way we understand and interact with each other, they are often couched in jargon and confined to the journals and lecture halls of the academic sphere. This lecture series will offer a venue and format in which scholars can present these ideas to the public in an accessible manner.

Native Literary Ecologies (ALA Conference, 21-24 May 2015, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:13pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the Association for the Study of Native American Literatures invite abstracts for a "Native Literary Ecologies" panel at the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA).

Translating Queer / Queer Translations

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:19pm
Domenic A. Beneventi / Association of Canadian and Quebec Literatures (ACQL)

The 2014 ACQL sessions on "Queer Frontiers in Canadian and Quebec Literatures" sought to explore the notion of the frontier as a discursive concept to describe the multiple forms of embodied, spatialized, scripted, and lived LBGTQ realities and communities. Given the significant interest on the topic, we propose to further this inquiry in a call for a special session on Queer Translation / Translating Queerness. We invite papers that examine the intersections between queer texts and subjects in Canadian / Quebec literatures and the practices, methodologies, and theories of translation.

Transvisceral: February 6, 2015

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:50pm
George Washington University English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)

Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).

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