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Non-Reproduction: Politics, Ethics, Aesthetics, 1 February 2013, Birkbeck College, University of London

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 7:28am
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Fran Bigman, PhD Researcher, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, Sophie Jones and Harriet Cooper, PhD Researchers, Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College,

Cultural anxieties concerning biological reproduction often pivot around the notion of the non-reproductive body, in which intersecting fears about class, race, sexuality, gender and disability are encoded. Media discussions of abortion rates, teenage use of contraception, and gay marriage all register the perceived threat of sex without procreation. In a broader sense, the imperative to safeguard the future by 'thinking of the children' is powerful ideological currency, animating activists on both the left and the right.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature (NEMLA 2013)

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 10:00pm
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NEMLA 2013
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This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.

Steampunk Edited Collection

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 2:13pm
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Rachel Bowser and Brian Croxall
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We are seeking abstracts for inclusion in a proposal for an edited volume on the subject of steampunk. The anthology will present a varied look at steampunk culture and criticism, presenting a comprehensive look at the genre's impact and development in the fields of art and material cultural. Accordingly, we seek proposals that explore any of a range of iterations of the genre. These may include, for example, analysis of:

Comparing Eighteenth-Century British and Italian Narratives.

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 2:04pm
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Prof. Francesca Saggini -- Università della Tuscia (Italy)
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FOURTH ANGLO-ITALIAN CONFERENCE ON EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STUDIES
5-7 September 2013

Hosted by the Dipartimento DISTU Istituzioni Linguistico-letterarie, comunicazionali, storico-giuridiche dell'Europa, University of Tuscia (Viterbo)

"The Objects of Textual Scholarship," March 6-8 2013, Loyola University Chicago

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 1:19pm
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The Society for Textual Scholarship, Seventeenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference
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The Society for Textual Scholarship

Seventeenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference

March 6-8, 2013

Loyola University Chicago

"The Objects of Textual Scholarship"

Program Chairs: Steven Jones, Peter Shillingsburg, Loyola University Chicago

Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2012

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

DIRK VAN HULLE, University of Antwerp

PAULIUS SUBACIUS, Vilnius University

PAUL GEHL, The Newberry Library, Chicago

ISAAC GERWITZ, The Berg Collection, New York Public Library

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[UPDATE] Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction (Due: September 1)

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:11am
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Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University
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I have received a contract for a volume of critical/scholarly essays--currently titled Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction--from McFarland & Company. (I have already published two previous collections of essays on detective fiction through McFarland.)

Please submit your abstract (250 words) and a brief cv by September 1, 2012, to be considered for this collection.

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I am looking to put together 10-12 original essays (which I will edit and introduce) with the following (loosely defined) sub-categories, on works published since the mid-1970s:

[UPDATE] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 9:05am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?

ICMS Kalamazoo 2013 CFP: Critical Remediation: Intersections of Medieval Studies and Media Theory

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 8:49am
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Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Columbia University
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Over the past few years, medievalists' interest in new media has overwhelmingly focused on the remediation of medieval works and data: the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, the Mapping Medieval Chester project, and animated game-like spaces such as Kapi Regnum exemplify only a few of the innovative applications of new media to our study of the medieval world. Shared amongst these projects' use of digital tools is their emphasis on remediation: that is, they take data in one form and transform it into another form of media; the process as well as the end results of this remediation open fresh avenues through which to explore medieval cultures.

poetry anthology on gender violence CFP: WOMEN WRITE RESISTANCE: POETS RESIST GENDER VIOLENCE

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 8:12am
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Laura Madeline Wiseman/Blue Light Press

WOMEN WRITE RESISTANCE: POETS RESIST GENDER VIOLENCE (Blue Light Press, 2013), a new anthology of American poets, seeks poetry submissions to round out the collection. The poets in this anthology intervene in the ways violence against women is perceived in American culture by deploying techniques to challenge those narratives and make alternatives visible. See description below. More information:

https://www.facebook.com/WomenWriteResistancePoetsResistGenderViolence

[UPDATE] IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF KATHERINE MANSFIELD, CRANS MONTANA, SWITZERLAND, 22-23 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 7:45am
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KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

We are delighted to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for the Katherine Mansfield Symposium, 'In the Footsteps of Katherine Mansfield', to be held in Crans Montana, Switzerland on 22-23 September 2012, to be introduced by the New Zealand Ambassador.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Witi Ihimaera, Angela Smith, Gerri Kimber

DEADLINE EXTENDED CFP. Panel BH 23: "Non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux"

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:30am
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Araceli González-Vázquez (Collège de France)
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17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), University of Manchester, UK, 5-10 August 2013

The new deadline for paper proposals is August 3rd, 2012.

"Non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux"

Convenor: Araceli González-Vázquez

Short Abstract:

This panel aims at promoting a broad discussion on non-human and human beings and their entanglements within Muslim milieux.

Long Abstract:

International Workshop on Network Management and Monitoring (NetMM 2013) - March 25-28, 2013 - Sept. 15, 2012

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 4:54am
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International Workshop on Network Management and Monitoring / Telecom SudParis, France

http://events.it-sudparis.eu/netmm/2013/

In conjunction with the 27th IEEE AINA 2013, the NetMM 2013 workshop offers an opportunity for researchers and industrials to present their novel and innovative methodologies, techniques, tools and real-life experiences concerning next-generation network management and monitoring.

[UPDATE] 'Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges' registration now open

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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 4:07am
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Contemporary Women's Writing Association/Feminist and Women's Studies Association

CWWA & FWSA Collaborative Event

Friday 28th September 2012, University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science)
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly of Leeds Metropolitan University)

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