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Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeare

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Literary London Journal
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deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6 - 8 July 2016) on the theme of 'London and the Globe', the Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on 'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares'.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5,000 - 7,000 words long) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions:
·       How are ‘Londoners’ (Henry VIII, 1.2.155) constructed in Shakespeare’s plays?
·       What role did – or do – London audiences play in constructing Shakespeare?
·       In what ways can we rethink Shakespeare’s anatopism, ie. his staging of London as other cities?

The Piety and Politics of Women’s Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Usha Sanyal, Queens University of Charlotte
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deadline: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

The Piety and Politics of Womens Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

 

This book will explore issues related to gender, religion, work and identity in South Asia through the lens of food practices. Food has powerful discursive and ritual value across South Asian cultures and of course occupies an important place in the everyday lives of women across the class spectrum. It therefore offers a unique window into issues of gender difference, religious power, cultural identity, and social change in all South Asian communities and religious traditions—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, and others.

Transnational American Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference American Studies Center, University of Warsaw
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

 

Polish Association for American Studies Annual Conference

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw,

27-29 October 2016

 

Transnational American Studies:

Histories, Methodologies, Perspectives

 

Keynote speakers:

Rob Kroes, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Agnieszka Soltysik-Monnet, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

[UPDATE] Special Session: Teaching for the Post-Anthropocene - PAMLA 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ron Milland, Presiding Officer / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

This panel seeks papers from scholars working across the disciplines interested in employing interdisciplinary or otherwise innovative methodologies aimed at facilitating teaching and learning about the Anthropocene at all levels. Analyzing the Anthropocene, or the “Age of Man”, poses unique challenges for the classroom context. How does one “teach” the Anthropocene? How might we use the lenses of Rob Nixon’s “slow violence” or Christian Parenti’s “catastrophic convergence” to add a critical dimension to current teaching? Can we envision ways to work around administrative and standardizing obstacles – and even transcend that physical and ideological place we call classroom?

Call for Chapters - ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Paula Blair / Lancaster University, UK
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deadline: 
Saturday, July 30, 2016

ReFocus: The Films of Mary Harron

Edited by Kyle Barrett and Paula Blair

Edinburgh University Press

Series Editors: Gary D. Rhodes and Robert Singer

 

CFP: The Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Madison University Special Collections
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deadline: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story.

CFPs: HECAA (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture) Open Session, UAAC, Montreal, QC, Oct. 27-30, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Christina Smylitopoulos/School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph
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deadline: 
Friday, June 24, 2016

Call for Paper Proposals:
Universities Art Association of Canada / l’association d’art des universités du Canada  
October 27-30, 2016 ; Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC
Proposals Due: June 24, 2016

HECAA Open Session (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture)

LFA 'Alternate Worlds' | Literature/Film Conference - October 13-16, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Literature/Film Association
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deadline: 
Monday, June 20, 2016

Film and media adaptations have frequently projected an alternate cinematic world on screen that re-imagines the past and future. Movies (Blade Runner, The Quiet American), TV shows (Sherlock, Agent Carter), and digital ‘new media’ series—increasingly streamed and ‘binge watched’ on Netflix (House of Cards) and Amazon (The Man in the High Castle)—have been inspired by a variety of fiction novels, short stories, plays, comics, graphic novels, and historical works of nonfiction, memoirs (Bridge of Spies) or documentary (Jazz on a Summer’s Day) cine-essays that mediate and reframe history to portray an alternate worldview which re-imagines the past and anticipates a vision of future events.

Digital Defoe Journal CFP Extended Deadline

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Digital Defoe Journal
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Digital Defoe is seeking papers for  its next issue of the journal (Issue 8.1, Fall 2016).  Articles that explore any area relating to Defoe and/or his contemporaries are welcome!

Please direct queries and submissions to Dr. Adam Sills (Adam.G.Sills@hofstra.edu) & Dr. Chris Loar (christopher.loar@wwu.edu).  Full submission guidelines are available on the Digital Defoe website: http://digitaldefoe.org/submission/

Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
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deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It would be difficult to disentangle fully the various strands of religious reform in early modern England from the educational, aesthetic, and philosophical movements that fall under the broad term 'humanism'.  Nevertheless, the relationship between religious reform and new developments in various humanist projects was not always peaceful. The tensions between humanism and religious reform provoke many questions:  Where were the lines of fracture in the symbiotic relationship between religious reform and the humanisms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England? Did religious reform restrict the development of humanism in England, or did it promote a new flourishing of humanism?

Listening to Trauma: Insights & Actions

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Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Natalie Shear Lewis/Natalie Shear Associates
deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The study of trauma, Judith Herman points out, has a history of “episodic amnesia.” Knowledge gained is periodically forgotten and must be persistently reclaimed. After almost 15 years of combat in the Middle East and of rising attention to a broad range of stressful events, American culture, its media, academics and clinicians have become increasingly responsive to the diverse nature and complexity of traumatic experience.

A Hot Thing: Black Female Sexualities Reimagined -- SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2016

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Across genres and eras, black women's bodies have existed as hypersexualized sites of desire and objects of inequality. This can be observed from the Hottentot Venus to the minstrel trope of the jezebel to the video vixens of hip-hop. In Black Looks: Race and Representation, bell hooks states that "When race and ethnicity become commodified as resources for pleasure, the culture of specific groups, as well as the bodies of individuals, can be seen as constituting an alternative playground where members of dominating races, genders, sexual practices affirm their power-over in intimate relations with the Other." Yet today there are departures from these power relations wherein black women have seized agency through their sexuality.

Ben Jonson First Folio Quadricentennial Conference

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:08am
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Georgia
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our first bi-annual conference on early modern verse drama by Shakespeare’s contemporaries will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1616 folio publication of Ben Jonson’s Workes. We’re calling for papers that examine some aspect of one or more of the playtexts found within this volume, but we also welcome topics involving Jonson’s works in performance or Jonson’s influence on seventeenth-century print culture. The conference will be held at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia on September 23 and 24, 2016.

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