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Motherhood and Labor in Transnational Women's Writing (March 20-23 2014, NYU)

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 7:17pm
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association)

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the reconfiguration of women's roles in both the domestic and the social spheres in countries across the globe. Women's vital roles as mothers and educators to the future citizens of the nation/world were capitalized upon by female writers and activists who called for the improvement of women's social rights and their inclusion in the workplace. The discourses of motherhood and domesticity as gendered cultural capital(s) have thus long been engaged, reconfigured, and deployed in transnational women's movements.

International Conference: "Writers as readers and critics of their peers: crossed correspondences"

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Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 1:18pm
Vanessa GUIGNERY / Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

This international conference will focus on correspondences between writers when the recipient of a work or text in progress comments upon it, criticizes or judges it, inciting the sender to justify or defend his or her choices, or to reconsider his or her method. It is thus often through their correspondence that writers have managed to develop their own poetics and aesthetics. The aim will be to concentrate on the points of contact between correspondences and literary criticism, on the way writers reveal themselves as their peers' first critics and the epistolary genre becomes an aesthetic laboratory and a place for literary debates.

Processing and Performing Paradigms: How (Non)Literary (Con)Texts Construct Realities - Friday, January 24, 2014

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 7:35pm
UNC-Charlotte English Graduate Student Organization

UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
14th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Friday, January 24, 2014
Center City Building, Charlotte

The EGSA at UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the interplay of context, text, and constructed realities. We invite explorations of time and place through shifting paradigms, specifically how texts play a role in the construction of realities. "Text" is a malleable idea, which provides a rich diversity of topics and discussions in a variety of fields and disciplines. The following broad questions may be considered:

Diverging Diversities / ChLA 2014 (Columbia, SC, June 19-21)

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 5:42pm
Children's Literature Association (ChLA)

In 1965, Nancy Larrick wrote an article for the Saturday Review entitled "the All-White World of Children's Books." Though Larrick was certainly not the first to draw attention to the lack of diversity in books for children, the empirical evidence that she offered from her three-year study of the new books in the genre clearly illustrated the extent of the problem; publishers recognized that it was time for a change. The children's books circulating today are no longer "all-white," but they still fall far short of reflecting the diversity of the U.S. population.

Victorian Treasures and Trash

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Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 5:27am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association
CFP: Victorian Treasures and Trash

6th Annual Conference, 8-10 July 2014
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jonathon Shears (Keele), '"[...] battered [...] soiled [...] broken [...] empty [...] half-smoked [...] stale": The Hangover in Victorian Popular Fiction'.

Guest Speaker: Judith Flanders, 'Painting Reality: Home vs. Home-ness'

Senate Library Special Collections Talk and 'hands-on' mini-exhibition: Dr Karen Attar, 'Trash, Treasure or Trashy Treasure at the Institutional Library'.

AWWE 2014: In/Dependent Wales, 11-13 April 2014

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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:48am
Association of Welsh Writing in English

Association of Welsh Writing in English - Annual Conference 2014
In/dependent Wales
Gregynog Hall, Nr Newtown, Powys
11-13 April 2014

Challenger Unbound [UPDATE]

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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:33am
Tom Ue

Challenger Unbound
Department of English, UCL
9 December 2013

A century has passed since the publication of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. This one-day symposium offers an ideal opportunity to take stock of the Professor Challenger narratives and to reassess what these three novels and two short stories can offer to new generations of scholars, students, and enthusiasts.

Introduction:

Professor John Sutherland
Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature
Department of English Language and Literature
UCL

Keynote Speakers:

Creativity, Inc.: Intellectual Production as Capital (ACLA 2014 @ NYU)

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:08pm
Yonina Hoffman, Torsa Ghosal, Michael Harwick (English, Ohio State University)

One of the decade's more contentious theories concerning the reformulation of capital in (post)industrial America was the denomination of the so-called "creative class." United by a tendency toward transient "gigs," labor that blurs the line between art and technology, and innovation, its members traffic in intellectual property and abstract skill sets while seeking venues that grant them legibility. Though much debate surrounds the validity of the term, this coinage proves useful for thinking about the dialogic relationship between capitalism and creativity.

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