When we encounter dolls as grown-ups, what is it that we are encountering? What might personal and cultural doll-identifications betray about relationships with the past, with gender and sexuality, with play, with tenderness and with terror? This panel invites submissions which reflect upon the sociocultural meaning of the doll as text, as artifact, or, more traditionally, as an enduring literary and filmic obsession. In psychoanalysis as well as in the popular imagination, dolls have long played the role of uncanny object. This panel is particularly interested in the way in which new technologies, products and markets have uncannily reproduced, intensified and responded to anxieties and hauntings from the past.
*Sponsored by the International Shaw Society*
Please send abstracts of 250 words and CVs as well as queries by March 15, 2013 to Lawrence Switzky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Many audiences first encounter Bernard Shaw's plays through their transformations into other genres and media. Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady (1956) is perhaps the most famous adaptation of Shaw's Pygmalion (1912), though the current standard print edition of the play is also an adaptation, a hybrid of Shaw's Academy Award-winning screenplay for the 1938 film and his original and revised stage scripts.
This year's (dis)junctions conference at UCR invites papers that contribute to conversations around notions of "encountering," with particular focus given to the operation of texts, understood as representational media objects, within "scenes of encounter."
Encounter: transitive verb
1 a: to meet as an adversary b: to engage in conflict with
2: to come upon face-to-face
3: to come upon or experience especially unexpectedly
The Journal of Victorian Culture is pleased to announce the 2013 JVC Graduate Student Essay Prize Competition. The aim of the JVC Essay Prize is to promote scholarship among postgraduate research students working on the Victorian period in any discipline in the UK and abroad. Past winners include Louise Lee, Tiffany Watt-Smith, and Bob Nicholson whose essays appear in issues 13.1 (2008), 15.1 (2010) and 17.3 (2012).
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Proposals of 250-500 words should be submitted via PAMLA's online system (visit www.pamla.org) by March 31, 2013.
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics [(www.coldnoon.com)_ISSN: 2278-9650] invites writers and researchers to submit their works in original poetry, creative non-fiction, art/book/film reviews or research papers on "travel" for publication in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Mar '13, Issue VI (online). The works published in the forthcoming issue will be republished in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Summer 2013 (print_ISSN – 2278-9642), along with the previous online issue, Nov '12, Issue V, in April-May, 2013. The last date of sending submissions is 17th February, 2013.
Euroacademia cordially invites you to
The Euroacademia International Conference
'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities' to be held in Zagreb, Croatia
18 – 20 April 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1st of March 2013
The San Joaquin Valley Journal is seeking articles for its fourth issue. SJVJ is an online, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Department of English at California State University, Stanislaus. The annual journal offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley.
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SACRPH, The Society for American City and Regional Planning History
National Conference, Toronto, Ontario
October 3-6, 2013
The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)
National Conference, Toronto, Ontario -- October 3-6, 2013
We have two papers -- who would like to be our third panelist?