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Politics and the Power of Print, Chetham's Library, Manchester, 30 November 2012

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:25am
Dr Catherine Feely

From the pamphleteers of the English Civil War to the library of 'Occupy Wall Street', the image of the book has often been a central element of political propaganda. But in what ways have cultures of books and reading shaped political action and ideologies? Or, conversely, how has politics affected the form and understanding of texts?

We invite paper proposals relating to the theme of 'Politics and the Power of Print', from any historical period or geographical location, and relating to movements across the ideological spectrum.

[UPDATE] Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 5:41pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

CFP-[ongoing] Journal of Urban Cultural Studies [new journal]

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 2:19pm
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Call for Papers

The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is a new peer-reviewed publication cutting across both the humanities and the social sciences in order to better understand the culture(s) of cities. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

visit the journal website here:
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=225/view,page=0...

Mothering, Motherhood, and the Ideal of the Mother in Victorian Literature, NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 9:07am
Kristin A. Le Veness, SUNY-Nassau Community College

This panel invites papers on Victorian motherhood: the literal figure and/or its literary incarnations. What is the evolution of this role, its ideals and their practicality? What is the intersection between literature and these concepts? Topics to consider include but are not limited to: philosophical constructs of motherhood, societal expectations and realities, idealizing the Victorian mother, radical motherhood, and literary mothering. Please email 250-500 word abstracts to Kristin.LeVeness@ncc.edu.

Mystery/Detective Proposals Due by 11/16 for Feb 13-16, 2013 Conference

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 7:25am
34th Annual SW/TX PCA ACA Conference Albuquerque, NM

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Submissions to Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, A University of Chicago Graduate Journal (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:05pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to:
uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

The Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable (NEMLA)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 5:37pm
Ryan Cordell / Northeastern University / Digital Americanist Society

Abstract:
The Digital Americanist Society seeks speakers who will articulate a clear, interpretive intervention that digital scholarship has made (or could make) in their areas of study. Our goal will not be to describe digital projects, but instead to demonstrate how those projects advance, supplement, or disrupt the scholarly conversations of our respective literary subfields. We encourage "non-DH" scholars whose work has benefited from DH scholarship to contribute. Submit abstracts to Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University, r.cordell@neu.edu, by September 30, 2012. Please note: the session has already been accepted to the conference, so accepted papers will be included in the program.

Call for Open Journal Editors

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:26am
Open Journal Central (http://ojcentral.com)

OJCentral is a professional publisher specialised in Open Access Journal online publishing, from setup, hosting, management, and indexing, to backup, support and maintenance.

OJCentral strongly believes in sharing and global exchange of knowledge. All the content of OJCentral's journals will be made immediately available to the public freely once published.

Our mission is to produce high quality and high impact peer-reviewed, online open access journals. All submissions will go through a professional, efficient, and fast review process run by leading experts in the area.

[UPDATE] Ecomasculinities (deadline extended)

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:56pm
Michael G. Cornelius / Wilson College

Call for papers

Ecomasculinities

Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.

Call for Submissions, American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:53am
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

Call for Papers

ABC Journal, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2012 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

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