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[UPDATE] Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience, [DEADLINE February 2 ,2016] [2nd Call]

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:52pm
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Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies
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Geographies of Interruption: Body, Location, and Experience

The 23rd Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies International Graduate Conference

Keynote Speaker: Jasbir Puar
Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

April 8, 2016
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

VISAWUS 2016: Transgressions Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2016 Abstracts by March 15, 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:29pm
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Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
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he Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies of the Western United States invites papers on transgressions of established boundaries, ways of seeing transgression, those who transgressed and those behaviors or beliefs that were seen as transgressive in the 19th century. Papers may address the following though participants do not have to restrict their proposals to these suggestions:

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals: Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis (Feb. 1)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:06pm
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Molly Wallace / Queen's University
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We are seeking proposals for an interdisciplinary anthology, tentatively titled "Perma/Culture: Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis," that will treat cultural production and practices related to "alternatives"—both critical and creative, descriptive and imaginative—that challenge the unjust and unsustainable systems that dominate at present.

Violent Feelings: Affective Intensities in Literature, Film and Criticism (Edited Collection)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 1:16pm
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Douglas Dowland, Ohio Northern University
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"Violent Feelings" institutes a new conversation about the relationship between violence and affect. Such a conversation will also necessarily complicate our understanding of the two central terms in play. Must violence by definition inflict physical injury? Must violence be a strong, or intense affect? Does the exchange of affect take on a physicality that can become violent? How is violence similar to, or different from, other intense states of feeling, "ugly" or otherwise?

Panel on 'Victorian Travel Writing and the Periodical Press' for BAVS 2016, 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:47pm
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Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)
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I'm putting together a panel on Travel Writing and Periodical Press for this year's British Association
of Victorian Studies (BAVS) Conference, "Consuming the Victorians" (http://bavs2016.co.uk/).

The panel, thus far, looks at women's serial periodical travel writing. My paper will focus on the travel writing of Frances Minto Elliot (née Dickinson) in The New Monthly Magazine, while the second panellist, Teja Pusapati (University of Oxford), will discuss Harriet Martineau's travel reportage on Ireland. However, we invite proposals on any aspect of travel and the Victorian periodical.

Faulkner and Hemingway (10/20-16-10/22/16)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:22pm
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Center for Faulkner Studies
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Faulkner and Hemingway
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 20-22, 2016

This "Faulkner and Hemingway" conference invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Ernest Hemingway. All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed. We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Spooks, Spies and Intelligence Communities: Narrative, Film and Culture

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:07pm
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Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing , University of Brunel

In the post-1945 Cold War, in the post-millennial 9/11 period with Daesh-influenced ideological cultural clashes, the concept of undercover espionage and the spy has returned center-stage if in a different set of cultural markers. During the post 1945 era we had Checkpoint Charlie, moles, counter-intelligence and now one is faced with a vocabulary consisting of betrayers, Western-sponsored agents who are beheaded in the Middle East, Ukrainian counter-intelligence agents who are betrayed on both sides. How do social, filmic and literary narratives deal with such broad paradigms? What is the aesthetic of espionage and counter-espionage? Historically such issues have a long resonance, stretching back to at least the reign of the first Elizabeth in England.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Worlds of John Thelwall (NYC: 12/15/16; 6/25/16)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:58am
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Fordham Romanticism Group
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THE WORLDS OF JOHN THELWALL

The Fordham Romanticism Group and the John Thelwall Society invite paper proposals for a one-day symposium to be held at Fordham University in New York City on 25 June 2016. Building on the inaugural John Thelwall Society conference held at the University of Notre Dame's London Center in 2014, "The Worlds of John Thelwall" will consider how Thelwall and his contemporaries thought about the global scene.

Plenary: Judith Thompson (Dalhousie University): "John Thelwall, Global Citizen: Revolution, Anti-Imperialism, Education"

Papers might attend to how the works of Thelwall and other writers from the Romantic era relate to:

Peer Reviewers: Literature Criticism Series

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:50am
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Layman Poupard Publishing
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Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published scholarly essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

For further information, visit http://www.lpppub.com/peer-reviewers-needed/

Reply to info@lpppub.com

Sustainability and Relevance: The Independent Library in 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:35am
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Association of Independent Libraries
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Independent libraries occupy a unique place in the world's cultural life. Rather than seeing independent libraries as niche or elitist, the Financial Times described the UK's independent libraries as 'havens of books, conversation and cultural events with histories stretching back centuries.' The role and function of the independent library is a little-explored area, but growing numbers of scholars and researchers are joining the public in working in and around these institutions. As a space, the independent library generates lively debate around literacy, the role of the state, local and national identity, and cultural value.

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