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CFP: Making Sense of Beauty / The Beauty Project

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:54pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Making Sense of Beauty
The Beauty Project

Friday 11th September – Sunday 13th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
We see beauty; we experience beauty; we think beautiful words, beautiful thoughts. It raises us up, comforts, inspires, thrills, takes us out of ourselves to the sublime and the sacred; it also challenges, disturbs, discomforts and brings us to the most unlikely and unexpected places of death and destruction. Some find no beauty in life, or claim they are unable to see the beautiful any more. It is many things to many people. But it is never neutral or detached and you cannot 'take it or leave it'; without fail, it elicits a response.

Extended Deadline: Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:12pm
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Charles Town International Maroon Conference in Portland, Jamaica
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Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

CFP: Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:51pm
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University of Pittsburgh Graduate Film Conference

From Amazon's Transparent to #jesuischarlie, from The Interview controversy to coverage of Ferguson, MO, major media events of the past year foreground the image's imbrication in politics. At the same time, it's increasingly unclear what it means for an image to be political. We're losing faith in revolution and representation as paradigms: the image's revolutionary promise feels unattainable, and it no longer seems guaranteed that "better" representation translates into better material conditions for life. Recent work sees political potential in affect and the commons, but these concepts' particular importance for the politics of media remains undertheorized.

Shakespeare & Education International Conference - deadline: 10 July 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:25pm
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C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Speakers include:
Prof. Catherine Belsey (Swansea)
Prof. Michael Dobson(Shakespeare Institute/Birmingham)tbc
Prof. Alexa Huang (George Washington)tbc
Prof. Coppelia Kahn (Brown)
Dr. Sean McEvoy (Varndean College)
Prof. Shormishtha Panja (Delhi)
Dr. Emma Smith (Oxford)
With participation from Royal Shakespeare Company Education and Cambridge Schools Shakespeare.

Shakespeare & Education | 29-30 April 2016 | University of Brighton

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:15pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal

The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.

Guidelines
Send submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your poetry gets accepted elsewhere, please let us know ASAP.

We try to respond within four to six weeks, but, usually, we will get back to you within two weeks.

ESSHC March 30-April 2, 2016 in Valencia, Spain; Panel on History of Women in the Workplace due April 20, 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:09am
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Emily J. Petersen

We are organizing a panel submission to the Labour History Network of the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC) to be held in Valencia, Spain, from March 30 to April 2, 2016. We invite proposals of 300-500 words on the history of women in the workplace. Proposals can address any aspect of this historical topic, but some ideas include the following.

ICVWW second international conference: Reassessing Women Writers of the 1860s and 1870s

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00am
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International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
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The deadline has been extended for the ICVWW second international conference: Reassessing Women Writers of the 1860s and 1870s.

Please see below for details of the extended cfp

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th July 2015

Keynote speakers:
Prof Lyn Pykett (Aberystwyth) and Prof Adrienne Gavin (ICVWW)

Including the work of canonical authors such as Charlotte Brontë and Virginia Woolf, the project is also significantly concerned with rediscovering and repositioning the lives and work of neglected female authors.

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:49am
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_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

CfP: Artificial Humans in Children's Literature (essay collection)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 7:50am
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Dr. Sabine Planka

The ambition to create an artificial human being is as old as humankind itself. The ancient Greeks had Hephaistos who built living golden statutes and who created Pandora to take revenge for the theft of fire by Prometheus. Jewish legends tell stories of the Golem, a being made out of mud, to protect the Jews. The alchemists developed a recipe to create the homunculus. Around 250 A.D. Clemens Romanus reported that Simon Magus created a homunculus by changing air into water into blood into flesh. And Paracelsus said – referring to the process of putrefaction – that a homunculus can be created by rotting human sperm in a vessel warmed by horse manure for forty days.

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