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Victorian Southeast and Far East Asia - NeMLA 2016 - Proposals due 9/30/2015 Conference held 3/17-20/2016

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:51am
Anna Peak, Temple University

Scholars of Victorian imperialism and post-colonialism have long focused on the British Empire's construction of Africa and South Asia, particularly India. Less attention has been paid, however, to the British Empire's construction of Far East Asia, particularly China and Japan. This panel aims to contribute to a fuller understanding of Victorian imperialism by examining Victorian depictions of Southeast and Far East Asia.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Victorian Literature and the Arts - NeMLA 2016 - Proposals due 9/30/2015 Conference held 3/17-20/2016

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:49am
Anna Peak, Temple University

In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This panel aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of "the Victorians" to art.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

* The depiction of music, art, theatre, etc., in literary works (e.g., music in George Eliot's novels, the visual arts in Wilkie Collins's novels, dance in Oscar Wilde)

* Victorian periodicals that focused specifically on visual arts, architecture, or music

Jnuary 5-10,2016

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange

Call for papers and Panels on
International and Interdisciplinary conferences
Sponsored by the Institute of Cross Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange,Society for Indian
Philosophy & Religion,Maynaguri College(USA and India)

Deadline: August 30,2015

Topic1. Democracy, Environment, Security and Privacy
Dates:5-6, January 2016.Kolkata
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Topic: 2..Knowledge, Morality and Spirituality
Dates: January 5-7,2016,Kolkata
Topic: 3 Ecology, Globalization and Human Rights
Dates: 8-10, January 2016
Venue: Maynaguri College*,North Bengal,India

Columbia, Columbus, Columbianism: The Admiral's Metamorphoses in Nineteenth-Century America

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 5:33pm
Zach Hutchins/C19: The Society of Early Americanists

As the historian Thomas Schlereth noted in an essay from which this panel takes its name, the memory and image of Christopher Columbus were appropriated by citizens of the United States for a wide variety of purposes during the long nineteenth century. A feminine personification of the new republic signifying liberty and progress was named Columbia in his honor; the exploits of a newly recovered historical Columbus were invoked in support of western expansionism and Manifest Destiny; and the naturalization of various ethnic groups was a process of Columbianism, whereby the Admiral's status as an immigrant to the New World rhetorically sanctioned the integration of Italians, Jews, and other groups into the American body politic.

Subverting Institutional Prejudice in the Ivory Tower Abstract Due 9/15/2015

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 3:40pm
NeMLA Hartford, CT

Negotiating identity has become more complex in this era of globalization than ever before. As cultural norms dictate what is considered acceptable, worthy, and ideal in all areas of life, academics considered "other" have historically had to fight their way in to the university, first as students and then as faculty to gain tenure and promotion. Specifically, being of color warrants a difficult environment as racial profiling extends across campus. The university's security guards constantly require us to show our identification badges.

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 3:37pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry 2.2

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

Call for papers and creative writing the quint 7.4 DEADLINE 15/08/15

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:37pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty eighth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.

The deadline for this call is 15th August 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.

"THEORIZING FEMINIST MEDIA AND COMEDY" (SCMS Atlanta Panel, March 30 - April 3, 2016)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 1:25pm
Maggie Hennefeld / University of Minnesota

Theorizing Feminist Media and Comedy

From suffragette caricaturists lampooning the British Parliament, to Amy Schumer's scathing parody of 12 Angry Men (on what The Atlantic has declared to be "the most feminist show on television"), women have long used media comedy as a platform for raising serious questions about feminist politics. Papers on this panel will explore the dialectic between comedic representation and feminist political activism-- as well as what feminist theory might have to offer to the analysis of comedy, and vice versa. What does it mean to theorize humor as a gendered form? What is the status of comedy in feminist theory?

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