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Journal of the Wooden O

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:08am
Southern Utah University Press



The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on all things Shakespeare. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Articles published in the JWO are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography and appear full-text in EBSCO Academic Search Premiere.

Feminist Formations Special Issue Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:45am
Feminist Formations Special Issue

If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? Institutional Feelings theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

Call for Papers: Shakespeare, Gender and Sexuality

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 5:46am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday this issue of Gender Forum will focus on Shakespeare's plays and sonnets emphasizing the range of criticism and theory dealing with gender and sexuality. In order to widen the current discourse we encourage scholars to also consider early modern texts and their historical milieus about same-sex desire and recent critical and historical arguments about the construction of gay identity. We also encourage papers about modern adaptations looking at literary transformations of Shakespeare plays and sonnets by later women like Paula Vogel and gay artists from Oscar Wilde to Gus van Sant.

Mobilities: INCS 2015, Atlanta, GA April 16-19, 2015

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:16pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

The nineteenth century has long been understood as an era of industrial growth, scientific discovery, technological innovation, and imperial expansion. Such sweeping global transformations relied on a complex web of relations between humans and machines, individuals and systems, ideas and practices, as well as more efficient and frequent movement across increasingly connected networks of space. From railroad travel to advances in shipping, from the movement of immigrants, enslaved laborers, scientists and colonial settlers, to the circulation of ideas, bodies, and/as commodities, nineteenth-century mobilities challenged and reconfigured the very constitution of subjects, nations, and cultures across the globe.

Ashgate Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital call for book proposals

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 1:19pm
Ashgate Publishing

The series editors welcome proposals for interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals history, print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film, and performance studies; library history; history; gender studies; and cultural studies. Topics might include publishing histories of major figures or works, of regions, of genres, or studies of particular publishers or practices (including production, distribution, and reception) that hold special aesthetic, social, or political significance.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Blog

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:47pm
MEBA- The Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association

The Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association will shortly be launching our website and blog in conjunction with our inaugural meeting at the VPFA conference in July. We welcome submissions for the blog of 750-1,000 words on topics pertaining to Braddon and sensation fiction. We are especially interested in brief highlights of your current work on Braddon, experiences teaching Braddon and discussions of the importance of Braddon and sensation fiction in Victorian literature and cultural studies. Submissions or questions can be directed to Dr. Janine Hatter and Anna Brecke at braddoninfo@gmail.com.

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:13am
Laura Savu Walker

Dear colleagues,
I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context. Please take a look at the brief description of the topic, its rationale, and research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

[UPDATE] Everywhere is a Classroom

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:54am
TYCA-SW / Two Year College English Association -- Southwest

Everywhere is a Classroom
Two-Year College English Association-Southwest
TYCA-SW ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Embassy Suites, Frisco, TX
October 23-25, 2014

Uncertain Spaces: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums. Lisbon, 30 October-1 November 2014

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:39am
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, IST-ID, IHA-UNL

International Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

"UNCERTAIN SPACES: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums"

31 October | 1 November 2014, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Over the past decades, and especially since the generalization of the Internet, artists have been actively exploring the potentialities of new media languages and communities, often blurring artistic categories. Movements like Digital Art or Internet Art clearly demonstrate how these technological means came to shape challenging new territories for contemporary art, not only in terms of creation, reception and participation, but also regarding its preservation, collection, curatorship or exhibition.

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser - Seminar (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015

The Romance of Sidney and Spenser

This seminar explores how Sidney and Spenser engage with and develop the romance framework alongside and against their contemporaries. How do these poets revise, contest, or maintain conventions of romance in their own works? How do they represent and reconcile the genre's tendency toward contradiction, conflation, and multiplicity? How do they influence later authors and contribute to the evolution of the genre and its concerns in the English tradition?

Love and Loss in Modernist Poetry (NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 9:54am
Northeast Modern Language Association

While poetry itself has played a historically long and significant role in the discourse of love, the period of modernity seems to be largely associated with its opposites. As the standard narrative goes, citizens the world over felt overwhelmed and frightened by the sundry and rapid changes – literal, conceptual, moral, and beyond – brought about by industrialization, scientific developments, WWI, etc. And the poetry that characterizes this time period represents and reflects on some of the more devastating changes. But what happens to poetic love in the early 20th century? What specifically happens when love, loss, and poetry come together during such a fraught time?

LiNQ, vol. 41 - Apocalypse

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:45am
James Cook University (Australia)

Scenarios for the apocalypse seem to proliferate in popular culture. John R. Hall believes that numerous examples suggest that "an apocalyptic mood is no longer confined to cultures of religious fundamentalism" but is also demonstrated in "diverse mainstream apocalyptic references" (1). In the media, the apocalypse generates news headlines; in October 2013, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that scientists had found "evidence of an apocalypse on a planetary system similar to our own" (von Radowitz). In 2012, the belief that the end of the Mayan calendar on 21 December would mean the end of the world triggered thousands of blog posts. A poll of 16,000 adults showed 8 per cent suffered genuine anxiety that the world would end on that day.

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