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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Food

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:38pm
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

This Companion will cover the relationship between food and literature in the broadest sense. In recent years, food studies has developed into a solid and distinctly academic field of studies; the relationship between representational structures –such as literature – and the uses of food metaphors that these make has gained significant interest from the academic community, in interdisciplinary and transnational contexts. 'Literary food studies' can be viewed as a new and emerging field of enquiry, which re-evaluates, rethinks and (re-)discovers the importance of food and eating in understanding the ways we live and communicate.

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

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:52pm
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies

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
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)

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
Molly Wallace / Queen's University

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.

Call for Articles in Communication/Media/Journalism studies

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 1:09pm
Hungarian Communication Studies Association

KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its 2016 issues.

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
Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)

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
Center for Faulkner Studies

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
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.

CELAAN REVIEW: Special Issue on the Films of Merzak Allouache

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:01pm
Dr. Christa Jones, Associate Professor of French & Associate Department Head, Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communiation Studies, Utah State University

CELAAN REVIEW: Special Issue on the Films of Merzak Allouache

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

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:58am
Fordham Romanticism Group

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
Layman Poupard Publishing

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
Association of Independent Libraries

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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