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ESSE Collaborative Project Workshop Scheme

The ESSE Collaborative Project Workshop Scheme offers seed funding of up to 4000 Euro to support a preliminary meeting of European researchers working towards a collaborative research project in the field of English Studies. The main purpose of this grant is to encourage prospective co-researchers from different national associations to plan a bid for a larger award from alternative funding sources; it also aims to resource the time and space to work out practical and intellectual details of the proposed project. Applications will be assessed on the quality and originality of research, evidence of sustainable international collaboration, and the feasibility of the project and its development.

More information at http://essenglish.org/workshop-scheme/

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

The Past is Back on Stage – Medieval and Early Modern England on the Contemporary Stage
University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France, 19-20 May, 2017
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1705/#past

Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900
An edited volume to be published by Palgrave
Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 February 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/journals/#psychopharmacology

Staging (inter)generational conflicts, crises and discord
Book proposal and call for abstracts:
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/journals/#generational_conflicts

Women, from Object to Subject: When the Law and Feminist Militancy Meet!
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France, 15-16 June 2017
New deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1706/#femmes2017

Desire and the ‘Expressive Eye’ in Thomas Hardy
FATHOM, the electronic journal of the French association for Thomas Hardy Studies
Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/journals/#Hardy

CFP – Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900

CFP – Psychopharmacology and British Literature: 1650 to 1900
Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 February 2017
Full name / name of organization: Natalie Roxburgh, Jennifer Henke
Contact email: natalie.roxburgh@uni-siegen.de, j.henke@uni-bremen.de

Psychopharmacology and British Literature, 1650 to 1900, an edited volume to be submitted for consideration in the series Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science, and Medicine, is now inviting submissions. This volume’s aim is to bring together multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives on plant-based and/or chemical psychoactive substances that were new to contemporaries. Essays will investigate the time period of 1650 to 1900, the period in which psychoactive drug use, which had always been a part of cultural practice, became intensified partly because of colonial exploration and bio-prospecting but also because of the rise of pharmacological sciences and the advent of synthetic organic chemistry in the eighteenth century.

Rather than focusing on biographies of writers who used drugs as many scholarly inquiries already have done, papers in this volume will emphasize 1) the literary representations of drugs in British literature and 2) the contexts in which they were sold, used, and understood to work on the human brain and body.
We welcome contributions on psychoactive substances ranging from, but not limited to: new types of alcohol, opium, morphine, cannabis, coca, laudanum, tobacco, coffee, tea, chocolate, and sugar.

Possible angles include:

  • the aesthetics of intoxication
  • new approaches to psychopharmacological medicine in literature
  • literature and the history of addiction
  • new contexts for the biochemistry of drugs as represented in literature
  • social attitudes towards drug use as represented in literature

Please submit a 500-word proposal to natalie.roxburgh@uni-siegen.de and j.henke@uni-bremen.de by 1 February 2017.

Acknowledgement of accepted proposals will be given by 1 March 2017. For those invited to contribute to the volume, completed essays of 5000-6000 words will be due by 1 September 2017. Please follow MLA style for in-text documentation and bibliography.

Britain in the 1970s

Britain in the 1970s: an Annotated Timeline

by John Mullen

britain-1970sEbook published by Starebooks, Saint Gratien, France
ASIN: B01NGZAE4T
135 pages, 7,99 euros
Available at Amazon (Kindle), and, shortly, at other major online bookshops.

 

From Callaghan to the Clash, from Grunwick to Rock against Racism, from Edward Heath to Britain’s string of Nobel Science prizes, this annotated timeline of the 1970s recounts the key events and the key statistics of the decade of feminism, the three day week and Monty Python.

Ideal as a reference or revision tool, the book covers well-known and forgotten-but-symbolic features of a period torn between continuing social progress and mass unemployment, a time which produces no consensus among those who study it, but which inspires respect and even awe.

Dozens of links to online resources- BBC videos, articles or sitcoms- make the work even more useful to help get to the truths behind the headlines.

There exists a good selection of books on the 1970s in Britain, and several new publications have been brought out in 2016 : the present author was involved with two of these. This book, an annotated chronology of the UK in the 1970s is intended as a complementary resource, a tool for revision or for reference. For very good reasons, the existing publications are structured thematically (one chapter on trade unions, one chapter on Northern Ireland, etc.). Nevertheless, the disposition of events and declarations on a timeline is also tremendously important in building an understanding of the complex interactions of politics, economics and culture which make up the decade. This is the raison d’être of this work.

Gender Studies Network: CFPs of particular relevance

Explorations of Space in Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing the Boundaries
Ankara, Turkey, 25-27 May 2017
Deadline for abstracts: 13 January 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1705/#space

Women and Popular Culture(s) in the Anglophone Worlds (1945-2015)
University of La Rochelle, France, 4-5 May 2017
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/conf1705/#women_and_popular_culture(s)

The Green World in Contemporary Poetry and Philosophy: Mapping Nature in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Contributions are invited to an edited volume.
Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017
http://essenglish.org/cfp/journals/#nature