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Recent Content

Articles of Interest in Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles in our February 2015 issue that may interest list subscribers: 

1) “Hardly Pacific: Violence and Death in the Great Ocean,” by David Igler

2) “Cold War Kidnapping: The Gustav Hertz Case and the Failure of Secret Negotiations in Vietnam, 1965-1967,” by Helen N. Pho

3) “Social Studies Controversies in 1960s Los Angeles: Land of the Free, Public Memory, and the Rise of the New Right,” by Elaine Lewinnek

 

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session “Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature”

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts.

A HISTORY OF PENAL REGIMES IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 1800-2014 (Harvard University, March 5-7, 2015)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Thursday March 5th -

Penal Knowledge, Reform and Comparative Regimes, 4:00-6:00pm

Chair: Caroline Elkins, Professor, Department of History and African and African American Studies

“Lemos Britto and Prison Reform in Brazil” Marcos Bretas, Professor, Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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