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Call for Papers, deadline to submit, 27 May 2019
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Special issue of Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies: "Heritages of Portuguese Influence: Histories, Spaces, Texts, and Objects"
39th Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History
Circulations: from local to global
Jeremy Ball and Sara de Albuquerque are seeking two panelists and a discussant to join a panel they are co-organizing for the 2019 African Studies Association Meeting in Boston/USA (21-23 November 2019). The panel's theme is "Cross-cultural encounters, local botanical knowledge, and scientific networks in 19th-century Angola.” They are open to considering papers on other parts of Lusophone Africa. The panel proposal and individual proposals are copied below.
“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures.