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CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:50pm
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

The Life of the Child's Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:51pm
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people. Just as American culture is often characterized as anti-intellectual, as if the democratization of education entailed a turn away from the life of the mind, literature for the young is sometimes summed up as empty-headed. Even the school story—a genre named for the central role it gives to school experience—is notorious for its lack of interest in academic pursuits. Hence the need to consider those rarer narratives that give expression to the intellectual lives of the young.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:39pm
Critical Juncture

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016

Now in its third year, the Critical Juncture conference at Emory University provides a forum for emerging scholars to engage with important thinkers on topics that reach beyond traditional disciplinary lines. This year's conference, "Representations of the Body," will center on work that interrogates how the human body is represented at complex intersections of multiple identities: race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and beyond. See below the call for more information about the innovative conference design.

Reminder: The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:14pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:50am
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium 2016: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist

UC Berkeley
March 4, 2016

Call for Original Creative Work - Deadline December 21, 2015

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 6:35pm
Mayo Review Creative Publication Journal- Texas A&M University-Commerce

We are interested in the best unpublished work in a variety of genres. Please submit no more than five pieces total for consideration. This must be work that has not been published in print or online, including blog posts. Submit your work electronically, following the specific guidelines for the genre.

Please submit the following:
Cover sheet: e-mail document with this information:
Subject line of e-mail: Mayo Review Submission
Your name (as you wish to see it printed in the journal)
Your mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address.
The title and genre of each submission
A short (50 – 100 word) biography

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

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Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

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