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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting - MMLA 2014, November 13 - 16, Detroit

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:44pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association

In Tillie Olsen's working class novel Yonnondio, the character Anna takes her children out, "looking for empty lots where dandelions grew," so they may harvest dandelion greens. It is here—foraging for food in Omaha, Nebraska—that we see a glimpse into Anna's rural past. The knowledge she has gained from her rural life allows her to supplement her family's needs when they could not afford to buy fresh food in an urban environment. Yonnondio is not unique in chronicling migration to the city for work; there are other novels about poor people with a rural knowledge base living in an intolerable urban culture. In these stories, what is lost or gained when one migrates or immigrates from the agrarian lifestyle to the urban?

Survey/Proposals Teaching Octavia E. Butler in the Academy JULY 1, 2014

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 1:15pm
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Modern Language Association Teaching World Literature Series

Survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley
This survey is designed to gather information about instructors' methods and materials for teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler, for the purpose of developing a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to answer the questions related to their teaching below. They are also encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due by 1 July 2014, after which the survey will no longer be available online. All respondents will be acknowledged in the published volume.

SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Print ISSN 2277-3959) (Online ISSN: 2347-2013)

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 6:09am
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Interactions Forum Pune, India

CALL FOR PAPERS

Vol II Issue IV

SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Print ISSN 2277-3959) (Online ISSN: 2347 2013)

Paper Submission last date: 20 June 2014

SubalternSpeak is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum, Pune. The Journal strives to publish works of high quality in the area of postcolonial studies. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their research articles/papers.

We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

[UPDATE] Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting - MMLA 2014, November 13 - 16, Detroit

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association

n Tillie Olsen's working class novel Yonnondio, the character Anna takes her children out, "looking for empty lots where dandelions grew," so they may harvest dandelion greens. It is here—foraging for food in Omaha, Nebraska—that we see a glimpse into Anna's rural past. The knowledge she has gained from her rural life allows her to supplement her family's needs when they could not afford to buy fresh food in an urban environment. Yonnondio is not unique in chronicling migration to the city for work; there are other novels about poor people with a rural knowledge base living in an intolerable urban culture. In these stories, what is lost or gained when one migrates or immigrates from the agrarian lifestyle to the urban?

UPDATE: Manifestas: Supporting Women's Studies in Academia

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 2:14pm
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The University of West Florida's Women's Studies Collective

As an up-and-coming online, interdisciplinary student journal, _Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for their inaugural issue to be published September 2014, with a release party scheduled soon after.

13th Claflin University Conferenceon English and Language Arts Pedagogy Oct 29-30, 2014

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 12:26pm
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Department of English and Foreign Languages, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC 29115
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Call For Papers
Thirteenth Claflin University Conference
on English and Language Arts Pedagogy
in Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

October 29-30, 2014

THEME: READING AND WRITING ACROSS THE
CURRICULUM
Tentative Schedule:
Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Ministers Hall,
Claflin University campus
Registration
Morning: Concurrent sessions
Luncheon
Afternoon: Keynote address and readings

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 9:08am
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TALTP

TALTP (http://cpcc.edu/taltp), a peer-reviewed journal, seeks articles aimed toward instructors of American literature courses in 4-year and 2-year universities and colleges. Our goal is to feature practical articles and reviews on best classroom practices, including the use of the Internet and other technology. Articles featuring the use of critical theories in teaching American literature and introducing minor or lost American authors are welcome, as are reviews of new titles that would interest instructors. Our readers seek to more effectively transfer their knowledge of, interest in, and passion for American literature to their students.

Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies in Underrepresented Populations

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 7:45am
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Dr. Abigail Scheg and Dr. Mary-Lynn Chambers

The PEW Research Center found that "91% of American adults own a cell phone." As a result, devices such as the cell phone (or smartphone or tablet) have found an important place in education both inside and outside of the classroom; although, usage outside of telephone conversations (i.e. texting, or apps) decreases. Only about 60% of these users access the internet, while only 50% use apps, and 21% use their phones to participate in video calls/chats. The literacy skills associated with these tools is also on the rise as more individuals utilize them not just recreationally, but also in their education and work experience. Cell phones are just one example of the, many technological tools that are being used for educational purposes.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Remembering Freedom Summer: Building a Better Future October 20-21, 2014 (Abstract Deadline: 7/15/2014)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:11pm
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African American Studies
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Mississippi State University
Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
October 20-21, 2014

This year marks the 50th-anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project, which began in Mississippi on June 15, 1964. The Mississippi Project established fifty "Freedom Schools" and registered over twelve hundred African Americans to vote. African American Studies and Mississippi State University invite scholars and students to come to the conference to give papers, present posters or any creative expression on any aspect of the freedom project.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended!Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:35am
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Case Western Reserve University

CALL FOR PAPERS
Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 24, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Now in its 40th year, the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the annual Cleveland Symposium.

Conference - Urban Environments in Young Adult Literature panel (Nov. 13-16, 2014)

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
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Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.

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