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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
African American Studies

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
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
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)

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.

Disability in World Film Contexts [cfp-edited volume; abstracts by 1 Sept. 2014]

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 3:11pm
Benjamin Fraser

The edited volume titled 'Disability in World Film Contexts' has received initial interest from Yoram Allon of renowned film publisher Wallflower Press (now part of Columbia UP). Contributions are invited in the form of chapters that focus on an individual film or films from a specific national, regional or linguistic context. Such contributions should be of one of two types: 1) essays in the film studies or humanities traditions that give equal weight to the formal properties of cinema and the theme of disability understood in a broadly social context, or 2) anthropological, sociological or geographical approaches to disability as portrayed on film giving more weight to extra-filmic context.

The Health of Cities: MMLA, Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:17pm
Emily Waples / MMLA

From Thomas Jefferson's early condemnation of cities as detrimental to the moral and physical well-being of the American body politic, to contemporary ecocritical considerations of the environmental risks of urban space, cities have long been implicated in discourses of sickness and health. Recent works such as Julie Sze's Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (2007) and Simon Finger's The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia (2011) explore the historical rhetoric of contagion and contamination for urban populations in the United States.

Call For Submissions: August,2014 Theme : Big Love, Small Towns; Deadline: 10th July, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:11am
THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

"For the dramatically inclined, love is everything that the Corinthians quote from the Bible says it is. For the cynically inclined, love is measured in patterns of behaviour. For the scientific mind, there might be a solution in the colourful images of the brain as captured by an MRI machine.

CFP: Subculture and the Humanities (Edited Volume)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 8:11pm
Morgan Shipley, Co-editor

Is subculture a universal category that discloses itself in similar ways, irrespective of differences in historical moments or cultural geographies? Or is subculture inextricably linked to these specificities? This edited volume seeks to engage these questions (amongst others) through a particular scope. Specifically, in what ways can the humanities helped us to understand subcultures during three distinct eras: the Lost Generation, the 1960s and today's digital age?

American Humor Studies Association Conference (New Orleans, 12/4-12/7)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:09pm
Pete Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY

The American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference 2014 seeks additional papers for the following panels:

-- Hollywood cinema and American humor
-- Humor in the American novel
-- American humor in new media formats

The conference will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans from December 4-7, 2014. The Four Points Sheraton will provide a conference rate, and participants and attendees are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel.

Due to the short turnaround, please send 100-word proposals to Pete Kunze at pkunze@albany.edu by Friday, June 13. Decisions will be made by Monday, June 16. Inquiries welcome.

College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group at the International Reading Association -- due June 15th, 2014

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:03pm
College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group

College Literacy and Learning is a Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association (IRA) and meets once a year at
the International Reading Association's national convention.

The College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group has four primary purposes:

1. To provide for an exchange of ideas and techniques with regard to teaching methods and evaluation of students' literacy
and learning in two and four-year colleges and universities, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs, textbooks, and teaching materials.

2. To propose and encourage the adoption of certain specific qualifications for the teachers of college literacy and learning programs.

Seeking Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art Submissions for Viscera, Volume 2

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:55pm
The California Journal of Women Writers

Viscera, an online chapbook from The California Journal of Women Writers, accepts submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art biannually. This submission period is from May 27th - October 31st, 2014.

The California Journal of Women Writers is currently seeking submissions from North American women-identified writers for our second biannual chapbook of poetry, prose, and visual art. There is no overarching theme so feel free to send us your best work.

The deadline to send in your submissions is Friday, October, 31st, 2014.

Call for Papers on the Theme of 'Light': kaleidoscope, the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:11am
Kaleidoscope Journal, IAS, Durham University

Kaleidoscope, the journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers. This publication is specifically aimed at postgraduate students and early-career academics and encourages international interdisciplinary exchange across the annual theme of the IAS.

The theme for the academic year 2013-2014 is 'Light'. Subjects might include but are not limited to:

-Nature and Geometry of Light
-Scientific Processes Utilising Light
-Narrating and Representing Light
-Experiencing Light
-Light and Wellbeing
-Light, Culture, and Practices

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED: The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:32pm
Dr Tiziana Morosetti/University of Oxford

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 JUNE.

The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

25-26 September, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)
Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie IEF scheme (EC)

Speakers: Ross Forman (Warwick), Peter Yeandle (Manchester), Hazel Waters (Institute of Race Relations)

Topics include:
• Definitions of 'exotic'
• Staging the 'exotic' body
• Cultural and political backgrounds
• The legacy of 19th-century 'exotic' body

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