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Emerging Scholars Panel Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:18pm
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The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)

CALL FOR PAPERS


The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2015 Conference


Montréal, Québec

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel

July 24 – 27, 2014

Paper Due: 1 April 2015

Please note: Emerging scholars must not have previously presented at a major, national conference.

The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS), in coordination with the Latino/Latina Focus Group (LFG) and Black Theatre Association (BTA), is pleased to announce its seventh annual emerging scholars panel, "Curtains Up," introducing new scholarship in American, Black, Latina/o and Latin American Theatre and Drama. We invite new scholars who have not yet presented at a major national conference to submit papers.

"I'll See you in 25 Years" Twin Peaks conference at the University of Salford, 21-22 May 2015

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 3:40pm
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University of Salford, School of Arts and Media

Call for Papers

"I'll See You Again in 25 Years": The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV

A two-day international conference.

School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

21st- - 22nd May 2015

Confirmed keynote speakers:
• Professor David Lavery (Middle Tennessee State University, USA)
• Cristina Alvarez (Barcelona based independent video artist)
• Dr Adrian Martin (Monash University, Australia)

The Queering of Ecofeminism and Critical Animal Studies

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:51pm
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Green Theory and Praxis Journal
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Special Issue Call For Papers
THE QUEERING OF ECOFEMINISM AND CRITICAL ANIMAL STUDIES
Publishing Date: August 2015
CFP Deadline: 2/15/2015
Guest Editors: Jess Ison, La Trobe University. Melbourne, Australia.JL Schatz, Binghamton University. Binghamton, New York.

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:32pm
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Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism
CALL FOR PAPERS

"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:07pm
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Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015
Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices from the margins of urban America. Rap music is a form of rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, an African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth culture composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music. From the outset, rap music has articulated the pleasures and problems of urban black life in contemporary America.

2015 ASA Panel: "Autistics Speak: Narrative Challenges to Neurotypical Dominance" (250 wd. abstracts due 1/5/15)

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 12:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tova Cooper (Panel Organizer) for American Studies Association 2015 Meeting
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In November 2013, the autism community vocally criticized Suzanne Wright, the co-founder of Autism Speaks, for characterizing autism as a "monumental health crisis" that brings "despair" to the families and caretakers of autistics. Wright's critics, including Jon Elder Robinson (who resigned from the organization's board after the incident), were disturbed by her suggestion that autism is a "national emergency" that produces misery for everyone involved. Wright's comments privilege neurotypical views and behaviors rather than acknowledging that many individuals on the autism spectrum experience the world in an atypical but not inferior way.

2015 Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:19am
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James E. Dobson / Dartmouth College

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE ANNOUNCES A ONE WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTE

THE FUTURES OF AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE: QUESTIONS WORTH ASKING

MONDAY, JUNE 22 — SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Director: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)

Co-Directors: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), J. Martin Favor (Dartmouth College), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale,"), Eric W. Lott (City University of New York, Graduate Center)

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~futures

Afrocentric Approaches to Teaching Acting/Directing Theatre The Hendricks Method & other techniques

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 9:33am
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Editors: Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett (California State University- Dominguez Hills) Dr. Tia M. Shaffer (South Atlanta High School- Chair, Fine Arts & Theatre Director)

Routledge Publishing, Inc.

Email: blackactingmethods@gmail.com

Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2015

Abstracts are being accepted for a ground-breaking edited anthology on African-American and/or Afrocentric approaches to teaching actors and directing actors, complete with a foreword by leading African-American Studies scholar Molefi K. Asante. According to Asante, Afrocentricity has been defined by its progenitors as both an analytical process and actionable perspective that positions African-descended people as subjects and agents in the world (2013).

Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices, Oct. 1-3, 2015

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 1:06am
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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Keynote Speakers: Amy Hollywood, Harvard Divinity School; Cynthia Robinson, Cornell University; John Lardas Modern, Franklin & Marshall College; Richard A. Rosengarten, Chicago Divinity School; Amila Buturovic, York University

lemoyne.edu/slsr

Charles Taylor recently claimed that we live in "a secular age," one in which a wide range of religious practices – and ways to opt out of those practices – are available. Today we might follow traditional forms of observance, establish new kinds of worship that are not strictly religious, or reject devotional pursuits altogether. Is Taylor right, or have these options always existed in varying degrees, in various periods and places?

[Update] Submission Date Extended To January 2, 2015: TRANS-AM :: Losing/Becoming Self (February 12-13, 2015)

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:47pm
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Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

Individuals from around the globe travel to Louisiana early in the year to participate in Mardi Gras celebrations. Masks, costumes and reverie encourage participants to shed certain prefigured aspects of identity in order to become something new. Much of the excitement these traditions allow is rooted in the idea that one can undergo a personal, transformative experience by relinquishing a prefigured sense of self.

Teaching John Dos Passos (American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA)

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:05pm
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John Dos Passos Society

For the American Literature Association Conference, May 21-24, 2015, Boston, MA

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which his work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc.

Please send an abstract and a brief CV to jdpsociety@gmail.com or to our President, Victoria Bryan, by January 25, 2015.

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