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[UPDATE] Global Diasporas for 2014 PAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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"Global Diasporas." A Special Session for PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands. Although the theme of the conference is "Familiar Spirits," we welcome papers on literary and cultural representations of diaspora, migration, and globalization that are not linked to this particular theme.

PAMLA 2014 Children's Literature (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:08am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
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Submission Deadline: May 15

This panel invites proposals on any topic of study involving children's literature. Any theory or critical approaches to children's literature are welcome. Proposals attending to the conference theme about the familiar are additionally welcome.

Proposals should be 250 words and an additional 50 word abstract. All proposals need to be submitted through the PAMLA organization's submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

[UPDATE] Security and Hospitality: New Literary Perspectives

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:09am
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Call for Contributions to an Edited Volume of Essays
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In exile in the early 1940s, Stefan Zweig looked back on his youth in pre-war Vienna as the 'golden age of security'. In Zweig's narrative, a shared sense of private and public stability was soon shattered by the onslaughts of two world wars, giving rise to a generation perceived to have 'long since struck the word "security" from [its] vocabulary as a myth'. Yet immediately following the war, the very word 'security' began to acquire a new currency and resonance which intensified through the paranoid military and diplomatic manoeuvrings of the Cold War and has increasingly come to define our own digital age.

[UPDATE: Deadline Reminder] The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource at SAMLA 11/7-9 [Abstracts due 6/1]

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
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The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource

"ZOMBIES are a value stock. They are wordless and oozing and brain dead, but they're an ever-expanding market with no glass ceiling," writes Chuck Closterman for The New York Times. Thanks in part to the commodification of the zombie, the undead prove rich fodder for the academic as well. Papers that explore the zombie as cultural, ecological, political, or, of course, commoditized figure are welcome. Please send abstracts of around 500 words to Lynne Simpson at lsimpson@presby.edu by June 1, 2014.

SAMLA 86th Annual Conference: Sustainability and the Humanities
November 7-9, 2014
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Teaching with the Internet and Technology (Southern California, 10/31/14 - 11/2/14)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This is an approved standing session for the 2014 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the sunny locale of Riverside in Southern California on 10/31/14 through 11/2/14.

Teaching with the Internet and Technology is a well-attended, standing session seeks to foster a discussion amongst academics about the real-world practices and implications of utilizing technology to teach. The panel will examine and explore the multifaceted way in which the tech world is changing teaching both inside and outside of the classroom.

CFP Queerness and Games Conference

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 5:14pm
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Queerness and Games
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Call for Speakers
Deadline June 15, 2014

The Queerness and Games Conference
Theme: "Difference at Play"
UC Berkeley, October 25 and 26, 2014
qgcon.com // @qgcon // qgconference@gmail.com

The second annual Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), hosted at UC Berkeley on October 25 and October 26, 2014, is happy to invite proposals for conference sessions now through June 15. Applicants will be notified by July 15. To submit, see instructions below.

[UPDATE] Health, Disease and Culture Area Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Conference 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:32pm
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Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman/ Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

CALL FOR PAPERS
HEALTH, DISEASE AND CULTURE AREA
2014 NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
October 24-25, 2014

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is soliciting papers for topics relating to the specialized area of Health, Disease and Culture for its annual meeting, which will be held on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI, Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014.

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature (Deadline May 15th) PAMLA Conf. 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:04pm
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PAMLA
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

[Possibility of inclusion in a collection)

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Participation

This 3-day special focus event aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre that continues to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and one that encompasses a diversity of expression or representation from oral to written as well as nonfictional to fictional.

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being

Sunday 19th October – Tuesday 21st October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tranquillity and Well-Being is an inaugural symposium marking the launch of Tranquillity Studies – a pioneering inter- and trans-disciplinary research and publishing network that explores tranquillity as a multi-layered experience and provides a forum to explore philosophies, conceptual frames, research and practices associated with Tranquillity and its influences and effects on human beings in isolation and within natural and urban environments.

"Life is lived one breath, one smile, one heartbeat at a time"

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Presentations:
What are the parameters of "good" sexual citizenship?
How do we legally define "good" and "bad" sexual behaviour?
What ethical grounds are adopted to distinguish between good sex and bad sex in the Law?
How have former "sexual outlaws" challenged their exclusion and gained the status of full citizens?
How do we define and regulate sex crime and how do we seek to deter it?

[UPDATE} Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics/PAMLA (October 31-November 2) Deadline is May 15, 250-word abstract

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Brotton/PAMLA
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Biocentrism and Nonhuman Ethics
This panel is seeking papers that analyze or describe literature or historical events from the angle of human-nonhuman interactions, especially as they relate to ethics and ecology. Ecocritical or ecotheological perspectives are preferred but other perspectives are welcome.

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