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CFP: The Future for Honors - 5/1/2014 (9/26/2014 - 9/27/2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:08pm
The Honors College, Oakland University

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Call for Papers

The Future for Honors
26 – 27 September 2014

to be held at:

The Honors College
Oakland University
Rochester MI 48309

What is the future of the Honors College in higher education?

How distinctive is honors education in today's universities, and how might it be so in the future?

How can honors programs/colleges meet the challenges in higher education over the next 10, 20, 30 years?

Who are honors college graduates and what does this mean for honors education in the future?

How does honors in the USA relate to developments in supporting excellence in undergraduate education around the world?

MSA 2014 "Modernist Women after The Career of that Struggle: New Scholarship on H.D. and her Circle" (abstracts due Apr 20)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 2:20pm
The H.D. International Society

For the Modernist Studies Association conference (Pittsburgh, Nov. 6-9, 2014), we invite paper abstracts for a proposed panel, "Modernist Women after The Career of that Struggle: New Scholarship on H.D. and Her Circle."

In recognition of Rachel Blau DuPlessis's position as keynote speaker for the 2014 conference, the H.D. International Society calls for contributions to a panel considering the legacy of her early criticism, H.D.: The Career of that Struggle (1986), and proposing new directions in modernist studies of H.D. and her circle. We are working with Rachel Blau DuPlessis about the possibility of having her respond to the papers in this panel.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Cash Awards Announcements

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:04pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The Emerson Society announces three cash awards for projects that foster appreciation for Emerson: Research Grant, Pedagogy or Community Project Award, and Subvention Award. Deadline April 1.

*Research Grant*
Provides up to $500 to support scholarly work on Emerson. Preference given to junior scholars and graduate students. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

*Pedagogy or Community Project Award*
Provides up to $500 to support projects designed to bring Emerson to a non-academic audience. Submit a confidential letter of recommendation, 1-2-page project proposal, including a description of expenses, by April 1, 2014.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:18am
Visualizing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, July 4th, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

3-Year-Scholarship: Doctoral, Post-Doctoral Research in Comparative Literature

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:53am
Cusanuswerk

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The Cusanuswerk is the scholarship body of the Catholic Church in Germany and awards government scholarships to exceptionally gifted students and researchers in all branches of academic study. For more information, please visit www.cusanuswerk.org

With this Call for Papers, the foundation invites senior MA-students; PhD-candidates and Post-Doctoral researchers to submit yet unfunded PHD-projects or Post-Doctoral-Projects dealing with topics of contemporary literary theory and/or contemporary interpretations of literary texts from a comparative point of view.

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (November 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 7:13am
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan

22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association

Theme: Literature and Emotions

Conference organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) & National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Date: November 1, 2014
Venue: National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Call for Papers

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:44pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Topics can explore any facet of Contemporary studies including: Modern Social and Political Thought; Bio-Politics; Intersecting Bodies, Selves and Environments or any other contemporary issue.

Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:53pm
Cory Barker, Television Area Chair

CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Narrating "Arab Americans"

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:19pm
MLA

Reflections on the term and its intersections with history, memory, geography, religion, race, gender, and sexuality in narratives by and about Arab Americans. 250-300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014

Freedom and Justice: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:44pm
The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University Conference

The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University announce and invite paper submissions for a summer conference entitled Freedom and Justice: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be held August 1- 2, 2014 at Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa.

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

Re-Imagining Freedom (MLA 2015, Jan. 8-11)

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:16pm
Diana Louis, Michael McGee

African American writers have long grappled with the possibilities and limitations of freedom in the United States. In Forging Freedom, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers points out the ways in which ideas of freedom, citizenship, and rights are "always in flux and are definitively fluid" such that the freedom proffered African Americans--most notably the dissolution of slavery and legal recognition as citizen--was never an end in and of itself.

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