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XXXV APEAA Conference Diversities? Inequalities? Challenges in the Construction of an Inclusive Society 10-11 April 2014

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Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 4:59am
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Portuguese Association for Anglo-American Studies (APEAA)/ School of Education and Communication, University of the Algarve
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Shafilea Ahmed, Adam Goodes, Rachel Jeantel, Torres Strait Islanders, the Miwok people: names and communities lost in the interstices of cultures, in the fissures of the mosaic that forms the complex cultural pattern of contemporary societies. Is intercultural exchange truly possible in societies riddled with social and cultural tensions of every sort? Identities are now more fluid, less easily definable, demanding new articulations, new dialogues. And yet, some communities seem unable to engage in a dialogue traversing cultural borders and fostering the appreciation of diversity as the cornerstone of a more just and humane society.

Changes in Bullying in Pop Culture

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 6:15pm
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Abigail Scheg, Elizabeth City State University

Bullying has been a hot topic in recent years in terms of education, social media, and garnering awareness and protection of all persons from bullying. While being bullied or picked on used to be considered something of a rite of passage of elementary and high school, it is now considered a serious offense and can result in school expulsion and criminal charges. The scope of bullying within popular culture has also changed radically; depicting scenes in television or movies regarding bullying is now considered offensive and come with a warning at the start of an episode.

[UPDATE] This call for papers welcomes contributions for an edited volume on New Approaches to The Jazz Age

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 3:45pm
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Nancy Von Rosk
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From the BBC's "Downton Abbey" and "Dancing on the Edge," to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," The Jazz Age's presence in recent popular culture has been striking and pervasive. This edited collection aims to complicate familiar images of this iconic period and to better understand its persistent presence "in our time." Essays that situate well-known figures in new contexts or highlight the significance and contributions of the period's lesser-known figures are especially welcome.

Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference, May 1-2, 2014, University College Dublin

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:12pm
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UCD English Graduate Society
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Emerging Perspectives Graduate Conference — 1-2 May 2014, at University College Dublin, Ireland.

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words that engage with the theme 'Emerging Perspectives' for the 2014 EGS Graduate Conference.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early-stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. The fruits of their labour have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives. Both the conference and journal are kindly supported by the UCD School of English, Drama and Film.

Proposed Panel for ASA 2014: "Reconsidering 'R and R':Dialectics of Violence and Pleasure in Militarism"

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 2:01pm
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American Studies Organization - War and Peace Studies Caucus

While most would agree that war is inhumane, traumatic—"hell" indeed— specific sites of fun and experiences of pleasure have also been produced alongside and even through mass destruction and violence. In fact, locations of pleasure and violence often coexist alongside one another and sometimes occupy the same space, simultaneously or consecutively. For example, sites of military occupation and past warfare (such as Hawai'i, the Philippines, and Guam) now serve as destinations for tourism and, moreover, rest and recuperation ("R and R")for military personnel. U.S. military bases abroad (in South Korea, Okinawa and elsewhere) are often surrounded by bars and brothels that have been implicitly sanctioned by the military and civilian officials.

Critical essays and creative projects on digital culture | Digital America online journal

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 1:36pm
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Digital America
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Digital America is a new online journal on digital culture and American life. We are looking for critical essays and creative work from a range of fields and across the academic spectrum (undergraduate, graduate, and PhD). Our goal is to provide a publishing outlet for exemplary work that deserves a second life beyond the classroom. We also provide a voice for students (and non-students) as ongoing contributors. Please see submission guidelines at www.digitalamerica.org/submit.

Digital America
Program in American Studies
University of Richmond

[UPDATE] Reconstruction 14.2: Phenomenology and Education (Mar 1, 2014)

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Friday, January 17, 2014 - 11:47am
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 14.2: Phenomenology and Education (due Mar 1, 2014)
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
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reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Special Issue 14.2: Phenomenology and Education,

Edited by Elias Schwieler

[UPDATE} Jim Harrison Panel (ALA May 22-25, 2014); due Jan 27, 2014

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:05pm
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Jim Harrison Society/American Literature Association
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The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2014 American Literature Association convention in Washington, D.C., May 22-25, 2014. All topics are welcome, but here are a few suggestions:

Harrison and Geography
Harrison in the context of his contemporaries
Harrison and McGuane
Harrison's non-fiction
Harrison's poetry
Harrison and myth

Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes. Please send 200-word abstract and a brief c.v. to Robert Murray, Department of English, St. Thomas Aquinas College at rmurray@stac.edu by January 27, 2014.

SFRA 2014/Wiscon 38 Joint Conference

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 3:22pm
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Science Fiction Research ASsociation
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CFP for the joint SFRA 2014/Wiscon 38 Conference, May 22-25, 2014 in Madison, WI. We are calling for academic paper proposals in relation to the conference theme and other areas of science fiction and related genres. Conference theme: "Feminism, Fans, and the Future: Traveling the Shifting Worlds of Writers, Readers, Gender, and Race in Science Fiction." Submit a 300 word proposal plus a 100 word abstract (for the conference program) for a 15-minute paper by February 22, 2014 via the link on the WisCon website (http://www.wiscon.info/sfra.php).

[UPDATE - extended deadline] Modernism in the Magazines: 1945-Present | Proposals due 28 January 2014

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Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 2:03pm
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British Association for Modernist Studies

BAMS Conference 'Modernism Now'
26–28 June 2014
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/ModernismNow

Call for Papers | Deadline 28 January 2014
Panel title: 'Modernism in the Magazines: 1945-Present'

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