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Histories of Digital Labor (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:36pm
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Shawna Ross / MLA Committee on Information Technology
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The MLA Committee on Information Technology invites abstracts on the history of digital labor for a guaranteed panel at the MLA conference in Philadelphia from January 5-8, 2017.

As labor-intensive projects continue to dominate the funding landscape of the digital humanities, scholars are beginning to ask important questions about the labor involved in such project. Who is doing this work? What are the working conditions? How are these labors credited or erased? By recovering stories and contributions by forgotten laborers—by insisting that students receive some compensation and that overseas transcription farms are recognized for what they are—digital humanists are beginning to attend to important questions of social justice.

Placing Charlotte Smith--Canon, Genre, History, Nation, Globe

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:52am
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Chawton House Library
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Two hundred and ten years after Charlotte Smith's death and nearly a decade after the publication of The Works of Charlotte Smith, Smith scholarship is coming of age. The conference Placing Charlotte Smith will convene at the beautiful Chawton House Library to explore the latest research on Smith and her places. What are we learning about her place in the canon, or in the development of various genres? What sort of commentary does her placement of characters in history offer? What attitudes do her works demonstrate about place and the idea of a polis/nation? Where are the places Smith is or might be memorialized? What are the various meanings of the natural place she explores in her fiction, poetry, journalism, and children's literature?

Transatlanticism and The Blithedale Romance

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:02am
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Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
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A special issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Spring 2017
Guest editors: Derek Pacheco and Michael Demson

HARTS & Minds Issue 8 (2016): Science, Society, and Civilisation (Deadline 31st March 2016)

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:31am
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

The Great Depression in Children's Literature: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:23am
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Cambridge/Homerton Research & Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, Cambridge University (UK)
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Call for papers for a symposium at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University

Dates: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

Symposium keynote speaker: Michelle Martin, University of South Carolina

Teachers' event keynote speaker: Gabrielle Cliff-Hodges, Cambridge University

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ): Disability stream

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for submission of abstracts for its 7th Annual Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2016. The venue will be Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Ave, Newtown, Sydney, Australia.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life; as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

[UPDATE] Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics and Graphic Novels

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:16pm
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Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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EXTENDED DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

How do we define 'normal'? Quite literally it comes from the Latin norma meaning 'carpenter's square'. Straight. And 'abnormal'? That's from the Greek, anomalos, and the Latin abnormis, meaning 'monstrosity'. We leap cognitively, thanks to those boy-fucking, poison-guzzling, sheet-wearing Olympians right to 'monster.' Normal? Square. Abnormal? Monstrous."

— from the Eisner-award-winning and Harvey-award-rejecting comic, Sex Criminals (#12, Sept. 2015), by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.

Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897 (July 11-August 5 2016)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:33pm
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National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

CFP, Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:09pm
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Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group
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We are seeking papers for "Native Testimony," the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group. "Native Testimony" will be held at Princeton University from May 5-6, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

CFP: "Health's Borders", Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (May 15th, 2016)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 2:52pm
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Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
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CFP: "Health's Borders", Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (2016)
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
York University, Toronto, Canada
http://ht.journals.yorku.ca
Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2016

Borders are constructed to regulate the movement of people, resources, and information, as well as to structure and appraise different forms of knowledge. They can also be used to isolate the causes of adverse health effects, protect equitable standards, recognize different health needs, and preserve the right to self-determination and privacy.

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