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Adoption and Culture 2016: Building Communities, Changing Discourses, 27-29 October 2016

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 4:08pm
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Sixth Biennial International Conference of the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown Hotel, 27-29 October 2016
Proposal deadline 1 March 2016

Keynote speakers: Lorraine Dusky, Margaret Jacobs, and Deann Borshay Liem, introducing her new film, Geographies of Kinship. Also staged readings by Mu Performing Arts tracing twenty years of adoption theater in the Twin Cities.

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers or 75-minute panels (Q&A included) that:

• Analyze literary, cinematic, dramatic, musical, visual, dance, popular culture, or performance art approaches to new ways (whether present, past, or future) of conceiving community in adoption, foster care, or other nonstandard means of family formation or childcare.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Monster Studies: Literature, Culture, and Theory (Deadline 3/10/16)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:41pm
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Chris Koenig-Woodyard / University of Toronto

This is a call for abstracts for a proposed special session on "Monster Studies" for the MLA in Philadelphia, 5-8 January, 2017. Abstracts are due on Friday, 11 March, 2016, and proposals for special MLA sessions are due on 1 April, 2016. Thus there are two rounds of acceptance: abstracts for a hoped-for panel, and the official acceptance of the panel for the 2017 MLA.

The proposed session will explore and expand the depth and breadth of the emerging field of "Monster Studies." Papers can explore monsters and the monstrous as the primary focus of scholarly inquiry in literary, humanities and cultural studies, and as a secondary focus--that is, as a pedagogical tool or method, for instance, in teaching composition and the humanities.

Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable -- Edited Collection

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:14pm
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Lisa Wenger Bro / Middle Georgia State University
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Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman

This collection, under contract with Cambridge, is exploring the cultural implications of monsters found across film, fiction, and television from the modernist era forward. We are only looking to fill in certain gaps, and welcome articles related to the following monsters:

• Ghosts
• Werewolves
• Science Fiction-related, such as A.I.s, robots, and cyborgs

Utopian/Dystopian Narratives in French and Francophone Women's Writing -- SAMLA 88 (November 4-6, 2016)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:20pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Women in French (Affiliated Group)
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SAMLA 88 (November 4-6, 2016) at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL

Utopian/Dystopian Narratives in French and Francophone Women's Writing

This panel welcomes papers focused on the conference theme—"Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?"—as explored in examples of French and francophone women's writing. Please send 250-word abstracts to Adrienne Angelo, Auburn University (ama0002@auburn.edu) by June 3, 2016.

CFP Midwestern Symposium on Teacher Evaluation - Proposals due 2/20/16

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:42pm
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The University of Findlay
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Please join Charlotte Danielson and scholars, teachers, educational leaders, and education organizations from around the region for a symposium on teacher evaluation. As legislators and the general public give more and more attention to teacher accountability, it is imperative that practitioners and scholars make an informed contribution to the national conversation about teacher evaluation. This forum represents an opportunity for educators to engage in purposeful dialogue about the latest research and best practices in the field. Teachers and administrators can discuss best practices and learn about new insights into successful teacher evaluation.

Representing Ethnic Conflicts in Contemporary Literatures and Films - DEADLINE 2 March 2016

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 12:03pm
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Sreyoshi Sarkar - MLA Annual Convention 2017
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This MLA special session panel invites papers that study the representations of ethnic conflicts in contemporary literatures, and films. Possible topics include but are not limited to the politics of form and genre; representations of gendered, class, sexual, and environmental violence; imagined conflict resolutions, in contemporary narratives of ethnic conflict e.g. Biafran war, Sri Lankan civil war, Hindu-Muslim riots in South Asia, and so on. Please submit 250-word abstracts and a short bio to Sreyoshi Sarkar at sreyoshi@gwu.edu by 1 March 2016 .

Essay collection: Migration and Modernity 5/15/16

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:36am
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Juliet Shields
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Call for Essays: Migration and Modernity: the state of being stateless, 1650-1850
We invite contributions for an essay collection on exile, migration, and statelessness in the "middle modern" period (~1650-1850), a time when the consolidation of the nation-state made more visible the movement--sometimes voluntary and sometimes forced--of peoples across and within political and geographical borders.

CFP: Musicologica Olomucensia journal (by 30 April 2016 full papers)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 10:54am
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Musicologica Olomucensia (Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic)

For the upcoming issue of Musicologica Olomucensia (June 2016) we are looking for articles discussing various topics in musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies and East European music studies. We welcome internationally relevant topics, or those which may contribute to the promotion of Czech music abroad. Please send your paper (4000–8000 words, including footnotes) to musicologicaolomucensia@upol.cz by 30 April 2016.

http://new.musicologicaolomucensia.upol.cz/call-for-papers/

[REMINDER] Oxford English Graduate Conference on 'Progress', 3 June 2016 (deadline: 19 February 2016)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 10:34am
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Ágota Márton / University of Oxford

OXFORD ENGLISH GRADUATE CONFERENCE 3 JUNE 2016: PROGRESS

'When any real progress is made, we learn and unlearn anew what we thought we knew before.'
(Henry David Thoreau)

Throughout history the complex and contested idea of progress has held wide-ranging implications for literature and literary criticism. We see the meanings and consequences of progress translated across world literature, from The Pilgrim's Progress to the Futurist Manifesto; Renaissance Humanism to the Post-Human; from colonialism to postcolonial literature and theory.

Call for Conference Papers on Les Danses Macabres & Music

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:58am
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International Screendance Conference at Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

The International Screendance Conference of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (Univeresity of Burgundy, France) is seeking conference presentations for a panel on the music of Les Danses Macabres (Saint-Saëns, Liszt's "Totentanz", etc.) to accompany a dance film program surrounding the history of Les Danses Macabres.

All topics that examine some aspect of Les Danses Macabres, whether via a global approach or via a specific composition are welcome. Please send a short abstract and bio or C.V. in English to: info@videodansebourgogne.com before February 28.

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 9:48am
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RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016
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With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implication and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?

CFP: Studies in Visual Art and Communication, vol. 3 no. 1

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 8:04am
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'STUDIES IN VISUAL ARTS AND COMMUNICATION - an international journal'

Vol3 No1 June 2016

http://journalonarts.org

An international initiative group from the academic realm has
established a relatively new (/initiated in 2014/), bi-annual
scientific journal, whose profile is focused on the theory of art and
visual communication, which we want to be indexed as soon as possible
in international databases. We publish articles written in English,
French, Spanish. Articles submitted for publication are subject to a
blind peer-review process
of evaluation.

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