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Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities Fields

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:58am
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Valley Humanities Review
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The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.

[UPDATE] Carlos Ruiz Zafón Proposed Collection

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed
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Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection on the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Intended to be the first academic collection about the author, abstracts regarding all topics of interest are welcome.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- the modern Gothic tale
- use of the Faustian pact in his novels
- the Cemetery of Forgotten Books as metaphor
- his use of classical theology
- "Marina" as a modern "Frankenstein"

Please understand that all abstracts (and later articles) will need to be written in English.

A short bio and abstracts of 300-500 words are due by December 1st, 2014.

Cultural Studies: Critical Pedagogies

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:45pm
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Cultural Studies Association Working Group on Critical Pedagogy

The Cultural Studies Association's Working Group on Critical Pedagogy invites submissions for the 13th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), "Another University Is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy," to be held at the Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California, May 21-24, 2015. This year, we will be constituting a panel and a workshop:
 

CFP: North of Understanding, The 3rd Annual Keyano College Arts & Humanities Conference

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 5:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Keyano College Arts and Humanities
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Keyano College of Fort McMurray Alberta is now accepting paper proposals for its third annual Arts and Humanities Conference. The conference will be held March 6 and 7, 2015 with this year's theme being North of Understanding. Keyano invites papers from all the branches of the Humanities including but not limited to:

Literature
History
Sociology
Political Science
Philosophy
Psychology

We welcome a diverse range of topics and ideas with a preference for material that critically engages the conference theme: North of Understanding. Paper topics can include, but by no means should be limited to:

Exploring 30 Years of Studio Ghibli: Spirited Discussions

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 3:15pm
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Cardiff University and University of East Anglia
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2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli, and with that anniversary it is time to reflect on the domestic and global success of Japan's most famous animation studio. With the retirements of Studio Ghibli's most famous director, Hayao Miyazaki, and it main producer, Toshio Suzuki earlier this year, the future of Studio Ghibli is in turmoil, provoking rallying cries from fans and critics alike. The Wind Rises may have been Miyazaki's swan song, but this is not his first retirement.

Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented, essay collection, abstracts due Jan 30, 2015

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:32pm
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Professor Jane Tolmie, Queen's University
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Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.

[UPDATE] Apollon Undergraduate Humanities Ejournal - Extended Deadline (12/7)

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:51am
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Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fifth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Student submissions deadline is December 7, 2014. Interested faculty should contact us by December 7, 2014 as well.

Reflections on the Sexcentenary of Syon Abbey: Reading, Devotion and Reform

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:17am
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Brandon Alakas and Stephanie Morley - Canadian Society of Medievalists

Founded in 1415 by Henry V, the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey had been since its inception a centre for orthodox reform. During the fifteenth century, Syon served as a model for other religious orders which sought a return to the stricter observance of previous centuries. By the time of the community's expulsion in 1539, Syon had established its reputation as a prolific and vital source of vernacular devotional texts for religious and lay readers alike. Facilitating Syon's promotion of orthodoxy, the Additions to the abbey's rule press on the significance of books for the brothers and sisters of the order and underscore the intellectual and literary character of the institution.

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Lifestyle Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach" on January 14th and 15th, 2015

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 7:16am
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St. Teresa's College, Kochi, Kerala
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UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Lifestyle Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach" on January 14th and 15th, 2015, organized by Department of Sociology and Centre for Research, St.Teresa's College,Kerala, in collaboration with Indian Medical Association.
Research papers based on original research work can be presented on any relevant areas based on the topic.All the presented papers will be published in a book with ISBN number.The paper should not exceed 10 pages nor be less than 8 pages and should have an abstract of not more than one page.

Specifications: A4 paper, Times New Roman size 12, single space. Tables/ graphs/ pictorial illustrations maybe included. References in standard format.

Elizabeth von Arnim Conference, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University, UK

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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:44am
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Dr Erica Brown, Sheffield Hallam University

Conference 19th September 2015

This conference will re-evaluate the writing of Elizabeth von Arnim (1866-1941). Von Arnim's complex, intelligent and witty novels were critically acclaimed and immensely popular during her lifetime, but until recently they have received little academic attention. This conference aims to shed fresh light on the contemporary contexts of von Arnim's work and the literary hierarchies and values that have shaped her reputation.

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