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

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:23pm
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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 implications 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?

"Vanishing Islands?" Modern Language Association (MLA) Special Session Annual Convention 5-8 January 2017, Philadelphia

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:19pm
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Carla Manfredi
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Papers examine colonial/postcolonial representations of environmental disaster, vulnerable and/or resistant populations, and the discourse of extinction in the Pacific Islands across literary or sub-literary genres (19th -21st C.).

350 words; 15 March 2016; Carla Manfredi (cmanfred@hawaii.edu).

[UPDATE] Contemporary Short Fiction of the Midwest

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:49pm
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Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
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We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners. We seek presentations on a range of topics related to contemporary Midwestern short fiction, including individual texts or authors, literary prizes, and modes of publication such as anthologies, short story cycles, and literary magazines.

These papers will be presented at "Writing the Midwest," the 46th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), held at Michigan State University on June 2-4, 2016. Papers will also be eligible for publication in a special issue of the journal Midwestern Miscellany.

[UPDATE]: "The Soul in Community: Individual and Collective Spiritualities in New France," 13-15 Oct. 2016

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:27pm
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Collectif d’Anthropologie et d’Histoire du Spirituel sous l’Ancien Régime (CAHSA)

Deadline has been extended to 15 February 2016. We welcome your proposals.

(French version below)

Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary conference on:

The Soul in Community: Individual and Collective Spiritualities in New France

13-15 October 2016
Montreal, Quebec

"Non-Fictions of Race: Post-War Writing Genres" for ASA 2016: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 1:40pm
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Christian Ravela
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CFP: ASA 2016: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are
Proposals are invited for a session on "Non-Fictions of Race: Post-War Writing Genres" to be held at the American Studies Association conference in Denver, Colorado from November 17-20th 2016.

Expression and relevance of Rabindranath Tagore's spirituality in the arts, education and politics

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:57am
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"Gitanjali and Beyond", published by the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, Edinburgh Napier University
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For the Special Issue "Tagore and Spirituality" of the new peer-reviewed online journal Gitanjali and Beyond, we are inviting papers about Tagore's spirituality and its expression in socio-cultural, educational, ecological and artistic realms. Relating to these ideas, we are going to publish comparisons with Tagore's contemporaries, historical analyses, and evaluations of the contemporary relevance of his ideas.

Shakespeare and Padova

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:04am
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Università degli Studi di Padova

'Fair Padua, nursery of Arts':
Shakespeare and Padova

Università degli Studi di Padova, Archivio Antico, 9-10 June 2016

NFEAP 2016, June 9th - 10th 2016: EAP and Creativity

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:30am
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Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes
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We invite you to participate at the 10th NFEAP summer conference:

NFEAP Summer Conference 2016: Call for Papers

The Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes (NFEAP) is pleased to announce its 10th anniversary annual summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 9th and Friday the 10th of June 2016 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway. Join us in celebrating a decade of EAP in Norway!

Beat Studies Association at ALA (May 26-29 '16), proposals due by 20 January '16

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:06am
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Beat Studies Association
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1) The Beat Studies Association invites proposals for papers on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beats Studies for the panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 26-29, 2016).
If you would like to be considered, please send a brief proposal (a title, abstract, and brief professional statement) to Ronna Johnson at ronna.johnson@tufts.edu and Deborah Geis at dgeis@depauw.edu. Proposals should be sent no later than January 20, 2016.

Charles Johnson Society: ALA in SF 26-29 May '16; Proposals due 20 Jan '16

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:02am
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Charles Johnson Society
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The Charles Johnson Society invites proposals for papers on TAMING THE OX and other aspects of Charles Johnson's oeuvre for the panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 26-29, 2016). If you would like to be considered, please send a brief proposal (a title, 100-word abstract, and brief professional self-description) to John Whalen-Bridge at ellwbj@nus.edu.sg and Marc Connor at ConnerM@wlu.edu. Proposals should be sent no later than January 20, 2016.

Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1880s and 1890s 25-26 July 2016

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Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 3:04pm
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International Centre for Victorian Women Writers, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
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International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW)

From Brontë to Bloomsbury Third International Conference:

Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1880s and 1890s

25-26 July 2016

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK

Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Cardiff) and Dr Catherine Pope (Victorian Secrets)

Textshop (T)issues (special issue) -- Textshop Experiments

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Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 11:54am
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Textshop Experiments
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Textshop Experiments is an open access journal that aims to extend the work of Greg Ulmer and to foster experimental works that invent, operate in, or analyze the apparatus of Electracy. We welcome innovative and hybrid works in new media and original scholarship on reading and writing, rhetoric, and culture.
Issue #1: Textshop (T)issues

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