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CFP: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:50pm
Kimberly R. Moffitt/University of Maryland Baltimore County

Call for Papers: The Obama Effect 2.0 Conference

October 27-29, 2016

University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)

Exploring Liability of Foreignness Through the Eyes of Young Adults in Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:34pm
Yahia Hakami Emporia State Universiy

In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Sherman Alexie recounts the liability of foreignness that confronts Indian Americans who are embodied by the protagonist, Junior, and his family. Although it appears indirectly articulated by the writer, being a foreigner is the biggest challenge that sparks hazardous and paramount issues and obstacles which are depicted as meaningful themes for Indian Americans in this novel. Consequently, Indian Americans' adults are indescribably conquered by their cultural identity, causing a plethora of difficulties to adapt to the circumstances.

The Life of the Child's Mind: Education & Intellect in Contemporary Literature for Young People - MLA17 ChLA sponsored session

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:51pm
David Aitchison/ Children's Literature Association

This proposed session sponsored by the Children's Literature Association will consider the status of the intellectual life of the child in modern and contemporary literature for young people. Just as American culture is often characterized as anti-intellectual, as if the democratization of education entailed a turn away from the life of the mind, literature for the young is sometimes summed up as empty-headed. Even the school story—a genre named for the central role it gives to school experience—is notorious for its lack of interest in academic pursuits. Hence the need to consider those rarer narratives that give expression to the intellectual lives of the young.

Critical Juncture: Representations of the Body, April 8-9, 2016, Emory University

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:39pm
Critical Juncture

Deadline to submit abstracts: December 15, 2016

Now in its third year, the Critical Juncture conference at Emory University provides a forum for emerging scholars to engage with important thinkers on topics that reach beyond traditional disciplinary lines. This year's conference, "Representations of the Body," will center on work that interrogates how the human body is represented at complex intersections of multiple identities: race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, and beyond. See below the call for more information about the innovative conference design.

3rd Annual Graduate English Conference: Crime and Criminality (April 1-2, 2015)

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:27pm
Carolina Graduate Literature Society

We are currently welcoming submissions, which should include a 250 word abstract. Rather than panel presentations, we will host a series of seminars. Seminars will provide participants the opportunity for a collaborative conversation around a particular topic. Each seminar will be capped at 15 participants and will be run by faculty with expertise in the topic. Each participant will submit a five-page position paper before the conference to be read and commented on in advance by the other participants; time in the seminar itself will be reserved for discussion.

Topics should focus on styles and forms of criminality, including but not limited to:

[UPDATE] Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 6:50pm
Clemson University English Department

Margins: Rhetoric and Place in the Digital Now

Clemson University English Department

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sidney I. Dobrin, University of Florida

Deadline approaching for: Dramatising death and dying in British theatre

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 3:43pm
dr Katarzyna Bronk

DEADline is approaching!!

Medieval drama taught its audiences not only about virtuous living but, more importantly, a good death and a joyful afterlife. Miracle plays re-played the most significant and most spectacular deaths known from the Gospels, while morality plays, such as Everyman, imagined the act of dying and the prospects for posthumous happiness of their main characters.

Reminder: The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 1:14pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.

[UPDATE] "Costs of Abstraction," Natura Graduate Conference, March 25, 2016, Rutgers—New Brunswick

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:36pm
Natura: The Science and Epistemology Working Group

Proposal Deadline extended to December 15, 2015.

Costs of Abstraction
5th Annual Natura Conference on Science and Epistemology
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
March 25, 2016

Keynote Speaker
Steven Shapin
Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University

"…any measurement, however comprehensive, is an act of abstraction, an act of replacing the thing measured" (Rosen 1991: 60).

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories; Conference Papers CFP; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 12:46pm
Jeff Birkenstein, Saint Martin's University

Food & Medicine in Chinese & American & Chinese-American Short Stories

International Conference on the Short Story in English; July 13-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China; Abstract Deadline: 12/31/15

Panel Organizers:
Jeff Birkenstein Tristan Beach
jbirkenstein@stmartin.edu tjohnbeach@yahoo.com
Saint Martin's University Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China
Lacey, Washington

"What
is distinctive about American food writing is how constant and close to the
surface is its sense of moral struggle."
—Molly
O'Neill[1]

CFP: Spatializing Sovereignty, 3/4/2016, UC Berkeley

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:50am
The Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life

2016 Symposium 2016: "Spatializing Sovereignty"

Featuring keynote addresses by:
Dr. Mishuana Goeman, Professor of American Indian Studies and Gender Studies, UCLA
and Gelare Khoshgozaran, Writer and Multi-disciplinary Artist

UC Berkeley
March 4, 2016

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