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World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain

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Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:09am
World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain

Deadline for submissions is 20 December 2015

• Anatomy and biomechanics
• Epidemiology: evidence based papers on effectivement diagnostic and therapy outcome
• Lumbar pain
• Pelvic girdle pain
• Motor Control
• Minimally invasive surgery
• Sports medicine
• Exercise and therapeutic intervention
• Manual techniques
• Prevention and education

All submissions of articles to be made through the abstract form on the website: http://www.worldcongresslbp.com/abstracts/

"New and Novel Ways of Teaching the Nineteenth Century"

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 11:13pm
NSCA Graduate Student Caucus

In the spirit of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association's conference theme, "The New and the Novel in the 19th Century/New Directions in 19th Century Studies," the NCSA Graduate Student Caucus invites submissions for the panel "New and Novel Ways of Teaching the Nineteenth Century." The panel will be held at the annual meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 13-16, 2016.

CFP: Honors Education: Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (12/4/15;3/9/16-3/11/16)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:17pm
National Society for Minorities in Honors

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Call for Papers

Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education

March 9-11 2016
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

To launch the National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH), Oakland University's Honors College is hosting a two day conference, offering a key opportunity for discussion and networking.

The focus of the inaugural conference will be on topics concerned with the support of diversity, equity and inclusion in college honors programs and honors colleges.

We now invite proposals

[UPDATE] ACLA 2016, Harvard: Images of Science in Literature

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:59pm
Catalina Florina Florescu, Pace University

This seminar investigates the views man has expressed about the impact of technology and science across recorded history. Questions that might be addressed include: What is the relationship between religion and technology? Has man always viewed technological innovations as positive? What relationship is there between man's vision of utopian society and technology? The seminar promotes awareness of the importance of literature in creating and maintaining the social, political, ethical and religious systems by which we live. The seminar also considers how humans have discussed the impact of technology and science on society. Suggested primary works may include, but are not limited to, T. More's Utopia; A.Huxley's Brave New World; H.

Call for Panelists - Bodies Out of Work: Staging the Experience of Unemployment (ATHE 2016)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:13pm
Laura Farrell-Wortman

We are seeking participants for a proposed panel on the staging of unemployment for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2016 conference in Chicago, IL.

Bodies Out of Work: Staging the Experience of Unemployment

In considering this year's conference theme of "bodies at work," we must simultaneously reconcile the precarity of contemporary labor: "bodies at work" also occur alongside "bodies out of work." Moreover, the un- and under-employed body has increasingly garnered attention in both performance and academic circles via discourses of faculty adjunctification, the limits of non-profit funding models in supporting theatre-making, and the shifting landscape of labor in both classrooms and on stages.

Secularization and the Novel, a Seminar for ACLA 2016 at Harvard, March 17-20 - Proposals Due Sept 23rd [UPDATE]

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 6:31pm
American Comparative Literature Association

The history of the novel is also, it would appear, a history of secularization. For Ian Watt, Michael McKeon, Franco Moretti, and many others, the novel is a product of what Max Weber called rationalization. More recently, in Martha Nussbaum's _Love's Knowledge_ and Lynn Hunt's _Inventing Human Rights_, the novel is seen as participating in the production of secular modernity—-through the elaboration of modernity's ethics and the encouragement of empathy across socio-economic boundaries, respectively. How then should we characterize the relationship between the novel and secularization? Is the novel an effect or a cause of secularization? Or, if the relationship between the two is more dialectical, how should that dialectic be described?

FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE HUMANITIES - A Common Ground Conference

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:53pm
Common Ground Publishing

FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE HUMANITIES

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, USA
8-11 June 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Fourteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in Chicago, USA, 8-11 June 2016. Proposals are invited that address the humanities through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Critical Cultural Studies

Theme 2: Communications and Linguistics Studies

Theme 3: Civic, Political, and Community Studies
Theme 4: Literary Humanities
Theme 5: Humanities Education

America's Contradictory Promise (Nov. 1)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:46pm
ACCUTE / Congress 2016 (28-31 May 2016)

"Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free." These words inscribed on founding father and slave-owner Thomas Jefferson's Memorial speak to the essential principles of equality and freedom in the new American nation. Over 200 years later, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in Between the World and Me (2015), "In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage." This contradiction between laudable ideals and material reality forms the heart of the American ethos. This panel welcomes papers on U.S. literary or filmic narratives, historical or current, that attempt to expose, expand, or resolve this contradiction.

[UPDATE] Proposed Panels for SCSECS (South Central SECS) Feb 25-27 2016

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 4:36pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The list of proposed panels for this year's meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SCSECS) is now available at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2016/panels.html

This year's conference theme is "East Meets West in the Eighteenth Century." The theme is meant to be evocative rather than exclusionary, so if you've got an idea for a paper or panel that doesn't quite fit with the east/west theme... Send it in anyway!

ACLA 2016: Consumerism and Prestige (abstracts due 9/23/15)

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 3:47pm
Anthony Enns / Dalhousie University

"Consumerism and Prestige: The Materiality of Literature in the Postindustrial Age"
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
Harvard University
March 17-20, 2016

Organizers:
Anthony Enns (Dalhousie University)
Bernhard Metz (Freie Universität Berlin)
Anh Nguyen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

CALL FOR MEMOIRS/APPEL DE MÉMOIRE

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 3:42pm
Peninsula: A Journal of Relational Politics

(La version française suit l'anglais)

Memoir. noun. 1. A historical account or biography written from personal knowledge; 1.1 (memoirs) An account written by a public figure of their life and experiences; 2. An essay on a learned subject; 2.1 (memoirs) The proceedings of a learned society. Origin – Late 15th century (denoting a memorandum or record): from French mémoire (masculine), a special use of mémoire (feminine) 'memory'. (OED)

Peninsula: A Journal of Relational Politics is a journal of political theory open to a broad range of methodological, philosophical, and disciplinary perspectives. Our area of focus is politics; our approach is critical; and our perspective is relational.

Wreck Park Journal is Open for Submissions for Winter Issue

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 3:00pm
Wreck Park Journal

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

ACLA Seminar: Creative Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Poetic Word in Urban Spaces

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 1:46pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Creative Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Poetic Word in Urban Spaces

In this seminar, we invite papers that explore the ways in which poetic words engage with the material and the immaterial in the contemporary urban world, marked by spatial inequality, racism, sexism and the related phenomena of segregation, marginalization, gentrification, or deliberate decay. Many examples of contemporary urban poetry speak about, and from within, spaces marked by the watershed of neoliberal policies, principles and beliefs, and the financial crisis of 2007-08.

UPDATE: North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 1:09pm
John Pennington, Editor of North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2015 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

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