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Children and young people's rights in the digital age - Special issue of New Media and Society

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 9:42pm
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Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics) and Amanda Third (University of Western Sydney)

Children and young people's rights in the digital age
Call for papers, for a special issue of NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY
Editors: Sonia Livingstone and Amanda Third
Abstracts (400-500 words): Deadline 15th September 2015

Middle East Studies Caucus CFP: SCMS 2016 Conference Panel

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 8:52pm
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies
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Middle East Studies Caucus CFP: SCMS 2016 Conference Panel

Conference Venue & Dates: Atlanta, GA; March 30 - April 3

"Joint Ventures: Middle Eastern Cine-Media in Co-Production, Past and Present"

Identity Politics, Postcolonial Theory, Intersectionality Writing WANTED

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 8:08pm
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard

www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

We accept editorial prose, traditional academic papers, book reviews, film reviews, television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.

Recovering Staging Practices in Medieval Drama - abstract due 8/31/15; conference 10–13 March 2016 Sarasota, FL

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 5:36pm
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New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 31 AUGUST 2015

As more medieval plays and mystery cycles receive modern stagings, what are we learning about medieval staging practices? What challenges have appeared, and what solutions have been found? What questions remain to be answered? How might modern theatrical practices illuminate medieval plays (or vice versa)? This proposed panel seeks papers on any aspect of staging and performing medieval drama, including language, theological and cultural issues, and making the plays engaging and relevant for a modern audience.

Abu Ghraib and After; ACLA (March 17-20, 2016)

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 3:28pm
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Megha Anwer / Purdue University
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Last year (2014) marked the tenth anniversary of the leaked photographs from Abu Ghraib. Over this period these images of torture have been studied to serve as inputs for various discursive claims: the efficacy or the immorality of torture; and, when set alongside other well-known images of war-violence and lynching, they have been diagnosed as symptoms of a long history of American racism and neo-imperial agendas. The photographs, in short, have most commonly been read as valuable and interesting primarily for their evidentiary value, for answers they might offer to some preexisting question.

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 3:19pm
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Kathleen Alves/NeMLA/CUNY
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Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

How do two-year college instructors put feminist theory into pedagogical practice? This roundtable discusses forms of feminist pedagogy in the community college classroom. Participants are invited to share methods and ideas of pedagogy for teaching in women and gender studies and/or feminist approaches to learning and classroom strategies across the disciplines. Papers should aim to address gender and sexuality issues, along with race and class, within and outside the rapidly transforming academic space of the two-year college.

Jazz Literature from the 1950s: Papers in Honor of Ann and Samuel Charters (Panel)

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 2:36pm
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James J. Donahue / SUNY Potsdam
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60 years ago, the literary and musical landscapes were forever altered by several landmark works in music and literature. With "Pithecanthropus Erectus," Charles Mingus eschewed written arrangements in lieu of having his band mates learn the compositions by ear; on "Brilliant Corners," Thelonius Monk gave the world his arguably most complex composition; and "Saxophone Colossus" is widely regarded as Sonny Rollins's masterpiece. Similarly, 1956 witnessed the publication of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl and Other Poems," a landmark work with far-reaching aesthetic, political, and social implications; in a related vein, Jack Kerouac composed "Visions of Gerard," arguably his most personal and linguistically-complicated novel.

The Contemporary Novel at Work (NeMLA Session)

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 1:33pm
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NeMLA Panel
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Since the 1970's, the world has increasingly seen the proletarianization of creative work: crafts that were once considered holistic and inalienable are increasingly being performed in circumstances that render them piecemeal and remote from their producers. The novel, itself a mode of creative work, has begun to respond to this shift in different ways throughout the world. In this panel we intend to examine portrayals of modes of intellectual labor – artistic labor, office work, academic endeavors – and consider how the representations of these modes depict the shifts surrounding creative work, and the possibilities that they offer for reconsidering the impact of that shift. How does the end result of creative labor change in these novels?

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass by Aug. 15

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 1:03pm
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The Compass
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The second issue of The Compass, edited and managed by the Arcadia University Honors Program, launched in April at the Exhibition for Academic Success and is now calling for papers to include in its third issue. The current issue features articles by eight students from universities across the nation and covers disciplines from the fine arts to humanities to mathematics.

"This is an amazing testament to our staff who are dedicated to establishing The Compass as a well-known scholarly journal," said Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Clark '16. "With the next issue, we are hoping to continue expanding our reach, possibly internationally."

Victorian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century Roundtable (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016); abstract due 9/30/2015

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Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 12:26pm
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Rebekah Greene and Anna Brecke
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Victorian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century (Roundtable at NeMLA, Hartford, CT, USA March 17-20, 2016)

This roundtable welcomes submissions that address these questions and many more from scholars whose work examines the spectrum of Victorian popular fiction.

[UPDATE] 21st Century Englishes Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 8:14pm
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Bowling Green State University, Department of English
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21st Century Englishes Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline (for panel and individual presentations): Friday, August 14, 2015

We invite proposals for scholarly and creative works and readings for the third annual 21st Century Englishes graduate student conference to be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, hosted by graduate students of the Department of English at Bowling Green State University.

CONFERENCE THEME: Englishes Now and Then, Then and Now

Animals in Literature and Film.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 6:33pm
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College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter (CEA-CC), a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2016 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Mayagüez on Friday, March 11 and Saturday March 12, 2016. The topic for the 2016 conference is Animals in Literature and Film. The conference will explore the role of non-human animals in the literary imagination. Animals have had a ubiquitous role in literary representation from antiquity to the present. This role has acquired an important focus in recent critical theory, especially in posthumanism approaches.

Special Journal Issue: "Afro-Asian Feminist and Queer Formations" (Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2015)

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 5:53pm
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The Scholar & Feminist Online
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Over the last decade, the vibrant subfield of Afro-Asian Studies has played an integral role in advancing comparative racial analysis, highlighting the deep and under-recognized history of political cross-fertilizations that have taken shape among Africa's and Asia's diasporic communities and, in particular, between these continents' anti-colonial nationalist leaders, such as Chairman Mao, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, and Ho Chi Minh.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to August 15th: 'Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media' Colloquium

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 1:50pm
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Synoptique Journal Colloquium

SYNOPTIQUE Journal Colloquium
October 16-17, 2015

HUMOROUS > DISRUPTIONS: Laughter and Technologies of Disruption in Feminist Film and Media

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 15th, 2015

Colloquium hosted by the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Concordia University
Montréal, Québec

International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain November 19-21, 2015

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Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 12:51pm
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Department of English, University of Extremadura (Cáceres, Spain)

International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference
University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
November 19-21, 2015

Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2015

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