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[UPDATE] Philament (Online Journal of Arts and Culture), Issue 21: "Terror Australis" -- Deadline extended to 1 August 2015

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 2:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Rudge, University of Sydney

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career academics (within five years of graduation) that explore the theme "Terror Australis."

Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be a protean sense, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, an institutionalised technic, or a form of disciplinary power.

Gender and Class Representation in U.S. Culture, NeMLA, Hartford, 3/17-3/20

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 7:49pm
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47th **Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
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This panel investigates the contemporary meaning of gender and class in film and literature in the United States. While authors such as Sheryl Sandberg and Hannah Rosin focus on women in the professional ranks to argue for women's prominence in U.S. culture and stories of professional women dominate the media, few stories of working-class women have emerged to challenge the symbolic dominance of the white male worker and breadwinner. As work, families, and genders have changed, how has this symbolism been reinforced or challenged in literature and film?

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 5:48pm
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NeMLA 2016
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The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures. Germain Bazin termed the nineteenth century the "Museum Age" for the myriad ways the new phenomenon of the public museum redefined the social status of art. This session investigates how this development was received by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglophone authors writing during and immediately following the rise of the modern museum.

Prison Media Networks (SCMS 2016 Panel)

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:49pm
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Daniel Grinberg (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Joshua Mitchell (University of Southern California)

We seek papers that address the complex historical or contemporary interactions between media and carceral institutions through approaches beyond textual analysis, including exhibition, production, reception, distribution, and ethnography.

Fostering Liberal Arts in the Composition Classroom - NeMLA (Hartford): March 17-20, 2016

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:42pm
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Gavin F. Hurley / Lasell College
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As explained by Michael S. Roth in his 2014 book _Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters_, the Founding Fathers endorsed liberal learning. Thomas Jefferson promoted a university ideal of freedom, education, and responsible citizenry to ensure democratic efficacy. However, centuries later, many American universities struggle to sustain these ideals. Liberal arts education is often overshadowed by career-centered professional studies and STEM programs, which downplay the importance of whole person pedagogy and democratic involvement.

Adventures in Hybridity: Expanding the Boundaries of the Composition Classroom / NeMLA 2016, Hartford, CT March 17-20

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 11:41am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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The classroom practices of composition studies, known for decades as a staid facet of undergraduate pedagogy, has been opened up due to opportunities afforded by the Internet. Virtual spaces have allowed composition instructors to reimagine the parameters of our learning spaces. Workshopping, peer editing, and revision, among other student writing strategies, have seen new potential as ambitious instructors work toward successfully mediating the line between the brick-and-mortar classroom and the Web. Despite these promises, many composition instructors are still challenged by the implementation of these contemporary technologies into their curriculum in a pedagogically sound way.

CfP: Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human: Texts, Images and Beyond, 29-30 October 2015, Jyväskylä Finland

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:45am
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Aino-Kaisa Koistinen & Essi Varis / Department of Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä

In recent years, scholars of different fields have turned their gaze to the complex relations between humans and non-humans. Theorists and thinkers of ecocriticism, animal ethics, queer studies, disability studies and numerous other disciplines have challenged the humanist notions that place (certain kinds of) human beings above all the "other" creatures, with whom we share our world. In the meantime, our material existence has been reconfigured by the human genome project, in-vitro meat, custom-made pharmacology, bioart and other scientific developments.

Call for chapter proposals: Soundwriting Pedagogies

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:13am
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Kyle Stedman, Rockford University; Courtney Danforth, College of Southern Nevada
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Learn more and hear an audio version of the CFP at http://tinyurl.com/SoundwritingPed.

The availability of digital tools has made it easier than ever to record and edit sound, and teachers of composition have noticed. We record sonic texts for our students, and we give aural assignments in many genres: audio essays, podcasts, sonic remediations, interviews, radio shows, think-alouds, experimental pieces, and much more. We're entering an age of soundwriting, where the affordances of sound intersect the pedagogies and practices of writing and rhetoric.

LibrAsia2016: The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship, Apr 7, 2016

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:39am
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International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
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IAFOR and its global partners are proud to announce the Sixth Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship. We encourage submissions and participation from around the world to this international, interdisciplinary and international event.

• digital and social media
• e-learning
• librarianship
• library content
• library instruction
• library management
• library research and development
• literary criticism
• literature
• poetry
• theatre and drama
• world literature

ACAH2016 : The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities, Apr 7, 2016

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 3:37am
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International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
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IAFOR and its global partners invite you to participate in the Seventh Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities. Join us and delegates from around tin the exciting seaside city of Kobe, Japan and discuss research centered around the theme "Justice".

• arts theory and criticism
• communication
• ethnicity
• film studies
• globalization
• humanities
• literature
• media
• performing arts
• religion
• sexuality
• spirituality
• teaching and learning the arts

Women Authors from the Great War

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA

Scholarship on women's writing on the First World War has helped recover important texts that give us insight on the important roles women played as nurses and ambulance drivers. This panel seeks papers that examine the ways in which women depicted their new jobs. How did these new jobs affect their views on their gender? What about their responsibilities as citizens? And, how do these texts help change our views on the First World War?

Submit abstracts through NeMLA's website:
http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/15804

Journal of New Zealand Literature Essay Prize (31 August 2015)

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Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 5:55pm
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Journal of New Zealand Literature

JNZL essay prize
The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2015
The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) offers an annual prize for an essay in the area of New Zealand literary studies.
• The prize is available to graduate students and to emerging scholars who have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
• There is a cash prize.
• The winning entry will be published in JNZL.
• The prize is open internationally.
• Entries will be judged anonymously by the Editorial Committee and the International Advisory Board of JNZL. Judging will be by majority decision.
• The Editorial Committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

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