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CFP - The Value of Survival

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:58pm
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MANCEPT Workshops 2015

CFP - The Value of Survival
MANCEPT Workshops 2015
Tuesday 1st-Thursday 3rd September

Convenors: Carlo Burelli (carlo.burelli@unimi.it), Marco Piasentier (marco.piasentier@gmail.com)

Since at least Hobbes, political philosophy has been either explicitly or implicitly revolving around the question of survival and its normative status. However, this status has rarely been brought to light. Some traditions, like political realism or bio politics, do address this theme directly, while in others, like for example liberalism, it lays dormant as a hidden but crucial assumption.

UPDATE-CFP for 2012 MPCA/ACA Area of Art History and Visual Culture

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:13pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association
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Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: May 15, 2015

The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

"First Generation, Next Generation: Learning Communities for Inclusive Excellence" CFP due 6/19/15; Conference 10/28-30/15

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:25pm
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Atlantic Center for Learning Communities

The 15th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat will be held October 28-30, 2015
at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT.
We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within
the general theme of "First Generation, Next Generation: Learning Communities for Inclusive Excellence." We especially invite proposals that explore the continued evolution of learning communities while embracing their rich history. When

Debating the Afropolitan - (Special Issue EJES)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:30am
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EJES (European Journal of English Studies)

In her 'Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)' (2005), Taiye Selasi introduced the term 'Afropolitan' as a coinage that aims at capturing the embodied experiences of a younger generation of African diasporic subjects living in contemporary world cities. Since then, the term has been claimed by many who have identified themselves with the realities Selasi depicts in her essay, while it has also been challenged by others for its alleged class, racial, and ethnic bias, and even by its purported complicity with cultural commodification processes.

The Crucible of Calamity: Crisis and Identity Formation in 19th Century America (C19 Proposed Panel)

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:19pm
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Ashley Rattner, The University of Memphis
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Writing has long been a means of ordering human thought and working to harness meaning into a cohesive explanation or narrative. How do texts composed in the wake of societal crises seek to evoke significance, solidarity, or dissension in terms of acknowledging and processing adversity? How do crisis events affect the identity and ideology formation of individuals as subjects or readerships?

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:31pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs
full name / name of organization:
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal
contact email:
thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com
The deadline for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.
Visit our website: Thesefragilelilacspoetry.com
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Guidelines
Send submissions to thesefragilelilacs@gmail.com

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2015

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 5:16pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Nov. 5-7, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

The Travel and Tourism area of MAPACA seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials, texts and experiences. Applicants may also propose 3-person panels and roundtables.

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

Black Affect and Minor Feelings DEADLINE MAY 18

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 4:11pm
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Affect Theory Conference - Worldings, Tensions, Futures (Lancaster, PA)

Stream #2 – Black Affect and Minor Feelings, OCTOBER 14-17

"…we know for certain that the solution to the Black Man's problems will come only through Black National Consciousness. We also know that the focus of change will be racial. (If we feel differently, we have different ideas. Race is feeling…Art is one method of expressing these feelings and identifying the form as an emotional phenomenon."

– Amiri Baraka, "The Legacy of Malcolm X, and the Coming of the Black Nation"

Final Announcement: CFP for the Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:36pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 12:38pm
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2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR
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Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by May 15.

APPROACHING CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM: BOUNDARIES, IDENTITIES, INTERPRETATIONS

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:50am
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Martin Ovens
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I am seeking papers of up to 8,000 words for a special issue of the theology journal Perichoresis, http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/perc, from researchers in the study of religions, philosophers, theologians or others with expertise in the field.

Broadly conceived within 'historical theology', contributions may involve philosophic perspectives or cultural issues, analysis/discussion of problems concerning language, tradition, experience, gender, practice etc, or specific exploration of/engagement with a particular text, method, approach, figure or theme.

Please contact me with an idea for a proposal or more information as required.

Journal special issue (CLINA): Arabic literature in translation

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:15am
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Tarek Shamma
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Arabic literature, declared Edward Said in 1990, "remains relatively unknown and unread in the West, for reasons that are unique, even remarkable."

More than twenty years later, it is hard to say that the situation has remained the same: there has been a notable rise in the quantity of Arabic literary works available in several European languages. Yet, considering the increased interest in Arab and Muslim societies following various political events and the remarkable growth of Arabic literature (especially the novel) in recent years, it is rather surprising that translating and publishing Arabic literature in European languages is often seen as something of a gamble.

[REMINDER] Beauty in the Beast: Gender, Animals, Animality (Abstracts due May 15th, 2015)

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 3:32am
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Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
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Throughout the last decade or so the formerly rather "exotic" field of Human-Animal Studies (sometimes simply Animal Studies) has grown immensely and produced an amount of exciting and innovative work that by now has gained some deserved recognition from the academic mainstream across a whole range of disciplines. Briefly put and among other things, Human-Animal Studies are interested in the manifold intersections of human and animal lives, the forms and modes of human-animal relations in different historical, social, literary, cultural and other contexts, and also inevitably touch upon the question of what it means to be a *human* animal.

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