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[REMINDER] Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges" 27-29 April 2016

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:08pm
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AGI & MoDe(s) - University of Barcelona

The International Conference Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges" aims to reformulate established approaches to the study of global art in the face of ongoing challenges in that field. Building on sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santo's concept of an "ecology of knowledges" (2007), the conference seeks to go beyond "abyssal thinking in modern Western-based conceptions" of art and to trace lines of inquiry into new epistemological approaches to global art studies. As theorized by de Sousa Santos, ecological thinking, understood as a counter-epistemology, recognizes the plurality of heterogeneous knowledge(s) and highlights the dynamic interconnections that exist between them[1].

Virginia MA Students CFP: LIterature and the American South

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:41pm
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VCU English Graduate Student Research Forum
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The VCU English Graduate Student Research Forum is sponsoring a call for papers relating to literature and the American South. The forum organizers welcome abstracts pertaining to Southern Literature from its inception to the contemporary period.

Possible topics of inquiry may include but are not limited to:
International and American perspectives of the South
Changing definitions of Southern identity
Culture, language, dialect
Southern race and ethnicity

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the 2015 English Graduate Research Forum, November 14th 2015. Graduate Students of the Arts in English are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 350 words for consideration.

Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence. 20 - 22 October, 2016, University of Calgary

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:38pm
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Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary) / Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence
20-22 October 2016
University of Calgary

How are women engaging with public discussion and debate in Canada?
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence is the follow-up conference to Discourse and Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, which took place at Mount Allison University in October 2014 (see discoursedynamics.ca). As Discourse and Dynamics made clear, "public intellectual" remains an unsatisfactory term for many women who have contributed to and continue to engage in public discussion and debate in Canada. Speaking Her Mind aims to take that investigation to the next level.

Reminder: ASECS 2016: "Making Menstruation: Catamenia in the Eighteenth Century" (Roundtable); March 31-April 3, 2016

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:34pm
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This round table discussion seeks to examine the epistemological narratives of menstruation, the debates inherent to its intellectual and social history, and the ways in which the discourse of menses codified gender and sexuality within the layperson's social imagination in the long eighteenth century. Presenters may explore the intersection of menstruation with fields or methodologies including: new materialism; vitalism; physiological catachisms; health and sanitation; mythical mimesis; feminism and queer studies; history of medicine; etcetera.

Please send abstracts by September 15, 2015 to melissa.rampelli@gmail.com.

ALCA 2016 - Serial Forms Seminar (March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University)

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:07pm
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Dr. Anna Gibson, Duquesne University / American Comparative Literature Association Conference 2016
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In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

James Baldwin Review (JBR) Vol. 2

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:51am
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James Baldwin Review

The James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its second volume. An Open Access online publication, The James Baldwin Review will bring together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin' writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

UPDATE: NeMLA "Victorian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century" DEADLINE 9/30

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:44am
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Rebekah Greene and Anna Brecke, NeMLA
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An ever increasing interest in Victorian popular fiction prompts us to ask why have we in Victorian Studies become so invested in the popular in recent years? How have certain theoretical fields such as gender studies, material culture/thing theory, post-colonial theory, etc. contributed to this rapid increase in interest? What does the popular do for us as scholars that the "canon" does not, or can we still think in terms of canonical and non-canonical texts in Victorian Studies? Is it still possible to think of a standard Victorian canon in a post-Google age when so many previously unavailable texts are now available at the tips of our fingers? How is the inclusion of the popular in the classroom changing Victorian Studies for our students?

[REMINDER] American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2016, March 22-25

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:27am
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2016 National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 22-25, 2016

Call for Papers: American Literature

Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2015

The American Literature Area of the American Culture Association seeks individual papers for presentation at the 2016 National Conference of the PCA/ACA, to be held in Seattle, WA from March 22-25, 2016.

Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:10am
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Barrett Watten / Wayne State University
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Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal
ACLA, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
Submission deadline: September 23
Submission portal: http://www.acla.org/node/add/paper

Organizer: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University
Co-Organizer: Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma

Ethos Seeks Book Reviews

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:08am
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Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities and Public Ethics
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Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities and Public Ethics seeks book reviews of approximately 1000 words for our October 2015 titled "Contemporary Film and Public Life." We hope to receive submissions related to the journal's topic (full CFP at http://www.ethosreview.org/journal/call-for-papers-issue-2-2/). Please send submissions or inquiries to Katherine Walker at walkerkn@email.unc.edu. Submissions are due October 1, 2015.

CFP: How Normal is White?: The Normalization of Whiteness in Children's and YA Lit

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:35am
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M. Green-Barteet & M. Gilbert-Hickey/Children's Literature Association
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In recent years, critics, teachers, editors, authors, and readers have all argued that children's and Young Adult literature must be more diverse. In fact, there are numerous blogs and websites, including "We Need Diverse Books," "Diversity in YA," "Latin@s in Kid Lit," "Rich in Color," and "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?," among others, devoted to promoting diversity in children's and YA lit. As such blogs and websites along with numerous surveys show, there is a dearth of diverse characters and diverse writers in children's and YA lit. This dearth promotes, whether intentionally or not, the idea that whiteness is normal and that the unearned privilege that comes with being white is also normal.

"Doing the Charleston": Performing Racial, Gender, Sexual, and and Class Identities

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:21am
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30th Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States)
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"Doing the Charleston": Performing Racial, Gender, Sexual, and Class Identities in Multi-ethnic American Literatures and Culture

30th Annual MELUS Conference

Call for Papers
March 3-6, 2016, Charleston, South Carolina
College of Charleston

Deadline: November 15, 2015

[new CFP] Thomas Merton at College English Association Denver Hyatt - March 29 - April 2, 2016

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:40am
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International Thomas Merton Society - College English Association
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Special Topics
An allied organization of the College English Association (CEA), the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) will be sponsoring one or more panels at the annual CEA Conference next March 29-April 2, as well as recommending individual proposals for other concurrent sessions. Overarching theme of the Conference: CREATION

Suggested lines of inquiry (but only suggested):
Merton,the creative writer/artist/hermit
Merton: creating a new world
Merton creating the self
Creating a new genre: letters, prose-poem, anti-poems
Creating peace: Merton's challenge to the 21st-century
Creative dialogue between Merton and …x

Double Uptake: Transferring Online Pedagogies to Traditional Composition Courses - DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 8:18am
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47th Annual NeMLA Convention, Hartford, Connecticut: March 17-20, 2016
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Our panel will explore how we might reverse our initial pedagogical impulses, and look for ways to incorporate online teaching approaches, techniques, and technologies for use in traditional courses.

If you would like to join us, please review the panel abstract below for a more detailed description of the panel, and follow the link below to create a NeMLA account and submit your abstracts (250-300 words) via the NeMLA convention site.(use url below)*
Thanks!

http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/15579

*Please note: All presentation abstracts must be submitted through the official NeMLA site.

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