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"Revolutionary Affects: At the Crossroads of Aesthetics and Politics in the Middle East"

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:19am
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Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Nov. 17-20, 2016 - Boston, MA

We are seeking two papers for a panel we are proposing to hold at the next year's MESA conference. Please find the pertinent proposal and the call below, and contact us with any questions you might have. Submission deadline for consideration is February 10, 2016.

"Revolutionary Affects: At the Crossroads of Aesthetics and Politics in the Middle East"

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:49pm
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Project Narrative
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Project Narrative Summer Institute, "Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media"
July 4 - July 15, 2016

The Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at The Ohio State University devoted to an intensive study of issues in narrative theory as they relate to a specific theme or movement. This summer's PNSI on Narrative Medicine will be led by Project Narrative core faculty Jared Gardner and James Phelan. On July 13-14, we will be joined by Rita Charon (Columbia University), the pre-eminent scholar-practitioner of the movement.

[UPDATE] Postponed indefinitely : 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:35pm
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Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing
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We regretfully announce that the 2015 Walker Percy Conference: The Last Gentleman in the 21st Century, which had been originally scheduled for October 2015, is postponed indefinitely. We are not accepting submissions and we have closed the "Submittables" website to avoid confusion.

We are sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment that this indefinite postponement causes you.

Loyola University will continue to honor Walker Percy and his ideas and writings.

To all of you who have participated in our conferences on Walker Percy's books, we thank you for all of the good faith, support, and many contributions that you have made over the years.

Histories of Digital Labor (Guaranteed panel, MLA 2017, 5-8 January, Philadelphia, PA)

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:36pm
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Shawna Ross / MLA Committee on Information Technology
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The MLA Committee on Information Technology invites abstracts on the history of digital labor for a guaranteed panel at the MLA conference in Philadelphia from January 5-8, 2017.

As labor-intensive projects continue to dominate the funding landscape of the digital humanities, scholars are beginning to ask important questions about the labor involved in such project. Who is doing this work? What are the working conditions? How are these labors credited or erased? By recovering stories and contributions by forgotten laborers—by insisting that students receive some compensation and that overseas transcription farms are recognized for what they are—digital humanists are beginning to attend to important questions of social justice.

Placing Charlotte Smith--Canon, Genre, History, Nation, Globe

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:52am
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Chawton House Library
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Two hundred and ten years after Charlotte Smith's death and nearly a decade after the publication of The Works of Charlotte Smith, Smith scholarship is coming of age. The conference Placing Charlotte Smith will convene at the beautiful Chawton House Library to explore the latest research on Smith and her places. What are we learning about her place in the canon, or in the development of various genres? What sort of commentary does her placement of characters in history offer? What attitudes do her works demonstrate about place and the idea of a polis/nation? Where are the places Smith is or might be memorialized? What are the various meanings of the natural place she explores in her fiction, poetry, journalism, and children's literature?

Transatlanticism and The Blithedale Romance

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:02am
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Nathaniel Hawthorne Review
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A special issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Spring 2017
Guest editors: Derek Pacheco and Michael Demson

HARTS & Minds Issue 8 (2016): Science, Society, and Civilisation (Deadline 31st March 2016)

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:31am
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

The Great Depression in Children's Literature: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Mildred Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:23am
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Cambridge/Homerton Research & Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, Cambridge University (UK)
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Call for papers for a symposium at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University

Dates: Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September 2016

Symposium keynote speaker: Michelle Martin, University of South Carolina

Teachers' event keynote speaker: Gabrielle Cliff-Hodges, Cambridge University

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ): Disability stream

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for submission of abstracts for its 7th Annual Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2016. The venue will be Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Ave, Newtown, Sydney, Australia.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life; as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

[UPDATE] Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics and Graphic Novels

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:16pm
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Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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EXTENDED DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

How do we define 'normal'? Quite literally it comes from the Latin norma meaning 'carpenter's square'. Straight. And 'abnormal'? That's from the Greek, anomalos, and the Latin abnormis, meaning 'monstrosity'. We leap cognitively, thanks to those boy-fucking, poison-guzzling, sheet-wearing Olympians right to 'monster.' Normal? Square. Abnormal? Monstrous."

— from the Eisner-award-winning and Harvey-award-rejecting comic, Sex Criminals (#12, Sept. 2015), by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.

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