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Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 11:48pm
Rajender Kaur

Feasting, Fasting, Famine: Representations of Hunger in South Asian Literatures and Culture

The South Asian and South Asian Diasporic Forum of the MLA invites proposals on theorizing the politics, aesthetics, ethics, affect, of figurations of hunger in South Asian literatures and cultures. Presentations may focus on hunger in a range of contexts including food insecurity and globalization; class, gender, imperial, postcolonial contexts; on memory, and memorialization, and the historiography of hunger. Among other contexts/aspects, papers may focus on hunger and the state; hunger and violence; hunger and migration; philanthropy/famine relief: a fundamental right or charity? Visual representations of hunger.

"Feeling Real": Affect, Literature, and Reimagined Realities - May 5-6, 2016 (Deadline Feb. 29)

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 8:23pm
British Modernities Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jonathan Flatley, Wayne State University
Professor Steven LaValle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group (BMG) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites graduate students to present papers at its eleventh annual interdisciplinary conference, "'Feeling Real': Affect, Literature, and Reimagined Realities," on May 5-6, 2016.

The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression (University of Illinois, 2-4 June 2016)

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:38pm
Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

The fifth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will take place from June 2-4, 2016 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be hosted by the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (HGMS). The theme of the 2016 event will be "The Other Side of Memory: Forgetting, Denial, Repression." Our keynote speakers will be Berber Bevernage (Ghent), Jodi A. Byrd (Illinois), and Françoise Vergès (Paris). Submissions are open to all graduate students interested in memory studies.

Traveling With Gulliver, around Campus--3/24

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 6:58pm
Joel Sodano, University at Albany & Michael Brown, University of Aberdeen

This call is inspired by the versatile, prescient and even protean prose of Dr. Swift's most well-known work, Gulliver's Travels (1726). If Gulliver had a "tenure home," it would definitely be in the department of English; however, because of its relevance to so many disciplinary fields (economics, history, philosophy, to name the most obvious) Gulliver's Travels is finding itself in an increasingly interdisciplinary range of college courses. We're seeking a variety of pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver's Travels is taught in higher education.
Here are some possible issues that the collection might explore:

[UPDATE] Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline February 15, 2016

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 6:55pm
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Edited Collection: "Theory Lessons: Theorizing the Classroom" Deadline: February 15, 2016
full name / name of organization:
book editor: Becky McLaughlin / book publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
contact email:
bmclaugh@southalabama.edu

The editor seeks one paper to round out the collection.

LA PRODUCCIÓN CULTURAL ECUATORIANA DESDE 1980

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:32pm
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS (ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

CONVOCATORIA
LA ASOCIACIÓN DE ECUATORIANISTAS
(ESTUDIOS DE LITERATURA, LENGUA Y CULTURA)

Convoca a los interesados a participar en su próximo congreso
que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil
DEL 20-22 DE JULIO DE 2016.

El comité de selección recibirá electrónicamente resúmenes de 250 palabras de los trabajos individuales o de las mesas propuestas (con nombres de los participantes) hasta el 30 de marzo de 2016. Cada ponencia será de 8 a 10 cuartillas, escritas a doble renglón, y de un máximo de 20 minutos de lectura. Favor de dirigirse a Manuel Medina: manuel.medina@louisville.edu

[Update]: Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education 3/9-3/11

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 5:12pm
National Society for Minorities in Honors

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Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors Education

March 9-11, 2016 | Oakland University | Rochester, Michigan

REGISTER TODAY

To launch the National Society for Minorities in Honors (NSFMIH), Oakland University's Honors College is hosting a two day conference (beginning lunch 9th, ending late morning on 11th), offering a key opportunity for discussion and networking.

Éthique du détournement Matériaux, techniques, genres (invité TANGUY VIEL) / Ethics of diversion: Materials, techniques, genres

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 2:36pm
La Société des études supérieures du Département d’Études françaises de l’Université de Toronto

La Société des études supérieures du Département d'Études françaises de l'Université de Toronto (SESDEF) lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés les chercheurs-étudiants en provenance de toutes les disciplines. Le colloque se tiendra les 15 et 16 avril 2016 à l'Université de Toronto au campus St-George, au centre-ville. Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir l'auteur Tanguy Viel en tant qu'invité d'honneur, et une conférence plénière sera assurée par le professeur Sébastien Drouin.

Bowie's Books: David Bowie, Literature, and Language [13 January 2017]

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:52am
University of Northampton

As an artist, David Bowie is famous for crossing boundaries of genre, form, and identity. But the touring "David Bowie Is" exhibition, curated by the V&A, has not only promoted an image of Bowie as highly literate and widely read, but documented Bowie's extensive reading habits for the first time, making explicit the connection between his music, personae, and patterns of reading. The Guardian has followed this up with a list of Bowie's "100 Must-Read Books" – http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/01/david-bowie-books-kerouac-m....

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