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Preliminary Call for Participation: Extreme Appalachia!

updated: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:57am
Appalachian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Preliminary Call for Participation
2017 Appalachian Studies Association Conference
EXTREME Appalachia!
March 9-12, 2017, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

The Piety and Politics of Women’s Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:20am
Usha Sanyal, Queens University of Charlotte
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

The Piety and Politics of Womens Food Practices in a Changing South Asia

 

This book will explore issues related to gender, religion, work and identity in South Asia through the lens of food practices. Food has powerful discursive and ritual value across South Asian cultures and of course occupies an important place in the everyday lives of women across the class spectrum. It therefore offers a unique window into issues of gender difference, religious power, cultural identity, and social change in all South Asian communities and religious traditions—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, and others.

New Approaches to Early Modern Skepticism / RSA 2017

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
Brent Dawson, Cassie Miura, Amanda Kellogg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2016

 

    Over the past 30 years, scholars have written extensively on the influence of skepticism in the early modern period, frequently characterizing the philosophical school as a threat to the era’s epistemology, ethics, and religion. But could skepticism also work to generate meaning, create stability, or provide a sense of tranquility? This panel series seeks to build on and compliment earlier readings by examining how ancient philosophical models-- such as Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Pyrrhonism-- as well as the skeptical texts available to early modern readers might complicate our current understanding of skepticism as a fundamentally destabilizing or disruptive force.

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind 26-28 September 2016

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 9:22am
University of Bielsko-Biała, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE CONFERENCE CALL

Neurocultures: Brain Imaging and Imagining the Mind – Second international and interdisciplinary conference organised by the Department of English Studies at the University of Bielsko-Biala.

 

26-28 September 2016

 

Keynote Speakers:

Patricia Pisters,  Professor of Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Fernando Vidal, Research Professor at ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies).

 

Listening to Trauma: Insights & Actions

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
Natalie Shear Lewis/Natalie Shear Associates
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The study of trauma, Judith Herman points out, has a history of “episodic amnesia.” Knowledge gained is periodically forgotten and must be persistently reclaimed. After almost 15 years of combat in the Middle East and of rising attention to a broad range of stressful events, American culture, its media, academics and clinicians have become increasingly responsive to the diverse nature and complexity of traumatic experience.

Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

updated: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It would be difficult to disentangle fully the various strands of religious reform in early modern England from the educational, aesthetic, and philosophical movements that fall under the broad term 'humanism'.  Nevertheless, the relationship between religious reform and new developments in various humanist projects was not always peaceful. The tensions between humanism and religious reform provoke many questions:  Where were the lines of fracture in the symbiotic relationship between religious reform and the humanisms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England? Did religious reform restrict the development of humanism in England, or did it promote a new flourishing of humanism?

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