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The West as Resource

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:26pm
MLA 2017 - Western Literature Association

Western Literature Association Panel at MLA 2017, in in Philadelphia, January 5-8.

Considering our present political and ecological moment, this panel seeks to explore the myriad ways the North American West is situated in terms of resources. Proposals might consider topics such as working landscapes, issues of water use, mining, the people of the west as resources, etc....

Please submit a 250 word proposal to Kerry Fine, Kerry.fine@ttu.edu no later than March 22, 2016.

Reviews for the Thatcher Network

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 6:38am
The Thatcher Network (@ThatcherNetwork)

Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. The website is launching later this year.

Twitter: @ThatcherNetwork

Books discussed in the review can be from any academic discipline and may relate to one or more of the following areas:

* Margaret Thatcher and her governments

* Thatcherism and its legacy

* Britain in the 1980s

* Classical Liberalism and Neoliberalism

* The Falklands War

* The Miner's Strike

* Free market economics

* Thatcher and the Centre for Policy Studies / Institute of Economic Affairs

* Thatcher's contemporaries (Sir Keith Joseph, Airey Neave, Ronald Reagan, etc.)

Scenography and Borders: Practice, Place and Politics -- deadline 18 Aoril 2016; conference 5-7 Sept 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:28pm
TaPRA

TaPRA's Scenography Working Group invites proposals for our forthcoming meeting at the annual TaPRA conference in Bristol in September 2016. This year's meeting will focus on questions around the importance of place and national identity in scenography, current international politics around borders and migration, and the question of disciplinary borders in relation to scenography.

Edited Collection: Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:58pm
Ann Marie A. Short

An examination of cultural representations of breastfeeding that attends to diffuse discourses about infant feeding, ranging from medical and anthropological to socioeconomic and cultural, all the while utilizing feminist methodologies, can facilitate an interrogation of the feminist implications of breastfeeding advocacy, including essentializing discourses about women's bodies as the "natural" choice for infant feeding and the complex considerations women and families navigate in making decisions about infant feeding.

MLA 2017 Special Session - "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 5:02pm
MLA 2017 Special Session Proposal

We are seeking proposals for a special session at the MLA 2017 conference. Our proposed session, "Teeming Masses in the Transatlantic Imagination," will consider literary explorations of crowds, immigration, uprisings, and/or social welfare in the transatlantic exchange, medieval to modern. We invite perspectives representing diverse fields and theoretical approaches, with possible subtopics including but not restricted to nationalism, taxation and reactions to it, democratic societies, populism, labor, and policing.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:21pm
California State Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

Area of Whedon Studies - MPCA 2016 Conference: October 6 - 9, 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:56pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

We welcome proposals on any aspect of Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes, The Avengers: Age of Ultron); his comics (e.g. Fray; Astonishing X-Men; Runaways; Sugarshock!; Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Nine, and Ten; Angel: After the Fall; Angel & Faith Season Nine and Ten; Serenity: Those Left Behind; Serenity: Better Days; The Shepherd's Tale ); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators.

Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices – 2-4 March 2017 – Toronto, Canada

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:48pm
Common Ground Publishing

http://designprinciplesandpractices.com/2017-conference/call-for-papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Eleventh International Conference on Design Principles & Practices will be held at the Institute without Boundaries at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, 2-4 March 2017. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

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