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SAMLA Special Session: Afterlife in the African Diaspora: A Seminar/Workshop (Abstracts 5/15/15;papers 10/1/15;conf 11/13-15/15)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:30am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This seminar/workshop seeks to spark a critical conversation about how historical subjects and historical texts within the African Diaspora get re-fashioned, re-animated, and re-articulated, as well as parodied, nostalgized, and defamiliarized, to establish an afterlife for African Atlantic identities and narratives. Participants will consider how—as transnational and transhistorical sites of memory—particular performances (textual, visual, or embodied) circulate and imagine anew the meaning of prior personal and textual narratives liberated from their originary context.

CFP Shakespeare after Shakespeare (deadline: 06/25/15)

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:12pm
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French Shakespeare Society

Call for papers
"Shakespeare after Shakespeare"
French Shakespeare Society 2016 Conference
Paris, 21-23 January 2016

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to "Shakespeare after Shakespeare". The conference will be the occasion for academics, theater, performance and arts practitioners to discuss the playwright's long-lasting legacy.

We welcome proposals (in English or in French) on topics such as:

Call for #Panelists: #PopCulture #Parenting

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:36pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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"Pop Culture Parenting" Call for Panelists

We are pleased to announce a call for panelists for a shared presentation entitled "Pop Culture Parenting." The focus will be on the elements of popular culture that may alternately be of concern or used as enlightening for children or student viewers. We would like to invite two panelists to join us in Dallas, Texas, on 6 June 2015. At present there are two panel members:

• Dr. Michael Vandehey, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Midwestern State University, specializing in child and developmental psychology
• J. Holder Bennett, MA, Associate Professor of History, Collin College, specializing in popular culture as a teaching tool

The Coral Thomas Fellowship - $75,000 AUD

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:44pm
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State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Coral Thomas Fellowship.

The Fellowship includes $75,000 AUD. An additional travel bursary will be made available if the successful applicant is from outside Australia.

The Fellowship encourages deep and focused research into Australian culture, history and society, drawing on Australian and international research collections. It also will promote discussion on Australian history and culture through research which informs and engages contemporary discourse.

[Update] Literary Histories of Science: Race, Gender, and Class (MMLA Nov. 12-15)

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:26pm
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Leila McNeill/ MMLA

In the history of science, it has been well-documented that institutionalized science and professional scientific circles actively and systematically excluded people from their ranks based on gender, race, and class. However, what has been underrepresented is the scientific work and endeavors of the marginalized groups themselves. This session seeks to recover some of these excluded voices and stories by investigating the creative, alternative ways that these groups participated in scientific discourse.

The Superhero The Superhero Project

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:48pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

The Superhero
The Superhero Project

Monday 7th September – Wednesday 9th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

"Superman! Champion of the oppressed, the physical marvel who had sworn to devote his existence to helping those in need." – Action Comics #1, 1938 (DC Comics)

22nd Annual ACMRS Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies - February 4-6, 2016 - Scottsdale, AZ

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 1:53pm
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Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)
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ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 4-6, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of "Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance."

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION:
Selected papers focused on "Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Modernism and the Anthropocene (edited collection, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5/15/15)

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:08pm
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Jon Hegglund (Washington State University) and John McIntyre (University of Prince Edward Island)

We are seeking 500-word proposals for submissions to a collection of essays exploring the representation of the Anthropocene within modernist literature and culture. As a whole, the volume examines the emerging and complex relationship between Anglo-American modernism and its geological, climatological, and deep historical contexts, as it is articulated in a range of literary texts, movements, and expressions in the first half of the twentieth century.

Please email proposals and queries to
Jon Hegglund: hegglund@wsu.edu or
John McIntyre: jmcintyre@upei.ca

How Students Think (or not): Engaging the Disengaged

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:41am
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The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices/Ivy Tech Community College
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Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Across the Disciplines and Around the World

The focus of our Fall issue speaks to a common problem on most college campuses today: "How Students Think (or not): Engaging the Disengaged."

Whether you're a new or a seasoned faculty member, your voice can make a difference in the success of your fellow-faculty as well as your students. The Atrium seeks your reflections of challenges and successes in your classroom. Our journal invites you to submit
• innovative, creative, and critical narrative essays
• research-based articles across the disciplines
• book reviews and website reviews
• poetry

COLLABORATION & BETRAYAL

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:25am
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SAMLA #87 -- Durham, North Carolina -- November 2015

In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.

"The State and U.S. Culture Industries" Conference

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:17am
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United States Studies Centre Institute Building at the University of Sydney

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

"The State and U.S. Culture Industries" conference

June 25-26, 2015
United States Studies Centre
Institute Building (H03), University of Sydney

Keynotes: Tricia Jenkins (TCU); Jade Miller (Wilfrid Laurier); more TBC

Following recent scholarship (William Maxwell, Erin G. Carlston, Timothy Melley) that renews questions of state power, national security, and cultural production, this conference seeks to appraise critically, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the contemporary and historical interrelations between the state and the culture industries in the United States. Topics for exploration include:

Brigid Brophy Anniversary Conference, 9th - 10th October 2015

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:05am
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Professor Richard Canning, Subject Leader for English & Creative Writing, The University of Northampton School of The Arts
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To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the death of Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929-1995) and the fiftieth anniversary of her article 'The Rights of Animals', published in the Sunday Times on 10th October 1965 (and later collected in the ground-breaking 1971 anthology Animals, Men and Morals), the School of The Arts at the University of Northampton is delighted to host a two-day conference to celebrate all aspects of Brophy's literary career, as well as her leading contribution to animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminism and her advocacy of the Public Lending Right.

Organiser: Professor Richard Canning: Richard.Canning@northampton.ac.uk

Special Issue: Engendering the Disc – The Fantastic Worlds of Terry Pratchett

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:58am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most brilliant fantasy writers and was an inveterate humourist with a knack of creating unforgettable characters. Writing with verve, poignancy and daring, Pratchett is known for his signature style as much as for the bold criticism deftly embedded in his comedic writing. In honour of Sir Terry, gender forum will publish a special issue dedicated to him and his works.

SAMLA Special Session: Hybrid Networks: Literature and Science in Early Modern England

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:15am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
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This panel welcomes papers on the various social, intellectual, or textual networks among authors and consumers of early modern literature and science. This panel seeks to understand what new networks of influence or collaboration we can discover by pairing disparate genres/fields of inquiry in the early modern period. Essentially, this panel asks: how can disparate or shared methods of signification within literary and scientific genres challenge our understanding of the early modern production of knowledge?

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