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Mothers without Frontiers: Inscriptions of Affective Maps in Contemporary Romania and the World

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 12:14am
MLA 2016

This panel opens a conversation about how motherhood is co-opted in the labor migration forces that are driving the current global culture. The participation of mothers in labor migration deserves reflection because it illuminates a turning point in modes of thinking about home, motherhood, geo-political borders as territories of ideological stability. Traditionally, labor migration was a masculine practice that naturalized paternal duty to be exercised from outside the house, many times reduced to economic expression. For example, after World War II, Germany rebuilt the economy with massive labor imports from Turkey. Maghrebian workers were instrumental in France.

[UPDATE] Call for Editors: Rising Dragon, new journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:45pm
The Rising Dragon

Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:41pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood - CFP for Edited Collection

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:54pm
Lee Baxter and Martha Satz / Demeter Press

We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.

MLA Conference Special Session: "Missed Connections: Satire and Its Publics" (Jan. 7-10, 2016) CFP Due Mar. 15

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:46pm
Janessa Toro

This panel welcomes papers concerning the intersections of satire, political art, and other forms of subversive humor with various audiences during any time period. A discussion of any medium or combination of media is welcome. How does political art and satire affect various audiences/publics? How has this effect changed through time? What does this effect look like in the present? And finally, how has the changing nature of "audience" concomitantly affected forms of satire, political art, and/or subversive humor? Submit a 300 word abstract by March 15,2015 to Janessa Toro (

Caribbean Cinema Now - September 24-26 (Port-of-Spain)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 4:13pm
trinidad+tobago film festival and UWI Film Programme

Over the last decade, there has been an unprecedented upsurge in film production across the nations of the Caribbean, yet little has been said in scholarly circles about these works or the nascent institutions that have helped facilitate their production and circulation. In September 2015, as part of the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), The ttff, in association with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Film Programme, is inviting proposals for papers to be presented during this year's edition of the festival.

Proposals for 30-minute presentations are welcome on any topic related to Caribbean cinema over the last ten years, but the organisers are especially interested in topics such as:

Teaching English through the Arts--SAMLA, 11/13-11/15/15

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:45pm
Myrna Santos

If "a picture is worth a thousand words," it is worth considering the amount of language acquisition that could be achieved through the use of pictures, paintings, and photography. To non-native or ESOL speakers, the value and effects of this imagery and, by extension, the use of role playing, and portraying scenarios could be an incredible boon in English language learning. For example, explaining the difference between the words "house" and "home" can be more easily expressed and internalized by depictions and creations of various images.

CALL FOR PAPERS (Nationalism and Identity)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

Sacred Joureys 2: Pilgrimage to the heart of the sacred July 3-5, 2015 Mansfield College Oxford

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:33am

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred

The Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond Project

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Pilgrimage is a cross-cultural phenomenon that facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures and walks of life. In the 2nd Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of this profound phenomenon.

Among the key issues that emerged from Sacred Journeys I: Pilgrimage and Beyond, were:

1. Definition of Pilgrimage:

[UPDATE] CFP Arts and Literature. Copyrighted - deadline: 15 Mar 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:04am
Maciej Jakubowiak, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Arts and Literature. Copyrighted

Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Date: 5-6 June, 2015

Application deadline: 15 March, 2015