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"Motor Culture and the Road" Conference Feb. 10-13, 2016

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:14am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Associations

Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.

Louisiana Folklore Society 2016 Annual Meeting Friday, April 8, 2016- Saturday, April 9, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:40pm
Louisiana Folklore Society

The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2016 annual meeting. We welcome presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, we encourage presentations on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere. Typically, presentations last 15 minutes. The conference begins with a keynote address on Friday evening, April 8th. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Henry Glassie.

Feminist Press Book Club on Sex Work

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
The Feminist Press

Dear colleagues,
The Feminist Press at CUNY [] is excited to announce the second book in their book club program! This is an opportunity for groups of students to gather at university Women's Centers (or similar student groups, or classes) for engaging and exciting conversations with leading feminist thinkers and activists. Last year, we launched this program with the anthology The Feminist Porn Book, and hosted a video conference discussion group with editor, contributor, and feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino. Tristan took students' questions live via Skype and led a discussion based on their interest in the book.

UPDATE - 25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:11pm
BCPCS Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

Deadline extended to Oct. 15: Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence. Oct. 20 - 22, 2016, University of Calgary

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary) / Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University)

Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence
20-22 October 2016
University of Calgary

How are women engaging with public discussion and debate in Canada?
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence is the follow-up conference to Discourse and Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, which took place at Mount Allison University in October 2014 (see As Discourse and Dynamics made clear, "public intellectual" remains an unsatisfactory term for many women who have contributed to and continue to engage in public discussion and debate in Canada. Speaking Her Mind aims to take that investigation to the next level.

1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 2:38pm
Richard Johnston / Northeast Modern Languages Association

1816: Revisiting the "Year without a Summer"
Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Conference
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT