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PROTEST: April 21-22, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:48am
University of Pennsylvania's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program and Media Activism Research Collective (MARC)

PROTEST: 3rd Biannual GSWS Graduate Student Conference

University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 21-Friday, April 22, 2016

Keynote: Marcia Ochoa

Featured Presentation: Isa Noyola

Organized by Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Media Activism Research Collective

[UPDATE] Untying the Mother Tongue. On Language, Affect, and the Unconscious Deadline ext. October, 15

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 10:27am
Federico Dal Bo, Antonio Castore / ICI Berlin

The term we still use to designate someone's attachment to a particular language, her potentially flawless competence, or the very "place" for her thoughts to emerge in coherent form, is "mother tongue". We take it to be a natural condition of language acquisition, equally valid for every individual speaker, and thus forget that it is a mere metaphorical reference to the "first" language, spoken by what is referred to, with an even more misleading metaphor, a "native" speaker.

Throughout history, the use and connotations of the expression "mother tongue" have undergone several changes. In the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, the Latin "lingua materna" referred to the vernaculars in opposition to the learned Latin.

CFP: Student Success Conference (11/20/15: 02/11/16 - 02/12/16)

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 8:45am
Michigan Student Success Conference

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Call for Papers

"Collaborating for Student Success"
2016 Michigan Student Success Conference

February 11 - February 12 2016
Troy, Michigan

Today's higher education institutions can sometimes operate in silos with student affairs, academic affairs, and other divisions working separately on challenging issues that affect entire institutions. Additionally, public and private universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts, and other educational agencies don't always combine forces to address the issues of education across the state.

Form Matters: The Media of anti-Americanism

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Monday, October 12, 2015 - 3:20am
Heiko Beyer (Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany) and Jesper Gulddal (University of Newcastle, Astralia)

Invitation for abstracts for a special issue of the Journal of American Studies (proposal pending) on the Media of Anti-Americanism

Initial abstracts due: November 30, 2015
Contributors informed of decision no later than: December 15, 2015
Full submissions due: April 30, 2016

Please send submissions to:

Heiko Beyer (Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany): heiko.beyer@uni-duesseldorf.de

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Jesper Gulddal (University of Newcastle, Astralia): jesper.gulddal@newcastle.edu.au

Aims and Scope of the Special Issue


Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference "Ideas of South" - March 11th–12th 2016 (Abstract due December 1st 2015)

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 11:55pm
Cornell University - Department of Romance Studies

In 1925, the editors of Quarto Stato questioned the forms in which the Turin communists were addressing the "Southern Question," critical of how Italy's unification in 1870 resulted in advanced industry and agriculture in the North and the reinstatement of traditions of feudalism in the South. In Antonio Gramsci's reading, the move of the Turin communists was far from dividing the country but instead was based on creating alliances between the workers from the North and the peasants from the South as a strategy for revolution. In 2015, with austerity crippling southern Europe countries, what old and new "Southern Questions" are shaping the long history of inequality in the very idea of south?

Cosmopolis and Beyond. Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 7:46pm
Trinity College, Oxford

Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for 'world citizenship', offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics. Cosmopolitanism, however, has also exercised a shaping influence on modern literary culture. It is well known that during the Enlightenment it found an embodiment in the Republic of Letters.

Reimagining the Child: Next Steps in the Study of Childhood(s), A Graduate Student Conference, April 22-23 2016

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 7:39pm
The Rutgers University – Camden Graduate Student Organization in Childhood Studies

Call for Papers

Reimagining the Child: Next Steps in the Study of Childhood(s)
A Graduate Student Conference

The Rutgers University – Camden Graduate Student Organization in Childhood Studies is pleased to announce our third graduate student conference, to be held 22-23 April 2016 in Camden, New Jersey. Graduate students and others at a similar stage of career in all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and youth are encouraged to submit proposals.

Re-Queering the Nation: America's Queer Crisis - Special Issue - European Journal of American Studies - Vol. 11, No. 3, 2016

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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 7:19pm
Francisco Costa, University of East Anglia/European Association for American Studies

LGBTQ social, cultural, and political issues have become a defining feature of twenty-first century American life, transforming on a national, international and transnational scale a number of institutions. With this special issue of the European Journal of American Studies we will stage a timely and much-needed conversation between American Studies and Queer Studies, in order to address America's rapidly changing position in relation to LGBTQ issues.

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