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MSA 2015, Boston, November 19-22

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:49pm
Modernist Studies Association

"The Means, Ends, and Representation of Radical Political Experience"

This panel will focus on modernist literature that represents the means of radical or revolutionary political movements – instinctual repression, iron discipline and eclipse of personal freedom, hierarchical organization, etc. – in opposition to their manifest goals of personal freedom and equality.

Some of the questions to be addressed include:

[UPDATE] - Tufts Grad Conference - Radical Kinship

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:03pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?

Can we undomesticate kinship?

CFP for MLA 2016: Teaching Animal Studies

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 4:26pm
Thomas Doran

How do we teach animal studies and how could we? Approaches from any field or time period are welcome. We will consider case studies, narratives, proposals, or pedagogical theory.

CFP for MLA 2016 Special Session:
Teaching Animal Studies
(Austin, 7-10 January 2016)

Those using or developing creative methods or methods that engage with the public humanities are strongly encouraged. Examples may include but are not limited to service learning, animal ethnographies, creative writing, public history, open access, activism, and projects exploring the intersections between animal and environmental protection.

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 2:23pm
Intermezzo

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that address academic autobiography.

David Shumway once labeled the academic star system as one where autobiography marginalizes community in favor of the individual. Indeed, too few academics pen autobiographies unless they are so-called stars. Yet, all academics have a story to tell, one that merges the personal and the professional, the anecdotal and the political, the banal and the important. Academics should want to tell their stories.

"Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity, OCTOBER 30-31, Toronto, Canada

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:54pm
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

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:42pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)

Taken on its own, "positions" appears an innocuous and static term, suggesting a location, a posture, a place, a job or status. And yet, positioning is always implicit in the critical endeavor, evident not only in the placement of signifiers within a text, but within constellations of texts that we read comparatively. One could further argue that the various acts of positioning and the positions we hold manifest themselves in every facet of human interaction: political, rhetorical, theoretical, ideological, sexual, psychological, cultural and so on.

Haunting in Short Fiction and Its Adaptations: 20-21 November 2015, University of Angers, France

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:41pm
European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR) (with University of Angers, Edge Hill University, University of Leuven, University of Le Mans, University of Nantes)

There is a long tradition of haunting in short fiction, often appearing in the form of ghost stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. Short narrative indeed appears to embrace the supernatural. Elizabeth Bowen explains, for example, in the preface to A Day in the Dark and Other Stories that while she uses "the supernatural" in her short stories, she considers it "unethical' to do so in a novel.

CFP: Memories on the Move: Asian Connections; Deadline June 30, 2015

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:13am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)

Memories on the Move: Asian Connections
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015

In the last ten years memory studies has experienced a gradual shift towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Studies on cosmopolitan memory (Levy and Sznaider), multidirectional memory (Rothberg), transcultural memory (Crownshaw), travelling memory (Erll), or transnational memory (De Chesari and Rigney) highlight the circulatory, competing, overlapping, fluid and dynamic nature of the processes of remembrance and cultural memory.

The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education [Deadline April 15, 2015]

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:40am
Amelia M. Kraehe, Ph.D. / University of North Texas

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education

CO-EDITORS

Amelia M. Kraehe, University of North Texas, Department of Art Education and Art History

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

B. Stephen Carpenter, II, Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2015

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