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[REMINDER] Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges" 27-29 April 2016

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:08pm
AGI & MoDe(s) - University of Barcelona

The International Conference Global Art Challenges: Towards an "Ecology of Knowledges" aims to reformulate established approaches to the study of global art in the face of ongoing challenges in that field. Building on sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santo's concept of an "ecology of knowledges" (2007), the conference seeks to go beyond "abyssal thinking in modern Western-based conceptions" of art and to trace lines of inquiry into new epistemological approaches to global art studies. As theorized by de Sousa Santos, ecological thinking, understood as a counter-epistemology, recognizes the plurality of heterogeneous knowledge(s) and highlights the dynamic interconnections that exist between them[1].

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

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:38pm
Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary) / Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University)

CALL FOR PAPERS
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 discoursedynamics.ca). 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.

Reminder: ASECS 2016: "Making Menstruation: Catamenia in the Eighteenth Century" (Roundtable); March 31-April 3, 2016

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:34pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This round table discussion seeks to examine the epistemological narratives of menstruation, the debates inherent to its intellectual and social history, and the ways in which the discourse of menses codified gender and sexuality within the layperson's social imagination in the long eighteenth century. Presenters may explore the intersection of menstruation with fields or methodologies including: new materialism; vitalism; physiological catachisms; health and sanitation; mythical mimesis; feminism and queer studies; history of medicine; etcetera.

Please send abstracts by September 15, 2015 to melissa.rampelli@gmail.com.

James Baldwin Review (JBR) Vol. 2

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:51am
James Baldwin Review

The James Baldwin Review (JBR), an annual peer-reviewed journal, is seeking submissions for its second volume. An Open Access online publication, The James Baldwin Review will bring together a wide array of peer-reviewed critical and creative work on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin. JBR publishes essays that invigorate scholarship on James Baldwin, catalyse explorations of the literary, political, and cultural influence of Baldwin' writing and political activism, and deepen our understanding and appreciation of this complex and luminary figure.

Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:10am
Barrett Watten / Wayne State University

Global Avant-Gardes: Visual and Verbal
ACLA, March 17-20, 2016, Harvard University
Submission deadline: September 23
Submission portal: http://www.acla.org/node/add/paper

Organizer: Barrett Watten, Wayne State University
Co-Organizer: Jonathan Stalling, University of Oklahoma

CFP: How Normal is White?: The Normalization of Whiteness in Children's and YA Lit

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:35am
M. Green-Barteet & M. Gilbert-Hickey/Children's Literature Association

In recent years, critics, teachers, editors, authors, and readers have all argued that children's and Young Adult literature must be more diverse. In fact, there are numerous blogs and websites, including "We Need Diverse Books," "Diversity in YA," "Latin@s in Kid Lit," "Rich in Color," and "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?," among others, devoted to promoting diversity in children's and YA lit. As such blogs and websites along with numerous surveys show, there is a dearth of diverse characters and diverse writers in children's and YA lit. This dearth promotes, whether intentionally or not, the idea that whiteness is normal and that the unearned privilege that comes with being white is also normal.

"Doing the Charleston": Performing Racial, Gender, Sexual, and and Class Identities

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 10:21am
30th Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States)

"Doing the Charleston": Performing Racial, Gender, Sexual, and Class Identities in Multi-ethnic American Literatures and Culture

30th Annual MELUS Conference

Call for Papers
March 3-6, 2016, Charleston, South Carolina
College of Charleston

Deadline: November 15, 2015

[new CFP] Thomas Merton at College English Association Denver Hyatt - March 29 - April 2, 2016

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:40am
International Thomas Merton Society - College English Association

Special Topics
An allied organization of the College English Association (CEA), the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) will be sponsoring one or more panels at the annual CEA Conference next March 29-April 2, as well as recommending individual proposals for other concurrent sessions. Overarching theme of the Conference: CREATION

Suggested lines of inquiry (but only suggested):
Merton,the creative writer/artist/hermit
Merton: creating a new world
Merton creating the self
Creating a new genre: letters, prose-poem, anti-poems
Creating peace: Merton's challenge to the 21st-century
Creative dialogue between Merton and …x

REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:08am
University of Leipzig / IAMHIST

Call for Papers
REDEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE
2016 Early Audiovisual Theory Conference
"A hundred years of Film theory. Münsterberg and beyond: Concepts, Applications, Perspectives"
29 June 2016 – 2 July 2016
Leipzig, Germany
http://www.muensterberg-2016.de/program
Deadline: 15 November 2015

AREA: Redefining the Boundaries of Cinematic Experience

HUGO MÜNSTERBERG – Life, Work, and Impact

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:07am
University of Leipzig / IAMHIST

Call for Papers
HUGO MÜNSTERBERG – Life, Work, and Impact
2016 Early Audiovisual Theory Conference
"A hundred years of Film theory. Münsterberg and beyond: Concepts, Applications, Perspectives"
29 June 2016 – 2 July 2016

Leipzig, Germany
http://www.muensterberg-2016.de/program
Deadline: 15 November 2015

AREA: Hugo Münsterberg – Life, Work, and Impact

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