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Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference: Toward a Borderless Indigenous Community June 23-26, 2016, Charles T

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 2:10pm
Charles Town Maroon Council

Indigenous communities offer models of collective sustainability, territorial sovereignty, ecological justice, and cultural persistence keenly appealing to a world threatened by environmental rapine and ideological warfare. The Eighth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference aims at nothing less than building a global indigenous community without borders. Legacy of the recently deceased Colonel Frank Lumsden, leader of the Charles Town Maroons, this vision of global unity among geographically distinct yet politically allied indigenous communities advances an alternative to global woes that combines transnational commonality with cultural specificity and political purpose.

[UPDATE]: UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
The University of North Alabama English Department

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

Literature and Science

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:51am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We welcome proposals for our upcoming Conference 6-8 October 2016, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The proposal should focus on the artist's use of science in literature, whether physical, biological, or medical. For example, Dante utilized many aspects of medieval optical physics in the creation of his "Paradiso." William Carlos Williams, used his education as a physician to create his works of poetry. Science and Art possess a deep connection that extends through centuries. This is your opportunity to reveal this symbiotic relationship to others. Please submit your proposal to krascoe@dcccd.edu no later than 1 March 2016. We look forward to hearing from you.

Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 11:45am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Talks on any aspect of the session topic are welcome: models, tips, strategies for teaching literature (English, American, world, other). Come share what's working in your classroom. This is a fun panel with great energy and enthusiasm.

Please send a 250 word proposal and a brief bio by March 1 to Monica Hart at mhart@wtamu.edu.

For more information about the conference, check out the general CFP http://rmmla.innoved.org/call/default.asp

Feminist Spaces 2.2 Journal CFW

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 9:45pm
Feminist Spaces Journal

Call for Works (deadline for submission is April 29, 2016)

Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)

UPDATE: Power & Politics in Print

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 5:38pm
The Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary

We are writing to let you know about an exciting partnership which has developed as we move forward with plans for our annual "Free Exchange Conference" this year. We are pleased to be now be joining with
"The Insurgent Architects," a research group founded at the University of Calgary, and dedicated to the intersections of creative writing and social justice research. This is a particularly complementary partnership because the stated agenda of their group segues with our chosen topic for this year, "Power and Politics in Print."

Museal Practices and Cultural Politics of Exhibiting Popular Music

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 - 6:04am
Lars Kaijser, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Passau University, Germany

No longer limited to records, stages, and videos, popular music has widened its sphere of influence by entering the realm of museums and tourism. For the past decades, popular music themed exhibitions have multiplied as well as diversified, and have in the process gained growing visibility and cultural momentum. Be it in the form of spatially fixed museum spaces that draw international audiences, or be it in the form of traveling exhibits that transport displays across the limits of cities and nations: Exhibitions revolving around popular music participate in and contribute to the global circulation of meanings, values, and emotions ascribed to and associated with diverse genres of and eras in popular music.

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