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Countering Contingency 2016: Reshaping Academic Labor

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:42pm
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Academic Workers Association of the United Steelworkers
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Countering Contingency 2016: Reshaping Academic Labor

Hosted by the Academic Workers Association of the United Steelworkers, Pittsburgh, PA
April 15-17, 2016

Send 250-500 word proposals to Conference Committee Chair Jeff Cech (jcech@usw.org) by December 1, 2015

All academic workers are welcome to this interdisciplinary conference. This includes contingent faculty, graduate students, tenure-stream faculty, and advanced undergraduates.

Call for Panelists - Bodies Out of Work: Staging the Experience of Unemployment (ATHE 2016)

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 7:17pm
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Laura Farrell-Wortman
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We are seeking participants for a panel to be submitted for the 2016 conference of the Association for Higher Education in Chicago, August 11-14.

In considering this year's conference theme of "bodies at work," we must simultaneously reconcile the precarity of contemporary labor: "bodies at work" also occur alongside "bodies out of work." Moreover, the un- and under-employed body has increasingly garnered attention in both performance and academic circles via discourses of faculty adjunctification, the limits of non-profit funding models in supporting theatre-making, and the shifting landscape of labor in both classrooms and on stages.

Imperial Publics

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:23pm
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ACLA / Boston / March 17-20, 2016

This seminar seeks to rethink public sphere theory and the idea of counterpublics through the lens of imperial history and the global circulation of texts along imperial circuits from the eighteenth century through the twentieth.

In the early 1990s, scholars of colonial India were concerned that discussions of publics in South Asia were dominated by premises drawn from the European tradition. Since then, the transnational turn in postcolonial studies has increasingly made us aware of the intellectual and material connections among the nationalist movements at work in European colonies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In-Yer-Face Theatre: Two Decades On (Panel); abstract due November 16, 2015

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 3:11pm
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Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 31-April 2, 2016
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By the time 1995 gave way to 1996, it was clear that something groundbreaking was afoot in the British theatre. 1995 had seen Sarah Kane's first play Blasted, Jez Butterworth's Mojo, Joe Penhall's Pale Horse and Judy Upton's Bruises. 1996 would feature the London premiere of Trainspotting, Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking, Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Cripple of Inishmaan as well as Kane's Phaedra's Love and Nick Grosso's Sweetheart.

Special Issue: "World Religions and Professional Communication

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:29pm
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Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization
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Scholarly conversations about the influence of religion on professional communication have largely been absent in our discipline's published literature, yet religion often intersects with the work of teachers, researchers, and practitioners. It intersects with rhetorical patterns at many levels and contexts, including the organizations in which we work and volunteer, the sites where we conduct research and solve problems, and our teaching/training practices with students, clients, co-workers community partners, and the many other populations we regularly serve in our professional lives.

CFP--Transnational Cityscapes--Edited Collection (Abstracts due December 16)

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:12pm
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Dale Pattison, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
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Call for Papers
Transnational Cityscapes

We invite essays for an upcoming collection that utilize transnational approaches to theorize city space. Accepted essays will offer literary and cultural analyses that encourage us to think of cities, in all of their complexity, as sites of transnational, transactional engagement. In taking this approach, we hope to demonstrate how cities, which are increasingly extending and challenging boundaries of place, provide sites for complicating our understandings of citizenship, nationality, and the nation.

Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 1, 2015

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

The Politics of Sensibility: Private and Public Emotions in Eighteenth-Century England

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:40pm
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Jorge Bastos da Silva / Universidade do Porto

'The Politics of Sensibility: Private and Public Emotions in Eighteenth-Century England'

Seminar accepted for the European Society for the Study of English Conference,
22-26 August 2016, Galway, Ireland

Convenors:
Dr. Dragoş Ivana, University of Bucharest, Romania; dragos.ivana@lls.unibuc.ro
Dr. Jorge Bastos da Silva, University of Porto, Portugal; jorgebastosdasilva@gmail.com

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

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:08pm
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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].

Virginia MA Students CFP: LIterature and the American South

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:41pm
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VCU English Graduate Student Research Forum
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The VCU English Graduate Student Research Forum is sponsoring a call for papers relating to literature and the American South. The forum organizers welcome abstracts pertaining to Southern Literature from its inception to the contemporary period.

Possible topics of inquiry may include but are not limited to:
International and American perspectives of the South
Changing definitions of Southern identity
Culture, language, dialect
Southern race and ethnicity

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the 2015 English Graduate Research Forum, November 14th 2015. Graduate Students of the Arts in English are invited to submit abstracts of approximately 350 words for consideration.

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