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Adoption Studies -- MLA Convention 2016

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 9:25am
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Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture
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The Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture seeks paper proposals for its session at the MLA Annual Convention in Austin, TX. January 7-10, 2016.

Comparative Approaches to Adoption

This panel considers how disciplines of Comparative Studies (including Comparative Literature, Comparative Race, and Comparative Media Studies) can provide insight on adoption and its representations. Topics might include representations of adoption in non-Anglophone texts, adoption across different media (print, film, television, graphic novels, videogames, curated collections, Youtube videos, apps), and comparative approaches to thinking about adoption in relation to diverse ethnic and national communities.

Subversive Lehigh Valley Journal-- Call for Papers

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 8:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard (www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org

Lehigh Valley Vanguard is seeking submissions of critical prose which showcase community-oriented and/or activist work that provides social commentary on diverse dimensions of human suffering, such as poverty, marginalization, racism, and political, structural, and gender-based violence. Those accepted will be published in our open-access online journal.

Submissions may take a variety of approaches to this topic: historical, polemical, examination of literary works, book reviews.

CfP: Global History Student Conference April 24-25 in Berlin

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Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 6:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Björn Holm

Good day!

We - an international group of students enrolled in the MA Global History at Free University Berlin - would like to inform You about a conference in Global History for bachelor and graduate students, April 24-25 in Berlin. (We will be able to cover some travel and accommodation expenses.) Our idea is to provide a venue for ambitious students to spread and discuss their projects with a larger audience. This conference presents a very good opportunity to broaden perspectives ahead of future challenges. We accept texts written in English, Spanish, French and Italian, and the discussions will be held in English.

Death/Work: Afterlives of the Black Mortuary—ASA 2015 Toronto

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 11:27pm
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American Studies Association

We seek interdisciplinary papers for a proposed panel investigating "the black mortuary," an analytic that considers the place of the black deceased within cultural, economic, and intellectual practices. Informed, in part, by Vincent Brown's groundbreaking text The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery, this panel will explore the conceptual and constitutive work that racial death performs. We invoke a popular African American colloquialism, "who's got the body," to locate the contested ownerships of the (deceased) black body. And we ask, how might the corporeal remnants of blackness foreshadow new possibilities for myriad forms of oppositional action?

Poetry / Art Call for Submissions for Inaugural Issue

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:36pm
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Duke University Poetry Working Group

The Invisible Bear is currently seeking quality poetry and/or visual art submissions for its inaugural volume on or before our submission deadline, Sunday, February 1st, 2015. Please submit via e-mail to thebearinvisible [at] gmail [dot] com and include your full name and the category of your piece (ex: "Joe Writer, Poetry") in the subject line of your message. Please attach your poem(s) (one per page) in a .doc or .docx (for images: .tiff, .jpg, .png) and leave off any name or contact information in your attachment. Limit your submissions from 1-5 pieces. Allow at least five weeks after the deadline date before inquiring about the status of your submission.

Call for Papers for volume 8, n° 2(16)/ 2015 ESSACHESS /The alimentary and gustative imaginary

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 2:33pm
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Essachess - Journal for Communication Studies
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The alimentary and gustative imaginary

Guest editors: Jean-Jacques BOUTAUD (CIMEOS, 3S, EA4177, University of Bourgogne, France) and Stéphane DUFOUR (CIMEOS, 3S, EA4177, University of Bourgogne, France)

Between the nutrient and food, the food and the object of taste, are involved in a trajectory of meaning. Before reaching the essence of the taste it originates in the senses and sensations, the epitome of the gustative emotion. A trajectory both discrete and complex, a flow of flavor in value, a range of words in moments marked by emotions.

Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siecle (MLA 2016/deadline 3.15.15)

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:54pm
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Emily Orlando/Edith Wharton Society
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CFP: Edith Wharton and the Fin de Siècle (MLA 2016; Deadline 3.15.15)

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers addressing Wharton's relationship to the fin de siècle. Presentations might address Wharton's engagements with decadence, aestheticism, realism and/or naturalism, the bachelor dandy, the femme fatale, the New Woman, degeneration, vampirism, hysteria, art nouveau, other fin-de-siècle writers, and so on. Please send 250-word abstracts and brief bio to Emily Orlando at eorlando@fairfield.edu by 15 March 2015.

CFP: The Life and Legacy of Leslie Feinberg

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:35pm
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Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the NWSA
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The Trans/Gender-Variant Caucus of the National Women Studies Association invites submissions for a special sponsored session on the life and legacy of Leslie Feinberg, to be held at the national conference in Milwaukee, WI, November 12-15, 2015.

Space and Spatiality

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:23pm
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Alan Blackstock/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Description: RMMLA October 2015. Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.
Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2015 to alan.blackstock@usu.edu.

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline (February 15)]: Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:20pm
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University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
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Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things

University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference

April 10-11, 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)

Through the Looking Glass: Literatures Uniting Regions and Nations

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 1:04pm
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Region, Nation, and Literature Association
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The Region, Nation, and Literature Association (RNLA)
RNLA is opening up a call for paper proposals from individuals interested in publishing in a volume of essays with the working title, "Through the Looking-glass: Literatures Uniting Regions and Nations."

Call for Book Chapters: Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics. April 1, 2015.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 10:08am
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Lauren Curtright/Georgia Perimeter College
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Conventional deployments of the term "sustainability" emphasize "avoiding the long-term depletion of natural resources," as the Oxford English Dictionary defines this word. However, the emergent idea of "comprehensive sustainability" considers the so-called natural environment and human politics in equal measure and means not only reconciling preservation and development but also achieving social justice and equality. Does this altered definition of sustainability mark or require a profound shift in perceptions of cities? Or might we trace concepts of sustainability in past ideas about cities?

Humor in Social Media SAMLA November 13-15, 2015

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 2:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Joseph A. Alvarez / Retired
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This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Humor in Social Media. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme (In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts) are especially welcome. By May 1, 2015, please submit a 300-500 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Joe Alvarez, Chair, at jalvareznc@gmail.com.

Participants must be members of SAMLA to participate in this session. Proposers must express a firm commitment to attend the conference.

SAMLA 87 will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Durham, NC

Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference (5.12.15)

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Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:36am
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Center for the Studies of Genders and Sexualities / Cal State Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF GENDERS AND SEXUALITIES

11TH Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference May 12, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, U.C. Berkeley

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