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How Students Think (or not): Engaging the Disengaged

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:41am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices/Ivy Tech Community College

Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Across the Disciplines and Around the World

The focus of our Fall issue speaks to a common problem on most college campuses today: "How Students Think (or not): Engaging the Disengaged."

Whether you're a new or a seasoned faculty member, your voice can make a difference in the success of your fellow-faculty as well as your students. The Atrium seeks your reflections of challenges and successes in your classroom. Our journal invites you to submit
• innovative, creative, and critical narrative essays
• research-based articles across the disciplines
• book reviews and website reviews
• poetry

COLLABORATION & BETRAYAL

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:25am
SAMLA #87 -- Durham, North Carolina -- November 2015

In its aesthetic and political senses, "collaboration" has a twofold, seemingly contradictory meaning. On the one hand, collaboration names a creative and democratically communicative sharing between individuals, disciplines, traditions, etc. Yet, on the other hand, this positive sense is countered by negative connotations of traitorous and nefarious "collaborationism." While the positive sense of collaboration has found academic credibility in its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary guises, the negative connotations of collaboration refer us to traditions of appropriation, marginalization, and usurpation.

"The State and U.S. Culture Industries" Conference

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 11:17am
United States Studies Centre Institute Building at the University of Sydney

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

"The State and U.S. Culture Industries" conference

June 25-26, 2015
United States Studies Centre
Institute Building (H03), University of Sydney

Keynotes: Tricia Jenkins (TCU); Jade Miller (Wilfrid Laurier); more TBC

Following recent scholarship (William Maxwell, Erin G. Carlston, Timothy Melley) that renews questions of state power, national security, and cultural production, this conference seeks to appraise critically, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the contemporary and historical interrelations between the state and the culture industries in the United States. Topics for exploration include:

Brigid Brophy Anniversary Conference, 9th - 10th October 2015

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 9:05am
Professor Richard Canning, Subject Leader for English & Creative Writing, The University of Northampton School of The Arts

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the death of Brigid Antonia Brophy (1929-1995) and the fiftieth anniversary of her article 'The Rights of Animals', published in the Sunday Times on 10th October 1965 (and later collected in the ground-breaking 1971 anthology Animals, Men and Morals), the School of The Arts at the University of Northampton is delighted to host a two-day conference to celebrate all aspects of Brophy's literary career, as well as her leading contribution to animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminism and her advocacy of the Public Lending Right.

Organiser: Professor Richard Canning: Richard.Canning@northampton.ac.uk

Special Issue: Engendering the Disc – The Fantastic Worlds of Terry Pratchett

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:58am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most brilliant fantasy writers and was an inveterate humourist with a knack of creating unforgettable characters. Writing with verve, poignancy and daring, Pratchett is known for his signature style as much as for the bold criticism deftly embedded in his comedic writing. In honour of Sir Terry, gender forum will publish a special issue dedicated to him and his works.

Being Humans. The Human Condition in the age of techno-humanism: representations, practices, experiences

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:28am
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies

The long-running debate on Post-humanism is now entering a new phase: after the analysis of technological imaginaries and 'frontier cases' that informed the field during the '90s, scholars' attention is now progressively focusing on more common technological artefacts, social practices and socio-technological assemblages that seem to redefine the boundaries of what was traditionally conceived as "human".

SAMLA Special Session: Hybrid Networks: Literature and Science in Early Modern England

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:15am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This panel welcomes papers on the various social, intellectual, or textual networks among authors and consumers of early modern literature and science. This panel seeks to understand what new networks of influence or collaboration we can discover by pairing disparate genres/fields of inquiry in the early modern period. Essentially, this panel asks: how can disparate or shared methods of signification within literary and scientific genres challenge our understanding of the early modern production of knowledge?

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:21pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.

Possible pieces for consideration:

Margaret Atwood Studies seeks submissions [rolling]

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:17pm
Margaret Atwood Society

Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

[UPDATE] Games and Literary Theory Conference (Nov 20-22, 2015, New Orleans, USA)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:47pm
Timothy Welsh

# International Conference Series in Games and Literary Theory
Third Annual Conference

Hosted by Loyola University New Orleans, Department of English & School of Mass Communication

New Orleans, Louisiana USA
November 20-22, 2015

**Please note, we are EXTENDING the proposal due date to April 17th.**

Issues of Fact: the Pathologies of Fact and the Fictitious in Law and the Humanities [deadline:May 15th, held September 24-26)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:22pm
Erasmus School of Law & Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication – Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society

A three-day conference organized by Jeanne Gaakeer and Frans-Willem Korsten

To be held September 24-26, 2015
Erasmus School of Law & Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication – Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society

Deadline application: a proposal of max. 300 words should be sent to issuesoffact@gmail.com before May 15th, 2015.

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