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[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:21pm
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Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley
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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.

Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance--ASA 2015 Toronto

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:39pm
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American Studies Association
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Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2014 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal). Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Standing at the Edges The Environmental Justice and Citizenship Project

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:05pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Standing at the Edges
The Environmental Justice and Citizenship Project

Tuesday 28th July – Thursday 30th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
What is the role of global citizenship in achieving environmental justice?

How can we frame global challenges such that all voices, present and future, human and nonhuman, are heard?

The Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship project provides opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and geographic boundaries to explore, frame and solve problems of environmental and global injustice. Our annual conference provides a forum to collaborate in evaluating and revising our project goals.

The Failed Individual - International Conference, University of Mannheim, Germany, November 12-14, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:46pm
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American Studies Department, University of Mannheim

"If there is one thing in this world that I hate, it's losers. I despise them," then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared to a group of high school students, expressing a firm belief in success and failure as the results of individual action and ambition. Himself embodying the American Dream as an immigrant who 'made it big in America,' Schwarzenegger demeaned the worth of individuals he perceived to be 'losers,' and thus echoed an attitude prevalent in contemporary Western neoliberal politics that glorifies 'success,' i.e. striving for the good life, as the only valuable way of being in the world and as the ultimate goal of one's existence.

Call for Papers MLA 2016 in Austin, Texas: January 7-10.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:39pm
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Two-Year College Forum of Modern Language Association
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Session Type: Forum
Organization: The two-Year College Forum
Title of Session: What Qualities Matter in Teaching the Humanities Online?
Submission requirements: 300-word abstracts
Deadline for Submissions: 15 March 2015
Description:
How do good teaching practices translate into the online learning environment? Do externally developed online teaching "best practices" have a place in online pedagogy? Or are locally developed models more suitable for learning? Seeking presentations on models ensuring high-quality online teaching.

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture: B/Orders Unbound 7-8 May 2015 Isparta/Turkey

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
keynote speaker: Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah from University of Kent
Selected papers will be published in a volume
For further details please visit: http://mtb.cankaya.edu.tr
This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.

Second Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:28pm
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Syracuse University Department of Religion
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Now announcing the Second Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture.

Syracuse University | March 28, 2015 | Syracuse, NY

The Department of Religion at Syracuse University will host its second annual "Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture" on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The goals of the conference are to recognize and encourage outstanding undergraduate work, and to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to contribute to a broader academic conversation.

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