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CFP: New Encounters in French and Italian Thought

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:07pm
Dave Mesing / Villanova University

20th Annual Conference Sponsored by the Philosophy Graduate Student Union (PGSU)
March 13-14, 2015
Villanova University

New Encounters in French and Italian Thought
Keynote: Jason E. Smith

Call for Papers: Special edition of 'Text': 'Beyond Australia Queer'

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:02pm
Jay Daniel Thompson (La Trobe University), Dallas J. Baker (Southern Cross University)

This special issue of TEXT reflects and builds on Australia Queer, a pioneering collection of queer writing. The 1990s saw the rise of queer theory and politics. Annamarie Jagose has described queer 'as an umbrella term for a coalition of culturally marginal sexual self-identifications and … a nascent theoretical model which has developed out of more traditional lesbian and gay studies' (1996: 1).

In Australia, the arrival of queer was heralded by the work of writers such as Christos Tsiolkas, Dean Kiley and Fiona McGregor; the activism of groups such as the Australian chapter of ActUp; and scholarly work which includes journals such as Critical InQueeries (1995-98) and a 1996 Special Edition of Meanjin, entitled 'Australia Queer'.

RE-DEPARTURES PANEL FOR MELUS 2015 (Proposals due December 1, 2014)

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:31pm
Daniela Miranda, Ph.D. Candidate/Washington State University

Call for panelists: "New Ways to Conceptualize Diasporic and Migrant Subjectivities: Re-Departing to Re-Arrive"

Proposed Panel for the Annual MELUS Conference 2015 Athens, GA, April 9 – 12, 2015

In When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender, and Cultural Politics (1991), feminist, post-colonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha presents the identities of diasporic peoples as engaged in a process of re-departure. Revisiting suppressed or denied heritages, she argues, does not necessarily force hyphenated people to choose between singularity and plurality. On the contrary, it offers them an opportunity to "start again with different re-departures, different pauses, different arrivals" (14).

Introduction to Literature: Unique Approaches for Teaching Commonly Assigned Texts

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:30pm
Introduction to Literature Blog

Call for Proposals

Survey introductory literature courses are frequently assigned to graduate students, adjunct faculty, and full-time faculty alike; thus, every semester, students enroll in these required courses at colleges and universities across the country to read frequently anthologized short stories, poems and dramas. Engaging and innovative teaching strategies are particularly necessary in introductory literature because the classes are general education requirements, and many of the students are, at the least apprehensive, and at the most frustrated, that they are required to participate in the course.

Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future- February 26, 2015 (sub. deadline 12/30/14)

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:16pm
Policy Studies Organization

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in cooperation with the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), formally invite you to submit a proposal for our upcoming Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future. The Middle East Dialogue is a gathering of policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, with a common interest on inter-connected issues in the Middle East. The purpose of the conference is to promote a productive and continuous dialogue surrounding current policy concerns, while providing a civil space for discussion across the political and religious spectrum.

CFP: International Conference on 'Religion, Gender and Body Politics', 12-14 February 2015, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:15pm
Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Call for Papers: Religion, Gender and Body Politics
Post-secular, post-colonial and queer perspectives

International conference on behalf of the international research project "Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives", at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 12-14 February 2015.


CSUF Acacia Conference 2015: [Ab]Normativity and [Per]Formativity, 13-14 March 2015, California State University Fullerton

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:39pm
The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due: Friday 19 December 2014

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines; genre 35 by Nov. 20

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:32pm
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU, Long Beach

We invite scholarly papers that address the topic of Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines for possible publication in genre 35: Connections and Intersections.

Global Shakespeares

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:41pm
Presidency University, Kolkata (India)

Global Shakespeares,
Presidency University, Kolkata

Recent scholarship has laid much emphasis on how William Shakespeare's plays engaged directly with what is now being described as the "Global Renaissance". From Titus Andronicus to The Tempest, his plays seem deeply interested in staging and exploring racialized others and moments of contact. At the same time, Shakespeare as part of the British literary canon, played a vital role in the colonial machinery; and later became an indispensable part of postcolonial resistance.

Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:26pm
Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington

The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

McLuhan's Faith and Works Conference - Winnipeg, Oct 18-19, 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:34am
IISTC and the Marshall McLuhan Initiative

The First Joint Conference
International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC)
and The Marshall McLuhan Initiative
McLuhan's Faith and Works
October 18-19, 2015 St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA
Conference Coordinators:
Read Mercer Schuchardt ( Wheaton College
Howard R. Engel ( St. Paul's College