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Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities (Journal Issue - BMJ Medical Humanities) Deadline 1 March 2016

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 2:31am
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Gavin Miller / University of Glasgow

The BMJ Group journal Medical Humanities will be publishing a special issue: 'Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities'.We invite papers of broad interest to an international readership of medical humanities scholars and practising clinicians on the topic 'Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities'.
http://scifimedhums.glasgow.ac.uk/journal-issue/

Product, Production, Productivity: A Women's Studies Symposium, December 10th-12th 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:00am
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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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This symposium calls for reflections on the relationship between women and productivity in its myriad forms and various situations. Focusing on this intersection across times and spaces, our goal is to address its bearing on ethics, kinship, bonding, nationality, globalization, environment etc. It invites not mere descriptions of, but attempts to grapple with the significance of how women and ideas around productivity are constructed, mutually construct each other, and are culturally (re)presented and deployed.

Papers are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

"Preparing for Your PhD Comprehensive Examinations", NeMLA 2016 Convention, Hartford, March 2016, Pedagogy & Professional

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 8:17pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 March - 20 March 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2015

Roundtable format: 3-6 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) with the remainder of the session given to a conversation between the participants and the audience.

Round-table session description:

"Preparing for Your PhD Comprehensive Examinations"

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:05pm
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(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

CFP - Global Dialogues: Digital Fashion Marketing, London 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 5:34pm
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Coventry University London Campus

Call for Papers: Global Dialogues: Digital Fashion Marketing

Date: Friday 4th September 2015

Venue: Coventry University London Campus, University House,
109-117 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF (Nearest Tube and Mainline Railway Station: Liverpool Street)

Supported by: Fashion Research Network (FRN) and X Terrace Fashion Platform

Theodicy of Spirituality in Contemporary American Women's Poetry--NeMLA 2016--Abstracts Due September 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:56pm
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Scarlett Cunningham/ University of Mississippi
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Panel Description:

This panel seeks to emphasize the diversity of women's spiritual experiences by showing how spiritual and religious identity intersect with other vectors of difference such as gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ability in contemporary American women's poetry. Most religions seek to reconcile the idea of human suffering with the existence of a loving God. However, men have traditionally held a disproportionate amount of power and authority in delineating doctrinal truths regarding theodicy in the world's major religions.

Resistance: Lives of Dissent and Revolt / SIUC / November 6-7, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:54pm
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18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
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Call for Papers

RESISTANCE: LIVES OF DISSENT AND REVOLT
18th Annual Building Bridges Graduate Conference
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
November 6-7, 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Shireen Roshanravan, Kansas State University
Dr. Stacy Keltner, Kennesaw State University

The theme for this year's graduate conference will address the powers and limits of resistance. What constitutes resistance and how is resistance embodied? How do we think through our experiences of dissent and revolt? As recent decades have been shaped by struggles of resistance, this conference considers the various possibilities that resistance opens for our futures of revolt.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West), Proposals due July 15

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:59pm
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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
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The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015

****DEADLINE EXTENDED****
Submissions due July 15, 2015 to aciswest2015@gmail.com

The Hartford Wits and Their Legacy (NeMLA, Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016)

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:59pm
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Ethan Bumas
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NEMLA might start its annual meeting in Hartford with Hartford, historically with the Algonquians, Dutch and English settlers, or as I propose, the Hartford Wits who met and wrote there in the Revolutionary period. The Hartford Wits are most interesting for their intertwined poetic and national faith: the country and their poetry could accomplish anything. At that time, a new nation, short on army, navy, and cash, could hope to be recognized as a great nation thanks to the glory still accorded to respected art, especially to classics. Sometimes critics convinced themselves the U.S. already had achieved the literary glories of antiquity.

Nabokov International Conference - Biarritz, France - April 28-May 1, 2016

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:38pm
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French Vladimir Nabokov Society

"Do the Senses Make Sense?": The Five Senses in Nabokov's Work

International Conference organized by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society

Biarritz, France April 28-May 1, 2016

After the 2013 Conference on "Nabokov and France" in Paris, the Enchanted Researchers – The French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars to reflect upon the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov's work, poetics and aesthetics, for its next International Conference. Keynotes Speakers are Brian Boyd (University of Auckland) and Maurice Couturier (University of Nice).

Call for Publications - Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special Issue: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug 1

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT,

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 11:43am
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Jami Carlacio, Borough of Manhattan CC/CUNY
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Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Disability in Postcolonial Literature and Film due Sept 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 8:26am
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NEMLA, The Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel invites submissions on the subject of disability as represented and narrativized in postcolonial literatures and cinema of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. How do these texts represent, complicate, and undermine the concept of disability? How do disabled characters function in these narratives and to what effect? How does disability intersect with issues of gender, class, race, and ethnicity? How does it inform the construction of citizenship?

Papers might address but are not limited to:

- Disability and war

- Disability, gender, and/or sexuality

- Disability on screen

- Disability and care

- Disability and international aid

- Disability and prostheses

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