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Expression and relevance of Rabindranath Tagore's spirituality in the arts, education and politics

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:57am
"Gitanjali and Beyond", published by the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, Edinburgh Napier University

For the Special Issue "Tagore and Spirituality" of the new peer-reviewed online journal Gitanjali and Beyond, we are inviting papers about Tagore's spirituality and its expression in socio-cultural, educational, ecological and artistic realms. Relating to these ideas, we are going to publish comparisons with Tagore's contemporaries, historical analyses, and evaluations of the contemporary relevance of his ideas.

Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds/ Submission by 25 Feb. 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 9:49am
University of Sheffield

"The centuries go by, and we are still hearing the voice of Scheherazade"
Jorge Luis Borges

The School of English - The University of Sheffield holds an interdisciplinary research conference on Thursday 19 May 2016, entitled Scheherazade in Classical, Modern and Postmodern Worlds.

"Monster Studies and Pedagogy" Special Topics Session at RMMLA Conference [October 2016]

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:56pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Regional Conference

This special topics session slated for the 2016 RMMLA Convention will explore monsters in culture, literature, and media. Monster Studies is a growing sub-discipline within English and Cultural Studies. Some scholars have been incorporating monsters into their classrooms as a way to not only teach tenuous topics in a college classroom (e.g. sexism, racism, classism) but to engage students through a new, innovative topic.

This panel seeks proposals for presentations on Monster studies in general with a secondary focus on the use of monsters as pedagogical tools in the classroom. Proposals submitted for consideration will address either monsters at large or in some specific facet of the academic experience. Papers submitted can

Special Edition-Precarity Tales

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:13pm
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Call for Papers
Precarity Tales

Seeking poetry and prose describing the precarious circumstances of the proletariat.
Lived precarity has received much attention over the last several years, especially regarding adjunct professors. We're looking for stories from:

Barely part-timers
And (of course) Adjunct faculty

Experimental prose and poetry will be considered, along with traditional editorial style.

No papers in academese, please. Must be enjoyable for laypeople.

Prose should be 500-2500 words
Poems can be up to 100 lines (up to 3 poems will be considered)
Please send the finished work, not a pitch.

Conference "The Environment and Human Migration: Rethinking the Politics of Poetry" Nov. 25 & 26, 2016; Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:29am
American Studies, University of Bamberg

The environmental crisis and intensifying migration movements are among the greatest challenges of our time, yet they are only beginning to be understood as interrelated. So far, this junction has mainly been studied in the social sciences, with a strong focus on the phenomenon of so-called climate refugees. There is, however, a substantial and remarkably diverse body of literary texts, including a large number of poems, that address the links between environmental and migratory issues in historically informed, conceptually complex, and aesthetically innovative ways.

Bridging Divides (journal issue)

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 11:43am
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming special issue on: Bridging Divides.

(Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives on the Fractured Self (8th-9th September 2016)

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 5:08am
(Dis)Connected Forms, University of Hull UK

Discourses concerning the concept of (dis)connection are especially prevalent in contemporary society. The relationship between the mind and the body – whether fractured or in flux – feeds into notions of identity, the self, and the 'other'. Contemporary scholarship focusing upon borders, transformations and creations considers the manifold ways in which the body can be (re)organised and (dis)assembled.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 1:59pm
Creighton University Department of English


March 11-13, 2016 at Creighton University


At the root of every critical discussion, from politics to religion to student affairs, is a discussion of space, place, and location — where am I? Where can I go? Who else is here? Who cares?

Place holds a particular importance in understanding society and the social relations within it. With questions on the importance of this "ever-shifting social geometry of power and signification" (Massey 1994) that is the 'spatial,' "You Are Here," is a conference dedicated to exploring the questions and implications of space and place.