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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: 11/15/15: Disability Studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (2/10-13, 2016)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 11:42am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11/15/15!
Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disability studies or combined approach is welcome.

Cultural Transduction Conference - May 24th-26th 2016

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:37am
Enrique Uribe-Jongbloed / Universidad del Norte

Cultural Transduction Conference

Venue: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, COLOMBIA

Dates: 24-26 May, 2016 / 24-26 de mayo, 2016

Hosts: Universidad del Norte and Universidad de La Sabana

Deadline for abstracts: 22 January, 2016

The Department of Social Communication at Universidad del Norte and the Faculty of Communication at Universidad de la Sabana wants to invite academics and practitioners to present their research or creative endeavors at the Cultural Transduction Conference that will take place at the facilities of Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, between May 24th-26th, 2016.

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:39am
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

Commitment and Critique: Contemporary Literature and the Political Imagination

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:31am
Blossom N.Fondo and Adamu Pangmeshi

It is an undeniable fact that indeed literature has moved from the realm of mere entertainment to one of commitment. Any survey of contemporary literature proves more than ever before that there can be no talk of "arts for art's sake". Hardly any writer who wishes to be taken seriously writes for the sake of writing or to entertain his readers. Entertainment has rapidly given way to commitment and today writers are interested in appraising the world in which they live and write and thereby imagine a better world for humankind. This has infused a political dimension into literature such that it is mainly concerned with a critique of the society. Thus literature today has come to occupy an important position as political discourse.

Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory, October 29, 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:28pm
National Chiao Tung University / The English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

24th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

Theme: Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory

Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Date: October 29, 2016
Venue: National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Call for Papers (Due February 1, 2016)

New website "Why Social Theory?" Seeks Contributors

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:54pm
"Why Social Theory?"

The Committee on Social Theory at the University of Kentucky is excited to announce our forthcoming project, the website "Why Social Theory?"

This site is designed to become the premiere source for scholars on the subject of Social Theory. As part of the website, we are designing a compendium of key terms, theorists, and schools of thought.

We invite contributors to produce entries for the website. These should range from 250 to 750 words and include references. Entries may cover a particular term (intersubjectivity, spatiality) theorist (Foucault, Marx, Judith Butler) or school of thought (postcolonialism, neo-Marxism, queer theory).

Special Issue (Fall 2016): Globalizing the Province: Rethinking Place and Scale

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 1:17pm
The Global South

At a time when discourses of globalization, world literature, and planetarity are promoted as "transcending" the local, what happens to those spaces that attempt to resist the purview of such globalizing impulses? For this issue, the editors invite papers that interrogate literary, political, and cultural representations of "local" spaces and communities, as well as other zones of underdevelopment more broadly. We are especially interested in essays that focus on local, regional, and provincial cultures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that are shaped by, but elided from, the perspective of the national and transnational.

"Chat with an Editor" at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:04am
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline , including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias among others.

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