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General Call: Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:47am
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Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College

General Call for Papers
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference May 8-10

What is the future of illustration studies?

What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?

Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)?

These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held May 8,9, 10 2015.

CFP: Masculinity, War and Violence

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:25am
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NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies
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In this special issue we intend to address the relationship between masculinity, war and violence. We interpret this theme broadly and invite contributions that discuss gendered violence, military practice/s, resistance to war and violence from multilayered perspectives. Contributions may concern macro level phenomena such as public policies, debates and ideologies on war and terrorism, which may directly or indirectly reflect gendered discourses and specific notions of masculinity. Macro level issues may also include perceptions of national identity and questions of (re)making nations and national borders.

The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:22am
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Tapati Bharadwaj/ Open Windows: A feminist research center.
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The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

This is a call for papers for new theoretical, interdisciplinary and literary interpretations on Indian citizenry and national identity. Is the psyche of the Indian nation in a state of eternal rupture, even as we perpetually desire to portray the emergence of a modern, stable, successful democratic nation-state?

Call For Paper: Feminist Studies in English Literature

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:47pm
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The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Submission
Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.

Images of minority languages and identities. («Poli-Femo» special issue: submission deadline May 30th, 2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:28pm
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IULM University, Milan, Italy

IMAGES OF MINORITY LANGUAGES AND IDENTITIES

The starting point is the underlying interests fueled by the Images of minority languages and identities meaning group or minority social community expressions in an expanded context like that of the current EU.

The image of a minority identity and of a minority language, besides serving as a "brand" for one or the other, represents a line of communication and of explanation that refers to the role of the minority within a given society and at the same time, is an effective tool with which to underline how important it is, in general, to understand the languages and cultures related to them.

Nation & Its Discontents_Edited Volume_31 Jan

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 1:52pm
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Editor, Nation & Its Discontents

Contributions are sought for an edited volume titled "Nation and Its Discontents" focusing on South Asia. The question concerning how to produce and disseminate knowledge on the 'nation', functioning as both an idea and a polity, without dispelling the 'cultural differences', calls for re-conceptualizing spaces, identities, diasporas etc. beyond western perception of nationhood. The 'nation-state', as often been argued, is an overtly restrictive projection of a model derived from western European experience onto the non-West where it may/does not apply.

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:58am
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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www.aeluruslitjournal.com
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Animal Suffering: Inter-Disciplinary Investigations in Animal Studies - October 22-23, 2015

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 10:32am
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Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

We are seeking proposals for a conference on the question of animal suffering. Papers might examine (but are not limited to):

• Representations of Animals and animal suffering in Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
• Animals in Disability, Gender, and Postcolonial studies
• Animal Rights and/or Virtues
• Animals as Wildlife and Household Pets
• Farming, Fishing, and Hunting Practices
• Treatment of Animals in the Mid-West
• Animals and Theories of Environmental Justice
• Human-Animal Studies
• Companionship, Cooperation, and/or Friendship with Animals

Economies of English, 24th-25th April 2015, proposals by 27th February

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:26am
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Swiss Association of University Teachers of English and University of Geneva
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As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.

Australian Association for Caribbean Studies conference, 'Land & Water', 3-5 July 2015, Wollongong, Australia

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:17am
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Anne Collett, University of Wollongong
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Call for Papers
Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference

3rd-5th July 2015
University of Wollongong

Theme: Land & Water

'Columbus from his after-
deck watched heights he hoped for,
rocks he dreamed, rise solid from my simple water'

Parrots screamed. Soon he would touch our
land, his charted mind's desire.
(Kamau Brathwaite, 'The Emigrants')

SCALE (SLSAeu Annual Conference, Malta, 15-18 June, 2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:23am
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European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts
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Deadline for Abstracts: 27 February 2015.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Bruce Clarke, Marcus du Sautoy, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Tom McCarthy, Franco Moretti, Cary Wolfe.

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