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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.

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:50am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)

Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)

Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:44am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film."

APRIL 10-11, 2015: (Up)rooted & (Un)moored: Discourses of Belonging in Hispanic & Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, & Linguistics

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:18pm
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Graduate Students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics
April 10 & 11, 2015
"Identity is constructed both through belonging and through exclusion as a choice or as imposed by others and, [...] it involves various degrees of emotional attachment to a range of communities and groups." (Montserrat Guibernau, Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies)

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture: B/Orders Unbound 7-8 May 2015 Isparta/Turkey

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:20pm
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Çankaya University and Suleyman Demirel University in Turkey

B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities
keynote speaker: Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah from University of Kent
Selected papers will be published in a volume
For further details please visit: http://mtb.cankaya.edu.tr
This International Conference is an annual academic event organized by Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey. This year it will be organized jointly by Süleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) and Çankaya University, and will be hosted by Süleyman Demirel University on May 7-8, 2015 in Isparta, TURKEY.
Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be our keynote speaker in this year's conference.

Second Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:28pm
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Syracuse University Department of Religion
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Now announcing the Second Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture.

Syracuse University | March 28, 2015 | Syracuse, NY

The Department of Religion at Syracuse University will host its second annual "Undergraduate Conference on Religion and Culture" on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The goals of the conference are to recognize and encourage outstanding undergraduate work, and to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to contribute to a broader academic conversation.

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