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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.

CFP African American/Black Studies 2016 SWPCA conference EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 10:12pm
Debbie Olson

CFP: African American / Black Studies Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
37th Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline EXTENDED: November 15, 2015

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference, Feb 10-13, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. International submissions are welcome.

Call for Chapter Submissions for a Book on the Politics of Healthcare in America

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 6:17pm
Aaron Ogletree

Politics of Healthcare in America: Current Perspectives is a proposed book, to be edited by Aaron Ogletree, exploring the political, social, and economics forces that shape health care in the United States of America. This book welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners in any disciplinary field that whose contribution can deepen the understanding of how readers will view health care. The book is aimed at a wide audience including those who work in healthcare, academics, policymakers, and professional organizations, as well as general readers.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found - March 19, 2016

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 4:25pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference April 29th & 30th

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 3:34pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton

Call for Papers for the Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference to be held at Cal State Fullerton, April 29-30, 2016. Confirmed Special Guests: Dr. Ursula Heise, Jonathan Lethem, Tim Powers and James Blaylock.
Deadline for proposals: Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and complete contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by December 1st, 2015. Submission email: dsandner@fullerton.edu
Our theme: Philip K. Dick, Here and Now.

(Un)stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found - March 19, 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 3:27pm
English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: (Un)Stable Identities: How the Self is Forged and Found

"There will be time / to prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet."­ Eliot, Prufrock
"We know what we are, but now what we may be."­ Shakespeare, Hamlet
"I am not an angel...and I will not be one till I die. I will be myself." ­ Bronte, Jane Eyre

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