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Animals under Capitalism

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:01pm
University of Bristol

A 1-day conference to be held on May 25, 2016, on the subject of 'Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics'. The conference aims to explore the relations between capitalism and animal life, and will emphasise the following themes:

the intersections between capitalism and the 'Sixth Extinction';
artistic representations of animals under the aegis of capitalism;
the biopolitics of domestication;
the development of industrial animal farms.
The conference will be followed by a Postgraduate Roundtable on the 26th of May, which is open to the public.

Call for studies of Migrations and Identity 5/31/2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:22pm
Watchung Review

Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcolonialism, movement and migration in literature and rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies of migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and within a range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Historical or Temporal Migrations
• Movement across Borders
• Community and Identity

Media and Colonialism - Call for papers to the Journal on Media and Journalism open until May16

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:57pm
CIC.Digital Research Center - New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Revista Media & Jornalismo
nº 29
Issue about Media and Colonialisms
Edition date: November 2016

The Journal of Media and Journalism is currently a publication of the Center for Research in Communication and Digital Culture - CIC.Digital - FCSH- New University of Lisbon. It is published in Portuguese, English and Spanish and uses a double-blind review arbitration system.

Media and Journalism is a scientific journal that aims to be a forum for discussion and dissemination of research conducted on the field of media and journalism within and outside the country.

Media and Colonialisms

CFP: Science, Society & Civilisation

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:47am
HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session - SAMLA88

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:52am
Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session at SAMLA88

The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com by May 15, 2016.

[SAMLA88 will take place November 4-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL]

CEDAW and the legality of religious instituions.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 3:46am
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Lies and Big Feet.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, and can be seen as an international bill of rights for women. All countries that have accepted the Convention are compelled to follow up with a series of measures that would end all forms of discrimination against women. If the purpose of CEDAW is to end all acts of discrimination against women by organizations, then we would be compelled to include organizations that propagate religion in the public domain as mostly and often, these religious bodies propound theology that is comfortably couched in misogyny, thereby validating a heightened sense of machismo as being endemic to human behaviour.

[UPDATE]: Midwest Modern Language Association, Religion and Literature permanent section, November 10-13, 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:06pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

In keeping with the conference theme "Border States," the Religion and Literature permanent section invites papers on writers and texts which challenge, question, or reimagine the borderlands between religion/spirituality and secular life. Papers might consider questions such as: How do race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality shape the religious imagination (or vice versa)? How do writers belonging to religious minorities address cultural hegemony? How do these writers counter the perceived threats they pose to the dominant social/political culture? How does a writer/character negotiate the relationship between aspects of her spiritual and secular lives? How do religious and spiritual concerns shape the formal choices that writers make?

SCMLA 2016: Southern Literature (abstracts due March 31)

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:04pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Submissions are welcomed for this regular session of the SCMLA annual conference to be held in Dallas, TX, November 3-5, 2016. The topic for the Southern Literature panel is open, however abstracts that relate directly to the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are particularly welcome.

Abstracts of 300 to 500 words should be sent to mdsursav@central.uh.edu by March 31st.

Presenters are required to be members of SCMLA but can join the organization after abstracts are accepted.

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 11:57am
Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret)

Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

Farris Lee Francis and Sylvia C. McPherson seek contributors for their first collection of essays centred on the struggles, pain, love, despair, and destruction which creates the human experience. The editors have extensive background in social science, women and gender studies, and African American studies.

The Postcolonial Turn: Critical Essays on the postcolonial intervention in Literary Genres, approaches and criticism

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 11:31am
Prof. Edward O. Ako, Prof. Blossom N. Fondo

Postcolonial theory has been engaged in uncovering and castigating the legacies of the colonial contact on the colonized. This has seen a lot of discussions on postcolonial theory which focus on the material effects of colonialism such as the identity crisis occasioned by the loss of culture, the new boundaries created by colonialism and which continue to have far-reaching effects decades after the formal demise of colonialism, and the gross exploitation and humiliation of the colonized which has resulted in the inferiority complex and a loss of self- esteem. Postcolonial theory in a general sense therefore often involves the response of the colonized to the cultural and human consequences of colonial control.

Second CFP: Science and Fiction Panel at MMLA 2016 (St. Louis, Nov. 10-13)

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:38am
Midwest Modern Language Association

In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction. How does fiction work to educate us as readers on the use of technology? Are these examples historically, culturally, or socially relevant? Suggested topics may include:

* Women in Science Fiction
* Images of science in literature
* Energy resources in literature
* The image of the scientific utopia
* Science and progress
* The human body and/or its representation
* Representations of the apocalypse, dystopias, or other disasters in literature

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