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"Voyages" Conference - Spring 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 2:56pm
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Associated Graduate Students of English, CSUN

voy•age
ˈvoi-ij/
noun:
1. a long journey involving travel by sea or in space.
Synonyms: trip, expedition, excursion, tour

There is no mistaking the physical exploration entailed in this simple definition of a voyage, and yet the word's Latin origin, viaticum, or "provisions for a journey," calls to mind far more than embarkment alone. The origin of the word itself invites us to consider the predicate needs at our own or others' starting point(s): How will we prepare ourselves? What will allow us, inspire us, or force us to leave our present situation in pursuit of something beyond our realm of experience?

Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:42am
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Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015
Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices from the margins of urban America. Rap music is a form of rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, an African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth culture composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music. From the outset, rap music has articulated the pleasures and problems of urban black life in contemporary America.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) Call for Entries

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:13am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R E N T R I E S
No. XI | Issue 4(1) | Jan '15
Deadline: November 20 2014
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions
in addition to following the notice below.
Ph: 91-8130224674

RE-DEPARTURES PANEL FOR MELUS 2015 (Proposals due December 1, 2014)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:31pm
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Daniela Miranda, Ph.D. Candidate/Washington State University
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Call for panelists: "New Ways to Conceptualize Diasporic and Migrant Subjectivities: Re-Departing to Re-Arrive"

Proposed Panel for the Annual MELUS Conference 2015 Athens, GA, April 9 – 12, 2015

In When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender, and Cultural Politics (1991), feminist, post-colonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha presents the identities of diasporic peoples as engaged in a process of re-departure. Revisiting suppressed or denied heritages, she argues, does not necessarily force hyphenated people to choose between singularity and plurality. On the contrary, it offers them an opportunity to "start again with different re-departures, different pauses, different arrivals" (14).

[UPDATE--Deadline Extended] Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group - May 28-30 - Chicago - NEW DEADLINE December 1, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:54pm
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Katherine Mansfield Society
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Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'

An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA
28-30 May 2015

Keynote Address:
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan, University of Washington

Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future- February 26, 2015 (sub. deadline 12/30/14)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:16pm
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Policy Studies Organization
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The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in cooperation with the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), formally invite you to submit a proposal for our upcoming Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future. The Middle East Dialogue is a gathering of policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, with a common interest on inter-connected issues in the Middle East. The purpose of the conference is to promote a productive and continuous dialogue surrounding current policy concerns, while providing a civil space for discussion across the political and religious spectrum.

CFP: International Conference on 'Religion, Gender and Body Politics', 12-14 February 2015, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:15pm
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Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Call for Papers: Religion, Gender and Body Politics
Post-secular, post-colonial and queer perspectives

International conference on behalf of the international research project "Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives", at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 12-14 February 2015.

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CSUF Acacia Conference 2015: [Ab]Normativity and [Per]Formativity, 13-14 March 2015, California State University Fullerton

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:39pm
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The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due: Friday 19 December 2014

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

Global Shakespeares

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:41pm
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Presidency University, Kolkata (India)
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Global Shakespeares,
Presidency University, Kolkata

Recent scholarship has laid much emphasis on how William Shakespeare's plays engaged directly with what is now being described as the "Global Renaissance". From Titus Andronicus to The Tempest, his plays seem deeply interested in staging and exploring racialized others and moments of contact. At the same time, Shakespeare as part of the British literary canon, played a vital role in the colonial machinery; and later became an indispensable part of postcolonial resistance.

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