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THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (Deadline extended)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Savu Walker
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Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled "The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context." Please take a look at the brief description of the topic and the research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

CALL FOR PAPERS: Twentieth Century Women's Writing (Edited Volume)

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 6:02am
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Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (Department of English, University of North Bengal, India)

We invite scholarly papers that shed light on twentieth century women novelists, playwrights and poets for a forthcoming anthology on twentieth century women writers.

Scope of the volume:

GUST English Language and Literature (GELL) Second International Conference April 21st-23rd 2015

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Monday, August 18, 2014 - 5:48am
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Gulf University for Science and Technology
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Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance.

[UPDATE] Full programme and registration now available for 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama'

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 6:49pm
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Dr Tiziana Morosetti, University of Oxford

Full programme and registration for the conference 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama' (Oxford, 25-26 September) are now available at the following link:

http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/news-events/%E2%80%98exotic%E2%80%99-body-19...

[UPDATE] How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:44am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
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How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology

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Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 3:52pm
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NeMLA
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Borders, Boundaries, and Margins

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 4:10pm
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South Asian Literary Association
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CFP: Borders, Boundaries, and Margins
15th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
6-7 January 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:41pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Adaptation and Intertextuality

Papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered, including but not limited to novel to film/play/TV adaptations, short story to film/TV adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, painting to novel/film adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to opera adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of!

Gender, Sexuality and Intersectionality in Irish Studies [Deadline December 15th, 2014]

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 2:05pm
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Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
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Idealized constructions of heteronormative masculinity and femininity have long shaped Irish culture, while subcultures of marginalized masculinities, subversive femininities, and LGBTQ identities have challenged this normative narrative. The fifth issue of Breac will explore gender and sexuality issues in Irish Studies and Irish culture. Guest editors Moynagh Sullivan and Abigail Palko invite contributions that consider issues of gender and/or sexuality, broadly defined, with a particular interest in papers that engage with intersectionality or interrogate the impact of biopolitics on everyday life.

Topics might include:

REMINDER: SOUTHERN STUDIES CONFERENCE 6-7 February 2015

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:23am
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Auburn University at Montgomery
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Now in its seventh year, the AUM Liberal Arts Conference in Southern Studies invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Roundtable on Perspectives in Historicist Pedagogy • NeMLA Convention (April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 4:36pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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How has the historicist turn in literary studies changed undergraduate teaching? What do historicist and/or materialist scholars teach, how, and with (or without) what kinds of materials? Inviting perspectives from the range of languages and fields represented by the MLA, this roundtable session invites proposals for presentations that either theorize principles in historicist pedagogy or present examples of syllabi, course texts, classroom practices, and assignments informed by historicist approaches to scholarship. Submit a 300-word abstract by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website (registration required):

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