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Reconstruction Issue 14.2, Phenomenology and Education

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:48am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)

Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image: University of Dundee, Scotland, 11 - 15 August

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:41am
International Association of Word and Image Studies

The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.

Contemporary Representations of the Mother-Daughter Relationship - April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Do current representations of positive mother-daughter relationships exist? How can mothers serve as role models to their daughters, when both mother and daughter aim for the daughter not to repeat her mother's life? By exploring contemporary representations of mother-daughter relationships in literature, film, and art from multiple countries and diverse cultural perspectives, this panel will interrogate whether and how mothers can realize their own subjectivity and help their daughters achieve agency within today's globalized, patriarchal society. Presentations should explore late-twentieth and twenty-first representations of mother-daughter connections and interactions within their specific socio-political, economic, cultural, and national contexts.

Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts - 10/1/14

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:02pm
The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies

The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.

American Studies and American History: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:37am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442
http://southwestpca.org/

Call for Book Reviews

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).

UPDATE: JAMES HOGG & HIS WORLD CONFERENCE (April 9-12, 2015)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:08pm
James Hogg Society

Call for Papers

James Hogg and His World

Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

Mobilities: INCS 2015, Atlanta, GA April 16-19, 2015

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:16pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

The nineteenth century has long been understood as an era of industrial growth, scientific discovery, technological innovation, and imperial expansion. Such sweeping global transformations relied on a complex web of relations between humans and machines, individuals and systems, ideas and practices, as well as more efficient and frequent movement across increasingly connected networks of space. From railroad travel to advances in shipping, from the movement of immigrants, enslaved laborers, scientists and colonial settlers, to the circulation of ideas, bodies, and/as commodities, nineteenth-century mobilities challenged and reconfigured the very constitution of subjects, nations, and cultures across the globe.

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:13am
Laura Savu Walker

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, its rationale, and 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).

Uncertain Spaces: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums. Lisbon, 30 October-1 November 2014

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:39am
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, IST-ID, IHA-UNL

International Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

"UNCERTAIN SPACES: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums"

31 October | 1 November 2014, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Over the past decades, and especially since the generalization of the Internet, artists have been actively exploring the potentialities of new media languages and communities, often blurring artistic categories. Movements like Digital Art or Internet Art clearly demonstrate how these technological means came to shape challenging new territories for contemporary art, not only in terms of creation, reception and participation, but also regarding its preservation, collection, curatorship or exhibition.

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