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Intersections of Sustainability and Human Rights

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 3:50pm
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South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA) 2014
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Drawing from Raymond Williams's assertion that "the idea of nature contains, though often unnoticed, an extraordinary amount of human history," we seek to explore how problems of human rights are manifest within environmental problems and proposed solutions. What do problems that arise at the intersection of sustainability and human rights elucidate about the inclusionary politics (including, but not limited to race, class, and gender) of these respective social movements? We welcome papers that consider the overlaps between these two movements and the politics involved in each. Possible topics of investigation include vulnerability studies, fair trade and labor movements, and resource wars.

[UPDATE] Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 20 June 2014; 28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

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Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:49am
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Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Please note: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 20 JUNE 2014.

Submissions as a Word or PDF document should include a

* 350-word abstract and title
* and a cover sheet including: your name, university, contact information, plus a brief biographical paragraph about your academic interests,

and be emailed to conference organisers Emma Grundy Haigh, Sam Goodman and Brittain Bright at:

hello@marginalisedmainstream.com
marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

Survey/Proposals Teaching Octavia E. Butler in the Academy JULY 1, 2014

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 1:15pm
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Modern Language Association Teaching World Literature Series

Survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley
This survey is designed to gather information about instructors' methods and materials for teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler, for the purpose of developing a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to answer the questions related to their teaching below. They are also encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due by 1 July 2014, after which the survey will no longer be available online. All respondents will be acknowledged in the published volume.

SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Print ISSN 2277-3959) (Online ISSN: 2347-2013)

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Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 6:09am
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Interactions Forum Pune, India

CALL FOR PAPERS

Vol II Issue IV

SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Print ISSN 2277-3959) (Online ISSN: 2347 2013)

Paper Submission last date: 20 June 2014

SubalternSpeak is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum, Pune. The Journal strives to publish works of high quality in the area of postcolonial studies. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their research articles/papers.

We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

[UPDATE] Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting - MMLA 2014, November 13 - 16, Detroit

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:56pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association

n Tillie Olsen's working class novel Yonnondio, the character Anna takes her children out, "looking for empty lots where dandelions grew," so they may harvest dandelion greens. It is here—foraging for food in Omaha, Nebraska—that we see a glimpse into Anna's rural past. The knowledge she has gained from her rural life allows her to supplement her family's needs when they could not afford to buy fresh food in an urban environment. Yonnondio is not unique in chronicling migration to the city for work; there are other novels about poor people with a rural knowledge base living in an intolerable urban culture. In these stories, what is lost or gained when one migrates or immigrates from the agrarian lifestyle to the urban?

Fairy Tales: New Spaces, Different Faces

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:56pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In his article, "Decolonizing Fairy-Tale Studies" (2010) Donald Haase cautions against the "limited horizon of much contemporary fairy-tale research" and advocates developing "effective intercultural or transcultural model[s] for understanding the fairy tale," in order to "create a disciplinary or interdisciplinary space that can accommodate the genre in its many manifestations." A few recent, exemplary studies indicate the rich theoretical possibilities for fairy-tale scholarship: Jack Zipes draws on cognitive science and evolutionary biology in The Irresistible Fairy Tale, and Cristina Bacchilega's Fairy Tales Transformed? frames fairy tale adaptations as "ideologically-variable desire machines" entangled in a hyptertextual age of wonder and magic.

CFP: When the Lamps Went Out: H. G. Wells and his World on the Eve of the War: H. G. Wells Society Conference

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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 9:15am
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H G Wells Society and Durham University
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When the Lamps Went Out: H. G. Wells and his World on the Eve of the War

H. G. Wells Society Conference

Palace Green Library, Durham University, 27 September 2014

Plenary speakers:

Professor Matthew Pateman (Sheffield Hallam University)

Megan Shepherd (author of The Madman's Daughter)

[UPDATE] CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 2:09pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

CFP: Asian Literature (Standing Session) at PAMLA 2014 (Oct. 31–Nov. 2) in Riverside, CA
Deadline: Saturday, May 31

Additional papers are sought for multiple Asian Literature standing sessions at the 112th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, to take place from October 31 to November 2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Remembering Freedom Summer: Building a Better Future October 20-21, 2014 (Abstract Deadline: 7/15/2014)

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:11pm
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African American Studies
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Mississippi State University
Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
October 20-21, 2014

This year marks the 50th-anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project, which began in Mississippi on June 15, 1964. The Mississippi Project established fifty "Freedom Schools" and registered over twelve hundred African Americans to vote. African American Studies and Mississippi State University invite scholars and students to come to the conference to give papers, present posters or any creative expression on any aspect of the freedom project.

49th Annual Conference of the Two-Year College Association of the Northeast 23-25 October 2014 Embassy Suites Baltimore

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 3:40pm
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Two-Year College Association of the Northeast
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FINDING SAFE HARBOR: CREATING PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION AND STUDENT SUCCESS

Hosts: Community College of Baltimore County
Howard Community College
Montgomery Community College
Prince George's Community College

Speakers: Gish Jen, Taylor Mali

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