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[UPDATE] East/ West Cultural Passage conference: Changing Places, 29-31 May 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:23pm
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Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

CALL FOR PAPERS

CHANGING PLACES

29-31 May 2014

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
and The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
are pleased to invite you to

the CHANGING PLACES international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

Keynote Speeches:
Mihaela Irimia, University of Bucharest: "Spaces on the Map, Places of the Mind: The Grand Tour and Classic Modernity"
Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina at Asheville: "East-West in Academic Fiction: An Unequal Exchange?"
Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine: "Crossing Borders: Immigrant America in a World on the Move"

Second call for papers: Distance and Proximity

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:59pm
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UCL

"Distance and Proximity"

The dynamics of relation are central to interdisciplinary study in the Arts and Humanities. The relational dyad of distance and proximity provides us with a rich set of spatial, affective, theoretical, and historical relations in which we can explore the dynamics that run throughout the fabric of our own cultural inquiry. Moreover, navigating the distances between disciplines enables the preservation and affirmation of the significance of "difference", cultural, sexual, artistic, conceptual and/or otherwise.

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:52am
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Todd Comer
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2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

[UPDATE] Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050, 10-11 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45am
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Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon; Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS) in Rome; Institute of Future Cities of The Chinese University of Hong KongK (IfC-CUH)
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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: 12 April 2014

CONFERENCE THEMES AND THREADS
Theme I: Scenarios for Cities of the Future
Theme II: People & Societies in Future Cities
Thread A: Forward Thinking Methods
Thread B: Governance in Future Cities
Thread C: Future of Resources
Thread D: Future of Urban System

Please check call for ABSTRACTS at the Conference website:
http://www.ufsc2050.ics.ul.pt/

CfP The 4th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers ', Athens, 23 – 24 May 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:41am
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Euroacademia
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The 4th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers'
Athens, Greece

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014

Description and aims

CfP for the Panel: The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:14am
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Euroacademia
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Call for Papers for the Panel:
The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

(As part of The 4th Euroacademia Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers', Athens, Greece, 23-24 May 2014)

Panel Description

Dystopian Comfort Zones - submit by March 31st

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:13pm
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South Central College English Association at the South Central MLA
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Panel will explore the concept of dystopia in Western literature and culture. Application of the concept is open to interpretation.

Chair: Terri Pantuso, Prairie View A&M U, tbpantuso@pvamu.edu

Secretary: Kalene Westmoreland, College of Southern Nevada, kalene.westmoreland@csn.edu

CFS 4/20/14: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:51pm
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Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy
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Special Issue

Intersections: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora

Issue 6 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

JITP Co-Editors: Stephen Brier and Kiersten Greene

Guest Co-Editors: Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D. and Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.

JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For Issue 6, we are seeking submissions under the theme of "Intersections of Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, & Pedagogy in Africa & the African Diaspora."

Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Paul March-Russell

"Foundation" is the journal of the British SF Foundation formed in 1972. It is published three times a year, and is currently looking for articles and reviews for 2015. The journal publishes on any aspect of sf with particular emphases upon interdisciplinary, international and cultural perspectives. We are interested in both the histories of sf and in current trends, including the borderlines between genres, media and what passes for the 'mainstream'. Articles should be up to 6000 words in length, double-spaced and written in accordance with the style sheet available on the SF Foundation website.

"Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties" due 6/15/14

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Sharon R. Yang, Professor, English Department, Worcester State University
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The Gothic is a genre that emerged during the turmoil leading up to and caused by the French Revolution. Its symbolic use of shattered landscapes, natural and human made, challenging the view of the individual and society as ordered and rational, continues to evolve to reflect the anxieties of the eras and changing cultures of the nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first centuries. Ruined castles and mansions, blasted heaths, and ominous mountains and cliffs give way to uncharted lands for colonization, mean streets and urban jungles, sinister laboratories, gruesome battlefields, the labyrinth of political and economic conspiracies, and the dark unknowns of the human mind and body themselves.

CALL FOR PAPERS (CLOSES APRIL 30, 2014) Traverses: J.M. Coetzee in the World Adelaide, South Australia (November 11-13, 2014)

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:38am
full name / name of organization: 
J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide and the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia, with the support of the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney, the ARC Council of t
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CALL FOR PAPERS (CLOSES APRIL 30, 2014)
Traverses: J.M. Coetzee in the World
Adelaide, South Australia (November 11-13, 2014)

Affective Habitus: New Environmental Histories of Botany, Zoology and Emotions, 19-21 June, Canberra, Australia

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:55am
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Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture – Australia & New Zealand
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Perceptions, values and representations of our relationship with the physical environment have been read anew in the Anthropocene century through the lens of ecocriticsm and affect theory. At present we are witnessing a turn in ecocritical theory to the relevance of empathy, sympathy and concordance, and how these move across flora and fauna; yet ecocriticism has not thorougly considered whether human and non-human affect are reducible to a theory of the emotions. This conference both seeks to refine that turn and to address the interdisciplinary shortcoming, while articulating the expansion of the analysis of the humanities, ecocritically.

Literary Monsters - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 4:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Wenger Bro
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Special Session at S014 SAMLA conference (Atlanta)

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

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