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UPDATE: Deadline Extended: 49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 4:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
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49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

Connections and Intersections: Interdisciplinarity Within and Among Disciplines

Our global world presents us with complex issues that can be investigated only from multiple perspectives, resulting in the adoption of interdisciplinary approaches in many traditional academic areas and the formation of many new interdisciplinary fields. Arguably, it is hard to accomplish substantial research in any discipline without addressing "interdisciplinarity" and using some interdisciplinary methods.

Victorian Travelers: Women Writing Boundaries

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:22am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Invites papers that consider the boundaries – physical, imposed, and imaginary – that Victorian women travelers crossed. Please send a 300 word abstract to Kimberly Madsen at kmadsen@csi.edu. Deadline to submit is March 31st. Conference is October 9-11, 2014 to be held at Boise, Idaho.

CFP for Edited Volume: Passing While "Post-Racial": Performance and Identity Production in Neo-Passing Narratives

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:36am
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Editors: Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young
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On July 17, 1952, the African American weekly Jet Magazine featured an article titled: "Why Passing is Passing Out." This article suggested that the growing Civil Rights Movement would put an end to Jim Crow legislation and therefore to acts of racial passing—the phenomenon whereby some African Americans with optically white skin chose to live as white in order to escape the pains of segregation. Although Jet was accurate in predicting the imminent end of Jim Crow that began in 1954, its projection that passing would pass out has still yet to occur.

UPDATE CFP New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today

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Monday, March 17, 2014 - 5:21am
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University of Sussex

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014

Speakers:
Les Back, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Melanie Friend: photographer, University of Sussex
Prof. Mary Hickman, St Mary's University, London
Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
Refugee Action
The Refugee Council

Teaching Hemingway and Race

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Gary Holcomb
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CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2014; accepted essays due Dec. 31, 2014)
The goal of the Teaching Hemingway series is to present collections of essays with various approaches to teaching emergent themes in Hemingway's major works to a variety of students in secondary and private schools and at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teacher-scholars who have used Hemingway's work in domestic, international, HBCU, MA/PhD, MFA, and many other settings can apply.

MSA 2014 - Frankfurt School Critical Theory in the 21st Century

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:41pm
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Jonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
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This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.

Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "€œmass culture,"€ as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School'€™s critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: Travel in Africa/MLA 2015

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 9:15pm
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Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
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Deadline Extended to March 20!

This proposed special session for MLA 2015 (Vancouver) considers Africa as a site of memory, with an emphasis on new approaches to Anglophone travel narratives to/in Africa. 250 word abstract by 20 March 2014.

[UPDATE] Deviance in Culture and Society; full manuscripts, deadline extended to 4/15

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 10:58am
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PROTEUS: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS
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_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Deviance in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Proteus is a refereed journal that has been published continuously for more than twenty-five years and has featured the work of leading international scholars and commentators.

[UPDATE] Teaching College Literature (ongoing)

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:16pm
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Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
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Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for Teaching College Literature, a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level.

[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
full name / name of organization: 
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:

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