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Poverty, Welfare, & Religion: Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:36pm
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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Jewish Family Service
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Poverty, Welfare, & Religion:
Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
An Interdisciplinary, National Conference Engaging Working Poverty
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Cincinnati, Ohio – December 4-6, 2016

This conference brings together scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and clergy to address issues of working poverty in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the working poor as "people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force (that is, working or looking for work) but whose incomes still fell below the official poverty level."*

[REMINDER] Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
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University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016 (EXTENDED 3/21 Deadline)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:01pm
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SFSU Comparative Literature Student Association

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.

The San Francisco State University Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.

Extended Submission Deadline: March 21st, 2016

Beyond Boundaries: Recognition, Tolerance, Change; Submission of Abstracts by May 13 2016; Conference on July 29 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:04am
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Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
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Australia's response to the Syrian refugee crisis has raised issues in areas as diverse as immigration, religious tolerance and basic concepts of humanity. The 11th annual Limina conference seeks to uncover, explore and question both historical and contemporary boundaries that arise from people struggling for recognition.

We particularly invite papers that address boundaries that exist within, and between, academic disciplines and research themes. Topics include, but are not limited to:

 society, culture, politics
 racism, gender, sexuality
 identity – collective or individual
 geographical & bodily boundaries
 ethical, psycho-social, religious boundaries

Second Call for Papers: "Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century"

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:04am
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Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal
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Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Keynote speaker: Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Rivas – Fernandez - Universidad Autónoma de Madrid – via Skype

Art and Political Ecology - Deadline April 29

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 2:54pm
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Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

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The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss art's relationship with political ecology: What role does art have to play – if any – under the precariously situated human and environmental consequences of neoliberalism and its political geography? Which potentials can be found in locally situated artistic discourses and re-imaginations of political ecology, for influencing global discourses on climate change? How can the dialogue between culturally and historically different ecological imaginaries and eco-philosophical traditions be significant in an era marked by unprecedented threats to the environment?

CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 10:33pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally of , respectively. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, who will be presenting on the international scholarship opportunities his university offers for students as well as programs to partner with schools in Europe, Canada, and across the US. PLUS! We are working on a surprise guest group of industry professionals to add to the range and interest of our conference.

Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear. Articles: 6/1/2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 3:25pm
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Abbes Maazaoui, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania
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The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is requesting articles for its annual refereed publication, The Lincoln Humanities Journal (LHJ). The special theme for 2016 is "Panopticon: Surveillance, Suspicion, Fear." Contributors are invited to examine the reality and representations of surveillance, suspicion and fear; their impact on popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics; and their role in shaping values, attitudes and identities.

All academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences are welcome.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Reviews for the Thatcher Network

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Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 6:38am
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The Thatcher Network (@ThatcherNetwork)

Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism. The website is launching later this year.

Twitter: @ThatcherNetwork

Books discussed in the review can be from any academic discipline and may relate to one or more of the following areas:

* Margaret Thatcher and her governments

* Thatcherism and its legacy

* Britain in the 1980s

* Classical Liberalism and Neoliberalism

* The Falklands War

* The Miner's Strike

* Free market economics

* Thatcher and the Centre for Policy Studies / Institute of Economic Affairs

* Thatcher's contemporaries (Sir Keith Joseph, Airey Neave, Ronald Reagan, etc.)

Call for papers American Journal of Social Science Studies R&d ​

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 3:11pm
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Antony Miller

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D
http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/jsss

American Journal of Social Science Studies R&D understands the importance of social science study for the betterment of the society and for the better understanding of the human behavior, that's why it is providing a platform to all the researchers of all over the world to publish and share their valuable information in any field of social sciences.

[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:21pm
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California State Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association
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The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

Area of Whedon Studies - MPCA 2016 Conference: October 6 - 9, 2016

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:56pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
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We welcome proposals on any aspect of Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes, The Avengers: Age of Ultron); his comics (e.g. Fray; Astonishing X-Men; Runaways; Sugarshock!; Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Nine, and Ten; Angel: After the Fall; Angel & Faith Season Nine and Ten; Serenity: Those Left Behind; Serenity: Better Days; The Shepherd's Tale ); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators.

CFP- Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities, 9th issue Fall 2016, Deadline 31st May

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Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:25am
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Estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities
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estrema: Interdisciplinary Review for the Humanities is an on-line publication of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) of the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon (FLUL). Its exclusive goal is to publish the papers of both undergraduate and graduate students. Giving its interdisciplinary character, estrema accepts works from several areas of studies such as (but not limited to):

Linguistics

Literature

Music

Cinema

Theology

Philosophy

History

Visual arts

All papers will be subjected to a double blind peer review process.

Deadline for submissions: May 31st, 2016.

Theme: non-thematic.

Science and Fiction Panel at MMLA 2016 (St. Louis, Nov. 10-13)

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 6:13pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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In the spirit of this year's conference theme of "Border States," we welcome papers that explore borders—or the blurring of such borders--within Science and Fiction. How does fiction work to educate us as readers on the use of technology? Are these examples historically, culturally, or socially relevant? Suggested topics may include:

* Women in Science Fiction
* Images of science in literature
* Energy resources in literature
* The image of the scientific utopia
* Science and progress
* The human body and/or its representation
* Representations of the apocalypse, dystopias, or other disasters in literature

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