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Imperial Publics

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:23pm
ACLA / Boston / March 17-20, 2016

This seminar seeks to rethink public sphere theory and the idea of counterpublics through the lens of imperial history and the global circulation of texts along imperial circuits from the eighteenth century through the twentieth.

In the early 1990s, scholars of colonial India were concerned that discussions of publics in South Asia were dominated by premises drawn from the European tradition. Since then, the transnational turn in postcolonial studies has increasingly made us aware of the intellectual and material connections among the nationalist movements at work in European colonies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Special Issue: "World Religions and Professional Communication

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:29pm
Journal of Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization

Scholarly conversations about the influence of religion on professional communication have largely been absent in our discipline's published literature, yet religion often intersects with the work of teachers, researchers, and practitioners. It intersects with rhetorical patterns at many levels and contexts, including the organizations in which we work and volunteer, the sites where we conduct research and solve problems, and our teaching/training practices with students, clients, co-workers community partners, and the many other populations we regularly serve in our professional lives.

Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 1, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Reminder: ASECS 2016: "Making Menstruation: Catamenia in the Eighteenth Century" (Roundtable); March 31-April 3, 2016

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:34pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This round table discussion seeks to examine the epistemological narratives of menstruation, the debates inherent to its intellectual and social history, and the ways in which the discourse of menses codified gender and sexuality within the layperson's social imagination in the long eighteenth century. Presenters may explore the intersection of menstruation with fields or methodologies including: new materialism; vitalism; physiological catachisms; health and sanitation; mythical mimesis; feminism and queer studies; history of medicine; etcetera.

Please send abstracts by September 15, 2015 to

[new CFP] Thomas Merton at College English Association Denver Hyatt - March 29 - April 2, 2016

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:40am
International Thomas Merton Society - College English Association

Special Topics
An allied organization of the College English Association (CEA), the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS) will be sponsoring one or more panels at the annual CEA Conference next March 29-April 2, as well as recommending individual proposals for other concurrent sessions. Overarching theme of the Conference: CREATION

Suggested lines of inquiry (but only suggested):
Merton,the creative writer/artist/hermit
Merton: creating a new world
Merton creating the self
Creating a new genre: letters, prose-poem, anti-poems
Creating peace: Merton's challenge to the 21st-century
Creative dialogue between Merton and …x

ACLA 2016 Seminar: Secularization and the Novel - Proposals Due Sept. 23rd

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association

The history of the novel is also, it would appear, a history of secularization. For Ian Watt, Michael McKeon, Franco Moretti, and many others, the novel is a product of what Max Weber called rationalization. More recently, in Martha Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge and Lynn Hunt's Inventing Human Rights, the novel is seen as participating in the production of secular modernity—through the elaboration of modernity's ethics and the encouragement of empathy across socio-economic boundaries, respectively. How then should we characterize the relationship between the novel and secularization? Is the novel an effect or a cause of secularization? Or, if the relationship between the two is more dialectical, how should that dialectic be described?


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 2:42pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

James Baldwin, one of the most eminent and evocative American essayists, novelists and playwrights of the twentieth century, would have been ninety-one years old on August 2, 2015. Literary critics have described Baldwin as the most successful African American writer of his time, and even of all time. His prominence or fame are of less importance, though, than the substantial body of complex writing he left behind for readers, students, and scholars to interpret.

CFP: Globalizing the Human(ities) the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Intl. Region of the AAR

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 11:58am
Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion

CFP: Globalizing the Humanities - #EIRAAR


"Globalizing the Human(ities)"Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion 2016 Annual Meeting
University of Pittsburgh May 6-7, 2016
Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2016

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent scholars, and professionals from both inside and outside the Region to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2016 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of Globalizing the Human(ities).