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Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Northeast Modern Language Asssociation
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Literature and Religion after 1900 (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
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NeMLA 2015
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Since the early 2000s, there has been a rise in scholarship about the religious and ethical dimensions of American postwar fiction. The literary historian Amy Hungerford investigates how intense religious experiences can coexist with pluralism by reading postwar authors such as James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, J.D. Salinger, Cormac McCarty, and Marilynne Robinson. She suggests that writers often turn to the nonsemantic aspects of language to depict a religious experience that is not doctrine specific. Similarly, John McClure's Partial Faiths uses the framework of post-secularism to argue for the emergence of a partial, hybrid, and weak theology in postwar fiction.

THE 21ST ANNUAL ACMRS INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE February 5–7, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 1:40pm
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Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)
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ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION:
Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
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Language Society at UCO
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THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

Popular Culture Pedagogy: Theory and Application in Academia Deadline for submission:

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 1:42am
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A. S. CohenMiller / Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

Popular Culture Pedagogy: Theory and Application in Academia

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce a special issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy (www.JournalDialogue.org), to be published August 2015. The issue will focus broadly on teaching and learning which integrates popular culture within academic settings.

Topics are particularly welcomed that address the following:

--Innovative approaches and/or research studies addressing the use of popular culture within the higher education classroom;

Contemporary Medievalisms Panel - NeMLA 2015; 4/30-5/3

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 2:15pm
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Northeast MLA
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Contemporary Medievalisms: The proliferation of medievalism in popular culture - as Chaucer's Twitter account, Game of Thrones, and historical young adult novels set in Medieval Europe all attest - expresses varying ideas about what the Middle Ages could mean to our current historical moment. This panel seeks papers that explore contemporary ideas about the Middle Ages as they appear in a variety of popular culture venues. We especially welcome those that engage with global perspectives on the idea of the 'Middle Ages.'

Chairs: Emily Lauer and Filiz Turhan-Swenson

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

Canadian Literature: 56th Annual M/MLA Convention, Detroit, Michigan, November 13-16, 2014

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:04am
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The Midwest Modern Language Association
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This permanent section welcomes papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "The Lives of Cities" are strongly encouraged; however, this theme can be broadly interpreted.

Please email 250-word abstracts and CV by June 14, 2014, to DeLisa Hawkes, dhawkes@eagles.nccu.edu.

Presenters must become members of the M/MLA.

COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE - The Colonial Text as a Lens for Contemporary Issues (Deadline: 6/15/14)

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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 3:54pm
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William Michael Lake / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Referring perhaps in part to the crisis of the humanities, a recent SAMLA newsletter states that "shifting employment and institutional structures pose potential threats to long‐standing models of our profession." Accordingly, this session examines the value of Spanish colonial texts in reaching more objective understandings of contemporary issues. Some possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to: modern representations of colonial writings; the colonial feminist; political identity and philosophy; religious and/or psycho-social dynamics; the colonial educational paradigm and its evolution over time; the practice of and access to medicine; stereotyping and indigenous rights; and so on.

Pennsylvania College English Association 2014 Conference

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Friday, June 6, 2014 - 10:03am
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Pennsylvania College English Association
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Pennsylvania College English Association (PCEA) 2014 Conference

Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center

1450 S Atherton St, State College, PA, 16801

1-866-460-7456

October 3-4, 2014

PCEA invites either panels or individual papers for the 2014 PCEA Conference.

Proposals in any and all areas of English (or English-related) studies are welcome: literature, film, composition studies, professional writing, creative writing, linguistics, popular culture, et al. Both pedagogical and theoretical proposals are encouraged. We also welcome the reading of original creative writing.

PCEA invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars to submit proposals.

[UPDATE] The Fantastic (Open-Topic) for NEPCA (6/13/14; Providence, RI 10/24-25/14)

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:07am
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Michael Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area Chair
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UPDATE 6/4/14:
PROPOSALS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED UP TO 5 PM EST ON 13 JUNE 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
SIXTH ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF
THE SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://sf-fantasy-legend.blogspot.com/

2014 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island
Friday 24 October and Saturday 25 October 2014
Proposals by 5 PM EST on 13 June 2014

The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability, Dec 1-3, Hiroshima, Japan

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 6:56am
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PRESDA

This is a fully international, peer-reviewed conference held in Japan's City of Peace: Hiroshima. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6622). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Proposals are due by September 8, 2014 on any of the following areas:

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