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Midwest PCA-- Southern Lit and Culture

updated: 
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 4:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anne Canavan/ Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers
The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Oct. 6-9 at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare in Chicago, IL.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature (either Southern in setting, by author, or theme)
-Television (Justified, Southern reality television shows including Duck Dynasty, etc)
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture

[UPDATE] Chapter proposals for "Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment"

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 4:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for the edited book Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment, due by May 15, 2016. This volume will explore the intersection between transgender studies and ecology, with contributions from an international group of scholars representing a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, gender studies, environmental studies, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science.

Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 2:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

CFP: Baudrillard, Religion, Theology

The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies invites contributions to a special edition that explores Baudrillard, religion, and theology and associated themes.

Guest editors: James Walter, London School of Economics, and Jon Baldwin, London Metropolitan University.

Interdisciplinary and Transnational Volume on Vegetarianism, Proposals due May 30, 2016

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Adam Shprintzen
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Chapter proposals are invited for a new interdisciplinary and transnational volume focusing on the social and cultural contexts of vegetarianism throughout history. This volume will represent the first scholarly collection of essays that critically considers vegetarianism as both a worldwide phenomena and an aspect of the longue durée of history, and seeks to explain vegetarianism as a global, social, and historical continuity. Taken as a whole, the essays will provide an answer as to how and why vegetarianism has been a constant throughout human history despite continuous social challenges.

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Morgan Shipley / Area Chair
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The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2016 via online submission: http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

CFP: Science, Society & Civilisation

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:47am
full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

CEDAW and the legality of religious instituions.

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 3:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Lies and Big Feet.
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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, and can be seen as an international bill of rights for women. All countries that have accepted the Convention are compelled to follow up with a series of measures that would end all forms of discrimination against women. If the purpose of CEDAW is to end all acts of discrimination against women by organizations, then we would be compelled to include organizations that propagate religion in the public domain as mostly and often, these religious bodies propound theology that is comfortably couched in misogyny, thereby validating a heightened sense of machismo as being endemic to human behaviour.

[UPDATE]: Midwest Modern Language Association, Religion and Literature permanent section, November 10-13, 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association

In keeping with the conference theme "Border States," the Religion and Literature permanent section invites papers on writers and texts which challenge, question, or reimagine the borderlands between religion/spirituality and secular life. Papers might consider questions such as: How do race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality shape the religious imagination (or vice versa)? How do writers belonging to religious minorities address cultural hegemony? How do these writers counter the perceived threats they pose to the dominant social/political culture? How does a writer/character negotiate the relationship between aspects of her spiritual and secular lives? How do religious and spiritual concerns shape the formal choices that writers make?

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

updated: 
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret)
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Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

Farris Lee Francis and Sylvia C. McPherson seek contributors for their first collection of essays centred on the struggles, pain, love, despair, and destruction which creates the human experience. The editors have extensive background in social science, women and gender studies, and African American studies.

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

updated: 
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:38am
full name / name of organization: 
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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