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[UPDATE] - Tufts Grad Conference - Radical Kinship

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:03pm
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Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

RADICAL KINSHIP

Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign? When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and fatherhood?

Can we undomesticate kinship?

CFP: Academic Autobiographies

updated: 
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 2:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Intermezzo
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CFP: Academic Autobiographies

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that address academic autobiography.

David Shumway once labeled the academic star system as one where autobiography marginalizes community in favor of the individual. Indeed, too few academics pen autobiographies unless they are so-called stars. Yet, all academics have a story to tell, one that merges the personal and the professional, the anecdotal and the political, the banal and the important. Academics should want to tell their stories.

"Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity, OCTOBER 30-31, Toronto, Canada

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:54pm
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Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
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Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

[UPDATE} - Rocky Mountain MLA English Renaissance - Abstracts Due MARCH 1

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:13am
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RMMLA - English Renaissance Literature
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This is an update to our previously posted CFP. The deadline for submissions - March 1st - is rapidly approaching.

Those interested in joining our English Renaissance Literature Panel at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Santa Fe should submit a roughly 250-word abstract to james.rizzi@tufts.edu.

This panel will seek to explore themes relevant to English literature produced during the latter half of the sixteenth century as well as the seventeenth century. Relevant topics might include gender studies, religious themes, socio-political debates or representations in literature, but we welcome all abstracts relevant to the period.

Restaging the Harlem Renaissance: New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan (June 27, 2015, deadline: Mar. 27)

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:50am
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Columbia University
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RESTAGING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE:
New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan

A one-day interdisciplinary symposium
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Columbia University, New York City

Conference co-sponsors: Columbia University's Department of Music, Ph.D Program in Theatre, Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the IRAAS Alumni Council, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:

"Women of the Mediterranean", Sorrento Italy, June 12-13, 2015

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sant’Anna Institute

Sant'Anna Institute (Sorrento, Italy) and the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, United States) are pleased to present the First International Conference

"Women of the Mediterranean"
Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento Italy, June 12-13, 2015

Conference Location: Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento (Italy)
Conference Director: Prof. Giovanni Spani (College of the Holy Cross)
Conference Coordinator: Marco Marino (Sant'Anna Institute)
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Barbara Zecchi (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

CFP: Academic Provocations

updated: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 1:41pm
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Intermezzo
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CFP: Academic Provocations

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication associated with Enculturation (http://www.enculturation.net) seeks submissions that deal with the topic of academic provocations.

COLDNOON: TRAVEL POETICS (INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TRAVEL WRITING) | CALL FOR PAPERS | No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 11:59am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650

C A L L F O R P A P E R S
No. XII | Issue 4(2) | May '15
Deadline: March 12 2015
Please visit: http://coldnoon.com/submissions | www.coldnoon.com

To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link: http://coldnoon.com/about

In addition to following the notice below.

[UPDATE] Call for Chapter Proposals for "Ecofeminist Intersections" and "New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism," Due March 1, 2015

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Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 5:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies
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Chapter proposals are invited for two new book projects, Ecofeminist Intersections and New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, due by March 1, 2015. Both books explore the manifold ways that ecofeminism has been used across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to such fields as literary criticism, history, philosophy, religious studies, women's studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, and political science. Current doctoral students are especially encouraged to submit proposals for New Voices in Ecofeminist Activism, though all proposals will be considered for both books.

Temporalities and Childhood

updated: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:09pm
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PAMLA 2015--Dr. Markus Bohlmann

"Temporalities and Childhood" is a panel at the upcoming PAMLA 2015 conference, November 6-8, 2015, in Portland, USA.

The conference theme is "time and literature," and the panel will explore the various temporalities at play within the binary realms of childhood and adulthood with the aim of rethinking the teleology of 'growing up' from a temporal perspective.

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