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Quality of Life - deadline for abstracts 31 May 2016

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:19am
Spark; Stirling International Journal of Postgraduate Research

The Stirling International Journal of Postgraduate Research is a peer-reviewed research journal published by postgraduate students at the University of Stirling. Its objective is to attract high quality, original, multidisciplinary research articles and book reviews for publication in theme-driven issues. The theme of our upcoming, third issue is 'quality of life'. The journal is aimed at an international audience and will be published online in open access mode.

Competing Visions of Place

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 5:06pm
PAMLA 2016

This special session examines contested representations of place, questioning how literary, visual, filmic, and archival materials can encapsulate competing visions of what a place is or should become. The session explores how these particular ideological visions of place can legitimize material acts of violence, or offer alternate re-visions.

Call for Abstracts: Undisciplining U.S. Television Studies @ Flow Conference (9/15-9/17, Austin TX)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:08pm
Melissa Phruksachart / The Graduate Center CUNY

Call for abstracts for "Undisciplining U.S. Television Studies," a proposed roundtable at the 2016 Flow TV conference to be held in Austin, TX from Sept. 15-17, 2916. Please send 150 words in response to the prompt below. Submissions should be sent via the Flow TV website by May 20, 5pm (CST): http://www.flowjournal.org/flow-conference-2016/flow-2016-panel-question...

PAMLA 2016 French & Francophone Sessions (Nov. 11-13, Pasadena)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:02pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Call for Papers.

The PAMLA Conference in 2016 will be held at the Westin Pasadena from Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13.

We are currently accepting proposals of 500 words for panels on French and Francophone studies. Papers may be presented in English or French.

Paper proposals must be made to our online system found here:

http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas

The deadline for paper proposals is June 10.

For questions regarding this session, please contact Erica Maria Cefalo: emcefalo@umd.edu

Bulletin: a non academic art paper

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:51pm
Droste Effect magazine

A new project by Droste Effect magazine, Bulletin is a non-academic, curated online publication.
After a process of editorial curatorship, a selection of the online Bulletins will be published on paper.

PAMLA 2016: British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century (abstract: 6/10/16; conference: 11/11-11/13/2016)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 1:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This standing session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but particularly welcomes papers focusing on context, especially the relation of an author's life to his or her texts, and the influence from earlier historical periods on works, items, customs, etc. of the eighteenth century.

Proposals attending to the conference theme "Archives, Libraries, Properties" are especially welcome.

Edited Collection--On the DL: Athletes, Athletics, and Disability, July 31, 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 9:23am
Joseph P. Fisher

Popular rhetoric about athletics consistently emphasizes corporeal mastery and bodily perfection. Always exhibiting physical and mental toughness, athletes train ceaselessly to reach the pinnacle of sporting accomplishment: taking things to the next level. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that athletic excellence requires superhuman skill, for it is only when athletes devote 110% of themselves to their sports that victory can be achieved.

AULLA Conference 2016: 'Love and the Word', Melbourne December 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 2:00am
AULLA

Hosted by Victoria University, the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 7th-9th December 2016. Its theme is 'Love and the Word' and our keynote speakers are Peter Cryle, Anne Freadman, and Kam Louie.
Already we have received papers focused on: the semantics of 'love' (in various languages); erotics and desire; performance; politics and rhetoric; poetry; prose fiction; pedagogy and teaching; colonial and postcolonial modalities; religion and the sacred; technology; and philosophy. This second Call for Proposals is open-themed, meaning we shall welcome any proposals that offer insightful research.

Goddess Studies Unit Call for Papers: Loyola Marymount University, March 2017

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 5:54pm
American Academy of Religion, Western Region

The Goddess Studies Unit seeks to retrieve the narrative importance of female figures in mythology and religion and works to infuse equity into the nature of exclusion. How does this year's theme, "Religion, Race, and Racism," intersect with female (cis/LGBTQ/inclusive) figures and the study of women in narrative and in culture? Are there goddesses, goddess scholarship, or goddess-centric worship that subvert racialization and/or colonization? Are there figures that have subverted demonization due to race or gender or who have been claimed to combat such "Othering"? Contrarily, are there figures that have been suppressed or marginalized due to race and/or gender that are currently being reclaimed, reinterpreted, or re-discovered? How?

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