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Local Labor: Work in and Out of Central Appalachia (4 April 2015)

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:44am
West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:

General Call: Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:47am
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College

General Call for Papers
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference May 8-10

What is the future of illustration studies?

What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?

Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)?

These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held May 8,9, 10 2015.

International Conference: "On the Periphery of the Great War", 1st and 2nd October 2015

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:53am
Dr. Anthony David Barker, Centre of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Call for papers

International Conference:
"On the Periphery of the Great War"
organized by the
Centre of Languages, Literature and Cultures,
Venue: Department of Languages and Cultures,
University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Dates: 1st and 2nd October 2015

CFP: Masculinity, War and Violence

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 3:25am
NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies

In this special issue we intend to address the relationship between masculinity, war and violence. We interpret this theme broadly and invite contributions that discuss gendered violence, military practice/s, resistance to war and violence from multilayered perspectives. Contributions may concern macro level phenomena such as public policies, debates and ideologies on war and terrorism, which may directly or indirectly reflect gendered discourses and specific notions of masculinity. Macro level issues may also include perceptions of national identity and questions of (re)making nations and national borders.

[UPDATE] UF Conference: "Comics Read but Seldom Seen" (April 10-12, 2015) NEW PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Jan 27

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:24am
Najwa Al-Tabaa / University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization

Guest speakers: Sheena C. Howard and José Alaniz

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media." The conference will be held from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 12th, 2015. The proposal deadline has been extended to January 27, 2015.

The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:22am
Tapati Bharadwaj/ Open Windows: A feminist research center.

The impossibility of imagining India: fractured lands and a fractured psyche. Eliding our past histories for the future.

This is a call for papers for new theoretical, interdisciplinary and literary interpretations on Indian citizenry and national identity. Is the psyche of the Indian nation in a state of eternal rupture, even as we perpetually desire to portray the emergence of a modern, stable, successful democratic nation-state?

Call For Paper: Feminist Studies in English Literature

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 11:47pm
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Submission
Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submissions to the April edition of FSEL (Vol. 23, Iss. 1) will be accepted until March 15, 2015.

Places of Invention, Locations of Learning: Reading and Writing in the West (Oct. 2-3, 2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:05pm
TYCA-West

Places of Invention, Locations of Learning: Reading and Writing in the West

Recent journal issues in English studies (CCC; Kairos; RSQ) suggest that place matters to our discipline, as it both shapes and is shaped by our reading and writing practices. Our material environments not only influence our understanding of our students and ourselves as teachers, but they also support and constrain our opportunities for creative and rhetorical invention. The ideas we consider and discuss with others, the tools we have available to write and to teach, and the available means of persuasion, are all directly or indirectly tied to our locations.

[UPDATE] Engaging with Archives and Records: Histories and Theories (I-CHORA 7)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:04pm
International Conference on the History of Records and Archives

Seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA 7)

Following previously successful I-CHORA conferences in Toronto (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Boston (2007), Perth (2008), London (2010) and Austin (2012), the University of Amsterdam, Media and Information Program is pleased to announce the forthcoming seventh International Conference on the History of Records and Archives to be held in Amsterdam from July 29-31, 2015. The conference will take place at De Bazel Conference Centre (http://www.debazelamsterdam.nl/index.html), located in the building that hosts the Amsterdam's City Archives.

Images of minority languages and identities. («Poli-Femo» special issue: submission deadline May 30th, 2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:28pm
IULM University, Milan, Italy

IMAGES OF MINORITY LANGUAGES AND IDENTITIES

The starting point is the underlying interests fueled by the Images of minority languages and identities meaning group or minority social community expressions in an expanded context like that of the current EU.

The image of a minority identity and of a minority language, besides serving as a "brand" for one or the other, represents a line of communication and of explanation that refers to the role of the minority within a given society and at the same time, is an effective tool with which to underline how important it is, in general, to understand the languages and cultures related to them.

[UPDATE] Trans Writ Large: Writing Difference

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:11pm
University of Cincinnati

Extended deadline:
Submissions accepted through Friday, February 6. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, February 13. Interested applicants should submit a 250-350 word proposal.

Keynote announcement:
Jonathan Alexander, the incoming editor of College Composition and Communication and former editor of Computers and Composition, will deliver the keynote address.

Date change:
The conference date has changed to Saturday, March 28.

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