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Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:24am
University of York Centre for Modern Studies

Keynote: Marius Kociejowski

"Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings."
– Lars Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

Taking place on 2nd June 2015 at the University of York, this interdisciplinary one-day symposium aims to give postgraduate students across the arts and humanities the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary debates and ideas around the concept of identity, questioning the way in which identities are (re)formed, constructed and explored psychically and spatially in the modern world.

"The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles & the United States" (November 6-7, 2015)

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:31am
Histoire et Dynamique des Espaces Anglophones: Du Réel au Virtuel (HDEA), Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Leisure is a central rather than a peripheral feature of culture. Indeed, the divide between leisure and "productive work"—to which it is traditionally opposed—has never been an impassable wall, but rather a porous boundary involving dynamics of control, negotiation, and hybridization. Far from a mere holiday or retreat from society, leisure represents a specific domain of activities in which core social and cultural values and structures are expressed, reified, transmitted, learned, manipulated, and resisted.

Trespassing Gender (deadline: March 15th)

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 4:17am
Trespassing Journal

From its inception, gender studies analyzed the boundaries and binaries of gender to show that both are socially constructed. Earlier studies investigated the creation and institutionalization of gender boundaries in the realms of culture, politics, and economy as well as the link between gender boundaries and gender inequality. Drawing on critical race theory, feminists who demonstrated that boundaries of gender always interact with that of race and class opened up a fertile terrain for the study of intersections, as well as how gender boundaries interact with the production of hierarchies.

call for papers in social problems

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:11am
international journal of interdicsiplinary studies on social problems

The international interdisciplinary Journal seeks papers reporting novel results by researchers, authors and experts in social sciences, psychology, counseling, criminology and law on the topic of narcotic addiction. For more Information see guide for authors

Books That Cook: Teaching Food in Fiction and Memoir

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:49pm
Stacey Donohue/MLA 2016 in Austin, Texas

Papers exploring literary, cultural, historical, or pedagogical approaches to food (or lack of food) in fiction and memoir. 300 word proposals by March 15 to sdonohue@cocc.edu

This is a guaranteed session arranged by the Community College Humanities Association. While we very much encourage community college faculty members to submit proposals, all are welcome!

You must be an MLA member by April in order to be accepted. The 2016 Modern Language Association convention will be held in Austin, Texas on Jan. 7-10.

"Art, Design, Science and Literature in Early Modernity (March 1st)"

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:15pm
Early Modern Studies Journal

Call for Papers

Volume 7, "Art|Design|Science and Literature in Early Modernity" 2015

Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in early modern period. EMSJ is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.

CFP SAMLA 85 (Durham 10/13-10/15, 2015) Special Session "Literary Monsters"

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:46pm
Tracie Provost/Middle Georgia State College

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 26, 2015 to Tracie Provost, Middle Georgia State College, at tracie.provost@mga.edu.

Prehistories of the Digital Humanities

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 2:06pm
J.D. Connor

For a proposed special session at MLA 2016: Forerunners, fantasies, false starts on the way to DH. Network theory in literature and criticism, graph theory, library science revolutions ("KWIC"), topic mapping, early literary visualization, statistical criticism, etc. Abstracts—ledes, kickers, quotes by 15 March 2015

Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:53pm
West Virginia University English Grad Student Union

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
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:

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature"

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:22pm
Alexander L. Kaufman

Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts. This session encourages papers that examine post-medieval texts, cultures, and practices, especially Australian, Native American, Pan-American, and Eastern.

UNT Critical Voices Conference

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:57am
University of North Texas; Graduate Students of English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.

We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.

Cross-Generational Workshop at CCCC 2015 - 3/18/15

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:01am
CCCC Task Force on Cross-Generational Activities

Please consider registering for the Cross-Generational workshop for career planning in rhetoric and composition at CCCC 2015 at this link: http://www.ncte.org/cccc/conv

MW.01 Opportunity, Reflection, and Tactical Foresight: Mapping the Full Span of Your Career from Graduate School to Post-Retirement 9 am -12 pm Wednesday, March 18

CAPPE 10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Utopias, 2 - 4 September 2015, CFP closes 17/4/15

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:56am
10th Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference: Utopias, Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton

Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)

10th Annual, International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Utopias

Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th September 2015
University of Brighton, UK

Keynote Speaker: Owen Hatherley

CFP - Vol 3, issue 3 releasing 15th March 2015

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 5:00am
International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, United Kingdom

International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM ISSN 2348-0386) is a refereed monthly e-journal from Rochester, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system.

IJECM intends to contribute to the development & dissemination of knowledge on management, commerce & economics.

Submission: Inviting quality research papers/ review papers/ conceptual papers/ didactic articles for its Vol 3, issue 3 (March issue). Submission due date is Feb 28, 2015. Release date is 15th March 2015. Submission email- malcolm.christopher@ijecm.co.uk

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