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Economies of English, 24th-25th April 2015, proposals by 27th February

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 9:26am
Swiss Association of University Teachers of English and University of Geneva

As the world still reels from the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems timely to reflect on the connections between money and value embedded in all our discourses about economy, language and literature. Marxists and neoliberals have classically theorized this as reflecting the mechanisms of capitalism and the market. More recently, however, the literary theorist Marc Shell has seen the invention of coinage as underlying the whole of Western philosophy, while the anthropologist David Graeber has proposed that all of the great religions and political ideologies are responses to the moral confusion of money.

Erotica universalis? Meanings of love and their (in)translatability

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:00am
Planeta Literatur. Journal of Global Literary Studies

In 1984, a Moroccan writer Fatema Mernissi launched the challenge of recuperating the local culture of intimacy, undermined by the colonial past. As an annex to her book, L'amour dans les pays musulmans, she published a "vocabulary of love" taken from a highly respected source: Rawdat al-Muhibbin (The Garden of Lovers) by a 14th c. scholar, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. In 2011, collaborating with the editorial Marsam in Rabat, she presented this work once again as a splendid bilingual edition in French and Arabic, illustrated with calligraphy by Mohamed Idali, as well as with parallel series of paintings by Mohamed Bannour and Fatima Louardighi.

Australian Association for Caribbean Studies conference, 'Land & Water', 3-5 July 2015, Wollongong, Australia

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:17am
Anne Collett, University of Wollongong

Call for Papers
Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference

3rd-5th July 2015
University of Wollongong

Theme: Land & Water

'Columbus from his after-
deck watched heights he hoped for,
rocks he dreamed, rise solid from my simple water'

Parrots screamed. Soon he would touch our
land, his charted mind's desire.
(Kamau Brathwaite, 'The Emigrants')

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:35am
George Collier / Infonomics Society

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

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World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)
November 10-12, 2015
London, England
www.worldconedu.org
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SCALE (SLSAeu Annual Conference, Malta, 15-18 June, 2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:23am
European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts

Deadline for Abstracts: 27 February 2015.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Bruce Clarke, Marcus du Sautoy, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Tom McCarthy, Franco Moretti, Cary Wolfe.

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy-AEQ deadline 28th February 2015

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:48am
Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453)

Academic Exchange Quarterly
(ISSN 1096-1453) Summer 2015 Volume 19, Issue 2
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Feature Editor: Marilyn Pasqua
Deadline: 28th February 2014
Link: http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/12lang.htm
Keyword: Language 12

Every published article automatically qualifies for inclusion in the upcoming Sound Instruction Book LANGUAGE-8, LANGUAGE-12, LANGUAGE-33

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:50am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)

Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)

Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:44am
English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film."

Lynda Barry Anthology- Deadline January 30th

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:14pm
Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi

Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new seriesCritical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.

APRIL 10-11, 2015: (Up)rooted & (Un)moored: Discourses of Belonging in Hispanic & Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, & Linguistics

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:18pm
Graduate Students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics
April 10 & 11, 2015
"Identity is constructed both through belonging and through exclusion as a choice or as imposed by others and, [...] it involves various degrees of emotional attachment to a range of communities and groups." (Montserrat Guibernau, Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies)

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

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:21pm
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.

Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance--ASA 2015 Toronto

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:39pm
American Studies Association

Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2014 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal). Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):

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