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CFP - Student Access and Educational Equity: Community College Curriculum, Instruction, and Support

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Audrey Donaldson, Ed.D/CI

New Directions for Community Colleges
Call for Papers: 2017 Issue
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015

Audrey Donaldson, Librarian, and Fran Lassiter, English Assistant Professor are editing a special issue -

Student Access and Educational Equity: Community College Curriculum, Instruction, and Support

We are currently seeking original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous content on issues of access and equity as related to curriculum. Chapters may explore the problems, propose solutions, demonstrate what works and what doesn't through case studies, present effective practices, and/or an in-depth discussions. This special issue is scheduled for publication in 2017.

Topical areas may include:

[UPDATE] Missing, presumed dead: absent mothers in the cultural imagination, 11-12 June 2015

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:18am
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Department of Language Studies, Umeå University & Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Sweden
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NB! New date
The dead or absent mother is a recurring feature in Western cultural productions, from Greek myths through folktales, Shakespeare and Dickens to contemporary literature such as Miriam Toew's A Complicated Kindness (2004), television, and films such as Finding Nemo (2003) and The Road (2009). The mother might be dead at the outset, or die during the narrative. Her death might be a disaster, propelling the child into danger; a blessing, saving the child from an abusive or inappropriate parent and making way for a more suitable guardian; or of no consequence.

Romanticism and the South-West

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 5:29am
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University of Bristol

Romanticism and the South-West

The English department at the University of Bristol invites submissions for a 1-day conference to be held on the 29th of June, 2015, on the subject of 'Romanticism and the South-West'.

The conference aims to explore the importance of the South-West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics: 1) ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought; 2) the role of the South-West in an era of scientific development and discovery; 3) the South-West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism; and 4) Romantic afterlives in the South-West.

Adaptation Essay Prize (OUP journal)

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 4:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University
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THE ADAPTATION ESSAY PRIZE 2015

About the Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Adaptation Prize

The winner's prize will consist of:

[UPDATE] The IAFOR International Conference on Education

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 12:36am
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The International Academic Forum
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*Abstract submission deadline extended to January 1, 2015

The IAFOR International Conference on Education - Dubai 2015

http://iice.iafor.org

We invite you to submit a proposal to this inaugural event or to attend as an audience member.

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its international partners, invites you to participate in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conference in Dubai. IAFOR expects this conference to draw educators, researchers, professionals, and members of international offices to discuss the future of education.

[UPDATE] The Power of Place: Investigating the Interactions between Ideology and Influence (March 14, 2015)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:35pm
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English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

"The preservation or construction of a sense of place is then an active moment in the passage from memory to hope, from past to future." David Harvey

"Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders." A.A. Milne

"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." Wendell Berry

[UPDATE] Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal [January 25th, 2015]

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:01pm
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Aelurus Graduate Scholarly Literature Journal
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ww.aeluruslitjournal.com
Call for Papers and Book Reviews: 2015 Issue
Submission Deadline: 25 January 2015

Aelurus is an annual journal that publishes literary and theoretical scholarship from graduate students, which is run and staffed by graduate students in Weber State University's Master of Arts in English program. As such, Aelurus is devoted to a publication process in which we foster and lend experience to the scholarly endeavor of fellow graduate students.

Open to critical perspectives and mediums of examination from any time period, Aelurus solicits scholarly submissions, the most rigorous of which will be published digitally and in print in the spring of each year.

Sites of Decay-March 13-14, 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:57pm
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The Eighth Annual Graduate Conference Literature, Politics and Aesthetics-The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University (SUNY),
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Faculty Keynote: Julia Walker, Art History Department (Binghamton University)

"Lydia Maria Child and Social Change" at SSAWW 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:45pm
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Lydia Maria Child Society
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Call for Papers:
The Lydia Maria Child Society invites proposals for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference to be held November 4-8, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.

"Lydia Maria Child and Social Change"

"Lydia Maria Child and Her Contemporaries" at ALA 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:35pm
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Lydia Maria Child Society
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Call for Papers:
The Lydia Maria Child Society invites proposals for the annual ALA Conference to be held May 21-24, 2015 in Boston, MA.

"Lydia Maria Child and Her Contemporaries"

After Extinction

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:48pm
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Center for 21st Century Studies
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A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

call for book proposals, Sanctity in Global Perspective

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 2:47pm
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The Hagiography Society with Ashgate
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Book proposals are sought for a new series, Sanctity in Global Perspective

Series Editors:
Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University, USA;
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, University of Pittsburgh, USA; and
John Stratton Hawley, Barnard College, USA

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