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[UPDATE] Darkest Ecology: Ecocritical Approaches to Disaster Fiction - Due September 30th

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 1:48pm
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Steve Asselin / NEMLA
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In recent years disasters both sudden (tsunamis, hurricanes) and prolonged (droughts, rising oceans) have impacted the lives of millions. Present and historical narratives of disaster (in prose, on film, etc.) can help us understand our charged environmental rhetoric and its impact on public discourse. Can disaster fiction spur action against anthropogenic climate change? Do spectacular representations of disaster blind us to what Rob Nixon has called the 'slow violence' of ecological degradation? Looking for ecocritical takes on representations of environmental disaster, both real or fictional, from the genesis of the genre in the 19th century to today. Send 200-300 word proposals to Steve Asselin by September 30th.

Human Rights in the Humanities: Practices, Methods, and Pedagogies

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 1:18pm
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NEMLA
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Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention
Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
The 46th Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Fan Studies in the Classroom; Abstracts by December 18, 2014

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:24pm
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Katherine Anderson Howell
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Fan Studies in the Classroom strives to connect the popular with the scholarly, using popular and fan cultural artifacts to engage student interest, motivate student research, and cast a new light on learning objectives. Increasingly, teachers in all disciplines incorporate fan creations, remix concepts, and media studies approaches in the classroom. These exercises range from using fan materials as examples, to having students study remix works, to asking students to rewrite canon.

Native American Literature at CEA Conference (March 26-28, 2015 – Indianapolis, IN)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:56am
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Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University
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Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2015

Call for Papers, CEA 2015 | IMAGINATIONS
46th Annual Conference | March 26-28, 2015 | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One South Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204, Phone (317)-632-1234; Fax (317) 616-6299

Submission deadline: November 1, 2014 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.

UTOPIA AND POLITICAL THEOLOGY TODAY - [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation - Issue 10 (May 2015)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:27am
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

10th Call for Papers
CFP: Utopia and political theology today

CFP: Utopia and political theology today

CfP for the Panel: Art and Identity

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:20am
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Euroacademia

Call for Papers for the Panel
Art and Identity

As part of The Second Euroacademia International Conference 'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities, 17 and 18 October 2014, Florence, Italy

Deadline for paper proposals: 12 September 2014

Panel Description:

ASECS 2015 Memorial Roundtable: "Adrianne Wadewitz and the Feminist Digital Humanities"

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:55am
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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The ASECS Digital Humanities Caucus invites proposals for a roundtable panel in memory of Adrianne Wadewitz. Before her untimely death, April 8, 2014, she was Mellon Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Digital Learning + Research at Occidental College and was to begin a new post as Assistant Professor of English at Whittier College in the Fall of 2014. Adrianne was a scholar of late eighteenth-century children's literature and a voice for the digital humanities, notably in her work on a primary source archive focused on the New England Primer. Adrianne was also a prominent and eloquent advocate for Wikipedia as an open and democratic source of information.

Canadian Precarities (May 30-June 2 2015, Ottawa, Canada)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:33am
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Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

What does it mean to feel precarious? Which bodies, subjects, and communities are more precarious than others? Is precarity a political-economic condition (the "precariat") and/or an affective, ethical, and psychoanalytical condition? Is there a social identity to "the precarious" in Canadian literature and culture, and is this identity entirely new or the renaming of an older category? To what extent does recent theoretical interest in precarity by European and U.S.-American scholars (Berardi, Berlant, Butler, Harvey, Lorey, Power, Puar, Standing) hold promise for Canadian cultural critics?

Women Writing North: ACCUTE 2015

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:17am
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ACCUTE

It is common to conceive of Canada's North, especially in its early history, as a barren frontier conquerable only by the hardiest of men. However, as Barbara Kelcey's Alone in Silence: European Women in the Canadian North Before 1940 outlines, an estimated five hundred women or more traversed the Northwest Territories before World War II. While some of these women were the wives of missionaries or explorers, others were career-women in their own rights—artists, nurses, missionaries, entrepreneurs, or explorers.

World Lit Roundtable - NeMLA 2015, Toronto

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:31pm
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NeMLA
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As 'World Literature' continues to move beyond traditionally conceived boundaries, how do we think of it as an object of study? What are some new methodologies, foci of study, literary self-conceptions, and interdepartmental or interdisciplinary possibilities for its teaching to undergraduates? This roundtable seeks to open a dialogue on these and other matters of teaching world literature beyond the boundaries. We invite papers on such topics as, broadly, conceiving of syllabi to constructing courses; classroom practices to departmental—and interdepartmental—efficacy instituting world literature course; and any other practice that extends 'world literature' past the more traditional boundaries.

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