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T. S. Eliot at the Louisville Conference

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 11:25am
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T. S. Eliot Society
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The T. S. Eliot Society will again sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 26–28, 2015. Abstracts on any subject reasonably related to Eliot are invited. For further information on the 2014 conference, please visit the website: www.thelouisvilleconference.com.

Those interested should send a 300-word abstract to John Morgenstern (jmorgen@clemson.edu) no later than September 10, 2014. Please include your academic affiliation (if applicable) and a brief biographical note with your abstract.

Ten Point Program for Reparations for African Americans in the United States

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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:21am
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The Journal of Pan African Studies
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The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) is joining The Black Scholar, The Journal of African American History, Souls: A Critical Review of Black Culture, the Journal of Black Psychology, African American Learners and other scholarly publications in a Call for Papers on the "Ten Point Program for Reparations for African Americans" devoted to the discussion and analysis of what might be included in a "Ten Point Program" for reparation payments to African Americans in the United States.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:41pm
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Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:57am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

CFP: Posthuman Praxis in Technical Communication

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 8:21am
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Daniel Richards, Old Dominion University / Kristen R. Moore, Texas Tech University
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Things matter. And so do objects. In the past few decades, scholars across disciplines have developed theoretical frameworks like posthumanism (Hayles, 1999; Haraway, 1991), object-oriented rhetoric/ontology (Boyle & Barnett, 2014; Bryant, 2011), new materialism (Coole & Frost, 2010; Bennett, 2010), and Actor-Network Theory (Callon, 1999; Latour, 2007) to articulate and acknowledge the agency and importance of materiality and nonhuman actants. But relatively little work, with some important exceptions like Spinuzzi (2003), Knievel (2006), Graham (2009), and Potts (2014), has explored the implications of these theories for technical communication practice, research, and teaching.

John Burnside Symposium – 15th November 2014, University of Portsmouth

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 6:22am
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University of Portsmouth
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Speakers include:

John Burnside
Julian Wolfreys (University of Portsmouth)
Sebastian Groes (University of Roehampton)

Celebrated as both a poet and a novelist, John Burnside is one of Britain's leading contemporary writers. He is the winner of numerous awards, including the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Whitbread Poetry Prize, the Petrarca Preis, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Poetry Prize, and the James Tait Memorial Prize. This one-day event will be the first symposium dedicated to his work, offering the chance for researchers to discuss and reflect upon Burnside's writing and its place within contemporary literature more widely. The day will conclude with John giving a public reading and participating in a Q&A.

Translocal China/Sinophone, or Chinese translocality (AAS/Chicago/Mar 26–29, 2015)(Abstract due by Aug 2, 2014)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 6:22am
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Association of Asian Studies
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We'd like to solicit one more paper on any topics under the umbrella of translocal China or Chinese translocality for the 2015 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference on March 26–29, 2015 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL.

Religion & the Environment in Contemp Lit (ALA Symp, TX, Feb 26-28); due Sept 15

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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 5:22pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for a proposed panel at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about the environment and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature. Recent writing occupies various points on a spectrum of approaches to that relationship—examples include the acceptance of the degradation of the environment as a sign of the Second Coming in the apocalyptic tenor of popular "rapture fiction," the opposition of evangelical preaching to sociobiology and science in E.O.

gender peace education and development

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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:38pm
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VIVEK COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BIJNOR UTTARPRADESH INDIA 246701
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pl send the paper for the conference which i going to beheld in bijnor uttar pradesh india on 29th -30th nov 2014
Gender, Peace, Education and Development
Sub-Themes
?Gender Equity in Education
?Gender Based Violence
?Gender and Peace Education
?Gender and Development
?Peace education sustainable development
?Women as activists and agents of promoting peace
?Gandhian concepts on Peace, Non violence & conflict resolution

Indigenous Children's Literature (1/07/15)

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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 3:36pm
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Roxanne Harde / Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
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Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature invites contributions for a special issue exploring Indigenous Children's Literature from around the world. Taking our cue from studies like Clare Bradford's germinal Unsettling Narratives, which examines First Nations' issues in texts by Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors, this issue welcomes articles that focus on texts for children and young adults by Indigenous/Native/Aboriginal/First Nations authors. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] American Indian Quarterly--books reviewers

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Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:13pm
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American Indian Quarterly

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who would like to write book reviews for AIQ. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor with a set of research goals/interests and short CV/Resume at aiqsubmissions@okstate.edu
AIQ is a peer reviewed, refereed journal that specializes in a wide range of issues pertaining to Native American issues and literature, politics, environmental justice, multimedia, screen studies, and the like. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at aiqsubmissions@okstate.edu

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