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Conference: 'Minority' Cultures and Travel, 14-16 September 2015

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:03am
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Bangor University, Swansea University and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
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Conference – Call for Papers:

'Minority' Cultures and Travel

National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, 14-16 September 2015

In collaboration with Wales Literature Exchange and Ceredigion Museum

Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Cronin (Dublin City University)

Interview: Basque writer Kirmen Uribe in conversation with Ned Thomas

CALL FOR COPY EDITOR -- NeoAmericanist

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 10:00am
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NeoAmericanist

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is searching for an academic COPY EDITOR for its current and forthcoming issues. NeoAmericanist publishes biannually. The copy editor will be called upon by the Editor to edit all articles accepted for publication following peer review. Typically, the copy editor is expected to read articles and footnotes/endnotes with an eye for grammatical and typographical errors missed during peer-review.

Interested parties are encouraged to submit a copy of their CV to the Editor at robert.mousseau@carleton.ca.

Special Issue on Indigenous Literatures

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 5:18am
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The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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The Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
www.rupkatha.com
Special Issue on Indigenous Literatures

(Volume VI, Number 2, 2014)
Broad Areas of Submission:

Literature of North East India
South Asian Indigenous Politics & Literature
Native American Issues
Australian Aboriginal
Feminist Indigeneity
Chicano
African Literature
Folklore
Nativism
Ethnography

Word-limit:

Papers should be between 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews.

Eco-Imaginaries: 4th Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:19am
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Vivek Freitas/ Tufts University
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As humans, we are continually examining how to position ourselves spatially, aesthetically, emotionally, intellectually, and practically in our environments. Today, we face these tasks with new urgency as the devastating impact of global climate change stimulates renewed scholarly focus on the environment. From Ecocriticism to Posthumanism to Deep Ecology studies, the humanities are engaged in a multi-disciplinary effort to understand how humans interact with natural and built environments. This conference aims to engage with and foster discussions around the complex and historically situated ways in which we imagine and inhabit the environment.

The IAFOR North American Conference on Media, Film and Cultural Studies - 18-21 September, 2014

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 1:13am
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The International Academic Forum
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Update: Call for Papers deadline extended to July 15 2014
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The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners is proud to announce the Inaugural North American Conference on Media, Film and Cultural Studies.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the US, explore Boston, New York and New England, join a global academic community…

CFP: Children in Media

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:55pm
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Red Feather Journal
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CFP: Children in Media

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks submissions for the Fall 2014 issue (deadline Sept 15th, 2014).

Rereading, Revisiting, and Reinventing Faulkner for the 21st Century / SAMLA 86, Nov. 7-9 / Abstracts Due Jun. 10

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:53pm
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The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that explore and excavate SAMLA 86's themes of sustainability and renewal in the works of William Faulkner. As the geographical compass of Faulkner Studies has shifted ever southward and Faulkner criticism has embraced postcolonial, transatlantic, and digital humanities readings of his work, we believe the time is ripe for scholarly reconsiderations of those works otherwise thought to be critically overexposed. We interpret the terms "sustainability" and "renewal" broadly and invite abstracts that approach Faulkner's work from a unique textual or theoretical perspective, particularly those that seek to revise, reinterpret, and/or reinvigorate Faulkner criticism for the 21st century.

Sustainable Conversations on 16th c. Lit and Culture / SAMLA 86, Nov. 7-9, 2014, Atlanta / Abstracts Due June 6th

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:57pm
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Donna Wroble / Georgia State University
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What aspects of sixteenth-century literature and culture continue to fascinate to this day?

Over the last roughly 500 years, Renaissance poets, playwrights, philosophers, and myriad other figures have continued to provide fertile ground for sustained conversation and debate within academia and beyond. For the study of the Renaissance to remain relevant, scholars must decide which conversations are worth sustaining. "Sustainable conversations" are those that invite debate, that challenge existing paradigms, that adapt to the shifting landscape of contemporary scholarship and culture at large.

This SAMLA 86 panel welcomes papers about any aspect of Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture, circa 1450-1642.

[UPDATE] [Deadline extended] [email correction] Teaching Heart of Darkness and Other Texts by Joseph Conrad (by June 20, 2014)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5:50pm
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SAMLA/THE JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA

For the 86th South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta November 7-9, 2014: While taking into consideration the special focus for SAMLA 86, we will consider the importance of artfully and effectively introducing Conrad to undergraduates. Making Conrad authentic, pertinent, and interesting for students as we go forward can contribute to the goal of sustainability in the Humanities. How might such lesson be designed? What might a student-centered class period (or several periods) devoted to a Conrad story look like for the student? What sequence of activities might the facilitator, the professor, choose to guide the students in a way that allows them to make crucial discoveries about Conrad on their own?

[UPDATE] Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 4:48pm
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Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany)
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2nd Call for Papers

Inaugural Conference of the International Association of Literary Linguistics

Research Agendas in Literary Linguistics

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 15-17 April 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Nigel Fabb (Strathclyde)
Johanna Laakso (Vienna)
Deirdre Wilson (UCL)

International Children's Geographies Conference 2015, Children's Literature and Children's Geographies (due July 1, 2014)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:42pm
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Kate Slater
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This multidisciplinary panel, to be proposed for the 4th International Children's Geographies Conference, seeks to bring together two groups researching the sociospatial constructions of young people—children's geographers and critics of children's literature—to consider the role of literature for children in creating children's geographies. Written narratives have their own important spatialities, their own methods of making visible real and imagined places of childhood. While imagined representations of place and space differ in important ways from physical locations that living children inhabit, these representations and tangible sites are also closely interrelated.

Shakespeare: The Philosopher, 12th-13th September 2014; deadline for abstracts 16th June 2014

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:14am
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University of Hertfordshire, UK

Shakespeare's work is rich in philosophical themes, addressing questions in areas including metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. Meanwhile, issues concerning how Shakespeare's works manage to represent what they do are ripe for consideration in aesthetics, with the plays raising questions about the nature of representation, fiction, interpretation, literature and history, tragedy and comedy. Shakespeare: The Philosopher aims to explore the importance of philosophy in understanding Shakespeare, and the importance of Shakespeare to issues in philosophy.

Panel on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:44am
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PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
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Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a special session on George Eliot's Daniel Deronda. This panel will explore the complex ideas and themes throughout Eliot's final novel. Contributors are encouraged to submit work that examines the many facets of Eliot's last novel, as she engaged the historical, literary, philosophical, theological, and cultural trends of her day.

The annual conference for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association will be held on October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

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