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[UPDATE] Cultural Cross-Currents in the Indian Ocean 8th / 9th September, 2014

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK

CULTURAL CROSS-CURRENTS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN – THE CONFERENCE

Edge Hill University (UK)
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September 2014

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor John McLeod of Leeds University - whose acclaimed publications include Beginning Postcolonialism; Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis and the Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies.
Dr Claire Chambers, Lecturer in Global Literatures at York University; Editor of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and author of British Muslim Fictions.
Chiew-Siah Tei, prizewinning Malaysian novelist and author of The Mouse Deer Kingdom and Little Hut of Leaping Fishes

[UPDATE] Global Diasporas for 2014 PAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:02pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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"Global Diasporas." A Special Session for PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands. Although the theme of the conference is "Familiar Spirits," we welcome papers on literary and cultural representations of diaspora, migration, and globalization that are not linked to this particular theme.

Sustaining Women's Studies: SAMLA 2014, Nov. 7-9, Atlanta, GA

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:23pm
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Women's Studies Regular Session at the 86th Annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Sustainability and the Humanities," the Women's Studies regular session invites paper proposals exploring how feminist scholarship both has and can address issues of sustainability in our culture as well as academic humanities fields. The conference will address the sustainability of the humanities in an ever-more digitized and technologically oriented culture. How have women's studies responded to the changing landscape of the humanities professions? What does the area of women's studies see as important elements of the humanities that should be preserved—or not—in the face of rapidly changing institutional infrastructures?

Call for Submissions

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 1:02pm
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Complutense Journal of English Studies/Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense
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Complutense Journal of English Studies is a scholarly, peer-reviewed annual journal which publishes quality research papers encompassing all areas in the wide domain of English, from Language and Linguistics to Literatures and Cultures of the English-speaking countries. It promotes a lively exchange among scholars and writers in the humanities and related disciplines who hold diverse perspectives on current developments in this ever-changing global field.

PAMLA 2014 Children's Literature (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:08am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
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Submission Deadline: May 15

This panel invites proposals on any topic of study involving children's literature. Any theory or critical approaches to children's literature are welcome. Proposals attending to the conference theme about the familiar are additionally welcome.

Proposals should be 250 words and an additional 50 word abstract. All proposals need to be submitted through the PAMLA organization's submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

CAPPE Annual conference: Neoliberalism and Everyday Life, 3 - 5 September 2014. Final CFP closes 20 June 2014

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:01am
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Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton
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Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE)
9th Annual, International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Neoliberalism and Everyday Life
Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th September 2014
University of Brighton, UK

Keynote speaker: Imogen Tyler, Lancaster University, author of Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain

[UPDATE] Security and Hospitality: New Literary Perspectives

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:09am
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Call for Contributions to an Edited Volume of Essays
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In exile in the early 1940s, Stefan Zweig looked back on his youth in pre-war Vienna as the 'golden age of security'. In Zweig's narrative, a shared sense of private and public stability was soon shattered by the onslaughts of two world wars, giving rise to a generation perceived to have 'long since struck the word "security" from [its] vocabulary as a myth'. Yet immediately following the war, the very word 'security' began to acquire a new currency and resonance which intensified through the paranoid military and diplomatic manoeuvrings of the Cold War and has increasingly come to define our own digital age.

[UPDATE: Deadline Reminder] The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource at SAMLA 11/7-9 [Abstracts due 6/1]

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:40pm
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Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
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The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource

"ZOMBIES are a value stock. They are wordless and oozing and brain dead, but they're an ever-expanding market with no glass ceiling," writes Chuck Closterman for The New York Times. Thanks in part to the commodification of the zombie, the undead prove rich fodder for the academic as well. Papers that explore the zombie as cultural, ecological, political, or, of course, commoditized figure are welcome. Please send abstracts of around 500 words to Lynne Simpson at lsimpson@presby.edu by June 1, 2014.

SAMLA 86th Annual Conference: Sustainability and the Humanities
November 7-9, 2014
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Teaching with the Internet and Technology (Southern California, 10/31/14 - 11/2/14)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:28pm
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Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This is an approved standing session for the 2014 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the sunny locale of Riverside in Southern California on 10/31/14 through 11/2/14.

Teaching with the Internet and Technology is a well-attended, standing session seeks to foster a discussion amongst academics about the real-world practices and implications of utilizing technology to teach. The panel will examine and explore the multifaceted way in which the tech world is changing teaching both inside and outside of the classroom.

Call for Submissions: Ishaan Literary Review, Issue 5

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:57pm
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Ishaan Literary Review

Ishaan Literary Review is an online journal publishing poetry and short fiction pieces. We are soliciting submissions for Issue #5. The current call began March 15, 2014 and has been extended to June 18, 2014.

Please visit us to get a feel for the stuff we like:
http://ishaanliteraryreview.com/

If you have work to submit, please read the information below:

Ishaan Literary Review publishes works of poetry and short fiction.

CFP Queerness and Games Conference

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 5:14pm
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Queerness and Games
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Call for Speakers
Deadline June 15, 2014

The Queerness and Games Conference
Theme: "Difference at Play"
UC Berkeley, October 25 and 26, 2014
qgcon.com // @qgcon // qgconference@gmail.com

The second annual Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), hosted at UC Berkeley on October 25 and October 26, 2014, is happy to invite proposals for conference sessions now through June 15. Applicants will be notified by July 15. To submit, see instructions below.

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