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Lorraine Hansberry: Out the Raisin Box

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Menoukha Case, SUNY
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Raisin in the Sun continues to be a primary focus in discussions of Lorraine Hansberry. Two upcoming documentaries, one by Numa Perrier and Taye Hansberry, and another by Jamila Wignot and Tracy Heather Strain, may remedy this narrow perspective in biographical terms. Out the Raisin Box intends to add a scholarly perspective to this renaissance. I welcome chapters that address additional aspects of Hansberry's ouvre as well as her effect on movements dear to her heart.

Call for Papers for the Journal of Studies in History and Culture

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Studies in History and Culture
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Journal of Studies in History & Culture (JSHC) is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal. The journal was born out of the needs to provide a platform for interdisciplinary research to emerging scholars across the world. The objective of JSHC is to fill the lacuna in the field of graduate research given a dearth of independent research by graduate students in India and the absence of funding towards this. The journal hopes to promote originality in interpretation and encourages collaborative work based on primary sources. It also publishes constructive and critical reinterpretations of existing scholarship.

[UPDATE] CFP for MMLA 2014: The (digital) lives of cities -- NEW DEADLINE

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:45am
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Midwest Modern Language Association

Midwest Modern Language Association 2014: The Lives of Cities
November 13-16, 2014 | Detroit, MI

NEW DEADLINE: June 10

In Programmed Visions, Wendy Chun suggests that "the call to map may be the most obscuring of all: by constantly drawing connections between data points, we sometimes forget that the map should be the beginning, rather than the end, of the analysis" (177). With this year's MMLA conference theme of "The Lives of Cities," the second annual permanent section of digital humanities will explore criticisms of, experiments with, and provocations on mapping, geographic visualization, or other conceptions of urban space that work with or against the digital. Possible topics/projects include:

CFP – Otherness: Essays and Studies 5.1 - September 15, 2014

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 9:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Otherness

The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and the Performing Arts, Autumn 2014. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 15, 2014.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Tracing Topographies: Revisiting the Concentration Camps Seventy Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz 6-8 January 2015

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:14am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Kent, Canterbury

Tracing Topographies:
Revisiting the Concentration Camps Seventy Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz

'Auschwitz has become a site of memory with a future, and it has thus become another tourist site with all the required amenities, a "must" on any itinerary.' (Sicher, Breaking Crystal: 21)

Lesbians and Children's/YA Literature.Proposals due July 15

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 7:55am
full name / name of organization: 
June Cummins/San Diego State Uniersity
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Call for Papers
Lesbians and Children's Literature
Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies
June Cummins, Guest Editor

The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor and Francis, invites essay submissions for a special issue on the subject of Lesbians and Children's Literature, guest-edited by June Cummins.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

[Update] Sherlock Collection of Essays

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 6:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Nadine Farghaly
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are one of the best known couples in Literature. Since Arthur Canon Doyle first published his famous detective stories in 1887, with his work covering the years 1880 until 1914 when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson finally retired to the countryside, these stories have not lost any of their charm. Frequent adaptations in both the book world and the movie world have demonstrated that the famous detective has neither lost his charm nor his appeal. Different adaptations have added different layers to the Sherlock Holmes universe. While Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock brought a sexy playfulness to the screen, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock made his social ineptness as well as his disabilities more prominent.

Utopia and political theology today (September 26-28, 2014, University of Zadar).

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 5:05am
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Rethinking Humanities and Social Science Conference

http://rhss-conference.com/call-for-papers/
Deadline: June 15th,2014

Keynote speaker: Simon Critchley (The New School for Social Research, New York)

Roundtable: Eric Santner (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago), Fred Botting (English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingstone University), Mark Devenney (Politics and Philosophy, University of Brighton), Laura Mulvey (Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, University of London)

Guest artist: Brandon Labelle (Bergen Academy of Art)

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Gauhati University
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Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually by the Department of English, Gauhati University. Margins is now inviting submissions for its 4th issue due for publication in March 2015. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture through five kinds of writings:
1. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance (7500 to 10,000 words).

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Gauhati University
contact email: 

Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually by the Department of English, Gauhati University. Margins is now inviting submissions for its 4th issue due for publication in March 2015. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture through five kinds of writings:
1. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance (7500 to 10,000 words).

UPDATE BOUNDARIES: A one day Symposium, Monday 9 June

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 4:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex

One week today!
Places are FREE but please book via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/b-o-u-n-d-a-r-i-e-s-a-summer-symposium-at-...

E X C U R S I O N S Journal
presents

Boundaries: a one-day Symposium
Showcasing work from the upcoming issue

Keynote by Professor Nicholas Royle (Sussex):
'The University of Thought Out of Bounds'

Followed by wine reception
Lunch & refreshments provided

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

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Edge Hill University

*CFP Deadline extended to June 13th*
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

The Asian Symposium on Human Rights Education, Aug 2-4, Hiroshima, Japan

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:32am
full name / name of organization: 
PRESDA

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 25, 2014»
http://www.esdfocus.org/human-rights-education-symposium/proposals

SHARE 2014 is an international, peer-reviewed symposium. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the SHARE 2014 Symposium Proceedings (ISSN 2188-4013).

We invite proposals that consider the following themes:

The Asian Conference on Education for Sustainability, Aug 2-4, Hiroshima, Japan

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:09am
full name / name of organization: 
PRESDA

FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS — EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 25th, 2014»

http://presdafoundation.org/education-sustainability-conference/proposal...

The three-day, international, peer-reviewed conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals. The conference will promote a critical understanding of the innovative and organic approaches from education toward sustainability.

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