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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:48pm
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VIVEK COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BIJNOR UTTARPRADESH INDIA 246701
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Across the world, women are treated unequally and less value is placed on their lives because of their gender. Women's differential access to power and control of resources is central to this
discrimination in all institutional spheres,

Gender-based discrimination in education is both a cause and a consequence of deep-rooted disparities in society. Poverty, geographical isolation, ethnic background, disability, traditional attitudes about their status and role all undermine the ability of women and girls to exercise their rights. Harmful practices, gender-based violence, and discriminatory education laws, policies, contents and practices still prevent millions of girl's form enrolling, completing and benefitting from education.

In With the New But Not Out With the Old: Balancing Tradition and Innovation in Children's Literature - SAMLA 2014 - Nov. 7-9

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:41pm
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Rachel Rickard
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Because the study of children's literature is not rooted in one time period, culture or medium, it is a continuously evolving field. New books, movies, video games, magazines, comics, and websites for children are produced every year, and, because of this constant creation, we study classic literature like Alice in Wonderland alongside brand new children's films like Frozen. In looking at this widening range of texts, though, it becomes clear that while some aspects of children's texts have persisted others have changed (and are changing) rapidly. This panel seeks to explore how contemporary children's literature balances old and new.

[UPDATE] MWASECS 2014, deadline extended to July 1, 2014

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 12:55pm
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MWASECS
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MIDWEST AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
October 17–19, 2014 • Kansas City, MO

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. George Justice,
Professor of English and Dean of Humanities, Arizona State University
"The Urban Sociability of Books"

Conference 'Northern Myths, Modern Identities: The Nationalization of Mythologies in Northern Europe', Groningen 27-29 nov.2014

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:04am
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University of Groningen, the Netherlands
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Venue: University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Dates: 27-29 November 2014
Deadline for application: 10 July 2014

According to Roland Barthes, mythology is primarily a mode of signification or a system of communication, rather than an idea or a concept in itself. It is a way of speaking about ourselves and our collective identities. From the early 1800s onwards the cultural construction of ethnic, regional, national and supra-national identities became increasingly characterized by an infatuation with the primordial. The metaphysical nature of national character transcended temporal and spatial dimensions, and was therefore considered by many to have found its most striking expression in indigenous mythological narratives.

CFP: Critical Survey special issue on Victorian Science

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 9:57am
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Peter Katz
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The journal Critical Survey seeks submissions of completed 4000-5000 word articles exploring literary engagements with Victorian sciences. From Darwin, to physiology, to pre-Freudian psychology, to engineering and technology, and beyond, Victorian Britain experienced rapid change – but often seemed ambivalent about whether, as Robert Browning's Andrea del Sarto puts it, "man's reach should exceed his grasp." This peer-reviewed, special issue of Critical Survey will explore the relationship between literature (all genres and forms acceptable) and science in Victorian Britain through:

Call for Reviewers: NeoAmericanist Issue 7.2

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:31am
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NeoAmericanist

NeoAmericanist is an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America publishing work predominantly by Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are currently soliciting peer reviewers familiar with American Studies to review and comment on article submissions for the forthcoming issue.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for NeoAmericanist Issue 7.2

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 8:28am
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NeoAmericanist

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any academic PAPERS as well as REVIEWS of books from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

Nov. 1, 2014: Heavy Metal Classics: The Reception of the Classical World in Heavy Metal

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 2:16am
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Fletcher / Umurhan

We are inviting contributions to a proposed volume on the reception of Greco-Roman antiquity by heavy metal artists. We welcome contributors from a variety of disciplines, including (but not limited to) Classics, Archaeology, Musicology, Sociology, Comparative Literature, and Cultural Studies, to illustrate and explore the enduring connection between heavy metal and the ancient world.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Anthology - Park Barnitz's "Book of Jade"

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 1:46am
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Michael Abolafia/Columbia University (Hippocampus Press)
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Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a critical compendium on the writings of David Park Barnitz, to accompany Hippocampus Press's new edition of his Book of Jade, slated to be released in late December of 2014. Barnitz is a little-known American Decadent poet; digital editions of his poetry, as well as extant critical work on his life and writing, can be found here: http://bookofjade.com/.

YA Literature and Composition

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:26pm
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Dr. Tamara Girardi and Dr. Abigail Scheg

While adult book sales have been down for the past few years, sales of young adult titles have increased as much as 30% according to some reports. The turn of the millennium brought an explosion of YA sales with the most notable Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Divergent series. YA sections grew from a few shelves to prominent areas in libraries and major bookstores. In fact, a recent Pew Survey reported that 16-29 year-olds check out library books more than any other group.

"Finding Safe Harbor: Creating Pathways to Completion and Student Success" October 23-25 in Baltimore, MD

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9:12pm
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Teaching English in the Two Year College English Association NE (TYCA NE)
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Individual proposals for twenty minute or forty minute presentations are being solicited. Presentations should be practical with a scholarly focus on innovation, instruction, student success and completion. More details are available at www.tycanortheast.org.

ECTI Special Issue: "Emotion in the Long Eighteenth Century" Abstracts due Sept. 1 2014

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9:12pm
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The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation; Guest Editor: Aleksondra Hultquist
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The long eighteenth century has been described as the Age of Enlightenment, a time in which rationality and the scientific method took precedence, when feeling could and should be tamed by reason. But closer examination demonstrates that it was also a time of contention between thought and feeling. The rational and irrational, the intellectual and the emotive, conflicted, competed, and combined to shape eighteenth-century thinking and experience on many levels.

Edited Collection -- Into the Pensieve: The Harry Potter Generation in Retrospect. [DEADLINE: Jan 15, 2015]

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 7:58pm
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Balaka Basu, Emily Lauer

There now exists a generation who have grown up in a culture thoroughly permeated by Harry Potter, from the books to the movies and beyond. Now that the series has come to a close, it is time to take stock: how exactly has this generation of new adults been shaped and constructed by the cultural zeitgeist that is the Harry Potter universe? What future is there for Harry Potter studies? Are we still in the Harry Potter Age, or have we entered a Post-Potter age?

We seek essays of 6,000 - 7,000 words for this collection that address the idea of a Harry Potter Generation broadly, with perspectives including fan studies, pedagogy, and traditional theoretical lenses.

Possible themes might include, but are not limited to:

Borders, Boundaries, and Margins, Jan.6-7, 2015

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 4:51pm
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15th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference
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This year marks the centenary of Komagata Maru incident when 376 Indian passengers were denied
entry into Canada. The exclusionary policies of the British Columbian and Canadian governments
forced the ship to remain anchored for two months in the Burrard Inlet—off the city of Vancouver.
Threatened by the HCMS Rainbow, a Canadian gunship, Komagata Maru was coerced into returning
to India with most of its passengers never having set foot on Canadian soil. The containment of
passengers on the watery edges of Vancouver has come to signify, among others, the historical and
contemporary narratives of migration and diaspora, nation building and national subjects, racism and

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, the Earth, Environment, and Sustainability, SAMLA conference, November 7-9, 2014

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 4:39pm
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Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
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Papers for this session should deal with Elizabeth Madox Roberts, the Earth, Environment, and Sustainability. Topics may include but are not limited to: Roberts and Sense of Place, Roberts and Environmental Studies, Roberts and Sustainability, Roberts and Wendell Berry, Roberts and Regionalism, Roberts and Agrarianism, Roberts and the Southern Renascence, Roberts and Gardening, Roberts and other Kentucky writers (e.g., C.E. Morgan, Robert Penn Warren, Allen Tate). Abstracts should be 250 words and sent by June 1, 2014 to Amanda Capelli (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) at amc47@yahoo.com.

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