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

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:09am


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.

CFP -- English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) -- Deadline Aug. 15 -- Conference, Oct. 3-4, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 8:39pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU)

The English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (EAPSU) invites CFPs for our Oct. 3-4, 2014, conference at California University of Pennsylvania with the theme: "Come Together: Creativity in 21st Century English Studies."
We are seeking 250-300 word abstracts to be submitted to by Aug. 15, 2014.
Possible topics for individual presentations of panels include:
* What is creative about English Studies today? What will it be tomorrow?
* How will creativity inside the university differ from creativity outside the university?
* How is the creative married to the critical today? How will it be tomorrow?

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Essays on Rock and Religion

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 3:56pm
Robert P. McParland, PhD., Alex DiBlasi, M.A.

Call for Proposals: Saints, Sinners, and Seekers: A Collection of Essays on Rock and Religion

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: September 15, 2014

Intersections of Sustainability and Human Rights

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 3:50pm
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA) 2014

Drawing from Raymond Williams's assertion that "the idea of nature contains, though often unnoticed, an extraordinary amount of human history," we seek to explore how problems of human rights are manifest within environmental problems and proposed solutions. What do problems that arise at the intersection of sustainability and human rights elucidate about the inclusionary politics (including, but not limited to race, class, and gender) of these respective social movements? We welcome papers that consider the overlaps between these two movements and the politics involved in each. Possible topics of investigation include vulnerability studies, fair trade and labor movements, and resource wars.

UPDATE: Golden Age Westerns Area/ Deadline extended 1/07/14

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 3:28pm
2014 Film & History Conference / 29/10/14 to 02/11/14

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2014

From the late 1920s to the mid-1960s, the Western genre underwent a series of surprising transformations, experiencing a decline, a rebirth, and finally, its Golden Age. From highly successful traditional "oaters" and musical "horse operas," Westerns developed into complex, "revisionist" forms during the Cold War that included the noir Western, the cult Western, and the Spaghetti Western. At the same time, the Western also dominated the small screen, its popularity peaking in 1959 when 26 shows were aired on television.

International Conference: Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 2:33pm
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 29–31, 2015, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 1:55pm
Peter Goggin & Maureen Daly Goggin, Arizona State University

Call for Chapter Proposals
Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research
Maureen Daly Goggin and Peter N. Goggin, editors
Dans les champs de l'observation le hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés.1
--Louis Pasteur (1854)

[UPDATE] Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise [EXTENDED DEADLINE: 20 June 2014; 28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:49am
Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Please note: The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 20 JUNE 2014.

Submissions as a Word or PDF document should include a

* 350-word abstract and title
* and a cover sheet including: your name, university, contact information, plus a brief biographical paragraph about your academic interests,

and be emailed to conference organisers Emma Grundy Haigh, Sam Goodman and Brittain Bright at:

Call for proposals: The Poetics of Data

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:06am
revue ANT

ANT | Art et Nouvelles Technologies #1 (Art and Emerging Technologies)
The Poetics of Data

Editors: Mathilde Chénin, Florent Di Bartolo, Pierre Vialle
Advisers: Jeff Guess, Julie Morel, Julien Prévieux

First issue edited by Mathilde Chénin and Florent Di Bartolo
Publication in Spring 2015

ANT is a new critical French-speaking journal dedicated to explore the link between art, science and emerging technologies. The journal will publish papers from academic researchers, artists and art critics. By translating papers from foreign authors in French, the review will try to give an access to the debate for French non-English speaking persons.

[UPDATE] Comics and Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 9:05am
Comics and Medicine international organizing group

Comics and Medicine: From Private Lives to Public Health
Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, June 26-28, 2014. Keynote speakers: Ellen Forney,Arthur Frank, Carol Tilley, James Sturm.
Cartoonists, comics scholars, health care workers,patients. Scholarly sessions, lightning presentations, artists' tables.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Rural Survival Skills in an Urban Setting - MMLA 2014, November 13 - 16, Detroit

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:44pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

In Tillie Olsen's working class novel Yonnondio, the character Anna takes her children out, "looking for empty lots where dandelions grew," so they may harvest dandelion greens. It is here—foraging for food in Omaha, Nebraska—that we see a glimpse into Anna's rural past. The knowledge she has gained from her rural life allows her to supplement her family's needs when they could not afford to buy fresh food in an urban environment. Yonnondio is not unique in chronicling migration to the city for work; there are other novels about poor people with a rural knowledge base living in an intolerable urban culture. In these stories, what is lost or gained when one migrates or immigrates from the agrarian lifestyle to the urban?

PSF2014 > Call for submissions > EXTENDED DEADLINE > June 15th

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:29pm
Center for Research and Studies in Fine Arts of Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University

Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures

Call for papers > EXTENDED Dead Line: June 15th, 2014

The Post Screen Festival is calling for research papers about art, technology and culture mediated by screens, to be presented at the Post-Screen Festival Conferences in November, 28th ant 29th, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sustainable Work, Invisible Class, Unpaid Labor, and Forgotten Culture in American Literature [UPDATE] DUE JUNE 15TH

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 2:08pm
Owen Cantrell/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel will investigate the difficulties with sustainable representations of work, class, and labor in American literature. As the predominant American myth of success states that class is but a transitory state, making work, labor, and social class an important part of the literary and academic conversation remains a struggle for scholars interested in these issues. The questions we are interested in posing in this session are: How can scholars emphasize a focus on issues of class, work, and labor in American literature? How can this emphasis be sustained as part of a larger conversation with American literary scholarship?

Survey/Proposals Teaching Octavia E. Butler in the Academy JULY 1, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 1:15pm
Modern Language Association Teaching World Literature Series

Survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley
This survey is designed to gather information about instructors' methods and materials for teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler, for the purpose of developing a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to answer the questions related to their teaching below. They are also encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due by 1 July 2014, after which the survey will no longer be available online. All respondents will be acknowledged in the published volume.

Essay Collection: The Contemporary Novel and the Poetics of Genre

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 9:25am
Tim Lanzendörfer, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

An interest in the concept and the importance of genre has resurfaced in recent years. Indeed, "[t]here has of late been no shortage of serious writers swerving with fanfare into the lowly precincts of genre fiction" (McGurl 2010, n.p.). As a contribution to the debate on the valence of genre in the contemporary novel, I am looking for essay submissions to a volume on the poetics of genre in the contemporary novel that proposes to investigate the nature of this potential "generic turn" in contemporary fiction.