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MLA Options for Teaching British and American Satire (proposals due 7/1)

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Friday, June 13, 2014 - 9:09am
MLA Options for Teaching (book series)

Essay proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Options for Teaching series entitled Teaching Modern British and American Satire to be edited by Evan Davis (Hampden-Sydney College) and Nicholas D. Nace (Binghamton University, SUNY). The aim of this collection of essays is to gather in one volume a variety of resources for the teaching of satire and satirical texts in order to assist teachers across a variety of different educational levels and settings.

Higher Education for the Future

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Friday, June 13, 2014 - 5:54am
The Kerala State Higher Education Council, India

Higher Education for the Future(HEF) is a biannual journal of the Kerala State Higher Education Council(KSHEC), India brought out in collaboration with SAGE Publications( India) Pvt. Ltd.Its mission is to shape the new generation of higher education based on national and international experience. It seeks to address a wide spectrum of issues including research, policy, pedagogy, accreditation, assessment, quality enhancement, best practices and all related areas in higher education. Priority would be given to research articles.For further details see http://hef.sagepub.com

The next issue is scheduled for January 2015. The last date for submission of papers is July 15, 2014.

Ability, Disability, and the Human (NeMLA 4/30-5/3, 2015)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:20pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

For the 2015 NeMLA Convention in Toronto. This panel considers disability studies as a foundational discourse for engaging the socially and culturally expressed nature of human being. It will address how questions of dis/ability are fundamental to or paradigmatic for conceiving what counts as human, what is acceptable for humans to do, what permits access to material and ideological value, and other matters that depend on how human existence is articulated. We will see how these issues emerge in literary texts and other cultural documents, including in various media and criticism. Submit abstracts by Sep 30 2014 directly to the NeMLA 2015 web page: nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

Special Issue on Women's Labor in Film and Media

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 7:14pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is developing a special (potentially double) issue on women's labor in film, television, gaming, and other media forms. We are interested in research that contributes to the growing body of work on women's creative labor in the various aspects of film, television, and (new) media production, distribution, and exhibition.

The special issue aims to feature research in production studies that sheds light on the gendered dimensions of labor in screen industries, and on women's ongoing and shifting contributions to film, television, and media practice above and/or below the line.

Medieval Transportation and its Monstrous Manifestations -- SEMA 2014,=. Last-minute call. Please submit by June 15, 2014

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:14pm
MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application

The deadline is upon us! Please add your submission to this session (abstract by June 15, 2014, please):

Call For Papers—SEMA 2014
Clayton State University, Atlanta, GA
Oct. 16-18, 2014

Session: Medieval Transportation and its Monstrous Manifestations
Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA
Organizer: Bernard Lewis

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Asssociation

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

IMC Kalamazoo 2015: Post-War Scholarship and the Study of the Middle Ages -- Arendt and Curtius (Deadline: Sept. 15)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:40pm
University of California, Berkeley Program in Medieval Studies

In anticipation of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the UC Berkeley Program in Medieval Studies will hold two sessions on enduring medieval scholarship that emerged in the postwar era:

Post-War Scholarship and the Study of the Middle Ages I: Hannah Arendt
Post-War Scholarship and the Study of the Middle Ages II: Ernst Robert Curtius

These sessions are an extension of the series we began at the last conference, with panels on Auerbach and Kantorowicz. Each session will examine one of the major intellectual figures of the period, considered in light of their own contemporary moments and their lasting influence in our own.

Literature and Religion after 1900 (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
NeMLA 2015

Since the early 2000s, there has been a rise in scholarship about the religious and ethical dimensions of American postwar fiction. The literary historian Amy Hungerford investigates how intense religious experiences can coexist with pluralism by reading postwar authors such as James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, J.D. Salinger, Cormac McCarty, and Marilynne Robinson. She suggests that writers often turn to the nonsemantic aspects of language to depict a religious experience that is not doctrine specific. Similarly, John McClure's Partial Faiths uses the framework of post-secularism to argue for the emergence of a partial, hybrid, and weak theology in postwar fiction.

CFP: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 11-14, 2015)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:26am
Natasha Chuk / School of Visual Arts

COMPUTER CULTURE AREA
36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.

This year's conference theme is:
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

Special Session: "Rethinking Cold War Girls' Literature," Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), Detroit, Nov. 13-16.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:18am
Amanda K Allen, Eastern Michigan University

Both "Cold War" and "girls' literature" have been criticized as terms that obfuscate the complexity of the concepts they represent. "Cold War" has been described as limiting, or too narrow to encompass all facets of American cultural production during its era. "Girls' literature," similarly, has been criticized for suggesting uniformity in readership (and editorial intent) that creates a false canon of texts. This panel investigates the intersection of these broad terms to rethink the misleadingly simple question: what is Cold War girls' literature?

Late Medieval Romances Across European Borders

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:52am
Dr. Miriam Edlich-Muth/ University of Bremen, Germany

They were the bestsellers of their time; in the late medieval period, a number of shorter romances and tales, such as 'Floire et Blancheflor', 'Partonopeus de Blois', the tale of the eaten heart, 'Valentine and Orson', 'Amadis' and many others, enjoyed striking popularity across different regions of Europe.

Call for Paper [Trans-Humanities]

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:03pm
Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Trans-Humanities is an academic journal for envisioning the new horizon of the humanities. The journal is published by Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) which performs the Humanities Korea (HK) project since 2007 with its agenda "Trans-Humanities: Reimagining and Reconstructing the Human Sciences." Trans-Humanities aims to contribute to the recognizing and understanding of the humanities in practical ways by discussing them in terms of them as means of newly forming, transforming, and creating knowledge that transcends the rigid boundaries of such categories as region, race, gender, capital, language and culture.

Submission must be no later than November 30th for the February issue, and June 30th for the October issue

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