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BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:52am
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Todd Comer
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2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

[UPDATE] Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050, 10-11 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45am
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Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon; Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS) in Rome; Institute of Future Cities of The Chinese University of Hong KongK (IfC-CUH)
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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: 12 April 2014

CONFERENCE THEMES AND THREADS
Theme I: Scenarios for Cities of the Future
Theme II: People & Societies in Future Cities
Thread A: Forward Thinking Methods
Thread B: Governance in Future Cities
Thread C: Future of Resources
Thread D: Future of Urban System

Please check call for ABSTRACTS at the Conference website:
http://www.ufsc2050.ics.ul.pt/

CfP The 4th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers ', Athens, 23 – 24 May 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:41am
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Euroacademia
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The 4th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers'
Athens, Greece

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014

Description and aims

CfP for the Panel: The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:14am
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Euroacademia
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Call for Papers for the Panel:
The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

(As part of The 4th Euroacademia Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers', Athens, Greece, 23-24 May 2014)

Panel Description

[UPDATE] CFP: International conference "Abraham's Trials: Obedience and Rebellion", 18-19 December 2014, University of Antwerp

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:17am
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Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

In his recent best-selling book Inheriting Abraham, Jon D. Levenson explored some of the historical and theological dimensions of this central figure in the three main monotheistic religious traditions that are also the focus of the two exhibitions that will be held in Antwerp in the Autumn. On 18 and 19 December 2014 the University of Antwerp plans a two-day conference on the continued relevance of Abraham in theology, philosophy and literature.

Dystopian Comfort Zones - submit by March 31st

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:13pm
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South Central College English Association at the South Central MLA
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Panel will explore the concept of dystopia in Western literature and culture. Application of the concept is open to interpretation.

Chair: Terri Pantuso, Prairie View A&M U, tbpantuso@pvamu.edu

Secretary: Kalene Westmoreland, College of Southern Nevada, kalene.westmoreland@csn.edu

Teaching the 18th Century --Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies (Montreal 15-18 October 2014)

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Tiffany Potter, University of British Columbia
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This panel seeks to open a conversation on innovative course design and classroom methodologies in teaching eighteenth-century literature and culture.
In this era of fiscal restraint in North American universities, many faculty members feel increased pressure to create courses that will fill classrooms. The second half of that equation is creating courses that will keep students engaged and returning to our fields of study.
This session invites presentations on all aspects of excellent teaching in eighteenth-century studies, from course design and classroom practice, to scholarly teaching using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Please send a title and 100-200 word proposal by 31 March to tiffany.potter[at]ubc.ca

CFS 4/20/14: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:51pm
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Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy
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Special Issue

Intersections: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora

Issue 6 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

JITP Co-Editors: Stephen Brier and Kiersten Greene

Guest Co-Editors: Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D. and Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.

JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For Issue 6, we are seeking submissions under the theme of "Intersections of Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, & Pedagogy in Africa & the African Diaspora."

Forgotten Corridors: Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:48pm
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Franz Potter
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We are seeking proposals and contributions for an edited collection of essays on Gothic chapbooks, bluebooks and schilling shockers. Critical and historical studies of Gothic fiction have long struggled to conceal its disreputable and degenerate offspring: the Gothic chapbook and variants. This contemptuous diffidence still endures and as the Gothic literary tradition has advanced its claims for literary value, curiously these short tales of terror remain marginalized; however, their unique history and impact on the Gothic is unmistakable. This unique collection will focus on the history, development and transmutation of these tales of terror.

CFP "REVOLUTIONS! Past, Present, Future" October 9-11, 2014, UPenn and Villanova University

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:23pm
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Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs

CALL FOR PAPERS/PANELS
The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs 2014 Conference
October 9-11, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University

Revolutions! Past, Present, Future

Philadelphia has long been home to revolutionary thought. Its most famous son, Benjamin Franklin— inventor, scientist, newspaper mogul, diplomat, political philosopher, educational reformer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, statesman— is the embodiment of the myriad revolutions that continue to shape human history, especially in modern times.

SEEING LIKE A CITY: A Symposium, Keynote: Friday 6th June 6pm (open to the public), Symposium: Saturday 7th June

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:08pm
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Queen Mary University of London

SEEING LIKE A CITY: A Symposium

Keynote Address: Professor Mariana Valverde (University of Toronto) and Michael McKinnie (Queen Mary University of London)*

Keynote: Friday 6th June 6pm (open to the public)
Symposium: Saturday 7th June (all day)

Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Dr Paul March-Russell

"Foundation" is the journal of the British SF Foundation formed in 1972. It is published three times a year, and is currently looking for articles and reviews for 2015. The journal publishes on any aspect of sf with particular emphases upon interdisciplinary, international and cultural perspectives. We are interested in both the histories of sf and in current trends, including the borderlines between genres, media and what passes for the 'mainstream'. Articles should be up to 6000 words in length, double-spaced and written in accordance with the style sheet available on the SF Foundation website.

[UPDATE]

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 10:58am
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Brendan Beirne / New York University
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This panel investigates the multiethnic dimension of 20th and 21st century maximalist works of art, cinema and literature. Do recent works by novelists such as Leslie Silko, Karen Yamashita, Anna Deveare Smith, Sergio de la Pava, Junot Diaz et al evince continuities with what Lawrence Buell has recently described (in The Dream of the Great American Novel) as "the minoritarian turn in protagonist-centric narrative from the mid-twentieth century onward," or are such works better understood as harbingers of a new relationship between ethnic-American writers / writing and forms of 'total fiction'?

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