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Chaucer and Related Topics

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 5:12pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association)

This CFP is for the Chaucer and Related Topics standing session at PAMLA 2014, which will be held in Riverside, California.
We will accept all papers dealing with Chaucer, his contemporaries, late medieval prose and poetry, and other related topics.
To submit, visit the PAMLA submissions page at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

Existential Thought in African American literature Before 1940 (May 5-July 1, 2014)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:37pm
Melvin G. Hill

A major publisher has shown considerable interests in a collection of essays focused on the roots of African American existentialism that predates the codification of the term by Jean-Paul Sartre in the post-World War II period. Instead of borrowing from post war European thought, African American existentialism becomes an independent tradition, one that actually predates its European twin. The experiences of enslavement and ongoing oppression produced a characteristically existentialist consciousness among African Americans.

"The World of George Herbert"

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 2:10pm
Proposed session for RSA (Berlin, March 26-28, 2015)

This session is conceived as a panel on contemporary approaches to the work of George Herbert. It could deal with aspects of Herbert's cultural world as reflected in manuscript, print or digital contexts. It would ideally juxtapose treatments of literary aspects of Herbert's verse with discussions of his relationship to other traditions such as the Emblem, architecture, the Bible, religion, etc. Given sufficient interest, this session may be sponsored by the Medieval & Renaissance Studies Association in Israel. Send short abstracts or inquiries to Noam Flinker .

Social Sciences Promotion Center Summer Conference (Oporto, Portugal, July 17 -- July 20)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 1:52pm
Social Sciences Promotion Center

The 2014 Summer Conference of the Biannual International Conference For Social Sciences Debate will be held (in partnership with Capacitar +) on July 17-20, 2014 in Oporto, Portugal. This conference will offers a real opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and students of different disciplines, discuss new issues, and discover the most recent development and trends in social science.

Call for Abstracts Deadline: June 15

Website: http://summerconference.sspcenter.com

[UPDATE] Health, Disease and Culture Area Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association Annual Conference 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:32pm
Jennifer Tebbe-Grossman/ Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)

CALL FOR PAPERS
HEALTH, DISEASE AND CULTURE AREA
2014 NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
October 24-25, 2014

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is soliciting papers for topics relating to the specialized area of Health, Disease and Culture for its annual meeting, which will be held on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI, Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014.

CFP: Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:27pm
The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation

The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center announces an international conference

Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

To be held at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center 26‒27 March 2015

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature (Deadline May 15th) PAMLA Conf. 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:04pm
PAMLA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

[Possibility of inclusion in a collection)

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

[Update- Deadline Approaching] 2015 CCCC Panel Proposal- Program Politics: The Risks and Rewards of Program Innovation

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:03pm
Scott Ortolano / Edison State College

Academia is changing, and perhaps nowhere are these changes more concentrated (and contested) than in the field of English. As programs adjust to meet the intellectual and professional needs of students in the 21st century, battle lines emerge between established powers and those encouraging change as well as between faculty and administrators with differing views of what constitutes "progress." Significantly, these beliefs arise not only out of pedagogical concerns but also the politics of power as institutions and departments struggle to balance their own interests against what is in the best interests of students.

crosspol: a journal of transitions - PAPERS DUE NOVEMBER 14, 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 11:27am
crosspol: a journal of transistion (www.crosspol-journal.com)

In the context of high school-college transition, how is the relationship between standardized testing and writing
affecting students' lives, voices, and learning?

For our first themed issue, coming out early Spring 2015, we wanted to build on an important conversation that took place in March 2014 on the Council of Writing Program Administrators' listserv. The discussion on writing assessment prompted Rich Haswell to comment that testing has neglected the "uses and consequences of test scores (and I would add test preparation and test taking) as they affect the test takers." In other words, student ideas, experiences, and questions have been left out of conversations about writing assessment.

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:54am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Participation

This 3-day special focus event aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre that continues to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and one that encompasses a diversity of expression or representation from oral to written as well as nonfictional to fictional.

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:13am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being

Sunday 19th October – Tuesday 21st October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tranquillity and Well-Being is an inaugural symposium marking the launch of Tranquillity Studies – a pioneering inter- and trans-disciplinary research and publishing network that explores tranquillity as a multi-layered experience and provides a forum to explore philosophies, conceptual frames, research and practices associated with Tranquillity and its influences and effects on human beings in isolation and within natural and urban environments.

"Life is lived one breath, one smile, one heartbeat at a time"

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:44am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Presentations:
What are the parameters of "good" sexual citizenship?
How do we legally define "good" and "bad" sexual behaviour?
What ethical grounds are adopted to distinguish between good sex and bad sex in the Law?
How have former "sexual outlaws" challenged their exclusion and gained the status of full citizens?
How do we define and regulate sex crime and how do we seek to deter it?

If Scotland: Posting 2014 (23-24 August 2014)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:31am
University of Stirling

IF SCOTLAND is a two-day conference exploring how the referendum on Scottish independence will be remembered, discussed and explained a few decades from now, once the uncertainties of September 2014 have set and hardened into historical facts.

Viewed in retrospect, what happens in 2014 will quickly come to seem mundane, even inevitable. So while the question is still 'liquid', uncertain and up for grabs, we mean to imagine how the current debate might appear in 20-30 years' time – a few decades after either a Yes or No result on September 18. Both possibilities will be explored fully, by a distinguished group of speakers engaged with both sides of the debate.

Confirmed speakers include:

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