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4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:21am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations: Images of Whiteness – Special Stream

12 April 2014 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING IN CONNECT WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY: INNOVATIVE CLASSROOM STRATEGIES FOR GEN-Y STUDENTS

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:20am
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VIT UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI, INDIA
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Papers are invited from teacher delegates,
PhD and MPhil Scholars, related to, but need not be
limited to the following themes/sub-themes:

LANGUAGE-LEARNING AND CULTURE
• INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH

THE FUTURE OF ENGLISH and TE
ACHING

DIGITAL COURSE DESIGN AND DELIVERY

TECHNOLOGY FOR INCLUSIVE AND EMPOWERED
LEARNING

for details visit:
http://www.vit.ac.in/events2014/SSL-Chennai/EnglishLanguageNationalSemin...

Writing Women's Lives in Early Modern Iberia and Beyond: SCSC, New Orleans, October 16-19 2014

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC)

Papers sought for proposed panel at the SCSC (Sixteenth Century Society Conference) to be held 16-19 October 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This panel will explore issues surrounding writing women's lives in and out of sixteenth-century Iberia and its empires. Papers may deal with specific writers or texts, or may engage more broadly with the genre and issues surrounding the writing of women's lives (biography, autobiography, hagiography, memoir, confession, etc., by both male and female writers).

Please send 200-word abstracts and a 1-page CV to Rachel Stapleton at rachel.f.stapleton@utoronto.ca by March 15, 2014.

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures (A Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Volume 2:1 (2014)

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Kamau Brathwaite is unquestionably one of the signature voices of Caribbean cultural, literary, and historical production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work is unparalleled in the arenas of cultural theory, historical studies, literary criticism, and poetry. As an award-winning contemporary poet, Kamau Brathwaite has creatively exposed international audiences to arenas such as creoleness, history, identity, nation language, tidalectics, and Caribbean African heritage.

MLA January 8-11, 2015 (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 8:44pm
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The William Carlos Williams Society

The William Carlos Williams Society invites short papers for a roundtable on "Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering" to be held at the 2015 MLA. Papers are invited but not limited to mindfulness in Williams; poem as archive; critical and popular reception; sites of memory and monuments in Paterson; archives, selections, and silence; Williams in age; omissions in late Williams; Williams as a public figure; and the future of Williams studies.

Send 300 word abstracts and a brief scholarly bio to Margaret Konkol at margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu by March 23, 2014.
This panel is sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Society.

[UPDATE] South Asians in Africa

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 7:23pm
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MLA Special Session
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The following CFP is for a non-guaranteed Special session for the 2015 Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association in Vancouver, organized jointly by the South Asian Literature and African Literature divisions.

South Asians in Africa: the literary, historical, and cinematic representation of the experience of the South Asian diaspora in Africa.

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 6:01pm
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Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

International and Interdisciplinary Colloquium "Art in the Trenches | In the Trenches of Art". 100 years of First World War

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 5:00pm
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Institute for Comparative Literature Margarida Losa
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In order to solemnize the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Institute of Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Arts of University of Porto will associate itself with government and city agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Porto City Hall that will carry a set of commemorative activities of the ephemeris. The aim of this Interdisciplinary Colloquium is to further discussion on the participation of Portugal in the Great War, through joint and coordinated reflection, beyond issues strictly related to historical-political matters, focusing on the various artistic fields, with special emphasis on the field of Literature. Thus, the following themes will be considered:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

CFP Race & Ethnicity 2014 MPCA/MACA Conference

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:31pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5th, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 860-5800

The Race & Ethnicity Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed.

Call for Papers: World Literature section of the 2014 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 2:35pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of World Literature for its fall conference to be held at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24-25, 2014.

Proposals are due June 1, 2014.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of papers, please send a proposal of approximately 250 to 500 words and a one to two page CV to both the World Literature area chair AND the program chair at the following addresses:

Area chair
Lindsey Hanlon
lmhanlon16@gmail.com

Program chair
Robert Hackey
rhackey@providence.edu

The First World War: 100 Years Later (SAMLA Convention, 7-9 November 2014)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 1:21pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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In this year of First World War centenary remembrances, we have the opportunity to revisit the vast amount of literature from "The Great War." In recent years, many new voices have been added to the archive of WWI authorship. This session seeks to consider how both established and emerging perspectives impact and broaden our understanding of the war.

Possible topics to consider:

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:02am
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English Graduate Student Association at York University
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Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history. Ancient philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have reimagined the world, and presented images that have inspired world-historical transformations. This conference will survey all manner of visionary texts (literary, artistic, musical, filmic), and examine how they have and continue to change the world. This conference invites a consideration of such influential interventions and their inspired visions in a wide range of historical periods and subject areas including, science, literature, religion, politics, art, and technology.

Women, Marriage & Family

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10:24pm
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Women's Studies Brigham Young University
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BYU Women's Studies 4th Annual Conference November 6-8, 2014

Women, Marriage & Family

CALL FOR PAPERS
Keynote speaker:
Professor Patricia Mainardi, a leading authority on 19th- century European art, a pioneering women's studies professor, author of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers: Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth-Century France (Yale University Press, 2003).
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the place and role of women in marriage and the family in both local and global settings. Conference organizers seek papers, panels, and creative projects that address topics such as
Women and Marriage
- Representations of Marriage in Film and Literature

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