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Journal: Southern Quarterly special issue on "Freedom Summer" (May 15, 2014)

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:14pm
Brian Norman

Southern Quarterly special issue on "Freedom Summer"

call for papers for section on "Literature of the Movement"

The Southern Quarterly is planning a special issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project and the passage of the Civil Rights Act. We invite submissions for a section devoted to "Literature of the Movement." Questions might include, how does Freedom Summer shape the literary imagination in general or how have poets and writers represented the events of Freedom Summer in particular works? How did the events of the Freedom Summer influence civil rights-era literature and cultural production?

ADAPTATION 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 5:08pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Deadline: April 30, 2014

CFP; James Hogg and His World 2015 Conference, University of Toronto

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:18pm
James Hogg Society

Call for Papers
James Hogg and His World
Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at and respectively by September 15th, 2014.

ThatCamp Community College March 29th 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 2:35pm
Burlington County College

On March 29th, BCC will be hosting the first ever ThatCamp Community College at the Briggs Road Center. This is an unconference, which is slightly different from the standard conference. You can read about that here: There is also a registration link directly here:

This is a valuable experience that will resonate across many different disciplines. Please consider registering and proposing a session or workshop idea.

INNOVACTION FOR POVERTY ( Abstract Deadline - May 12, 2014)

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:58am

The international research paper competition, open to master's and PhD. students and graduates all over the world.

Kimse Yok Mu (KYM)is a UN ECOSOC member NGO and Academic Studies Department of KYM organized an international research paper competition called Innovaction for Poverty. The prize competition is open to masters and PhD. students and graduates all over the world and purposes to produce applicable and innovative ideas for struggling poverty, to support human and social development, to create social awareness and to make social impact by implementing these ideas.

CFP: Environmental Studies and Early Modern Literature

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:06am
SAMLA, Southeast Renaissance Conference Affiliate

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Meeting
Southeast Renaissance Conference Affiliate
November 7-9, 2014

Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
, Atlanta, Georgia

In keeping with this year's SAMLA theme, 
"Sustainability and the Humanities," the Southeast Renaissance Conference seeks abstracts related to environmental studies and early modern literature.

Submit abstracts of 250 words by April 15 to:
Dr. Dan Mills, Clayton State University
Chair, Southeast Renaissance Conference SAMLA Affiliate

Mothers, Mothering, and Motherhood in Literature Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Oct 22-24, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:05am
Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement

In 1976, Adrienne Rich broke new ground with her text Of Woman Born, in which she challenged scholars to confront their tendency to avoid discussions of motherhood, observing: "We know more about the air we breathe, the seas we travel, than about the nature and meaning of motherhood." Rich's book helped to launch the academic study of mothering in literature, as evidenced by the publication of several key texts: The Lost Tradition: Mothers and Daughters in Literature (1980), Mother Puzzles: Daughters and Mothers in Contemporary American Literature (1989), Women's Fiction Between the Wars: Mothers, Daughters, and Writing (1998), This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Women's Writing (2000), and Textual Mothers, Maternal Texts (2010).

British Culture after 9/11, 27 June 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 6:59am
Rehana Ahmed / Teesside University, UK

*Deadline for proposals: 31 March*

British Culture after 9/11

Teesside University (Darlington Campus)
Friday 27 June 2014

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Claire Chambers (University of York)
Professor Peter Morey (University of East London)
Avaes Mohammad (poet, playwright, performer)

Utopia and Nonviolence: 15th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society. Prague, 2–5 July 2014.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 11:09pm
Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

The special focus of the 2014 conference of The Utopian Studies Society is nonviolence and its relationship to utopianism. Our politics and culture are built around violence and war. As already Ralph W. Emerson observed, "[t]hat the project of peace should appear visionary to great numbers of sensible men; should appear laughable, even, to numbers; should appear to the grave and good-natured to be embarrassed with extreme practical difficulties, —is very natural." Moreover, nonviolent ends are often justified by violent means; we "fight" for justice and peace. Even the word "nonviolence"—like utopia—is defined by a lack; and likewise charged with idealism or wishful thinking.

International Journal of Research in Education & Psychology

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:40pm
Scientific Publishing Center - University of Bahrain

The "International Journal of Research in Education and Psychology", is a refereed online journal under the supervision of the Scientific Publishing Center at the University of Bahrain.
The (IJREP) is dedicated to publishing original papers, in all fields of psychology and all aspects of teaching and learning. The journal aims at providing an international forum for communication among researchers, academics and practitioners; and the presentation of diverse perspectives as they relate to Education and Psychology. The journal publishes theory-based empirical papers, practice oriented papers, review papers, case studies, conference reports, and book reviews.

Day of the Dead: Recent Research in Human Osteoarchaeology

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:52pm
Queen's University Belfast

17th October to 19th October 2014

Day of the Dead is an international archaeology conference which will present and discuss recent research in human osteoarchaeology. The weekend will commence with a workshop on archaeothanatology led by Dr Stéphane Rottier from the University of Bordeaux 1. The keynote speaker will be Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin from University College Cork, Ireland.

Papers are invited for inclusion in the following sessions:

Osteoarchaeology in Ireland:
Papers concentrating on human remains from any time period in Ireland will be considered for this session.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:46pm
The Gradate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University

BACKGROUND: Okinawa occupies a pivotal - if tragic - position in the international history of biological and chemical weapons. During the US military's control of Okinawa between 1945 and 1972, the Pentagon tested biological weapons on the island and stored its largest stockpile of chemical munitions outside the continental United States. According to veterans and military documents, Agent Orange was also kept on Okinawa during the Vietnam War when the island served as a forward staging post for the conflict. In 1969, a leak of nerve gas on Okinawa sickened U.S. service members and sparked far-reaching ramifications.