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March 15 Deadline for abstracts: George Sand and Childhood at the MLA 2015

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:53pm
Anne Marcoline / George Sand Association

In the Notice to _Gabriel_, Sand draws a direct connection between fiction and childhood: "[Les enfants] vivent, par leurs jeux mêmes, dans un milieu fictif, où la rêverie peut les suivre sans être refroidie par la réalité.

Call for Papers: 'Situating Simondon: media and technics'

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:43pm
PLATFORM Journal

Platform: Journal of Media and Communication
An interdisciplinary journal for early career researchers and graduate students

Volume editors: Scott Wark and Thomas Sutherland

Abstract submissions due: 1st of May, 2014
Full paper submissions due: 1st of July, 2014

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:44pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Topics can explore any facet of Contemporary studies including: Modern Social and Political Thought; Bio-Politics; Intersecting Bodies, Selves and Environments or any other contemporary issue.

Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:53pm
Cory Barker, Television Area Chair

CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Narrating "Arab Americans"

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:19pm
MLA

Reflections on the term and its intersections with history, memory, geography, religion, race, gender, and sexuality in narratives by and about Arab Americans. 250-300 word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014

Magic and Witchcraft Panel, PAMLA, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014; abstract deadline May 15, 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Proposals are invited for a panel on Magic and Witchcraft for the 2014 conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). This is an approved special session of PAMLA, following the success of special sessions on similar topics in the last two years.

Computers & Composition 32.3 (Proposals due April 15)

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:26pm
Rich Rice

Computers & Composition 32.3 (Special Fall 2015 Issue)

Thinking Globally, Composing Locally: Digital Composition for the International Media Ecosystem

EDITORS

Kirk St.Amant, East Carolina University

Rich Rice, Texas Tech University

OVERVIEW

SUNY COW 2014 - Transitions: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:50pm
SUNY Council On Writing

SUNY COW 2014 – Call For Proposals
Transitions: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education
September 26-27, 2014 Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

Writing is a process of transition, from invention to drafting to revision and then back again. Every day we urge our students to move their writing from one stage to the next, to make the transition from thoughts and ideas to words on the page, from hastily scribbled notes to well-reasoned paragraphs and papers.

Freedom and Justice: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:44pm
The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University Conference

The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University announce and invite paper submissions for a summer conference entitled Freedom and Justice: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be held August 1- 2, 2014 at Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa.

[UPDATE] The City after 9/11 (Edited Collection - 4/15/14)

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:18pm
Keith Wilhite / Siena College

Submissions are sought to complete a collection of essays titled The City after 9/11: Literature, Film, Culture, which is under contract at Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Most of the chapters are already in place, but I am seeking up to two additional essays to address the following: 1.) issues of gender and urban space or queer readings of the post-9/11 city; and 2.) fantasy or sci-fi cinematic representations of the post-9/11 metropolis.

I welcome inquiries to avoid duplicate proposals. Otherwise, please email 500-word proposals and a 150-200 word biography to Keith Wilhite (kwilhite@siena.edu) by April 15, 2014.

Nation and Its Discontents

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:15pm
South Asian Review Special Issue

SAR Special Issue: Nation and Its Discontents

Pedagogical Landscapes: Materialities of the Neo/Liberal Arts (MLA 2015)

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:48pm
Richard Simpson

Familiar descriptors such as the "information economy," "creative economy," and "knowledge-based economy," all reveal how education today functions as a dominant narrative framing technical and economic reforms as well as struggles over political, intellectual, and moral leadership on an international scale. A wealth of intellectual work has outlined the increasingly intimate relationship of capital and education under a neo-liberal rationale providing an absolutely thorough sense of the contemporary university as a corporate body with a new and powerful cosmopolitan sheen.

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

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