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Poverty, Welfare, & Religion: Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:36pm
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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Jewish Family Service
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Poverty, Welfare, & Religion:
Towards Understanding and Addressing Working Poverty in the United States

CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
An Interdisciplinary, National Conference Engaging Working Poverty
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Cincinnati, Ohio – December 4-6, 2016

This conference brings together scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and clergy to address issues of working poverty in the United States. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the working poor as "people who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force (that is, working or looking for work) but whose incomes still fell below the official poverty level."*

[REMINDER] Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science Postgraduate Conference - 3rd June 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:50pm
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University of Kent

Bridging the Divide: Literature and Science

3rd June 2016 hosted at the University of Kent

Organised by the Universities of Kent and Sussex

Keynote speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell - Sussex

'Science and literature are not two things, but two sides of one thing' - Thomas Huxley

The relationship between literature and science has been a perennial subject of debate. Is there a divide between these two fields, or are they in fact two sides of one thing? The Universities of Kent and Sussex present a one-day conference aimed at interrogating discourses around this subject.

10th International Conference in the Philosophy of Computer Games - Malta, 1-4 November 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:54am
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The Game Philosophy Network
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We invite scholars in any field of studies who take a professional interest in the relation between philosophy and computer games to submit papers to the 10th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games, to be held in Malta, 1-4 November 2016.

3/20/16 - MLA 2017 - Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 10:08am
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Talia Vestri Croan and Shannon Draucker / Boston University
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Special Session proposed for MLA 2017 in Philadelphia

Queer(ing) Kinship in the Nineteenth Century

How do Romantic and Victorian writers imagine alternative social networks and queer affective relations?

Please send a 300-word abstract plus CV by 20 March 2016 to Talia Vestri Croan (tmvcroan@bu.edu) and Shannon Draucker (sdraucke@bu.edu).

Call for Papers Portals Spring 2016 (EXTENDED 3/21 Deadline)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:01pm
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SFSU Comparative Literature Student Association

Call for Papers

Portals, Spring 2016, Volume 13

From memory and imagination, to the forgotten, the future, intergalactic, the idea of the self, mirrors, orality and performance, literature bleeds into an endless number of different spaces. For the upcoming 2016 volume, Portals is seeking papers that explore dimensions of time and space in diverse literary and linguistic traditions.

The San Francisco State University Comparative Literature Student Association invites you to submit original critical essays and short creative fiction of a comparative or critical nature. Papers that engage the theme of time and space will be featured prominently, though all will be considered.

Extended Submission Deadline: March 21st, 2016

The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next (Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:07pm
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Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto

The Coach House Institute at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) University of Toronto invites proposals for the international conference "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next". The conference will be held at the University of Toronto, October 14-16, 2016.

Wreck Park Journal is Accepting Essays and Reviews for Summer Issue

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 5:15pm
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Wreck Park Journal

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is an international journal run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. Wreck Park is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

CFP special issue The Diva, abstract deadline 10 April 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:37pm
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Digressions: Amsterdam Journal of Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, and Creative Writing
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Digressions is a student-edited academic journal based at VU University Amsterdam. We publish articles on critical theory and cultural analysis; reviews of books, films, and art exhibitions; and pieces of creative writing. This way, we aim to provide a platform for talented master's and Ph.D. students to share their research.

Call for papers, special issue on The Diva.

In her hyper-audibility, -visibility, and -artificiality, the Diva constitutes a privileged site for cultural analysis and critical theory. Numerous conflicting (identity) discourses intersect in this figure, including:

Signs CFP: Displacement; Submissions due Sept 15, 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 4:01pm
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Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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Call for Papers: Signs Special Issue: Displacement

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled “Displacement,” slated for publication in spring 2018.

CFP: Celebrating Communities of Practice in Digital Humanities | #DF16RU | 4/15/16 |Rice U 9/22-24/16

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:14am
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Spencer Keralis / Digital Frontiers
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In celebration of its Fifth Anniversary, Digital Frontiers invites members of the digital humanities community to submit proposals sharing their passions as they engage in digital endeavors. Proposals that discuss how digital researchers situate themselves within this community of practice will be especially welcomed. http://digital-frontiers.org/conference/2016/info/call-proposals

Digital Frontiers 2016 | September 22-24, 2016 | Rice University, Houston, Texas | Keynote Speakers: Roopika Risam (Salem State) & Patrick Meier (Digital Humanitarians)

Beyond Boundaries: Recognition, Tolerance, Change; Submission of Abstracts by May 13 2016; Conference on July 29 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 9:04am
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Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
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Australia's response to the Syrian refugee crisis has raised issues in areas as diverse as immigration, religious tolerance and basic concepts of humanity. The 11th annual Limina conference seeks to uncover, explore and question both historical and contemporary boundaries that arise from people struggling for recognition.

We particularly invite papers that address boundaries that exist within, and between, academic disciplines and research themes. Topics include, but are not limited to:

 society, culture, politics
 racism, gender, sexuality
 identity – collective or individual
 geographical & bodily boundaries
 ethical, psycho-social, religious boundaries

Art and Political Ecology - Deadline April 29

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 2:54pm
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Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

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The upcoming issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss art's relationship with political ecology: What role does art have to play – if any – under the precariously situated human and environmental consequences of neoliberalism and its political geography? Which potentials can be found in locally situated artistic discourses and re-imaginations of political ecology, for influencing global discourses on climate change? How can the dialogue between culturally and historically different ecological imaginaries and eco-philosophical traditions be significant in an era marked by unprecedented threats to the environment?

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