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UPDATE: "Discursive Constructions of Autism: Boundaries and Borderlands"—2014 RSA Conference (May 22-26)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:42am
Adam M. Pacton

As autism receives increasing popular, political, medical, and rhetorical attention, it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve any sort of consensus on what "autism" actually is. Is it a purely medical or psychological designator? Is it an impairment, a disability, both, neither? Is it simply another way of being-in-the-world that though different is not deficient?

These questions and ones like them locate autism at the confluence of multiple, often competing, discourses. The purpose of this panel is to explore, trace, and problematize the discursive borders that seek to define and delimit "autism" and try to understand in some small way what we can learn about how and why these discourses crash together in sometimes explosive ways.

CFP - Femspec: Special Issue on Aging and Gender in Speculative Fiction

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:38am

Femspec, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to challenging gender through speculative means in any genre, invites papers for a special issue of Femspec, Aging and Gender in Speculative Fiction, examining speculative fiction books, TV shows, or movies that re-imagine the way we view women growing older and/or depict the way societal expectations of gender roles impact how we age.

Medieval English Studies Symposium (30th November-1st December 2013): Between Nostalgia and Hope: The Waning of the Middle Ages

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 8:10am
Department of English Literature, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

You are cordially invited to send paper proposals to the 12th Medieval English Studies Symposium, organised by the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, which will be held in Poznań from 30th November to 1st December 2013. MESS12 will have as its aim bringing together specialists in the areas of medieval English literature and culture. This year MESS is titled:"Between Nostalgia and Hope: The Waning of the Middle Ages".

Latin@ Studies in Transnational Contexts--deadline May 10, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:36am
JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey

Latin@ Studies in Transnational Contexts: Reading, Writing, and
Living Lives on/in the Margins

Guest Editors:
Christopher Rivera, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Jennifer Reimer, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies Spring 2014 issue. Deadline for submission: June 30, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:33am
Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies

Etudes Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in English and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, culture and arts from ancient times to the present. Etudes Irlandaises publishes twice a year on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects including: poetry / fiction / drama / film / music / politics / economy / social studies, etc.

General issues published in the spring alternate with special issues in the autumn.

Etudes Irlandaises is aimed at scholars, postgraduate students, institutions specializing in Irish studies as well as people who have an informed interest in the subject. Each number has a comprehensive section devoted to recently published material on Ireland.

The Asian Conference on Education 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:52am
The international Academic Forum (IAFOR)

The International Academic Forum in partnership with Waseda University (Japan), Birkbeck University of London (UK), The National Institute of Education (Singapore), The National University of Tainan (Taiwan), Lincoln University (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR), Auburn University (USA), and its global partners is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Asian Conference on Education, to be held from October 23-27 2013, in Osaka, Japan.

Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in Times of Change

[UPDATE] Transpacific Memory: Life Writing across the Western Divide

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:54pm
2014 Chicago MLA special session

While Transpacific Studies often focus on Asian diasporic writing, this panel seeks essays on life writing emerging from travel across the Pacific in all directions, East-West, West-East, North-South. Following Yunte Huang's lead in *Transpacific Imaginations* and *Transpacific Displacements*, we might expand the definition of transpacific to encompass modern Western expatriate memoirs such as Mark Salzman's *Iron and Silk*; Simon Manchester's *The River at the Centre of the World*; Nathan Gray's *First Pass Under Heaven*; Mark Kitto's *Chasing China*; Rachel DeWoskin's *Foreign Babes in Beijing*; Angela Carter in Japan; Bruce S.

Unpopular Culture

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 2:48pm
Sascha Pöhlmann, LMU Munich / Martin Lüthe, JFK Institute, Berlin

October 31-November 2, 2013
Amerika-Haus Munich