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Erotica universalis? Meanings of love and their (in)translatability

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:00am
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Planeta Literatur. Journal of Global Literary Studies
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In 1984, a Moroccan writer Fatema Mernissi launched the challenge of recuperating the local culture of intimacy, undermined by the colonial past. As an annex to her book, L'amour dans les pays musulmans, she published a "vocabulary of love" taken from a highly respected source: Rawdat al-Muhibbin (The Garden of Lovers) by a 14th c. scholar, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. In 2011, collaborating with the editorial Marsam in Rabat, she presented this work once again as a splendid bilingual edition in French and Arabic, illustrated with calligraphy by Mohamed Idali, as well as with parallel series of paintings by Mohamed Bannour and Fatima Louardighi.

Australian Association for Caribbean Studies conference, 'Land & Water', 3-5 July 2015, Wollongong, Australia

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 6:17am
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Anne Collett, University of Wollongong
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Call for Papers
Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference

3rd-5th July 2015
University of Wollongong

Theme: Land & Water

'Columbus from his after-
deck watched heights he hoped for,
rocks he dreamed, rise solid from my simple water'

Parrots screamed. Soon he would touch our
land, his charted mind's desire.
(Kamau Brathwaite, 'The Emigrants')

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:35am
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George Collier / Infonomics Society

World Congress on Education (WCE-2015): Call for Submissions!

Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshops!

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World Congress on Education (WCE-2015)
November 10-12, 2015
London, England
www.worldconedu.org
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SCALE (SLSAeu Annual Conference, Malta, 15-18 June, 2015)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:23am
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European Society for Science, Literature and the Arts
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Deadline for Abstracts: 27 February 2015.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Bruce Clarke, Marcus du Sautoy, Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Tom McCarthy, Franco Moretti, Cary Wolfe.

Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy-AEQ deadline 28th February 2015

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:48am
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Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453)
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Academic Exchange Quarterly
(ISSN 1096-1453) Summer 2015 Volume 19, Issue 2
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Feature Editor: Marilyn Pasqua
Deadline: 28th February 2014
Link: http://www.rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/12lang.htm
Keyword: Language 12

Every published article automatically qualifies for inclusion in the upcoming Sound Instruction Book LANGUAGE-8, LANGUAGE-12, LANGUAGE-33

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (Humanities) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:50am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)

Volume 2, Issue 1 | March/April 2015

FOCUS: Crime/Criminal/Criminality

"The term crime denotes an unlawful act punishable by a state…in modern criminal law (however, it does not) have any simple and universally accepted definition…" (Wikipedia)

Criminal: n. A person who has committed a crime. Adj. Informal. Disgraceful and regrettable. (Oxford English Dictionary)

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015. Abstracts due 3/1/15.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:44am
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English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire

"Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film," Durham, NH, April 25, 2015.

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire invites submissions for an interdisciplinary graduate conference, which will be held at the UNH campus in Durham on April 25th, 2015. This year's theme is "Intersectional Approaches to Popular Fiction and Film."

Lynda Barry Anthology- Deadline January 30th

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:14pm
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Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi
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Lynda Barry: Seriously Multitalented is a proposed volume in the new seriesCritical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi. Hillary Chute correctly labels Barry, now author of 18 books, as "one of America's seriously multitalented artists" (57, Outside the Box); Susan E. Kirtley describes her work as "uncompromising and multifaceted" (188, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass). This collection of original essays aims to capture the range and depth of Barry's work, from the artistic and the political to the pedagogical.

APRIL 10-11, 2015: (Up)rooted & (Un)moored: Discourses of Belonging in Hispanic & Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, & Linguistics

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 10:18pm
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Graduate Students of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Second Annual Graduate Student Conference in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures and Linguistics
April 10 & 11, 2015
"Identity is constructed both through belonging and through exclusion as a choice or as imposed by others and, [...] it involves various degrees of emotional attachment to a range of communities and groups." (Montserrat Guibernau, Belonging: Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies)

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 9:21pm
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Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley
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Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.

Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance--ASA 2015 Toronto

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:39pm
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American Studies Association
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Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2014 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal). Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Standing at the Edges The Environmental Justice and Citizenship Project

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 7:05pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Standing at the Edges
The Environmental Justice and Citizenship Project

Tuesday 28th July – Thursday 30th July 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
What is the role of global citizenship in achieving environmental justice?

How can we frame global challenges such that all voices, present and future, human and nonhuman, are heard?

The Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship project provides opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and geographic boundaries to explore, frame and solve problems of environmental and global injustice. Our annual conference provides a forum to collaborate in evaluating and revising our project goals.

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