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International Journal of "Visual Culture": Final submissions due: April 30, 2015 Publication date: June 30, 2015

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 6:30am
Vis culutre

Final submissions due: April 30, 2015
Publication date: June 30, 2015

International Journal of "Visual Culture" is an open access and peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Applied Cultural Sciences (CACS) at Korea University. The main objective of Visual Culture is to promote interdisciplinary studies in the fields of humanities, culture, arts and social sciences such as anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, film, visual and performing arts and so on.

CFP: The Fan Studies Network 2015 Conference

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 5:48am
The Fan Studies Network

THE FAN STUDIES NETWORK 2015 CONFERENCE

27-28th June 2015
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Lincoln Geraghty (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Dr Suzanne Scott (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)

For three years the Fan Studies Network has provided an enthusiastic and welcoming space for academics in all stages of study interested in fans and fandom to connect, share resources, and develop their research ideas. Following the success of our first two conferences, we are delighted to announce our third annual event: FSN2015, taking place over two days at the University of East Anglia, 27-28th June 2015.

Call for Papers: International Journal of Epistémè (June 2015)

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 2:29am
Center for Applied Cultural Sciences (CACS), Korea University

Call for Papers: International Journal of Epistémè

Final submissions due: April 30, 2015
Publication date: June 30, 2015

International Journal of Epistémè is an open access and peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Applied Cultural Sciences (CACS) at Korea University. The main objective of Epistémè is to promote interdisciplinary studies in the fields of humanities, arts and social sciences such as anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts and so on.

Policy India Essay Competition 2015

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 12:59am
Participatory Democracy Project

Participatory Democracy Project, a think tank in making is organising an All India essay competition on "Strategies for strengthening participatory democracy in India."

"Success of democracy is impossible without participation of the people" – Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.There have been widespread welcome all over the country for the Mygov.in launched by the Prime Minister.The objective of the competition is to provide an opportunity to every one to provide their suggestions and recommendations.

Theme : "Strategies for strengthening participatory democracy in India."

Eligibility :

Stream 1: Open to School Students (from 8th to 12th),

[Update/extended deadline (15 March)] The Waggle magazine - creative submissions

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:46pm
The Waggle magazine

We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our third issue! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it's well-written, we want to read it; if it's visually intriguing, we want to see it.

In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist's name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

Deadline for submissions for the next issue is 31 January 2015. (Please feel free to keep sending us wondrous creations beyond that date!)

Guidelines

Silence and Documentation - July 10-11

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 6:07pm
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver BC

"In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence."
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978

"When we (as readers) fill in the gaps that the writer has peppered throughout the book, we form a meaningful bond with the book. We are not just pulling information from it; we're participating in a reciprocal relationship, creating and deriving meaning in an extravaganza of interpretation."
— Wolfgang Iser, Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology

New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 3:41pm
Lillie Anne Brown, Ph.D., Department of English and Modern Languages, Florida A&M University

Studies in the Literary Imagination (SLI), a publication of the Department of English, Georgia State University, is accepting "Special Topic" proposals for future issues of the journal. I wish to submit a proposal for a Special Topics issue on the literary works of Ernest J. Gaines. As you know, Gaines, at age 82, is a literary icon, still writing and living in the great state of Louisiana. From his first published short story, "The Turtles" (1956), to the 2006 publication of "Mozart and Leadbelly," he has not wavered from his love of all things "Point Coupee" and the memory of life on the plantation of his birth in 1933.

Global Urban Higher Education: the challenges and potentials of internationalisation, 16-17 September 2015. Deadline: 27 April

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 1:29pm
Urban Lab+

In a world that is both rapidly urbanising and globalising, it is widely acknowledged that it is crucial to facilitate urban education that is based on global knowledge and addresses international issues. But it is not always clear how this can be best implemented in practice, especially to ensure urban education plays a constitutive role in addressing issues of urban inequality and global disparities in the production of urban knowledge, and in the application of expertise.

The American Hobo, MLA 2016, 1/7-1/10

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 12:19pm
MLA Special Session

Kerouac proclaims in his 1960 essay "The Vanishing Hobo" that cultural practices have made the American landscape inhospitable to the long-cherished tramp in literature and life. Despite this claim, the hobo continues to exhibit a cultural unconscious onto American narratives well into the present. This session aims to explore the hobo as 'he' becomes a special kind of subject in the twentieth century, breaking apart from early-century labor politics to become a transitional figure of individualistic and opportunistic strategies.

Edwidge Danticat Society Panel- MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA [UPDATE].

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:30am
Megan Feifer/ Edwidge Danticat Society

[EXTENDED DEADLINE- 2/28/15]

The MELUS conference (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.) will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Athens, GA.

The Edwidge Danticat Society invites papers for its inaugural panel at the 29th Annual MELUS Conference. In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures" we welcome papers that analyze Edwidge Danticat's work (activist, fiction, film, non-fiction) in relationship to immigration arrivals and departures, including presentations that seek to address, but are not limited to: citizenship rulings, detention, mobility, and transportation. The Edwidge Danticat Society invites proposals for 15 -minute presentations, possible topics include:

Technical Writing Regular Panel - Theme: "Sound and Story: The Rythms of Language" (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3)

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:26am
South Central Modern Languages Association (SCMLA)

WHERE: Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

WHEN: October 31st - November 3rd, 2015

The South Central Modern Languages Association brings together a diverse group of scholarly disciplines, and this year the conference will focus around the theme of "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language." We welcome papers on the theory, pedagogy, or public applications of technical writing to help us explore the language and stories of this field.

To be considered for the panel, email a 250 word abstract to:

Leticia Slabaugh Slabaugh@UHCL.edu or
Anne-Marie Womack Awomack1@tulane.edu.

Proposal Deadline: March 31, 2015

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 11:23am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX

MLA Convention, January 7-10, 2016, Austin, TX

Politics of Friendship in American Literature

Papers might engage with critical race studies, queer studies, children's and YA literature, and/ or issues of public authorship and collaboration. 250-word abstracts; short bios by 8 March 2015; Kristen Proehl (kproehl_at_brockport.edu)

'Fashion & Art History', University of York, 29-30 June 2015 (Deadline: 27.3.2015)

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Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:31am
Tilo Reifenstein / Association of Art Historians (AAH)

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) Summer Symposium is a two-day annual conference highlighting post-graduate research. It takes place at a different university each year in early Summer.

'Fashion & Art History'
University of York
29 - 30 June 2015

Fashion and art often follow a shared trajectory of social, political, and historical circumstances. In collaboration with the University of York, the AAH's annual Student Summer Symposium will explore the relationship between fashion and art, by inviting papers that engage with this subject across a wide range of chronological and theoretical perspectives.

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