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Panel "Proliferating Minoritized Bodies & Knowledges in the University," Cultural Studies Association, Riverside May 21-4, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:03pm
(Women & Queer) of Color Critique Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association

Cultural Studies Association, "Another University Is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy"

Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, Greater Los Angeles Area, California, 21-24 May, 2015

"Proliferating Minoritized Bodies and Knowledges in the University"

An Argumentative Definition Research Essay: Benign or Malignant, Which Gray Matters?

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:42pm
Ashlee Eileen Chmielewski

I have written an argumentative definition paper about benign brain tumors. In the paper I state that malignant brain tumors are not more dangerous than benign brain tumors. In my body paragraphs I explain why benign brain tumors are dangerous by comparing their damaging effects to a malignant brain tumor's. In addition, I also show that the brain is a sensitive area, which is why benign brain tumors are so dangerous. The purpose of my essay is to show my readers that benign brain tumors are just as dangerous as malignant brain tumors.

Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panels at ALA 2015; May 21-24, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:33pm
Paul Laurence Dunbar Society

The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA on May 21-24, 2015.

There is also an upcoming NEH Summer Institute on Paul Laurence Dunbar and American Literary History in July 2015. Applications are due by March 2, 2015; please see for more information.

Session 1: Teaching Dunbar


Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:02pm
Found Footage Magazine

Found Footage Magazine is an independent semi-annual publication distributed worldwide and printed both in English and Spanish. It offers theoretical, analytical and informative contents to Found Footage filmmaking.

In view of the absence of a periodical forum for the divulgation of critical thought, arises FFM as the first journal devoted to Found Footage technique, including all its manifestations: Appropriation Cinema, Compilation Film, Recycled Cinema, Collage Film, Mash-up, Archival Cinema…

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:27pm
Charles Town International Maroon Conference

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance (TAJ) (Deadline: March 31, 2015)

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:21am
Tel-Aviv University

Theatre Arts Journal: Studies in Scenography and Performance ( ) invites submissions on the following topics:

- Edward Gordon Craig's legacy: a reassessment

- representation in scenography, within the larger political, social, and aesthetic context, in the past as in the present

- the connections between the various visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, photography, film, computing design, etc.) and the stage in the past and in the present, as well as the formal, conceptual, and epistemological contributions and limitations that such connections entail

Ernest J. Gaines Society Sessions 2015 American Literature Association Conference Boston, Massachusetts May 21-24, 2015

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
Matthew Teutsch/ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Ernest J. Gaines Society invites proposals for papers on any aspect of the work of Ernest J. Gaines for the Gaines Society's sessions at the American Literature Association Annual Conference. Please send a proposal (300 to 500 words) and a short CV to Marcia Gaudet at by January 15, 2015. All relevant proposals will be considered. For more information on the society, please see the Ernest J. Gaines Center's website

The Rise of the New Negro Woman: "Liminal Spaces, Hybrid Lives," and the Harlem Renaissance Experience

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:19am
Christopher Allen Varlack, UMBC

Traditionally, women writers of the Harlem Renaissance era from Nella Larsen to Jessie Redmon Fauset to Marita Bonner, among others, have been under-represented in criticism both past and present. The concept of the New Negro, after all, was gendered male, excluding the value role that women writers would play in not only challenging the pervasive color line but in calling increased attention to the depths of African-American experience that, as Zora Neale Hurston posits, white publishers would not print.

Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal. Issue #5 - Places and Spaces (15 March 2015)

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:01am
University of Łódź, Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature

The editors of Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal (ISSN: 2353-6098), a peer-reviewed open access periodical, would like to invite submission of contributions (articles, reviews and interviews) for its fifth issue, which focuses on places and spaces in Anglophone theatre, film, literature and culture.

Possible topic areas include (but are not limited to):

Importance of Classroom Organization

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:30pm
Paris Caprio

If I asked you to picture a classroom what would you imagine? How is it organized? Depending on your own educational experience this environment may vary. In the case of a 'traditional' classroom, it seems the organization has not changed. The layout of the classroom should adapt to the topic at hand. This could enhance the students ability to absorb the information being taught.

[UPDATE] 2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: "Language in Text and Performance" (Stratford, Ontario, June 18-20)

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 8:30pm
University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival

We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. All approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, including those based in the traditional arts of language (grammar, rhetoric, and logic), those based in contemporary theories of language and communication (e.g. public sphere theory, speech pragmatics, speech act theory), and those based in performance (verse speaking, original practices, etc.).

Plenary speakers:
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Deadline May 1st

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:16pm
University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 16-18 July 2015.