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[UPDATE] Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:33pm
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.

"Performing History in Early Modern France" - ACLA, March 26-29, 2015

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 1:11pm
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Anna Rosensweig, University of Southern California; Joy Palacios, Simon Fraser University

This seminar investigates how literature contributes to our understanding of early modern France as a historical period. Departing from the conviction that literature does more than merely register and reflect historical events, we explore how literatures of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries complicate historical records and create their own histories. Bringing together scholars whose research addresses a range of genres and sites of expression, this seminar seeks to foster methodological conversation and debate. Our key questions include: How do literary texts "perform" historically. In other words, what do these texts preserve or transfer that might otherwise be lost? What kinds of archives do literary texts constitute?

[UPDATE] Capitalist Realist Fiction - Narrative 2015 Chicago (March 5-8, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:52pm
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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In his Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste, Philip Mirowski puts to rest the myth that the current economy is beyond the understanding even of experts, demonstrating that mainstream economic writing and financial journalism has undertaken a concerted abdication of explanatory authority in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. This lack of explanation is symptomatic of a much wider issue: what Mark Fisher has termed "capitalist realism," or a resigned acceptance of capitalism and an inability to imagine other possibilities.

Critical University Studies in the Age of the Adjunct - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:49pm
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the social/economic factors which shape the processes of higher education has emerged as an urgent and vital component of the contemporary humanities. A growing body of scholarship has placed labour issues, student debt, the job market, education funding, and resource allocation among the fundamental elements which condition the production and distribution of knowledge in not just the humanities, but the university as a whole.

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:36am
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Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

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I am a wind on sea, I am Ocean wave, I am Roar of sea... (Rees, p 98)

The music, dance, performance and story-art: the living philosophy of the traditions of the indigenous peoples of this earth.

Subjects under consideration but not limited to:

FSAC Grad Colloque 2015: PROPAGANDA - CENSORSHIP - SURVEILLANCE

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:28am
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FSAC Graduate Colloquium

FILM STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
17th ANNUAL GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF REGINA
Keynote Lecture by Dr. Will Straw, Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, McGill University

Submission deadline: Monday, December 15th 2014

Digitization in the service of poetry: Ruler poems through the magnifying glass of the Tustep program

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:47am
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Dr. Christiane Czygan / University of Hamburg, Germany
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Although Divan poetry was rooted in Persian lyrical tradition, in the 16th century Ottomans began to elaborate their own Turkish-Ottoman style. During Sultan Süleyman the Lawgiver`s reign which lasted over forty years (1520-1566), the production of art was greatly stimulated and with Sultan Süleyman`s generous support, splendid works were created. Court poetry was strongly favoured and the poet Baki (1526-1600) was able to excel, taking Ottoman poetry to new heights. However, like his father and forefathers, Sultan Süleyman the Lawgiver created thousands of Ghazels himself under the pseudonym Muhibbi. After his father Selim I he is perceived to have been the most gifted ruler-poet.

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:30am
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Feminist Spaces

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:03am
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McGill University English Department

The McGill English Department's Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation. Violation can signify multiply: violating rules and regulations, violating genre or generic conventions, violating treaties, violating the body, violating expectations, violating intellectual property and copyright, violating social and cultural conventions, violating promises, violating standardized constructions of gender and sexuality, violating religious codes, violating privacy, violating human rights and dignities, and more. How are these political, stylistic, generic, bodily, and social infractions figured in diverse literary and cultural contexts?

Object Emotions, Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Conference (February 20-21, 2015, Yale University)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:43am
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Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Ksenia Sidorenko (Yale U); Emma Natalya Stein (Yale U)

Call for Papers

Object Emotions, Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Conference
(February 20-21, 2015, New Haven, CT)

Keynote speaker: Spyros Papapetros (Princeton U)

Organizing Committee: Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley); Christopher P. Miller (UC Berkeley); Marta Figlerowicz (Yale U); Ksenia Sidorenko (Yale U); Emma Natalya Stein (Yale U)

Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning, 2nd International Symp. (Mexico City: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th, Nov. 2014

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:40am
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Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Representations – Struggles for Reality, 2nd International Symposium (Mexico City: Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Otherness, Agency and Belonging, 5th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

5th International Symposium: Otherness, Agency and Belonging

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Identity and Multicultural Politics, 7th International Symposium (Mexico City: Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

7th International Symposium: Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

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