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What's Class Got To With It?

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:25pm
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Renaissance English Text Society
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The Renaissance English Text Society invites abstracts for 2014 MLA to be held 9-12 January in Chicago, Illinois

What's class got to do with it?

Early Modern books and manuscripts not only searched for readers; they also created them, in part by exploiting social class. RETS welcomes abstracts on this interconnection between texts and class. Papers may range from theoretical discussions to specific local examples of the intersections of texts and class.

Network Detroit: Digital Theory and Practice (Sept. 22-23 2013)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:05pm
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Lawrence Technological University
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Network Detroit: Digital Theory and Practice (September 22-23, 2013) will bring together Detroit and Michigan digital humanities scholars. The metropolitan Detroit digital humanities context includes elite universities and small liberal arts colleges, a private sector accustomed to civic activism, and world-class heritage institutions accustomed to collaborating with corporate partners. Given this regional context, the Network Detroit conference will be a laboratory for working out ways to re-imagine the boundaries that dominate discussions about the future of the digital humanities: large versus small, center versus camp, elite versus upstart, disciplinary versus collaborative, peer review versus public interest.

MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014; Nathaniel Hawthorne Society: "Hawthorne in 1864"

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:45am
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Ellen Weinauer/Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
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In the last year of his life, Nathaniel Hawthorne faced a variety of challenges on the personal, professional, and national fronts: with a nation embroiled in an unthinkably bloody Civil War and decreasing physical capacity, Hawthorne found himself unable to work and fretting about his legacy, his family, his finances, his health, and the state of his nation. To mark the 150th anniversary of Hawthorne's last year, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society solicits proposals for a session that examines "Hawthorne in 1864." All interpretations of this topic are welcome.

Please send 250-500 word abstracts and a short c.v. to Ellen Weinauer (ellen.weinauer@usm.edu) by March 15, 2013.

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

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

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:38am
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Femspec
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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.

Kanade, di Goldene Medine? Perspectives on Canadian-Jewish Literature and Culture - abstracts till Oct 15, 2013

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:04am
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Department of American Literature, University of Lodz
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Kanade, di Goldene Medine? Perspectives on Canadian-Jewish Literature and Culture / Kanade, di Goldene Medine? Perspectives sur la littérature et la culture juives canadiennes

2-5 April 2014
Department of American Literature, University of Lodz
co-sponsor:
Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal

Religions in the Media: Multidisciplinary Approaches

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 8:57am
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Liverpool Hope University
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Symposium:
Religions in the Media: Multidisciplinary Approaches
Liverpool Hope University, 29 and 30 July 2013
Keynote Speaker: Professor Debra Mason
Director, Center on Religion & the Professions, Missouri School of Journalism, USA

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

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 8:10am
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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

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

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:33am
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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.

CFP:: Writing Spaces: Travel, Global Cities and Landscape

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:18am
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Recearch Center for the Humanities, National Sun Yat-sen University

Research Center for the Humanities at National Sun Yat-sen Journal of the Humanities calls for papers for the up-coming volume to be published in August 2013. This volume tentatively entitled Writing Space: Writing Spaces: Travel, Global Cities and Landscape
is particularly interested in landscape writings that involve with landscape, seascape, nature writing, literature and the environment, empire and periphery, city versus countryside, voices of (im)migrants and geographical space, etc. The volume also welcomes contributions of different but related topics in Chinese literature and western literatures. Please send your full paper with short CV to I-Chun Wang atchsc705@mail.nsysu.edu.tw.

The Asian Conference on Education 2013

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

www.ace.iafor.org

Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in Times of Change

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

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:54pm
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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.

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