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Fat Representations: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:47pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association
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The peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Humanities invites submissions of scholarly articles, nonfiction essays, and book and film reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the linkages between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorized?

[UPDATE] Pedagogies and the Profession

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:42pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference
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February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.

Pride and Humility: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:32pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association

From the rage of Achilles to Priam's subservient pleadings for Hector's body, from the conceit of King Lear to the meekness of Cordelia, from the terribilità of Michelangelo's Moses to the earthy nobility of Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, from the detachment of Lao Tzu to the powerful assertions of Nietzsche, and from the pride punished in Dante's Purgatory to the pride celebrated by Michael Eric Dyson; writers, thinkers, and artists through the ages have addressed fundamental questions about the nature of pride and humility.

Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research journal

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 3:45pm
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Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research journal
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Call for Papers: Deadline November 30, 2012
Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research Journal (ISSN 2278 – 9529)
Research Papers are invited for January 2013 Issue (Vol. II. Issue. I)

Journal is Indexed/ Included in:
DOAJ
EBSCO
IndexCopernicus
Duotrope
Every Writer's Resource
Library of Congress
The Knowledge Network
National Library of Sweden

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: galaxyimrj@gmail.com

For submissions: galaxyimrj@gmail.com

Website: http://www.galaxyimrj.com/

Islam and the West: A Love Story?

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:42am
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Sadia Zulfiqar, University of Glasgow, UK

Islam and the West: A Love Story?
A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Symposium
University of Glasgow
Saturday 24th November 2012

Children's Literature Association 2013 Phoenix Award panel

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:26am
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Children's Literature Association

Call for Papers:
Phoenix Award Session
Deadline: November 30, 2012

40th Annual Children's Literature Association Conference
University of Southern Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi
June 13-15, 2013

The Phoenix Award Committee and the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee of the Children's Literature Association are planning a joint session at the 40th Children's Literature Association Conference, held in Biloxi, Mississippi from June 13 to 15, 2013 and hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi. The Phoenix Awards recognize books published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at the time, but that the committees have determined to be of lasting value.

[CORRECTION] - The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Deadline for proposals: Jan. 31, 2013)

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:28am
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Károli Gáspár University
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Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

"The Location of Transnational Literature"

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 4:28pm
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American Comparative Literature Association (Toronto, Canada, April 4-7, 2013)
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Seeking paper proposals for a seminar on "The Location of Transnational Literature" at the 2013 ACLA Conference.

Kate Chopin International Society Panels at 2013 American Literature Association Conference

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 2:19pm
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Kate Chopin International Society/American Literature Association
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The Kate Chopin International Society is seeking individual proposals for two sponsored panels at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2013.

The first panel, a roundtable on "Teaching Kate Chopin in Different Contexts," seeks short (seven-to eight-minute) papers/remarks that address either teaching Chopin juxtaposed with works/genres or in courses she isn't always associated with or in educational settings such as continuing education programs, prisons, women's shelters, literacy programs, etc. Proposals should include a title, your name and affiliation, and a paragraph about your proposed remarks.

Update--Reminder CFP Mystery/Detective Fiction Calls for Proposal due by 11/16/12

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 1:34pm
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34th Annual Southwest/Texas Regional Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 1:12pm
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The Rat's Mouth Review - Graduate Literary Journal of Florida Atlantic University
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In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

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