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Contemporary Asian American Literature and Popular Visual Culture: New Reading and Teaching Practices

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 10:13pm
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Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies Special Issue
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Whether through graphic novels, filmic adaptations, digital Internet memoirs, or authors' blogs, contemporary Asian American literature is increasingly linked to popular visual culture. Indeed, Asian American literature often reaches a broad audience through a media landscape which foregrounds screens, big and small. This special issue of Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies invites scholars and critics to explore the visual dimensions, expressions, and projections of Asian American literature. It especially welcomes contributions that highlight reading and pedagogical approaches designed to address the relationship between Asian American literary and popular visual culture.

International Comparative Analysis of Poverty in Asia: Urbanization, Migration and Social Policy

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 9:41pm
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Southwest Jiaotong University
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Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID) are jointly organizing a symposium in October 2012 on the effects of urbanization and poverty alleviation in Asia. The main purpose is to address the widening income gap between rural and urban areas in Asia in the past thirty years.

Development scholars, researchers, and practitioners are invited to submit high-quality papers with a focus on the symposium theme of urbanization and migration in Asia and its affect on poverty in both rural and urban areas. The symposium aims to create a dialogue among scholars of Asian development studies to address effective urban and rural poverty reduction strategies.

[UPDATE] "Lost in Transnationalism: Reflections on Multiculturalism and Globalization" October 26th, 2012

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:31pm
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Claremont Graduate University, California
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Transnationalism, the heightened interconnection between people and cultures, is a burgeoning social phenomenon. In our age of increasing globalization, the mixing and shifting of identities has become pervasive. Through global interconnectivity and the interdependence of economic, media, and social factors, boundaries among nation-states have become less distinct, leading to a formation of hybrid cultures. From neoliberal practices to telecommunication, the shape and dissemination of transnationalism has diffused.

The Lived Experience: The Body, The Mind, The Memory in Feminist Literature and Theory

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:19pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the production of knowledge through the collaboration of physical and cognitive experience in feminist literature and theory. How are the memories produced through the interaction of mind and body? How does literature represent the body through text and image? By August 15, 2012, please submit brief abstracts to Stephanie Little, Georgia State University, at slittle19@gsu.edu.

[MM] Call for Papers Vol 5 No 2 (2012)

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:54pm
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Mutatis Mutandis

Call for Papers: Translations, Interpretations, Reinterpretations
Translation is continuously opening perspectives for the source text in its different interpretive steps. The methodology of translation activity, basically comparative–source text and target text go backwards and forward−, leads the work to new presences inside the same language−intralinguistique translation−, toward other languages−traducción interlinguistique translation−, between different sytems of expression −intersemiotic translation−. Authors are invited to present their current translated texts and research studies for the next issue of Mutatis Mutandis.

The Influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Drama

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:45pm
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Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Miller said, attention must be paid. The HBO televised Angels gave many admirers and aspirers an opportunity to see the play more so than even its many nationwide productions. The influence of Kushner and his plays has reached into the context and subtext of a mindset that reconsidered what plays can do as art, and as socio-political activism reflected in both traditional and tradition-defying new drama.

Oracle Fine Arts Review 2013

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 12:02pm
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Rachael Fowler, University of South Alabama

The Oracle Fine Arts Review is gearing up for its 2013 edition. Since 2004, The Oracle has published works from around the world. This year, we are hoping to have an eclectic bunch of submissions that adhere to traditional modes of expression, but are not afraid to boldly challenge those traditions. Writers are welcomed to submit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and theatrical/dramatic works. Artists are welcomed to submit paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, graphic art, etc. The 2013 edition is expected to be published in mid-to-late Spring 2013.

The 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday Conference: Joyce and England; January 31-February 2, 2013

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 11:08am
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University of Miami
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The 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday Conference:
Joyce and England
University of Miami
January 31-February 2, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are now being solicited for the 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday
Conference to be held at the University of Miami, January 31-February 2, 2013.
Possible topics could include:
• English characters in Joyce
• Joyce and the English language
• Joyce and subversion
• nationalism & imperialism
• emigration/immigration
• Joyce visiting England
• Joyce and English contemporaries
• Joyce and Shakespeare
• Joyce and Cardinal Newman
• English politics and Joyce
• BUT ALL JOYCE TOPICS ARE WELCOME!

Kalamazoo 2013 CFP: Editing Ælfric: Problems, solutions, and ideas for a new Lives of Saints (roundtable)

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 11:08am
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Grant Simpson
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Most scholars who work with Ælfric's Lives of Saints agree that it is time for a new scholarly edition. The current one, edited by W.W. Skeat, is inadequate for a number of reasons. At our session at ICMS 2012, a number of scholars expressed interest in having a new edition that was based on modern editing standards and made use of contemporary tools. It is clear that such an edition will be a collaborative effort. in that vein, this session will bring together interested parties to present concrete problems, solutions, and ideas with regard to editing and building a new Lives of Saints.

3rd Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century (March 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 10:16am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Spirituality in the 21st Century

Thursday 7th March – Saturday 9th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:

The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship—theology, philosophy of religion, history of religion, comparative religion, mysticism—but also more recently from management, medicine, and many other fields.

Teaching Hemingway and Modernism

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 6:58am
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Kent State UP (Editors, Joseph Fruscione and Mark P. Ott)
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CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Modernism (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is September 30, 2012; accepted essays due January 15, 2013)

The goal of the Teaching Hemingway series is to present collections of essays with various approaches to teaching emergent themes in Hemingway's major works to a variety of students in secondary and private schools and at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teacher-scholars who have used Hemingway's work in domestic, international, HBCU, MA/PhD, MFA, and many other settings can apply.

Call for Contributors: The Impact of the Great Recession on Poverty in the U.S.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 10:52pm
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ABC-Clio

I am looking for people who are interested in contributing to a book about the impact of the recession on poverty in the United States. Essays will be published in a two-volume set by ABC-Clio. Contributors will receive a byline, electronic access to the final work, and modest monetary compensation (or a copy of the two-volume series if they prefer).

Specifically, I am looking for people who are interested in writing on the following topics as they relate to the Great Recession and poverty with a September 1, 2012 deadline:

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