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NWSA 2013: Hybrid Identities: Crossing Normative Boundaries through the Intersection of Feminism, Masculinities, and Aging

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 4:49pm
Melanie Cattrell, Western Carolina University

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio, November 7-10, 2013
Abstract deadline: February 15, 2013
Conference Theme: Negotiating Points of Encounter
Subtheme 2: Borders and Margins

The NWSA Aging and Ageism Caucus and Feminist Masculinities Interest Group are seeking 3-4 presenters for our co-sponsored session.

Marxism and Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-First Century (MLA 2014)

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 4:32pm
MLA 2014 Special Session

This panel seeks to address the theoretical-methodological intersectionality of two influential but controversial disciplines(Marxism and psychoanalysis), with special focus on their current historical, cultural, and/or political relevancy and applicability.

Please note that this is a proposed special session for the 2014 MLA Convention, which will be held from January 9-12, 2014 in Chicago, IL.

Please send 250-word abstract by 15 March 2013 to Adam Meehan (ameehan@email.arizona.edu) and Carlos Gallego (gallego@stolaf.edu).

2014 Tenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 3:47pm
common Ground Publishing

Call for Papers
The Tenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society on 6-7 February 2014 is held at the Facultad de Ciencias de la Información
Universidad Complutense
Madrid, Spain. This conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships among technology, knowledge and society. Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, roundtables or colloquia are invited, addressing technology, knowledge and society in one of the following themes:
• Technologies for Human Use
• Technologies in Community
• Technologies for Learning
• Technologies for Common Knowledge

MLA 2014 AFRICAN LITERATURES DIVISION CALL FOR PAPERS

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 3:43pm
MLA AFRICAN LITERATURES DIVISION SESSIONS

PANEL 1
The State in African Literatures
Papers on representations of the state (both the real and the desired) and biopolitics in African literatures. 250-word abstracts by 1 March 2013; Alain Lawo-Sukam (lawosukam@tamu.edu) and Neil Kortenaar (kortenaar@utsc.utoronto.ca).

PANEL 2
Expatriation, Authorship, and Reception in African Literatures:
Consequences, forms and themes of expatriation and location in recent African literatures. Abstracts (300 words) by 15 March 2013; Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi (tunjitunji@yahoo.com) and Joya Uraizee (uraizeej@slu.edu).

Call for papers: Guernica Canadian Writers Series, Collection of Essays, Michael Onddatje, abstract due May 30/13

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 1:39pm
Dr. Jolene Armstrong, Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University

Call for papers: Guernica Canadian Writers Series, collection of essays, Michael Onddatje

I am seeking contributions by scholars from any relevant discipline on the works of Michael Ondaatje for the Guernica Writers Series (to be published by Guernica Press www.guernicaeditions.com/writers.html). This is an edited collection of essays that focuses on any of the works of this author including novels, poetry, and film.

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:24am
Northwestern University Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

an interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Proposals Due: April 5, 2013

Conference Dates: October 11-13, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Judith Hamera

Faculty Discussants: Joshua Chambers-Letson, Nick Davis, Tracy Davis, Hannah Feldman, Marcela Fuentes, Barnor Hesse, Richard Iton, Chloe Johnston, D. Soyini Madison, Susan Manning, Kaley Mason, Coya Paz, Janice Radway, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, C. Riley Snorton, Elizabeth Son, and Harvey Young

psconference.soc.northwestern.edu

Call for Papers & Performances

[UPDATE] International Workshop on Agent Technology for Ambient Intelligence AgTAmI 2013 Bucharest, Romania 29-31 May 2013

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:39am
Romanian Association for Artificial Intelligence

The International Workshop on Agent Technology for Ambient Intelligence
AgTAmI 2013
Bucharest, Romania
29-31 May 2013
http://aimas.cs.pub.ro/agtami2013

The Agent Technologies for Ambient Intelligence (AgTAmI) Workshop will bring together scientists and practitioners interested in discussing and exchanging views on how to make better use of agents and multi-agent systems in novel approaches and applications of AmI, how to better exploit a technology that has now arrived to its maturity, in order to create intelligence embedded in the environment and to adapt the environment to user's interests and expectations.

Essay Collection: Graphic Novel Pedagogy -- ABSTRACT 6/1/13

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 10:37am
Matthew L. Miller / University of South Carolina Aiken

Call for Papers: Graphic Novel Pedagogy

Contributions are needed for an edited collection of essays on teaching graphic novels and/or comics. The overall goal of the collection is provide a place to gather ideas about pedagogy, organized generally around three major trends: 1) problems with using graphic novels in the classroom, 2) best practices for teaching graphic novels for college students, and 3) rewards for using graphic novels in various academic settings. References to specific novels and more general discussions are welcomed. The editor encourages essays across multiple disciplines. Possible topics could consist of the following:

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