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[UPDATE] Idle/Stasis: Call for Prose, Poetry, Art--deadline extended to June 15

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:39pm
Transverse: A Comparative Studies Journal, Issue 13, University of Toronto

The twinned concepts of idle and stasis have recently been brought to the forefront of political conversations in Canada because of the Idle No More grassroots movement, which is one of the many manifestations of a protest culture encircling the globe. No longer silent in the face of the continuing effects of colonialism and its derivative hierarchical structures, indigenous populations and other citizens are registering their discontent, while fostering networks of solidarity.

Why Not Comics? Challenging the Graphic Novel Canon in the University (4/3 - 4/6/2014)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel seeks papers to examine why mainstream comic books are often excluded from classroom instruction and scholarly discussions about comics and graphic novels. What are the strategic reasons for these exclusions? What roles do publishing formats and/or narrative themes have on such choices? How are such exclusions linked to preconceptions regarding high and low culture? Why have some texts become canonical and why is the canon so narrow? How have the textual choices and exclusions informed or reinforced academic discourse about comics and graphic novels? Please send 200-300 word abstract and a brief biography to Kenneth Sammond, ksammond@fdu.edu by September 30, 2014.

Tender Buttons at 100: Stein's Transatlantic Modernism (NeMLA 2014, Apri 3-6)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 8:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers:
Tender Buttons at 100: Stein's Transatlantic Modernism

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

In 1914, Gertrude Stein—a Pennsylvania native whose home in Allegheny still stands—published Tender Buttons. Though read relatively infrequently today because of its legendary difficulty, its impact has grown rather than lessened in the century since its publication. But in many ways, Stein was also not of Pennsylvania, or the U.S., at that. Most famous for her literary salon in Paris, Stein's legacy is indelibly transatlantic.

theory@buffalo 18: Marx and Nature [deadline for submission -- September 1, 2013]

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:29pm
Brian O'Neil and Juan Robaina, editors

Marxist theory has often been criticized for its supposed anthropocentrism. According to some, Marx's celebration of human productive activity reduces nature to mere passive content to be formed by the labor that bestows value upon it. This mode of analysis, it is claimed, can do little to help us understand or address the present ecological crisis whose consequences are central to contemporary political struggles. And yet, such a view is reductive; from the very start – in his earliest writings – Marx placed the natural world at the center of his social theory. In this, Marx was not only drawing upon German Romantic philosophies of nature, but also contemporary developments within science in general and biology in particular.

CFP Oscar Wilde at NeMLA-- deadline Sept 20, 2013

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 4:35pm
Annette M. Magid/ Northeast Modern Language Association

Subject: The Wilde Celebration: A Retrospective Commemorating the 160th Anniversary of Oscar Wilde's Birth

Northeast Modern Language Association
April 3rd – 6th, 2014
Harrisburg, PA
Paper Proposal/ Abstract deadline: September 20th, 2013

UPDATE Teaching Hemingway and Race

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 2:40pm
Gary Holcomb

Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is August 15, 2013; accepted essays due September 30, 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.

[REGISTRATION OPEN] Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 2:36pm
Lena Wånggren and Maja Milatovic, University of Edinburgh

Dear All

We are pleased to confirm that REGISTRATION for our Critical
Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution symposium (6 of September 2013, University of Edinburgh) is now OPEN.

This interdisciplinary symposium, aimed at opening discussions
regarding teaching in our changing institutions and investigating how our roles as both teachers and learners are continuously challenged and negotiated, features keynote lectures by:

Professor Heidi Safia Mirza: "Decolonizing Pedagogies: Black feminist reflections on teaching race, faith and culture in higher education"

Ben Jonson in Production (NeMLA 2014, April 3-6)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 1:41pm
NeMLA

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel is looking for papers that examine the plays of Ben Jonson through the lens of performance criticism. Topics of interest include recent productions of plays by Ben Jonson, ways in which audience members respond to the dramatic work of Jonson, and staging possibilities for selected plays or scenes. Please send 250-word abstracts to Marshall Botvinick, mbotvinick@gmail.com.

Calvino's Contexts: The Influences On and The Influences Of Italo Calvino (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:39pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

In the years since his death, the stature of Italo Calvino has only continued to grow. While his status as an Italian writer was never in doubt, the global range of his work is still being explored. This panel invites papers interested in pursuing this framework,political and historical, national and transnational, literary and philosophical. The influences on Calvino's fictions were immense, and the influence of his fictions have been equally immense. This panel seeks to better understand these influences. Please email abstracts by Sept. 30 to jackiec159@hotmail.com

'All the world's a stage': Shakespeare around the Globe (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Jacques' proclamation that 'all the world's a stage' has proved prophetic in ways he could not have foreseen. This roundtable looks at how Shakespeare has been interpreted, staged, and filmed across the globe. What is at stake in these interpretations and adaptations? This panel should appeal those interested in literary adaptation, world cinema and transnational influences, issues of cultural hegemony and exchange, and Shakespeare's impact on the global stage. Submit abstracts by Sept. 30(MSWord) to Jackie Cameron at jackiec159@hotmail.com

Registration open for "Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities" - A Postgraduate Conference

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:52am
De Montfort University

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

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