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Capital and Alternative Economies Related to Food [2nd Call]

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:49pm
ACLA 2014/ New York University

In 1994, Gustavo Esteva drew attention to the concept of "food in context", what he refers to as comida, to underscore the social ties that are created alongside and through food. While international agribusiness corporations consider and look at food as a form of capital, as a commodity to be exploited, bought and sold, food is historically a commons, central to alternative economies, and the creation of deep ties across communities and cultures. Although the time and context may vary, this panel seeks papers that can reflect upon the changing relationships between food and culture and their corresponding environmental, economic, political, and/or social implications.

Victorian Women Travelers- March 1, 2014

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:08pm
Precious McKenzie, Rocky Mountain College

This book manuscript explores the ways Victorian women negotiated constructs of gender, society, and the politics of performance in their travels.
Possible topics related to women travelers include:
Modes of travel (in fiction or nonfiction)
Sports
Medicine & health
Science
Technology
War
Diplomacy
Art

Paper proposals are due by March 1, 2014.

Authors will be notified by April 15, 2014, if their proposal has been accepted. Completed essays will be due December 1, 2014. For consistency, please use Chicago Style.

(TEMP)orary: Time and Temporality in Text

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:03pm
UGA English Graduate Organization Student Conference (March 22-23, 2014)

What is Time? Where is Time? When is Time? We all grapple with these sorts of questions. Do we have enough of it? Can we ever have enough of it? What about too much? Time is the ultimate rhetorical question, and the one that this conference seeks to answer. Or, if not answer, to problematize.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Abstracts Due December 1 for "Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture"

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:41pm
UNC-CH Graduate Student Conference

"Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Literary Culture"

The literature and culture of the late medieval and early modern periods were profoundly affected by the expansion of new artisanal and scientific technologies—innovations and ideas that would lead to the production and consumption of new forms of knowledge. In both periods, knowledge was conceptualized across a range of intersecting disciplines, including natural philosophy, astrology, mathematics, medicine, art, mechanics, and cartography, among others. Literature embraced, criticized, or participated in these fields in diverse ways, often examining how these new forms or categories of knowledge influenced the locus and ontology of the individual and social self.

Critical Thinking and Writing in the STEM Disciplines

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:08pm
Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Volume 2 (2014): Critical Thinking and Writing in the STEM Disciplines

Guest Editor: Lisa Emerson, Massey University (N.Z.)

Double Helix is an international journal devoted to linkages between critical thinking and writing in and across the disciplines, and is particularly interested in pieces that explore and report on connections between pedagogical theory and classroom practice. For this issue on STEM, we are especially interested in those pieces that address the following concerns at the nexus of critical thinking and writing:

the role of language in the construction of scientific and mathematical knowledge

the impact of oral discourse on scientific and mathematical knowledge

Pedagogy of Young Adult Literature (Abstracts due 2/15/14)

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:07pm
Mike Cadden, Karen Coats, Roberta Seelinger Trites, co-editors

Call for Papers: Options for Teaching Young Adult Literature (MLA Options for Teaching Series)
Edited by Mike Cadden, Karen Coats, and Roberta Seelinger Trites

[Update] Global Capital and Digital Asia Pacific (ACLA Special Seminar, NYU, 03/20-03/23/14)

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:58pm
Koonyong Kim

Our contemporary world is often characterized in terms of the full-fledged emergence of global or transnational capitalism and its deployment of cybernetic and digital technology. In theorizing the genealogy of global or transnational capital, it is also noteworthy that the postwar restructuring of capitalism that is underpinned by the digital revolution goes in tandem with the rise of the Asia-Pacific. As can be seen in the ascendance of the United States, Japan, the so-called Four Little Tigers, and China as foremost capitalist economies, the Asia-Pacific has arisen as one of the most vibrant sites of economic, social, and cultural production since the Second World War.

Extended Deadline: "Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries" (Special Panel at UM ECSG

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:29pm
The University of Michigan's Eighteenth Century Studies Group, Nineteenth Century Forum, and Reorientations Interdisciplinary Workshop

EXTENDED DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2013

Special Panel Session: "Transnational Scales: Going Global in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries"

"The Economy of Scales" Graduate Conference
Hosted by the Eighteenth-Century Studies Group (ECSG) & Nineteenth-Century Forum (NCF), University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
March 21-22, 2014

Buffy to Batgirl: Women and Gender in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comics, May 2-3, 2014

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:12pm
Zara Wilkinson, Rutgers University-Camden

Rutgers University-Camden
Camden, NJ
May 2-3, 2014

Buffy to Batgirl is an interdisciplinary conference with a focus on women and gender in science fiction, fantasy, and comics. Science fiction and fantasy is a popular genre, as evidenced by the recent success of books, televisions, and films such as The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Avengers, and Gravity. These books, television shows, and films include a wide variety of female characters, from protagonists to villains, warriors to "women in refrigerators," and sidekicks to starship captains.

SSSL Calls for Papers for ALA 2014 (May 22-25)

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:06pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature / American Literature Association

SSSL Call for Papers for ALA 2014

SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE
2014 American Literature Association Conference
Washington, D.C. May 22-25, 2014

Call for Papers (2)
Deadline: January 15, 2014

"The South in the Mid-Atlantic"

Carson McCullers' "Other Souths" (Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference, Arlington, VA, March 27-29, 2014)

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:00pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Panelists sought for a Carson McCullers and "Other Souths" panel at the upcoming Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference in Arlington, Virginia, March 27-29th, 2014. A wide range of interpretations and focal points will be considered, although all papers should explore McCullers life and work through the rubric of expanding conceptualizations of the South under New Southern studies approaches (i.e., queer souths, digital souths, eugenics souths, the "south" of the body, southern alliances and antagonisms, etc.)

Representa​tions of Race in the Early Modern Period, Feb 21-22, 2014, at the Univeristy of Michigan

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:31pm
Early Modern Colloquium

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014.

Conference keynotes will be given by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).

Traversing the Transnational April 10-12, 2014

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 11:34am
University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Association

Call for Papers
Traversing the Transnational
2014 University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference
April 10 – April 12, 2014

American Literature Association Conference--25th Annual Conference--May 22-25, 2014

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:27am
African American Literature and Culture Society

American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association
25th Annual Conference

May 22-25, 2014

Hyatt Regency Washington
on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001

The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 300 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/index.html). Please note that we can only accept proposals for individual papers and will not be able to accept proposals for entire

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