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Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 5:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Asssociation

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Literature and Religion after 1900 (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
NeMLA 2015

Since the early 2000s, there has been a rise in scholarship about the religious and ethical dimensions of American postwar fiction. The literary historian Amy Hungerford investigates how intense religious experiences can coexist with pluralism by reading postwar authors such as James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, J.D. Salinger, Cormac McCarty, and Marilynne Robinson. She suggests that writers often turn to the nonsemantic aspects of language to depict a religious experience that is not doctrine specific. Similarly, John McClure's Partial Faiths uses the framework of post-secularism to argue for the emergence of a partial, hybrid, and weak theology in postwar fiction.

CFP: Rhetoric & Technical Communication, Southwest PCA/ACA (11\1\14; 2/11-14/15)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 9:10pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

The theme for the 36th annual SWPACA conference is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that consider the theme as it relates to rhetoric and technical communication. We're excited to hear about the ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication. Feel free to interpret the conference theme broadly.

Proposals for individual presentations should not exceed 250 words. Multi-paper panel proposals must include separate abstracts and titles for each individual proposed paper.

Submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Is a Novel JUST a Novel? 4th September 2014

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:43am
Durham University

Call for Papers: Department of English Studies One-Day Conference

Durham University, 4th September 2014

Is a Novel JUST a Novel?

Keynote speakers: Professor Andrew Bennett and Dr. Dan Vyleta

The Department of English Studies at the Durham University is convening a one-day conference which will be held on 4th September 2014 in Durham University.

It's Alive!: The Death, Rebirth and Refashioned City in Young Adult Speculative Fiction/MMLA YAL Permanent Session

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 6:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association/MMLA/Detroit, MI Nov. 13-16, 2014

From London to Chicago, to Manhattan and Toronto, the depiction of the death and revival of the city is not uncommon in young adult literature. Revisions of the city, whether real or imagined, are found throughout Young Adult speculative fiction such as in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely (2007-2011) series, the Steampunk Chronicles (2012-2014) by Kady Cross, Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel hexalogy (2007-2012) or works like James Dashner's Maze Runner series, The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells (2013-2014), the Unwind Dystology (2007-2014) by Neal Shusterman, Nalo Hopkinson's The Chaos (2013), Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games (2008-2010) trilogy, and the Divergent Series (2011-2013) by Veronica Roth.

Seventh Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:39pm
Language Society at UCO

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 15, 2014
Registration deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

The War on the Human: Human as Right, Human as Limit and the Task of the Humanities Athens, 27-29 November 2014

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 3:54pm
Faculty of English Language and Literature National and Kapodistrian University of Athens & Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)

The Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece in cooperation with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS), invites scholars to submit proposals for the international conference to be held in Athens between 27-29 November 2014.

[UPDATE] Conference Panel - Urban Environments in Young Adult Literature (Nov. 13-16, 2014)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:12pm
Britni Williams / MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Cities have the ability to set standards, enforce conformity, and dispense punishment to those living in or around urban areas. This ability creates a distinct physical and psychological urban environment. This session will examine how city structures create urban environments and how they are represented in young adult literature. How do these cities act as a unit? How does young adult literature portray cities and their effects on the environment and characters? How do these urban environments affect character development? Papers might address topics such as the development of urban environments, the role of nature in urban environments, or the effects of urban environments on characters and development in young adult literature.

African and African Diaspora Studies Conference: Oct. 9-10, 2014

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:00pm
African American Studies Program at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island

The African American Studies Program at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held October 9-10, 2014.

This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from ALL disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts/Proposals: June 30, 2014.

[UPDATE) The HUMAN journal is now open for submissions

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 10:26am
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama & theatre studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:
http://www.humanjournal.org

[UPDATE]: Travelling between Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:31am
University of Warwick

[UPDATE]

Registration open and programme now available for "Travelling between the Centre and Periphery: Creating a Feminist Dialogue for the Diaspora", the annual symposium of the Travel and Mobility Studies Network at the University of Warwick, on Friday 11th July 2014.

Abstracts of all papers are now available to view online. The keynote address will be given by Professor Miriam Cooke (Duke University) and panel speakers include Dr Lindsey Moore, Dr Anna Ball, and Dr Jen Dickinson. ​

Registration is £15 (standard) or £10 (students/ Warwick staff).

Queries can be directed to travelmobilitynetwork@gmail.com

MOTHERS, MOTHERHOOD, AND MOTHERING IN POPULAR CULTURE. Deadline Nov. 1, 2014

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 1:48am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Proposals are now being accepted for the newly established section area, MOTHERS, MOTHERHOOD, AND MOTHERING IN POPULAR CULTURE for the the 36th Annual Conference of Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
February 11-14, 2015

CONFERENCE THEME
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

In this inaugural session, we are looking for papers that address mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering, as seen within popular culture, such as seen through:
• representations of mothers, motherhood, and/or mothering including pregnancy, comparison to fathers,

Popular Culture Pedagogy: Theory and Application in Academia Deadline for submission:

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 1:42am
A. S. CohenMiller / Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

Popular Culture Pedagogy: Theory and Application in Academia

Deadline for submission: November 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce a special issue of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy (www.JournalDialogue.org), to be published August 2015. The issue will focus broadly on teaching and learning which integrates popular culture within academic settings.

Topics are particularly welcomed that address the following:

--Innovative approaches and/or research studies addressing the use of popular culture within the higher education classroom;

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