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The Health of Cities: MMLA, Detroit, Nov 13-16, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 1:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Waples / MMLA
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From Thomas Jefferson's early condemnation of cities as detrimental to the moral and physical well-being of the American body politic, to contemporary ecocritical considerations of the environmental risks of urban space, cities have long been implicated in discourses of sickness and health. Recent works such as Julie Sze's Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice (2007) and Simon Finger's The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia (2011) explore the historical rhetoric of contagion and contamination for urban populations in the United States.

Call For Submissions: August,2014 Theme : Big Love, Small Towns; Deadline: 10th July, 2014

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:11am
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THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

"For the dramatically inclined, love is everything that the Corinthians quote from the Bible says it is. For the cynically inclined, love is measured in patterns of behaviour. For the scientific mind, there might be a solution in the colourful images of the brain as captured by an MRI machine.

CFP: Subculture and the Humanities (Edited Volume)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 8:11pm
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Morgan Shipley, Co-editor

Is subculture a universal category that discloses itself in similar ways, irrespective of differences in historical moments or cultural geographies? Or is subculture inextricably linked to these specificities? This edited volume seeks to engage these questions (amongst others) through a particular scope. Specifically, in what ways can the humanities helped us to understand subcultures during three distinct eras: the Lost Generation, the 1960s and today's digital age?

American Humor Studies Association Conference (New Orleans, 12/4-12/7)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:09pm
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Pete Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY
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The American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference 2014 seeks additional papers for the following panels:

-- Hollywood cinema and American humor
-- Humor in the American novel
-- American humor in new media formats

The conference will be held at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans from December 4-7, 2014. The Four Points Sheraton will provide a conference rate, and participants and attendees are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel.

Due to the short turnaround, please send 100-word proposals to Pete Kunze at pkunze@albany.edu by Friday, June 13. Decisions will be made by Monday, June 16. Inquiries welcome.

College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group at the International Reading Association -- due June 15th, 2014

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:03pm
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College Literacy & Learning Special Interest Group

College Literacy and Learning is a Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association (IRA) and meets once a year at
the International Reading Association's national convention.

The College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group has four primary purposes:

1. To provide for an exchange of ideas and techniques with regard to teaching methods and evaluation of students' literacy
and learning in two and four-year colleges and universities, as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of the programs, textbooks, and teaching materials.

2. To propose and encourage the adoption of certain specific qualifications for the teachers of college literacy and learning programs.

Seeking Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art Submissions for Viscera, Volume 2

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:55pm
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The California Journal of Women Writers
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Viscera, an online chapbook from The California Journal of Women Writers, accepts submissions of poetry, prose, and visual art biannually. This submission period is from May 27th - October 31st, 2014.

The California Journal of Women Writers is currently seeking submissions from North American women-identified writers for our second biannual chapbook of poetry, prose, and visual art. There is no overarching theme so feel free to send us your best work.

The deadline to send in your submissions is Friday, October, 31st, 2014.

Call for Papers on the Theme of 'Light': kaleidoscope, the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:11am
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Kaleidoscope Journal, IAS, Durham University

Kaleidoscope, the journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers. This publication is specifically aimed at postgraduate students and early-career academics and encourages international interdisciplinary exchange across the annual theme of the IAS.

The theme for the academic year 2013-2014 is 'Light'. Subjects might include but are not limited to:

-Nature and Geometry of Light
-Scientific Processes Utilising Light
-Narrating and Representing Light
-Experiencing Light
-Light and Wellbeing
-Light, Culture, and Practices

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED: The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

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Monday, May 26, 2014 - 4:32pm
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Dr Tiziana Morosetti/University of Oxford

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 JUNE.

The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

25-26 September, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)
Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie IEF scheme (EC)

Speakers: Ross Forman (Warwick), Peter Yeandle (Manchester), Hazel Waters (Institute of Race Relations)

Topics include:
• Definitions of 'exotic'
• Staging the 'exotic' body
• Cultural and political backgrounds
• The legacy of 19th-century 'exotic' body

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—PAMLA – EXTENDED DEADLINE—submissions due May 31, 2014

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Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA

E[RACE]ED: METHODOLOGY OF THE REPRESSED

This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 2:29pm
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)

Vol. III Issue III (July 2014)

New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

CFP REMINDER: Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise, DEADLINE 30 May 2014 [28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:48am
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Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Keynote Speakers: Dr Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University), Dr Naomi Braithwaite (Nottingham Trent University)

28-29 November 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

'I like to reinvent myself — it's part of my job.' – Karl Lagerfeld

In 2014, the 3rd annual Marginalised Mainstream conference will consider the varieties, motivations, and meanings of disguise. From secret identities to theatrical performances, from fictional fabrications to factual concealment, disguises of all sorts are part of mainstream culture. This event will explore various manifestations of disguise in popular fiction, media, and culture that have previously been academically marginalised.

[REPOST] Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June, 2014)

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:27pm
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Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

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