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Survey and Essay Proposals MLA Volume Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler JULY 1, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 4:06pm
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MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series: Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler edited by Tarshia L. Stanley

Survey and Essay Proposal for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler

Edited by Tarshia L. Stanley

This survey is designed to gather information about instructors' methods and materials for teaching the works of Octavia E. Butler, for the purpose of developing a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to answer the questions related to their teaching below. They are also encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due by 1 July 2014, after which the survey will no longer be available online. All respondents will be acknowledged in the published volume.

Disability and Young Adult Literature

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 2:03pm
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Jacob Stratman
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Although there is a growing interest in disability studies in art, literature, film, politics, and religion, there is still a dearth of scholarship that explores the intersection between young adult literature and disability. In the last ten years, there have only been a small handful of peer-reviewed articles that explore any issue regarding young adult literature and disability. This gap in scholarship among young adult literature scholars and teachers is surprising because of two reasons: first, disability is a growing reality in all of our lives.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:36am
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Ivy Tech Community College
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Share Your Best Practices with Colleagues Across the Disciplines and Around the World

Whether you're a new or a seasoned faculty member, your voice can make a difference in the success of your fellow-faculty as well as your students. The Atrium seeks your reflections of challenges and successes in your classroom. Our journal invites you to submit

August 11, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 8:58am
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Florida College English Association
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Florida College English Association 2014 Conference
October 8th - 10th
Marriott Hutchinson Island
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
Call for Papers:
THEME: "Converging Voices of the Pirate State"

"Ahoy Mates!" The Florida College English Association is pleased to announce its 2014 Conference on the Treasure Coast of Florida. You are invited to present papers, panel discussions, and talks related to the many voices represented in texts, popular culture, and media converging upon Florida's shores, landscapes, and beyond.

Children's Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue - Genre and Black Literature

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4:15pm
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Children’s Literature Association Quarterly

Although critical attention to black American literature has until recently focused on social realism and vernacular expression, writers such as Victor LaValle and Charles Johnson have called for creative writers to experiment with a greater variety of genres. Scholars have also sought to explore the fuller range of black expression. In the field of children's literature, however, study of a range of genres and expressive modes in black children's literature is not a new endeavor. Since the African American Review's special issue on black children's literature in its spring 1998 issue, interest in racial identity and children's and young adult literature has continued to grow.

Globalizing the American Revolution (Abstracts Due 1-Aug-2014)

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4:10pm
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Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.

[UPDATE] Last Call and Deadline Extension: Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Conference

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 3:02am
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Semiotic Society of America
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In response to numerous requests from colleagues and institutions, the Semiotic Society of America is pleased to extend our deadline for abstract submissions to ***June 20, 2014***.

Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Meeting
October 2-5, 2014
Seattle, Washington

This year's non-restrictive conference theme is:

Paradoxes of Life
Challenge – Determination – Resilience

(Contributions on any other topic related to semiotics are welcome)

[UPDATE] David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth Century Studies XV

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 2:18am
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University of Sydney
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10-13 December 2014
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Keynotes are now confirmed and a reminder of the June 15 abstract deadline.

Keynote Speakers
• John Dixon Hunt (University of Pennsylvania)
• Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Virginia)
• Michael McKeon (Rutgers University)
• Erika Naginski (Harvard University)

Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VII, October 22-24, 2014, Fort Worth, TX -- Call for Papers (deadline: June 20, 2014)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:56pm
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REP VII
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The 2014 Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference VII will be held October 22-24, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference's sponsors are pleased to announce a call for papers.

The Program Committee welcomes paper presentations on any theme related to race/ethnicity and place. Geographic perspectives are welcomed from a variety of disciplines and from professionals and students involved in race/ethnicity studies. Instructions for participants appear below. If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please send an email to rep.conference@gmail.com.

Deadline June 20, 2014

Sustainability and Working Class Studies around the Globe

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 2:42pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 2014 Conference
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On January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Towards the beginning of his address, he stated, "Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled." To rectify this situation, he announced his plan is to offer "a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class." At no point in his address did the U.S. working class take center stage, despite a growing field of working class studies that emphasizes the necessity of research in the area.

SAMLA Women's Rhetoric Panel

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:34pm
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Rachel Leigh Smith/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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Women's writing has a long history of articulating under-expressed experiences and responding to the dominant paradigms of the day. Early projects such as Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies (1405) and Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) exemplify the complex and intriguing work created by female artists and intellectuals. Further, to examine American black women's writing is to not only outline the traditions of African American literature and American literature, but it allows one to gain a deeper understanding of our shared culture.

Edited collection: Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (7/1/14)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:23pm
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Matthew Cella
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I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture. More specifically, the collection will investigate the role that literary ecology plays in upholding what might be called the ecosomatic paradigm. As a theoretical framework, the ecosomatic paradigm underscores the dynamic and inter-relational (and thereby ecological) process wherein human mind-bodies interface with the places, both built and wild, they inhabit.

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