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"Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity, OCTOBER 30-31, Toronto, Canada

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:54pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:42pm
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)

Taken on its own, "positions" appears an innocuous and static term, suggesting a location, a posture, a place, a job or status. And yet, positioning is always implicit in the critical endeavor, evident not only in the placement of signifiers within a text, but within constellations of texts that we read comparatively. One could further argue that the various acts of positioning and the positions we hold manifest themselves in every facet of human interaction: political, rhetorical, theoretical, ideological, sexual, psychological, cultural and so on.

Haunting in Short Fiction and Its Adaptations: 20-21 November 2015, University of Angers, France

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:41pm
European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR) (with University of Angers, Edge Hill University, University of Leuven, University of Le Mans, University of Nantes)

There is a long tradition of haunting in short fiction, often appearing in the form of ghost stories, folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. Short narrative indeed appears to embrace the supernatural. Elizabeth Bowen explains, for example, in the preface to A Day in the Dark and Other Stories that while she uses "the supernatural" in her short stories, she considers it "unethical' to do so in a novel.

CFP: Memories on the Move: Asian Connections; Deadline June 30, 2015

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:13am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)

Memories on the Move: Asian Connections
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015

In the last ten years memory studies has experienced a gradual shift towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Studies on cosmopolitan memory (Levy and Sznaider), multidirectional memory (Rothberg), transcultural memory (Crownshaw), travelling memory (Erll), or transnational memory (De Chesari and Rigney) highlight the circulatory, competing, overlapping, fluid and dynamic nature of the processes of remembrance and cultural memory.

The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education [Deadline April 15, 2015]

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:40am
Amelia M. Kraehe, Ph.D. / University of North Texas

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Arts as White Property: Interrogating Racism within Arts in Education

CO-EDITORS

Amelia M. Kraehe, University of North Texas, Department of Art Education and Art History

Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

B. Stephen Carpenter, II, Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2015

OVERVIEW

Restaging the Harlem Renaissance: New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan (June 27, 2015, deadline: Mar. 27)

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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:50am
Columbia University

RESTAGING THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE:
New Views on the Performing Arts in Black Manhattan

A one-day interdisciplinary symposium
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Columbia University, New York City

Conference co-sponsors: Columbia University's Department of Music, Ph.D Program in Theatre, Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the IRAAS Alumni Council, and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 10:14pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Possible pieces for consideration:

PAMLA 2015 Special Session: "Faulkner & Time" (11/6-8, Portland)

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 3:53pm
PAMLA

This special session takes the 2015 PAMLA conference theme of "Literature and Time" as an occasion for reconsidering a topic that has interested Faulkner critics for as long as there has been Faulkner criticism. We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.

Please send questions to kfujie@lclark.edu and submit 250-word abstracts via the online system at pamla.org by May 1, 2015.

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