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MLA 2017 Special Session: The Global English Department: Teaching Beyond the Anglo-American Canon

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:12am
Myles Chilton, Nihon University; L. Ashley Squires, New Economic School

This roundtable focuses on teaching and learning beyond the Anglo-American canon in non-Anglophone countries. English departments beyond the Anglophone center tend to restrict their curricula to what those in the center of the discipline might consider an archaic preoccupation with canonical writers and texts. This roundtable will explore the reasons behind the canonical focus, what's at stake in broadening course offerings, and the effects of a globalized Anglo-American canon on disciplinary self-definition.

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Antalya, TURKEY (June 8-10, 2016)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:43am
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop aims to bring together academics, teachers, and artists to exchange information and share their experiences, ideas, and research results about all aspects of arts, social sciences,cultural studies, film and media studies, history and interdisciplinary studies. The workshops will be held on the days of June 8-10, 2016 at Akdeniz University's Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, Antalya, Turkey. Academics, independent researchers, teachers, artists/performers, and graduate students are invited to submit and present their work.

[Reminder] Space and Spatiality (Abstracts due March 1, 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 5:54pm
Ryan Wander/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

RMMLA Convention, October 6-8, 2016.

Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.

Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2016 to rtwander@ucdavis.edu.

CFP: Edited Collection: Modernism and Food (Proposals Due 5/1/16)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:26pm
Adam Fajardo, Philip Keel Geheber, and Jessica Martell, co-editors

Edited Collection: Modernism and Food

Editors: Adam Fajardo (Georgia Gwinnett College), Philip Keel Geheber (Louisiana State University), and Jessica Martell (Lincoln Memorial University)

Geriatric Modernism (MSA 18, Pasadena, 17-20 November 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:07am
Heather Fielding

Simone de Beauvoir saw old age as a category of unrecognized but radical difference, a situation of being "outside humanity." The old, Beauvoir argues, are foreigners, even to themselves. Ann Kaplan has similarly theorized old age as an experience of ideological trauma, while Kathleen Woodward shows that the old, and old women in particular, are incompatible with psychoanalytic models of the subject. For all of these theorists, old age is a troubling site of psychic violence, where our understandings of identity, subjectivity, and humanity come under pressure. This proposed panel for the 2016 conference of the Modernist Studies Association (Pasadena, 17-20 November 2016) poses the question of what old age meant to modernism.

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D (Volume 1 Issue 2 March-April 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 5:10am
JRSD

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Publish original research projects in various fields of Humanities, Culture, History, Politics, International Relations, Education, Culture, History of Thought, Language and Literature, Economics, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross cultural studies,demography development studies, sociology..

Nordic Irish Studies journal - general submissions (deadline: 31 March 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 4:29am
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden

Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2016 regular issue (December 2016). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases and classified as category INT-1 in the European Research Index for the Humanities, ERIH.

Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses. Lisbon - November 24-25, 2016

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 4:05am
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture

Although migratory movements have always existed throughout history, migration is nowadays usually associated with globalization and the resulting increase in the global mobility of people and information. In contrast to other forms of movement, migration normally refers to a relatively permanent displacement of individuals or groups from one region or country to another. However, migration describes a variety of experiences, referring to different groups of individuals, such as refugees, economic or environmental migrants and cosmopolitan elites with distinct social, political and legal status.

Music and Sexuality: November 10-12, 2016

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Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 10:39pm
The International Word and Music Association Forum (WMAF)

The Forum for the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMAF) announces its Fourth Biennial International Conference to be held at the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, USA from November 10-12, 2016. Emerging scholars (graduate students and post-docs in particular) active in all areas of Word and Music Studies are warmly invited to participate in the conference.

The primary theme is Music and Sexuality. Questions that may be addressed include:

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