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Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop April 16-19, 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:07pm
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

Call for Papers for Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages
and Mass Communication.
Circling Our Wagons Conference: Stories and Histories of Hip Hop
April 16-19, 2015
Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices from the margins of urban America. Rap music is a form of rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, an African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth culture composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music. From the outset, rap music has articulated the pleasures and problems of urban black life in contemporary America.

FEVER DREAMS experimental publication: CALL FOR PAPERS DUE MARCH 20, 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 4:00pm

FEVER DREAMS, volume one of possibly more, cheaply bound and even more cheaply produced, an outlet for graduate students & bored assistant or adjunct professors & wordplay enthusiasts & and peripheral dilettantes, an exercise in type layout & readership & experimental publications immediately sent down the memory hole, catering to an audience of one or possibly fewer, academic (read: "serious") in tone but absolutely not peer-reviewed, unplayful and archive-minded, a total bruise on the c.v., is looking for contributions.

AAIS Conference Boulder Colorado 26/29 March 2015

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 2:29pm
Patrizia Comello Perry - Borough of Manhattan Community College

Call for Papers
AAIS Conference (Boulder), March 26-29 - Boulder Colorado
Proposed Panel: "The Place of Film in the Foreign Language & Culture Classroom"

2015 ASA Panel: "Autistics Speak: Narrative Challenges to Neurotypical Dominance" (250 wd. abstracts due 1/5/15)

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 12:17pm
Tova Cooper (Panel Organizer) for American Studies Association 2015 Meeting

In November 2013, the autism community vocally criticized Suzanne Wright, the co-founder of Autism Speaks, for characterizing autism as a "monumental health crisis" that brings "despair" to the families and caretakers of autistics. Wright's critics, including Jon Elder Robinson (who resigned from the organization's board after the incident), were disturbed by her suggestion that autism is a "national emergency" that produces misery for everyone involved. Wright's comments privilege neurotypical views and behaviors rather than acknowledging that many individuals on the autism spectrum experience the world in an atypical but not inferior way.

Book Collection on

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 11:51am
Trevor Laurence Jockims/New York University

This book project developed out of a panel of the same name at the American Comparative Literature Association 2014 annual meeting. Please submit a 250 word abstract. The project is in its middle stages, but more papers are needed. In particular, since the book will likely be published by a Canadian University press, we also particularly papers by Canadians (subvention waived with 50% Canadian participants). However, any papers that fit the broad theme and scope are enthusiastically invited. The original ACLA description follows:

Poetry in its Relations with Painting, Photography, Film, and the New Visual Media

2015 Futures of American Studies Institute: Questions Worth Asking

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:19am
James E. Dobson / Dartmouth College




Director: Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College)

Co-Directors: Colleen Boggs (Dartmouth College), Soyica Diggs Colbert (Georgetown University), Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), J. Martin Favor (Dartmouth College), Winfried Fluck (Freie Universität, Berlin), Donatella Izzo (Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale,"), Eric W. Lott (City University of New York, Graduate Center)



Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:13am
Subashish Bhattacharjee and Mandika Sinha, University of North Bengal

"If the authentic test for a great novel is rereading, and the joys of yet further rereading, then Pride and Prejudice can rival any novel ever written." — Harold Bloom One of the most popular works of fiction in English literature, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (1813) has withstood the tests of time and has been revisited time and again with renewed critical engagements, adaptations and popular celebration. Regardless to say, several tomes have been dedicated to this particular work over the years, and many more continue to be produced with consistency that engage with the novel across areas such as the application of literary theories, in the context of cultural studies or even popular culture.

World Congress on Special Needs Education

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:10am
George Collier / Infonomics Society

WCSNE-2015 Call for Papers

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshop

World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2015)
August 17-20, 2015
Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

First "Philosophy and Translation" International Conference about Early Greek Philosophical Texts Translated into Arabic: Ap

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 9:42am
Translation and Knowledge Integration Laboratory, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech

Cadi Ayyad University

Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences – Marrakech

Translation and Knowledge Integration Laboratory


The First "Philosophy and Translation" International Conference about Early Greek Philosophical Texts Translated into Arabic: Approaches and Ramifications - Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences - Marrakech, Morocco,

In honor of Professor Mohamed TOUQUI

Call for Papers

Afrocentric Approaches to Teaching Acting/Directing Theatre The Hendricks Method & other techniques

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 9:33am
Editors: Dr. Sharrell D. Luckett (California State University- Dominguez Hills) Dr. Tia M. Shaffer (South Atlanta High School- Chair, Fine Arts & Theatre Director)

Routledge Publishing, Inc.

Email: blackactingmethods@gmail.com

Abstract Deadline: January 15, 2015

Abstracts are being accepted for a ground-breaking edited anthology on African-American and/or Afrocentric approaches to teaching actors and directing actors, complete with a foreword by leading African-American Studies scholar Molefi K. Asante. According to Asante, Afrocentricity has been defined by its progenitors as both an analytical process and actionable perspective that positions African-descended people as subjects and agents in the world (2013).

Size and Scale in Literature and Culture -- Edited Essay Collection (abstracts due March 1, 2015)

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 8:20am
Michael Tavel Clarke, University of Calgary & David Wittenberg, University of Iowa

The topic of scale is currently of great interest to scholars and readers in a number of fields in the humanities and social sciences. Questions of scale, size, and magnitude have become especially urgent in an era of simultaneous globalization and digitization, during which the domains of political, aesthetic, and ethical relationships between human beings are vastly expanded even as industrial technology achieves unprecedented levels of miniaturization. Arguably, contemporary critics and theorists must now catch up with longstanding inquiries and experiments on the significance of scale already undertaken within both the sciences and the self-conscious stylistic practices of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, film, and art.

CfP: Placing the Author: Literary Tourism in the Long Nineteenth Century

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 5:54am
Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester

The nineteenth century witnessed a surge of enthusiasm for visiting places associated with authors and their works, and a related interest in the preservation and consecration of authors' houses. In 1847 one of the world's most famous sites of literary tourism, the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, was purchased and established by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, while the first blue plaque was introduced in 1867 to mark the birthplace of Lord Byron. What did visitors to literary graves, houses and landscapes seek to experience and how was this mediated by the spaces themselves?