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CFP: Renaissance Drama (3/31/16; SCMLA 11/3-5/2016, Dallas, TX)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:09pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Now accepting proposals for the Renaissance Drama panel at the SCMLA in Dallas, TX, November 3-5, 2016. The topic is open, but papers that treat the conference theme "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture" are especially encouraged. More information about the conference can be found here: http://southcentralmla.org/conference/

Submit abstracts of 250-300 words to jessica.c.murphy_at_gmail.com before March 31, 2016.

"Race, Politics, and the Humanities in an Age of 'Posts'" Special Issue June 1, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
Humanities (an international, peer-reviewed, open access quarterly journal)

This Special Issue comes at a time when the humanities face conceptual, theoretical, and ethical challenges from within their own ranks, as post-racial and post-human discourses problematize or reject many of their foundational principles. The defining boundaries of both "race" and "human" have been radically called into question, challenging us to rethink classificatory systems that found hierarchical relationships between, for example, the "fully human" and sub-human or non-human others. What is at stake for the humanities in this presumably post-racial, post-human age, and, in particular, how are we to reimagine racial equality or human rights as sustainable political projects?

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory"

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:41pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors

"Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory" October 28-29, 2016

Humber College's School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference "Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory." The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto's major cultural and artistic venues.

Difference, Other, and Activism: A Colloquium on Expressions of Identity in Children's and Young Adult Literature - 2/19/16

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:38pm
UNC Charlotte's Children's Literature Graduate Organization

The CLGO of UNC Charlotte is hosting a colloquium exploring current trends of representation of diversity and expression of identity in children's and YA literature. We welcome scholarly and creative original papers, readings, and presentations that examine the ways in which difference, Other, and activism operate within texts as well as how these topics are taught, interpreted, and adapted. As an interdisciplinary organization, we hope to include multiple approaches to these topics, from a wide variety of disciplines.

Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:07pm
Common Ground Publishing

The University of Granada, Granada, Spain
27-29 July 2016


Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Sixteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, held at The University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 27-29 July 2016. Proposals are invited that address diversity through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences
Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance

Theories that Shape Worlds: Teaching Literary and Cultural Theory through Science Fiction

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:23pm
RMMLA (Salt Lake City, UT October 6-8, 2016)

With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implications and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?

[UPDATE] Contemporary Short Fiction of the Midwest

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:49pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

We invite papers on contemporary short fiction produced in the Midwest, about the Midwest, or by Midwesterners. We seek presentations on a range of topics related to contemporary Midwestern short fiction, including individual texts or authors, literary prizes, and modes of publication such as anthologies, short story cycles, and literary magazines.

These papers will be presented at "Writing the Midwest," the 46th annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (SSML), held at Michigan State University on June 2-4, 2016. Papers will also be eligible for publication in a special issue of the journal Midwestern Miscellany.

Expression and relevance of Rabindranath Tagore's spirituality in the arts, education and politics

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:57am
"Gitanjali and Beyond", published by the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, Edinburgh Napier University

For the Special Issue "Tagore and Spirituality" of the new peer-reviewed online journal Gitanjali and Beyond, we are inviting papers about Tagore's spirituality and its expression in socio-cultural, educational, ecological and artistic realms. Relating to these ideas, we are going to publish comparisons with Tagore's contemporaries, historical analyses, and evaluations of the contemporary relevance of his ideas.

Shakespeare and Padova

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 6:04am
Università degli Studi di Padova

'Fair Padua, nursery of Arts':
Shakespeare and Padova

Università degli Studi di Padova, Archivio Antico, 9-10 June 2016

NFEAP 2016, June 9th - 10th 2016: EAP and Creativity

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:30am
Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes

We invite you to participate at the 10th NFEAP summer conference:

NFEAP Summer Conference 2016: Call for Papers

The Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes (NFEAP) is pleased to announce its 10th anniversary annual summer conference, which will take place on Thursday the 9th and Friday the 10th of June 2016 at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus), Oslo, Norway. Join us in celebrating a decade of EAP in Norway!

Beat Studies Association at ALA (May 26-29 '16), proposals due by 20 January '16

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 5:06am
Beat Studies Association

1) The Beat Studies Association invites proposals for papers on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beats Studies for the panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 26-29, 2016).
If you would like to be considered, please send a brief proposal (a title, abstract, and brief professional statement) to Ronna Johnson at ronna.johnson@tufts.edu and Deborah Geis at dgeis@depauw.edu. Proposals should be sent no later than January 20, 2016.