FIMSGA: A Letter of Solidarity in Support of UWOFA

FIMSGA: A Letter of Solidarity in Support of UWOFA.

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Call for Papers: Conference Proceedings

Jaime R. Brenes Reyes:

Publishing opportunities for Grad Conference at Western…

Originally posted on #BREVITY:

Dear All,

We hope you enjoyed the 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Brevity at Western earlier this month. We would like to invite those interested to continue the lively discussions in our online publishing repository.

Submissions should be extended versions of papers presented and accepted papers will be featured on our page ( at Scholarship@Western. This academic repository, supported by Western Libraries, will also be indexed on Google Scholar. We consider papers as pre-publications, meaning that you will keep authorship rights, and are free to submit versions of your own work to other journals.

Please send your papers to by April 30, 2014. Papers will be reviewed by the conference committee and replies can be expected within the first couple of weeks in May.

Submissions in both Spanish and English will be accepted. All manuscripts must conform to standardized guidelines for formatting i. e. MLA (literature)…

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Book Launch Western University. March 17th, 2014

Jaime R. Brenes Reyes:

Awesome event!

Originally posted on Indigenous World Forum on Water and Peace:

simulationThis is an invitation to join us in celebrating

the Indigenous Message on Water


Date: Monday March 17, 2014

Hour: 5:00 PM – 7:00 Pm

Location: Chu International Centre

Room 2130 – Western Student Services Building

The University of Western Ontario. London, ON (Canada).


Dr. Carol Hopkins / Nozhem (Mother Wolf)

carol-hopkinsCarol is from the Delaware First Nation of Moraviantown, Ontario. She is the Executive Director of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation, an organization whose mandate is to support Canada’s First Nations Addictions programs. Her strength in the health profession is the ability to blend western and native traditional health & healing practices in a competent and responsive manner.

For more info, please see: Poster book launch UWO

Please feel free to distribute this information widely.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Conference Proceedings, 2013 (and publishing opportunities)

Jaime R. Brenes Reyes:

Conference proceedings from the Laugh Conference (2013) and reminder for the upcoming Brevity (2014) conference…

Originally posted on #BREVITY:


We are proud to announce the first conference proceedings from the 15th Annual MLL Graduate Conference, “Good Laugh, Bad Laugh, Ugly Laugh, My Laugh”. The proceedings are housed at scholarship@Western, an online academic repository supported by the Western University library system, and are searchable through Google Scholar. They can be found at:

The proceedings have been considered as pre-publications, meaning that the authors keep the authorship rights and are free to submit versions of their own work to journals, or to post in blogs.

In addition, we will be looking for papers to publish in the conference proceedings for the 16th Annual MLL Conference on Brevity, which will take place on March 6-8, 2014. Those who are interested in presenting a paper and, eventually, be published can submit an abstract at by January 1st, 2014.

Finally, we would like to thank Jaime Brenes Reyes…

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Full Fees and Empty Pockets: An Evening with Laura Penny


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November 8, 2013 · 4:51 am


Call for Papers

The students of York University’s Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies (more information about the program is available at launched an academic journal in November 2009. Critical Disability Discourse is a bilingual, interdisciplinary journal, publishing articles that focus on experiences of disability from a critical perspective. The journal considers articles from graduate scholars in a variety of academic fields, but undergraduate students, activists, and community members/organizers are also invited to contribute. Critical Disability Discourse’s goals are to provide emerging scholars an opportunity to contribute to the expanding field of critical disability studies and to gain exposure for their work in the public sphere.

Submission deadline is March 1, 2014.

Possible topics can include but are not limited to the following:

• Critical theory and disability: feminism, post-modernism, postcolonial theory, transnational analysis, Marxism, etc.

• History of disability: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Victorian Age, Industrial Age, etc.

• Law and public policy, and disability

• Qualitative and quantitative research pertaining to disability

• Education and disability

• Culture: disability-related popular culture, television, videos, blogs, arts, literature and film analysis

• Employment, market, workforce, and income security in relation to disability

• Disability-related topics in social sciences: psychology, sociology, geography, political science

• Assessment of accessibility accommodations

• Technology and disability

Submission guidelines are as follows:

1. Articles must critically address a question about an aspect of disability and offer a new angle of thought and insight; they should contribute to scholarship in the field of Critical Disability Studies. Articles must involve a critical argument, rather than be only descriptive.

2. Articles must be submitted in either English or French. Authors must consent to the translation of their articles for publication.

3. In submitting a manuscript, authors affirm that the research is original and unpublished, is not in press or under consideration elsewhere, and will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the journal.

4. Articles must be 3,000-7,000 words (including quotations, references, footnotes, tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations).

5. In promoting inclusion and accessibility, the journal accepts and encourages tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations within the article. However, all tables, figures, diagrams, and illustrations must include detailed written descriptions.

6. An abstract of 100-150 words should summarize the main arguments and themes of the article, the methods and results obtained, if the author’s own research was conducted, and the conclusions reached. A list of 5-7 keywords should also be included after the abstract.

7. We ask that authors are mindful of their language choices pertaining to disability and that they justify the use of
controversial words.

8. Articles are peer-reviewed. Authors’ names and other identifying information must be removed in order to be sent to reviewers.

9. Authors are responsible for ethics approval for manuscripts by receiving approval from their own institutions. Proof of ethics approval (if applicable) should be provided to the journal.

10. The journal’s style generally follows the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association; English spelling follows the most recent edition of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.

11. Manuscripts must be entirely double-spaced (including quotations, notes, references) in 12-point Times New Roman font.

12. The journal accepts footnotes, but only sparingly.

To submit, register as an author on our website and undergo the submission process:

If you have any questions, contact CDD Managerial Editor, Elisabeth Harrison, at

For more information and updates, please visit

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Funes and Bartleby in Conversation

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October 16, 2013 · 1:45 am