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Forms of Orientalism

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 3:01pm
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SAMLA, Nov 9-11
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European Orientalism has as its historical and frequently imaginative background tales of travel and exile. This panel aims to examine the shapes that textual engagements with the East take in works of European Orientalism. What do such textual engagements suggest about the capacities of available literary forms and ideologies of difference to represent confrontations with "the other"? How do representations of the "orient" (inclusive of northern Africa, the Near East, South Asia, and East Asia) reflect on the histories and developments of literary modes such as the epic, the lyric, the novel, the oriental tale?

Essays on Rebecca Harding Davis, 15 Sept 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 2:11pm
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Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review
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Call for essays on the works, life and times, and influence of Rebecca Harding Davis, for publication in Topic: The Washington & Jefferson College Review.
Essays should be well researched and argued, accessible to an educated reader, and written in a clear, engaging style.
Deadline for completed papers: 15 September 2012.
Send submissions as attachments to: topic@washjeff.edu.
For further information, see http://www2.washjeff.edu/topic/.

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2012: Victorian Conviviality (abstracts due May 20)

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 1:34pm
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Hugh Davis / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel invites proposals relating to the representation of conviviality in Victorian literature. Topics may include but are not limited to discussions of food and drink; friendship; pub culture; connoisseurship; societies such as the Cannibal Club; group travel and leisure activities; sports and athleticism; public celebrations; lectures and debates; Christmas and other religious holidays; town parks; seaside excursions; and societies for mental improvement. SAMLA will be held November 9-11, 2012, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center at Research Triangle Park in Durham, North Carolina. By May 20, 2012, please submit 250-word abstracts to Hugh Davis, Piedmont College, at hdavis@piedmont.edu.

Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 28th & 29th September, 2012. University of Salford, UK.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 11:14am
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University of Salford

Oppositions: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

28th and 29th September 2012
University of Salford, UK.

This postgraduate conference seeks to explore ideas of opposition through the full range of disciplines in the arts, media, and social sciences.

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:54am
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Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

'Arts research needs to change direction, to look outwards, and investigate the audience not the texts. It needs to link up with sociology and psychology and public health, and create a body of knowledge about what the arts actually do to people. Until that happens, we cannot even pretend that we are taking the arts seriously.'
John Carey, What Good Are the Arts? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 167.

The Effect of Metacognitive Strategy Use on Listening Comprehension of IranianEFL learners

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:37am
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Mahshid Mirzaaghaee
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This reaseach has been run to investigate the effect of applying metacognitive strategies on listening comprehension of a number of Iranian guidance school EFL learners. Accordingly, in this paper, the whole work is summarized and also the results of the study and its implications are described briefly.

'Those who can, Teach: Translation, Interpreting and Training'. Sat 10 Nov 2012

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 7:41pm
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University of Portsmouth
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12th annual Portsmouth Translation Conference: Those who can, Teach: Translation, Interpreting and Training.

Keynote speakers: Dr. Dorothy Kelly (University of Granada)

Daniel Toudic (University Rennes II)

Date: Saturday 10 November 2012 (*please note revised date*)

Place: Park Building, University of Portsmouth

Patricia Duncker Conference

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 1:50pm
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University of St Andrews

Patricia Duncker Conference
Friday, 7th – Saturday 8th December 2012
The Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature
and The School of English, University of St Andrews

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers Series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Patricia Duncker (University of Manchester)
Professor Gabriele Griffin (University of York)
Professor Tim Woods (Aberystwyth University)

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:26am
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Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

Eliot Society Annual Conference

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:04am
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T. S. Eliot Society
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The 33rd Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, September 28-30, 2012

Keynote speaker: Daniel Albright, Harvard University

1. CALL FOR PAPERS. The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual meeting in St. Louis. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with biographical sketches, should be forwarded by June 15, 2012, to the President, David Chinitz, by email (dchinit@luc.edu).

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:09pm
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SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
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Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures

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