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[UPDATE] The Politics of Nature and Wilderness in the Middle Ages (45th Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:18pm
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society

Jennifer Neville's "Representations of the Natural World in Old English Poetry" and Gillian Rudd's "Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature" are examples of the growing interest in ecocritical readings of medieval literature. The ways medieval writers thought about and interacted with nature and wilderness are important and relevant in regard to other conceptual frames and formulations that governed medieval thought and behavior. Papers in this panel will address the representations of nature in medieval texts as they pertained to and promoted political ideologies and programs of instruction or colonization. Papers on English and Continental literature are welcome.

17th International Conference on Learning - 6-9 July 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:12pm
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

** 17th International Conference on Learning **
6-9 July 2010
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
www.Learning-Conference.com

The International Conference on Learning is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its levels - from early childhood, to schools, to higher education - and lifelong learning in any of its sites, from home to school to university to the workplace.

Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/15/2009; 2/11/2010-2/13/2010)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 12:09pm
Life, the Universe, & Everything XXVIII

Life, the Universe, and Everything XXVIII: The Marion K. "Doc" Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held February 11-13, 2010, on the Provo, Utah, campus of Brigham Young University. (For more information, see http://ltue.org.) Guest of honor is Brandon Sanderson. Admission is free.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas (but others may be considered):

• Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature (medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)

• LDS (Mormon) culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

• Science and technology (especially new or unusual)

Eighth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities - 29 June to 2 July 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:56am
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

** Eight International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities **
29 June to 2 July 2010
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
www.Humanities-Conference.com

The Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that make up the humanities today. Plenary speakers will include some of the world's leading thinkers in the humanities, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by teachers and researchers.

2010 International Conference on Sport and Society - 8-10 March 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:49am
University of British Columbia,, Vancouver, Canada

** 2010 International Conference on Sport and Society**
8-10 March 2010
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
http://sportandsociety.com/Conference/

The 2010 Sport and Society Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the Sport and Society. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of artistic engagement.

Third International Global Studies Conference - 21-23 June 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:49am
Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea

** Third International Global Studies Conference **
21-23 June 2010
usan National University, Busan, South Korea
www.GlobalStudiesConference.com

This Conference is to be held at Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea, 21-23 June 2010. It will address critically important issues related to globalization in the world today, as well as focusing on a special theme - Crisis and Global Rebalancing: East Asia and 21C Globalisation. Plenary Speakers include some of the leading thinkers in global studies, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

2010 Technology Conference - 15 to 17 January 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:02am
Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2010 Technology Conference
Free University Berlin, Berlin, Germany
15 to 17 January 2010
www.Technology-Conference.com

This Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. Plenary speakers include some of the leading thinkers in these areas, as well as numerous paper, colloquium and workshop presentations.

The 3rd World Universities Forum - 9-11 January 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 9:35am
Congress Center Davos, Davos, Switzerland

** The 3rd World Universities Forum **

9-11 January 2010

Davos, Switzerland

http://www.UniversitiesForum.com/

Participants are welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session or a virtual session. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream also has its own talking circle, a forum for focused discussion of issues.

The Seventh International Conference on the Book - 16-18 October 2009

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 9:23am
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

** The Seventh International Conference on the Book **
16-18 October 2009
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
www.Book-Conference.com

This is a conference for any participant in the world of books - authors, publishers, printers, librarians, IT specialists, book retailers, editors, literacy educators and academic researchers. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. Accommodation options are also available.

Participants are also welcome to submit a presentation proposal either for a 30-minute paper, 60-minute workshop, or a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session.

Mid-America Theatre Conference, Articles in Progress Session (Due Oct. 15, 2009)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 9:20am
Carolyn Roark, MATC AiP Coordinator

"Going Public"

The 31st Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio

March 4-7, 2010

MATC is pleased to offer a workshop at the 2010 conference in Cleveland, OH for scholars and practitioners working on articles in progress in the areas of Theatre History, Performance, Pedagogy, Theory, and/or Practice. The workshop will offer the opportunity to meet in a closed session with journal editors who have read your work in advance and who will offer suggestions for improvement or on strategies for submitting to academic journals.

Articles-in-Progress Workshop facilitators in the past two years have included editors from:

The International Conference on the Arts in Society - 28-31 July 2009

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 9:15am
Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy

** The International Conference on the Arts in Society **
28-31 July 2009
Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy
www.Arts-Conference.com

The 2009 Arts Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the arts in society. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of artistic engagement.

XXIII GRETA Annual Conference: 17th-19th September 09

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 7:47am
The English Teachers Association of Andalusia

GRETA
English Teachers Association of Andalusia.
C/ Natalio Rivas, 1, 1º
Granada
Telephone: 958 202011
Fax: 958 283 246

XXIII Jornadas Pedagógicas para la Enseñanza del Inglés
(GRETA Annual Conference)

"Updating ELT: A Classic Reborn"
University of Jaén,
September 17th, 18th and 19th, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Teachers Association of Andalusia announces the celebration of its XXIII Annual Conference (Jornadas Pedagógicas para la Enseñanza del Inglés), at the University of Jaén from September 17th to 19th, 2009.

CFP-Kate Chopin International Society at SSSL Conference, 8-11 April 2010

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 9:52pm
Kate Chopin International Society

Call for Proposals for Kate Chopin Panel for 2010 Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference

The Kate Chopin International Society seeks submissions for a panel for the 2010 conference of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, slated for 8-11 April in New Orleans, LA.

CFP: Race and Gender-- Special Summer Supplement to MP Journal

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 6:29pm
MP Journal

MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier,EBSCO Host. We are currently seeking submissions for our special summer supplemental mini- edition. Our theme is Diversity: The Intersection of race/diversity and gender. Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to race and feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send papers along with a 50 word bio and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by July 31, 2009

[UPDATE] Chaucer and Adaptation - New Chaucer Society Congress 2010

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 3:35pm
Dana Symons (session organizer), Buffalo State College

Scholars' increased interest in studying the translation, popularization, and adaptation of Chaucer's works has parallels in Chaucer's growing visibility in popular culture in the last ten years, from the 1998 animated Canterbury Tales television series and the 2003 BBC adaptations of six tales to the appearance of Geoffrey Chaucer as a character in the 2001 movie A Knight's Tale. Chaucer's works, particularly The Canterbury Tales, have undergone myriad other adaptations, including fifteenth-century additions, John Dryden's "translations" and other often bowdlerized eighteenth-century modernizations, and Pasolini's twentieth-century X-rated movie version, to name but a few.

III Gothic Congress: The Monster in Art and its Different Manifestations; UNAM (Mexico City, March 22-24, 2010)

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 2:59pm
Tony Alcala, FFyL, UNAM

The Gothic Literature is just beginning to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond time, culture and genre boundaries.

Objetive: After the great response received in the two previous Gothic Congresses (2008 & 2009), this time the aim is to keep encouraging the interest in the Gothic among both students and scholars at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and other Mexican institutions. To achieve this, we propose to start from the study of the Monster as a central character among a series of other conventions that reappear in the Gothic into different contexts.

Chaucer and Adaptation - Session 4 of New Chaucer Society 2010 Congress

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 2:09pm
Dana Symons (session organizer)

Scholars' increased interest in studying the translation, popularization, and adaptation of Chaucer's works has parallels in Chaucer's growing visibility in popular culture in the last ten years, from the 1998 animated Canterbury Tales television series and the 2003 BBC adaptations of six tales to the appearance of Geoffrey Chaucer as a character in the 2001 movie A Knight's Tale. Chaucer's works, particularly The Canterbury Tales, have undergone myriad other adaptations, including fifteenth-century additions, John Dryden's "translations" and other often bowdlerized eighteenth-century modernizations, and Pasolini's twentieth-century X-rated movie version, to name but a few.

[UPDATE] CFP: ECONOMY OF FORM, DEADLINE EXTENDED to JULY 19

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 1:09pm
21st Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference

Keynote Address: Professor Franco Moretti, Stanford University
Economy can imply plenitude or lack, wisdom or deprivation. Forms impose limits and shape
possibilities, provide models and restrict meanings. Lately, the word "economy" has been
synonymous with collapse and structural failure. As the world reevaluates the mechanisms
of capitalism, we want to take this opportunity to reevaluate our systems of intellectual
trade, to interrogate how our ideas are formed and how they function.

Mapping Medieval Lives of Christ

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 10:55am
Ryan Perry, Queen's University of Belfast

The culmination of the AHRC funded "Geographies of Orthodoxy" project, the "Mapping Late Medieval Lives of Christ" conference invites papers on any aspect of late medieval Christological piety, with a particular emphasis on the cultural manifestations of the pseudo‐Bonaventuran tradition, in all European contexts. Topics might include:

• The production and reception of late medieval lives
of Christ

• Lives of Christ in visual and material culture

• Political and theological controversies

• Lives of Christ, Latin and vernacular

• Lives of Christ across the Reformations

• Lives of Christ and histories of the book

• Lay access and pastoral care

The Multicultural Middle Ages (Sept. 30, 2009 ; NEMLA Montreal April 7-11 2010)

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 9:42am
Erin Mullally / Le Moyne College

The European Middle Ages are far from insular, as authors of the period repeatedly remind us. How are cross-cultural encounters and their consequent problems involving language difference or ethnic and religious others depicted? When are differences elided and when are they emphasized? This panel seeks papers exploring any aspect of cross-cultural connections as represented in medieval narratives.
41st Annual NEMLA convention in Montreal Quebec from April 7-11, 2010.
Send abstracts to Erin Mullally, English Dept. Le Moyne College, by Sept. 30, 2009 at mullalee@lemoyne.edu

Exhibiting Capital(s): Berlin and Beyond (NeMLA); Montreal (15.9.2009; 7-11.4.2010)

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 9:02am
Peter McIsaac / York University, Toronto

Modern German cities, particularly regional and national capitals, have often been studied in relation to German national identity. For this reason, cultural displays (for instance, films and exhibitions) in and of these metropoles are often seen to demonstrate unique brandings, unique particularizations of space that define major cities with respect to each other and their national cultures. Much recent scholarship on post-unification Berlin, for instance, evidences this kind of perspective and has furthered a unifying comprehension of the new Republic as it is manifested in the re-made city. Our panel seeks to unsettle such predominant spatial analysis through focusing more closely on the heterogeneity of urban branding practices.

Multilingual Realities in Translation

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 12:33am
Angela Flury, DePauw University, and Hervé Regnauld, University of Rennes

Special Issue (11.1, January 2011) for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld

[UPDATE] "The Libretto as Enlightenment Text"

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Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 6:02pm
Pamela Gay-White/ Alabama State University

Seeking articles (5000-7000 words) for pending publication of essays concerning libretto's transformation as text during Enlightenment, delineating Ialian from French cultural ideals, bringing into play theories of language. Themes of interest include following:

-reformulation of opera
-gender roles and writing of libretti
-the philosophes
-readership and libretti
-the libretto and musical mimesis
-restyled libretti
-the libretto as mise-en-abime of linguistic liberation
-the libretto and The French Revolution

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