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[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Education 2012

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:21am
The International Academic Forum

The Asian Conference on Education is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. Since its inception in 2009, ACE has welcomed over one thousand academics and practitioners to its annual Osaka event. The 2012 conference will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.

CFP - On Liberties: Victorian Liberals and their Legacies (3rd-5th July 2013)

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:50am
Gladstone's Library, Hawarden, UK

What did it mean to be liberal, or even 'a' liberal in the Victorian period? Lord Rosebery said he called himself a liberal because he wanted to be associated with 'the best men in the best work'; but this rather Arnoldian ideal of 'the liberal' wasn't even shared by Arnold himself, who qualified his own position by calling himself a liberal, but a liberal 'tempered by experience, reflection and renouncement.' The nineteenth-century may have seen the publication of one of political liberalism's ur-texts in John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, and the founding of the modern Liberal party, but the Victorian idea of the 'liberal' was always wider, more conflicted, more capacious, more difficult.

[UPDATE] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?

[UPDATE] International Conference ICT for Language Learning

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 5:08am
Pixel

International Conference ICT for Language Learning
The 5th edition of the "ICT for Language Learning" Conference will take place in Florence, (Italy), on 15 – 16 November 2012.
The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. The ICT for Language Learning conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects and innovative initiatives.

'You're Nicked!' The Sweeney and Crime Drama in British Film and Television

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:02am
School of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich

The UEA School of Film and Television Studies presents:

'You're Nicked!' The Sweeney and Crime Drama in British Film and Television

Friday 21st September 2012

This one-day symposium celebrates a classic British television crime drama just as the new film adaptation arrives in British cinemas. The Sweeney (2012), directed by British enfant terrible auteur Nick Love, and starring Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (Plan B), demonstrates the enduring nostalgia and cultural appeal of the series, almost four decades after its debut.

Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 - Book Collection

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 10:20pm
Doris Lessing Society

Call for Papers for a Book Collection marking the 50th Anniversary of Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook"

Co-editors: Alice Ridout (alice.ridout@algomau.ca); Roberta Rubenstein (rubenst@American.edu); Sandra Singer (ssinger@uoguelph.ca)

500 word proposals for contributions to a book collection exploring Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 are invited for submission by August 15, 2012 to be accompanied by a brief bio.

First drafts of accepted chapters due by December 1, 2012.

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 4:38pm
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a "Brave new world." This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself, when in fact she only utters it upon first encountering all of the Europeans who've been shipwrecked on the island. As Prospero makes clear to his daughter, in actuality Miranda's new world is an old world. This scene in Shakespeare's most colonial of plays subverts our expectations of what "encounter" means in a New World context. In this panel we will look at narratives that upend the standard representations of encounter in the early modern age of exploration, that convert new world into old, and old into new.

CALL FOR PAPERS - BARNOLIPI Interdisciplinary Online Journal .

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 12:03pm
Reflection Mentoring Services

CALL FOR PAPERS -Eighth Issue of Interdisciplinary Online Journal BARNOLIPI (http://www.reflectionedu.com/barnolipi.php).

BARNOLIPI is an interdisciplinary research journal

BARNOLIPI accepts articles from any academic discipline or field of study.

BARNOLIPI is an Open Access Interdisciplinary Journal, Students / Professors (from different Departments / Streams) of an Institution can access it freely to fulfil their academic need.

It accepts articles written in Bengali and English only.

Submit Articles by August 10, 2012

Mentor Conclave 2012 - Enabling Excellence in School Education, 16 - 18 November, 2012

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 5:29am
Mentor Magazine

About Mentor Conclave

MENTOR Magazine is India's most respected print magazine focused on School Leadership, Principals and Educators. From the past 5 years, MENTOR has established itself as a leading voice where educators work together to reinstate their position to improve the educational system.

Transmediality and the Role of the U.S. in Cultural Translation (29 to 31 August 2013; Germersheim, Germany)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 4:37am
European Society for Translation Studies

This panel at the 7th Congress of the European Society of Translation Studies will address questions of transmediality and cultural translation with a focus on the U.S. As evidenced by terms and concepts such as Americanization, McDonaldization, or Disneyfication, the United States as well as concepts and products commonly associated with America have, in processes of cultural translation and particularly with respect to the 20th century, been considered a center.

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