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Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College - Saturday, April 6, 2013

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:10pm
Gordon College - Department of English and Department of Languages and Linguistics

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their fourth annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC). Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. The submission deadline is February 1, 2013.

Can Globally Networked Learning Anchor Internationalization in the Curricular Mainstream? (COIL Conference, April 3-4, 2013)

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:10pm
SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

The SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) invites proposals that broadly support this year's conference themes for presentations in a range of formats. The Conference will be held at the SUNY Global Center in New York City on April 3-4, 2013.

For many higher education institutions, realizing the goal of integrating intercultural or global dimensions into the curriculum has been a challenge. However, in recent years a new teaching and learning methodology known as Globally Networked Learning (GNL) has emerged, providing an innovative and cost-effective internationalization method utilizing Internet-based communication tools to bring faculty and students together.

Violent Sympathies -- MLA Chicago 2014

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 11:01am
Rebeccah Bechtold

In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith reminds us that sympathy for another must emerge from an act of imagination. Yet this act of imagination ultimately fails to capture fully the suffering of another. "Though our brother is upon the rack," Smith warns, "our senses will never inform us of what he suffers" because "we ourselves are at our ease." It follows then that true sympathy and compassion can only come with vulnerability: when the spectator of suffering feels his own life in equal danger.

Conference on Human Development in Asia

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 9:36am
PRESDA Foundation

The conference theme of Change, Continuity and Diversity: Perspectives on Sustainability for Asia seeks to explore such issues and their links to the notion of sustainability through the combined and holistic lenses of an interdisciplinary approach. This conference will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, during the 68th Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

Remembrance events and tours are held during the conference, including a guided tour of Peace Park on August 6th, which is the anniversary of the atomic bombing.

CFP: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 8:51am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the seventh issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Affective Animals, 14-15 November 2013

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 8:31am
Nora Schuurman / University of Eastern Finland

Affective Animals
An International Symposium

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
14-15 November 2013

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Professor Lynda Birke (University of Chester)
Professor Graham Huggan (University of Leeds)

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature. May 24-25, 2013.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:39am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013
Submission Deadline 15 March, 2013
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Michael Davidson, Vice Chair of the Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego

[Update]Transform, Reorient, Shift: Transnational and Digital Spaces - March 7-9. Extended deadline Feb 15

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 4:04am
English Graduate Student Association - Texas A&M University

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the concept of transnational space and how it functions in literary texts and beyond. Through speakers, panels, round tables, and general discussion, we aim to explore how transnational spaces act as both geographical agents and ambiguities that re-define literatures as strictly national. By navigating the transnational space writers and readers position themselves in the world, and this transnational web demarcates the space between Self and Other. In addition, the transnational is comprised by agents and entities that are not always migrant, but who are in constant contact with actors that cross borders in a global setting.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE Fiction Submissions needed by April 1st, 2013)

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 2:35am
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for short fiction stories and creative nonfiction writing that offers a unique perspective on women.

This is a request for short fiction and creative non-fiction ONLY. Scholarly Essay submissions should follow the submission guidelines for the March 2013 CFP deadline.

For this CFP, short fiction submissions should examine women in the following constructs: female relationships, mothers and daughters, sisters, perceptions of the female body, female identity, race and women, women and faith.

Popular Women's Fiction in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3/1/13; RMMLA, 10/10-10/12)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 8:33pm
Autumn Lauzon / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for the Popular Women's Fiction in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries session of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference, Oct. 10-12, 2013, in Vancouver, Washington.

The session generally accepts papers over American and British women's fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Papers on all genres will be considered as long as the work being analyzed falls within the framework of "popular" literature.

Last year's panel included papers on Susanna Rowson, Eliza Haywood, Jane Austen, and Rebecca Rush.

THE ATRIUM: Calling All Narrative Writers!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:48pm
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

THE ATRIUM is not your run-of-the-mill academic journal! It is an engaging, unique, cross-disciplinary journal that seeks innovative, creative, and critical narrative essays (both personal and classroom-based), as well as general articles, classroom best practices, fiction and poetry. Research articles must demonstrate clear follow-through into practice in the classroom We also welcome limited book and website reviews and conference CFPs.

5th Annual COIL Conference, April 3-4, 2013, New York City. CFP Deadline: Feb 8, 2013

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 5:28pm
SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Conference dates: April 3-4, 2013

For many higher education institutions, realizing the goal of integrating intercultural or global dimensions into the curriculum has been a challenge. However, in recent years a new teaching and learning methodology known as Globally Networked Learning (GNL) has emerged, providing an innovative and cost-effective internationalization method utilizing Internet-based communication tools to bring faculty and students together.

CFP: "Modernism and Public Emotion, Then and Now" – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:54pm
Julie Taylor (Northumbria) and Richard Cole (Alberta)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference explores the historical reception of public emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary and critical perspectives (literature, art, psychoanalysis/affect, political theory). Possible topics of inquiry might include, but are not limited to:

2013 SFU Grad Conference - Dreaming Dangerously: Imagining the Utopian, the Nostalgic, the Possible

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 2:50pm
Simon Fraser University, English Graduate Department

Nostalgia itself has a utopian dimension, only it is no longer directed toward the future. Sometimes nostalgia is not directed towards the past either, but rather sideways. The nostalgic feels stifled within the conventional confines of time and space.
–Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia xiv

So where do we stand now, in 2012? 2011 was the year of dreaming dangerously, of the revival of radical emancipatory politics all around the world. Now a year later, every day brings new evidence of how fragile and inconsistent that awakening was.
-Slavoj Zizek, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

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