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Kafka and the Paradox of the Universal (12-14 of December)

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 9:11am
University of Antwerp

Kafka and the Paradox of the Universal

Place: University of Antwerp
Date : 12-14 of December
Organizing Committee: Prof. Dr. Vivian Liska; Prof. Dr. Arthur Cools, Drs. Jo Bogaerts, Drs. David Dessin
Keynote speakers : Stanley Corngold, Jean-Michel Rabaté, Rodolphe Gasché, David Suchoff

Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium 5th May 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:06am
Bangor University (CONTEMPO in collaboration with Aberystwyth University)

A one-day symposium featuring keynote contributions from Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher. Deadline for abstracts: April 2nd.

A nomadic poetics is … always changing, morphing, moving through languages, cultures, terrains, times without stopping. Refuelling halts are called poases, they last a night or a day, the time of a poem, & then move on. A nomadic poetics needs mindfulness in & of the drift (dérive) - there is no at-homeness here, but only an ever more displaced drifting. For the language to be accurate to the condition of nomadicity, it too has to be drifting, to be always 'on the way', as Celan puts it.
Pierre Joris – A Nomad Manifesto

Shakespeare and Related Topics

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:05am
PAMLA Conference (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)

"Shakespeare and Related Topics" (deadline: April 22, 2012).

On your imaginary forces work!

GENTLE READER: be pleased to note that paper proposals are now welcomed for "Shakespeare and Related Topics," a standing session of the annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association. The conference, now entering its 110th year, will be held at Seattle University, Seattle, WA, from Oct. 19-21, 2012.

Paper proposals are welcomed on any and all aspect of Shakespearean drama, Renaissance drama, or Renaissance literature.

[UPDATE] The Inaugural European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2013

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 3:39am
IAFOR

Welcome to ECSEE2013 - an IAFOR event
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, to be held from July 4-7 2013, at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton, England.

http://ecsee.iafor.org/

CONFERENCE THEME: "Sustainability, Society and the Environment: Searching for Synergies"

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:59am
The International Academic Forum

Call for Papers: Deadline May 1, 2012

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, to be held from June 1-3 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community...

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:51am
The International Academic Forum

Call for Papers: Deadline May 1, 2012

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Asian Conference on Asian Studies to be held from June 1-3 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community...

Conference Theme: "Encounters and Exchanges"

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 1:23am
Lyndsey Lefebvre, Cerritos College

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2012
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, October 19-21, 2012. Sandra Cisneros will be a guest speaker on October 19th.

The power of current food journalists, such as Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, have influenced the quest for Americans to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

[UPDATE] Approved Special Session on American Parenthood - PAMLA 2012 (October 19-21, Seattle)

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 7:09pm
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The United States has a storied past in which ideals of "proper" parenting have been disseminated through popular culture. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which the clash between the ideals and realities surrounding parenting has affected individuals while reflecting broader historical and cultural trends over time.

Scholars and graduate students in relevant disciplines including but not limited to History; English; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and Cultural Studies are encouraged to submit. Possible papers for this approved special session are not limited to:

• Advice – Doctors (Spock, Sears, Laura, Phil); Parenting Literature

• Choices – Natural Birthing; Circumcision; Surrogacy; Adoption; Foster Care

Crossing Into Digital Dimensions: 2012 Conference On Multimodal Composition [May 5, 2012, Dayton, OH]

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 5:28pm
Wright State University English Graduate Organization

CROSSING INTO DIGITAL DIMENSIONS:
2012 CONFERENCE ON MULTIMODAL COMPOSITION

MAY 5, 2012 from 9:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Student Union

With Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kristine Blair:
"Sustaining Multimodal Literacies Across the English Curriculum": The Role of Graduate Students as Future Faculty

"Frequently having technological skills superior to their professors, students can gain power within a university that currently values multimedia."
-Nancy Mack

POTENTIAL TOPICS:

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to March 30 - Hunter Graduate Student Conference: "Storytellers: Crafting, Testifying, Fibbing"

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 3:59pm
Graduate English Club of Hunter College

All of us are natural storytellers. Whether fictional, non-fictional, biographical, or autobiographical, the narratives we weave throughout our lives relate us to each other, to our collective histories, and to our notions of personal identity. Yet the methods and structures of storytelling are as varied and unique as the individual storytellers themselves. Who is behind the text, or within the text, and how do we come to understand the motivations and objectives of storytelling?

EFL, ESL

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 1:59pm
Marmara University

I am interested in current studies and research related to Teacher education, teacher training, professional development, curriculum design,coursebook evaluation and material development in EFL and ESL

[UDATE] MLA 2013 Boston "Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in 19th Century America" (Abstracts Due 15 March 2012)

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 12:47pm
Rebecca L. Williams

This panel examines bawdy-house and/or rooming and lodging house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.

Topics and/or critical paradigms can include, but are certainly not limited to: miscegenation, class, disease, immigration, urbanization, industrialization, expansion, politics, temperance, manners, conduct, prostitution, gambling, race, gender, abolitionism, feminism, religion, sporting life, critical race/queer theory and reader-response.

Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Rebecca L. Williams, rebelwill7@gmail.com, with 'MLA 2013' in subject line.

[UPDATE] MLA 2013 Boston "Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in Antebellum America" (Abstracts Due 15 March 2012)

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Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 12:39pm
Rebecca L. Williams

This panel examines bawdy-house and/or rooming and lodging house life and customs during an era of increased anxiety over race, sex, class, immigration, expansion, urbanization, and industrialization.

Topics and/or critical paradigms can include, but are certainly not limited to: miscegenation, class, disease, immigration, urbanization, industrialization, expansion, politics, temperance, manners, conduct, prostitution, gambling, race, gender, abolitionism, feminism, religion, sporting life, critical race/queer theory and reader-response.

Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Rebecca L. Williams, rebelwill7@gmail.com, with 'MLA 2013' in subject line.

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