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Is Féidir Linn! [Yes, We Can!]: Politics and Ideology in Children's Literature

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:05am
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Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature
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Date: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February 2012

Venue : Dublin City University, Ireland

Call for Papers

Proposals are welcome relating to the overall theme and associated topics in the context of both Irish and international literature for children, and in relation to historical as well as contemporary issues.

Associated themes include:

• Utopias and dystopias
• War and peace
• Nationalism
• Cultural memory and empowerment
• The literary marketplace
• Education: choice and change
• Imagology: images and perceptions of the Self and Other
• Geocriticism: space, place and time
• Ecocriticism: nature and the physical environment

CALL FOR PAPERS: SUB-SHAHARA AFRICAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (SSAJDA) - December 16th, 2011

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:18am
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Centre for Human Capacity Development in Sub-Sahara
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We welcome scholarly articles from researchers in the areas of social sciences, humanities, law, management sciences and environmental sciences which focus on policy development, analysis and administration, programme development, analysis, evaluation and administration, justice administration and development, legislative and constitutional development.

JoDRM Call for Papers

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 6:08am
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Journal of Defense Resources Management
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The Regional Department of Defense Resources Management Studies- DRESMARA- issues biannually, in April and October, the Journal of Defense Resources Management (JODRM).

The aim of JODRM is to disseminate the results of the theoretical and practical research investigations undertaken by reputable professionals worldwide in the holistic field of defense resources management.

Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary studies, for the current environment worldwide is complex, uncertain, volatile, and ambiguous and, therefore, requires the use of a set of reasoning tools that cannot be limited to a single field of interest.

Year Round Call for Submissions Rougarou and Online Literary Journal

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:36pm
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Matthew Teutsch/ Rougarou
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Rougarou is the online literary magazine edited by graduate students of the Department of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. We seek submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and book reviews. We are interested in original, resonant, well-crafted work. We accept submissions year-round. Simultaneous submissions are fine, assuming you will notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published work. For our full guidelines, please visit our website at: www.louisiana.edu/Rougarou

E-mail all work as a Word document or RTF attachment, with the appropriate genre as the subject line of the e-mail.

Poetics of Collapse: Form and Politics

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 3:45pm
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American Comparative Literature Association

Variations on the idea of collapse have shaped an array of poetic experiments with form and approaches to figuring personal and political crisis, disarray, and decline. How, then, have poets imagined and responded to visions of social, political, emotional, environmental, or economic collapse, and how in turn has poetic play with formal ideas of collapse or collapsibility rendered poetic ideas about political and aesthetic futures? Processes and structures of collapse change the organization of our social worlds in time and space. How might poets' ideas about the forms and meanings of collapse refine, extend, or contest analogous ideas in political economy, social theory, or aesthetics?

H.D. International Society -- CFP for the American Literature Association

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:10pm
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H.D. International Society
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The H.D. International Society invites papers to be delivered in a panel at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012. Presentations on any topic are welcome, and we look forward to showcasing new research on H.D.

Please send abstracts of 250-500 words by January 13 to Annette Debo (adebo@wcu.edu) and Lara Vetter (LVetter@uncc.edu).

Annette Debo
Co-Chair of the H.D. International Society &
Associate Professor, Department of English
Western Carolina University

Call for Papers, Interdisciplinary Studies Section (Abstracts due Nov 28, 2011)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 1:00pm
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Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
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Accepting panel, poster, and paper proposals on any interdisciplinary topic. Special interest in studies that discuss/employ/integrate science, social sciences, arts and/or humanities. In particular:

-differentiation and integration of sciences and arts;
-integration of scholarly research and autobiography, including psychobiography;
-integration of quantitative and qualitative research;
-interdisciplinary approaches to learning;;
-interdisciplinary perspectives on basic concerns of human beings such as life and death, identity, relationships, work, survival, and human well-being.

Conference: March 2, 2011 at Alma College in Alma, Michigan

Psychology, Emotion, and the Human Sciences

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:56pm
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University of Windsor
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Psychology, Emotion, and the Human Sciences
A Symposium at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario Canada

20 to 21 April 2012

Call for Papers
Deadline 1 November 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Leighton, Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston

In Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions [Cambridge, 1999], Jon Elster argues that "with an important subset of the emotions [for example, regret, relief, envy, malice, pity, indignation, ...] we can learn more from moralists, novelists, and playwrights than from the cumulative findings of scientific psychology." Elster then explores the work of both ancient and early modern moral philosophers in order to substantiate his argument.

LIES 2012: "Of what is past, or passing, Or to come" : Travelling in time and space in literature in English.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:36pm
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Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
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The lines quoted in the title of the conference from W.B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium," which are recalled by one of the characters in Marina Warner's novel In a Dark Wood, bring to light the theme of this year's Literature in English Symposium: Travelling in space and time.

The Globalization of African-American Consumer Culture

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:33am
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German Historical Insitute
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The Globalization of African-American Business and Consumer Culture

Call for Papers

Convener: Joshua Clark Davis (GHI)

German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C.

February 24-25, 2012

[Update] The Apocalypse in Popular Culture Feb 8-11; Abstract Dec 1st

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:43am
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Shane Trayers SWTX PCA/ACA in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Apocalypse in Popular Culture
SWTX PCA/ACA February 8-11, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

2012, the year of the Mayan predicted apocalypse, will certainly be a stellar year for apocalyptic research. These days the apocalypse is prolific in its depictions, creeping in to all kinds of popular culture. Proposals and panels are currently being accepted for this area. Ideas for topics are included below; however, proposals are not limited to these ideas.

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