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[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2012 30 March to 1 April 2012

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 2:23am
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The International Academic Forum
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The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2012
Organized by the International Academic Forum
30 March to 1 April 2012
Osaka, Japan

Call for papers: Deadline December 1 2011

Special Theme: "Trust"

The conference theme is "Trust" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Ethics, Religion and Philosophy, including the following streams:

[UPDATE] ACP 2012 - The Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences 2012 30 March to 1 April 2012

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 2:15am
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The International Academic Forum
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ACP 2012 - The Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences 2012
30 March to 1 April 2012
Osaka, Japan

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Monty P. Satiadarma (Tarumanagara University)

Professor Dexter Da Silva (Keisen University)

Call for papers: Deadline December 1 2011

This international and interdisciplinary conference will bring together a
range of psychologists, medical doctors and a wide assortment of social
scientists to discuss topics outside the traditional confines of narrow fields
of specialism, and in new directions of research and discovery.

Conference Theme: Trust

CFP: Teaching Video Games; SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 9:57pm
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Shelley S. Rees
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Seeking presentations for the "Pedagogy" section of the 2012 conference of the SW/TX PCA/ACA on the subject of teaching video games as primary texts. Many instructors have begun using video games as teaching tools, but recent developments in video game theory allow for interpretation and analysis of these texts as texts, not merely as vehicles for tangential applications.

Possible topics for this session include but are not limited to: Strategies for teaching a particular game; Teaching gaming theory; Ludology and pedagogy; Convincing your department/institution to support gaming studies.

Please submit 300-word proposals as Word attachments to Shelley S. Rees at srees@usao.edu by 15 November 2011.

Postcolonial and Contemporary Irish Literature and Poetry

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 8:45pm
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Western Illinois University's English Graduate Student Organization (EGO) conference

This panel seeks to explore the various modes of navigating the often complicated relationship between the individual and the community, between private and public, in postcolonial and contemporary Irish literature and poetry. How does Ireland's particular brand of nationalism and postcolonial history allow the individual to delineate his or her own relationship with the larger community? For instance, how does the secret, an object fraught with difficulty in light of Ireland's history of censorship and secret societies, navigate these borders of private and public? Or, how does the use of humor mitigate, or facilitate, power struggles between these borders?

CFP: Ancrene Wisse, IMC Leeds (UK), 9-12 July 2012

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 6:27pm
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International Anchoritic Society
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The International Anchoritic Society is sponsoring a session at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds, UK (July 9-12 2012) on the Ancrene Wisse -- please visit https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/index.html for more information about the conference. The theme of the conference is rules, but please do not feel you have to limit your presentation to that aspect of the text.

Please send abstracts for 20-minute papers to Susannah Chewning, chewning@ucc.edu. Deadline for abstracts: Wednesday, 28 September.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 4:28pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." While most would disagree that Nabokov disappeared or left nothing much behind him, many would agree that exile played a large role in his life and works. Even before he was forced to flee Russia, Nabokov's earliest poetry expressed the pain of exile and loss, a pain that would only intensify in the years to come.

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 4:27pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world. Umberto Eco once wrote that while James Joyce "designed with words," Borges "designed with ideas." These ideas have had a tremendous impact throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. For example, the genre of magical realism that Borges helped to inspire has in turn inspired writers as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramango and Toni Morrison among many others. Likewise, postmodern authors such as Eco, Italo Calvino, John Barth, and Thomas Pynchon have all cited Borges as a key influence on their work.

[UPDATE] World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 4:24pm
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Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

CFP Women's Studies, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 4:11pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
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The Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 33nd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 8-11, 2012. Proposals are welcomed from established scholars as well as graduate students for individual presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions on any aspect of Women in Popular Culture and especially those which reflect the conference theme of Celebrating Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context. Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

philosophy, Ethics and Challenges of Contemporary Man

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Rumi foundation of Albania

The presentations should be focussed on following subjects:
1. Islamic philosophy on challenges to be faced by contemporary men.
2. Role of religion in the future world.
3. Ethics and religious morality in the technological world.
4. Islamic and western perspectives on the future of technology.
5. Philosophy and religion.
6. Mysticism in the technological world.
7. The characteristics of mysticism in Islamic and Christian religions.
8. Classical & modern philosophies versus classic & modern sciences.
9. Philosophical critique of modern science.
10. Philosophy, mysticism and environmental crisis.

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 2:50pm
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Andy Dorsey
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This panel will explore "experience" as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers. I am also interested in essays centering on experience in connection with American literary historiography. Of particular interest are analyses of scholarly traditions that privilege experience as an epistemological category—often in the service of arguments that foreground the distinctiveness and/or the exceptional quality of American culture. Essays may address any American literary period(s), genre(s), and/or themes. Papers may also compare constructions of experience in American literature with the literatures of other linguistic, national, and/or cultural groups.

Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 1:26pm
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NeMLA 2012
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While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man discovers a "new" way to hear the "unheard sounds" between the beats , so that he is listening in time and space. Ellison's novel, with its turn toward music to negotiate the visual ideologies of race, is located at a site of crossings and re-crossings where the narrator realizes that "few really listen"—but even more than listening, it is a feeling of and in the space between the beats that most affects him. Such a feeling for space permits a descent into the "underworld of sound" where the narrator experiences the laugh and the cry of an old slave woman.

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