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The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2012, May 3-6 - Osaka, Japan

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:02pm
The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Asian Conference on the Social Sciences, at the Ramada Hotel, Osaka, Japan to be held from May 3-6 2012.

Theme: "Working Together Towards a Sustainable World"

The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2010 and 2011 hosted a combined total of more than 600 academics and thought leaders from around the globe in a celebration of interdisciplinary study in the social sciences. In 2012 we hope to build on the conversations and partnerships started in the previous two years, and to forge new relationships as we again encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

Creatures of the Night - Collection of Essays

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 3:01pm
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.

Since we live in a society which has embraced stories about vampires and werewolves and regards them as a part of our mythical heritage, it is not very surprising that the audience is craving new monsters with whom they can identify. These magical beings are filling the pages of books and the screens of televisions in an ever increasing number; nowadays, it is not enough to dazzle the audience with reoccurring plots and ideas about our favorite bloodsucking fiends and their furry counterparts, instead authors, screenwriters and other artists need to extend their realms to include other creatures like dragons, centaurs, mermaids and zombies to name but a few.

Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism - Rutgers University, March 23rd, 2012 - abstracts due 11/30/2011

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 1:27pm
Rutgers University Modernist Studies Group and Americanist Colloquium

The Rutgers University Modernist Studies Group and the Americanist Colloquium announce "Modernism and the Folk: Beyond Primitivism," a transatlantic and interdisciplinary graduate student conference. This day-long event will take place at Rutgers – New Brunswick on March 23, 2012. Christopher Reed, Professor of English and Visual Studies at Penn State, will deliver the keynote lecture, "Bachelor Japanists."

UPDATE: SSAWW 2012 Awards Announcement

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:30am
Kristin J. Jacobson/Society for the Study of American Women Writers

THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS 2012 AWARDS

Full submission details included in this update.

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers was founded in 2000 to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. The following three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society's founding members and to further SSAWW's goal to support and broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers.

Popular Fiction and the English Renaissance

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:51am
Dr Katherine Heavey, Newcastle University

Abstracts are invited for a conference on "Popular Fiction and the English Renaissance", to take place at Newcastle University 14-15 April 2012. The conference aims to explore those texts and plays which were most enthusiastically received and read by sixteenth and seventeenth century readers, as well as, more broadly, the themes and approaches which Renaissance authors identified as appealing to a broad audience of readers and theatre-goers. Topics could include (but are not limited to) the following:

Particularly popular sixteenth and seventeenth century texts, for example John Lyly's Euphues; literary responses to these works by other writers.

Call for Proposals: Film & History -- SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference 2012

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:21am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Proposals: Film & History

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference • February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://swtxpca.org
http://albuquerque.hyatt.com
Deadline: December 1, 2011

Proposals for papers and panels are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the annual SW/TX PCA/ACA conference. This year's conference theme is Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context."

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

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:05am
Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature

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
Centre for Human Capacity Development in Sub-Sahara

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
Journal of Defense Resources Management

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.

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