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Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 1:17pm
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Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Featured in this conference are keynote speakers C.S. Friedman and Dr. Rhonda Wilcox. Friedman is the bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of such works as In Conquest Born, and The Coldfire and Magister Trilogies as well as many other novels and short works. Dr. Wilcox is a professor of English at Gordon College, Founding Editor of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies in Small Screen Fiction, Editor of Studies in Popular Culture and Coeditor of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

Third International Sacred Text Translation Conference: "Translation and the Rhetoric of the Holy Quran"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:10pm
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The Research Center for the Holy Quran Translation, Marrakech-Morocco

Dar Al-Hadith Al-Hassania Institute, Rabat-Morocco
and
The Research Center for the Holy Quran Translation, Marrakech-Morocco
Organize
The Third International Sacred Text Translation Conference on the following Theme:
"Translation and the Rhetoric of the Holy Quran:
On the Interrelationship between Source Identity and Target Culture"
Marrakech 22-23 May 2012

CFP: Gender, Bodies & Technology, "(Dis)Integrating Frames"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:36am
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Gender, Bodies & Technology, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech
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Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
"Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames"
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia
Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech

All About Eve: Representations of Eve in Contemporary French Fiction (NEMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 9:48am
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Elizabeth Berglund Hall / Ithaca College
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This panel seeks to reinterpret the figure of Eve in contemporary French fiction from new and inventive perspectives, not simply as the Biblical figure, but in terms of her role as transgressor and discursive disruption. Possible reinterpretations of Eve might consider her through deviance, textual disturbance, insubordination, otherness, or even a "feminine" interruption. Please send 200-250 word abstracts to Elizabeth Berglund Hall, ehall@ithaca.edu.

IALJS-7: "Literary Journalism: The Power and Promise of Story" (Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 17-19 May 2012)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:03am
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International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
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The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 17-19 May 2012. The conference will be held at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

CFP: Essay Collection on Neo-Historical Exoticism and Contemporary Fiction

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:44am
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Dr Elodie Rousselot, Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

The current phenomenon of the neo-Victorian, neo-Edwardian, neo-Forties, and more recently, neo-Tudor novel, seems to confirm contemporary culture's persisting fascination with re-visiting and re-formulating certain key historical moments. This edited collection of essays intends to develop critical examination of the recent literary trend of the 'neo-historical' novel and to bring fresh perspectives to current debates on its cultural and theoretical underpinnings. We particularly welcome contributions on the 'exoticising' strategies employed by neo-historical fiction in its representation of one culture for consumption by another: What motivates this return to, and symbolic re-appropriation of, the past?

[UPDATE] 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC) 14-15 October 2011

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 4:31am
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Queen's University Belfast
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Queen's University Belfast is pleased to announce its 1st Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference (ILinC), a student-led initiative co-organized by the Schools of Education, English, and Languages, Literatures and Performing Arts. This two-day conference is designed to offer participants a stimulating and friendly forum in which they may present and discuss their research findings. Additionally, the event aims at bringing together researchers from different academic divisions carrying out language studies in order to foster cross-disciplinary contact.

Freedom's Issue: The Enlightenment, Scientific Racism, and Chattel Slavery

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Monday, July 18, 2011 - 6:05pm
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LaRose T. Parris/ LaGuardia Community College-CUNY
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The 43rd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will be held March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York. Rochester is the site of the home, publication operations, and orations of Frederick Douglass, where he edited the North Star and delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" Building on the thesis of Douglass' speech, this panel will explore how Douglass, David Walker, and other nineteenth-century Africana abolitionists challenged slavery by revealing the paradox of the Enlightenment's rights of man doctrine: freedom was conceptualized as Africans were enslaved and colonized throughout the Diaspora.

Religious Imagery in Irish Poetry (Accepting until August 20)

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Monday, July 18, 2011 - 4:18pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Please submit a 200-word abstract (NO ATTACHMENTS) to James Corkern by August 20, 2011, for the opportunity to present at the 2011 South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference as a presenter for the Irish Studies Panel.

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Analyzing Democracy

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Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:07am
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Global Research Studies

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Analyzing Democracy

March 2-3, 2012
St. Louis University Campus
St. Louis, MO USA

"In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme." – Aristotle

What is this entity which we call democracy? Scholars and paupers alike have debated the multi-faceted dream of true democracy; but does democracy, in its defined form, truly exist?

This project launch aims to take an inter- and multi-disciplinary look at the form of political system known as democracy. We invite all to participate in this debate and subsequent publishing project that is intended to shape and mold the future of democracy.

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Eroticism and Sexuality

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Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Global Research Studies

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Eroticism and Sexuality

March 16-17, 2012
St. Louis Hilton
St. Louis, MO USA

"Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other". - Milan Kundera

In this launch conference on the study of eroticism and sexuality, the goal is to take an in depth look at eroticism and sexuality from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. The following is a list of key areas of development. You may submit your abstract in regards to any of these key areas or any research and study area that is relevant to this subject matter:

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Visual Literacy

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Monday, July 18, 2011 - 11:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Global Research Studies

2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Visual Literacy

March 9-10, 2012
St. Louis Hilton
St. Louis, MO USA
"I think in pictures…" – Temple Grandin
"Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media." - The Association of College and Research Libraries Image Resources Interest Group
This research and study launch aims to take an in depth look at visual literacy from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective. The following is a list of key areas of development. You may submit your abstract in regards to any of these key areas or any research and study area that is relevant to this subject matter:

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