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Robert Frost: Sentimentality and Being Versed in Country Things

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 3:46pm
Robert Frost Society Session at the American LIterature Association conference May 24-27, 2012, San Francisco

While this panel welcomes proposals related to any element of Robert Frost's career and poetry, it especially invites submissions addressing the ways in which Frost both invites and prevents sentimental responses to his works and life.

Deadline for 250 word proposals and brief C.V by January 15, 2012.

6th Conference on the Fantastic & the Miraculous - "Mythic Models of Identity" March 27-28, 2012

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 3:07pm
University of Zielona Góra, Poland


The contemporary culture draws on the mythic on various levels in a variety of aspects. The multiformity of myth and its resistance to being defined make myth-related references both attractive and troublesome for researchers. Mythic elements in literary works and cultural artefacts often get degraded or trivialised; sometimes they are simply problematic. In modern culture and literature, myth seems to some extent to be living a life of its own. Avoiding ultimate interpretation and analysis and hiding in even the most obvious references, myth remains a realm open to explore.

African American Literature and Culture Society-San Francisco ALA-Due Jan 8, 2012

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:57pm
African American Literature and Culture Society

African American Literature and Culture Society at the American Literature Association 23nd Annual Conference
May 24-27, 2012, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco

The African American Literature and Culture Society invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the annual conference of the ALA (


Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 12:41pm
Department of Languages and Cultures, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's birth, the Mount Royal University Department of Languages and Cultures invites communications in French and in English to be presented at a one-day pluridisciplinary colloquium on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
Papers from various disciplines and fields are welcome, whether from 18th, 19th or 20th century perspectives.
Abstracts of 200 to 300 words should be sent to the organizers no later than December 31, 2011.
The organizers will respond by mid-January 2012.
A maximum of 10 papers will be chosen.

Children and Childhood in the Humanities--Conference

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:40am
Virginia Humanities Conference

Call for Papers
2012 Virginia Humanities Conference

Theme: Children and Childhood in the Humanities

Location: Roanoke College, Virginia

Date: March 23–24, 2012
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2012

[UPDATE] CWWA Conference, Taiwan 2012 - bursary competition

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 10:31am
The Contemporary Women's Writing Association

The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's Writing Association
(Wo)Man and the Body
11-13 July 2012

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Twenty-First Century British Fiction – A Symposium, Saturday 12th May 2012

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:50am
Birkbeck College, University of London

Twenty-First Century British Fiction seeks to consider and promote current perspectives on the fiction of British writers in the twenty-first century. Post-2000 writing has proved itself as arguably wide-ranging and innovative as its predecessors. Keynote address: Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)


Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 4:18am
Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies


The 3rd International Workshop on Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies
--HEART 2012--
Okinawa, Japan
May 31 - June 1, 2012

- Paper submission: February 21, 2012
- Author notification: March 26, 2012
- Camera-ready due: April 12, 2012
- Workshop date: May 31 - June 1, 2012

"History of Media, History through Media" - MEDIASCAPE issue on "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 2:27am
MEDIASCAPE (Columns Section)

History of Media, History Through Media
Columns section of MEDIASCAPE - Call for Papers

The intersection of history and media has created a multiplicity of complex discourses. For this issue of MEDIASCAPE, Columns is seeking submissions that address the difficulty—and perhaps improbability—of adequately creating history through media or creating a history of media. Of particular interest is research that comments on the myth-making power of mediated history in film, television, and new media. Papers should be short (800-1500 words, in MLA format) on the role of history in the larger critical context.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:57am
University of Nizwa

Aliteracy, the condition of being able to read but not doing so, is a problematic fact in education, with particular repercussions in the teaching of language, literature, linguistics and translation studies. This lack of reading, with the attendant problem of delayed acquisition of necessary vocabulary impedes understanding of course content across programs. How then do we transfer knowledge to students who simply don't read? How do we accommodate aliteracy within an academic setting that depends on reading? Reading is a laborious process in a second language – how does that affect students? How can students acquire research skills in an age of effortless access to information?

CFP - International Journal of Security (IJS)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:10am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Security (IJS) Volume 6, Issue 2.

Information Security is an important aspect of protecting the information society from a wide variety of threats. The International Journal of Security (IJS) presents publications and research that builds on computer security and cryptography and also reaches out to other branches of the information sciences. Our aim is to provide research and development results of lasting significance in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of secure computer systems.

Networked New York, March 9, 2012 (DEADLINE: January 5, 2012)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:27pm
New York University's Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012, and will feature a keynote address by Marvin Taylor, Director of Fales Library & Special Collections and founder of the Downtown New York Collection.