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1212 Remembered: The 800th Anniversary of Las Navas de Tolosa -- 47th International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI. May 10-13,

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 11:08am
Erik Ekman, ASPHS - Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

2012 marks the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Navas de Tolosa (Battle of Al-Uqab in Arabic), one of the most important military confrontations between Muslims and Christians in medieval Iberia. Responding to a call from Pope Innocent III for a crusade against the Almohads, in the summer of 1212 armies from Castile, Navarre, Aragon and Portugal, along with troops from beyond the Pyrenees, formed a temporary alliance to battle the forces of Almohad caliph Mohammad al-Nasir from southern Iberia and north Africa.

Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2011 - Online

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:57am
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)


Anti-Democracy Agenda Symposium 2011

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Mode: Online by Google+ video conference

Date: 15-16 November 2011

Call for Book Reviewers: Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 2 (Winter 2011).

Friday, August 12, 2011 - 9:49am
Jill Murphy, Film Studies, University College Cork

We are currently seeking proposals for book reviews from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 2 of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media (Winter 2011). The theme of this forthcoming special issue is Space and Time in Cinema. Reviews can reflect the issue's theme or be on an unrelated topic.

: "Forked Tongues: Learning to Translate from Bilingual Writers." ALTA 2011. November 16-19

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:32pm
Anastasia Lakhtikova/ University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

This panel attempts to bridge creative writing and literary translation as creative practices by examining the work of bilingual and exophonic writers (i.e. writers who write either in two languages or in their non-native language). What might these writers' works and their translation of their own works imply for practitioners of literary translation? What strategies do these writers choose in the absence of equivalence, where a creative decision must be made? Is their practice different from recommended practice? How does the translator of an exophonic writer recreate the unusual relationship between writer and hidden "source" language? Or should s/he?

CFP - Disability Studies and Virginia Woolf - Panel for the 22nd Annual Conference on Woolf (2012)

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 2:49pm
Sherri Foster, Washington College

This panel seeks 20-minute papers that examine representations of disability in Woolf's writings or use her work to think about the relationship between disability and literary modernism or literary studies more generally. It is a special panel for "Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf", the 22nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf to be held from 7-10 June 2012 at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2011

Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word attachment.

Include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder for Place and Particularity Conference October 21, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:43pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time. We are pleased to announce that Ian Angus will present the Keynote Address entitled "Continuing Dispossession: Clearances as a Literary and Philosophical Theme."

[UPDATE] NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:28pm
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will seek to address the role Modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict. As we move further into the 21st century, and our wars deepen as well, the need to examine our representations of war in literature become more important. Wartime generates a need for many things, but is literature one of them? In a world where science and the military dominate by taking swift, concrete actions during war, it is critical for our discipline to consider the significance of wartime literature and its potential value as a medium of response. Does literature facilitate recovery from trauma? Does it help represent the horror of battle to those removed?

CFP: "Prospects: A New Century," Berkeley, April 12-15, 2012

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 6:31pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper and panel submissions to its second biennial conference, which will take place April 12-15, 2012 at the historic Berkeley City Club and at the beautiful University of California, Berkeley campus. We invite individual papers or panels on any aspect of U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century, including those that bring insights from visual, sound, or performance studies into conversation with literary/textual studies.

[REMINDER] CFP: Aldous Huxley: Fifty Years After (NeMLA 2012; abstracts due 9/30/11)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 6:21pm
Bill Harrison/SUNY Geneseo

2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Aldous Huxley's final novel, _Island_ (1962), and 2013 will observe the half-century since his death. The panel session will reexamine Huxley's work (of any genre) in light of its influence on and relevance to contemporary culture, ideas, and movements. The panel's scope intends to be broad and inclusive, to encourage new North American scholarly attention on Huxley and his works. Of particular interest are new approaches that place Huxley in dialogue with other artists and intellectuals within and beyond Anglo-American traditions.

Call for Session Organizers - 2012 Conference

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 1:35pm
Canadian Association for Theatre Research

CATR Conference 2012, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
(La version française suit la version anglaise.)

Call for Session Organizers

The 2012 Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) Conference will take place at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario from May 26th to 29th, 2012, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2012 Congress is Crossroads: Scholarship for an Uncertain World / À la croisée des chemins: le savoir face à un monde incertain