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PAMLA "Beowulf and Related Topics" Standing Session: November 5-6, 2011 in Claremont, CA

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 6:00pm
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Thomas Schneider

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. This year's conference will be held at Scripps College, Claremont, California, on November 5-6, 2011. "Beowulf and Related Topics," a standing session, invites papers related to Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon/Old English literature.

Battle of Agincourt

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 4:27pm
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Tad Tuleja/Independent
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For a book marking the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt (1415), I am seeking essays providing novel, interdisciplinary perspectives on this pivotal event in European history. I welcome chapter ideas from scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and cultural studies. Please send queries or brief abstracts to tftuleja@yahoo.com.

[Extended Deadline] PAMLA Composition and Rhetoric Standing Session: November 5-6, 2011 in Claremont, CA

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 4:03pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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PAMLA Composition and Rhetoric Standing Session: November 5-6, 2011 in Claremont, CA

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. This year's conference will be held at Scripps College, Claremont, California, on November 5-6, 2011. Composition and Rhetoric, a standing session, invites papers addressing contemporary issues and ideas involving rhetorical theory and composition studies.

Forms of settlement in Northern Africa: Continuity and Change, Students' Conference in Classical Studies 02

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 1:56pm
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Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften, Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Arbeitskreis Studentisches Kolloquium, Marstallhof 4, 69117 Heidelberg/Germany

Forms of settlement in Northern Africa: Continuity and Change
Students' Conference in Classical Studies 02

In the course of studies throughout the past decades, the ancient city has become one of the dominating points of reference in research on antiquity, being an environment for living and a space of functions and interactions. The focus of classical disciplines on changes and continuities which were influenced by cultural contacts has also increasingly turned to cities and settlements of Northern Africa.

[UPDATE] SAMLA Fiction Writers (Creative Writing)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 12:37pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

The focus of this panel will be on brief, powerful writing and performance. In order to perform an entire piece in the allotted time, submitted stories must be concise, but powerful.

Complete stories, no excerpts from longer works unless they stand alone. Recommended word limit is 1,500, but exceptions can be made. Multiple short stories are acceptable as long as the total word count is not over the limit. While stories engaging in the special SAMLA topic, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," will be given special attention, all submissions will be considered.

Send entire work as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment to samlafiction2011@gmail.com. Deadline is May 31st, 2011.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 7:22am
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University of Glasgow
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The Edwardian Ford Madox Ford: Culture, Politics, and Gender

An International Conference organised in association with the Ford Madox Ford Society

The University of Glasgow, 6-8 September 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 MAY 2011

Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) made a major contribution to the literature and culture of the Edwardian era as a novelist, poet, editor, and critic. While much scholarship has focused on Ford's collaboration with Conrad, his success as a writer of historical fiction, and the founding and editing of the groundbreaking English Review during these years, there remains much exciting work to be done on this period of Ford's life and work.

Covering & Exposing: Manipulation & Fragmentation of the Body

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 7:18am
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University of the Creative Arts

First Inaugural Post-Graduate Conference
Centre for Fashion, Design & Promotion, University of the Creative Arts
June 23rd, 2011
University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, Surrey, UK

The body and the nude have been at the centre point of history, humanities and arts for centuries. Manipulations of the human form are a reoccurring focus through natural and unnatural causes. Such ideas include natural deteoriating of the body through aging and illness, against the recent sociological media frenzy of cosmetic surgery and decoration of the skin.

The Life and Work of Bram Stoker

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 4:20am
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Trinity College Dublin
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Bram Stoker loved Trinity College, and spent, arguably, his happiest years here. He was Auditor of the Historical Society and President of the Philosophical Society, and a member of very many College sporting societies. However, despite his vampire creation, Dracula, being world-famous, and in spite of the spate of academic studies of the novel in which he first appeared, Stoker himself remains a figure shrouded in some darkness and his other writings are virtually unknown and ignored by those who have heard of him. A public conference, to be held in Stoker's alma mater in Dublin, where he was born and grew up, will address this large gap.

Call For Paper: IJCNLP2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 8-13 November 2011, (submission deadline 20 May 2011)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 2:53am
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The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP 2011)
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Important Dates:
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May 20, 2011 Submission deadline
July 22, 2011 Notification of acceptance
August 19, 2011 Camera-ready submission
October 28, 2011 Early Registration Deadline
November 09 - 11, 2011 Conference period
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The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, organized by the Asian Federation of Natural Language

Processing will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 8-13, 2011. The conference will cover a broad spectrum of technical

Expressions of Interest: Fully-funded Special Issue of the Journal of New Zealand Literature for 2012

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:32pm
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL)
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is calling for expressions of interest in a fully-funded Special Issue for 2012.

• Proposals must align with JNZL's mandate to publish peer-reviewed scholarly work on New Zealand literature and cultural studies.

• Proposals need the majority approval of the International Advisory Board.

• The proposer will take responsibility for organising any related conference/symposium and for issuing relevant calls for papers.

MSA Oct '11 Panel: Music, Gender and Modernist Intersubjectivity

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 8:31pm
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Cecily Swanson & Ben Glaser (Cornell University)
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This panel will explore how the modernist music salon, modernist musical event, and the poetics and rhetoric of music within modernist writing, call attention to moments of failed artistic autonomy, and thus permit the articulation of social relationships that might seem otherwise foreclosed. In particular, it asks how the gendering of music informs modernism's claims for autonomy, and how such claims might be challenged or revised through a critical exploration of modernism's diverse discourse of music. In the case of Ezra Pound and T.S.

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