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2-3 June 2011: Youth Challenges Traditions? Reconsidering Changes in Austrian and British Society 1960-1989

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 11:57am
University of London, School of Advanced Study, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies

Call for papers

'The survival of mankind will depend to a large extent on the ability of people who think differently to act together.' (Geert Hofstede: Culture's Consequences, Comparing Values, Behaviors, Institutions and Organizations Across Nations [Sage, 2001])

Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, 8 -10 July 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:49am
Coventry University, School of Art & Design

Fostering trans-disciplinary perspectives on embodied process and performance

This three day event invites somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss, envision and critically engage with embodied processes and performance.

With the aim to discover correspondences, cultivate inquiry and transverse discipline borders this event seeks to collaboratively investigate the potentials of embodied thinking and action, to develop visions for future practice, methodologies and theorising.

[UPDATE] Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference, Vienna - NEW CFP, deadline extended to Feb 21

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 9:50am
100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference

To celebrate Flann O'Brien's centenary year, the Department of English Studies at the University of Vienna invites panel and paper proposals for 100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference (July 24-26, 2011) by the new deadline of February 21.

CFP: Fear, Horror and Terror 5 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Tuesday 6th September 2011 – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.

SCMLA -- Rhetoric Session (Proposals 3/28/11, Conference 10/27-29/11)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:03am
South Central Modern Language Association

Proposals are invited for the rhetoric session at the upcoming 2011 Convention of the South Central Modern Language Association, to be held October 27-29, in Hot Springs, AR. This is an open panel, and any proposal related to rhetoric within any discourse (political, cultural, literary, etc.) is welcome. However, this year's SCMLA conference theme, Sources of Inspiration, invites us to place particular emphasis on the canon of invention. What are the sources of rhetorical inspiration or invention in its many contemporary forms? Potential presenters are invited to interpret this theme in the broadest sense, related to rhetoric in any of its various forms.

A New Ireland? Representations of History Past and Present in Literature and Culture (DUCIS, Sweden 3-4 November 2011)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 4:33am
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, DUCIS - Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden

History and the related memory processes of remembering and forgetting have been crucial concepts in the definition of communal belonging in Ireland, as especially underscored by the nation-building process that unfolded at the end of the nineteenth century. However, the globalisation and cosmopolitisation of Ireland as experienced in the last decade and a half, together with the strained socio-economic circumstances of contemporary Ireland, has arguably provoked the need for cultural and literary artifacts to concentrate on the present in an attempt to comprehend and come to terms with the momentous transformations that the island has experienced in the last few years.