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Teaching Central/Eastern Europe And Its Communist Past

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:29pm
Modern Language Association (MLA) Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

Central & Eastern Europe's cultural visibility has increased since the 1989 Fall of the Berlin Wall and with Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller's 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. In light of this new visibility, how are Central/Eastern European cultures and history being taught, both within and outside the region? What has changed in the way these countries (past and present) contribute to the understanding of the cultural configuration of the region or the continent? How and what should educators include in various curricula? How do we teach the communist period to new generations and/or to the West and the rest of the world?

The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 5:40pm
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

[UPDATE] Go East! Ecocriticism in Central and Eastern Europe, May 21-22nd 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:39pm
University of Wroclaw, The Dept. of Literary Theory, Dept. of Romantic Literature, and the Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Scott Slovic (University of Idaho)
Invited speaker: Dr. Julia Fiedorczuk (University of Warsaw)

MLA 2017 - Performing Time (deadline 3/7/16)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:48pm
American Theatre and Drama Society

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual and panel proposals on the broad theme of "Performing Time," to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel(s) at the 2017 MLA convention in Philadelphia PA (Jan 5-8, 2017).

We encourage submissions that take up such topics as:
* Theorizations of theatrical time
* Staging time's passage/stoppage
* Performing history/history as performance
* Theatrical anachronisms
* Technology and the performance of time
* Performance genealogies

[UPDATE] "Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship"

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 2:29pm
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University

Crafting Culture: Perspectives on Censorship
Fourth Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference
Drew University, June 10-12, 2016

Hosted by the graduate program in History and Culture at Drew, the 4th Annual Dean Hopper New Scholars Conference provides an opportunity for current graduate students and early career scholars to present their work in an academic setting.

4th Annual Conference on Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking--Oct. 28, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:07am
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

Embracing Innovation: Transcending Tradition in Twenty-First Century Higher Education

CCRWT will present its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference on Friday, October 28, 2016. The primary objectives of this year's conference are to explore innovative pedagogical practices that both enrich and transcend traditional teaching methods, and to inspire a contemplative, cross-disciplinary dialogue regarding higher education in the twenty-first century.

BSJ: The B.S.J. Journal "Truth" Edition

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 6:50am
BSJ: The B. S. Johnson Jounal

The B.S. Johnson Journal is pleased to announce the new theme for our forthcoming issue : "Truth". Johnson struggled with questions of truth his entire life and we now invite research papers, journalistic essays, creative writing, reviews and reminiscences all struggling with the same issue. These might entail readings and reassessments of Johnson's work from contemporary theoretical perspectives, pieces utilising historical or archive research, or new works that have been created based on or responding to Johnson's work and insights. Johnson produced a lot of fictional and programmatic efforts aimed at telling the "truth" in the hope that it would make up for the "chaotic" nature of life.

Spontaneous Beauties? World Gardens and Gardens in the World (10-12 June 2016)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 1:56am
Nanyang Technological University, Division of English

"Spontaneous Beauties"? World Gardens and Gardens in the World
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
10-12 June 2016

Organizing Committee: Shirley Chew, Samara Cahill, Ann-Marie Chua

Keynote Speakers
Dr Stephen Bending (University of Southampton, UK)
Dr Elizabeth Cook (Poet and Novelist, UK)
Dr. Stanislaus Fung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Dr Nigel Taylor (Director, Singapore Botanic Gardens)

Cinesonika 5: Call for Conference Presentations

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 1:21am

Conference Theme Exploring the Dark Corners: what areas have yet to be fully researched or rendered?

We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound and msuic in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, ludomusicologists, game designers, art historians, performance theorists, composers, installation artists, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception –– we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations.