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1st Global Conference: The Value of Work (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:11am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
The Value of Work

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines, professions and vocations to focus on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and contemporary management have not been realised.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE APRIL 15 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 6:48am
Association for Integrative Studies

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Integrating Ethics and Sustainability
October 7 – 10, 2010
32nd Annual Association for Integrative Studies Conference

Hosted by San Diego State University's
College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,
School of Public Affairs
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Center for Regional Sustainability
and
The Ethics Center for Science and Technology (SDSU, UCSD, USD)

at the Kona Kai Spa and Resort
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106-3102

Histories Created Through Film, October 20-22, 2010

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 5:18pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association / San Francisco State University

The San Francisco State University 12th Annual International Film Conference

This conference seeks to explore the role of cinema in reflecting and contributing to concepts of historical events, identity politics, cultures, cults and celebrity.

Histories, as narratives of both personal and public events, identities and societies, are created, recreated, and deconstructed in film. This conference will explore how cinematic depictions of histories differ from that of other media and how cinema's depiction influences both society and other media. The relation between cinema and histories invites investigation from numerous perspectives, including but not limited to:

Shakespeare and Related Related Topics, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: Apr 5)

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 3:33pm
Bill Gahan, Rockford College

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing Shakespeare and the Nation. All abstracts that address this topic will be considered. Comparatist approaches are especially welcome. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

Provence and the British Imagination

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 2:18pm
Universite de Provence

Provence and the British Imagination

Université de Provence 19 and 20 November 2010, Aix-en-Provence, France

Organising institutions
LERMA (Laboratoire d'Études et de Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone, Université de Provence), Università Degli Studi, Milano (member of LERU), Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (CRILLASH), Société Française d'Étude de la Littérature de Voyage du Monde Anglophone (SELVA)

[UPDATE] American Childhoods: Representations of Childhood in pre-1900 American Literature

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 1:49pm
SAMLA Nov. 5-7, 2010 Atlanta/ submission deadline June 1

Whether they appear in literary works intended for adults or for children, and whether they are "real" or fictional, child characters are almost always the product of adult imaginings. What kinds of "cultural work" do child characters do in literary works? How is gender performed by these characters? How is national identity formed? This panel seeks papers which address these issues or others centered on the representation of children and childhood in American literary texts before 1900.

SAMLA
American Literature I (pre-1900)
Atlanta, Nov. 5-7, 2010

Inquiries and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Chris Nesmith at: cnesmith[at]sc.edu.

Submission deadline: June 1, 2010

The Preservation of Place: Regionalism and Ecological Conservation (SAMLA, 11/5- 7, 2010, Deadline: April 30)

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:53pm
Michael Beilfuss

"We seek the balance between cosmopolitan pluralism and deep local consciousness. We are asking how the whole human race can regain self-determination in place after centuries of having been disenfranchised by hierarchy and/or centralized power" ("The Place, the Region, and the Commons")

"And so I look upon the sort of regionalism that I am talking about not just as a recurrent literary phenomenon, but as a necessity of civilization and survival" (Wendell Berry "The Regional Motive")

The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)

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Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:33pm
Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies: University of York, UK

The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011)
*** Call for papers deadline: June 1st 2010 ***
7th - 9th July 2011

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies: University of York

Please see: http://www.york.ac.uk/projects/bible/

Contact: Dr Kevin Killeen - bible@events.york.ac.uk

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