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Teaching English through the Arts--SAMLA, 11/13-11/15/15

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:45pm
Myrna Santos

If "a picture is worth a thousand words," it is worth considering the amount of language acquisition that could be achieved through the use of pictures, paintings, and photography. To non-native or ESOL speakers, the value and effects of this imagery and, by extension, the use of role playing, and portraying scenarios could be an incredible boon in English language learning. For example, explaining the difference between the words "house" and "home" can be more easily expressed and internalized by depictions and creations of various images.

CALL FOR PAPERS (Nationalism and Identity)

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

Sacred Joureys 2: Pilgrimage to the heart of the sacred July 3-5, 2015 Mansfield College Oxford

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:33am
Inter-disciplinary.net

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred

The Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond Project

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Pilgrimage is a cross-cultural phenomenon that facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures and walks of life. In the 2nd Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of this profound phenomenon.

Among the key issues that emerged from Sacred Journeys I: Pilgrimage and Beyond, were:

1. Definition of Pilgrimage:

[UPDATE] CFP Arts and Literature. Copyrighted - deadline: 15 Mar 2015

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:04am
Maciej Jakubowiak, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Arts and Literature. Copyrighted

Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Department of Literary Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland

Date: 5-6 June, 2015

Application deadline: 15 March, 2015

Special Issue: Steampunk and the Neo-Victorian: America, England, and the Transnational

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:54am
JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey

JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey
Special Issue: Steampunk and the Neo-Victorian: America, England, and the Transnational
Guest Editor: Gordon J. Marshall, Department of English Language and Literature, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Date: June 1st 2015

Epiphany - Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:45am
International University of Sarajevo

We would like to invite you to submit your papers for possible publication in Epiphany – Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies. Journal is published on biannual basis (June, December). All submitted articles should be original and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. It covers the topics in the area of humanities and social sciences including anthropology, philosophy, economics, media studies, history, psychology, sociology, visual and performing arts, literature, technology and cultural studies. Manuscripts should follow the formatting style of the journal. All submissions should be made online through:

Time, Freedom & Narrative | Postgraduate Conference | Manchester (July 3rd 2015)

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:18am
University of Manchester

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference hosted by doctoral students at the Centre for New Writing and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

'[How] are we to interpret history's claim, when it constructs a narrative, to reconstruct something from the past? What authorizes us to think of this construction as reconstruction?'
(Ricoeur, Time and Narrative Vol. 3)

Chaplains in Higher Education Global Conference| DIGGING, DIALOGUE & DIVERSITY| 11-15 July, 2016

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 12:07am
Hosted by Tertiary Campus Ministry Association (Australia) on behalf of the International Association for Chaplains in Higher Education

Chaplains in Higher Education Global Conference

DIGGING, DIALOGUE & DIVERSITY

11 – 15 July, 2016
Bendigo, AUSTRALIA

Proposals are invited for papers and workshops that examine the practise of chaplaincy on the higher education campus by addressing the conference theme: "Digging, Dialogue and Diversity". This conference is multi-faith, multi-disciplinary and international in nature, and the program of presentations will reflect these broad perspectives. Papers and workshops may be theoretic or practical and may present original research, reflective practise or examples of best practise.

[UPDATE] CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session: 19th-Century Science Fiction

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:28pm
MLA / Jessica Kuskey

Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:

- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre

300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (jkuskey@ucsc.edu)

Death, Violence and Fiction

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:59pm
MLA Special Session

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

-how struggles for political representation are waged via religious representations, and the connotations that accompany particular religious traditions.

CFP MLA 2016: The Academic Language of Measurement: Considerations & Best Practices

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:13pm
MLA Discussion Group: Global Languages

At its most basic level, attention to the language of measurement means something as simple as advising a student to "avoid wordiness" rather than "watch wordiness," an inexact command because it is a metaphor. But concerns regarding the language of assessment, judgment, and evaluation reach beyond this basic realm into the political and cultural spheres. Most of us, for instance, are aware of studies exposing school tests for using gendered language that affect student performance and reinforce gender stereotypes.

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