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update -Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Transla

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 1:56am
Sultan Qaboos University

Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 2016 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas in the four main disciplines of language, linguistics, literature and translation. As the title for the conference suggests, the aim is to highlight the relationship between global themes and local practices. The focus thus is on the under-examined interactions that occur as globalization takes on negotiated forms in different contexts.

9th Annual OSU/ IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Conference CFP - April 22-23, 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Ohio State University and Indiana University Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Organizations

9th Annual OSU/ IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Student Conference
Embodied Expression: The Body in Academia, the Field, and In-Between
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
April 22-23, 2016

Keynote address by
Dr. Jeana Jorgensen

[UPDATED deadline] Women and the Production of Popular Culture in Québec between the Wars

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 4:54pm
Andrée Lafontaine and Louis Pelletier

Montréal – March 5, 2016 / Submission deadline extended to January 11, 2016

The interwar years represent a period of profound – if sometimes hardly perceptible – change for women in Québec. After massively entering the industrial workforce during the First World War, Québec women were enfranchised at the federal level, but had to keep battling conservative forces to gain voting rights at the provincial level. The era's press, popular music, theater, radio, as well as the French and Hollwyood films massively consumed by women introduced new ideas, and manifestations of a new vernacular modernism overlapped with traditional cultural productions.

Gender Equity and Social Justice in Education

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 2:37pm
St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

The purpose of this conference is to gather scholars interested in the study of women and gender inequities in education throughout the world. We hope to stimulate discussion surrounding the social, political and economic factors that impede the progressive role of women around the world. We intend to gather scholars of gender inequities and human rights in order to provoke discussion and thought surrounding these areas.

Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to:
-The eradication of gender-based violence and its effect on social growth

-The transformative power of education and its effect on women's social, political and economic opportunities in developing nations

Beyond the "Status" Question: New Paths to Self-Determination for the Peoples of Puerto Rico

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:50am
Universidad de Puerto Rico/Northeastern University

Summary: Debates on self-determination and sovereignty for the peoples of Puerto Rico have been framed by formulae developed during the Spanish colonial period to support claims for full integration into the kingdom, limited autonomy, and independence. Early during the US colonial regime these positions were hastily translated and have since fossilized along the lines of what has come to be known as the "Status Issue".

[UPDATE] Roald Dahl Centenary Conference 16th-18th June 2016

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 8:12am
Cardiff University

This interdisciplinary international conference, held in Cardiff, the city of Roald Dahl's birth and childhood, in his centenary year (16th-18th June 2016), will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted to the author's work by seeking new ways of understanding his achievement and place in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture, broadly considered. The emphasis will be on defamiliarizing Dahl in the very act of bringing him 'home'.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing conference (02/01; 06/18-06/19 2016)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:45am
Great Writing International Creative Writing conference

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Participants are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. All participants are able to play an active role in discussions.

A small number of presenter places are also still available. Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.