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Introduction to Literature: Unique Approaches for Teaching Commonly Assigned Texts

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:30pm
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Introduction to Literature Blog

Call for Proposals

Survey introductory literature courses are frequently assigned to graduate students, adjunct faculty, and full-time faculty alike; thus, every semester, students enroll in these required courses at colleges and universities across the country to read frequently anthologized short stories, poems and dramas. Engaging and innovative teaching strategies are particularly necessary in introductory literature because the classes are general education requirements, and many of the students are, at the least apprehensive, and at the most frustrated, that they are required to participate in the course.

Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future- February 26, 2015 (sub. deadline 12/30/14)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:16pm
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Policy Studies Organization
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The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in cooperation with the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), formally invite you to submit a proposal for our upcoming Middle East Dialogue 2015: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future. The Middle East Dialogue is a gathering of policy makers, scholars, business and social leaders, with a common interest on inter-connected issues in the Middle East. The purpose of the conference is to promote a productive and continuous dialogue surrounding current policy concerns, while providing a civil space for discussion across the political and religious spectrum.

CFP: International Conference on 'Religion, Gender and Body Politics', 12-14 February 2015, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 4:15pm
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Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Call for Papers: Religion, Gender and Body Politics
Post-secular, post-colonial and queer perspectives

International conference on behalf of the international research project "Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular and Queer Perspectives", at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 12-14 February 2015.

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CSUF Acacia Conference 2015: [Ab]Normativity and [Per]Formativity, 13-14 March 2015, California State University Fullerton

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:39pm
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The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due: Friday 19 December 2014

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

Global Shakespeares

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:41pm
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Presidency University, Kolkata (India)
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Global Shakespeares,
Presidency University, Kolkata

Recent scholarship has laid much emphasis on how William Shakespeare's plays engaged directly with what is now being described as the "Global Renaissance". From Titus Andronicus to The Tempest, his plays seem deeply interested in staging and exploring racialized others and moments of contact. At the same time, Shakespeare as part of the British literary canon, played a vital role in the colonial machinery; and later became an indispensable part of postcolonial resistance.

Magical Language in Literature -- Christian Scholars Conference-- June 3-5, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:26pm
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Gregory C. Jeffers, University of Texas at Arlington
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The debate about the function of language is ancient: there are those who believe that language can partially construct reality, and there are those who believe that language is primarily a set of labels for objects. There are also those who believe that language can act on people; this is a magical view of language. And in fairytales, legends, and myths, language is capable of action e.g., magic passwords, spells, incantations, etc.

McLuhan's Faith and Works Conference - Winnipeg, Oct 18-19, 2015

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:34am
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IISTC and the Marshall McLuhan Initiative

The First Joint Conference
International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC)
and The Marshall McLuhan Initiative
CALL FOR PAPERS
McLuhan's Faith and Works
October 18-19, 2015 St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, CANADA
Conference Coordinators:
Read Mercer Schuchardt (read.schuchardt@wheaton.edu) Wheaton College
Howard R. Engel (howardr.engel@gmail.com) St. Paul's College

Literature of Status / The Status of Literature [UPDATE]

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:17am
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The University of Alabama Department of English
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The University of Alabama English Department will host its thirty-first Symposium on English and American Literature on March 5-8, 2015. The theme for 2015 is "Literature of Status / The Status of Literature," with a keynote address from Marshall Brown, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and editor of Modern Language Quarterly.

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 9:06am
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KES International

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Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
12th - 14th April 2015 Seville, Spain
http://sdm-15.kesinternational.org/
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----First Keynote speaker announced!
Professor Paul Maropoulos, Head of LIMA, Editor of Journal of Engineering Manufacture, University of Bath
Title: Design Verification in the Context of the Light Controlled Factory
More information and abstract to follow. We will also be announcing more speakers soon!

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