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Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal. Issue #5 - Places and Spaces (15 March 2015)

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:01am
University of Łódź, Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature

The editors of Analyses/Rereadings/Theories Journal (ISSN: 2353-6098), a peer-reviewed open access periodical, would like to invite submission of contributions (articles, reviews and interviews) for its fifth issue, which focuses on places and spaces in Anglophone theatre, film, literature and culture.

Possible topic areas include (but are not limited to):

Importance of Classroom Organization

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 9:30pm
Paris Caprio

If I asked you to picture a classroom what would you imagine? How is it organized? Depending on your own educational experience this environment may vary. In the case of a 'traditional' classroom, it seems the organization has not changed. The layout of the classroom should adapt to the topic at hand. This could enhance the students ability to absorb the information being taught.

[UPDATE] 2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: "Language in Text and Performance" (Stratford, Ontario, June 18-20)

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 8:30pm
University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival

We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. All approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, including those based in the traditional arts of language (grammar, rhetoric, and logic), those based in contemporary theories of language and communication (e.g. public sphere theory, speech pragmatics, speech act theory), and those based in performance (verse speaking, original practices, etc.).

Plenary speakers:
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference - Deadline May 1st

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:16pm
University of Mississippi

The 21st Annual Southern Writers/Southern Writing Conference (SWSW) is a University of Mississippi Graduate Student conference featuring both critical submissions (seminar papers, articles, works in progress) exploring Southern literature/culture and creative submissions (poetry, short stories, or novel excerpts) exploring Southern themes/settings. Accepted submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, 16-18 July 2015.

Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Pop Culture in Asia and Australia/Oceania

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
Kathy Nadeau and Jeremy Murray

This one-volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, examines the rich popular culture of the diverse countries of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia/Oceania. As part of a series including other continents and regions, it will provide high school students and general readers with an understanding of the globalization of pop culture.

Page 23 LitCon (Denver Comic Con), May 22-25

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:10pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

Page 23 LitCon
May 22-25, 2015

500 word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON

DENVER, CO May 22-25, 2015

The standard length of a comic book is 22 pages. What comes next? Page 23. Through Page 23's LitCon (formerly ROMOCOCO), comics scholars establish comic books and graphic novels as important, canonical texts that echo far beyond their final panels. Teaching comics, creating academic analyses, publishing the work of fellow comics scholars - this isn't a revolution; it's just what's next.

39th Annual PAC Conference, 6-7 March 2015 - Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington, North Carolina [UPDATE]

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:36am
Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.

Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.

The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:07pm
University of St. Andrews

The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"
Is the antagonist always synonymous with the criminal?
April 11, 2015 at Kennedy Hall
University of St. Andrews

The events of 9/11 are often viewed as a turning point after which America "lost her innocence." But when innocence is lost on a mass scale, what happens to the nature of guilt and culpability?

Jane Eyre: A Historical Reading

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:30am
Shannon M Minick

In this essay, I examine how Jane Eyre thwarts the societal view of women in the early nineteenth century through her academic career and reluctance to conform to the expectations of her sex.

Teaching Religion: Pedagogy, Transmission, and Technology

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:20pm
Joseph Fisher / Columbia Department of Religion

Teaching Religion: Pedagogy, Transmission, and Technology

Columbia University Department of Religion Graduate Conference
Friday, March 27, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Lofton - Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity Yale University

AFTERMATH: the Cultural Legacies of WW1. London 21--23 May 2015

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:42pm
King's College London

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute at King's, in conjunction with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina, is staging an international conference on the Cultural Legacies of World War I, to be held at King's from 21-23 May 2015.

The conference will cover a wide range of aspects of how the First World War changed the world, such as its geopolitical aftermath (and its current repercussions in the Middle East); how people thought about future wars; the war's impact on social history, the arts and popular cultures, and on science, technology, nursing and medicine.

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