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Awareness/Engagement: Metacognition, Active Learning, & Supportive Technology in Lit./Comp. Classroom--deadline Nov. 1, 2015

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:35pm
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College English Association

CEA Conf., Indianapolis, IN, Mar. 26-28, 2015
500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presenta-tions on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses "learning how we learn" activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, Smartphones, IPads, IPods, social media (e.g., YouTube, Facebook), whether in F2F, online, or hybrid courses.

UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program Conference, Oct 1-3, 2015

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:49pm
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UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is holding a conference on material culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance October 1-3, 2015 on the UNL City Campus to celebrate twenty years of our major.

Our key note speakers will be Anne Stanton, Associate Professor of Art History at University of Missouri who will be presenting an illustrated lecture about the illuminated prayer books of Isabella of France, wife of Edward II; and Amanda Wunder, Assistant Professor of History at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY will speak on extreme fashions and the politics of appearance in early seventeenth-century Spain.

CFP (ASECS 2015, 19-22 March, Los Angeles): "Perspectives on Habermas"

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:55pm
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American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Thomas Burger's translation of Jurgen Habermas' The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. While Habermas' work had enjoyed some prominence, Burger's translation resulted in the proliferation of exciting scholarship that engaged Habermas' key concepts: the public sphere, communicative rationality, the ideal speech situation, and discourse ethics. Because so much of Habermas' work is indebted to eighteenth century thinkers, his ideas continues to resonate at this conference, whether in applications or critiques.
This roundtable will present perspectives, followed by what should be compelling conversation, about Habermas' continuing relevance or lack thereof.

UPDATE Wrath of God: The Cinema of Klaus Kinski

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:50pm
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UWE
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Wrath of God: The Cinema of Klaus Kinski

full name / name of organization:

Matthew Edwards UWE

contact email:

fatherib@aol.com

**Update** Change of email address as UWE email address has changed from original posting and is no longer valid. Any contributors who have contacted me or people interested, please use alternative email address *****************

This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Wrath of God: The films of Klaus Kinski.

ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:22pm
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Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures - Sep 5th, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:16am
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Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group
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CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.

Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills

Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures Conference to take place November 21-22, 2014.
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.

Keynote speaker:
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"

Call For Submissions: December, 2014. Theme : NO MAN'S LAND; Deadline: 20th October, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:18am
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THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : December, 2014.
Theme : NO MAN'S LAND
Deadline: 20th October, 2014
Guest Editor for the Issue : Dave Besseling
http://tfqmagazine.org/call-for-submissions/
The Four Quarters Magazine

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : DECEMBER, 2014
More than an excellent, absurdist 2001 film set during the Bosnian War, "No Man's Land" is an idiom overused to inutility. It was a cliché long before I was born and learned what it meant or what a cliché was.

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:14am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can thwart the successful realisation of desirable outcomes lead to personal frustration and systemic entropy.

CFP - Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex, submission deadline 15th Sep 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:15am
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Assuming Gender - Special Issue, ed. Tom Harman
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Assuming Gender would like to invite submissions to our forthcoming special issue: 'Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex'.
Neoliberalism has recently come to define a particular object of critical enquiry, especially after the financial crisis of 2008. Considered by some to have superseded terms such as postmodernism and globalisation, neoliberalism is no longer taken as merely an economic ideology adhered to by a rich elite but as a global norm that touches the lives of billions. In this special issue we aim to explore how neoliberalism, as a form of governmental rationality, goes beyond the realm of fiscal conduct and has affected, influenced or moulded the construction of representations of gender and sexuality in cultural production.

Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O'Brien Conference (16-19 September 2015)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:12am
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Charles University, Prague

Metamorphoses:The III International Flann O'Brien Conference

Charles University, Prague, 16-19 September 2015

Keynote Speakers
Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)
Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley)
Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame)

Guest Writer
Kevin Barry (City of Bohane; winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

1st Global Conference: Happiness (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Happiness

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore one of the most basic and universal human desires: happiness. Aristotle spoke of happiness as the only phenomenon which is an end in itself. The nation of Bhutan has established a system that attempts to quantify happiness: the Gross National Happiness Index. Each culture and age interprets the nature of happiness differently, and every art form of every era finds different ways to express and capture it.

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