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UPDATE English for specific purposes (ESP)

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:06pm
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Dr Alka Singh Assistant Professor of English Department of Humanities and Other Studies Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University Lucknow - 226012, U P, INDIA Email: blueeyemini@gmail.com
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English for specific purposes (ESP)

For a proposed edited book I seek some serious papers examining any aspect of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).
The following are the broad areas:
Business English
Technical English
Scientific English
English for Medical professional
English for Law
English for Hotel industry
English for Tourism,
English for Art Purposes,
Aviation English
Technical Communication
Professional Communication
English as a Foreign or Second Language
English as a Second Language
English for Academic Purposes
Professional Communication
Technical Communication
Any other related theme

UPDATE Indian Literature in Translation

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:02pm
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Dr R. P. Singh Associate Professor of English Department of English and Modern European Languages University of Lucknow Lucknow - 226007, U P, INDIA Phone: +91 94151 59137
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Indian Literature in Translation
Call For Papers!
For a proposed edited book I seek some serious papers examining any aspect of the following broad areas:
Making of Indian Literature
Gujarati Literature in Translation
Kannada literature in Translation
Malayalam Literature in Translation
Tamil Literature in Translation
Punjabi Literature in Translation
Assamese Literature in Translation
Marathi Literature in Translation
Kashmiri Literature in Translation

Full-text manuscripts/enquiries are welcome!

American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:49am
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American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas, San Antonio
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The American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will sponsor a symposium "God and the American Writer" on February 26-28, 2015.

Submission of papers and panels are encouraged on any topic related to God, religion, belief, skepticism, and similar topics, as they relate to American writers from the colonial period to the present.

See symposium details and submission guidelines on the American Literature Association website.

"Race, Gender, and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century," CFP Deadline: September 1, 2014

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 4:25pm
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Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS) Conference, February 13-14, 2015, San Luis Obispo, California
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We invite submissions from all disciplines exploring any aspect of race, gender, or empire in the late seventeenth through early nineteenth centuries. Topics might include the formation of racial categories and ideologies; changing constructions of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality; the shaping of the empire abroad and national identity at home; trans-national and cross-cultural encounters; exploration and scientific expeditions; indigenous religions and missionary activity; global commodity exchange; slavery and abolition; influences between the metropole and the colony; classifications of the civilized and savage; colonial projects and post-colonial critiques; and the era's connections to classical empire and modern imperialism.

"What Sticks to Memory": Vietnam War Representations in American Culture - April 30 - May 3

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 4:12pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30th - May 3rd
Toronto, Ontario

This year's NeMLA conference is scheduled on the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War (the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975), which provides an opportunity to reflect on the representation of one of America's most unpopular and violent wars of the twentieth century. In addition to the timing of the conference and the anniversary of the war's end, the site, Toronto, also correlates with a romanticized location of Vietnam War fiction: Many soldier-authors fantasize about dodging the draft and heading to Canada.

Call for Book Reviews

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
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Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).

UPDATE: JAMES HOGG & HIS WORLD CONFERENCE (April 9-12, 2015)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:08pm
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James Hogg Society
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Call for Papers

James Hogg and His World

Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

Sitcoms and Sitcom Stars of the 1950s (November 15, 2014; Proposals due August 1, 2014)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:40pm
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Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.
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We invite presentation proposals pertaining to noteworthy sitcoms and sitcom stars of the 1950s, to be featured in a special series of panels at the Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, which will be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) on Saturday, November 15, 2014. This daylong conference promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Fifties," whether televisually or otherwise.

UPDATE: Intellectual Properties, or the Materialities of Communicative Production: Archive, Canon, Clone, Copy--Sept 26-27, 2014

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:15pm
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Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JULY 20, 2014

The 3rd Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at the University of Minnesota
Dates: September 26-27, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Jane Gaines

Memory, Temporality, and Revisiting the Past in Early Modern English Culture (deadline September 30th)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:25pm
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Melissa Welshans and Amy Burnette / NeMLA [April 30th-May 3rd 2015]
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Paul Ricoeur claims that 'the revisiting of the past' not only reveals how 'our cultural identities' are forged, but that it also unveils 'forgotten possibilities ... in the supposedly closed past.' So, too, was late 16th- and early 17th-century English culture deeply invested in questions regarding how to interpret the past and the various 'potentialities' made available by differing modes of historical recollection. This panel explores how these authors revisit their respective past(s) in ways individual, social, religious, and political.

Please submit abstracts of 250-350 words through the Northeast MLA website, www.nemla.org using the session ID# 15470.

Quantum Medievalisms Kzoo 2015

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:59pm
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postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI

POSTMEDIEVAL
Sponsored Session
Roundtable

Quantum Medievalisms
Call For Papers

The French New Wave at 60: A Reassessment (abstracts by Sept. 30)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 12:15pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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The Nouvelle Vague changed the way that people watch, critique, and make movies for generations to come. However, what happens when the New Wave is no longer new? Has its elevation to classic status stripped it of its power to provoke? What is the continued relevance of the French New Wave? This roundtable seeks to engage with these questions by looking at its criticism, filmmakers, and key New Wave films, and the current status of the Nouvelle Vague. Submit abstracts (in English or French) to jackiec159@hotmail.com
by Sept. 30.

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