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Contemporary Dynamics of Langauges and Cultures

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 6:01am
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Lumina, The University of South-East Europe
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The program of Applied Modern Languages at Lumina - University of South-East Europe was created with the aim to circulate, cross and encourage exchanges between the Western cultural and linguistic space, represented by the English and French languages, on the one hand, and the emerging South - Eastern European space, on the border between continents and cultures. It is this positioning, between the East and the West, between the North and the South, between religions that represents the hallmark of our program, open to students from all over the world. Out approach is supported by the Enlightenment paradigm that has been encouraging us for nearly two centuries and a half to venture out.

GUST English Language and Literature (GELL) Second International Conference 21st-24th April, 2015

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 5:58am
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Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)
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Teaching is one of the most challenging professions because it brings individuals of different backgrounds (teachers and learners) into a very close relationship. The process of teaching/learning arguably constitutes the most important aspect of this relationship, but it is intimately connected with other complex personal, social, cultural, and even historical and political factors. A teacher is not a neutral entity, nor does s/he teach in a social, cultural, and historical vacuum. Similarly, the learner is not a tabula rasa, subject to the teacher's inscriptions. Inevitably, the process of education will elicit critical questions or even resistance.

UPDATED DEADLINE: Expense and Expendability - June 20-21, 2014

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 9:38pm
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Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference

2014 Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference – June 20-21, 2014

"Expense & Expendability"

Keynote: TBA

To me it would seem only a commercial exchange, in which each wished to be benefited at the expense of the other.
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

CFP: "Longevity Networks" Special Issue of Victoriographies (Fall 2015)

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 5:50pm
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Victoriographies (Edinburgh University Press)
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Call for submissions for a special issue of Victoriographies, A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914 scheduled for publication Fall 2015: "Longevity Networks."
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Essays are sought for a special number of Victoriographies inspired by the concept of textual longevity. There is a great deal of energy in media studies, new materialism, and print culture around questions of textual longevity. We understand longevity to mean the iterability of text, broadly conceived: reprinting, versions, editions, revisions, translation, interpretation, appropriation, the readymade, intermediality, homage, modernization, spoof, and parody.

Written Song and Performed Text Conference Panel (Deadline June 17, 2014)

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 5:12pm
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Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVIII at UVA-Wise

This panel centers on the subject of orality and the written record in the realm of music. The organizers are particularly interested in the history of rimur, an Icelandic song tradition which appeared in manuscripts beginning in the 14th century and survived long enough to be recorded in 20th-century performance. However, abstracts are welcome on any aspect of orality and literacy in relation to medieval and early modern music.

Abstracts for papers should be 250 words or fewer.

Deadline for submissions is June 17, 2014.

The Medieval-Renaissance Conference takes place at UVA-Wise, Sept. 25-27, 2014.

Reanimate Earth: Liminality and Communitas in Literature of the Americas

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 2:05pm
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South Atlantic MLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (Nov 7-9, 2014)
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Seeking out new growth in devastated spaces and optimism in the face of environmental despair, this panel will take on the task of enchanting readers with physical spaces in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America that have already been toxified or left for dead. The liminal, a conception traditionally most relevant to anthropology and psychoanalysis, has the capacity to reinvigorate the relationship between culture and its more anomalous literary environments.

Cultural Rhetorics Conference: Entering the Conversation

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:58pm
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Michigan State University
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What is this conference for?
To continue ongoing conversations in the emergent field Cultural Rhetorics, connect conversations among those doing work in this field, and build a consortium of cultural rhetorics practitioners.

Who is this conference for?
Anyone who wants to join the conversation about cultural rhetorics! Faculty, grad students, teachers, scholars, writers, artists, activists …

How can I participate?
Submit a proposal. We're looking for papers, panels, roundtables, performances, media installations, posters, readings, workshops & more that define, expand, illustrate, and/or question what it means to join the cultural rhetorics conversation.

'Conversations with Tradition' conference

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:56pm
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Modern Horizons

Conversations with Tradition

In collaboration with the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, for the fourth annual Modern Horizons conference—to be held October 24th and 25th, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta—we invite proposals for 20 minute presentations on the theme of 'Conversations with Tradition.'

[UPDATE] Due April 15th! Women & Theater Program and LGBTQ Focus Group Joint Debut Panel

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:54pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
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CFP: Women & Theater Program and LGBTQ Focus Group Joint Debut Panel

EXTENDED DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2014

We invite submissions to a competitive debut panel jointly presented by the Women and Theatre Program (WTP) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Focus Group at the 2014 Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference. Any graduate student who has not presented academic work at ATHE, or any faculty member or independent scholar who has not yet presented at a national conference, is invited to submit presentations for consideration. Papers must engage women's and/or LGBTQ issues in relation to any aspect of theatre and performance. The extended deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.

POST SCREEN: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:36pm
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Centre for Research and Studies in Fine Arts - Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University
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The Artistic Studies Research Center of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University invites you to submit a proposal for a paper or artwork to the upcoming POST SCREEN: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures to be held in November 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.

NeoAmericanist CFP Issue 7.2

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:09pm
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NeoAmericanist
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NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any academic PAPERS as well as REVIEWS of books from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

La presencia italiana en las Américas

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:33am
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Zibaldone. Estudios Italianos de La Torre del Virrey

La significativa presencia de viajeros e inmigrantes italianos en el continente americano durante los últimos doscientos años, especialmente relevante tanto desde el punto de vista histórico, como cultural y humano, permite de forma excepcional estudiar el complejo fenómeno migratorio partiendo del caso concreto de Hispanoamérica, tomando para ello como referencia los múltiples ejemplos de contacto entre ambas culturas, al igual que sucede en América del Norte, donde el arribo de oleadas inmigratorias y los contactos políticos y culturales fueron también sumamente fructíferos.

Alternative Dickens (Book collection; proposals 1 August 2014)

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:48am
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Christopher Pittard, University of Portsmouth, UK

Much has been written and said on the 'other' Dickens (from John Bowen's Other Dickens (2000) to the international conference organised by the University of Portsmouth, The Other Dickens (2012), to mark the bicentenary of Dickens' birth in the city, via The Other Dickens (2011), Lilian Nayder's biography of Catherine Hogarth), but what might it mean to talk of an alternative as opposed to an other Dickens?

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