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[UPDATE] East/ West Cultural Passage conference: Changing Places, 29-31 May 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania

CALL FOR PAPERS

CHANGING PLACES

29-31 May 2014

The Department of Anglo-American and German Studies at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
and The Academic Anglophone Society of Romania
are pleased to invite you to

the CHANGING PLACES international conference, to be held in Sibiu.

Keynote Speeches:
Mihaela Irimia, University of Bucharest: "Spaces on the Map, Places of the Mind: The Grand Tour and Classic Modernity"
Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina at Asheville: "East-West in Academic Fiction: An Unequal Exchange?"
Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine: "Crossing Borders: Immigrant America in a World on the Move"

The City in the Eighteenth Century: 10/17-19/2014; 5/1/2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 3:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS)
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MWASECS 2014: October 17-19, Kansas City, MO

MWASECS invites paper/panel proposals from all disciplines and fields of study on the topic of the City in the (Long) Eighteenth Century.

Second call for papers: Distance and Proximity

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 1:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
UCL

"Distance and Proximity"

The dynamics of relation are central to interdisciplinary study in the Arts and Humanities. The relational dyad of distance and proximity provides us with a rich set of spatial, affective, theoretical, and historical relations in which we can explore the dynamics that run throughout the fabric of our own cultural inquiry. Moreover, navigating the distances between disciplines enables the preservation and affirmation of the significance of "difference", cultural, sexual, artistic, conceptual and/or otherwise.

2014 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 12:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark Gellis/Kettering University
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Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2014 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

• Social and political themes in animation and anime (environmentalism, gender roles, ethnic and cultural stereotypes, political corruption, etc.)

• Using animation and anime in the classroom

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer
contact email: 

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

[UPDATE] Urban Futures-Squaring Circles: Europe, China and the World in 2050, 10-11 October 2014, Lisbon, Portugal

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:45am
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Institute of Social Sciences - University of Lisbon; Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems (ISIS) in Rome; Institute of Future Cities of The Chinese University of Hong KongK (IfC-CUH)
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EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: 12 April 2014

CONFERENCE THEMES AND THREADS
Theme I: Scenarios for Cities of the Future
Theme II: People & Societies in Future Cities
Thread A: Forward Thinking Methods
Thread B: Governance in Future Cities
Thread C: Future of Resources
Thread D: Future of Urban System

Please check call for ABSTRACTS at the Conference website:
http://www.ufsc2050.ics.ul.pt/

CfP The 4th Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers ', Athens, 23 – 24 May 2014

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:41am
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Euroacademia
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The 4th Global Conference
'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers'
Athens, Greece

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

THE DATES: 23 – 24 May 2014
DEADLINE FOR PANEL PROPOSALS: 15 March 2014
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS: 11 April 2014

Description and aims

CfP for the Panel: The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Euroacademia
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Call for Papers for the Panel:
The European Way – Identitarian Representations of Europe in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Literature

(As part of The 4th Euroacademia Global Conference 'Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers', Athens, Greece, 23-24 May 2014)

Panel Description

[UPDATE] CFP: International conference "Abraham's Trials: Obedience and Rebellion", 18-19 December 2014, University of Antwerp

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

In his recent best-selling book Inheriting Abraham, Jon D. Levenson explored some of the historical and theological dimensions of this central figure in the three main monotheistic religious traditions that are also the focus of the two exhibitions that will be held in Antwerp in the Autumn. On 18 and 19 December 2014 the University of Antwerp plans a two-day conference on the continued relevance of Abraham in theology, philosophy and literature.

Dystopian Comfort Zones - submit by March 31st

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Central College English Association at the South Central MLA
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Panel will explore the concept of dystopia in Western literature and culture. Application of the concept is open to interpretation.

Chair: Terri Pantuso, Prairie View A&M U, tbpantuso@pvamu.edu

Secretary: Kalene Westmoreland, College of Southern Nevada, kalene.westmoreland@csn.edu

Teaching the 18th Century --Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies (Montreal 15-18 October 2014)

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tiffany Potter, University of British Columbia
contact email: 

This panel seeks to open a conversation on innovative course design and classroom methodologies in teaching eighteenth-century literature and culture.
In this era of fiscal restraint in North American universities, many faculty members feel increased pressure to create courses that will fill classrooms. The second half of that equation is creating courses that will keep students engaged and returning to our fields of study.
This session invites presentations on all aspects of excellent teaching in eighteenth-century studies, from course design and classroom practice, to scholarly teaching using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Please send a title and 100-200 word proposal by 31 March to tiffany.potter[at]ubc.ca

CFS 4/20/14: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 4:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy
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Special Issue

Intersections: Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, and Pedagogy in Africa and the African Diaspora

Issue 6 of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

JITP Co-Editors: Stephen Brier and Kiersten Greene

Guest Co-Editors: Marla L. Jaksch, Ph.D. and Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.

JITP welcomes work that explores critical and creative uses of interactive technology in teaching, learning, and research. For Issue 6, we are seeking submissions under the theme of "Intersections of Heritage, Development, Digital Technologies, & Pedagogy in Africa & the African Diaspora."

Forgotten Corridors: Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 3:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Franz Potter
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We are seeking proposals and contributions for an edited collection of essays on Gothic chapbooks, bluebooks and schilling shockers. Critical and historical studies of Gothic fiction have long struggled to conceal its disreputable and degenerate offspring: the Gothic chapbook and variants. This contemptuous diffidence still endures and as the Gothic literary tradition has advanced its claims for literary value, curiously these short tales of terror remain marginalized; however, their unique history and impact on the Gothic is unmistakable. This unique collection will focus on the history, development and transmutation of these tales of terror.

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