Scientists recently found that migration was a main factor that shaped human behavior (Don Jones, Nature News). According to John Hines, the most extensive human migration took place in the early Middle Ages, while other large-scale migrations include the Puritan migration, the great Serb migrations, the migrations of the Middle Passage, and the nineteenth and twentieth century migrations of impoverished Europeans to the Americas. Apart from with poverty and religion, migration is also often associated with war; climate change becomes a factor that forces people to become migrants. Migration is a matter of geographic movement (diaspora), but also of human psychology (e.g. un-homing, longing, nostalgia, depression); of human rights (e.g.
2013 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (Atlanta, Georgia)
November 8-10, 2013
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal is seeking articulate and well-reasoned articles exploring any element of Irish women's writing and experience. Articles from any discipline are welcome and articles embracing a transdisciplinary methodology are of particular interest. As well, book reviews of academic texts, as well as fiction, poetry, and drama are of interest.
The deadline for submission is March 17th, 2013. Please send either an abstract or full paper. Submissions should be emailed to Brian F. McCabe, Special Editor at email@example.com.
The Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing
We are soliciting papers and panel proposals from graduate students in English studies and other related fields. We welcome a range of perspectives including:
In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.
International Conference on Comparative Literature, Taipei, Taiwan
Keynote speaker: Professor Samuel Weber (Northwestern University, USA)
We take great pleasure in announcing that the Eleventh Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and hosted by the English Department at Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taiwan, will be held on December 13-14, 2013. The general theme of the conference is "After the World: New Possibilities for Comparative Literature."
Special Theme: "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance"
The conference theme is "Sustaining the Future" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to the Social Sciences, including the following streams:
Deadline for abstracts: February 11
The Comparative Studies PhD Student Association (CSSA) is welcoming abstracts for an interdisciplinary conference to be held at Florida Atlantic University, with a focus on public voice, human rights, and social justice. The conference will include key-note speakers addressing conference themes with a special focus on filmmaking, human rights, and public voice. Special screenings of award-winning documentaries and feature-length films will be a highlight of the symposium.
HYPERION UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
"LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" DEPARTMENT
CALL FOR PAPERS
THE DEPARTMENT OF "LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES" OF
THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES
TO SEND PAPER PROPOSALS TO OUR CONFERENCE ENTITLED
Identity and Conflict in Cultural and Geo-Political Contexts
Date: 13-14 June, 2013
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciencies, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"
Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania
The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Papers should be no longer than 15-minutes when read aloud. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.