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'Magic is Might 2012', An International Conference Exploring the Cultural Influences of the Harry Potter Books, July 23-24, 2012

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:48am
Gráinne O'Brien

Hosted by the University of Limerick Department of Sociology with the UL Interaction Design Centre.

University of Limerick, Ireland

The Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon that has captured the imagination of children and adults all over the world. The stories created by J.K. Rowling have inspired extensive multidisciplinary academic discussion, ranging from cultural and literary analyses, sociological and philosophical interpretations, design practices, to recognised medical publications.

The Third Asian Conference on Education 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:38am
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)

International Education Conference organized by
IAFOR with the University of London
(Birkbeck), Waseda University, Tokyo and the
Singapore National Institute of Education.
Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in a
Globalized World.

Conference Co-chairs: Professor Sue Jackson
(London University), Professor Michiko Nakano
(Waseda University), Professor Liu Woon Chia (NIE

Featured Speakers: Professor David Aspin (Monash
University, Australia and Professor Judith Chapman
(ACU, Australia and Cambridge University, UK)

CFP: Communication and Conflict (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:26am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Communication and Conflict

Thursday 3rd November - Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

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 also lead to personal frustration
and desired outcomes not being realised.

Open Call for Papers for the Inaugural Issue of Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:38am
Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Ellipsis... is an online, peer reviewed journal that can be viewed here:

Ellipsis... was founded at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and functions as an independent, international, undergraduate humanities research journal.

Ellipsis... is currently launching its first volume and is looking for papers from undergraduates and those who have graduated within the last year.

Ellipsis... provides undergraduates with a place to publish, a place to learn, explore, and discuss new ways of looking at research.

The Platonic Invention of "the Closet" - Panel Discussion, May 28 (deadline May 13)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:36pm
Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group

A Panel Discusson of *Plato or Paul?:
The Origins of Western Homophobia*
with Theodore W. Jennings, Jr.

Chicago, IL; Northwestern University Law School

The Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group will hold a roundtable discussion on Theodore Jennings' recent text, *Plato or Paul?: The Origins of Western Homophobia* (Pilgrim Press, 2009) at the upcoming Queertopia! Conference at the Northwestern University Law School in downtown Chicago on May 28-29th, to which Professor Jennings will be a respondent.

Collection of Essays exploring Lois Lane (1st of August 2011)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:34pm
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.

Collection of essays exploring the character Lois Lane from the DC Superman Universe.

Did you ever wonder about the woman behind Superman? The woman who supports him and without whom one of America's favourite heroes would be unable to fulfil his destiny? Rightly so! And yet, there is no work that examines this central figure in the Superman universe.