category: theory

English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

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Queen's University Department of English and Strathy Language Unit
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Proposals for papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bilingual; contemporary

Religion and History: Call for Manuscript Proposals

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Davies Group Publishing
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40 Years of Philological Studies in Sibiu, 19-21 November 2009

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Faculty of Letters and Arts, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
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Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
School of Letters and Arts


19-21 November 2009

[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

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The University of Queensland, Work-in-Progress conference
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Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

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Philosophical Society of Nepal
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The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives,

SAMLA 2009 - Faulkner Panel - "The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner"

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SAMLA/Victoria M. Bryan
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[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

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Rice University
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Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

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Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
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In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

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Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
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"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

Roundtable: Technical/ Professional Writing for Undergraduates, Apr. 7 - 11, 2010

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Maria Plochocki, NorthEastern Modern Language Association
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With the increasing complexity of and necessity for writing instruction, both across the curriculum and within the disciplines, the familiar complaint of poor student writing skills and preparation continues to ring ever truer. The more writing is necessary, important, useful/ relevant, the poorer students seem to become at it.

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