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The Great War: From Memory to History, 10-12 November 2011

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 12:04pm
The University of Western Ontario

The Great War: From Memory to History

An Inter-disciplinary Conference at The University of Western Ontario

10-12 November, 2011

There are now only a handful of surviving veterans of the Great War. Within a few years, we will lose even those who lived through the war as children on the home front. At that point, the war will pass from memory to history. This critical transition is at the heart of an international conference that seeks to examine the experience of the Great War from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts.

A series of questions guide our discussions:


Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 3:02am
ISEA2011 Istanbul

Dear All,

for ISEA2011 Istanbul all selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN, ISSN and DOI.

Please note there is just a month left.

Also for those of you who are submitting or thinking of submitting panels and/or workshops, you may wish to consider to transform your papers, after the conference, in a thematic issue of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA).

For more information on ISEA2011 Istanbul

Lost and Found: Nostalgia in Media - February 25th and 26th, 2011

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 5:47pm
New York University - Department of Cinema Studies

Call for Papers: LOST AND FOUND: Nostalgia in Media

NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference, Spring 2011

February 25-26, 2011 -- New York University, New York, NY

The New York University Cinema Studies department is excited to announce the 2011 Student Conference. Each year, our goal is to bring together scholars from a variety of departments and disciplines in order to address the transformations currently shaping the field of cinema studies. We look forward to providing students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with an opportunity to present their ideas to their peers. Organized by and for students, the conference offers a unique forum for intellectual dialogue and stands as a valuable learning experience.

[UPDATE] The Task of the Critic: March 25-26, 2011

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 4:25pm
Yale University

What is at stake when we read a text? What do we mean when we call ourselves literary critics or practitioners of critical theory, literary theory, or men and women of letters? This conference calls out to those who practice close reading and invites them to reflect on what happens in the critical moment of reading. We are preoccupied with the question of the status of the material produced by the reader of texts. What is the task of the writer of "secondary literature"? Beyond questions of a particular critic's adherence to a given methodological approach, what does it mean to suggest that the critic has a calling?

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline for Schuylkill Graduate Journal--1/18/11

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 3:16pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

Schuylkill graduate journal is seeking submissions from all disciplines for our 9th volume of critical essays and book reviews to be published in Spring of 2011 (online and in print). We are seeking papers on the relationships between minds and bodies, 10-15 pages in length; double spaced; MLA format; no footnotes. Current graduate students should send their work to the Article Editors at by January 18, 2011. No simultaneous submissions please.

In a famous chapter-long digression in Samuel Beckett's _Murphy_ (1938), the narrator pauses to justify the expression "Murphy's mind:"

Undergraduate Humanities Research - Apollon eJournal

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 2:04pm
Jason Cohen / Berea College and Apollon eJournal

Apollon eJournal invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication. Interested faculty should contact us by January 15, 2011; students submissions deadline is February 15, 2011.

PCEA Conference - Narratives of Travel & Navigation: English by Water, Air, Land, and Imagination

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 1:01pm
Pennsylvania College English Association

Erie, Pennsylvania, the state's only port city, has historically served as a center for maritime and rail travel. Its waters were vital to winning wars and providing a point of arrival for immigrants. Erie's remote location and close proximity to the Canadian border also offered a conduit for those escaping slavery. Narratives of travel have long served to document the course of peoples' physical and imaginative movements. They have recorded minute details of lived experience as well as aspirations for the future and fears of the unknown, creating histories of time and place, directing individual lives, and shaping cultural realities.