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

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:48am
full name / name of organization: 
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

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:38am
full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
contact email: 

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
Singapore)

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)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:26am
full name / name of organization: 
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

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



Ellipsis... is an online, peer reviewed journal that can be viewed here: http://ellipsis.mooreworks.net

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)

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

THE PLATONIC INVENTION OF THE CLOSET:
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)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.
contact email: 

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.

Poetic Iterations of Middle Eastern Vulnerability - SAMLA, proposal deadline: May 30, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alina Gharabegian
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Adopting as a first premise the existence of affective differences underlying the Middle Eastern and Western literary traditions, this panel undertakes the exegetical work of interpreting works from the Middle East to posit a new approach to poeticized vulnerability. Papers will track the possibilities for a new conceptualization of "vulnerability" as reflected in Middle Eastern poetry—one that eludes past epistemologies by opening unforeseen territories of experience. Here, individuated, subjective sensation and its formulation are transformed into the universalized, the cosmic, the infinite and boundless: poeticized iterations of humankind's continual indefensibility.

2011 World Picture Conference on "Distance"

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto/World Picture
contact email: 

2011 World Picture Conference
October 21-22
University of Toronto

distance

Keynote speakers:

Lorenz Engell, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of distance. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

[UPDATE] North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium 23rd June 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
James Smith

Registration is now open for the inaugural North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium, a one-day event to be held at John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, Thursday 23rd June 2011

A keynote lecture will be given by Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex), author of The Uncanny, How to Read Shakespeare, After Derrida and Quilt

Registration fee: £10/£5 for students

To express interest please email

renaissance.drama@manchester.ac.uk

Registration ends Friday 10th June

CFP: The Value of Work 2 (November, 2011; Prague Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Value of Work: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 31st September - Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus
on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and
how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial
revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and
contemporary management have not been realised.

CFP: Making Sense Of: Suicide 2 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

[UPDATE] The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) Fall 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 5:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Joseph Rega
contact email: 

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant. Its main purpose is to help establish the critical terms and parameters of Muslim-American literature/cultural production, clearly distinguishing it from any ethnic, racial or cultural identifier.

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