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Humanism at Large: Higher Education Now

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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 9:16am
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University of Exeter/University College Falmouth (UK)

9-10 September 2011
Tremough Campus, Cornwall

Keynote Speaker: Professor Niyi Osundare (University of Ibadan/University of New Orleans)
Second keynote: TBA

This conference is intended to provide a forum for those teaching and researching in Humanities disciplines to explore the current state of global knowledge economies. The title, echoing the title of Arjun Appadurai's Modernity at Large, signals our focus on the relation between universities, global economies and local identities.

CALL FOR PAPERS "ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS" Issue 9/2011 - with the theme "MASKS"

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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:35am
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ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS Academic Journal - "Al. I. Cuza" University, Faculty of Letters, Comparative Literature Department - Iasi, Romania

http://literaturacomparata.ro/acta_site/acta_engl.html

CALL FOR PAPERS "ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS" Issue 9/2011 - with the theme "MASKS"

(Each issue of ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS is organized around a theme and it comprises scholarly articles written in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Examples of themes we have explored in the past: Orient - Occident; Identity and Otherness; Exoduses; Power; Centre and Periphery; Rational - Irrational; Smile and Laughter; Other Worlds.)

CFP: 'Traveling' in Asian, African and Latin American cinema

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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 6:10am
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Many Cinemas - an e-Journal for non-western cinema studies
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'Traveling' in Asian, African and Latin American cinema

Holiday, business, private matters. There are several reasons for traveling. The autumn edition of MANY CINEMAS will dedicate its issue to the topic Traveling.

Traveling: People who are undertaking a journey to places, strange and not familiar to them. How do they act or behave in an unfamiliar environment and how does it take an impact on them?

Well, the cinema is close connected with traveling. It is a window to the world, both real and imaginary. The lights turn off and pictures appear which bring you to places far away.

"Re-Fashioning the Poetics of 'Post': Contemporary Poetry and Feminisms" MLA Special Session:March 25, 2011

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 9:07pm
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MLA 2012 Special Session
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MLA 2012 Special Sesson:
Call for Papers- "Re-Fashioning the Poetics of 'Post': Contemporary Poetry and Feminisms" View at http://www.mla.org/cfp_browse
or http://www.mla.org/conv_papers

Are we still postmodern? 'post'-feminist? How does poetics and feminisms intersect in contemporary poetry? Where is the debate now? How does theory/poetries perform 'us' now?

Call for papers: Time

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:47pm
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Philament / University of Sydney
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Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Entropy
Permanence
Birth / Death
Linearity
Futurity
Time Travel
Eternity
Infinity
Space-time
Speed
Duration
Archives
The 'Golden Age'
Einstein
Borges
Heidegger
Ricoeur
Innovation
The Avant-Garde
Revolution
Synchronisation
Time Perception
Ephemerality
Intermittence
Generations
Inheritance

CFP Aphra Behn Society/CSECS/NEASECS-- Adaptation and 18th-Century Literature

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 3:11pm
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Aphra Behn Society / Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies /Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.

[UPDATE] Technology and the Humanities

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 10:42am
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Academic Exchange Quarterly

Focus:
New educational technology provides both increasing pressure and exciting possibilities for teachers in the humanities. It has the power to absorb our time or free it, excite our students or alienate them. We are interested in publishing two types of articles on educational technology.
 Articles describing how educators are using
o smart classrooms
o bulletin boards
o PowerPoint
o web logs
o online photo archives
o oral history software
o GIS
o school-wide systems like Blackboard
o or other technology to enhance traditional learning
 Articles that consider the theoretical, ethical, and budgetary impact of educational technology in all of its emerging forms.

The Metropolis

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 5:01am
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Arena Romanistica - Journal of Romance Studies
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Call for Papers

The Metropolis

In its next issue Arena Romanistica wishes to focus on metropolitan cities. In this post-industrial era, new economies and altered migration patterns have transformed the city. To account for this transformation, the notion of metropolis may help us to rethink the urban as a global, modern and intercultural phenomenon. How do film, literature and language reflect these social and cultural changes?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

"Mise-en-Scène: Crime" (special issue)

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 4:32am
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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol. 38 No. 1 (March 2012)
Submissions due August 15, 2011

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In the beginning was murder. Then came drama: the hair-tearing (or eye-gouging) discovery of one's own overweening hubris, the inconsolable grieving over the loss of the most basic sense of humanity, and, simply, more killing. Indeed, murderers are significant figures in what Erich Auerbach would call "scenes of drama from European literature": Cain, Oedipus, Medea, the parricides in Dante's inferno, and Shakespeare's army of villains. Acts of killing in these literary texts not only contribute to the excitement of the drama, but also make imperative a rethinking of social order, justice, morality, state power, and human-God relations.

Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 5:52pm
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Adam Meehan / University of Arizona

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

Do the conditions of modernity engender psychopathological behavior? Do the changes wrought by industrialization cause new types of psychological stress? Do they bring about madness? How do characters in modernist fiction and/or poetry react to these changes?

This panel seeks papers that examine pyschopathology in single or multiple works of modernist fiction and/or poetry. While psychopathological tendencies are not unique to (post) industrial society, this panel will investigate how modernity (particularly in the transition from pre-industrial to [post] industrial, rural to urban, etc.) may lead to certain types of psychopathological behavior.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: The American imagetext

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 3:28pm
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University of East Anglia, UK

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, UK, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:
'The Historical Uncanny:  Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'

Miles Orvell:
'The Talking Picture:  Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'

Mourning, Roland Barthes (MLA 2012 Proposed Special Session)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 10:56am
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Alina Opreanu / Harvard University / (MLA 2012 in Seattle)
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With the recent publication of Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary, we rediscover his greatest loss. How does Barthes rewrite mourning? How do we read his grief?

250-word abstracts by 15 March 2011.

This CFP is for a PROPOSED special session at the 2012 MLA in Seattle. The session is not guaranteed.

African Studies Area

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 1:30am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

AFRICAN STUDIES

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MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2011 Milwaukee, WI!

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, 2011.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent.

Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

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