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Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:32pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

Building the Degree: The Potential and Pitfalls of Establishing a B.A. Program in English During Uncertain Times

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:02pm
SAMLA Special Session- November 8-10, Atlanta

This panel invites participants from any college or university where there is an interest in building a B.A. in English or establishing a new programmatic track within the discipline. Participants need not be at any particular point in the process, and we hope to incorporate a diverse array of experiences and viewpoints. In other words, participants may only be thinking about the possibility of creating a program or they might be on the other side of the process. This panel will also consider what types of programs should/need to be created to meet the changing needs of students in the 21st century. We hope that this session will produce a vibrant dialogue that will serve as a bridge to future cooperation.

Public Engaging using the Digital - A Postgraduate Training Event for Arts/Humanities Students

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 12:31pm
The C21 Scholar

Monday 17 June 2013, University of Oxford

Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World

The event will include keynote addresses by:
• Professor Martin Weller (Open University) •
• Professor Sarah Churchwell (University of East Anglia) •

Transforming Postgraduate Research: Engaging with the Digital World is a one-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students across the arts and humanities interested in public engagement and digital media. It aims to provide introductory training for postgraduate researchers in using the digital to create exciting means of disseminating academic research beyond the academy to achieve maximum impact, in other words, digital engagement.

[New Submission Deadline] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities (29 April, 2013)

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 3:43am
De Montfort University

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

Re-imagining Communities and Civil Society (October 25-27, 2013)

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 9:35pm
University of Guelph

University of Guelph International Conference:
Re-imagining Communities and Civil Society
Conference Dates: October 25, 26, and 27, 2013

Languages of the conference: English, French and Spanish

Papers will be considered for publication.

Guelph is 80 km from Toronto, 50 km from the Toronto airport.
Keynote Speakers: James F. English, John Welsh Centennial Professor of English and Director of the Penn Humanities Forum, Judith Adler Hellman, Professor, Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, York University, Philip Oxhorn, Professor, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Alan Gross, Rhetorical Theory and the Rhetoric of Science

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 8:48pm
A Special Issue of POROI, the Journal of the Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry

The rhetoric of science, as a field, has established itself as a subfield of communication studies, a sister field of technical communication studies, and a partner to science and technology studies. It is, in other words, thoroughly embedded in the American university context. While it would be fair to say that the field was built by a polyphony of voices (John Angus Campbell, Lawrence Prelli, Charles Bazerman, Jeanne Fahnestock, William Keith), for this special issue of POROI, we drawn one of those voices to the fore: Alan G. Gross, on the 25th anniversary of the publication of his monograph, The Rhetoric of Science.

Adaptation and Film (Popular Culture Session I) November 8-10th

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 5:26pm
SAMLA Conference /Shane Trayers

Adaptation and Film (Popular Culture Session I
SAMLA Conference
November 8-10, 2013

So many recent films are adaptations. This is a general call for papers considering the adaptations of works into film (such as Hunger Games, Wizard of Oz, World War Z, The Perks of Being a Wall Flower, The Host, etc.) or from one culture to another (such as Being Human, Life on Mars, etc.). This panel is open to the discussion and analysis of the process of adaptation, the way in which works are changed meaning gained and lost, and other aspects of adapting works into film or discussion of that process to make a particular film.

Literary Identities: Kingdoms, Nations, Villages, Conference 3rd June 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 4:09pm
King's College, London

This year, we are taking the theme of Kingdoms, Nations and Villages to explore how literature has represented, interpreted and subverted identities. Recent research at Kings (such as the Leverhulme funded Commodities and Culture Network as well as comparative literary scholarship in the Menzies Centre) has suggested that this theme would provoke a timely inter-Collegiate, inter-period critical discussion and conversation.