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Congress -- 100th anniversary of Russian formalism (1913-2013), August 25-29 2013, MOSCOW

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 5:24pm
100th anniversary of Russian formalism (1913-2013)

Hosted by:
National Research University -- Higher School of Economics
Russian State University for the Humanities

Organized by:
National Research University -- Higher School of Economics
Russian State University for the Humanities
Institute of the World Culture of Lomonosov Moscow State University
The Institute of Slavic Studies
V.V. Vinogradov Russian Language Institute
A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature

The Congress Chairman:
Vyacheslav Vs. Ivanov

[UPDATE] MLA 2014 Special Session: Vulnerability, Dependence, and Risk in Caribbean Literature (due Mar 22)

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 3:01pm
Kristine A. Wilson


For this proposed special session, I welcome paper proposals that address the presidential theme, Vulnerable Times, as it relates to Caribbean literature.

How does 20th/21st century Caribbean literature grapple with political, economic, environmental, social, or affective vulnerabilities?

Submit abstracts (~200 words) and brief bio by 22 MARCH 2013 to Kristine Wilson (wilson67@purdue.edu).

The 129th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Chicago from 9–12 January 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a proposed special session, contingent on final approval by the MLA committee (sometime in June).

Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

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Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 11:37am
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:

[UPDATE] Mapping Identity (PAMLA 2013)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 11:48pm
Megan Cannella/PAMLA 2013

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/mapping-identity#sthash.dF5hJvN2.dpuf

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference , University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 4:37pm
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013. Since 2010 the conference offers an invaluable opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and debate on current topics in humanities and social sciences. This year's conference focuses on the ways in which violence is conceived and perceived within different contexts, the ways in which literature, film, performance, and other forms of art relate to and incorporate contemporary outbursts of violence, the new ways in which this process can be theorized in the field of humanities and social sciences, and finally the ways in which this type of violence changes cultural politics of diversity in societies.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 1:31pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.

CFP: Television Series & the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 12:51pm
Supernatural Studies Association Journal

Call for Papers: Television Series and the Supernatural (DEADLINE July 31, 2013)

The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on television (spring 2014), guest edited by Franck Boulègue and Marisa C. Hayes.

Articles may examine any aspect of the representation of the supernatural within the context of television, past and/or present. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

[Reminder] Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 8:42am
Lena Wånggren and Maja Milatovic, University of Edinburgh

Critical Pedagogies: Equality and Diversity in a Changing Institution (Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Edinburgh, 6th September 2013)

[Deadline approaching: 1st of April]

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote speakers:
Professor Heidi Safia Mirza (University of London)
Professor Joyce Canaan (Birmingham City University)

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