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[UPDATE] Science and Literature: a Battle of the Books?

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:41am
University of Bristol Graduate School of Arts and Humanities

EXTENDED DEADLINE for proposals: 8th March 2013

We are excited to announce our plenary speaker will be Professor Tim Fulford currently at De Monfort University of Leicester, author of Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge.

On the 23rd of April the University of Bristol will be hosting its annual postgraduate half-day conference. This will be an opportunity for all postgraduates -- taught or research -- working in the field of English Literary Studies to come together to discuss the relationship between Science and Literature.

eSharp Issue 20: New Horizons

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 11:22am
University of Glasgow

Have you found yourself thinking beyond the boundaries of current viewpoints?

How has the framework of your field of research or interest changed?

Are you pursuing unconventional approaches regarding your field of expertise?

If you have any food for thought, if you have developed any insight to share, here is the place.

Childhood and Hybridity in the Literature and Film of Indian Diaspora (Deadline 15/04/2013)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:54am
PAMLA 2013 (November 1-3 at Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego)

This panel will explore issues of childhood and hybridity in the fiction and film of Indian diaspora, looking at how childhood is represented and/or constructed at the moment of cross-cultural encounter. How are childhood and identity represented in texts or films whose child characters straddle geographical and cultural worlds?

The special theme for the 2013 PAMLA conference is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture."

Email questions or queries to: 11sg28@queensu.ca

Please submit a 250-word abstract and 50-word bio via PAMLA's online submission form at: http://www.pamla.org/2013/

Deadline: April 15, 2013

[Update] Deadline Extension - Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities May 3-5

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:45pm
Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture

Call for Papers (Updated Deadline: March 11, 2013)

Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 3-5, 2013

The digital humanities explores how emerging digital forms of scholarly inquiry and new ways to assess and to organize knowledge transform the creative and critical methods humanities scholars use to approach their objects of study. Thoughtful in play, interdisciplinary in engagement, utopian in spirit, transformational in intent, digital humanists "imagine new couplings and scalings that are facilitated both by new models of research practice and by the availability of new tools and technologies" (The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0).

Call for Papers: Network and Communication Technologies [Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013]

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 8:41pm
Journal: Network and Communication Technologies

Call for Papers for Network and Communication Technologies, Vol. 2, No. 1 June 2013
Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013
Network and Communication Technologies is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of communications and network.
The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:
* Wireless system architectures
* Network protocols
* Network services
* Multimedia networking
* Network applications
* Security, authentication, and cryptography
* Signal processing techniques and tools

[UPDATE] Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:44pm
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Last year we heard Barack Obama say "Yes, we can" for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy's "Gangnam Style" for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by repetition. As scholars embedded in a culture obsessed with imitation, parody, and countless other forms of re- acting, we ought to ask one another "what is the significance of repetition?" When is it a form of questioning or deconstruction, and when is it simply re(in)statement or obsession? We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, political, ethical, and literary implications of repetition.

Deadline for submissions is this week: March 1st, 2013.

1930s American Activist Literature

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:11pm
MLA Special Session, Chicago (Jan. 9-12, 2014)

Depression-era writers responded to the vulnerabilities exposed by economic crisis, social unrest, and environmental catastrophe with artistry motivated by activism. Whether promoting proletariatism or advocating on behalf of women, people of color, and immigrants, revitalizing realism or advancing regionalism, writers leveraged language and literature as a tool to raise political consciousness and bring about social change. While comparisons between our current "economic slump" and the Great Depression are rife, the merits of activist literature from this era have been forgotten or perhaps omitted.

"21st Century Englishes"

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:15am
English Studies Conference Committee (Bowling Green State University)

Graduate Student Conference: "21st Century Englishes" on Oct. 19, 2013
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

[UPDATE] Interrogating the Human: Literary and Epistemological Interchange - July 9-11 2013 Annual AUETSA Conference

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:00am
Association of University English Teachers of South Africa / Rhodes University

This conference will consider the interrelationship between formal structures of knowledge and literary writing / discourse. It will interrogate the deep discursive interplay between non-fictive and fictive forms and address critical issues associated with this historical division.

How are paradigms for the collection and transmission of knowledge about the natural world informed, transmitted, and transmuted by literary means? How might literary criticism play a role in the interrogation of epistemological genres associated with the categorization of the human, including but not limited to philosophy, jurisprudence, anthropology and biology?

Topics might include (but are not limited to):

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