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K'Zoo 2013 Roundtable: "Productive Anachronism?: the Promise and Peril of Historical Analogy in the Study of Medieval Culture

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:54pm
Jonathan Newman, Dartmouth College/ Anna Wilson, University of Toronto

In the twentieth century, a rift developed between communities of historians who approached the past by physically recreating circumstances and practices and the more institutionally sanctioned world of (largely textual) scholarship. As a result, historical analogy has become associated with amateurism, an over-enthusiastic application of free association, and a tendency to distort the past it meant to recover. But to discard historical analogy—to posit the alterity of the past as absolute—is to lose a valuable tool, and moreover to efface the inevitability of accessing the past through comparisons with our own experience.

Peace and Nuclear-Non Proliferation February 15-17, 2013 Guilford College

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:21am
Professor for Peace

Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

This is an interdisciplinary, international mini-conference that addresses the theory and practice of peace in the world today from the disciplines of the humanities and sciences. Goals of the conference include initiating dialogues on peace that will shape future social policies and cultural conversations, exchanging research and pedagogy, and creating positive social change in our communities. Limited conference enrollment.

Papers should address any the topic in one of the panels below. Questions listed below the panel are starting points but papers may address broader issues within the panel title and theme.

[UPDATED] CFP New Wave Iranian Cinema, 31st July

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:28pm
Persian Film Festival and Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics

Iranian New Wave Cinema – Call for papers

The Persian International Film Festival (Australia) and The Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics are proud to announce a call out for articles for a special edition of The Journal for the Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics on Iranian New Wave Cinema.
Guest editors are Dr. Omid Tofighian and festival co-director Sanaz Fotouhi.

Deadline for abstracts is 31st of July, 2012.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Reimagining School Reform and Innovation

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 2:06pm
Sense Publishers

Matthew Lynch and Sense Publishers are proud to issue a Call for Chapter Proposals for a forthcoming edited book entitled Reimagining School Reform and Innovation. For consideration, submit a 500-word proposal by September 1st, 2012 to Dr. Matthew Lynch at reimaginingschoolreform@gmail.com. Chapters of approximately 10,000 words will be due by December 15th, 2012.

Conceptual Framework and Approach

Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of 'The Child' (27th March 2013)

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:00pm
Jen Baker / University of Bristol

 

Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of 'The Child'

Wednesday 27 March 2013
University of Bristol, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities

Confirmed plenary speaker: Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)

Second plenary to be confirmed.

Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 - Book Collection

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 10:20pm
Doris Lessing Society

Call for Papers for a Book Collection marking the 50th Anniversary of Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook"

Co-editors: Alice Ridout (alice.ridout@algomau.ca); Roberta Rubenstein (rubenst@American.edu); Sandra Singer (ssinger@uoguelph.ca)

500 word proposals for contributions to a book collection exploring Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 are invited for submission by August 15, 2012 to be accompanied by a brief bio.

First drafts of accepted chapters due by December 1, 2012.

Transmediality and the Role of the U.S. in Cultural Translation (29 to 31 August 2013; Germersheim, Germany)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 4:37am
European Society for Translation Studies

This panel at the 7th Congress of the European Society of Translation Studies will address questions of transmediality and cultural translation with a focus on the U.S. As evidenced by terms and concepts such as Americanization, McDonaldization, or Disneyfication, the United States as well as concepts and products commonly associated with America have, in processes of cultural translation and particularly with respect to the 20th century, been considered a center.

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