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Aid, Relief or Bailout: Differing Aims, Ways, and Ends, Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring & Summer 2010

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 10:00am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University contact email:

Presently receiving and reviewing submissions for the Spring & Summer 2010 issue

Authors are asked to examine meanings or perceptions of 'aid', 'relief' or 'bailout' that clash or align with conventional wisdom or common practices.

Possible themes, topics to be explored (in no way exhaustive):

[UPDATE] 4th International Indigneous Conference, 6-9 June 2010, Auckland, New Zealand

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Monday, February 15, 2010 - 7:37pm
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga: New Zealand's Maori Centre of Research Excellence

4TH INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE CONFERENCE, 6-9 JUNE 2010, AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND
"Kei muri i te awe kapara he tangata ke - Behind the tattoed face a stranger stands: Recognising, engaging, understanding difference"

Tena koutou katoa! Nga Pae o te Maramatanga is proud to announce the opening of online registrations for its 2010 conference; www.traditionalknowledge2010.ac.nz

Graduate Student Conference: Rhetoric, Race, and Readers (Deadline 4/12/10; Conference 4/24/10)

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Monday, February 15, 2010 - 3:40pm
Jackson State University

Graduate Student Conference, Rhetoric, Race, and Readers

24th of April 2010 at Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Reading as a social and cultural activity enmeshes reader and text in an exchange that requires both compromise and collaboration. As graduate students, we are expected to apply critical theory to the texts we read with objectivity, but we recognize that as readers we bring our experiences and acquired social constructs to our reading. We are interested in exploring the conversation that results when reader and text come from different racial or cultural backgrounds or when a text expands what Jauss terms the reader's "horizon of expectation" with regard to race, racial boundaries, and cultural attitudes toward race.

Forms of Social Failure

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Monday, February 15, 2010 - 10:16am
Matthew Garrett/Wesleyan University, Joseph Drury/Wesleyan University

Paper proposals are invited for a panel at the 2011 MLA conference in Los Angeles on the topic of "Forms of Social Failure." In what ways have narratives explored the interarticulation of individual and social failure? When has failure become a formal device for representing an uneven, unequal, or otherwise problematic social world? What historical moments seem unusually preoccupied with social or political failure? Under what conditions might failure say more than success?

2010 ELLAK Global Conference: Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World in English, 2-4 December 2010, Daejeon, Korea du

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Monday, February 15, 2010 - 8:40am
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK): Chung-Ho Chung, President of the ELLAK; Youngmin Kim, Chair, Organizing Committee of the 2010 ELLAK International Conference, Daejeon Convention Center, Korea (Abstracts due April 1, 2010)

Call for Papers

2010 ELLAK Global Conference on "Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the World in English: Crossing Borders and Building Bridges in Glocal and Transcultural Contexts, " 2-4 December 2010, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea (Abstracts due April 1, 2010)

Call for Papers for Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS

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Monday, February 15, 2010 - 12:24am
Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Fall 2010 Special Issue on MODERNISMS. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical/experimental perspectives that influenced the form and content of the modernist (contemporary and past) arts and literature.

Exploring Childhood Studies 4/9/2010

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Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 6:48pm
Rutgers University-Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student Orgnaization

Exploring Childhood Studies, A Graduate Student Conference
Rutgers University, Camden

Registration is now open!

The Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden proudly announces its first graduate student conference to be held April 09, 2010 on the Camden, New Jersey campus.

Writing Into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

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Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 5:33pm
English Graduate Student Association of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For its fifth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with established professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

The conference will be held this year on Saturday, Sept 25.

UPDATE: Digital Humanism and English Studies (MLA 2011 Special Session; deadline: 3/20/2010)

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Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 6:59am
john pedro schwartz

MLA 2011 Special Session (deadline: 3/20/2010)

Digital Humanism and English Studies

Humanism is traditionally defined as a moral philosophy that attaches primary importance to humans, to their dignity, concerns, and capabilities. What happens when we include the digital in this definition? Is "digital humanism" an oxymoron? Or is there room for reconceiving the relationship between digital computing and knowledge production—especially in, but not limited to, the discipline of English studies—in a way that harnesses human potential in the pursuit of humanistic ends? The print revolution played an essential role in the rise of Renaissance humanism. Can the spread of digital computers stimulate a digital humanism?

MLA 2010 Special Session: Digital Humanism and English Studies (deadline: 3/20/2010)

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Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 6:42am
john pedro schwartz

MLA 2010 Special Session (deadline: 3/20/2010)

Digital Humanism and English Studies

Humanism is traditionally defined as a moral philosophy that attaches primary importance to humans, to their dignity, concerns, and capabilities. What happens when we include the digital in this definition? Is "digital humanism" an oxymoron? Or is there room for reconceiving the relationship between digital computing and knowledge production—especially in, but not limited to, the discipline of English studies—in a way that harnesses human potential in the pursuit of humanistic ends? The print revolution played an essential role in the rise of Renaissance humanism. Can the spread of digital computers stimulate a digital humanism?

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