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Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 9:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not supplanted rather than complemented economic analysis. With the advent of the 2008 global financial crisis, however, economic concerns have again risen to the fore.

[UPDATE] Great Writing - Imperial College, London [6/18/11 - 6/19/11]

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 3:04pm
Great Writing - International Creative Writing Conference

Great Writing 2011

The UK's 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

**Due to strong demand, larger rooms have now been booked - thus, some additional delegate/audience places are now available, with the wonderful opportunity to take part in the international workshops and other events**

Contact: conference@greatwriting.org.uk - asap

14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011.

KRISIS - Synapsis: European School for Comparative Studies, 4-11 Sept. 2011

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 7:10am
Synapsis, European School for Comparative Studies - Università di Bologna and Università di Siena (Italy)

Synapsis is a one-week residential Summer School, jointly sponsored by the Universities of Bologna and Siena in cooperation with many European universities and organizations.
Programme includes: 10 lectures (1½ hr each; two lectures each morning from Monday to Friday); 6 seminars of ten to fourteen students (12 hrs each, split in five afternoon and one morning sessions); theatre workshop; film screenings in the evenings. Participants are also given the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the week to a research paper that may later be selected for publication.

The Sound of Silence [UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENDED]

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 4:25am
Babilónia - Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Call for Papers (no. 10/11 – 2011)

Dossier for the upcoming issue (no. 10/11) – The Sound of Silence

Organized by – ZlatkaTimenova-Valtcheva

Co-organized by – Luís Cláudio Ribeiro

Western societies, as defined by Greco-Roman philosophy and logocentrism, have traditionally considered fullness and emptiness, absence and presence, sound (in acoustics and verbal expression) and silence as in opposition and therefore mutually exclusive. However, with Judaic-Christian thought emerges the relationship between word and silence through the image of the "Spirit of God", and after St. Augustine,the human/divine language dichotomy.

Seminar: Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community--NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 2:38pm
43rd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Rochester NY, March 15-18, 2012

Representation, Secular Violence, and the Politics of South Asian Community (Seminar)

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:32pm
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: September 1, 2011

Introduction
Social media are rapidly changing the way we educate, conduct business, and reach out to others across the globe. As such, we bring both the 'voices' of experience and research together, which augment the fields of media, education, and industry along with professional practice.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:21pm
City University of Seattle

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011

Introduction

English Language Learners is a growing field in the online arena. With our growing ELL populations, we would like to bring the 'voices' of both experience and research gained to better assist the field of education and practice for professionals.

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:09pm
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

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