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[UPDATE] Writing South Africa Now: A Colloquium July 2nd, 2013

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 9:37am
University of Cambridge

Extended CfP deadline: April 8th, 2013

Confirmed Plenary speaker: Dr Nadia Davids (Queen Mary, University of London)

Writing South Africa Now: A Colloquium

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

City Margins, City Memories. Deadline for Proposals: 7 June 2013

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 5:47am
School of Modern Languages & School of Philosophy & Religion, Bangor University & Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies

First Call for Papers

CITY MARGINS, CITY MEMORIES

Date: Monday 7 April – Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Venue: Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies,
University of London School of Advanced Study, Senate House, London

An International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by the School of Modern Languages
and the School of Philosophy and Religion, Bangor University and the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Bill Marshall (IGRS) & Professor Hugh Campbell (UCD School of Architecture).

Magic and Dreams and Good Madness: Sociology and Neil Gaiman

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:53pm
Gráinne O'Brien and Alexandra Dunne

Neil Gaiman is considered one of the most popular authors of science fiction and fantasy alive today. He has written novels, short stories, film and television scripts, comic books and graphic novel series; and maintains an extremely prolific online presence through his blog, tumblr and twitter accounts. Some of his most popular works include The Sandman comics, the novels Coraline, American Gods, and Stardust, and two episodes of the popular British science fiction series Doctor Who. Gaiman has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and The Bram Stoker Award.

[UPDATE] Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 7:12pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

We invite papers for a special session on "Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)" at the 111th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, California, on November 1-3, 2013. Paper proposals should focus on modern American writers addressing the issue of child labor in the U.S. between 1890 and 1930. By 1905, 2,500,000 children worked in industry in the U.S., and by 1920, 8.3% of all children in the U.S. under the age of 15 were earning wages in industry (often considered "bad" for children) or agriculture (often considered "good" for children). Child labor ends (on a national scale) only with the advent of the Great Depression.

ISF 2013 - INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC FORUM

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:34pm
ISF 2013 - INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC FORUM/European Scientific Institute

The International Scientific Forum, ISF 2013, (12-14 December, Tirana, Albania) is a high quality event, result of the successful cooperation between the European Scientific Institute, Vitrina University, and the University of the Azores.

Through internationalization of the educational process – whose basic aim is the promotion of researcher mobility – this Forum will gather a large number of researchers who will present their scientific attainments in a number of parallel sessions. Besides the scientific part of the event, the organizers will also add a social programme. Sight seen tour of the forum`s city and its surroundings will be organized.

MLA 2014 - European Periodicals

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:10pm
European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit)

European magazines and newspapers. ESPRit, the European Society for Periodical Research, seeks papers for a special session at the MLA 2014 (Chicago, January 9-12) on topics related to editing periodicals. Papers for this Europe-related panel (including the UK) might address shifts and continuities from periodicals to networks and from editing to curating.

Edited Collection: Levinas and Early Modern Literature (proposals 6/15/13, essays 1/15/14)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 5:16pm
Kent Lehnhof

Proposals sought for an edited collection to be pitched to an academic press. The aim of the collection is to explore the relationship between the writings of Emmanuel Levinas and the writings of early modern authors, especially Shakespeare.

For consideration, please submit a chapter proposal (500-1000 words), a brief bio (<250 words), and an abbreviated cv (<3 pages). All submissions will be acknowledged.

Deadline for proposals is 6/15/2013.
Delivery of completed chapters will be expected by 1/15/2014.

CFP: Teaching Language, Teaching Literature: State of a Union

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 2:13pm
QUEENS CONSORTIUM ON LOTE and INSTITUTE FOR LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN TRANSCULTURAL CONTEXT (ILETC)

Teaching Language, Teaching Literature: State of a Union
May 6th, 2013
The Graduate School and University Center (CUNY)

The Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC) is pleased to co-sponsor the Queens Consortium on LOTE's Second Conference, Teaching Language, Teaching Literature: State of a Union to be held on May 6th, 2013 at CUNY, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York.

The confirmed keynote speakers are Rosemary G. Feal, Executive Director of the MLA, and Dan E. Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education and Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition at Bryn Mawr College.

CFP: Growing LCTLs: A Forum for the Less Commonly Taught Languages at CUNY

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 2:11pm
Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context

The Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC) kindly invites you to participate in Growing LCTLs: A Forum for the Less Commonly Taught Languages at CUNY on May 3rd (all day) at the Graduate Center.

Confirmed Guest Lecturer (4pm-6pm): Dan E. Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education and Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition at Bryn Mawr College.

The Words Beats and Life: A Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:02pm
Words Beats and Life

Call For Submissions

The Words Beats and Life: A Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is
seeking submissions for three themes that will be presented at the
2013 Teach-In:

 

  1. Hip Hop as an
    identity,
  2. Hip Hop capacity building,
    and
  3. Legacy: Lessons learned
    from our elders and ancestors


Hip Hop as an
Identity

Time Travel in the Media

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:46am
Joan Ormrod, Manchester Metropolitan University

CfP: Time Travel in the Media

We are currently seeking chapter proposals for the first collection of essay to address time travel across different media formats. The collection, to be be published by McFarland, will be edited by Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Matthew Jones (UCL).

The Alice Munro Symposium, 9-11 May 2014

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:17am
Department of English, University of Ottawa

THE ALICE MUNRO SYMPOSIUM
University of Ottawa, May 9-11, 2014
Call For Papers

[UPDATE] (Deadline: March 15; MLA 2014) Balkan Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Literature, Film, and Music

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 1:49am
Mihaela P. Harper, Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas, Bilkent University

Is Balkan "always the other" (Zizek), and for whom? How have Balkan self-consciousness and/or image altered, if at all, since 2000? Please send an abstract of 250 words by March 15.

Possible topics include:

--figures of Balkan in contemporary national and transnational literatures and film

--new genres of music that evoke and transform traditional Balkan motifs

--interactions between Balkan nations and the EU

--current economic dimensions of the term "Balkanization"

--contemporary political parameters of the term "Balkan"

--traditional Balkan literary tropes returned to or recast

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