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CFP: 'Muslim Utopias', (American Comparative Literature Association 2013, April 4 -7; Proposals due, Nov 15, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:47pm
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Mosarrap Hossain Khan/New York University
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While the concept of 'utopia' undergirds much of Islamic political and social thinking, deriving its legitimacy partly from religious/theological and partly from material impulses, this seminar intends to explore Muslim fiction writers' overt as well as covert engagement with the notion of 'utopia'. While focusing specifically on South Asian Muslim writers, this seminar seeks to develop a comparative approach in understanding how the notion of 'utopia' is deployed in Muslim fictions from different parts of the globe. We will try to explore the concept of 'utopia' as an impulse which engenders thinking beyond the cartographies of the theological and the material.

[UPDATE] Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference - Friday, January 25, 2013 (Deadline Extended to Nov. 2, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:36pm
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University of Oklahoma - The Student Association of Graduate English Scholars
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Dissonant Discourses

"A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions." -- Antonio Gramsci

The University of Oklahoma Student Association of Graduate English Scholars (S.A.G.E.S) and the OU English Department will host the second annual conference, Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference, in the Oklahoma Memorial Union on January 25, 2013.

Craft Critique Culture: Into the Void, March 29-30, 2013

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:09pm
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University of Iowa
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The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa

But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"

Steinbeck and the Politics of Crisis: Ethics, Society, and Ecology. May 1-3, 2013, San Jose/Salinas/Monterey, CA

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:38pm
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Martha H. Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University
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The John Steinbeck Society of America Announces
AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Steinbeck and the Politics of Crisis: Ethics, Society, and Ecology
May 1-3, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, San Jose State University
Sponsored by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies

URL: http://tinyurl.com/steinbecksanjose2013

Keynote Speaker: Mimi Gladstein, University of Texas, El Paso

Nation, nationality, nationhood: What's in a name? 2-4 May 2013, Tirane, Albania

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:07pm
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Albanian Society for the Study of English
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Nation, nationality, nationhood: What's in a name?
Second ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies
2-4 May 2013, Tirana, Albania
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2013
Often defined in terms of commonness of culture, language, history, ethnicity, religion and spirit, the terms nation, nationhood, nationality seem to have become distant at a time when globalization, multiculturalism, intercultural or cross-cultural communication define the way we live with respect to ourselves, the others and the environment on the whole.

Philosophy and Nature

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 4:34pm
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7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy

7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy

Philosophy and Nature

February 23, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Adrian Johnston
University of New Mexico & Emory Psychoanalytic Institute

Death under our very eyes Figures of death at the turn of the xxi th century - Lille3 univ. - 14 au 16 novembre 2013

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:12am
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Centre d'Etudes en CIvilisations, Langues et Littératures Etrangères - CECILLE - Univ. Lille3 (FR)

CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
Death under our very eyes
Figures of death at the turn of the xxi th century
IdA (Institut des Amériques) International Convention
North East Chapter
Lille 3 UNiversity
November 14-16, 2013

Comité scientifique : Isabelle Boof-Vermesse (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Dorothée Chouitem (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Cathy Fourez (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Victor Martinez (ALITHILA / Lille 3) Lucía Melgar (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) ; Marie-Agnès Palaisi-
Robert (IRIEC / Toulouse II-Le mirail); Maryse Petit (CECILLE / Lille2) ; Ana Rodríguez (Lille3) ; Luca Salza (CECILLE / Lille3)

Mexican Journal of Scientific Research 2013

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 12:37am
full name / name of organization: 
EDITADA
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Mexican Journal of Operations Research
CALL FOR PAPERS , 12/12/2012
http://www.mjor.org

MJOR is an international scientific electronic journal which publishes papers form all areas related to Operations Research. MJOR is part of the eco-friendly community with the publications by means e-publication mode.

Mexican Journal of Scientific Research 2013

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 12:34am
full name / name of organization: 
EDITADA
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Mexican Journal of Scientific Research
CALL FOR PAPERS , 31/12/2012
http://www.mjsr.org

MJSR is an international scientific electronic journal which publishes papers form all areas related to Scientific Research. MJSR is part of the eco-friendly community with the publications by means e-publication mode.

Approaching War: Europe

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:17pm
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Newcastle University
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APPROACHING WAR:
CHILDHOOD, CULTURE AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1880-1919
An International Leverhulme Trust Project
http://research.ncl.ac.uk/fww-child/

Third International Conference

APPROACHING WAR: EUROPE
Newcastle University, UK, 15-17 March, 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Trudi Tate (Cambridge University)
Michael Paris (University of Central Lancashire)

[UPDATE] Symposium - Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice, 17-18 December 2012

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Canberra

Extended deadline for proposals - 9 November 2012

This Symposium will explore practices of authorship, creativity and cultural innovation, and how they intersect with law. Do law and policy effectively protect and meet the changing needs of authors and other creative practitioners? How does law itself frame authorship and cultural practice? How has this changed over time, and what lessons are there for the future?

Criterion Forum: Haunted Subjects

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:20pm
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Brigham Young University
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For its 2013 issue, Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism anticipates reserving space for up to four essays which explore issues, objects, or persons which, though originating from the repressed past, continue to make themselves "forcibly felt in the present." To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jayne Elizabeth Lewis, Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has provided the following prompt titled "Haunted Subjects." Authors should not attempt to address all of the issues raised by Dr. Lewis; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts.

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