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[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2012

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 11:28am
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The International Academic Forum (iafor)
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.

The MediAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.

Traversals of affect/ Traversées d'affect - March 21-23rd, 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 11:26am
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Emory University, French Department and Comparative Literature Department

If one is to speak, following the work of Jean-François Lyotard, of the power of the work of art, it is to be located in the gesture that it enacts. The gesture does not belong to the objective properties of the work such that they might be adequately articulated, but rather stands as the "absolutely emotive power of the work," that which "affects sensibility beyond what it can sense." Without being immediately thinkable, the gesture would give rise to thought, demanding it, precisely as thought would be caught unprepared. That is to say that the work of art always involves a certain performance, no less in case of the plastic arts than in others, not as a simple representation, but as through the demand exerted by the unpresentable.

{Update} College Language Association Convention (April 10-13, 2013)

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 10:17am
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The Langston Hughes Society
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The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have indfluenced literary texts by other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia. Papers comparing and/or contrasting the writings of Langston Hughes with the writings of other authors in the Americas,
Europe, and/or Asia are also welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2013. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (305 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at shajones@claflin.edu by September 8, 2012.

International Conference on Marketing - 2013

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 9:03am
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Leap Business Management

The ICOM 2013 offers you a valuable opportunity to share the knowledge and networking with colleagues from different countries who are sharing the same goals whilst exploring beautiful Sri Lanka. Scientists and experts who are in Marketing Management, invited to participate in this International Conference on Marketing - Challenging Environment 2013.

Variation within and across Jewish Languages (26-28 June 2013) - Deadline for abstract submission is 30 November 2012

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 8:10am
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Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)
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This conference, organized from 26 till 28 June 2013 at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), aims to bring together scholars who work on linguistic aspects of Jewish languages with the focus on domains such as linguistic structure, language variation, language change (dialectology and diachrony), bilingualism and comparison of written and spoken uses. The conference will also stimulate research in to date enriched areas in the domain of Jewish language studies; for example, language acquisition and development (in communities of native speakers), learning of Jewish languages as second language, language loss, etc.

TAEECE2013 [May 9-11, 2013]

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Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 6:46am
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SDIWC
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The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2013)
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
May 9-11, 2013
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/taeece2013/

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The conference will be held at Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey from May 9-11, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. All the papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and in SDIWC digital library.

Real & Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean -- Grad conf.; Feb. 8-9, 2013

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 10:18pm
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MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES ORG.; UIUC

Call for Papers

Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU) and Prof. Abdulkader Sinno (Indiana University Bloomington)

Submission Deadline: October 28, 2012

On behalf of the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, we are pleased to announce the organization of the graduate student conference "Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean." This conference will be held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign over a period of two days: Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2013.

International Symposium of Hispanic Literature and Writers' Round Tables

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 4:24pm
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California State University Dominguez Hills
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California State University Dominguez Hills and
INSTITUTO LITERARIO Y CULTURAL HISPÁNICO

CALL FOR PAPERS
To be presented at the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature

California State University Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce that on March 6th, 7th and 8th it will host the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature in conjunction with Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico. At this symposium we will honor the work of the prestigious Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, who will also deliver the Keynote address. Join us to celebrate International Women's Day! We are asking for your cooperation by submitting a proposal to be presented at the symposium.

Affect and Identity in Early Modern Performance, NeMLA 2013: Sep 30 deadline

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:40pm
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), March 21-24, 2013
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CFP: Affect and Identity in Early Modern Performance

This panel seeks to explore the potential performative and affective power of early modern drama on group identities. The theater, as locus of communal and social performativity, is a fruitful site to investigate the shaping force of affective response on collective identities and their historical narratives. How does the drama model and orchestrate response, reaction, and construction of identity categories based on age, race, class, gender, religion, nationalism, bodies, or other criteria? Please submit 250-word abstracts to rhizme@gmail.com.

Alexander McCall Smith's Humane Worlds: Finding Room for Delight in the Canon; March 21-24, 2013

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:00pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 44th Annual Convention, Boston
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This panel seeks to explore and critique Alexander McCall Smith's fiction, while implicitly or explicitly commenting on the academy's willingness to accept popular and escapist literature. There is much to enjoy and consider in his writing, but as yet, he is primarily treated as 'merely' a writer of popular fiction. This panel invites papers that will seriously consider his work, the pleasures of reading, and the relationship of each to the academy. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Nicole Willey at nwilley@kent.edu.

International Performing Arts Summit on DIRECTING June 20-21, 2013

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:39pm
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DiPA Research Network with Acadia University, Dalhousie Theatre and Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts

An Invitation to an International Performing Arts Summit ON DIRECTING

Presented by the DiPA Research Network

In collaboration with Acadia University
Dalhousie Theatre and Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts

June 20-21, 2013
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
Toronto, Canada

This International SUMMIT will explore DIRECTING as a uniquely interdisciplinary art form. We invite proposals from artists and researchers for papers, practical presentations and conversations. Our focus is on DIRECTING across the disciplines, from theatre to film/TV to dance to musical drama to new media. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Modernist Intuitions (NEMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 2:06pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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*NEW DEADLINE 9/30*

This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at mcwhortere@merrimack.edu by September 30, 2012.

[UPDATE] WSQ: Engage! Call for Papers

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 1:39pm
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Women's Studies Quarterly
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Call for Papers

WSQ Special Issue: Engage!

Guest Editors: David A. Gerstner & Cynthia Chris

"I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." — Oscar Wilde

"There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do not think it's asking to much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect."

— Nikki Giovanni

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