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FROM REVERENCE TO DESTRUCTION: AN ECO-CRITICAL APPROACH TO AMITAV GHOSH'S 'THE HUNGRY TIDE'

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 6:20am
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B.KOGILAVANI , SREE SAKTHI ENGINEERING COLLEGE
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Nature and literature goes hand in hand. The world of literature throngs with works dealing with beauty and power of nature. However, the concern for ecology and the threat that the continuous misuse of our environment poses on humanity has only recently caught the attention of the writers. This sense of concern has given rise to a new branch of literary theory, namely Eco-criticism. The word eco-criticism first appeared in William Ruekert's essay "Literature and Ecology: An Experiment in Ecocriticism" in 1978. Yet it remained inactive in critical vocabulary. Literary criticism examines the relations between writers, texts and the world. The world is synonymous with society. Ecocriticism expands the idea of the world to include the entire ecosphere.

The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2013

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 3:43am
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IAFOR
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The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, to be held from June 6-9 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

CONFERENCE THEME: "Sustainability, Society and the Environment: Searching for Synergies"

The conference theme is "Towards a Sustainable World Together" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, including the following streams:

The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2013

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 3:40am
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IAFOR
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Special Theme: "Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance"

The conference theme is "Sustaining the Future" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to the Social Sciences, including the following streams:

The Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship 2013

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 3:39am
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IAFOR
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Special Theme: "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation"

The 2013 conference theme is "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation" in literature, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this unifying subject from a variety of perspectives.

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. For more details about submitting an abstract, please scroll down the page.

Submissions will be organized into the following streams:

Literature

The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2013

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 3:36am
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IAFOR
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Special Theme: "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities"

The conference offers the suggestion of an optional themes to concentrate the mind; "Connectedness, Identity and Alienation in the Arts and Humanities", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this themes from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. For more details about submitting an abstract, please scroll down the page.

Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

Arts

CFP- Mapping Effaced Identities. Sept 15 deadline

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 7:47pm
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University of Utah Department of Languages and Literature
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The twentieth issue of Utah Foreign Language Review seeks to examine the various modes of expression that arise as identities are fragmented and negated through dialectics of power.  From marginalization to dissociation, division by ethnicity, religion or social class, gender or sexuality, how are identities effaced and excluded from mainstream cultures? Through music and poetry, visual arts and literature, what subversive identities show their faces in modern cultural production? How does cultural hegemony subsume these faces in a collective façade, and what alternative 'mappings' are possible?
 

Writing and Artwork for the Minetta Review's Fall 2012 Issue (November 1, 2012)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 6:36pm
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The Minetta Review
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The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University: Washington Square. Established in 1974, it is the university's oldest literary publication. Print editions are made available free of charge to the student body and to bookshops in Greenwich Village. Recent selections are also viewable on the Minetta WordPress, and the Spring 2012 edition is now accessible free-of-charge through the Issuu service.

http://issuu.com/minetta/docs/minettaspring2012?mode=window&backgroundCo...

After Colonial Governmentality: Cultural Memory and (Post)Colonial Community.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:37pm
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Michael R. Griffiths
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Comparative work in postcolonial studies often turns on the mode by which subaltern peoples were governed in the high colonial past. Framed in this way, ground for comparison has tended to concern the way the colonized suffered governmental classification, subjection, and regulation by the colonial state. David Scott's seminal essay on this topic, grounded in colonial Ceylon, opened the way to much investigation. Similarly, Ann Laura Stoler's work has incisively examined the relation between apparatuses of colonial governmentality in the former Dutch East Indies and French Indochina.

After Colonial Governmentality: Cultural Memory and (Post)Colonial Community.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:35pm
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Michael R. Griffiths
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Comparative work in postcolonial studies often turns on the mode by which subaltern peoples were governed in the high colonial past. Framed in this way, ground for comparison has tended to concern the way the colonized suffered governmental classification, subjection, and regulation by the colonial state. David Scott's seminal essay on this topic, grounded in colonial Ceylon, opened the way to much investigation. Similarly, Ann Laura Stoler's work has incisively examined the relation between apparatuses of colonial governmentality in the former Dutch East Indies and French Indochina.

Competition (Journal Issue); 10/05/12

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 1:36pm
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NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online
Issue 2.2 Special Theme: Competition

Deadline for Submissions: 5 October 2012
This July, the world will see Olympic athletes perform at their limits for personal and national glory. But, London restaurants will also compete for customers. Journalists from around the globe will vie for the best story. Fans, too, form an important part of Olympic competition, even if they are thousands of miles away from the physical action. Fans may not compete on the track, but fans do compete against the fans of opposing teams. Why do we feel compelled to compete, to watch competitions, and to pick sides?

"Borders, Boundaries, and Barriers" in the Writings of Langston Hughes in the Americas, Europe, and Asia (April 10-13, 2013)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 1:04pm
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The Langston Hughes Society (College Language Association Convention in Lexington, KY)
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The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have influenced 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 (3-5 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at sharon.jones@wright.edu by September 5, 2012.

CFP Directory of World Cinema: Philippines

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 6:58am
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Paul Douglas Grant / University of San Carlos Cebu
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CFP Directory of World Cinema: Philippines

Editor: Paul Douglas Grant

The history of cinema in the Philippines is as much about the history of film exhibition as it is about production. From the early Spanish influence, to the dominance of American films, through the various Golden Ages of Philippine cinema and the dark period of martial law, national cinema becomes a kind of allegory of the complex hybrid history and culture of this immense archipelago. The Directory of World Cinema: Philippines—a contribution to the Intellect series "Directory of World Cinema"—seeks to give a broad yet detailed account of this rich cinematic tradition, which remains largely unknown outside of the Philippines or by non-specialists.

VariAbilit(ies) - The History of Disability

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:09am
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Chris Mounsey, University of WInchester

CALL FOR PAPERS

Paul Kelleher and Chris Mounsey, are running a small but wide ranging academic conference on the History of Disability (all periods). Variabilit(ies) will run at Emory University between the 4th and 7th July 2013.

We wonder whether you have paper that you would like to give at this small wide ranging conference that follows the format of Chris's successful Queer People Conferences.

You can find the call on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/VariAbilities)

and follow us on Twitter
(https://twitter.com/VaribConf).

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/12; 2/13-16/2013)

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 4:21pm
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Science Fiction and Fantasy, Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Join us for the 34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 13-16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction in print, film, or other media.

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

The right to know: examining 15 years of the Freedom of Information Act in Ireland on February 11, 2013

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 3:59pm
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Tom Felle / University of Limerick
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Proposals are invited for relevant presentations on issues including:

• Original research on the operation and/or impact of the Freedom of Information Act in Ireland
• Original research into policing and FOI in comparable jurisdictions
• Comparative political or legal analyses of FOI, open government and 'sunshine' legislation
• Transparency and openness in government
• The impact of FOI and open government legislation on politics, public policy and public affairs
• Theoretical papers dealing with open government and/or 'sunshine' laws;
• FOI as a civil and human right
• Media, journalism and FOI
• Historical perspectives on "cagey and secretive" (Farrell, 1993) Ireland in context

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