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Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Corey M. Hamilton / University of Central Oklahoma Language Society
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LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA

Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 17, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

The First International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI 2013)

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
SDIWC Conferences
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The First International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2013)
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 4-6, 2013
sdiwc@sdiwc.net
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/Malaysia4/

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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia From March 4-6, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

Reconstruction 12.2 and upcoming issues

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction 12.2 "Playing for Keeps: Games and Resistance"

Editors' Introduction: Games and/as Resistance, by Marc Ouellette and Jason Thompson

Articles
Playing a New Game: Game Play as Play, by Beth Beggs
Level up—A Case for Female Gamers, by Kuljit Brar

Destroying Yesterday's World of Tomorrow: Playing in the Wasteland of Fallout 3, by Rowan Derrick

Gender Issues, Fighting Games, and Progress: An Analysis of a Genderless Character in Tekken 6, by Leland Fecher

Mass Effect's Joker, the Supercrip, and the Normate Body, by Amanda Joyal

Ga(y)mer Theory: Queer Modding as Resistance, by Evan W. Lauteria

A COGNITIVE METAPHOR APPROACH IN ANALYSING SYLVIA PLATH'S 'LADY LAZARUS'

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 8:39am
full name / name of organization: 
AMITA SANGHVI, SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY, OMAN
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In the present paper, I will examine the metaphors in Sylvia Plath's poem 'Lady Lazarus'. My attempt is to analyse the poems applying the Cognitive Metaphor theory as expounded by Lakoff and Turner in 'More Than Cool Reason' (1989) and by Semino in 'Language and World Creation in Poems and other Texts' (1997). I hope to reveal the potential schema-refreshing quality of the novel metaphors that enrich Plath's poems.
I hope to show how schema approach and metaphor analyses can give a fresh perspective to the reading of Plath's poetry.

European Fandom and Fan Studies, 10 November 2012

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Anne Kustritz, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
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European Fandom and Fan Studies, 10 November 2012
One Day Symposium, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
and University of Amsterdam Department of Media Studies
Call for Papers

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Georgia Institute of Technology

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA – March 28-30, 2013
Appel à communication / Call for papers
Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s) / Trace(s), fragment(s), remains

Invité d'honneur :
PASCAL QUIGNARD, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française 2000, prix Goncourt 2002

CFP: Captivity Narratives

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

CFP: CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES
Abstract/Proposals by 16 November 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference Celebrating "Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Albuquerque, NM February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

ASECS 2013: "Dryden's Dramatic Works" (April 4-7, Cleveland, OH)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 1:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Geremy Carnes, University of Michigan
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2013 marks the 350th anniversary of the theatrical debut of one of English drama's most important writers: John Dryden. While changes in taste, morals, and politics led to the neglect of Dryden's dramatic works in subsequent centuries, his plays were among the most popular and influential on the Restoration and early eighteenth-century stage. This session seeks papers that explore any aspect of Dryden's theatrical works, particularly as it relates to the development of dramatic genres, aesthetics, or theater history, in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries or beyond.

Please submit paper proposals to geremyc@umich.edu by September 15.

NeMLA 2013 - Theorizing Tension in Television Drama

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Roderick Cooke, Columbia University
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Recent years have seen the rise of TV dramas (Mad Men, Luck) that downplay tension in favour of atmosphere and characterization: yet tense dramas like True Blood and 24 have also thrived. What can theoretical readings reveal about these diverse series? Papers on all current and recent televised drama series welcomed. Possible approaches include, but are not limited to, psychoanalytic, chronotopic, formalist and ecocritical.

300-word abstracts (include name, affiliation and email) to Rod Cooke, rpc2108@columbia.edu.

"States of Suspension" - DEADLINE EXTENDED (Sept. 1)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 9:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Departments of English and Art History, University of Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE

"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"

University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
November 15 – 16, 2012

GUEST SPEAKERS:

MOLLY MCGARRY, Associate Professor of History (University of California at Riverside), author of 'Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America' (2008)

ELINA GERTSMAN, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art (Case Western Reserve University), author of 'The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance' (2010)

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 statesofsuspension@gmail.com

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