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IEEE CloudCom DaMiC 2012 - submission deadline extended

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:22pm
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The 2012 International Workshop on Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud
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Call For Papers
### Submission deadline extended to Aug 20, 2012 ###

DaMiC 2012 - The International Workshop on Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud
http://damic.reading.ac.uk
In conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2012
Taipei, Taiwan, December 3-6, 2012

Workshop Description
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Papers describing original research on both theoretical and practical aspects of Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud are solicited. For further information refer to http://damic.reading.ac.uk.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:23pm
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Corey M. Hamilton / The 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 17, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 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:

African American Experience & the Poetry of Michael S. Harper

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:19pm
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2013 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
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Seminar session at the 2013 NeMLA Convention examining poetry by Michael S. Harper. Welcomes explorations of Harper's poetry and engagements with African American experience, jazz, history, family, Black writers, and more. Seeking discussion of Harper as teacher, mentor, and scholar. Considering poet's imprint on African American letters & poetics. Interested in Harper as New England poet, Harper and the visual arts, Harper and James Wright, the geographic imaginary & Harper's verse, among other possibilities. Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement or CV to: Michael Antonucci, (mantonucci@keene.edu).

CFP: Kalamazoo '13, "The Trans-Reformational Imitatio Christi"

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 12:20pm
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Barbara Zimbalist, University of California, Davis
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This special session highlights Thomas van Kempen/ à Kempis' "Imitatio Christi," one of the most popular devotional texts in late medieval and early modern Europe. The text and its afterlives provide multiple points of entry to central discourses of medieval and early modern studies: devotional reading habits, the history of the vernacular, manuscript and print history, translation practices, Reformation history, and questions of periodization. The recent (2011) publication of Maximilian von Habsburg's "Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425-1650," offers new approaches to this seminal text, and suggests exciting new avenues for future work on the "Imitatio Christi" and its textual legacies.

"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:42am
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Greg Londe and Caroline Zoe Krzakowski, New York University

The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.

The Female Painter in Women's Fiction, 1880-1930

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Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:17am
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Dr. Elizabeth McCormick

This panel seeks to explore fictional representations of female painters over a 50-year period (1880-1930). While art history presents us with an epic catalogue of women geniuses over these decades, ranging from Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keefe, less frequently do we see their counterparts in era literature. When one emerges, palette in hand, she is far more likely to be indulging a hobby or working a trade (a la Chopin's Edna Pontillier or Hardy's Sue Bridehead, respectively).

[UPDATE] ZOO 2013: Medieval Chronicles and Their Scribes, Manuscripts, and Early Editions

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:49pm
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Dominique Hoche

Books Have Their Histories: Medieval Chronicles and Their Scribes, Manuscripts, and Early Editions – In Memory of Lister M. Matheson

International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan: May 9-12, 2013.

Deadline: September 15, 2012

For information, contact dominique.hoche@westliberty.edu or dominique.hoche@gmail.com

First Annual FANS Conference

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Conference
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013. We are privileged to have Helen McCarthy as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

UPDATE: "Hawthorne, Pleasure, Enjoyment and Leisure in the 19th-Century"

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 3:00pm
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Michael Martin, University of Charleston
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For the 2013 Interdisciplinary Studies in the 19th-Century Conference and its stated theme of "Leisure! Fun! Enjoyment!," I am proposing a Hawthorne panel that explores the way that pleasure, enjoyment, entertainment and leisure function in his works. The conference seeks original scholarship that considers "how enjoyment is experienced, what function it serves, how it can be legislated or monitored, if it can be exhausted, repeated, repelled, and whether individual enjoyment differs from enjoyment shared." Art objects, masques, and public performances all arouse pleasure in Hawthorne's audiences in his writings.

Literature: Ecocriticism & The Environment, Feb.13-16, 2013

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 1:07pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Literature: Ecocriticism & Environment

For presentation at the 34th Annual Conference:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Cultural Association
Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context

February 13 - 16, 2013 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

For detailed information please go to: http://www.swtxpca.org including information about monetary awards for best graduated school papers in a variety of areas.

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature: Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

"William Blackstone: Intersections between Law and Culture" (4-7 April 2013)

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 12:43pm
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Andrew Bricker, Stanford University
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"William Blackstone: Intersections between Law and Culture"
Andrew Benjamin Bricker, Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall, Dept. of English, Stanford U., Stanford, CA 94305; E-mail: abricker@stanford.edu

Call for Papers
44th American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting
Cleveland, OH
April 4-7, 2013

American West in Literature and Film

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 11:53am
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association
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American West in Literature and Film
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

13-16 February 2013
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 16 November 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

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