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K'Zoo 2013 Roundtable: "Productive Anachronism?: the Promise and Peril of Historical Analogy in the Study of Medieval Culture

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:54pm
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Jonathan Newman, Dartmouth College/ Anna Wilson, University of Toronto

In the twentieth century, a rift developed between communities of historians who approached the past by physically recreating circumstances and practices and the more institutionally sanctioned world of (largely textual) scholarship. As a result, historical analogy has become associated with amateurism, an over-enthusiastic application of free association, and a tendency to distort the past it meant to recover. But to discard historical analogy—to posit the alterity of the past as absolute—is to lose a valuable tool, and moreover to efface the inevitability of accessing the past through comparisons with our own experience.

Call For Papers [Edited Book]:African traditional and oral literature as pedagogical tools in

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:53am
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Co-editors: Lewis Asimeng-Boahene, PhD lab45@psu.edu Associate Professor of Social Studies Education and Mary Napoli, Associate Professor of Reading and Children’s Literature Penn State Harrisburg

Proposals are currently being sought for a critical volume titled African traditional oral literature as pedagogical tools in Content Area Classrooms: K – 12
We are seeking chapter contributions to complete the edited collection, which is already secured for publication
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Peace and Nuclear-Non Proliferation February 15-17, 2013 Guilford College

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:21am
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Professor for Peace

Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

This is an interdisciplinary, international mini-conference that addresses the theory and practice of peace in the world today from the disciplines of the humanities and sciences. Goals of the conference include initiating dialogues on peace that will shape future social policies and cultural conversations, exchanging research and pedagogy, and creating positive social change in our communities. Limited conference enrollment.

Papers should address any the topic in one of the panels below. Questions listed below the panel are starting points but papers may address broader issues within the panel title and theme.

Generative & Algorithmic Art, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Submission Deadline September 15, 2012

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 9:57am
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Leonardo Electronic Almanac
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This special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac seeks to investigate the long history of generative and algorithmic art, from historical predecessors, to contemporary computational artworks. We invite proposals for articles examining generative and algorithmic art practices from the ancient world to the present day, and artists' projects and pictorial essays engaging with these procedures and structures.

[Update] Charting the Tradition: Irish Women's Fiction, 1880-1930; 2012 SAMLA Convention, Nov. 9-11; Deadline: July 13, 2012

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:35pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This special session seeks papers that focus on any aspect of Irish women's fiction from approximately 1880-1930. Irish women's writing from nineteenth and early twentieth centuries remains underresearched, though several volumes, including Ann Owens Weekes's Irish Women Writers: An Uncharted Tradition, have sought to remedy this lack. This session aims to encourage such continued exploration.

Please send proposals in Word format as attachments of 250-300 words to Dr. Audrey D. Johnson, johnsonaudreyd@gmail.com, by July 13, 2012.

[UPDATED] CFP New Wave Iranian Cinema, 31st July

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:28pm
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Persian Film Festival and Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics

Iranian New Wave Cinema – Call for papers

The Persian International Film Festival (Australia) and The Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics are proud to announce a call out for articles for a special edition of The Journal for the Sydney Society for Literature and Aesthetics on Iranian New Wave Cinema.
Guest editors are Dr. Omid Tofighian and festival co-director Sanaz Fotouhi.

Deadline for abstracts is 31st of July, 2012.

Call for Chapter Proposals: Reimagining School Reform and Innovation

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 2:06pm
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Sense Publishers

Matthew Lynch and Sense Publishers are proud to issue a Call for Chapter Proposals for a forthcoming edited book entitled Reimagining School Reform and Innovation. For consideration, submit a 500-word proposal by September 1st, 2012 to Dr. Matthew Lynch at reimaginingschoolreform@gmail.com. Chapters of approximately 10,000 words will be due by December 15th, 2012.

Conceptual Framework and Approach

Victorian Prosody/Deadline 2 July 2012

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:39pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association/Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012
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Recent scholarship on Victorian prosody embraces the notion that formal aesthetics informs and is informed by historical and cultural contingencies. The rich array of poetic forms in the Victorian period opens up important discussions about how lyrical measures weigh and measure a culture. While any formal decision a poet makes is an act of indebtedness to a previous construction, that decision also marks a poet's place in a particular economy that includes considerations of gender, class, private partnerships, sexuality, race, and religion, among others. This panel calls for papers on Victorian prosody that can use the tropes of the conference theme, "debt," to shed light on our understanding of poetics in an age of the novel.

Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of 'The Child' (27th March 2013)

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:00pm
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Jen Baker / University of Bristol
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Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of 'The Child'

Wednesday 27 March 2013
University of Bristol, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities

Confirmed plenary speaker: Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)

Second plenary to be confirmed.

Shakespeare and Japan

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 11:47am
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De Montfort University, Leicester
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Shakespeare and Japan: A One-Day Conference
Tuesday 26 February, 2013
De Montfort University, Leicester
Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies

This one-day event offers scholars the opportunity to contribute to the international journal, Shakespeare's special issue on 'Shakespeare and Japan', edited by Dominic Shellard.

Papers are invited on all aspects of Shakespeare and Japan, ranging from performances, film adaptations, translations and accounts of the plays' critical reception in Japan.

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