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The Culture of Digital Education: Innovation in Art, Design, Science and Technology Practices - Abstract deadline Nov. 1, 2012

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 8:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Leonardo Electronic Almanac
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In an era of fast technological growth and transforming art forms
there is an increasing need for educational flexibility by academic
institutions. It is essential to keep in mind that the profile of
higher education in the 21st century is going to be very different to
what it used to be.

What is our role in this changing environment and how do we proceed?

Deliberations on the prevalent trends and the future of education
indicate that "innovation" combined with breakthrough partnerships are
considered keys to the future.

"Christianity in the Public Square: The Literatures of Politics, Protest and Social Justice." Nov. 2-3, 2012, King's College,

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 2:35pm
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Northeast Regional Meeting of Conference on Christianity & Literature
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Call for Papers: In this period of presidential campaigning and partisan politics, when religion often becomes quite divisive in public rhetoric, how do we understand our Christian vocation and the faith we share? Its role in the public sphere has been hotly debated for years in America, especially given how one interprets the "separation of Church and State" that we have traditionally been taught and maintained. Add to this mix the recent phenomena of the TEA Party and Occupy Movements and a tradition of social and political activism, in person and online (Change.Org, Credo, etc.), that is creating a place for itself in public life and discourse.

The Rural Believer in the Eighteenth Century (ASECS, Cleveland, OH 2013)

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 2:34pm
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Dr. Joy A. J. Howard / English Department / Saint Joseph's University
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"The Rural Believer in the Eighteenth Century" (Sponsored by the Society of Early Americanists) for the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio April 4-7, 2013

CFP: Reading James (March 1, 2013)

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:49pm
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Henry James Review
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Who reads James? When? Where? How? Why? What did James want from his readers? How did he read his own writings and those of others? New work on the history, sociology, culture, psychology, even the biology of reading has made these questions fresh. This special issue of the Henry James Review invites contributions on all aspects of Jamesian reading.

CFP: Leon Edel Prize (November 1, 2012)

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:45pm
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Henry James Review
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The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style) to:

Susan M. Griffin, Editor
The Henry James Review
Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Second Call for Submissions to Genres in Transit: Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Cinemas

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:14pm
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Silvia Dibeltulo

Genre filmmaking has been and continues to be a defining feature of cinema worldwide. Film critics and historians have produced a wealth of scholarly work on classical Hollywood and World Cinema genres. Recently, scholars have addressed issues of contemporary genre filmmaking; such research has tended to avoid a comparative approach to Hollywood and national cinemas, treating them largely as distinct systems of production. However, the increasingly globalized and transnational nature of contemporary filmmaking has opened up a space for the development of new approaches to and discourses surrounding film genre theory.

Plymouth State University Medieval and Renaissance Forum, April 19 & 20. 2013

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 10:26am
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Plymouth State University
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34th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 19-20, 2013
Call for Papers and Sessions
"Travel, Contact, Exchange"
Keynote speaker: David Simon, Art History, Colby College
We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how travel, contact, and
exchange functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms.
● How, when, where, and why did cultural exchange happen?
● What are the roles of storytelling or souvenirs in experiences of pilgrimage or Crusade?
● What is exchanged, lost, or left behind in moments of contact?

Wes Anderson and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 7:18am
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Pete Kunze
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The selection of Moonrise Kingdom (Anderson, 2012) as the opening film of this year's Cannes Film Festival attests to Wes Anderson's world-wide visibility and increasing relevance. His films, recognizable for their offbeat characters, eclectic soundtracks, and deadpan humor, have steadily built a loyal fan base since the success release of his second film, Rushmore (Anderson, 1998). Through two short films and seven feature films, Anderson continues to cultivate a distinctive style that demonstrates the influence of European cinema, New American cinema, literature, classical music, and modern art, among others.

[UPDATE] Philip Roth Society Panel for the JAHLit Symposium, Miami, Florida, November 11-13

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 5:42am
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Philip Roth Society
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The Philip Roth Society will sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Symposium, held in South Beach, Florida on November 11-13, 2012. We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of Philip Roth's work. Proposals/abstracts for 15-20 minute papers, not exceeding 250 words, should include "JAHLit Proposal" in the subject heading and be emailed to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com. Please include institutional affiliation and full contact details.

The deadline for abstract submissions is August 1.

Haiti: from Pre-Columbian to Independence [Update]

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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 12:12am
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2012 PAMLA
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Pre-Columbian Haiti - PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21 - 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Independence. Papers are invited to explore the neglected past of Haiti before the arrival of the Europeans and the proclamation of the Independence. The deadline for abstracts (300 words maximum) is August 1, 2012. Please submit proposals to maxadrien1@gmail.com.

Piety, Ritual, and Heresy; The Varieties of Medieval Religious Experience

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Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 10:50am
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Illinois Medieval Association

Illinois Medieval Association Annual Meeting

Piety, Ritual, and Heresy; The Varieties of Medieval Religious Experience
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Saturday, February 16, 2013
12 - 5 Friday; 9 - 5 Saturday

The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Call for Papers deadline: October 15, 2012.

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, co-sponsored by Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, will take place at the Newberry in Chicago.

We invite papers from across the disciplines; we will give preference to submissions related to the conference theme, but abstracts on any aspect of medieval studies are welcome.

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