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CFP: Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference, Cardiff University, 16-18 May 2013

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:32am
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Emma West, Cardiff University
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Alternative Modernisms: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University
16-18 May 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Griselda Pollock (Leeds University)
Professor Ástráður Eysteinsson (University of Iceland)

CALL FOR PAPERS

EMPOWERING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (JANUARY 18 – 19, 2013)

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 5:38am
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PREETI BHATT, NANNY TRIPATHI / MALAVIYA NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, JAIPUR, INDIA

This Conference aims to bring together English language teachers, professionals and scholars to share their research on modern pedagogical approaches which can empower the English language classroom and enable the learner to communicate effectively in English.

Unlearning Shakespeare: A Symposium on Creative Pedagogy and Formal Learning Structures at School and University. 28 June 2012.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 4:22am
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Liam Semler (University of Sydney) and Jane Coles (Oxford Bookes University)

An intensive one-day symposium at the Harcourt Hill Campus of Oxford Brookes University (28 June 2012) to explore how creative teaching and learning fits with (or doesn't fit with) formal learning structures at school and university. The focus of the symposium is on the relationship between institutional structures of thought and practice in learning and the positive turbulence or system stresses caused by injection of or experimentation with innovative approaches. Participants will include academics and teachers as well as anyone with an interest in how creativity functions in respect to institutional learning.

WORKSHOP ON INTERDISCIPLINARY PEDAGOGY IN LITERATURE

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 6:12pm
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2012 SAMLA CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PAPERS
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This workshop on Interdisciplinary Pedagogy in Literature aims at discussing the following:
What are the fundamental elements of interdisciplinary teachings in literature? How do we
incorporate various texts from different disciplines into a single interdisciplinary teaching in
literature? How can we bring students' research in dialogue with the research on other
disciplines, sometimes with social sciences and natural sciences? Papers are welcome that
explore the methods of interdisciplinary teaching pedagogy. By June 30, 2012, please submit
abstracts of 300 words to Yubraj Aryal, Purdue University, at yaryal@purdue.edu.

Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities dealing with Pride and Humility (due November 1, 2012)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:23pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association

This issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities draws upon the widest variety of insights from the humanities to addresses the difficult and even paradoxical questions around pride and humility. Topics related to this theme include, but are not limited to: hubris, victory disease, group think, narcissism, esteem, genuine pride, narcissistic pride, identity pride, vulnerability, anatta, egolessness, openness, epoché, bracketing, indeterminacy, and cognitive conflict.
For more information contact and/or to submit manuscripts for publication consideration, contact Shawn Tucker at pridehumilityih at gmail dot com.

C PRACSIS International Conference on Cinema Cultures in South India

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 2:54pm
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The Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia [C PRACSIS /si:praksiz/]
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South-­‐Indian cinema, from its inception, has exhibited unique yet subtle moves in
technology, production, distribution, consumption, spectatorship, aesthetics, and
representation. In a span of more than hundred years, South-­‐Indian cinema has
exceptionally formulated its own niche within the larger contours of World cinema and the
Indian film industry and has evolved as a significant cultural expression which deserves
meticulous critical attention. Any contemporary approach to South-­‐Indian cinema includes
the enormous systems of stardom, fan-­‐dom, image-­‐nation, spectacle-­‐spectator, economy of
film production, technology, cultural politics of film production and viewership.

[UPDATE] Edited Collection of Essays on the Intersection of Children's Literature and the Horror Genre (Abstracts due May 31)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 1:36pm
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Jessica McCort (Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA)
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In many of the world's most popular and well-known children's tales, terrifying characters that belong better in a horror flick often rear their ugly heads. From the child-devouring Baba Yaga in "Hansel and Gretel" to the biting, snatching Jabberwock in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass to R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series, horror elements are everywhere in the child's literary world. The knee-jerk reaction to such elements in children's books is a simple one: frightening things scare children into being good. But in the best children's literature in which these elements appear, new and old, the world becomes a Wonderland of terror and their inclusion borders on playful.

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