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Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium 8-9th November

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 9:52am
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Society for Medieval Archaeology/Cardiff University

The first call for papers is now open for the Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium, to be held at Cardiff University, 8-9th November 2012. The event aims to provide a platform for postgraduates and early career professionals to present and discuss their current research.

Papers from across the medieval period (5th-16th centuries AD) and from all geographical areas are welcomed. Papers from subjects other than archaeology, but which have a broader medieval significance, will also be considered. Abstracts for posters are also encouraged.

REGISTRATION OPEN: 'Viewer, I married him': Reading (Re)Productions and (En)Visioning the Impact of the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:14am
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University of Hull

Registration is now open for the Reading Reproductions Conference on Friday 29th June 2012 at the University of Hull. Delegates from all fields are welcome to the event, which aims to acknowledge and assess the continuing importance of period drama in contemporary culture across the world.
Dr. Sarah Cardwell from the University of Kent will give the keynote address, 'From adaptations to period dramas: genre, style and critical evaluation', and Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of Research for the AHRC, will lead a postgraduate training session focussed on career development and adapting to an academic career. A range of post-graduate and academic speakers will be presenting at the event, which is supported by BAVS.

Call for Papers for 13th Thinkers & Writers Forum during 29th Skoch Summit, 8th-9th June 2012 Mumbai

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:05am
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Skoch Development Foundation
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We are organising the 29th Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of "Refuelling Growth" on 8th-9th June 2012 at Hyatt Regency, Near Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai. The key content of the summit is as follows:

Plenary Dialogue

Growth a Prerequisite for Inclusive Growth: If India had continued to grow at 3.5%, we would have been the poorest country in the world. It is the surpluses generated due to the high growth rates achieved through reforms of the nineties that have funded inclusive growth efforts like Bharat Nirman schemes etc. While some of the gains of this growth have been diluted through leaking public delivery systems, the India growth story itself seems to be slowing down.

Early Modern Constructions of Europe (France) (5/20/12; ICLA, 7/18/13-7/24/13)

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 4:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Gerd Bayer

Seminar Title: "Early Modern Constructions of Europe"
Seminar Organisers: Florian Kläger (Münster, Germany) and Gerd Bayer (Erlangen, Germany)

Proposals are invited for an accepted group section (up to 15 speakers) to meet at the ICLA conference in Paris, France, July 18-24, 2013. Further information about the conference is available at:

Call for Papers - IJORCS - Volume 2, Issue 3

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:46am
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International Journal of Research in Computer Science

Call For Papers

International Journal of Research in Computer Science
eISSN: 2249 – 8265
ISSN: 2249 – 8257

Deadline: 1st June 2012

Notification: 15th June 2012

Revision: 25th June 2012

Publication: 5th July 2012

It is our immense pleasure to invite you to submit manuscripts of your original paper for publication in International Journal of Research in Computer Sciences. IJORCS is a blind peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results. IJORCS promotes research work among young students and teachers and motivate them to carry out actual research work and publish their manuscripts.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary, Sacred Space & Theology of Place (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012; Extended Dea

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:56pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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"Whatever is true for space and time, this much is true for place: we are immersed in it and could not do without it. To be at all – to exist in any way – is to be somewhere, and to be somewhere is to be in some kind of place. Place is as requisite as the air we breathe, the ground on which we stand, the bodies we have." Edward Casey

[UPDATE] Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline May 15, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:53pm
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Ymitri Mathison
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According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Asian Americans comprised of 18.5 million and 6% of the population. Constituted of several ethnicities and races, they are frequently lumped under one monolithic umbrella with their individual ethnicities reduced to catch-all terms of "Asian" or "Chinese" or "Indian." Yet, in spite of the many stereotypes attached to them, Asian American children and adolescents are constructing unique identities within the intersections of several communities and making their presence felt within American public spaces.

(SAMLA 2012) Authorial identity and racial depiction (SSSL session)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 6:35pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session for Society for the Study of Southern Literature

Society for the Study of Southern Literature
2012 South Atlantic Modern Language Association
November 9-11, 2012, Research Triangle, NC
Call for Papers
Deadline: June 1, 2012

MAPACA: Travel & Tourism Panels; Pittsburgh, PA, 11/01/12-11/03/12 (Submissions Due 6/15/12)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 3:21pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- writing travel
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives

To submit a proposal, please send a 200-word abstract and a brief bio by June 15, 2012. Undergraduates and independent scholars are welcome; panels of 3 or 4 presenters, single papers, roundtables, or alternative formats are encouraged.

*Please note: Presenters may only present 1 paper; please do not submit multiple papers to multiple areas of MAPACA*

Scandinavian Literature - PAMLA 2012 (Deadline: April 22)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 2:42pm
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Erla Maria Marteinsdottir, University of California, Riverside

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2012 conference will take place October 19-21 at Seattle University, Washington. This special session invites papers in the field of Scandinavian Literature, Culture, and Languages.

Panel CFP on "The American West in Interactive Media"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 9:51am
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Western Literature Association

The relationship between the American West and the Western film genre is a well-documented area of scholarly inquiry, but work in game studies provides a new frontier for scholars to explore issues of the American West and the Western Genre. In keeping with the conference's theme "Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment, this panel will explore the various intersection occurring between game studies, the American West, and the Western genre. We are accepting presentation abstracts of 250 words for consideration. Possible subtopics include but are not limited to:

3rd International Akşit Göktürk Conference: Humour in Literature

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 7:47am
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Istanbul University, English Language and Literature Department
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Humour is widely regarded as the tendency to provoke laughter and provide enjoyment, yet when we are amused, laugh or smile at something we regard to be funny, the context of the object in question is often not funny at all, but rather sad and to be pitied. Although humour may be often associated with 'mere comedy' and thus, with a lower form of literature, it is striking to note the great number of great works of literature that indeed use humour. Throughout the ages, humour has always remained a popular approach of many authors who desire to provoke a reaction in their readers or audiences.