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Call for Chapter Proposals: Reimagining School Reform and Innovation

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 2:06pm
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
Midwest Modern Language Association/Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012

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
Jen Baker / University of Bristol

 

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
De Montfort University, Leicester

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.

[UPDATE] The Asian Conference on Education 2012

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:21am
The International Academic Forum

The Asian Conference on Education is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. Since its inception in 2009, ACE has welcomed over one thousand academics and practitioners to its annual Osaka event. The 2012 conference will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.

CFP - On Liberties: Victorian Liberals and their Legacies (3rd-5th July 2013)

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:50am
Gladstone's Library, Hawarden, UK

What did it mean to be liberal, or even 'a' liberal in the Victorian period? Lord Rosebery said he called himself a liberal because he wanted to be associated with 'the best men in the best work'; but this rather Arnoldian ideal of 'the liberal' wasn't even shared by Arnold himself, who qualified his own position by calling himself a liberal, but a liberal 'tempered by experience, reflection and renouncement.' The nineteenth-century may have seen the publication of one of political liberalism's ur-texts in John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, and the founding of the modern Liberal party, but the Victorian idea of the 'liberal' was always wider, more conflicted, more capacious, more difficult.

[UPDATE] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 6:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?

[UPDATE] International Conference ICT for Language Learning

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 5:08am
Pixel

International Conference ICT for Language Learning
The 5th edition of the "ICT for Language Learning" Conference will take place in Florence, (Italy), on 15 – 16 November 2012.
The objective of the ICT for Language Learning conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching. The ICT for Language Learning conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current language learning projects and innovative initiatives.

'You're Nicked!' The Sweeney and Crime Drama in British Film and Television

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:02am
School of Film and Television Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich

The UEA School of Film and Television Studies presents:

'You're Nicked!' The Sweeney and Crime Drama in British Film and Television

Friday 21st September 2012

This one-day symposium celebrates a classic British television crime drama just as the new film adaptation arrives in British cinemas. The Sweeney (2012), directed by British enfant terrible auteur Nick Love, and starring Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (Plan B), demonstrates the enduring nostalgia and cultural appeal of the series, almost four decades after its debut.

Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 - Book Collection

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 10:20pm
Doris Lessing Society

Call for Papers for a Book Collection marking the 50th Anniversary of Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook"

Co-editors: Alice Ridout (alice.ridout@algomau.ca); Roberta Rubenstein (rubenst@American.edu); Sandra Singer (ssinger@uoguelph.ca)

500 word proposals for contributions to a book collection exploring Doris Lessing's "The Golden Notebook" at 50 are invited for submission by August 15, 2012 to be accompanied by a brief bio.

First drafts of accepted chapters due by December 1, 2012.

Re-Encountering the Encounter - February 28-March 2 2013

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 4:38pm
Society of Early Americanists - 8th Biennial Conference, Savannah Georgia

Miranda famously declares at the conclusion of The Tempest that she now exists in a "Brave new world." This oft-quoted line is frequently misremembered as referring to the enchanted island itself, when in fact she only utters it upon first encountering all of the Europeans who've been shipwrecked on the island. As Prospero makes clear to his daughter, in actuality Miranda's new world is an old world. This scene in Shakespeare's most colonial of plays subverts our expectations of what "encounter" means in a New World context. In this panel we will look at narratives that upend the standard representations of encounter in the early modern age of exploration, that convert new world into old, and old into new.

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