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Call for Essays: Circulations of Religion and Medicine in North American Culture [Abstracts due July 15, 2012]

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:04am
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Ashley Reed and Kelly Bezio

As twenty-first-century critics we are inclined to think of medicine and religion as oppositional disciplines with incompatible approaches to the world. The "secularization thesis," promulgated in the work of Max Weber and other early-twentieth-century sociologists, has positioned scientific objectivity as replacing religious superstition, with medicine "switching sides" from a spiritual discourse controlled by ministers and shamans to a scientific one produced by doctors and researchers. But this relatively new thesis elides how, as anthropologist Linda L.

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle; Deadline: August 1, 2012

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:53am
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Daniel Bivona (Arizona State University), Helena Gurfinkel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle

Co-Editors: Dan Bivona, Arizona State University, and Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

500-word abstracts and 1-paragraph bios to dbivona@asu.edu and hgurfin@siue.edu by August 1st, 2012.

Lex-ICON Conference http://lex-icon21.blogspot.fr , Mulhouse-Basel, June 7-10th, 2012

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:43am
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Jennifer K Dick / Université de Haute-Alsace
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Lex-ICON :
Traiter l'image comme un texte/
Traiter le texte comme une image
Lex-ICON : Treating image as text & text as image

Colloque international
Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse
7-10 juin 2012

Co-organisé par Jennifer K Dick (UHA/ILLE), Océane Delleaux
(UHA/CREM/Edith), Éric Suchère (École Supérieure d'Art et Design de SaintÉtienne),
Didier Girard (UHA/ILLE), Jean-Robert Gerard (UHA/ILLE)
et Fréderique Toudoire-Surlapierre (UHA/ILLE)

Assistantes d'organisation : Claire McKeown, Anne Raimondo et Caroline Adam

Boyish Reading and Writing

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan A. Allan, NeMLA

Call for Papers

Boyish Reading and Writing

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Boyish Reading and Writing

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her paper 'How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys,' noted, 'the gay movement has never been quick to attend to issues of effeminate boys.' Indeed, Sedgwick's paper and Carol Mavor's *Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barries, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott* (2007) serve as the impetus, at least in part, for this seminar.

The Works. Of the (Im)Possible: Speaking, Thinking and Writing the (Im)Possible, Graduate Conference, LMU Munich, 8-10 Nov 2012

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 7:45am
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Languagetalks 2012, LMU Munich

Languagetalks 2012: Graduate Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 8-10 November 2012

Languagetalks is an interdisciplinary conference series, organized at regular intervals by members of the structured Ph.D. programs ProLit (Promotionsstudiengang Literaturwissenschaft) and LIPP (Linguistisches internationales Promotionsprogramm), both affiliated with LMU Munich's Faculty for Language and Literary Studies.

Alles Mögliche. Sprechen, Denken und Schreiben des (Un)Möglichen / The Works. Of the (Im)Possible: Speaking, Thinking and Writing the (Im)Possible

SNDP 2012 : WI-IAT 2012 on Social Networks and Data Processing

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 5:40am
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WI-IAT2012 / Macau University

CALL FOR PAPERS - SNDP 2012
International Workshop on Social Networks and Data Processing (SNDP) in conjunction with The 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence/Intelligent Agent Technology (WI/IAT2012) will be held in Macau, China on 04 Dec 2012.

Website: http://e-research.csm.vu.edu.au/files/SNDP2012/
Important Date:
Paper Submission Deadline June 25 2012
Notification of Acceptance August 1 2012
Camera-ready/Copyright August 31 2012
Registration TBA 2012
Workshop Day December 4 2012

Selected papers will be invited to SCI-indexed Journals.

Journal: The Shakespeare Institute Review. Issue 1: Death and Mortality in Shakespeare. Deadline 20/05/2012

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:49am
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The Shakespeare Institute Review
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The Shakespeare Institute Review is a new online academic journal, which is funded by the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law. It is run by four research students at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

Students at this institution, and on other postgraduate Shakespeare programmes, are invited and encouraged to contribute short papers for publication. Each issue of the journal will be themed.

We thought it exhilaratingly inappropriate, and so irresistible, to signal the birth of this journal with an issue looking at death.

1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries: Sport

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 1:53am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that".
(Bill Shankly, Football Manager)

[UPDATE] Call for Articles: Composition Webtexts (Peer-reviewed)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:56pm
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Writing Commons

Writing Commons, a peer-reviewed, online resource for writers, invites submissions for publication. Writing Commons is an open-education resource for undergraduate students. While we welcome all submissions, we currently have a special call for first-year composition webtexts, especially for articles on these topics:

"Introduction to New Media Writing"

"Fan Fiction"

"Identifying an Argument"

"Writing in Narrative Style"

Various Articles on Historiography

Re-visiting the "Nation" in Contemporary Narratives by American Women of Color (March 21-24, 2013 )

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:40pm
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, Massachusetts
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This panel seeks papers that address the political-economic engagement of the U.S. with different parts of the world that has re-nuanced definitions of Americanness/nationhood/ national belongings in narratives by American women of color from the Caribbean Islands, Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East. The panel encourages comparativist approaches that read together two or more texts to chime on the possibilities of understanding the notion of the nation as a relational concept.

Please send 500 word abstract to dmgomaa@uwm.
Deadline: September 30, 2011

The Caribbean Stage: From Traditional Theater to Modern Performance

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 8:15pm
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The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series, The College of the Bahamas November 23rd - 24th 2012

In the fall of 2012, the Critical Caribbean Symposium will be organized around the theme: The Caribbean Stage: From Traditional Theater to Modern Performance. This symposium will attempt to map the trajectory of theater in the Caribbean and the ways in which contemporary Caribbean playwrights and theater practitioners strive to articulate a theatrical culture that might undo and/or surpass the limitations of their predecessors.

Paul et Virginie

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 7:41pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association Convention; NeMLA 2013
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Paul et Virginie

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

"Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations:" September 22, 2012

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 5:35pm
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MTSU English Graduate Student Organization
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The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 5th MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Revisions, Retellings, and Adaptations."

Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:
•Children's Literature
•American Literature
•British Literature
•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies
•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

[UPDATE] CFP "Travel in Medieval Literature," SAMLA, Nov. 9-11, 2012, Durham, NC

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 3:22pm
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Dr. Carola Mattord, Kennesaw State University
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Travel is an important activity in the Middle Ages, and, therefore, plays a large role in the literature of the period. Pilgrimages, merchant trade, ecclesial and diplomatic missions, etc. are but a few cultural and political activities that involve travel and are described in the many genres of medieval literature. This panel seeks to discuss the various artistic ways travel is described in medieval literature and how we can come to understand, what we can learn and appreciate about the nature and importance of travel in medieval culture. Papers on travel found in any literary genre of this period are most welcome. Please send via email a 300-word proposal by July 11 to Dr.

NeMLA: Eighteenth-Century Secularisms, March 21-24, 2013

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 2:20pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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What secularism means and does, and which conceptions of secularism should be revisited, are questions that have become part of a larger interdisciplinary conversation in which this panel seeks to participate. Its questions include: what are the secularisms of the past? What negotiations with religion take place in eighteenth century texts? Under what conditions can a state, a mode of thought, a work, or a genre be called secular? This panel seeks abstracts for papers dealing with definitions of secularism in various eighteenth-century literary contexts. In particular, papers that discuss the relationship between secularism and Enlightenment, secularism and religious identity, or secularism and religious tolerance, are especially desired.

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