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The City in Literature after 9/11 (NEMLA 3/21/13-3/24/13; deadline 9/30/12)

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 4:05pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Michel de Certeau begins his chapter "Walking in the City" with an evocative fragment: "Seeing Manhattan from the 110th floor of the World Trade Center." Though that unified perspective has vanished, it remains essential to the imagined cartography of New York. Over the past decade, writers have composed poems, stories, plays, and novels in an effort to address the trauma of September 11, 2001. Only more recently, however, have scholars attempted to assess what it means to talk about a genre of "post-9/11 literature."

Young Churchill: Makings of Greatness (1874-1906) September 1-2,Switzerland

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 3:55pm
British Residents Association of Switzerland

The symposium views the young Churchill and how his early life shaped his future. Possible topics for discussion might include but are not limited to:

A. Relations with his parents. His father wrote to a family member telling her that he believed his son lacked "cleverness, knowledge and any capacity for settled work. He has a great talent for show-off, exaggeration and make-believe." His mother used his letters as scrap paper and once wrote a list of dinner guests on the back.

The Young Churchill:Makings of Greatness (1874-1906)

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 3:10pm
British Residents Association of Switzerland

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Patrick Bishop, war historian on military strategy
Minnie Churchill, granddaughter–in-law on paintings
Lord Dobbs, politician and author on politics

The symposium views the young Churchill and how his early life shaped his future. Possible topics for discussion might include but are not limited to:

A. Relations with his parents. His father wrote to a family member telling her that he believed his son lacked "cleverness, knowledge and any capacity for settled work. He has a great talent for show-off, exaggeration and make-believe." His mother used his letters as scrap paper and once wrote a list of dinner guests on the back.

Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 2:13pm
Philip Roth Society

Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research
Sponsored by the Philip Roth Society

The Siegel/McDaniel Award recognizes high-quality work from graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's writing in the past year (ending June 1).

We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers and we welcome submissions from members and non-members alike.

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of a 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com.

The deadline is September 1.

Four Corners Conference on Ethnicity and Globalization, Oct. 26 and 27. Abstracts due 7/27.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:47pm
Four Corners Conference on Globalization

The organizing committee is proud and excited to invite you to the fourth annual Four Corners Conference on Globalization, with the theme this year being "Culture and Ethnicity". On October 26 and 27, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado, will convene this fourth regional conference which is designed to permit multiple disciplines to share perspectives on themes involving globalization.

Tertiary Level Education: Theory, Classroom Teaching and Creativity

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:53am
Al-Jouf University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tertiary Level Education: Theory, Classroom Teaching and Creativity

Deadline:15July,2012

I cordially invite your research papers for the forthcoming book entitled as Tertiary Level Education: Theory, Classroom Teaching and Creativity. Scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from scholars/faculty/researchers/writers from all over the world for this volume.

Proposed Publisher:

The volume will be published with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) by a renowned publisher from New Delhi, India.

Writing Exile and Engendering Subjectivity in Modern French and Francophone Literature - SAMLA - November 9-11, 2012

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:04am
Rosie Courville, South Atlantic Modern Language Association

In her 2004 novel Biographie de la faim, Amélie Nothomb describes her experience of exile as the child of a Belgian diplomat: "Jamais était le pays que j'habitais. C'était un pays sans retour. Je ne l'aimais pas…Les habitants de jamais n'ont pas d'espoir. La langue qu'ils parlent est la nostalgie. Leur monnaie est le temps qui passe: ils sont incapables d'en mettre de côté et leur vie se dilapide en direction d'un gouffre qui s'appelle la mort et qui est la capitale de leur pays" (67-68). In modern French literature of the periphery, many authors have detailed the complicated experience of developing subjectivity in the face of catastrophic exile like that of Nothomb.

Call for Research Papers on English Literature,Language,Literary Theory

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 10:39am
Interactions Forum Pune India (New Academia Journal)

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
INTERACTIONS FORUM'S
NEW ACADEMIA - (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT)
AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY
Vol.1 Issue 3: July 2012

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
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
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
2012 SAMLA CONFERENCE CALLS FOR PAPERS

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.

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