Detroit is at once an apocalyptic city and a Renaissance city. Over the past ten years, Detroit has suffered immensely, especially during the economic downturn and the virtual demise of the auto industry. Its apocalyptic landscape of abandoned buildings, its negative image due to high crime rates, a recently impeached corrupt Mayor, Kwame Kilpartick, and the loss of close to 300,000 people in the last census have made it the symbol of a city with a hopeless future. However, there is hope as the so called Renaissance city of the 1970s may now be experiencing a true Renaissance.
"Les miroirs feraient bien de réfléchir avant de renvoyer les images"
The Law Society invites papers from academics for a conference on the relationship between academic research and policy development and law reform.
LJ Jackson's review of civil costs and the ensuing legislative process to enact his recommendations highlights the importance of, and necessity for, academics and their research in the development of policy and law reform. The requirement in the 2014 REF exercise to demonstrate the impact of research provides a strong impetus for the relationship between research and law reform and policy to be explored and invigorated.
This conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to do that by bringing together academics, parliamentarians, civil servants, judges and other users of research.
This panel will explore masculinity, womanhood and the family in African American Literature, while these topics can be treated separately, they may also be treated together, providing a view of the family within African American texts.
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Proposals due July 1st 2012 (1000-1500 words)
Final Submission due March 1st, 2013 (5,000-8,500 words)
Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.
The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.
The Body Electric
March 3, 2012
The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fifth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "The Body Electric."
Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth, 14th June 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, University of Swansea
In recent years the study of trauma has become central to contemporary conceptualisations of personal and collective narratives of pain and loss. Often identified as a 'modern' phenomenon, a product of industrialisation and modernisation, trauma emerged as a distinct pathology alongside the rise of a middle-class readership, and accounts of physical and psychological wounds abound in Victorian fiction. In turn, Victorian tropes of trauma have been appropriated by the neo-Victorian novel, often in ways which offer a self-conscious or critical engagement with past representations.
"Fredome all solace to man giffis, He levys at es that frely levys!"*:
Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges
Friday 28th September 2012, The University of Nottingham
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in Innovative Studies: International Journal (ISIJ) Volume 2, Issue 2.
The Innovative Studies: An International Journal is an independent, peer-reviewed journal devoted to sharing ideas and discussing on science and technology innovations. It publishes scholarly and practitioner-oriented papers, books, case studies, review essays, and book reviews related to innovation, creativity, change management, case studies, technology strategy and planning etc.
CSC Journals anticipate and invite papers on any of the following topics:
Artificial immune systems (AIS) is a diverse and maturing area of research that bridges the disciplines of immunology and engineering. The scope of AIS ranges from modelling and simulation of the immune system through to immune-inspired algorithms and engineering solutions. In recent years, algorithms inspired by theoretical immunology have been applied to a wide variety of domains, including computer security, fault tolerance, data-mining and optimisation. Increasingly, theoretical insight into aspects of artificial and real immune systems has been sought through mathematical and computational modelling and analysis.
All of us are natural storytellers. Whether fictional, non-fictional, biographical, or autobiographical, the narratives we weave throughout our lives relate us to each other, to our collective histories, and to our notions of personal identity. Yet the methods and structures of storytelling are as varied and unique as the individual storytellers themselves. Who is behind the text, or within the text, and how do we come to understand the motivations and objectives of storytelling?
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Ergonomics (IJEG) Volume 2, Issue 2.
The University of South Dakota's 2012 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change. The conference will be held on the USD campus in Vermillion, S.D., on October 18 and 19, 2012.
Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on conflicts reflecting the ways in which individuals negotiate gender and agency across space and time. Conflicts may be personal, social, military, generational, familial, postcolonial, economic, psychological, or ethical; they may be the result of cultural, ethnic, racial, and religious expectations, rigidity of sex roles, war, inequality, colonization, or other factors.