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Call for Papers: Urban Apocalypse, Urban Renaissance: Landscapes in Science Fiction and Fantasy, June 28th-July 1st, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:16pm
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Science Fiction Research Association Abstracts due by April 23rd, 2012

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.

Reflections / Refractions Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:34am
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University of Kansas Department of French and Italian
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"Les miroirs feraient bien de réfléchir avant de renvoyer les images"
Jean Cocteau

"Shaping Policy, Changing Law" - Research Conference, The Law Society, London, Friday October 12, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:23am
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The Law Society

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.

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:15am
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Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Editor: Fausto Cercignani

Call for Submissions: Edited Collection on Celebrity in Canada

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

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 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:28am
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University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization
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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."

Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:23am
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Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth.
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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.

"Freedom, Come All Ye…" Conference for Scottish Studies

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:42am
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SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE D’ETUDES ECOSSAISES and the ASSOCIATION FOR SCOTTISH LITERARY STUDIES and THE UNIVERSITY OF A CORUÑA (SPAIN)
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"Fredome all solace to man giffis, He levys at es that frely levys!"*:

CWWA-FWSA conference: Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:11am
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The Feminist and Women's Studies Association/The Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012, The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

CFP - Innovative Studies: International Journal (ISIJ)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:50am
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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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:

Case Studies

Change Management

Creativity

The 11th International Conference on Artificial Immune Systems

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:33am
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ICARIS 2012, August 28th - 31st, 2012, Taormina, Italy
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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.

Hunter Graduate Student Conference: "Storytellers: Crafting, Testifying, Fibbing" May 11-12, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 4:34am
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Graduate English Club of Hunter College
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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?

CFP - International Journal of Ergonomics (IJEG)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 1:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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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.

Gender and Conflict, Oct. 18-19, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:50am
full name / name of organization: 
University of South Dakota

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.

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