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Academic Writing Theory and Practice in an International Context - 27 April 2012 - deadline 31 January 2012

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 9:14am
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Centre for Academic Writing, Coventry University

In the autumn of 2012, The Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University will launch the first taught postgraduate programme in Academic Writing in the UK and Europe: The MA/PG Diploma in Academic Writing Theory and Practice/The PG Certificate in Academic Writing Development. To mark the launch of this programme, we are organising a one-day conference, with the theme, 'Academic Writing Theory and Practice in an International Context'.

France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:39am
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8th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 25-26 May 2012

France has been a cultural icon for centuries. Its reputation for refinement, sophistication, gastronomy and architecture is appreciated and respected across the world. The very mention of 'France' or 'French' conjures up images of fashion, haute cuisine, literature, philosophy, sport, wine. The names Montaigne, Pascal, Molière, Racine, Napoleon, Rousseau, Voltaire, Flaubert, Balzac, Zola, Camus, Sartre, Mauriac, Derrida, Michel Platini, Thierry Henri, Fabien Pelous, all evoke immediate recognition in their respective areas.

Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6:46am
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Mareike Jenner, Stephanie Jones, Nia Edwards-Behi, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories have recently gained new popularity through a variety of adaptations and re-interpretations in a broad variety of media forms. This edited collection will focus on three ways to access these texts: Fan and audience activity, adaptations throughout history and their political and ideological contextualization, and intertextual influences. We welcome submissions for articles of 200 word abstracts on adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2012

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6:03am
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Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS), University of Glasgow
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Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2012

The first symposium of the MHRNS will be held in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, on Saturday 28 April 2012.

The RSE-funded MHRNS aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The network's website is available at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/mhrns

The symposium addresses two of the network's themes: "Why Historicise?" and "Theory into Practice".

CFP: "Queer Interventions and Intersections" *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 1:21am
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Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Call for Submissions
*Extended Deadline*

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"

Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
*EXTENDED* Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2012

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Uni. Tennessee NEXUS Interdisciplinary Conference. Due 30 Jan 2012

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 12:56am
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University of Tennessee English Department Graduate Students, Knoxville, TN

Thursday, March 8- Saturday, March 10, 2012

Web: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/wip/cfp.php

Plenary Speakers: Adam Banks (University of Kentucky), Barclay Barrios (Florida Atlantic University), and Nancy Paterson (Ontario College of Art and Design)

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference - March 23- 24

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 8:51pm
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Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemporary Turkish Literature and Culture

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:38pm
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Jaspal K. Singh, Mary Lou O'Neil and Şehnaz Şişmanoğlu Şimşek (Northern Michigan Universtiy and Kadir Has University)

Call for Papers (Deadline 1st May, 2012)

Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemporary Turkish Literature and Culture

Re-visioning Concord: a 21st century look at the New England Transcendentalists (MLA Jan 2013 Boston)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:35pm
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Modern Language Association (CCHA Affiliate Organization Panel)
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For this roundtable, we are interested in 10-15 minute focused presentations on new approaches (readings, interpretations, pedagogies)to the New England Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcotts, Fuller, Hawthorne, etc.).

The Community College Humanities Association is an Affiliate member of the Modern Language Association, and this is our guaranteed session. While we encourage community college faculty to send proposals, all proposals are welcome.

The 2013 convention is in Boston from Jan 3-6.

Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2012

CFP: (Re)Articulations of Queer Citizenship at The New School on Feb 28

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:52pm
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Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW)
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For 2 years now, the Global Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement has coordinated the Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW) lecture and discussion series, which highlights the 'coming out' experience, particularly in the Global South. To date, topics have ranged from the role of porn in the formation of sexual identities in Eastern Europe to the negotiations of same-sex relationships in the Middle East as well as the impact of international organizations in combatting homophobia in North and East Africa. CODW has also examined policy areas including immigration, asylum, and the Defense of Marriage Act in the United States and its impact on binational couples.

Moving Children. PAMLA 10/19-21/2012

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:34pm
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Kate C. Watt, UC Riverside
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Whether "transported," imprisoned, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in "service," apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, or otherwise disposed of, poor children have been moved, often against their will, for centuries, in both fiction and non-fiction. Explorations of narrative tropes and tensions, rhetorical and ideological rationalizations, and cultural responses to such narratives are welcome.

PAMLA, Seattle, October 19-21, 2012.

Inquiries welcome. Please include PAMLA in your subject line.

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