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"Politics of Literary Storytelling" panel, abstract due 10/31/11

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 2:19pm
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“Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative” conference, May 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

This is a call for papers for a panel on "Politics of Literary Storytelling" for the conference on "Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative" that will take place in May 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic. Our panel will explore storytelling across genres of Postmodern fiction, involving plays, short stories, and novels, seeking to answer some of the following questions: Do stories of individual experience have a better capacity to effect social change when they are related through multiple or fragmented narrators? The Postmodern exercise seems to focus on this type of storytelling, but does it actually have any political potential, and if so, how?

[UPDATE] CFP: Marxism and New Media Conference, Duke University

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:30am
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Duke University Graduate Program in Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS: MARXISM AND NEW MEDIA
http://literature.duke.edu/conference2012 (note new URL)
DUKE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM IN LITERATURE (DURHAM, NC)
JANUARY 20 & 21, 2012
KEYNOTES: ALEX GALLOWAY (NYU) and RICARDO DOMINGUEZ (UCSD)
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: OCTOBER 30, 2011
CONTACT: marxismandnewmedia@gmail.com

LIES 2012: "Of what is past, or passing, Or to come": Travelling in time and space in literature in English

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:54am
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Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
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The lines quoted in the title of the conference from W.B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium," which are recalled by one of the characters in Marina Warner's novel In a Dark Wood, bring to light the theme of this year's Literature in English Symposium: Travelling in space and time.
The idea of a journey is inherently connected with changing places and movement, but, through reading, we can traverse space and time, continents and cultures, whilst remaining static.

ORALITY AND LITERACY (London C19 Studies Seminar), Saturday 17 March 2012 (Deadline: Friday 2 December 2011)

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:41am
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London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar

The theme for the London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar in the Spring term 2012 will be Orality and Literacy, marking the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of Walter Ong's influential book. Over three days in January, February, and March, speakers will explore a range of issues relating to the interactions between voice and text in the Anglo-American long nineteenth century: philology and acoustic nostalgia, melody and poetic form, laughter, and more.

We are soliciting 20-minute papers on the Seminar theme to form a panel discussion on the extended final day of the Seminar programme, Saturday 17 March 2012.

Please send 300-word proposals to the convenors, James Emmott (Birkbeck) and Tom F. Wright (UEA)

8th eLearning and Software for Education Conference

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 3:04am
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eLearning and Software for Education
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The 8th eLearning and Software for Education Conference - eLSE 2012 is organized by the Romanian Advanced Distributed Learning Association and will be held in Bucharest, in April 26th - 27th 2012.

The purpose of the annual international scientific conference on "eLearning and software for education" is to enable the academia, research entities and corporate to boost the potential of the technology enhanced learning environments, by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, research outcomes, business case and technical achievements.

The central theme of this forthcoming event focuses on "Leveraging technology for learning".

Interdisciplinary Studies: "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"- Due December 1, 2011

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 11:04pm
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SWTX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies

SWTX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference celebrating

"Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

February 8 - 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

http://www.swtxpca.org

Conference Location:
Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Proposal submission location: http://conference2012.swtxpca.org

CFP: The End of the World as We Know It? Religious Scholarship on Apocalyptic Themes - Weekend of March 23rd 2012

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 10:03pm
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Boston University School of Theology Doctoral Student Association
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The Boston University School of Theology Doctoral Student Association invites submissions to a graduate student conference titled "The End of the World as We Know It? Religious Scholarship on Apocalyptic Themes." The conference will be held the weekend of March 23, 2012 at Boston University. The keynote speaker will be Professor John Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School.

Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 8:50pm
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Velvet Light Trap
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CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

From material to immaterial, the archive serves as an interface between past and future knowledge. In this relationship, the archive is both a method and a space of theory and politics. As the production and exchange of information continue to expand at exponential rates, understanding the role of the archive in the storage, accessibility, and legacy of this information becomes increasingly necessary. Already this call has joined the digital archives of inboxes, servers, and hard drives, underscoring the prevalence of archives in everyday life. The study of the production of knowledge necessitates an interrogation of the contemporary state of the archive.

CFP: "Performances of Citizenship" (Aug 2-5, 2012; SUBMISSIONS DUE Oct 29, 2011)

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 8:04pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Call for Papers
"Performances of Citizenship"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2012 Conference
August 2-5, 2012; Washington D.C.

I am looking for panelists to fill out a session for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2012. The panel, which will be sponsored by the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of nationalism and citizenship. How do people enact belonging to (or separation from) a nation through performances of citizenship? Possible performances may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Queer Interventions and Intersections

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 7:20pm
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Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine
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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
Deadline for the submission of papers: January 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."

Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Congress - CFP Deadline February 1, 2012

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 2:43pm
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Pacific Rim Energy and Sustainability Congress (PRESCO 2012)

The 2012 Pacific Rim Energy & Sustainability Congress invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, doctoral students, and representatives from industry, as well as think tanks, non-profit / non-governmental organization professionals to submit research abstracts and research papers.

As the fields of energy and sustainability cross over into multiple disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.

PRESCO 2012 TRACKS

From Akira to Žižek:Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 9:36am
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Studies in Comics journal

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory.

The importance and continued relevance of poststructuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.

elizabeth taylor 1912-1975: a Centenary Conference

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 6:58am
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Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the writing of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor.These should be about 250 words and sent in the form of an e-mail attachment to arrive by December 8 2011. The conference will be held at Anglia Ruskin's Cambridge campus. Participants include John Brannigan, Erica Brown, Alice Ferrebe, Maud Ellmann, Faith Pullin, N. H. Reeve. The plenary speaker is Nicola Beauman. Papers will be of 20 minutes duration.

The convenor is happy to talk informally to or correspond with anyone who may be considering submitting a proposal. Please include your postal address and daytime telephone number. Ph. D students are also asked to give the title of their dissertation and the name and e-mail address of their supervisor.

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