In 2012, a year-long programme of events in Lancaster and the surrounding area will mark the 400th anniversary of the trial and execution of the first group of Lancashire Witches. A second trial occurred in 1634 and although pardoned, the accused were re-imprisoned in Lancaster Castle. The case of the Lancashire Witches and their supposed crimes interwove fact and fiction, local hostilities and more exotic ideas of witches' sabbats that were usually associated with continental witchcraft. They became a cause célèbre, like the witches of Trier and Fulda (Germany), Torsåker (Sweden) and Salem (North America).
This panel seeks submissions on the idea of the moving image, broadly considered. Papers might investigate the different ways in which the moving image has come to define 20th century culture through film, literature, visual art, and other media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
The aesthetics of hand-drawn cel animation
Movement of images in 3-D space (eg, the re-proliferation of 3-D film)
The cinematic novel
Viral internet media
Special consideration will be given to nontraditional objects of study.
Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Kate Sullivan, Rice University, Katherine.A.Sullivan@rice.edu.
1st Global Conference
Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative
Sunday 13th May – Tuesday 15th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
The International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education will take place in Florence, Italy, on 8 -9 March 2012.
The New Perspective in Science Education conference has the aim to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for Science Education.
The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference provides excellent opportunities for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science education field.
The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference focuses on the following topics:
- Science Teaching Methods
- New Technologies for Science Teaching
- Science Education Resources and Activities
The second edition of the International Conference "The Future of Education" will take place in Florence on 7 - 8 June 2012.
The aim of the Future of Education Conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of innovative education and training strategies, methodologies and solutions.
The Future of Education conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects and innovative initiatives in the field of education.
The Future of Education conference focuses on the following topics:
- Innovative Teaching and Learning Methodologies
- Education and New Technologies
- Media Literacy Education
Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods (MJLTM) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published seasonally, focusing on theories, methods, and materials in language teaching, study and research. It provides a high profile, leading edge forum for academics, professionals, consultants, educators, practitioners and students in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on language teaching and research.
MJLTM invites original, previously unpublished, research and survey articles, plus research-in-progress reports and short research notes, on both practical and theoretical aspects of language teaching, learning, and research.
9th Global Conference
War and Peace
Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers:
The opening decade of the 21st century has seen war assume a number of new forms – new at least in relation to the 20th century. So, for instance, the West's war in Afghanistan is already longer than WW2, and shows no sign of coming to an end; the nature of those engaged in war has widened to include a variety of non-state agents; and war itself has come to include as arguably justifiable tactics and strategies previously either excluded or at least not recognised as legitimate. In short, the distinction between war and peace is becoming increasingly unclear.
CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which
includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular
Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 8-11, 2012 in
Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).
Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Recent decades have seen an acceleration of innovative interdisciplinary research bridging the fields of cognitive science, literary theory, and narratology. This panel invites papers that undertake a cognitive reading of literary texts. What is the relationship between narrative and cognition? What can we observe about the structure of stories when looked at from the perspective of the theory of mind? Please send a 200-300 word abstract to Barry Spence, University of Massachusetts Amherst, (email@example.com). Paper proposals are due: 30 Sept. 2011
CFP: Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 3/15-8/12)
Animals frequently appear as symbols or allegories in medieval literature. This panel, however, seeks to recover the original animality that is lost when we dismiss the animals as transparent allegories. We might know what the animals mean for the narrative, but why does the story use animals—and why these particular animals—in order to convey such meanings? Papers can potentially combine animal studies, close-reading, and historicism to examine the portrayals of animals as animals in medieval literature. Papers could consider such wide-ranging topics as:
The micro-narratives of animals in the midst of larger medieval tales (such as the weasels in the Volsungsaga or beasts of battle in heroic poetry).
Call for Papers: Children's and Adolescent Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on children's and adolescent literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org
June 15-16, 2012
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Prof. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
George Washington University,
Washington, DC, USA
Dr. Peter Hutchings
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
"Although he was already repellent enough, there arose
from the fungous skin-growth with which he was almost
covered a very sickening stench which was hard to
tolerate... with the use of the [daily] bath the unpleasant
odour... ceased to be noticeable"
- Sir Frederick Treves
This special session seeks papers that will explore "Power of Fables / Folktales". Abstracts from Graduate students are also encouraged. Proposals (150 words or less) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 15, 2011.
New York University's Modern Working Group solicits papers for its upcoming 2011-12 "Poetry and Philosophy" speaker series.
The Modern Working Group is a forum for the presentation and discussion of scholarship by both junior and senior researchers working primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. A typical session features two presentations of 20-25 minutes, followed by audience questions and discussion, as well as wine and cheese. Longer presentations by a single speaker will also be considered, as well as shorter papers submitted as part of a panel discussion. All sessions are open to the public and encourage the attendance of faculty and graduate students, regardless of specialty.