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The Slumdog Phenomenon: A Critical Anthology - Call for Paper Abstracts (June 15 deadline)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ajay Gehlawat/ Sonoma State University
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Winner of numerous awards and the epicenter of multiple controversies, Danny Boyle's 2008 film, Slumdog Millionaire, has fueled numerous debates regarding its depictions of India and the slum, its references to Bollywood, its global circulation and success, and its reception by critics and audiences alike. This edited collection proposes to compile a selection of essays addressing the multiple aspects of Slumdog Millionaire, including but not limited to the following themes:
1. Slumdog's aesthetics and its representations of poverty
2. The use of allegory in Slumdog
3. Slumdog's connections to Bollywood
4. Slumdog's stars and child actors
5. The global success of Slumdog

Visual Rhetoric in the Art and Design College 4Cs 2010 (St Louis)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Susanna Kelly Engbers/Kendal College of Art and Design
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Visual Rhetoric in the Art and Design College

Taking "gateway" as its key metaphor, the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication invites us to consider the ways in which various modes of communication are "becoming new rhetorical and informational gateways." Visual communication is one such mode that most composition instructors in 2012 are dealing with in some fashion, but for those of us who teach rhetoric and writing at art and design colleges, this process is particularly complex.

2011 SAMLA Session (abstracts by May 31): Avant-Garde Modernity: Revolutions in Poetry and Art from Romanticism to Postmodernism

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 1:35pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association special session, Nov 4-6 in Atlanta
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This session will explore the theory and historiography of avant-garde artistic practices in literature and the visual arts. Papers tracing various lines of avant-garde lineage and intersections of poetics and art-making practices outside of the traditional delineations of the historical avant-garde are welcome, as well as papers that redefine the avant-garde as such, argue for the possibility or impossibility of a contemporary "avant-garde," examine the relationship of Modernity and/or Modernism with avant-gardism, or theorize the implications of the historical avant-garde for contemporary literary and artistic practice, criticism, and scholarship.

Call for submissions for an edited volume "Sex and the Nation State: An Interdisciplinary Perspective"

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Robert Lopez, PhD
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Call for papers for an edited volume "Sex and the Nation State: An Interdisciplinary Perspective"

Deadline for abstract submissions: June 30, 2011
Deadline for final papers: September 30, 2011

We are creating an edited volume of essays focusing on the intersection of gender and national security. All disciplines are welcome to submit. Preference will be given to essays that specifically address the topic as it relates to current issues of gender and sexuality in today's climate of national security.

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 9:24am
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University of Central Oklahoma
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LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2011
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 26, 2011
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 10, 2011

150 WORD ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

'Mortality and Imagination: the Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance' September 2012, Stellenbosch

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:57am
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Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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The 21st Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 30 August to 2 September 2012.

The theme of the conference is 'Mortality and Imagination: The Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance'. In an effort to facilitate a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation, we encourage scholars working in any discipline to submit abstracts addressing this theme. A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of the Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (accredited for South African research subsidy purposes).

'Magic is Might 2012', An International Conference Exploring the Cultural Influences of the Harry Potter Books, July 23-24, 2012

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Gráinne O'Brien

Hosted by the University of Limerick Department of Sociology with the UL Interaction Design Centre.

University of Limerick, Ireland

The Harry Potter series has become a publishing phenomenon that has captured the imagination of children and adults all over the world. The stories created by J.K. Rowling have inspired extensive multidisciplinary academic discussion, ranging from cultural and literary analyses, sociological and philosophical interpretations, design practices, to recognised medical publications.

The Third Asian Conference on Education 2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:38am
full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
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International Education Conference organized by
IAFOR with the University of London
(Birkbeck), Waseda University, Tokyo and the
Singapore National Institute of Education.
Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in a
Globalized World.

Conference Co-chairs: Professor Sue Jackson
(London University), Professor Michiko Nakano
(Waseda University), Professor Liu Woon Chia (NIE
Singapore)

Featured Speakers: Professor David Aspin (Monash
University, Australia and Professor Judith Chapman
(ACU, Australia and Cambridge University, UK)

CFP: Communication and Conflict (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Communication and Conflict

Thursday 3rd November - Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives.
Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in
hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can also lead to personal frustration
and desired outcomes not being realised.

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