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Conference on The Literary Essay, July 2nd-3rd (London)

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Monday, May 23, 2011 - 7:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Karshan
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Conference on the Literary Essay at Queen Mary, University of London, and the London Review Bookshop, July 2-3

This July 2-3, there will be a conference on the essay from
Montaigne to the present, which will be taking place at Queen
Mary and the London Review Bookshop, featuring Adam Phillips, Andrew O'Hagan, Geoff Dyer, Jeremy Treglown, Karl Miller, Hermione Lee, Gillian Beer, Markman Ellis, Peter Howarth, Ophelia Field, Felicity James, Uttara Natarajan, Stefano Evangelista, Adam Piette, Kathryn Murphy, and Sophie Butler.

Tickets and details available at:

Counterfactual History in German Literature: Deadline Sept. 30, 2011

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Monday, May 23, 2011 - 5:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Das Neuschreiben der Vergangenheit: Counterfactual History in German Literature

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

[UPDATE] Call For Paper: IJCNLP2011, ChiangMai, Thailand, 8-13 November 2011, (submission deadline 2 June 2011)

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Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:55am
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The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP2011)
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Call For Paper: IJCNLP2011, ChiangMai, Thailand, 8-13 November 2011, (submission deadline 2 June 2011)

The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP2011)
November 8-13, 2011
Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Special Issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies on African-centered Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy in Africana Studies

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 11:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karanja Keita Carroll
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The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) invites papers for a March 2012 edition on African-centered theory, methodology and pedagogy in Africana Studies. African-centered theorists argue that an African-centered perspective in spoken and written form in the American context emerges during the second-order 19th and 20th century speeches and writings of David Walker, Maria Stewart, Henry Garnet and the like, who were calling for cultural nationalism.

Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not supplanted rather than complemented economic analysis. With the advent of the 2008 global financial crisis, however, economic concerns have again risen to the fore.

WOTIC 2011 : The Fourth Workshop on Information Technologies and Communication[07/07/2011]

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 7:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
National Higher School of Electricity and Mechanics - Casablanca (ENSEM)
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HASSAN 2 University, Casablanca
Sciences skills and information technology and communication (STIC)
National Higher School of Electricity and Mechanics - Casablanca (ENSEM)
Laboratory of Computer Systems and Renewable Energy (LISER)
Systems Architecture Team (EAS)
*********************************************************** *CALL FOR PAPERS ***************************************************************
International Workshop on information technologies and communication
>>> WOTIC 2011 <<<
October 13-15 Casablanca, Morocco
http://www.wotic11-ensem.net/

UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, Oct. 28th: Abstracts due August 1st

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 3:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Showalter

The University of Chicago is proud to announce The UChicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies, the first conference to interrogate the landmark MTV reality television show "Jersey Shore." The conference will take place at the University of Chicago on Friday, October 28th, 2011. Confirmed speakers include Candace Moore (University of Michigan), Alison Hearn (University of Western Ontario), and Brian Moylan (Gawker Media).

[UPDATE] Great Writing - Imperial College, London [6/18/11 - 6/19/11]

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 3:04pm
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Great Writing - International Creative Writing Conference

Great Writing 2011

The UK's 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

**Due to strong demand, larger rooms have now been booked - thus, some additional delegate/audience places are now available, with the wonderful opportunity to take part in the international workshops and other events**

Contact: conference@greatwriting.org.uk - asap

14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011.

CFP-Incorporating Civic Education into the Classroom and Beyond

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 1:23pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)Convention, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY
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This roundtable will explore how scholars can foster students' civic education and build students' engagement with social concerns through various interdisciplinary methods. The aim is to uncover ways scholars can encourage students to become involved in their communities and create empowerment. We welcome discussion about teaching experiences and suggestions. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief biographical statement as Word or PDF attachments to Dorsía Smith Silva at djsmithsilva@yahoo.com with NeMLA in the subject line by September 30, 2011. Please include your A/V requirements.

Call for Papers-The Worlds of V.S. Naipaul Panel

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 1:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY
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This panel seeks papers on V.S. Naipaul's travel writing and/or criticism that extends the examination of Naipaul's literary relationship to writers Charles Kingsley, James Anthony Froude, Anthony Trollope, and Joseph Conrad. Panelists might explore Naipaul and the imperial gaze; new perspectives on his views of colonialism and post-colonialism, migration, diaspora, slavery, and exile. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief biographical statement to Dorsía Smith Silva at djsmithsilva@yahoo.com with NEMLA in the subject line by September 30, 2011. Please include your A/V requirements.

[UPDATE]: Deadline Extended to June 15th- John Dos Passos: Giving Modernity Form (SAMLA, Nov. 4-6 2011)

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 11:54am
full name / name of organization: 
James Travis Rozier / University of Mississippi
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This panel seeks submissions dealing with the works of John Dos Passos in the interests of reviving scholarship on an author who has received scant recent critical attention. In keeping with the theme of the convention, the topic will address ways in which Dos Passos's works represent, respond to or possibly resist the forces of modernity. This panel seeks papers which address the ways Dos Passos's work renders visible the forces of modernity and seeks to resist these forces. Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to, the ways in which Dos Passos' formal experimentation deals with the issues of alienation, flows of capital, new technologies, historical fracture or social loss. Submitters are encouraged to interpret this topic broadly.

KRISIS - Synapsis: European School for Comparative Studies, 4-11 Sept. 2011

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Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 7:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Synapsis, European School for Comparative Studies - Università di Bologna and Università di Siena (Italy)
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Synapsis is a one-week residential Summer School, jointly sponsored by the Universities of Bologna and Siena in cooperation with many European universities and organizations.
Programme includes: 10 lectures (1½ hr each; two lectures each morning from Monday to Friday); 6 seminars of ten to fourteen students (12 hrs each, split in five afternoon and one morning sessions); theatre workshop; film screenings in the evenings. Participants are also given the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired throughout the week to a research paper that may later be selected for publication.

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