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RES Essay Prize - closing date 30/09/2011

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:03am
Oxford University Press

*Submit your work to the RES Essay Prize*
The editors of The Review of English Studies invite contributions to the RES Essay Prize on any topic of English literature or the English language from medieval times to the twentieth century. The winner will receive:
- Publication of the winning essay in The Review of English Studies
- A cash prize of £250
- £250 worth of OUP books
- A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies
*How to enter*
Visit http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/4274/1 for entry guidelines and full details of the competition rules.

New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 3/8/12-3/10/12. Abstracts due 9/15/11

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 3:41am
Nova Myhill/ New College of Florida

Call for Papers

The eighteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference's broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome.

Adating Historical Narratives -- corrected version

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 3:36am
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University

Adapting Historical Narratives
A one-day conference

Organised by the Centre for Adaptations,

De Montfort University, Leicester,

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic,
genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid),
represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to
popular-cultural). Focuses might include heritage cinema; historical
documentaries and docudramas; biopics; retro nostalgia; contemporary history
on screen; new-media developments and convergences in the representation and
remediation of history; and constructions of national histories and
historical nationalisms.

2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative / May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 7:34pm
Mark Finlayson, MIT

First Call for Papers:

International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative
May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Submissions Due: Friday, February 24, 2012

http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/ws12

Workshop Aims
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Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. It is clear
that, to fully understand and explain human intelligence,
beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why
narrative is universal and explain the function it serves.

Call for Articles: Edited Collection: 21st Century British Cinema Proposals by August 21, 2011.

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 2:57pm
Martin Carter and Dr Emmie McFadden Sheffield Hallam University

British cinema has undergone significant transformation between the establishment of the UK Film Council in 2000 and its abolition in 2011. In light of recent changes to British film financing brought about by government spending cuts, it seems a timely moment to reflect on the social, cultural and aesthetic significance of British cinema throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century. During this time, the British film industry stimulated economic investment to create opportunities for a host of film ventures for both emerging and established British talent alike. From the international success of the Harry Potter films to the art-house acclaim of Fish Tank, British cinema has been characterised by consistency and diversity.

Nurturing Reflective Writers--The "A-ha Moments"

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:58pm
Indiana English

Indiana English seeks submissions of focused, first-person narratives that describe and explore specific school-based "a-ha moments" that led to a deeper understanding of the writing process and an increased ability to look at one's own writing thoughtfully and critically.

Topics to focus on include but are not limited to one of the following:
A specific teacher
A specific in-class exercise
A specific writing assignment or project
A specific peer review or revision session
A specific text
A specific one-on-one encounter with a teacher
A specific session in a writing center
Any moment as a student or teacher that helped you become a more-reflective writer

Adapting Historical Narratives

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:05pm
Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester

Adapting Historical Narratives
A one-day conference

Organised by the Centre for Adaptations,

De Montfort University, Leicester,

Tuesday 28 February 2011

Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic, genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid), represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to popular-cultural). Focuses might include heritage cinema; historical documentaries and docudramas; biopics; retro nostalgia; contemporary history on screen; new-media developments and convergences in the representation and remediation of history; and constructions of national histories and historical nationalisms.

The Function of Ecocriticism at the Present Time

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 11:05am
Journal of Ecocriticism

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of
Journal of Ecocriticism

"The Function of Ecocriticism at the Present Time"

Critique, even that which finds little to love in its object, is rarely cynical. Critics are by definition optimists. Even those who enjoy nothing more than shredding a text or a rival strand of thought do so under the sign of hope: for interpretive clarity, for historical accuracy, for alternative perspective, and so on. And in the end, isn't some version of utopia, grand or small, at stake in all critical acts? Why else criticize if not to forward, even backhandedly, a glimpse of the world one wishes to see?



Wasting Nature: Ecocriticism and Photography

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 8:38am
Photography and Culture

CALL FOR PAPERS
WASTING NATURE: ECOCRITICISM AND PHOTOGRAPHY

JOURNAL
Photography and Culture

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS
September 1st, 2011

Henry Fox Talbot famously described photography as the "pencil of nature." Although this metaphor refers to photography's special relationship to the real, to the indexicality that makes it suited for naturalist representation, Talbot's evocative phrase also raises important questions about photography's relationship to nature. Indeed, nature remains an abiding passion among contemporary practitioners as it was among early photographers. Beyond naturalism and nature appreciation, however, how has photography approached nature?

Children's Media

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 11:08pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities

The spring 2012 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on children's media. We will be looking for scholarly articles and nonfiction essays that explore works produced for children or works that focus predominantly on children: video games, picture books, fantasy works, hip-hop music/poetry, illustrated works, anime, film, and children's poetry, to name a few. These various media are relevant to children and have become an important part of twenty-first century scholarly study. We ask that all essays be interdisciplinary in nature and that they do not exceed 6,000 words. Please send inquiries and submissions to either Dr. Wynn Yarbrough at wynnyarbrough@hotmail.com or to Dr.

Problems of Education in the 21st Century. Twelfth Call for Papers

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 1:31pm
SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE "SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA'

SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE
"SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA"
The Associated Member of Lithuanian Scientific Society, European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) and International Council of Association for Science Education /ICASE/,
SCIENTIA SOCIALIS, UAB (Ltd.)
http://www.jbse.webinfo.lt/Problems_of_Education.htm
E-mail: problemsofeducation@gmail.com

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