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'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
full name / name of organization: 
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.

Open Call for Papers for the Inaugural Issue of Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:38am
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Ellipsis...A Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities



Ellipsis... is an online, peer reviewed journal that can be viewed here: http://ellipsis.mooreworks.net

Ellipsis... was founded at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and functions as an independent, international, undergraduate humanities research journal.



Ellipsis... is currently launching its first volume and is looking for papers from undergraduates and those who have graduated within the last year.



Ellipsis... provides undergraduates with a place to publish, a place to learn, explore, and discuss new ways of looking at research.



Call for papers - Studia theodisca - 28/04/2011

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 2:27am
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Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature - http://users.unimi.it/austheod/Studia_theodisca.pdf

Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Call for Papers
From the next issue on "Studia theodisca" will become an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS (Open Journal Systems).
The international character of the journal will be emphasized by the breadth of its Editorial Board and by the commitment to publish essays not only in German and Italian, but also in English and other European languages.
Suggestions and proposals for publication are welcome!
Scholars wishing to submit their essays should send their texts to the Editor:

The Platonic Invention of "the Closet" - Panel Discussion, May 28 (deadline May 13)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group

THE PLATONIC INVENTION OF THE CLOSET:
A Panel Discusson of *Plato or Paul?:
The Origins of Western Homophobia*
with Theodore W. Jennings, Jr.

Chicago, IL; Northwestern University Law School

The Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group will hold a roundtable discussion on Theodore Jennings' recent text, *Plato or Paul?: The Origins of Western Homophobia* (Pilgrim Press, 2009) at the upcoming Queertopia! Conference at the Northwestern University Law School in downtown Chicago on May 28-29th, to which Professor Jennings will be a respondent.

Collection of Essays exploring Lois Lane (1st of August 2011)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.
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Collection of essays exploring the character Lois Lane from the DC Superman Universe.

Did you ever wonder about the woman behind Superman? The woman who supports him and without whom one of America's favourite heroes would be unable to fulfil his destiny? Rightly so! And yet, there is no work that examines this central figure in the Superman universe.

[UPDATE] 2nd Call of Expressions of Interest for 'Into the Archive: J. M. Coetzee and His Precursors' (13.5.2011)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 8:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Leeds & Univeristy of York, UK

Into the Archive: J. M. Coetzee and His Precursors

University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 28th June, 2011

Plenary:
Prof. Carrol Clarkson (University of Cape Town, ZA)

Speakers:
Prof. Derek Attridge (University of York, GB)
Dr Lucy Graham (Stellenbosch University, ZA)
Dr Patrick Hayes (St John's College Oxford, GB)
Dr Andrew van der Vlies (Queen Mary, University of London, GB)
Dr Samuel Durrant (University of Leeds, GB)
Prof. Chull Wang (Chonbuk National University, KR)
Mr Peter Bergsma (Vertalershuis | Translators' House, NL)

Second Call for Expressions of Interest

MAPACA: Popular Culture & Philadelphia Panels; Philadelphia, PA, 11/03/11-11/05/11 (Submissions Due 6/15/11)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Popular Culture and Philadelphia

Conference organizers encourage submissions that focus on the popular culture of our host city, Philadelphia. A city of great diversity from the time of its founding more than three centuries ago, Philadelphia has been a trend-setter but also a follower of cultural trends. What is distinctive about Philadelphia's popular culture? How has Philadelphia made an impact on American popular culture? All areas of interest are welcome, and proposals that highlight Philadelphia sites and collections are encouraged.

Poetic Iterations of Middle Eastern Vulnerability - SAMLA, proposal deadline: May 30, 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alina Gharabegian
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Adopting as a first premise the existence of affective differences underlying the Middle Eastern and Western literary traditions, this panel undertakes the exegetical work of interpreting works from the Middle East to posit a new approach to poeticized vulnerability. Papers will track the possibilities for a new conceptualization of "vulnerability" as reflected in Middle Eastern poetry—one that eludes past epistemologies by opening unforeseen territories of experience. Here, individuated, subjective sensation and its formulation are transformed into the universalized, the cosmic, the infinite and boundless: poeticized iterations of humankind's continual indefensibility.

[UPDATE] Of Bread and Blood: Essays on The Hunger Games Trilogy

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 6:22pm
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Mary Pharr (Florida Southern College) and Leisa A. Clark (University of South Florida)

Twenty-first century culture has a particular focus on re-imagining and popularizing established narrative genres, a reinvestment of canonical material in postmodern clothing. The next step in the postmodern reinvestment of the epic has now been taken. In 2008, the year after the Harry Potter series concluded in print, Suzanne Collins published The Hunger Games, the first novel in a trilogy that not only invokes the complexity of the epic spirit but also convincingly demonstrates the ambiguity of action--any action--within the hellish context of war.

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