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[UPDATE] Literature and Religion (DEADLINE 3/1/12)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 3:48pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association invites the submission of proposals for individual papers to its Literature and Religion session. Papers may engage a wide range of religious and literary traditions, historical periods, and theoretical approaches. You might consider the intersection between literature, religion, and any of the following issues:

- Gender/sexuality/race
- Nation
- The family
- Modernity
- Secularization
- Fundamentalism
- Revolution
- Representations of the messianic or the apocalyptic

Presentations should be 15 to 20 minutes long (approximately 8 doubled-spaced pages).

The deadline for paper proposals is MARCH 1, 2012.

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suicide (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:12am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:
\Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

4th Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 4:14am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes place in the schoolyard; the board room; the corridors of academe; a detention centre for alleged terrorists; a government office, or cyber space; and whether it involves insult, physical assault or manipulation of the environment with the intention of making another person's life intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power. Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or indirectly.

2nd Global Conference: Conflict and Communication

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Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:48am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Conflict and Communication

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

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.

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel CFP

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:44pm
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education Theatre History Focus Group

ATHE
Theatre History Focus Group
Debut Panel 2012

The Theatre History Focus Group (THFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have neither published articles nor previously presented at ATHE. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Anxieties and Innovations

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:14pm
University of Rhode Island Graduate English Department

Innovations and Anxieties
Saturday, March 31, 2012

A graduate conference hosted by the Graduate Program in English at the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)

[UPDATE] Composting Culture ASLE-UKI 2012 Conference

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 12:40pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

Composting Culture: Literature, Nature, Popular Culture, Science – ASLE – UKI Biennial Conference, Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th September 2012

The website for this conference is now online with registration details to follow: www.worcester.ac.uk/compostingculture . Please note revised conference dates. The deadline for proposals for papers is 29th February 2012.

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 11:59am
Word Hoard: A new interdisciplinary journal from the University of Western Ontario English Graduate Society

The editors at Word Hoard, a new interdisciplinary journal at the University of Western Ontario, are pleased to announce our inaugural issue. We are seeking submissions of between 3000 and 5000 words related to the interwoven ideas of Community and Dissent. Topics may examine multiple historical periods of literature, cultural studies, philosophy, or theoretical thought. Submissions are due 5 March 2012, addressed to wordhoard.editors@gmail.com; include a brief biographical sketch and an abstract of 150 words, but don't include your name on the submission itself. Please see the attached Call for Papers for further details.

Conceivable subjects could include the following:

9th Global Conference: War, Civil Conflict, Security and Peace (November, 2012: Salzburg, Austria)

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 9:41am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
War, Civil Conflict, Security and Peace

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

What is the experience of war and what does it mean to us? Is war an extension of politics by other means? The locomotive of technology? Does a state of peace truly exist, or do we perpetually live in absentia bello ? Is humankind at war in its most natural state; or is human society – despite perceptions and ongoing conflict around the world today – actually moving toward an aversion to war and toward a state of peace? Are Human Rights illusory and is the quest for Human Security achievable?

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