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International Conference on Contextualizing the 'Contemporary' in Culture February 1 & 2, 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 9:26pm

'Contemporary' is widely perceived as a pre-given conceptual category. The paradigm shift effected by 'contemporary' intellectual introgressions and art practices has evinced that the notion of contemporaneity is a contested domain. The 'Contemporary' is formulated and perpetuated through the sedimentation of multifarious dynamics of culture, history, power, geography, movements, politics, and epistemes.
The international conference, Contextualizing the 'Contemporary' in Culture inquires into the evolution and sustenance of 'the contemporary' in Art, Performance, Film, Music, Architecture, Media and Lifestyle. This conference attempts to explore the notion through the broad frameworks of:
Metro-scapes: City and Imagination

Poems Invited for June 2011 Issue of Taj Mahal Review

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 8:29pm

Poems Invited for June 2011 Issue of Taj Mahal Review (18th Issue)
full name / name of organization:
contact email:
Poems and stories may be submitted by all authors, whether first-time or published writers. The poems (maximum 35 lines), essays, short stories, literary articles and reviews (maximum 2500 words) must be in English. Poems with a special layout should be sent by email as an attachment using Microsoft Word.

Haikus may also be submitted. (Maximum 10)

Esperanto Essays and Poems with English translations may also be submitted.

Global English: A special issue (deadline 9/1/2011)

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 7:50pm
the minnesota review

the minnesota review, a journal of literature and cultural politics, invites submissions for a "Global English" special focus section in an upcoming issue. The aim is to track the emergence of Global English as a new field within academic literary and cultural studies. Contributors might consider the place of world literature in North American English departments, or the study of English-language literature and culture at universities based in non-Anglophone countries around the world. Have the critical methodologies developed in Anglophone literary and cultural criticism traveled along with their objects of study? How has the inclusion of world literature in North American English departments impacted the discipline?

Gower's Legal Hybrids

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 7:45pm
Second International Congress of the John Gower Society

Hybridity has received a lot of attention in the last twenty years. From Edward Said's and Homi Bhabha's cultural hybrids, to Michel de Certeau's spatial hybrids, to Michael Camille's textual hybrids, to Jeffrey Cohen's investigation of hybrids as "composite figure[s] derived from biology, botany, and the discourses of race," the discourse of hybridity has moved in any direction but legal. This session invites papers that reflect on the possibilities and limitations of legal hybrids in the work of John Gower and his contemporaries. What happens when positive law poaches other disciplines (e.g. medicine and/or religion for definitions of insanity; morality for definitions of justice) or even other kinds of law (e.g.


Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 5:00pm
American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut is hosting a three-day conference on Shakespeare's Imagined Orient on 4-6 May 2011. Speakers include Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University), Gerald Maclean (University of Exeter, UK), Margaret Litvin (Boston University), Daniel Vitkus (Florida State University) and Richard Wilson (Cardiff University).

Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature, March 10-12, 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 4:34pm
English Graduate Student Society, University of Victoria

Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature
Graduate Student Conference 2011

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
March 10-12, 2011

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 10:59am
2011 Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

HIBIT 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 6:46am
The 6th International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics

The 6th International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, (HIBIT 2011) will be held and organized in Izmir, Turkey. The HIBIT series has been initiated by the Informatics Institute at METU in 2005.

HIBIT aims to bring together academicians, researchers and practitioners from the general area of health or medical informatics and bioinformatics or computational biology. Biomathematics, statistics and other related and supporting fields are also welcome and have contributed papers and posters in the past.


Important Dates for HIBIT Symposium / 2-5 May 2011

Call for papers..