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Decades of the American Century (April 1-2)

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Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 4:50pm
U.S. Literatures and Cultures Consortium

In discussions of the 20th century, we often use decades as a means of organizing history, but decades come to signify more than simple ten-year blocks of time. Periods like the "roaring twenties" or the "swinging sixties" carry many connotations. The invocation of a decade can hearken back to specific events that took place at the time, but also to particular sets of historically contingent cultural norms and behaviors.

Complicities: The Stony Brook English Graduate Conference, Friday, 3/11/2011

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Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 11:31am
English Department, Stony Brook University

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown

Keynote: Dr. Stanley Aronowitz, CUNY Graduate Center

Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.

[UPDATE] FIRST FICTIONS: CHANGE OF DATE/CFP EXTENSION

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Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 10:34am
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

FIRST FICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

Festival and Academic Conference: Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd January 2012

Confirmed delegates include:
Ian Rankin, Kate Mosse, Jackie Kaye, Elleke Bohemer, Steve Bell, Michael Prodger, Bryan Cheyette, Scott Pack, Nicholas Royle and Isabel Ashdown.

Technology in the Humanities (Abstracts due 3/1/11; Final papers due 7/1/11)

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Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 7:29am
Academic Exchange Quarterly

Technology in the Humanities

New Educational technology provides both increasing pressure and exciting possibilities for teachers in the humanities. It has the power to absorb our time or to free it, excite our students or alienate them. We are interested in publishing two types of articles on educational technology.

1. Articles describing how educators are using:
Smart classrooms
Bulletin boards
PowerPoint
Web logs
Online photo archives
GIS
School-wide systems like Blackboard
Or other technologies to enhance traditional learning

2. Articles that consider the theoretical, ethical, and budgetary impact of educational technology in all of its emerging forms.

Figuring the Past: The Literary and Historical Imagination

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Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 5:33am
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of Delhi

The difference between historian and poet is, according to Aristotle, that the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. He sees a clear and evident distinction between a historian, who describes events and a writer, who invents them. This distinction has been the subject of debate over the last few decades with some calling it into question and others looking more closely at the relationship between the two. The debate has moreover taken place in the midst of rapid and radical changes brought on by the forces of globalisation eroding the national frameworks within which literature and history have for so long been viewed.