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Empathy, Sympathy, and Other Minds (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/6/11)

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:35pm
Meghan Hammond / New York University

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. Empathy and sympathy are capacious terms that have rich and overlapping conceptual histories in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and political thought. This panel will explore the ties between empathy/sympathy and the epistemological concerns of literature. What solutions, and problems, do empathy and sympathy introduce to the production of knowledge of the world (especially knowledge of other minds)? What do empathy and sympathy have to do with representational difficulty? How do they influence narrative or poetic innovation? Proposals for papers on any literary period or genre are welcome. Interdisciplinary and cognitive approaches are particularly welcome.

Gender Wars: Misericordia University's Inaugural Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference APRIL 2,2011

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 10:00pm
Misericordia University

How does the media categorize or illustrate gender? What does it mean to be "feminine"? What does it mean to be "masculine"? How does gender intersect with race and ethnicity? Historically, how have gender guidelines evolved? What roles have both men and women played in literature? Is feminism still relevant today? Undergraduate students of all disciplines are invited to submit abstracts on any topics related to gender studies.

Please send your 250-word paper abstract to Patrick Hamilton, Assistant Professor of English, phamilto@misericordia.edu by February 28, 2011.
Registration: Free to MU students/faculty; $10 non-MU students; $15 non-MU faculty

Date: APRIL 2, 2011

MLA (5-8 Jan 2012, Seattle) Victorian Division panel--Ethics and Literary Experience

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 8:11pm
Eileen Gillooly/MLA Division on the Victorian Period

Ethics and Literary Experience

"the only effect I ardently long to produce by my writings, is that those who read them should be better able to imagine and to feel the pains and the joys of those who differ from themselves in everything but the broad fact of being struggling erring human creatures"—George Eliot

Poetry and Disability -- PAMLA Annual Conference, November 5-6, 2011

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 6:21pm
William M. Etter, Irvine Valley College

Though various scholars (Thomson, Mitchell and Snyder, Holmes, Quayson) have produced essential recent studies of disability in British, American, and World Literature, the application of Disability Studies to literary studies has often focused on the genres of prose fiction and non-fiction. This special session at the PAMLA Annual Conference will promote the further study of disability in poetry. Proposals are invited for papers concerning such topics as the representation of disability in verse, the meaning of a "poetics" of disability, and/or the work of disabled poets from any time period or region.

Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century, June 20-25, 2011

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 4:27pm
Willa Cather Foundation and Smith College

Smith College and the Willa Cather Foundation present
The International Cather Seminar 2011
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century
June 20-25, 2011
Smith College, Northampton, MA
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] The Transnational Maghreb, Tunis March 10-11, 2011-- POSTPONED

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 4:10pm
University of Tunis, Tunisia/Yale University, USA

CONFERENCE POSTPONED; NEW DATE TBD

UNIVERSITE DE TUNIS – YALE UNIVERSITY

FACULTE DES SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES DE TUNIS
TUNIS – 10-11 March 2011

INTERNATIONAL PLURIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE:

RE-VISIONING TERRORISM An Interdisciplinary and International Conference SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 2:43pm
Purdue University

RE-VISIONING TERRORISM
An Interdisciplinary and International Conference
SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2011 – Purdue University

Funded by the College of Liberal Arts Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts Grant and by the Purdue University Office of the Vice President for Research

Papers and/ or panel proposals are invited for a three-day conference on re-visions and re-presentations of terrorism from antiquity to the present, to coincide, roughly, with the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack directed at the World Trade Center in New York on September, 2001. Proposals for panels and individual papers (250-word abstract) are due by March 20, 2011.

Refereed proceedings will be published.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED [February 7] for Composing Live(s) Symposium - March 25, 2011

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 2:28pm
Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association

The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines
March 25, 2011, 9:00-4:00 Oxford, Ohio

"To withdraw myself from myself has ever been my sole, my entire, my sincere motive in scribbling at all." —Lord Byron

Writing about lives, writing that lives, or writing that comes to us live from an immediate, connected source shapes how we as scholars and teachers conceive of ourselves and others. Writing works within and out of academia to continually (re)define what is and is not important, what is and is not canonized, and what is and is not ignored within many discourse communities.

Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives, January 5-8, 2012 (Special Session)

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:50pm
127th MLA Annual Convention-Seattle, 5–8 January 2012

*Teaching (Neo) Slave Narratives*
This special session will explore pedagogical strategies for teaching slave narratives and neo-slave narratives (fictional accounts of slavery written in contemporary times). Please submit abstracts (~500 words) by 21 March 2011 to Heather Duerre Humann (duerr001@crimson.ua.edu).
*Please note: This is a special session pending MLA approval*

[UPDATE]The 8th International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management(ICSSSM'11)

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:03pm
BusinessSchool, Nankai University, China

http://ibs.nankai.edu.cn/ICSSSM11

Co-Sponsored by:

IEEE SMC

Nankai University

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Tsinghua University

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Important Dates:
28 Feb 2011 Full papers submission (maximum 6 pages), invited session submission deadline

20 Mar 2011 Notification of paper acceptance or rejection

10 May 2011 Final camera-ready papers submission deadline

10 May 2011 Early bird registration deadline

25-27 Jun 2011 Conference

Topics of Interest:

ICEPR'11

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 10:18am
International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation

The International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (a trade name for International ASET) and the University of Ottawa are pleased to organize the International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation. Environmental pollution is considered the most important threat to human being and other creature lives. Every day at different places, thousands of various types of pollutants and chemicals from dif-ferent sources are exposed to the environment. These sources include industries, vehicles, and even human activities like cooking. Pollutants affect different environmental resources such as air, water, soil, and generate serious danger to the ecosystem.

Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 7:04am
Trinity College Dublin

Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference
Trinity College Dubin, 14-15 October 2011

October 2011 is the centenary of the birth of Brian O'Nolan, as well as that of Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen, Brother Barnabas, George Knowall, John James Doe and all their literary associates. To mark the occasion, Trinity College Dublin will host a conference examining O'Nolan's work and legacy in the twenty-first century.

2011 International Workshop on Web Personalization, Reputation and Recommender Systems

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 3:39am
Queensland University of Technology

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International Workshop on
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2011 International Workshop on Web Personalization, Reputation and
Recommender Systems (WPRRS 2011)

22 August, 2011, Lyon, France,

Homepage: http://www.webpres-workshop.com/

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