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The 2nd Conference on Higher Education Development

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:48pm
Shanghai Association of Higher Education

(including but not limited to the following topics)

1. Moral Principles and Academic Ethics of Higher Education

2. Theoretical Research on University Concepts and Higher Education

3. System and Reform of Higher education

4. Quality Research on Higher Education

5. Curriculum Construction and Teaching Research

6. College Students Management and Employment

7. Higher Education Management

Scientific Research Management

Research Management

Faculty Management

8. Higher Education Research on All Levels and All Types

Postgraduate Education

Undergraduate Education

Higher Vocational Education

Normal University Education

CFP: Digital Humanities and Hispanism - An Electronic Roundtable (Abstracts 15 Mar 2011; Convention: 5-8 Jan 2012, MLA, Seattle)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:02pm
MLA, Special Session

This electronic round-table will showcase different ways digital media and tools inform teaching, scholarship, publication, and collaboration within Hispanism. Each of 8 panelists will offer a five-minute demonstration of their digital project emphasizing how the medium has changed the way they approach their work. During the remaining 30 minutes, the audience will circulate around the panelists' stations to ask individual questions and get a closer look at the projects. Representation from Peninsularists, Latinamericanists, and specialists in US Latino is anticipated. Must be member of MLA by April 1, 2011.

Please send 250 word abstract including link to digital work, if available by 15 March 2011 to
Kyra A. Kietrys

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:43pm
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/
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."

Women and Work: Special Session, MLA, Seattle, WA, Jan 5-8, 2012

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:01pm
Modern Language Association

How do writers represent women's work, where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

The deadline for submitting proposals to this special session is March 15, 2011. Please note that this session is provisional, pending approval by the MLA Special Sessions committee, which will consider submitted panels in May and inform presiding officers in early June. However, to be listed in the conference program, one must be a member of MLA by April 7, 2011.

Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Genre - PNRS Annual Meeting 2011 - 10/20-22, 2011 - Spokane, WA

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 3:41pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference: Reimagining Genre
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
October 20-22, 2011

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society and Gonzaga University.
Plenary speakers will be announced.

"The best actors in the world, either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical,
historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragical-comical-historical-pastoral, scene individable, or poem unlimited…"

CFP- Heterotopias

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 1:39pm
Heterotopias

A new undergraduate, peer-reviewed journal of critical theory. We are seeking cross-disciplinary papers that demonstrate substantive engagement with theory in relation to a specific text, whether it be philosophical, cultural, or textual. Deadline is March 15.

The 2011 Trollope Prize

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:40pm
The University of Kansas

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2011 Trollope Prize, sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.

Beckett Session at SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2011)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:02pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The Samuel Beckett Society is seeking three presenters who will examine Samuel Beckett's prose, poetry, theatre, and/or criticism in relation to history, memory, archive and/or biography. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words by September 1, 2011 to weisk01@etsu.edu and danderson@georgiasouthern.edu. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes.

The convention will be held on November 4-6, 2011 at Loews Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Presenters must be (or become) members of SAMLA.

Nonhuman Narratives - Weds 27 April 2011 - UK

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 11:27am
Bournemouth University, UK

The Narrative Research Group, based in the Media School at Bournemouth University, will be hosting their second symposium at the Executive Business Centre on Wednesday 27 April 2011. The theme of the symposium is 'Nonhuman Narratives'.

Nonhumans feature in multiple narratives, from myth and fable to wildlife photography and documentary, children's literature, cartoons and comics. They can act as metaphors, take on human characteristics, or inform our understanding of the Other. The symposium will use analyses of representations of the nonhuman to question assumptions about human superiority and to explore alternative means of narrating the lived experiences of creatures or entities whose composition differs from our own.

Update: Deadline March 30th: The Politics of the Visual and the Vocal in Caribbean Space

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 9:27am
Caribbean Intransit: A Caribbean Arts Journal

From carnival costumes to music, from paintings to folktales, from sculptures to spoken words, artists and storytellers have used the cultures of the Caribbean Basin to create unique expressions that critically filter our perceptions of socio-cultural identity. These artistic forms are historical or more contemporary forays into the region's politics and economies. In recent years, several artists have emerged to illustrate a shared heritage such as Laurent Valere in Martinique and Antonius Roberts in the Bahamas or have solidified their international standing such as Edouard Duval-Carrie. Artist-scholars such as Rex Nettleford and Leroy Clarke have interrogated the critical links and the constructions of identity realized through the artist's eye.

Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 7:33am
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky

CfP deadline 31 May 2011
Strength, virtue and bravery have long characterised the subjects of narrative. If protagonists surmount threats, or survive danger, we are inclined to ascribe the triumph to their heroism. When stories veer into realism, antiheroes receive the attention formerly reserved for gods and heroes.
The gospels are an enquiry into the heroism of their subject. Their opening unstated question is whether there was anything heroic in one who walked open-eyed into an avoidable death? Soon resurrection and a new interpretation of Jesus' heroism was found, and it was seen that he fulfilled a hidden paradigm, Messiahship. A succession of martyrs would bear witness to the same interpretation.

The Aesthetics of Security in Literature and Visual Media

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 5:22am
Queen Mary, University of London/Justus Liebig University Giessen

The contemporary debate surrounding "communities of security" inquires, in particular, into culturally disseminated representations of normality, against which the dangerous is demarcated. At the same time, this debate is concerned with regulations that are designed to minimise the risk of danger and which create an atmosphere of fear; an atmosphere which in turn encourages further concerns about security.

Symposium On Feminist Methodology 15th – 16th April 2011

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 3:46am
Centre for Women's Studies and Development, Faculty of Social Science, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi

Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
Faculty of Social Science,
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi

Symposium
On
Feminist Methodology
15th – 16th April 2011

Convener
Kiran Barman
Coordinator
Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
&
Professor
Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Science
Banaras Hindu University
Organizing Secretary
Anita Singh
Co- Coordinator
Centre for Women's Studies and Development,
&
Professor
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University

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