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International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture (10-12 December 2012) [UPDATE]

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 12:19am
Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune

(10-12 DECEMBER 2012)

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. In addition to their interrelations and interdependence, the new ideas and approaches emerging from various disciplines like literary theory, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis alongside technological revolution and socio-cultural transformations, have a bearing on our perception of language and literature. The conference aims at exploring this dynamics with a focus on the complimentary nature of language, literature and culture and their centrality in human life.

Lawrence Durrell's Legacy - Louisville Conference (Feb. 21-23, 2013)

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 9:39pm
International Lawrence Durrell Society

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
Louisville, KY | 21-23 February 2013

As we continue our reflections on Lawrence Durrell inspired by his centenary in 2012, a number of questions remain. What is Lawrence Durrell's legacy? How have we read his body of work? How have we misread it? How has it shaped or been excluded from a sense of canon? Where do we recognize Durrell's influence, and how do we "place" Durrell's work in the contexts in which it makes the most sense?

IEEE CloudCom DaMiC 2012 - submission deadline extended

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 6:22pm
The 2012 International Workshop on Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud

Call For Papers
### Submission deadline extended to Aug 20, 2012 ###

DaMiC 2012 - The International Workshop on Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud
In conjunction with IEEE CloudCom 2012
Taipei, Taiwan, December 3-6, 2012

Workshop Description
Papers describing original research on both theoretical and practical aspects of Data Analytics and Mining in the Cloud are solicited. For further information refer to http://damic.reading.ac.uk.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:23pm
Corey M. Hamilton / The University of Central Oklahoma Language Society


Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 1, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 15, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

African American Experience & the Poetry of Michael S. Harper

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:19pm
2013 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

Seminar session at the 2013 NeMLA Convention examining poetry by Michael S. Harper. Welcomes explorations of Harper's poetry and engagements with African American experience, jazz, history, family, Black writers, and more. Seeking discussion of Harper as teacher, mentor, and scholar. Considering poet's imprint on African American letters & poetics. Interested in Harper as New England poet, Harper and the visual arts, Harper and James Wright, the geographic imaginary & Harper's verse, among other possibilities. Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement or CV to: Michael Antonucci, (mantonucci@keene.edu).

CFP: Kalamazoo '13, "The Trans-Reformational Imitatio Christi"

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 12:20pm
Barbara Zimbalist, University of California, Davis

This special session highlights Thomas van Kempen/ à Kempis' "Imitatio Christi," one of the most popular devotional texts in late medieval and early modern Europe. The text and its afterlives provide multiple points of entry to central discourses of medieval and early modern studies: devotional reading habits, the history of the vernacular, manuscript and print history, translation practices, Reformation history, and questions of periodization. The recent (2011) publication of Maximilian von Habsburg's "Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425-1650," offers new approaches to this seminal text, and suggests exciting new avenues for future work on the "Imitatio Christi" and its textual legacies.

"The Ambassadorship of Literature" – a two-day symposium at New York University, 2-3 November 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:42am
Greg Londe and Caroline Zoe Krzakowski, New York University

The figure of the diplomat has received relatively little consideration in the study of transnational literature. We are organizing a symposium on diplomacy and literature that will bring together scholars and practitioners to address the relationship between embodied statecraft and the literary voice in realms of extraterritorial jurisdiction. As agents of mediation, alert to linguistic ambivalence, the ambassador and the author alike fulfill a privileged role of joining and compromise, of mediation and experimentation at the points where cultures and languages meet.

The Female Painter in Women's Fiction, 1880-1930

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 8:17am
Dr. Elizabeth McCormick

This panel seeks to explore fictional representations of female painters over a 50-year period (1880-1930). While art history presents us with an epic catalogue of women geniuses over these decades, ranging from Mary Cassatt to Georgia O'Keefe, less frequently do we see their counterparts in era literature. When one emerges, palette in hand, she is far more likely to be indulging a hobby or working a trade (a la Chopin's Edna Pontillier or Hardy's Sue Bridehead, respectively).