Neil Gaiman is considered one of the most popular authors of science fiction and fantasy alive today. He has written novels, short stories, film and television scripts, comic books and graphic novel series; and maintains an extremely prolific online presence through his blog, tumblr and twitter accounts. Some of his most popular works include The Sandman comics, the novels Coraline, American Gods, and Stardust, and two episodes of the popular British science fiction series Doctor Who. Gaiman has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and The Bram Stoker Award.
We invite papers for a special session on "Child Labor and American Modernism (1890-1930)" at the 111th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) to be held at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, California, on November 1-3, 2013. Paper proposals should focus on modern American writers addressing the issue of child labor in the U.S. between 1890 and 1930. By 1905, 2,500,000 children worked in industry in the U.S., and by 1920, 8.3% of all children in the U.S. under the age of 15 were earning wages in industry (often considered "bad" for children) or agriculture (often considered "good" for children). Child labor ends (on a national scale) only with the advent of the Great Depression.
The International Scientific Forum, ISF 2013, (12-14 December, Tirana, Albania) is a high quality event, result of the successful cooperation between the European Scientific Institute, Vitrina University, and the University of the Azores.
Through internationalization of the educational process – whose basic aim is the promotion of researcher mobility – this Forum will gather a large number of researchers who will present their scientific attainments in a number of parallel sessions. Besides the scientific part of the event, the organizers will also add a social programme. Sight seen tour of the forum`s city and its surroundings will be organized.
European magazines and newspapers. ESPRit, the European Society for Periodical Research, seeks papers for a special session at the MLA 2014 (Chicago, January 9-12) on topics related to editing periodicals. Papers for this Europe-related panel (including the UK) might address shifts and continuities from periodicals to networks and from editing to curating.
Proposals sought for an edited collection to be pitched to an academic press. The aim of the collection is to explore the relationship between the writings of Emmanuel Levinas and the writings of early modern authors, especially Shakespeare.
For consideration, please submit a chapter proposal (500-1000 words), a brief bio (<250 words), and an abbreviated cv (<3 pages). All submissions will be acknowledged.
Deadline for proposals is 6/15/2013.
Delivery of completed chapters will be expected by 1/15/2014.
Title: On and Off the Grid: Multimodal Composition and Digital Humanities at Rural, Regional, or Branch Universities
Presiding Officer: Jessie Blackburn, University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Teaching Language, Teaching Literature: State of a Union
May 6th, 2013
The Graduate School and University Center (CUNY)
The Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC) is pleased to co-sponsor the Queens Consortium on LOTE's Second Conference, Teaching Language, Teaching Literature: State of a Union to be held on May 6th, 2013 at CUNY, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York.
The confirmed keynote speakers are Rosemary G. Feal, Executive Director of the MLA, and Dan E. Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education and Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition at Bryn Mawr College.
The Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC) kindly invites you to participate in Growing LCTLs: A Forum for the Less Commonly Taught Languages at CUNY on May 3rd (all day) at the Graduate Center.
Confirmed Guest Lecturer (4pm-6pm): Dan E. Davidson, President of American Councils for International Education and Professor of Russian and Second Language Acquisition at Bryn Mawr College.
Call For Submissions
The Words Beats and Life: A Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture is
seeking submissions for three themes that will be presented at the
- Hip Hop as an
- Hip Hop capacity building,
- Legacy: Lessons learned
from our elders and ancestors
Hip Hop as an
CfP: Time Travel in the Media
We are currently seeking chapter proposals for the first collection of essay to address time travel across different media formats. The collection, to be be published by McFarland, will be edited by Joan Ormrod (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Matthew Jones (UCL).
THE ALICE MUNRO SYMPOSIUM
University of Ottawa, May 9-11, 2014
Call For Papers
Is Balkan "always the other" (Zizek), and for whom? How have Balkan self-consciousness and/or image altered, if at all, since 2000? Please send an abstract of 250 words by March 15.
Possible topics include:
--figures of Balkan in contemporary national and transnational literatures and film
--new genres of music that evoke and transform traditional Balkan motifs
--interactions between Balkan nations and the EU
--current economic dimensions of the term "Balkanization"
--contemporary political parameters of the term "Balkan"
--traditional Balkan literary tropes returned to or recast
Network and Communication Technologies is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal publishes high-quality original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of communications and network.
We are soliciting high-quality original papers in the following topics:
* Wireless system architectures
* Network protocols
* Network services
* Multimedia networking
* Network applications
* Security, authentication, and cryptography
* Signal processing techniques and tools
* Network operation and management
* Network design and performance evaluation
* Complex network models