The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites you to join us on February 24-25, 2017, for our fourth ‘Popular Culture and the Deep Past’ extravaganza at The Ohio State University, devoted this year to the theme of Harry Potter on the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's first Potter novel.
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American Literature Association Symposium
September 7-9, 2017
Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, Louisiana
Regionalism and Place in American Literature
2017 Southern Regional Composition Conference
Theme: Access and Agency
The Campus Writing Program at Arkansas State University, in partnership with the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas, and the Department of English at University of Memphis is hosting a regional conference on the theory, practice, and pedagogy of first-year writing on Friday, April 13, 2017.
The Manhattan Project was, arguably, the defining event of the twentieth century. More even than the Second World War itself, the Manhattan Project and its Cold War legacy altered the course of world history. For decades shrouded in secrecy and nourished by fear, we are only now—some seventy-five years on—beginning to understand the full effects of that event and its complex aftermath.
This study determined the presidential candidates as viewed by first time voters and its impact in choosing a candidate. Specifically it aimed to determine the profile of the respondents in terms of age and gender; 2) the respondents’ view of candidates in terms of popularity and political literacy; 3) ranking of candidates by the respondents; and impact in choosing a candidate for presidency. This study uesd descriptive research,purposive sampling method, and inferential statistics. The results show that majority of the respondents belong to ages 18-19, mostly male, most candidates are perceived as more popular and literate, however RodrigoDuterte ranked as first.
Since the first Iron Man film in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continually branched out to cover more and more ground. Building on the original comics’ popularity, film makers are bringing new renditions of beloved characters to both the big and small screen. Even though film critics and news outlets have begun to wonder when ‘super hero fatigue’ will strike what can be seen as an oversaturated market, the box office of recent films such as Captain America: Civil War (2016) indicates no such waning of audience interest. This issue of gender forum concerns itself with the representation of super heroes in both film and television.
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Emily Dickinson International Society: ALA 2017
The Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2017 American Literature Association Annual Conference. ALA conference will be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV to Michelle Kohler (email@example.com) and Renee Bergland (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 4, 2017.
Panel 1: Dickinson and Violence
University of Oxford China Humanities Graduate Conference 2017 CFP
(Extra)ordinary China: Practices of the Everyday
Wednesday 11th January to Thursday 12th January 2017, Dickson Poon China Centre Building, University of Oxford
Didactics and the Modern Robinsonadefor Young Adults – Edited Collection
The literary and historical influence of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe on the Western literary canon cannot be overstated. Its publication heralded the arrival of the novel form and engendered greater public interest in reading literature in the eighteenth century. It was Rousseau who said of Robinson Crusoe that it is “the one book that teaches all that books can teach”. Indeed, in his treatise Emilius and Sophia: or, A New System of Education, Rousseau advocated for the use of Defoe’s novel as an instructional tool for the education of young minds, wanting Emilius to read only Defoe during his formative years.
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Special Issue of SOUTHERN QUARTERLY on
THE U.S. SOUTH AND THE CARIBBEAN
Guest Editor, John Wharton Lowe
The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.
We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.
19th-20th January 2017
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
University of Edinburgh
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“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
**Please note the change of dates**
The 12th Annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC)
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. JASON MOORE (BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY)
KEYNOTE WORKSHOP & READING CONDUCTED BY: DR. MARGARET RHEE (UNIVERSITY OF OREGON)
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
February 17–18, 2017
Deadline: December 1, 2016
Race and Social Justice in Higher Education during the #BlackLivesMatter Era
Heather C. Moore, Ph.D. Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D.
Allegheny College Vanderbilt University