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UPDATE - CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:03am
University of Strathclyde

ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.

CFP: China: Literature and Social Movements

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 10:52am
XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics

XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics seeks scholarly essays, translators, and book reviewers for a special double issue on "China: Literature and Social Movements" that we will publish in 2011. Prospective contributors are asked to examine our special 2009 double issue (no. 21/22), "South Africa: Literature and Social Movements," to learn more about the journal and the type of work we typically publish.

The Hungry Ocean: A Conference on Literature and the Maritime Environment; April 21-23, 2010

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 10:16am
Steve Mentz

The Hungry Ocean:
Literary Culture and the Maritime Environment

A Conference at the John Carter Brown Library
April 21-23, 2011

Organizer: Steve Mentz, St. John's University

Recent trends in scholarship including "Atlantic History," "historicizing the ocean," and the "new thalassology" are renovating our understandings of maritime culture. This conference focuses on literary responses to the world ocean. Shakespeare's hungry ocean and Conrad's visionary sailors reflect efforts to capture the poetry and reality of the maritime environment. This conference will explore the multiple ways literary writers have imagined and made use of the largest thing on our planet.

The 2011 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Technology, http://infomesr.org/WCSIT11.html

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 9:58am
The International Foundation for Modern Education and Scientific Research (INFOMESR), Cairo, Egypt, www.infomesr.org

The International Foundation for Modern Education and Scientific Research (INFOMESR), Cairo, Egypt, has the pleasure to organize the 2011 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Technology, WCSIT'11, in the period January 24-27, 2011. In addition to regularly scheduled scientific sessions, separate exhibition, workshops, invited lectures, round tables and seminars will be devoted to the presentation of latest achievements in Computer Science and Information Technology applications. This conference activity is intended to be a forum that facilitates and promotes communication and cooperation among conference participants.

'Beyond the Facsimile' Digital Humanities Day 13 December 2010

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 9:56am
Sheffield Hallam University

This Digital Humanities Day at Sheffield Hallam University is an opportunity for those concerned with the use of advanced digital surrogates (whether as creators or as readers) to discuss the following:

* The state of the art in the creation of electronic versions of texts used by scholars in the humanities

* The advantages and disadvantages of particular technologies for going beyond the facsimile, for example 3D modelling of paper/parchment versus advanced textual encoding

* The kinds of questions that cannot currently be answered by the digital surrogates we have, and how best to produce surrogates that suit our needs

* Case studies of particular projects, their achievements and the lessons learnt

Rhizomes "Becoming-Girl" Special Issue (Expanded CFP/Extended Deadline)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:33am
Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, "Becoming-Girl." Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming as existing through multiplicity and alliances, a process that does not have a beginning or end, but is always in-progress; becoming is, much like girlhood, intermezzo. Deleuze claims that "Girls do not belong to an age group, sex, order, or kingdom: they slip in everywhere, between orders, acts, ages, sexes." Girls' identities, interactions and relationships, particularly in cyber-contexts, are rhizomatic, complex, bordering the virtual and reality in their multiple becomings.

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