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Translation and the Rhetoric of the Holy Quran, Marrakech 22-23 May 2012

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 6:16am
The Research Center for the Holy Quran Translation, Marrakech-Morocco

Rhetorical inimitability is unanimously considered by the Umma as one of the manifold facets of the Holy Quran. The latter has repeatedly and directly challenged the Arabic speakers and scholars versed in Arabic eloquence to come up with a single Surah as structurally and eloquently composed as its own. Such a challenge was never met. Because of this inability, the divine rhetoric has compelled many people to embrace Islam; a fact which shows the Quran's great power and eloquence as well as its divine and miraculous nature. This powerful and effective language of the Quran raises significant challenges and unveils major complications in the process of translation for the following reasons:

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies (September 30)

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 4:48am
University of Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

CfP: Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 7:16pm
Christian Fuchs

CfP: Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of tripleC – Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.
Edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco


For inquiries, please contact the two editors.

Call For Papers (Special Issues) - American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 6:09pm
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences is currently calling for papers for 2 special issues:

1. GIS and Agricultural/Biological Sciences
2. Karst and Agricultural/Biological Sciences

It is encouraged to submit research articles, review articles, short communications and technicial notes to the journal.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences is a new interdisciplinary peer-review journal which publish research/ review articles relating to general biology and agriculture.

For more details, please contact the publisher: support@scipub.org or H.C. Ho hh455@msstate.edu

Call for Proposals for Roundtable Discussion on "College Readiness" TYCA Annual Meeting Portland, ME Nov. 3-5, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 1:06pm
Dr. Pamela Haji, Two-Year College Association

The issue of "improving alignment between secondary and post-secondary education," "college readiness," and "dual enrollment" is on the front burner of many Writing Department agendas. Many schools have been taking part in the initiative to provide secondary students with more appropriate preparation for college-level courses in math, reading, and writing. CUNY has "College Now" and various New Jersey community colleges have implemented the "College Bound" model; both models receive substantial state funding.

Translating the Holocaust Panel: NEMLA, Rochester, NY. March 15-18, 2012

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 10:49am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Panel on transoation in Holocaust literature, film, graphic novel:

Translation, both literal and figurative, is a central topic in the study of the Holocaust. How is the multilingual nature of concentration camp life represented in these texts? How is translation a metaphor for the act of witnessing? In what ways do second-generation writers grapple with translation due to their linguistic remove from the first generation? Papers on these and other related topics in literature, graphic novels, and film are welcome. Please submit 300 to 500 word abstracts to Andrea Harris at aharris@mansfield.edu.

(Anthology) Undead in the West: (9/18/11 abstracts; 2/15/12 essays)

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 8:20am
Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Call for Contributors

Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier (anthology; under contract)

Deadline for abstracts: September 18, 2011. Volume to be published in 2012.

Women Writing

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 2:24am
Asha Choubey

After the success of our book Women on Women; we are looking for quality papers on women writers across boundaries of nation/state/age/class. Suggested Topics:

Women and sexuality
Women and Queer desire
Lesbian Studies
Women and nation
women and change
Women and Sensuality
Women and religion
Please send a 150-200 word abstract along with a brief bio to asha.choubey@gmail.com by 21 August 2011. Full papers shall be expected by 30 December 2011.

ACIS Midatlantic (Riverdale, NY) Interrogating the Urban: Irish cities, cultures and identities (9/30 to 10/1)

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 10:24pm
American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) midatlantic regional conference

ACIS Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, 2011, INTERROGATING THE URBAN: Irish cities, cultures and identities. September 30th and October 1, 2011. Manhattan College. Riverdale, NY.

We invite you to join us at the ACIS Mid-Atlantic regional conference at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. In what ways do Irish urban spaces and urban concerns shape national policy or culture in Ireland? How does Irish urban geography, or the representation of it (in film, fiction, poetry and popular culture), inform our positions as scholars of Irish history, literature, and identity?

Fifty Years After Faulkner: Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha, July 7-11, 2012

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 10:20pm
Jay Watson / University of Mississippi

July 6, 2012, will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of William Faulkner. This milestone presents an opportunity to reexamine and perhaps reappraise Faulkner's life, his work, and his place in U.S., southern, and 20th-century literary studies. The 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference welcomes submissions that pursue such reflections, "Fifty Years after Faulkner."

Old Norse, Contemporary of Middle English (47th ICMS at Kalamazoo, May 10-13th, 2012)

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 8:49pm
Matthew Scribner / Queen's University, Kingston

The comparison of Old Norse literature to Old English literature is now a frequent and established practice. The cultural parallels between the two are clear enough, but what about Old Norse's connections to Middle English? Old Norse literature had a head start, but many of its most famous works were produced in the same period that gave rise to Chaucer and the first Middle English romances, between 1200 and 1400. The influences and analogues run from the broad to the specific. There are broad themes, motifs, and texts that the two literatures have in common, like the Icelandic romances (riddarasögur) that share Old French sources with Middle English romances.

"Prospects: A New Century" - Deadline: 10/1/2011 - Conference: 4/12/2012-4/15/2012

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 4:46pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

"Prospects: A New Century"
Berkeley, California
April 12-15, 2012
Hosted by the University of California, Berkeley

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper and panel submissions to its second biennial conference, which will take place April 12-15, 2012 at the historic Berkeley City Club and at the beautiful University of California, Berkeley campus.

[Update} The Function of Ecocriticism at the Present Time

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 1:10pm
Journal of Ecocriticism

Critique, even that which finds little to love in its object, is rarely cynical. Critics are by definition optimists. Even those who enjoy nothing more than shredding a text or a rival strand of thought do so under the sign of hope: for interpretive clarity, for historical accuracy, for alternative perspective, and so on. And in the end, isn't some version of utopia, grand or small, at stake in all critical acts? Why else criticize if not to forward, even backhandedly, a glimpse of the world one wishes to see?