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Call for Participants: German Film Learning Initiative (GFLI)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 9:22am
Hannah O'Connor (Cardiff University)

As part of the AHRC Collaborative Skills Development award, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new postgraduate project, The German Film Learning Initiative (GFLI). Led by postgraduate students in collaboration with the Departments of German and World Cinemas at the University of Leeds and the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics at Cardiff University, this project is designed to develop key skills among postgraduate students, demonstrate the vibrancy and range of research in German film and promote German studies in secondary schools.

Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere, 17th May 2013.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:56am
Postcolonial-Public

An AHRC funded project in association with Durham University & Queen's University Belfast

'Postcolonial Studies in the Public Sphere' is an innovative training event on public engagement and Postcolonial Studies. It brings together researchers working in the field of Postcolonial Studies and individuals and organizations involved in a wide range of political, cultural, and community oriented endeavours outside of the academy. This interactive colloquium is aimed at Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Researchers, whose research is situated within the field of Postcolonial Studies or shares its interests.

Submit your work to the 2013 RES Essay Prize

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 8:49am
The Review of English Studies

The Review of English Studies is now inviting entries for its 2013 Essay Prize. The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.

The winner will receive:
• Publication of the winning essay in the June 2014 issue of The Review of English Studies
• A cash prize of £250
• £250 worth of OUP books
• A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

[UPDATE] Creativity and contingency (MSA 15, 29 Aug - 1 Sept, 2013, Brighton, UK)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 4:57am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

Traditional forms in poetry and prose have often been seen as opposed to accidental, unanticipated, or unseen forces. Writing that takes chance as its defining principle frequently positions itself outside or against the literary mainstream. How might we move beyond this restrictive binary to conceive of creativity in ways that embrace contingency, accident, and/or surprise? Interruptions, distractions, fortuitous forgettings, slips of the tongue/pen, factual or grammatical mistakes, occasions and commissions, joint authorship, collaborations within and across media, constraints of production—in what ways might these factors be integral, rather than opposed, to the creation of art from modernism to the present?

[Deadline Extended] Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 3:12am
Sigma Tau Delta, Iota Chi Chapter / California State University, Northridge

"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"

Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
Graduate Conference
"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron

This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?

Call for articles

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 1:44am
International Journal of Communication and Health

The International Journal of Communication and Health is an on-line peer-reviewed journal interested in any aspect related to health communication. The International Journal of Communication and Health is ready to receive manuscripts on all aspects concerning health communication, particularly those of international relevance.

Contribution exploring any context of health communication are welcomed. The journal welcomes high-quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches from all fields of communication, media, and health.

MLA 2014 Special Session: Why Rancière is important? (Abstract deadline March 15, 2013)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:31am
Haythem Guesmi

This special session seeks submissions that discuss themes of vulnerability, resistance and social change in Jacques Rancière's work. Approaches from various disciplines across the humanities and social sciences are welcomed.
Please submit a 300-word abstract for a 20-minute presentation along with a 1-2 page C.V. to Haythem Guesmi (h.guesmi@umontreal.ca) by March 15, 2013.
Please note that this CFP is for a proposed, not a guaranteed, special session for the 2014 annual MLA convention. It is contingent on approval by the MLA Program Committee (which will make its decisions after April 1). All prospective presenters must be current MLA members by no later than 7 April 2012.

MLA 2014 Special Session: Beyond the Proto-Monograph: New Models for the Dissertation (

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 10:01pm
Daniel Powell

Focus on how the dissertation should/is changing in response to the digital turn, doctoral reform, or various 'crises.'

Presentations will be Pechakucha style (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, with automatic slide advancement).

Graduate student submissions will be given preference.

250-300 word abstracts, due by 15 March 2013.

Please note: This CFP is for a proposed, not a guaranteed, session, meaning it is contingent on approval by the MLA Program Committee (which will make its decisions after April 1). All prospective presenters must be current MLA members by no later than 7 April 2013.

Essay Collection: Teen Wolf (June 1)

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 9:57pm
Dr. Kamille Stone Stanton

Articles are invited for an essay collection on the new MTV serial remake of Teen Wolf. In "Upright Citizens on All Fours: Nineteenth-Century Identity and the Image of the Werewolf," Chantal Bourgault du Coudray notes that 'an ever-growing body of scholarship utilises the concept of hybrid or heterogeneous identity. The hybrid identity is theorised and celebrated as a response to the demands of a fragmented, multi-dimensional, postmodern world, one in which shifting boundaries and a multiplicity of subject positions make it impossible to assume a homogeneous or stable subjectivity.' Theorists such as Katherine Hayles and Donna Haraway discuss the implications of hybridity in the posthuman. Asa Simon Mittman and Peter J.

Panel on Princesses in Popular Culture, 1-3 November 2013, abstract deadline - 15 April 2013 [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 9:53pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

And they lived happily ever after, or did they?

This special session seeks to explore the impact of burgeoning princess culture in literature, film, and media on young girls. The panel on popular culture will also examine the multi-faceted way in which girls imagine, perform, and conceptualize feminine identity via princesses. A specific approach to the topic of princess culture is not expected, so please submit what you're working on to be considered for this panel. This is an approved special session for the 2013 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the beachfront city of San Diego, California.

"Educators in East Asian Literature." PAMLA Special Session, Nov 1-3, 2013

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 9:10pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

For centuries, literature from East Asia has reflected the respect traditionally afforded educators. In the modern era, however, cultural mores are being uprooted and teachers often complain of being devalued. This panel will seek to explore modern depictions of educators, examining what sentiment is reflected in modern literature.

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