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Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 2:13pm
IGI Global Publishing

Introduction: Distance education has had a long and complex history, but these histories are unique to disciplines or fields of study. Long has distance education been discussed as its own field of study, but the specifics of the field are unique to their respective disciplines. Some disciplines rely heavily on LMS (learning management systems) for the creation and dissemination of knowledge for distance education students. Other disciplines rely on a combination of technologies outside of a prescribed LMS to foster student learning. Every discipline has had a different resonation and understanding of the impact of distance education on its faculty, students, areas of study, and content materials.

Achebe at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable), NeMLA April 3-6 2014

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 1:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Harrisburg PA, Host: Susquehanna University

Achebe at the Turn of the 21st Century (Roundtable)
This board-sponsored panel focuses on examining the works, legacy and the interpretations of works written by Chinua Achebe at the turn of the twenty-first century. Those who are interested in participating in this panel must submit a 300-350 word proposal by September 30, 2013, along with their name, e-mail and academic affiliation to LaRose T. Parris

Guest Bloggers Wanted: Interesting Literature

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:18pm
Interesting Literature: A Library of Literary Interestingness

Interesting Literature is a blog which features regular posts on all aspects of literature, from Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce to J. R. R. Tolkien, Aeschylus to Sherlock Holmes.

We are interested in receiving proposals for guest blog posts from researchers with university affiliation working in any field of literature. If you can make your research (past or present) sound interesting, eye-catching, and understandable to the general reader (e.g. jargon-free), we'd love to hear from you, whether you're a doctoral candidate or a tenured professor.

[UPDATE] Assessing Early Modern Anglo-Iberianism / NEMLA 2014

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:06pm
NEMLA 2014, Harrisburg, PA

As part of the recent Spanish turn to early modern English studies, this panel explores the various forms of literary, cultural, and economic exchange between England and Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Thin End of the Wedge: Modernism in Little Magazines and Little Theatres; Sept. 30, NeMLA April 3-6, 2014

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:25am
Bill Waddell / Northeasst Modern Language Association

As we've started to move through the centennials of the publication of key modernist texts and that era begins to seem nearly as remote as the Elizabethan, its major figures the equivalents of the Elgin marbles, this seminar proposes to focus on the times and places when all that was, well, messier, and much more contingent. By (re)examining the literary reviews, little magazines, and little theatre experiments of the first third of the 20th century, the session will try to see modernism (again) as a movement happening in real time, on both sides of the Atlantic, defining itself, cautiously or outrageously, and being resisted. What gestures of modernist energy can a fresh look at these independent projects reveal? What can they remind us of?

[UPDATE] THATCamp Wisconsin (Aug. 9 2013 / Register by July 9!)

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:25am
THATCamp Wisconsin (hosted by Carroll University)

This THATCamp is free, but spaces are filling fast! Please register by July 9th to ensure you have a spot.

This conference will be of interest to humanists working across a range of disciplines and in different roles across campuses. THATCamp stands for "The Humanities and Technology Camp." It is an unconference: an open gathering where humanists and technologists of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. Here are a few characteristics of a THATCamp:

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel-University of Louisville 2/20-22/14

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:31am
International Virginia Woolf Society Panel

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fourteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 20-22, 2014. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.

Please submit by email a cover page with your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, professional affiliation (if any), and the title of your paper, and a second anonymous page containing a 250-word paper proposal to Kristin Czarnecki, kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu, by Friday, September 13, 2013.

This Rough Magic - Teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:28am
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Philosophy and Rhetoric

Teaching Over-looked, Non-Traditional Medieval & Renaissance Texts

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:19am
This Rough Magic / www.thisroughmagic.org

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms. Essays should answer the following:

•How can the author/text in question be used in a particular class?

•What audience (undergraduate/graduate) should the author/text in question be geared towards?

•What themes/ideas can one cover using the author/text in question?


Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:44am
Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3, France

Reminder: deadline for proposals: July 15, 2013

Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3 (France)

April 16 & 17, 2014

A joint production University of Chester (United Kingdom) – Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3 (France)

Call for Papers

JVC Online's Neo-Victorian Studies & Digital Humanities Week (7/15; 9/15)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:20pm
The Journal of Victorian Culture Online

This fall, the Journal of Victorian Culture Online will feature a week of posts devoted to the connections between Neo-Victorian studies and digital humanities. The goal of this week is to consider the ways in which we are mobilizing the tools, concepts, and methodologies of digital humanities research and pedagogy to recontextualize, revise, and re-envision Victorian culture in terms of our age.

Catastrophes and the Apocalyptic in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 2:34pm
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS)

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) invites session and paper proposals for its twentieth annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 6–8, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on this year's theme of catastrophes and the apocalyptic.

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for publication in the conference volume of Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a series published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

Update: The Gothic Body: The Physical Depiction of the Female Gothic (Abstracts due by 9/30)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 1:52pm
Neena Cinquino/ The City College of New York

Since Ellen Moers' original designation of the Female Gothic, the term continues to evolve: The amalgamation of femininity's depiction in literature and Gothic studies does not conclude with Literary Women (1976). Therefore, this panel will concentrate on the female body's involvement in what is considered Gothic; as Moers denotes, what "predominates over reality, the strange over the commonplace, and the supernatural over the natural, with one definite auctorial intent: to scare." At the root of this fear is a woman's anxiety of childbirth and the subsequent call to motherhood, according to Moers. This fear can be dealt with in a variety of ways: avoidance, elimination, and torture.