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The Deep and the Daring: Reading and Teaching Poetry in the 21st Century (2 October 2013 – 7 October 2013)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:19am
H S Komalesha/IIT Kharagpur

'Poetry is at least an elegance and at most a revelation'

'We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.'

'The Green Breast of the New World': Visions of America's Promise [NEMLA; 8/2]

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:17am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This session welcomes papers or presentations on visions of America, the American Dream, and the American landscape. As Nick Carraway describes at the end of The Great Gatsby, America has held promise for generations of dreamers. Even though we are drawn back 'ceaselessly into the past,' we continue to lay our dreams on America's shores. How has an understanding of the Dream changed? Any exploration of questions surrounding the myth and reality of the American Dream--from early explorers to current immigrants--is welcome. 250-word abstract due August 2.

For more information about the conference or the organization, see http://www.nemla.org.

Update Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:34am
Black Camera

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.

We seek essays on films by African filmmakers that challenge "absolute otherness" in postcoloniality. Consider, for example, films by Ousmane Sembène, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Merzak Allouache, Moufida Tlati, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Jean-Marie Teno, Sylvestre Amoussou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Nadia El Fani.

Digital Humanities, SWPACA (February 19-22, 2014)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:33am
Digital Humanities Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Please join us for the 35th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 19-22, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Digital Humanities is a new subject area in the newly renamed SWPACA conference (formerly Southwest Texas PCA/ACA), and the theme for 2014 is "Popular and American Culture: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow."

CFA: Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century (abstracts: 31 November 2013, articles: 31 March 2014)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:48am
Supernatural Studies Association Journal

The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on the supernatural in the nineteenth century (due Winter 2014), guest edited by Janine Hatter and Sara Williams.

Articles may examine any aspect of the representation of the supernatural within the context of worldwide literature, arts and material culture in the nineteenth century. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold 20th August 2014

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 5:05am
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Keynote Speaker: Edward James

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a one-day conference to be held at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, on August 20th 2014. This inter-disciplinary conference will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels. Papers and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to (but not limited to) any of the following themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

[UPDATE] CFP: GAMES OF LATE MODERNITY (the Netherlands January 15-17, 2014)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 3:28am
Tilburg University / International School for Philosophy

Call for papers: Games of Late Modernity
Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens: 75 Years Later (January 15-17 2014)
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Play as the grounding Structure of Reality

The end of this year will be marked by the 75th anniversary of Johan Huizinga's classic study of the Homo Ludens. Its main thesis is as striking as it is simple: Culture is founded on and as a form of play. Huizinga's historical, philosophical and anthropological aim was to understand play as a 'totality'. The element of play can be observed in all different aspects of culture, ranging from seemingly innocuous leisure activities to the uttermost serious and advanced systems, such as the financial world, political institutions, mass media and warfare.

Call for submissions for a collection of essays that examines various aspects Pan-American immigration narratives.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 2:41pm
Beth Smith

Many studies have been conducted on the experiences of immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean; however, there are few texts which study the full scope of literature born of and about this large segment of the population.

My book, Voices in Transition: A Study of Pan-American Immigration Narratives, will investigate the ways in which authors of fiction have addressed the psychological, economic and cultural issues faced by immigrants in their work.

Examples of topics may include trauma/violence, human rights and gender. Here are a few potential sections of the text:

A Dialogue among K-12 and Post-secondary Pedagogies and Pedagogues

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 1:58pm
Hybrid Pedagogy

For too long, the conversation about "higher" education has dominated the discussion of education more broadly. Conversations about how we can prepare our children for college, and why so many students enrolling in colleges and universities are unprepared for the work they will encounter are, of course, important. We have not been thinking enough -- or perhaps at all -- about what we're doing wrong at the post-secondary level and how the demand to "prepare" learners for "higher" ed might be hindering the ability of our K-12 colleagues to do their jobs as educators.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial (October 10-12, 2013)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 1:36pm
Crystal B. Lake / CELIA, Wright State University

The Ohio of Excellence Center for Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) in conjunction with the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University invites proposals for 15-20 minute presentations to be included in its events celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Scheduled to take place October 10-12, 2013, these events will include:

public lectures featuring experts on Jane Austen, British literature, and Regency history and culture, including presentations by Janine Barchas, Devoney Looser, Robert Markley, and Marilyn Francus, among others

a luncheon and English tea service

Irony: framing (post)modernity | January 23-24, 2014

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:45am
School of Human Sciences - Catholic University of Portugal (Lisbon)

CECC – The Research Centre for Communication and Culture announces:
4th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies
January 23-24, 2014
Faculty of Human Sciences – Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon

Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 10:28am

International Conference
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

December 19 - 22, 2014
Tuscany, Italy

"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the professional conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.

The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms -
theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art.
Performing arts in the era of constantly evolving technology

Traditional forms of performing arts constantly reconsidered and reshaped by contemporary practitioners

Nature and Creation: Reassessing Concepts

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:14am
Sara Ritchey and Willemien Otten: Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies

Nature and Creation in the Middle Ages: Reassessing Concepts

15th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 5:41am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

15th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Saturday 22nd March – Monday 24th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. In wrestling with evil(s) we are confronted with a multi-layered phenomenon which invites people from all disciplines, professions and vocations to come together in dialogue and wrestle with questions that cross the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. Underlying these efforts there is the sense that in grappling with evil we are in fact grappling with questions and issues of our own humanity.