Concourse: 07/13/13


Saturday, July 13, 2013

CFP: 4th Derrida Today Conference

Call for Papers:
The Derrida Today Conference will focus on the ongoing value of either Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, to the political-ethical, cultural, artistic and public debates and philosophical futures that confront us.
The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will accept papers and panel proposals on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues, such as: philosophy, phenomenology and other theoretical/philosophical thinkers, literature, psychoanalysis, architecture and design, law, film and visual studies, haptic technologies, photography, art, music, dance, embodiment, feminism, race and whiteness studies, disability studies, politics, ethics, sociology, cultural studies, queer theory, sexuality, education, science (physics, biology, medicine, chemistry), IT and multimedia, technology, etc. We also accept papers that engage in the spirit of deconstructive thought (if not on Derrida or deconstruction itself).
The conference is based on the journal Derrida Today (Chief Editors: Nicole Anderson & Nick Mansfield. The journal is published by Edinburgh University Press, ISSN: 1754-8500). EUP Journal Website:

Information about past Conferences and the Journal can be found at the Derrida Today conference archive

Due dates for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: 1st October 2013 (notification of acceptance of abstracts will be at the end of Oct 2013).

Individual Abstracts & Panel Proposals should be sent as an attachment to

Conference  Venue: Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York City, USA.

Date: 4pm 28th May - 6pm 31st May, 2014.
Keynotes: Karen Barad (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA), Elizabeth Grosz (Duke University, USA), Martin HΓ€gglund (Yale University, USA), Michael Naas (De Paul University, USA).
Conference Directors and Organisers: Samir Haddad (Fordham University, NY) and Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University, Sydney).

Call for Papers – Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen

Restaging the Song: Adapting Broadway for the Silver Screen

The University of Sheffield, 14-16 May 2014
The release of Cameron Mackintosh’s screen production of Les MisΓ©rables into cinemas in December 2012 reopened an age-old debate: how do you adapt Broadway musicals for the big screen? The urge to capitalise on the commercial triumph of material that was written for the stage has often brought uncomfortable results, with no clear strategy for success. Sometimes, a new team of writers is brought in to write a different score under the same title, as with On the Town (1949), many of whose Bernstein songs were replaced. Similarly, The Band Wagon (1953) features its Broadway star (Fred Astaire), title and a few songs, but is otherwise quite distinct from its source as a revue. For the screen version of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane reconceived their script and score around a specific new performer, Barbra Streisand, making numerous changes to their Broadway show along the way. Other films are much more faithful to their Broadway counterparts, such as My Fair Lady (1964) and West Side Story (1961), but sometimes this approach is criticised as failing to acknowledge the change of medium, with “stagey” results.
Changes of text, star, technology and audience can unsettle the apparent stability of a Broadway hit and this conference aims to deal head on with this discomfort/instability. Film scholars, musicologists, practitioners, historians and sociologists are equally encouraged to participate in this truly interdisciplinary conference. The keynote speech will be given by Professor Geoffrey Block (author of “Enchanted Evenings”), and the conference respondent will be Professor Stephen Banfield (author of “Sondheim’s Broadway Musicals”).
Innovative presentation formats are strongly favoured. In particular, we would like to encourage panels in which scholars and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds will have the opportunity to discuss ideas including (but not limited to) the following:
-          The impact of changing star performers between stage and screen
-          Problems of condensing or retaining material for the screen
-          Ideas of authenticity and faithfulness in reproducing stage shows on the screen
-          Archival evidence illustrating the adaptation process
-          Analytical comparisons of parts of the stage and screen versions of a musical
-          Sociological discussions regarding changes of audience resulting in screen adaptation (e.g. from New York to a global audience)
Proposals for twenty-minute papers, panels or other presentation formats should be submitted electronically by Tuesday 10 September 2013, 11:59 p.m. Students wishing to present developmental work are warmly encouraged to apply to speak for 5-10 minutes if they prefer.
Abstracts should be around 250 words and may be accompanied by a CV. Please send files in .doc or .pdf formats.
Send all proposals to
It is expected that some of the presenters will be invited to develop their papers into chapters for a subsequent book publication.
For queries, please contact conference convenor Dominic McHugh at
The Restaging the Song conference is part of The University of Sheffield’s Stagestruck! Broadway Meets Hollywood Festival, 14-18 May 2014. It includes screenings of seven film adaptations of Broadway musicals to complement the conference, including Roberta (14 May), Funny Girl (1968, 15 May), Show Boat (1936, 16 May), The Band Wagon (1953, 17 May), Les Miserables (2012, 17 May), On the Town (1949, 18 May) and Dreamgirls (2006, 18 May). Each film will be introduced by a guest speaker, and there will be an exhibition of posters and memorabilia in the Workstation, adjacent to the conference room. Book launches and other events will be announced in due course.
Stagestruck! is sponsored by the University of Sheffield’s Arts Enterprise programme ( and “Restaging the Song”  is presented in association with the Sheffield Centre for Research in Film (
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2013 Annual Conference on Education Innovation

Call for Papers 

2013 Annual Conference on Education Innovation
21-23 November, 2013

The Annual Conference on Education Innovation  (ACEI 2013) will be held in OKINAWA,  Japan during November 21-23,ACEI 2013 is a dynamic, three-day convergence of industry leaders, visionaries, entrepreneurs, investors, and activists who are truly and deeply passionate about education

ACEI 2013 is to provide a platform for researchers,academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in Networking and Digital Society.This conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and application experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration.

All the submitted papers in these proceedings have been peer reviewed by at least two reviewers drawn from the chairs of committees depending on the subject matter of the paper. Reviewing and initial selection were undertaken electronically. A joint committee meeting was held to resolve the final paper selection and a draft programme for the conference.

Key DatesAbstract Submission Deadline      August 31, 2013Abstract Acceptance Notification       September 15, 2013Pre-registration Deadline                  October 05, 2013ACEI Conference Date                      November 21-23, 2013 
Main Topics:
The conference theme includes, but not limited to, the following topics: 
Academic Advising and Counseling
Art Education
Adult Education
Acoustics in Education Environment
Business Education
Counselor Education Curriculum, Research and Development
Competitive Skills Continuing Education Distance Education
Early Childhood Education Educational Administration Educational Foundations Educational Psychology Educational Technology Education Policy and Leadership
Elementary Education
Geographical Education Geographic information Systems
Health Education
Higher Education
Home Education
Human Computer Interaction
Human Resource Development
Indigenous Education
ICT Education
Internet technologies Imaginative Education Kinesiology and Leisure Science
Language Education
Mathematics Education Mobile Applications
Multi-Virtual Environment
Music Education 
Physical Education (PE)Reading Education
Writing Education
Religion and Education Studies
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
Rural Education
Science Education
Secondary Education
Second life Educators
Social Studies Education
Special Education
Student Affairs
Teacher Education
Technology in Education
Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
Ubiquitous Computing
Virtual Reality
Wireless applications
Other Areas of Education 

General Information on Presentation
Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions will run on November 21st and 22nd. Sessions are usually 90 minutes in length, and normally include six or seven presenters. Presentations and EquipmentAll meeting rooms are equipped with a screen, an LCD projector, and a laptop computer installed with PowerPoint software.  You will be able to insert your USB flash drive into the computer.  We recommend that you bring two copies of your presentation in case if one fails.  You may also link your own laptop computer to the projector cable, however if you use your own Mac please ensure you have the requisite connector. A Polite Request to All Participants
Participants are obliged to arrive on time for all sessions, whether to their own, or to those of other presenters.  Presenters should pay special attention to the time slots that are subject to be divided equally among all oral presentations in one session to ensure that each presenter has equal right to presentation.  The session chair is responsible for taking care of the fair division of presentation time.
Poster Sessions & Poster Requirements1. Materials Provided by the Conference Organizer:
    • X Racks & Base Fabric Canvases (60cm×160cm)
    • Adhesive Tapes or Clamps
2. Materials Prepared by the Presenters:
    • Home-made Poster(s)
3. Requirement for the Posters:
    • Material: not limited, can be posted on the canvases
    • Size: smaller than 60cm*160cm

Contact us:
2013 International Symposium on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education
(ISLLLE 2013)
7-9 November, 2013

To provide an access among many to rich ideas on educational excellence, ISLLLE starts holding conference in November at Osaka, Japan. ISLLLE Conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in language, linguistics, literature, and education at all levels from around the world. The theme of the International Symposium on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Education is designed to attract the research communities to promote connections between theory and practice and explore different perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.

We are kindly welcoming scholars coming from the international and local regions as well as professors, scholars and prospective teachers to Osaka, Japan. The overarching theme of this annual conference reflects important trends and issues on language, linguistics, literature, and education. With inclusive support and recognition from both its attendees, this conference will take effort in keeping its quality and hence making contribution to the field of language and education.
Important Date:

Conference Dates:
November 7-9, 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline 
August 20, 2013
Abstract Acceptance Notification
September 10, 2013
Registration Deadline
September 30, 2013

Submission format

Please follow the formatting rules provided by the conference, and provide the information of the corresponding author such as name, department, affiliation, city, and country.
For full papers, the content should include titles, abstracts, keywords in English, methodologies, results and references. All submitted papers/abstracts should be saved in the form of Microsoft Word files (*.doc), not in pdf files.ISLLLE_paper format.doc
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Language acquisition and learning
Language Education
Intercultural Education
Language Program Evaluation
Innovation in language teaching and learnings
Language Teacher Education (collaborations and practices)
Language Teaching Methodology
Language Curriculum Development
Language Testing and Assessment
Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Teacher Education
The role of language and communication in human cognition
Poetry and Prose (fictional and non-fictional)
Contemporary Literature
Comparative Literature
Media (television, drama, film and others)
Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Literature and Other Arts
Literature and History
Applied Linguistics
Theoretical Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Comparative Linguistics
Contrastive Linguistics
Text Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Forensic Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic statistics
Linguistic typology
Orthography, Pragmatics, Rhetoric, Stylistics and Semantics
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Comparative Education
Early Childhood Education
Education Policy and Administration/Leadership
Education Science
Educational Communications and Technology
Educational Measurement and Evaluation
Educational research
Elementary Education
Family Education
Graduate and Postgraduate School of Curriculum Instruction
Higher Education
Human Resource Development
Imaginative Education
Information and Communications Technology in Education
Information and Computer Education
Language and Creative Writing
Language Education
Language Education
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Physical Education
Preschool Education
Psychological Studies in Education
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rural Education
Social Studies Education
Special Education
Teacher Training
Vocational Education
Writing Education