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Graphic Novels and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
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College English Association
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welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on graphic novels and their role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of graphic novels in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

[UPDATE] Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:05am
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Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

The PEW Research Center found that "91% of American adults own a cell phone." As a result, devices such as the cell phone (or smartphone or tablet) have found an important place in education both inside and outside of the classroom; although, usage outside of telephone conversations (i.e. texting, or apps) decreases. Only about 60% of these users access the internet, while only 50% use apps, and 21% use their phones to participate in video calls/chats. The literacy skills associated with these tools is also on the rise as more individuals utilize them not just recreationally, but also in their education and work experience. Cell phones are just one example of the, many technological tools that are being used for educational purposes.

[UPDATE] Imaginary Relations (ongoing; ejournal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:36am
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Imaginary Relations: A Journal for the Ideological Critique of Aesthetic Objects (IR)

Announcing Imaginary Relations
Invitation to submit essays

Imaginary Relations is an experimental ejournal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:32am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:
The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship—Theology, Philosophy of Religion, History of Religion, Comparative Religion, Mysticism—but also more recently from such diverse fields as Management, Medicine, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Communication, Performance Studies and Education – among many others.

Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:29pm
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Pauline Hopkins Society
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Pauline Hopkins Society Scholarship Award
The Pauline Hopkins Society (http://www.paulinehopkinssociety.org) is pleased to announce the inauguration of its first bi-annual competition for the best essay or book chapter on Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. If you have published an essay or chapter that discusses Hopkins and/or her work, we invite you to consider entering before the January 15, 2015 deadline.

Because entries will be judged through a system of blind reviewing we recommend that any self-citation, either in the body or in notes, be reworked to the third person.

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