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Everyday Ethos: Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 13-16, 2012

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 10:28am
Susanna Engbers

The theme for the CCCC 2013 conference is "The Public Work of Composition," with particular attention to basic writers. An interest in writing as a public work naturally invites consideration of the moral questions inherent in writing for a public audience. (e.g., What is my relationship to my readers? By what means should I persuade? And so on.) The rhetorical concept of ethos should be a natural part of this discussion, given that a rich understanding of ethos leads writers to reflect on the manifestation of their identity in public discourse and the related ethical questions that such presentation entails—among them the age-old question of whether an author must be a "good man," vir bonus, and by what means that goodness may be measured.

ISSUES IN TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERARY THEORY

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:50am
SYED ZAMANAT ABBAS and AASHISH PANDE

All papers should focus on some novel interpretations or suggestions on twentieth century literary theories especially ranging from New Criticism, Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Aesthetics, Reader Response Theory especially that propounded by Roland Barthes, Wolfgang Iser, Norman Holland, David Bleich, Hans Robert Jauss, Stanley Fish, etc. Some comments on recent advances by Jonathan Culler and Gerald Prince. Papers invited to this cause will come out in the shape of a book co-edited by Dr. Aashish Pande at The English and Foreign Languages University, India. We expect only serious candidates with sound academic background to send their papers in MLA Format not exceeding 7000 words.

[Call for Articles] Writing Commons: Style Handbook

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:41am
Writing Commons

Writing teachers have been talking about style forever, yet the errors keep rolling in. What's the deal? Isn't the medium the message? Here at Writing Commons, we're interested in ways new media can be used to revisit a vital but persistent problem—style. We ask that you creatively address (using multimedia components or through unique activities) a principle/topic from the list below:

Grammar
Subject/verb agreement
Pronoun-antecedent relationships
Comma splices
Misplaced modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Run-on sentences
Sentence fragments
Shifts in verb tense

The Cultural History of Climate Change

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 9:08pm
Australian National University

27-28 August, Canberra, Australia

Historians since Herodotus have argued that climates shape cultures. We can no longer ignore the fact that cultures also shape climates. Today's climate is increasingly a material effect of the history of industrialisation. The climate of the coming centuries will be an effect of contemporary global society. Recognition of these interactions opens a significant new field to historical inquiry. It brings the economic, political and technological history of the carbon cycle together with cultural, aesthetic and literary reflections of climate, and links the emergence of ecological thinking to broader transformations in the organization of knowledge.

Cinema in Crisis, October 17-19, 2012, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Deadline for Submission June 15, 2012

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 5:34pm
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association (CSGSA)

The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is proud to announce its 14th annual Fall Conference: "Cinema in Crisis."

Crisis: a vitally important or decisive stage in the progress of anything; a turning-point; also, a state of affairs in which a decisive change for better or worse is imminent; now applied esp. to times of difficulty, insecurity, and suspense in politics or commerce [OED Online].

[UPDATE] CFP for Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 4:21pm
Dr. Jonathan Lampley

With the advent of new media technologies and social networking sites making communication faster and easier than ever, there exists a dearth of opportunity to see how fan cultures have evolved as a result. For example, fans can now have a direct impact on how some of their favorite TV shows are made and have influenced the storylines taking place. This type of "participatory" fandom has reached new heights in the 21st century as fans and creators become better connected. With this in mind, Dr. Kristin M. Barton and Dr. Jonathan M. Lampley are seeking proposals for an edited volume under consideration at McFarland titled Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century.

Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:51pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

Short Story Panel / 2012 MMLA

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 3:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Debt, but it is not necessary.

Please send 250-word abstracts by June 1, 2012, to Katy L. Leedy, Marquette University, katy.leedy@marquette.edu.

The convention will be held November 8-11, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit the website at http://www.luc.edu/mmla/index.html.

THATCamp HBCU

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:31am
THATCamp HBCU at Atlanta University Center

Calling all Computer Geeks, Humanists, and Wannabe Techies!

THATCamp HBCU is coming to the Atlanta University Center Library on June 14-15, 2012.

We are accepting REGISTRATION for this FREE (un)conference in Digital Humanities right now at: http://hbcu2012.thatcamp.org

THATCamp HBCU is specifically geared toward exploring and expanding the digital humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, but you do not need to be HBCU affiliated to attend!

UPDATE Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium 5th May 2012

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:24am
Bangor University (CONTEMPO in collaboration with Aberystwyth University)

Unfortunately this event has had to be postponed because of illness. Details will be posted here when it is rescheduled, probably in spring 2013.

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