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[UPDATE] Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 7:23pm
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."

–Margaret Atwood

The Students of English Studies Association (SESA) of California State University, Fresno, in collaboration with Rasquache, and the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA), announces its call for papers for the 2011-2012 publication of Motley.

We welcome papers related to the theme:

Diversity/Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement Book Series: Call for Editorial Board Members

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 1:56pm
Matthew Lynch/Langston University

Matthew Lynch and Rowman and Littlefield are proud to announce the creation of a new book series entitled Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement. Books in this series will explore how anti-intellectualism and academic disengagement manifest themselves in American society, and how they are expressed in various cultures. As a general rule of thumb, the series will primarily focus on the intersection of anti-intellectualism/academic disengagement & education. Currently, we are recruiting members to sit on a 10 member editorial board.

Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement Book Series: Call for Book Proposals

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 1:54pm
Matthew Lynch/Langston University

Matthew Lynch and Rowman and Littlefield are proud to announce the creation of a new book series entitled Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement. Books in this series will explore how anti-intellectualism and academic disengagement manifest themselves in American society, and how they are expressed in various cultures. As a general rule of thumb, the series will primarily focus on the intersection of anti-intellectualism/academic disengagement & education. Please visit www.drmattlynch.com/book-series.html to found out more information about the series and how to submit a book proposal.

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:38am
Department of English, Gauhati University

Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually in summer by the Department of English, Gauhati University. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance. It has a special interest in the retrieval of texts and authors who have been invisible in mainstream disciplinary concerns but are considered significant in their respective locations and are presented convincingly.

Gender inequality in Parliaments

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:35am
Dorota Opyd/ University of Liverpool

Gender inequality in political sphere.
Gender under-representation in parliaments.
Media coverage of women politicians.
Socio-cultural barriers towards women politicians.
Male dominated parliaments
Selection, promotion , election of women MPs
Electoral systems and their impact on the number of women in parliament
Affirmative action and quotas used as tool to increase women representation in politics

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) - Call For Papers

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 7:26am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Call For Papers

The mission of the Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) is to serve society through excellence in education, research, service and to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of everyone ranging from the academic and professional research communities to industry practitioners in a range of topics in computer sciences and engineering in general and computer security, biometrics and bioinformatics, image processing and signal processing. All journals under CSC seeks to publish a balanced mix of high quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, book reviews, tutorials, editorials as well as pedagogical and curricular issues surrounding computer science and engineering fields.

SCMS panel: French and Francophone Cinema at the Margins of France

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:38am
Niels Niessen

In "An Atlas of World Cinema," Dudley Andrew states that though "we still parse the world by nations," "a wider conception of national image culture is around the corner, prophesied by phrases like 'rooted cosmopolitanism' and 'critical regionalism'." Taking up the directions in which Andrew sees the concept of national cinema opening up, this panel explores the borders of, and within, French cinema. It does so along two main strands. First, it examines the role and visibility of the French regions (or provinces) in French national cinema. French cinema for a long time having been concentrated in only a few places (especially Paris, Nice, Marseille), in recent decades more and more films have been set, shot and produced in the regions.

Versions of Piers Plowman (Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 2:59am
International Piers Plowman Society (IPPS)

In his recent book The Lost History of Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner concludes that Piers Plowman, "the most magnificent of poems," is also "one still in the process of becoming." This is not to imply that the poem will reach some final point of achievement, but rather that we must enlarge our understanding of the poem to include "innumerable acts of production and intervention from the 1360s to today." Taking a capacious view of our object of study, this panel invites papers that explore Piers Plowman in its many-versioned manifestations.

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