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[UPDATE] Improvisation and Innovation: Clinicians, Scientists and Artists Together, Improving Performans

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:00pm
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Improvisation, the skill of top musicians, writers, clinicians, scientists, executives and other creatives, can give each of us new ways to respond better to change. In improvisation, we use our existing knowledge and skills to create something new in an unplanned, innovative way. Creative, innovative people from multiple disciplines can teach one another strategies to better utilise our skills of improvisation, skills which lead to enhanced performance in work, life and relationships.

Teaching Sustainability

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:17pm
Modern Language Association Two-Year College Discussion Group

For MLA Convention 2014 Chicago. Presentations that explore the teaching of sustainability in English and Foreign Languages, including place-based and project-based approaches to teaching in the environmental humanities. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2013 to Falk Cammin camminfalk@fhda.edu.

Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:59pm
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Last year we heard Barack Obama say "Yes, we can" for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy's "Gangnam Style" for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by repetition. As scholars embedded in a culture obsessed with imitation, parody, and countless other forms of re- acting, we ought to ask one another "what is the significance of repetition?" When is it a form of questioning or deconstruction, and when is it simply re(in)statement or obsession? We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, political, ethical, and literary implications of repetition.

Dieter Leisegang: Cultures, Contexts, Images and Text

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:14pm
Katherine Weiss / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

This panel seeks presentations which will explore the poetry, artwork or philosophy of Dieter Leisegang (1942-1973). 2013 will mark the anniversary of his death by suicide. However, in the 30 short years of his life, Leisegang published several books of poetry, philosophy, and created small miniature artworks. Additionally, he translated the literary works of W.H. Auden, Hart Crane and Edvard Kocbek into German and wrote cultural programs for German television. Leisegang was only 27 years old when he received his doctorate degree from the Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe University where he studied German philosophy under the direction of Theodor Adorno and Julius Schaaf. Thereafter, Leisegang taught philosophy and art theory, among other subjects.

Essay Collection - CW's Supernatural

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:53pm
Dr. Margo Collins

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of the CW television series Supernatural. The following categories suggest possibilities but are by no means exhaustive:

• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Gender
• Race
• Desire and Sexuality
• Hybridity
• Vampires
• Shapeshifters
• Ghosts and Hauntings
• Demons and Angels
• Heroism
• Villainy
• Desire
• History and Memory
• Family
• Power
• Possession and/or Mind Control

Vampire Diaries Edited Collection

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:23pm
Dr. Margo Collins

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Vampire Diaries (either the original books or the CW's television series). The following categories suggest possibilities but are by no means exhaustive:

• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Gender
• Race
• Vampirism
• Shapeshifters
• Hybridity
• Witchcraft
• Heroism
• Villainy
• Adolescence
• Desire
• History
• Memory
• Domesticity
• Power
• Possession and/or Mind Control

"The Kronstadt Moment - The Road to Damascus" - April 26th and 27th

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 12:50pm
Liberal Studies Department - The New School for Social Research, NY.

"The Kronstadt Moment - The Road to Damascus" is an interdisciplinary conference on conversion and disenchantment to be held on April 26th and 27th, 2013, at the New School for Social Research in New York City.

Detailed information about the conference concept, keynote speakers, and submission guidelines are available on the conference website at: www.kronstadt-damascus.com

The call for papers deadline is March 1st, 2013.

Academic Arguments

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:56am
University of South Florida, FYC Program

The editors of the First Year Composition textbook Rhetoric Matters: Language and Argument in Context are currently seeking article submissions for the upcoming third edition. Rhetoric Matters is the primary text for the University of South Florida's Composition II course, and this edition will be the first available in an online, ePub format. Rhetoric Matters approaches the teaching of composition from a rhetorical perspective and highlights the importance of critical thinking, seeing writing as a process, and understanding different kinds of arguments.

Native South: Past, Present, and Future -- MLA Chicago 2014

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:51am
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks paper proposals for a sponsored panel at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, January 9-12.

The past few years have seen increased attention to the Native South. With both the publication of the ground-breaking anthology _The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Writing After Removal_ and a renewed focus on a diverse early south, southern studies and Native American studies are finding new points of dialogue.

[UPDATE] James Agee Society at American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2013, EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:45am
Dr. Jesse Graves/ James Agee Society

[UPDATE] James Agee Society at American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2013

full name / name of organization:

Dr. Jesse Graves / James Agee Society

contact email:

gravesj@etsu.edu

James Agee in Literary Context

James Agee Society at American Literature Association, Boston, May 23-26, 2013

full name / name of organization:

Dr. Jesse Graves/ James Agee Society

contact email:

gravesj@etsu.edu

James Agee in Literary Context

Other Archives, Other Souths -- MLA Chicago 2014

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 11:39am
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature

The Society for the Study of Southern Literature seeks paper proposals for a sponsored panel at the 2014 MLA Convention in Chicago, January 9-12.

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