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Jürgen Habermas's Communicative Action & Writing

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:43pm
Ruben Quesada

The proposed session seeks writers and scholars to reassess the literary, cultural, and sociopolitical import of Jürgen Habermas's book, The Theory of Communicative Action . Named as one of the most important sociological books of the 20th century, Habermas's enlightening two-volume book concerns the subjective, objective, and intersubjective or social avenues of speech and language. This proposal seeks to address issues of central concern to writing in the digital age—aesthetic and composition—truth, value, and expression.

Please email 250-word abstracts by 4 March 2013.

Mythology and Popular Culture Area at the MPCA/ACA

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:28pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Call for Papers: MYTHOLOGY and POPULAR CULTURE
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
St. Louis, MO
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis Union Station Hotel
Deadline for Abstracts: April 30, 2012
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

The Mythology and Popular Culture area of the Midwest PCA invites papers and panels on any aspect of the intersection of myth and popular culture. For example, presenters may wish discuss the role and reconfiguring of religious myth in movies, TV, books or music; alternately, papers may focus on the ways in which popular culture creates new or different mythologies outside of traditional religious discourse.

Writing the Farm: Ecocritical Perspectives on Literature and Agriculture

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:21pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

CFP "Writing the Farm: Ecocritical Perspectives on Literature and Agriculture" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference--San Diego, CA, November 1-3, 2013.

For the session "Writing the Farm: Ecocritical Perspectives on Literature and Agriculture," we are seeking a variety of papers discussing literary works from any geographic region that deal with "writing the farm" and themes such as sustainable/organic farming, peasant life, farmland development, environment, pollution, animal rights, etc.

Marxism..."That is the Question"

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:49pm
Marxist Literary Group/South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 8-10, 2013

Taking a cue from Shakespeare's Hamlet, this panel focuses on a critical examination of the act or state of calling one's self a Marxist, that is to say, it asks the question, "What does it mean to be a Marxist in the 21st century?" For instance, what are the challenges that arise when reflecting on individual access to digital archives in relation to others who may rely only on printed materials? What are the advantages or disadvantages of Marxist articulations across various media such as print, digital, or film, concerning their selection of viewpoints for defining one's self as "Marxist?" How does "being Marxist" differ across ethnic, gendered, racial, sexual, and religious lines?

Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-Racial' Era

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 1:04pm
Tammie M Kennedy, Joyce Middleton, and Kris Ratcliffee

The editors invite chapter proposals that work with the collection's title, Haunting Whiteness: Rhetorics of Whiteness in a 'Post-Racial' Era. As imagined in this collection, whiteness is an identification, a trope with associated discourses and cultural scripts for thinking and acting. As an identification, whiteness (via its presences and absences) constructs identities for people and texts as well as for cultural events and institutions. As an identification, whiteness functions as Freud describes all identifications: as a ghost, a haunting, which feeds on invisibility, nostalgia, and melancholy.

"English Renaissance Literature," 2013 Meeting of the RMMLA, Vancouver, WA, USA, October 10-12, 2013.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:55pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Twenty-minute papers that address any theme pertaining to English Renaissance Literature. Topics of interest include gender, religious, and race studies in early modern literature. Submit a 300-500 word abstract to Ruben Espinosa at respinosa2@utep.edu. The deadline for submitting abstracts is March 10, 2013.

"The Russian Boom Was On": The Inter-Cultural Work of Translation (Nov. 8-10, Atlanta Georgia)

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:53am
SAMLA 2013 conference

Constance Garnett's 1912 translation of Dostoevsky is credited with sparking the "Russian Fever" in Great Britain, while Russia's entry into the Great War as an ally set off the "Russian Boom." Yet, an increasing fascination with the country, its culture, and its literature dates from the beginning of the 20th century and continues beyond the years of war and revolution.

Arguing Religion in Early Modern England (MLA 2014)

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:39am
Melissa M. Caldwell

This panel will focus on the creative uses of various types of religious argument—satire, polemic, animadversion—their innovations, interplay, and relationship to humanism and print culture.

Please submit 250-word abstracts to mcaldwell@eiu.edu by March 10.

Edited Collection: After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:02am
Prof Karl Leydecker and Dr Jenny DiPlacidi/ University of Kent

We invite contributions for an edited collection that examines the period of 'after marriage' in the long eighteenth century. It is the aim of this book to bring together a series of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in North America and the UK that explores representations of 'after marriage' (broadly conceived of to include after the marriage ceremony or after the end of the union) in the variety of cultural forms during this period. We welcome work that questions accepted definitions of marriage and married life to explore narratives of alternative experiences during or post matrimony.

Queer Youth

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 10:27am
Modern Language Association Annual Convention 2014

Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 2014

Queer Youth

This panel features scholarship focused on the intersections of childhood and queer identities in literature, popular culture, and film. I am especially interested in papers focused on the intersections of sentimentalism and representations of LGBT youth. Open to papers covering a diverse array of genres, time periods, geographical regions. Send 250 word abstracts
and 150 word bios to kproehl@clemson.edu. Due March 15th, 2013.

Special Themed Issue on The Spectral South

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:20am
Special Issue of The South Carolina Review: The Spectral South

Essay proposals are invited for a special themed issue of The South Carolina Review that examines the images of zombies, vampires, and other undead in the American South. We are particularly interested in how the narratives of these specters exorcise cultural guilt about slavery, fears of racial contamination, and the split personality of the state that once succeeded from the Union. We are also happy to consider contributions that take a broader view of what the "Spectral South" might mean. Possible topics might consider the following:

Call for Papers for volume 7, n° 1(13)/ 2014 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies www.essachess.com Environment and

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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:23am
ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies

Call for Papers for volume 7, n° 1(13)/ 2014

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
www.essachess.com

Environment and communication

Coordinators:
Pieter LEROY (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands) and Marie-Gabrielle SURAUD (CERTOP, Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse 3, France)

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