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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.

[UPDATE] "Minding the Body" Conference - 3/1/13 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan 28th)

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:33am
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

"Minding the Body" is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English Student Association in the English program at The Graduate Center (CUNY). This conference will include work by graduate students that considers theoretical perspectives and scholarship that explores the mind-body problem via a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities (literary studies, philosophy, visual arts, and performance studies), the social sciences, technology and media studies, neuroscience, medicine, psychology, and cognitive science.

The Pandering of Pandarus

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:31am
Samantha Crane / McKendree University

Though Geoffrey Chaucer's second-longest work, Troilus and Criseyde, appears to be about two lovers, another character, Pandarus, receives more of the spotlight than any other individual. Chaucer adds hundreds of lines to his source, Giovanni Boccaccio's Il Filostrato, throughout Books I through IV. In fact, Chaucer more than doubles Pandarus' lines to a total count of just over 1,800 (Modarellia 404). These lines develop Pandarus' character and give readers a better understanding of what kind of man he is – talkative, meddling, conniving and possibly even appalling. Throughout the majority of the work, Pandarus controls the action, effectively writing his own personal love story.

2013 International Symposium on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 5:09am
Higher Education Forum

The 2013 International Symposium on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences (ISBENS) seeks to provide a discussion forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students about the latest ideas in the foundations, theory, models and applications for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing disciplines of biological engineering and natural sciences, including computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedicine, biomedical engineering.

Research papers in the following research disciplines are greatly welcomed. However it should be noted that the research disciplines listed below should not be seen as exhaustive.

CFP: Advertising and Consumer Culture conference, May 31 - DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:35am
Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum / University of York

CALL FOR PAPERS: University of York Centre for Modern Studies Third Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium

Commercial speech – advertising – makes up most of what we share as a culture . . . As the language of commercialism has become louder, the language of high culture has become quieter.
– James B. Twitchell, Twenty Ads that Shook the World

CFP: Graduate Student Essay Contest in Age Studies (15 March 2013)

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:31am
Modern Language Association Age Studies Discussion Group

We are pleased to announce a new, annual graduate student essay contest in age studies in the humanities. The contest is sponsored by the Modern Language Association's Age Studies Discussion Group, and the winning essay will be published in the new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities.

ICSI 2013

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:39am
(February15,2013 Extension!)The Fourth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2013)(Springer LNCS)

Dear colleagues and friends,

Requested by prospective authors and considered the coming Lunar New Year Festival in China, the ICSI2013 organizing committee again decided to extend the Paper Submission Deadline to

*** February 15, 2013 ****

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes on Computer Science(LNCS) which will indexed by EI, INSPEC, DBLP, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), ISTP, etc.
Some high-quality papers will be selected for special issues in some SCI-indexed International Journals (NC,SC,IJAI, JSIR, etc.).
The annual ICSI event is one of the leading events in the area of swarm intelligence.

[UPDATE] CFP The Tangible, McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference

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Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:45pm
McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Association

The Tangible

McGill University

Department of Art History and Communication Studies

4th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

April 26th, 2013

"We must habituate ourselves to think that every visible is cut out of the tangible, every tactile being in some manner promised to visibility, and that there is encroachment, infringement, not only between the touched and the touching, but also between the tangible and the visible,"
- Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible

The graduate students of McGill's Department of Art History and Communication Studies invite you to consider the implications of the tangible in a one-day interdisciplinary graduate student conference.

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