Aliteracy, the condition of being able to read but not doing so, is a problematic fact in education, with particular repercussions in the teaching of language, literature, linguistics and translation studies. This lack of reading, with the attendant problem of delayed acquisition of necessary vocabulary impedes understanding of course content across programs. How then do we transfer knowledge to students who simply don't read? How do we accommodate aliteracy within an academic setting that depends on reading? Reading is a laborious process in a second language – how does that affect students? How can students acquire research skills in an age of effortless access to information?
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Security (IJS) Volume 6, Issue 2.
Information Security is an important aspect of protecting the information society from a wide variety of threats. The International Journal of Security (IJS) presents publications and research that builds on computer security and cryptography and also reaches out to other branches of the information sciences. Our aim is to provide research and development results of lasting significance in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of secure computer systems.
The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012, and will feature a keynote address by Marvin Taylor, Director of Fales Library & Special Collections and founder of the Downtown New York Collection.
History and Digital Media
META section of MEDIASCAPE - Call for Papers
Beginning with Eugene O'Neill's sea plays and continuing through much of his works are concerns with the problematic encounters between cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. Following recent critical trends that have situated modernist writers in post-colonial discourse, this panel intends to consider how plays like Thirst, The Movie Man, Moon of the Carribbees, The Emperor Jones, Marco Millions, A Touch of the Poet, and others intersect with post-colonialism.
Activist Performance in/and Canada
A Graduate Symposium at York University, 12 April 2012.
The First Annual York University Department of Theatre Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance in/and Canada:
Activist Performance in/and Canada
Deadline for 200 word abstracts extended to Dec. 14. Conference to be held on Feb. 17, 2012 in Riverside, CA at La Sierra University. Please visit website for details: http://44547.orgsync.com/org/naturesconference/Natures2012cfp
Extended deadline (1/2/12) and new submission instructions!
Medieval Popular Culture and Arthurian Legends at the 42nd Annual Popular and American Culture Associations Conference
April 11-14th, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts
Call for papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments of the Middle Ages or Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium. We will consider all proposals for papers, but we especially encourage abstracts on the following for this year's conference:
CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION, BOSTON 2012
2012 POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS' JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA) IN BOSTON
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 22, 2011
PCA/ACA 2012 CONFERENCE, Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
April 11-14, 2012
Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.
2012, the year of the Mayan predicted apocalypse, will certainly be a stellar year for apocalyptic research. These days the apocalypse is prolific in its depictions, creeping in to all kinds of popular culture. Proposals and panels are currently being accepted for this area. Ideas for topics are included below; however, proposals are not limited to these ideas.
Apocalypse in film: Terminator, 2012, The Core, Daybreakers, Zombieland, Independence Day, Night of the Comet, Day after Tomorrow, Armegeddon, The War of the Worlds, End of Days, Resident Evil, Last Night, 12 Monkeys, The Road, The Book of Eli, Dark Angel, Jericho, Battlestar Gallactica, Children of Men, The Matrix, The Hunger Games, Crimson Tide, Invasion, V, Contagion,
South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature. Proposals are welcome on the full range of Native American literature and criticism.
Submit abstract by March 15, 2012.
South Central Modern Language Association's 69th Annual Conference
San Antonio, Texas
November 8-10, 2012
Conference theme: "Death, Eros & the Literary Enterprise"
See the SCMLA home for full details:
Call for Proposals
The Legacy of Pulp Fiction
Pulp Studies Area
Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
April 11-14 2012
DEC. 22 FOR SUBMITTING TO DATABASE
JAN. 14 FOR SUBMISSION DIRECTLY TO AREA CHAIRS
CALL FOR PAPERS
and Proposals for Teacher Workshops
Conference on Illinois History
October 11-12, 2012
Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The Conference welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.
The editor is seeking submissions for an anthology of personal essays written by people who currently live in Gary, Indiana, have lived in Gary, visited family in Gary, lived around Gary and went there frequently, etc. Interviews of older family members or residents, poems, and artwork will be considered. Essays that look at the influence of famous Garyites such as Michael Jackson, Alex Karras, Fred Williamson, and Deneice Williams (and many others) on popular culture will also be considered. Submissions should describe and document the diversity of lifestyles, cultures, socioeconomic classes, and religious backgrounds in Gary, Indiana.
The Barbara Bates Center for The Study of the History of Nursing offers fellowships and research awards of up to $5,000 to support: residence at the Center, ongoing collaboration with nurse historians, and historical research in nursing. It is expected that the research and new materials produced by our scholars will help ensure the growth of scholarly work focused on the history of nursing. For information about applying for a Bates Center Fellowship please visit http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/Pages/FellowshipsandAwards.aspx .