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[Update] Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 5:52pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.

Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

[UPDATE] Creating the Chalice: Imagination and Integrity in Goddess Studies

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 4:01pm
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Association for Study of Women and Mythology
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Keynote speakers: Judy Grahn, Miriam Robbins Dexter

Advancing scholarship about women and mythology involves the evolution and refinement of scholarly methods. Suggested topics for this symposium might include, but are not limited to, the following:

What are new paths for the field of women's spirituality? What new models and methods support scholarly inquiry? How shall new methods be evaluated? What are criteria for solid scholarship using these new models? What are the complexities around issues of cultural appropriation? How can scholars understand and address the tensions around rootedness and local culture on the one hand, and issues of lineage and history on the other?

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:54pm
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National Institutes of Health Informatics

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care
2nd Advances in Health Informatics Conference
http://ahic.nihi.ca
April 25 - 27, 2012
Executive Learning Centre, Schulich School of Business
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rails in the City: Representing Urban Mobility

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:35pm
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Steven D. Spalding/Christopher Newport University
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Essays are sought for an upcoming special issue on the topic of trains and railway mobility in urban cultures. This issue of Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies explores the relationship between railway mobility and urban cultures by giving particular emphasis to its representation in art, literature and film. Interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, submissions on this topic may deal with any part of the history of that relationship, from the advent of rail mobility in the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and in any national or transnational context. The rise of Mobility Studies as a prominent scholarly discipline in recent years raises the opportunity for just this kind of exciting new interdisciplinary work.

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
National Institutes of Health Informatics

AHIC 2012: Towards Integrated Diagnostics: Bringing Crucial Information to the Point of Care
2nd Advances in Health Informatics Conference
http://ahic.nihi.ca
April 25 - 27, 2012
Executive Learning Centre, Schulich School of Business
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts 6:3 (Spring 2013) Grassroots Politics in the Po

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 1:16pm
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Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
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Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 6, Number 3 (Spring 2013)
Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony

Papers must be received by September 15, 2012 to be considered for publication in this issue.

Please send manuscript publications to the managing editor: Leslie Shortlidge shortlidge.2@osu.edu. Please visit our Web site for the complete call for papers as well as our Submission Guidelines at www.raceethnicity.org.

Queering Area Studies, Deadline November 15, 2011

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:51pm
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ACLA 2012, March 29-April 1, 2012 at Brown University
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Scholars ranging from Rey Chow, Miyoshi, and Harootunian have pointed out how area studies' emergence as collaborator with the U.S. state continues older European colonial structures that narrate non-Western nations in developmental terms.

ACLA Conference, Providence RI (March 29th to April 1st, 2012) / Panel - Love Again: The Turn to Love in Contemporary Literature

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:33pm
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John Pistelli / University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Annemarie Lawless / University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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From the 1960s onwards, there has been a critical change in approach to thinking about love that has gradually shaken it free from the both the duality of eros-agape and the rigor mortis of eros-thanatos.

Miami Vice: The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community (March 16, 2012)

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 12:25pm
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The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
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The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

Miami Vice:

The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community

March 16, 2012, 9:00-4:00 Oxford, Ohio

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade

Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.

Reading Conference in Early Modern Studies, 12-14 July 2012

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:43am
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University of Reading Early Modern Research Centre
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The Reading Early Modern Conference continues to establish itself as the place where early modernists meet each July for stimulation, conversation and debate. As in previous years, proposals of individual papers and panels are invited on research in any aspect of early modern studies relating to Britain, Europe and the wider world. This year, the plenary speakers are Professor Paul Yachnin (McGill), director of the 'Making Publics' project, and Professor John Morrill (Cambridge).

Ellen Glasgow Society CFPs for 2012 American Literature Association [May 24-27; deadline January 6]

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:40am
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Ellen Glasgow Society and American Literature Association
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Glasgow Scholarship will be represented at the American Literature Association's 2012 meeting in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012, in two ways:

Ellen Glasgow and Other Writers: Professional Influences

The Ellen Glasgow Society will sponsor one panel on the relationships Ellen Glasgow forged with other writers during her lifetime with an emphasis on how such relationships influenced Glagow's writing and thematic parallels among the literary works of Glasgow and her cohort. Papers may focus on personal and professional relationships with other writers.

[UPDATE] Kennesaw State University's First World Literature Conference / March 16-17 2012

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 10:44am
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Khalil Elayan / English Department
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The bourgeoisie has, through its exploitation of the world market, given a cosmopolitan character to production and consumption in every country. […] In place of the old wants, satisfied by the production of the country, we find new wants, requiring for their satisfaction the products of distant lands and climes. In place of the old local and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal inter-dependence of nations. And as in material, so also in intellectual production. The intellectual creations of individual nations become common property. National one-sidedness and narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national and local literatures, there arises a world literature.

Spaces of Work 1770–1830: A one-day interdisciplinary conference on 28 April 2012; proposal deadline 1 December 2011

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:22am
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Humanities Research Centre/University of Warwick
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Spaces of Work 1770-1830 will address the relationships between workers and spaces in Britain. We aim to showcase current research and are particularly interested in interrogating under-analyzed types of work and space. For example, we hope to develop the theorization of types of work that critics have not conventionally understood as 'work' (the performance of music as practical activity, for instance). We also aim to bring attention to under-analysed spaces. For example, due to Romanticism's traditionally rural focus, literary critics of this period have only recently begun to interrogate urban spaces; interdisciplinary discussion of urbanism in this period would therefore be particularly valuable.

The Other Dickens: Neo-Victorian Appropriation and Adaptation (Proposals due: Feb 29, 2012)

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:45am
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Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies

As part of the bicentenary celebrations of Dickens's birth, the editors of a special issue of Neo-Victorian Studies on 'The Other Dickens: Neo-Victorian Appropriation and Adaptation' invite contributors to consider the 'other' Dickens – those aspects of Dickens's life and work that have been the subject of recent revision, reappraisal, and transformation in contemporary culture. The special issue will aim to critically assess our persisting fascination with this canonical Victorian figure and, more generally, the 'Dickensian' cultural legacy of the Victorian age in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

PCAC - May 10-12, 2012

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Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 8:17am
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Popular Culture Association of Canada
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The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present.

Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).

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