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Beyond the Essay: Assignment Innovation (MLA Convention - Jan. 3-6, 2013)

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 4:56pm
Tom Keegan and Matt Gilchrist/MLA Special Session

In this age of technological advancement, does the essay maintain its pedagogical utility? Are there assignment alternatives that better address the kinds of learning (and living) our students need (or desire) in the 21st century? To help answer such questions, we invite paper/presentation proposals that address the development and use of innovative assignments that extend and challenge the scope of the essay in undergraduate or graduate education.

Topics might include: multimedia projects, blogs, text mining, collaborative composition, service-learning, and civic engagement.

300-word abstracts due by March 20, 2012.

Everyday Romanticism (Special Session, MLA Boston 2013)

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:18pm
William Galperin, Rutgers University; Michael Hardy, Rutgers University

Papers that examine the category of 'the everyday' in transnational Romantic-era writing are welcome. Topics might range from the treatment of common, ordinary subjects in works like Lyrical Ballads and Leaves of Grass to attempts to theorize the everyday in light of industrialization, imperialism, and world war. Also welcome are papers that address the conjunction/disjunction of the everyday with new discourses of statistics, probability, and normalization in the emerging social sciences. Submit 300-word abstracts by March 15, 2012.

General issue: 2012-13

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 11:51am
Neo-Victorian Studies

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2012/13 general issue. The editors welcome articles from established and early career scholars and creative artists on any topic related to the exploration of nineteenth-century legacies from twentieth/twenty-first-century perspectives. We encourage papers that push the understanding or cultural memory of the 'Victorian' beyond its usual temporal and geographical boundaries, investigating the politics of memorialisation, appropriation, adaptation and revision within inter-disciplinary frameworks and across multimedia.

Neo-Victorianism and Marginal Voices (MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6)

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 11:45am
(MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6)

This panel seeks papers that explore the parameters of neo-Victorian literature from a variety of historical, formal, or theoretical approaches. Questions addressed might include (but are certainly not limited to) the following:

Digital Shakespeares - The Shakespearean International Yearbook, 10 April 2012

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 10:32am
The Shakespearean International Yearbook

Digital Shakespeares: Innovations, Interventions, Mediations

A Special Issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook

Edited by Hugh Craig and Brett D. Hirsch

If data is "the next big idea in language, history and the arts", as Patricia Cohen has suggested, where are we now in Shakespeare studies? Are we being "digital" yet?

Early-Modern Contemporary, MLA 2013, Boston, 3-6 Jan

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 9:54am
Anton Vander Zee

Early Modern Contemporary

Browning waxed Shakespearean; Eliot got metaphysical; Rich composed her own valediction. How, then, has recent poetry engaged the early modern imaginary--its politics and materialities, its new science and old weather, its generic conventions and characters.

Submission requirements: 250-word abstracts from critics and/or poets. Depending on the number of submissions, this might be either a round-table or a panel session.

Deadline for submissions: 17 March 2012

Comics, Religion & Politics, 4th & 5th September 2012, Lancaster University [Update]

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 9:28am
Emily Laycock, Lancaster University

Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this two day conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.

Hospitality & Society

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 5:15am
Paul Lynch, Co-Editor of Hospitality & Society, an Intellect Journal

Hospitality & Society is an international multidisciplinary social sciences journal focusing upon academic perspectives on hospitality, and addresses all aspects of hospitality and its connections with wider social and cultural processes and structures.
Aims & Scope
- To consider issues associated with hospitality leading to its advancement and understanding, including developing new approaches to the study of hospitality.
- To serve as a multidisciplinary forum encouraging interdisciplinarity with contributors coming from a wide variety of disciplinary bases.
- To be international in scope and inclusive in its coverage addressing hospitality from the macro to the micro level.
Article Submissions

KOME journal - Call for Papers - Basic researches on communication & media (10th May 2012)

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 2:10am
KOME - An International Journal of Pure Communication Inquiry

Call for papers

KOME, a new peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Hungarian Communication Society is currently seeking articles for its early issues. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication studies, with a focal point on pure communication inquiry.

CFP - Signal Processing: An International Journal (SPIJ)

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:30am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in a Signal Processing: An International Journal (SPIJ) Volume 6, Issue 3.

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