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"The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work," CCCC 2013

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 11:52am
Christopher Carter & Shannon Madden / University of Oklahoma

We are requesting papers for a concurrent session on "The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work" for CCCC in Las Vegas, Nevada 16-19 March 2013. Submissions should be consistent with the conference theme, "The Public Work of Composition," and should address the medium of film from a rhetorical perspective. In particular, papers can explore how filmic rhetoric addresses social issues and/or intersects with critical pedagogy. If films foster Burkean identification, as David Blakesley and others point out, where does that identification lead? How do films construct publics & counterpublics? How can we use film in the critical classroom?

Survival [update]

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:54pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504

MW-PCA 2012 - Science in Popular Culture

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 1:32pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area is looking for papers that address issues of production, representation, and reception of popular science. Topics to address include, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (A specific show, channel, etc)
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Film
- Religion and Science
- Science and Science Fiction

[UPDATE] Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:53am

Dear colleagues,
I am inviting abstracts for a Special Session at the 2012 PAMLA at Seattle University, October 19-21, for a panel I am presiding, titled:
Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock
This panel examines musical genres in France and the Francophone World with emphasis on how music can be used in a French as a second language classroom and as a tool to enhance teaching and deepen understanding of France and the Francophone world.
Please send a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract to

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:14am
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Wisdom in Oromo Literature

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 8:33am
Endalew Fufa Kufi/ Adama University

Nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language, and the element of language that best encapsulates a society's values and beliefs is its proverbs (Martin 2010). It is also an amplifier of the society's spiritual heritage to the upcoming generation in the form of living wisdom. Wisdom, in this sense, is an approach to life, a way of looking at the world and, a way of living out in a very deliberate, rational ways of commitment to God (Bratcher 2011). Likewise, this work makes relative comparison into Oromo proverbs against English proverbs.

Conflicting Mythologies: Culture, Tradition and Modernity in Indian Writing in English.

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:02am
Anindya Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of English, University BT & Evening College, North Bengal University

The Western narrative of Modernity, an ideological growth of capitalism, has disciplined and shaped India's dream of development from the colonial era to the globalised present. An integral part of the colonising/civilising project, the myth of modernity stood for a market-driven industrial economy, bureaucratic government, liberal-democratic politics, and Western education. These would supposedly help backward nations achieve the status of developed nations once they prepare themselves for it. Modernity was a myth that validated imperialism by plotting India's position on the lower segment of the graph of development in a vision of history that advanced towards the perfection of civilization.

CFP: Feminist Sinologies_October 5-7, 2012_University of Michigan

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:22pm
Feminist Sinologies_University of Michigan-Ann Arbor_Center for Chinese Studies

This conference invites papers that think about the production of knowledge made possible by the synergies between feminist theory and sinology.

Eighteenth Century Theatrical Histories, or, the Long, the Deep, and the Wide: ASTR, Nashville, November 1-4, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:47pm
American Society for Theatre Research

For the 2012 conference of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), we seek papers for a Working Group entitled "Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Histories, or, the Long, the Deep, and the Wide." Long, deep, and wide are three descriptive words often associated with 18th century studies, and nodding to the theme of the conference we want to explore how these words might help "cast" the theatrical history of the 18th century we construct.