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ePortfolios in the Academy and Workplace

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:13am
Katherine Wills

Title:
ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in the Academy and Workplace_

Editors:
Rich Rice (TTU) and Kathy Wills (IUPUC)

MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference (July '09, UK)

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 7:42am
MeCCSA, hosted by Bangor University

2009 Annual MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference

The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network invites submission of abstracts for its Annual Postgraduate Conference to be held:

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July 2009 at Bangor University, Wales.

This interdisciplinary conference welcomes papers on topics relevant to any area of media, communication, and cultural studies. The conference is organised by postgraduate students and it is designed for Masters and PhD students, as well as early years postdoctoral researchers.

Presentations may take the form of papers, readings, performances, posters, films and multimedia presentations. Panel proposals with up to four papers are also welcome.

M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 5:58am
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bracha Ettinger (EGS, Saas Fee) and Adriana Cavarero (Verona)

Study on raised-cosine chirped sampled fiber Bragg grating for dispersion compensation applications

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:10pm
fethallah KARIM

In this paper, the transfer matrix method based on the coupled mode theory is presented to analyze the raised-cosine chirped sampled fiber Bragg grating. This filter is proposed for the purpose of dispersion compensation in wavelength division multiplexing systems.
Simulation results show that five channels can be obtained in a bandwidth of 0.6 nm, with the dispersion of -1400 ps/nm. The wavelength spacing between two neighboring channels is 0.8 nm.

Resources For American Literary Study (journal)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:02pm
Gib Prettyman, Associate Editor, RALS

Editors Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley invite submissions to the annual Resources for American Literary Study (AMS Press). RALS has long been a leader in archival study and bibliographical analysis, and its specialty continues to be scholarly discovery in American literature. Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, with notes and a list of works cited (also double-spaced) following the text. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the new MLA style, with internal citation wherever possible. Please send three copies of the manuscript to Jackson R.

CFP: Computer Applications at SCMLA

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:48pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Please submit for the following panel at South Central Modern Language Association in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 29-31.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES:

The 2009 SCMLA Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages session welcomes submissions on any aspect of computer-assisted instruction, humanities computing,
electronic literacy, or related topics. Special consideration given to topics on social or mobile technologies as related to refugees of war, natural disaster, or other displaced collectives. Please send papers or 500-word abstracts to Noel Radley at noelradley@mail.utexas.edu

Deadline for consideration March 31, 2009

Transatlantic routes of American roots music: September 12-13, 2009

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 8:53am
University of Worcester, UK

Call for Papers [DEADLINE April 24th 2009]:

Transatlantic routes of American roots music

University of Worcester, UK

September 12-13, 2009

We invite proposals for papers for this conference examining the impact and significance of American folk music(s) in Britain. We would especially welcome contributions that examine representations of such music in an interdisciplinary frame.

American Polynesian Pop-Culture at Mid-Century MA Dissertation

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:39am
Ashley Roop, MA student, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London

I am working on a Masters degree at Central Saint Martins in London and for my dissertation I am designing a hypothetical exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and I will also be publishing a corresponding catalog (200+ pages) to go along with the exhibition. Being a fan of Polynesian Pop and all things tiki for nearly half my life and given total free reign to chose whatever topic I want, I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to work on a major project I really cared about. My project will focus on the Polynesian Pop movement of the mid-20th century rather than today.

Photography & International Conflict

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:28am
Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD

CALL FOR PAPERS

Photography and International Conflict

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of visual media and international relations to examine the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery in the documentation and communication of wars, violent conflicts and human rights issues. The conference is the first major event of an international research project on this topic.

Genre Migration in Antebellum Popular Print Culture (Proposed MMLA Special Session--November 12, 2009-November 15, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 12:25am
Timothy Helwig/Western Illinois University

Antebellum popular print culture was notoriously fluid, as texts regularly migrated from one genre to another. For example, popular city-mysteries of the 1840s and 1850s drew upon sensational crime-reporting and were often first serialized in weekly story papers and then printed in a series of pamphlets before being compiled and sold as complete novels. This session invites papers that explore any aspect of genre migration during the rich emergence of the penny press, the black press, and the labor press in the pre-Civil War period. How does the migration of texts from one genre to the next affect their meaning and their reception? What common interests did these print sources share on questions of racial, ethnic, or class identity?

[Reminder] Asian Literature Panel at PAMLA (Deadline 3/15/09)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:54pm
So Young Park / Gustavus Adolphus College

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
November 6 and 7, 2009
San Francisco, CA

Papers are solicited on any aspect of Asian literature or film, especially with a transnational focus. Please submit 500-word proposals by March 15 via the PAMLA website: http://www.pamla.org/2009/proposals.

For information, please contact So Young Park (sopark.phd at gmail.com).

Searching for people who sent in an abstract for the publication "Skin, Culture and psychoanalysis"

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 5:07pm
Linda Pedersen

Dear Contributors

I got informed from the editors that more than 90 paper proposals had submitted an abstract for the publication "Skin, Culture and Psychoanalysis". Unfortunately it was not all of us who got a place within the publication. I am trying to gather the contributors who are interested in the topics on -racialization and the production of "national skins" and migration, critical whiteness and Psychoanalysis, to make another publication on this more specific themes. If you are interested in this "alternative" publication, please contact me.

Best regards

Linda Pedersen
email: sursol@hotmail.com

Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse - April 30, 2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 4:36pm
Erin B. Waggoner

Call for Papers!

"If you're doin' it, I think you should be able to say it": Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse

The editors of this book proposal are searching for scholarly essays that relate to the rhetoric of sexuality and gender in the works of Joss Whedon. We're looking for essays that range from all characters, ideas, themes, or anything else that's vampirifically intriguing. The essays can range from any work in the Whedonverse, from the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie to the current Fox show, Dollhouse.

Little Magazines and Modernism (Proposed MLA Special Session - 12/27/09-12/30/09)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 3:12pm
Belinda Wheeler

What is gained or lost when reading T.S. Eliot's _The Waste Land_ alongside early 1920s little magazines? Does such a reading enhance our perception of modernism? Please email 250-word abstracts by March 17 to Belinda Wheeler (bwheeler@siu.edu).
Please note: Papers can focus exclusively on Eliot's work or they use Eliot's work as a touchstone for their wider argument.
This call is for a proposed special session for this year's MLA - i.e. it has yet to be approved.
More information about the conference can be located at
http://www.mla.org/convention

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03am
Journalof Drama Studies, India

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contibutors are senior reserchers or academics from all over the world. articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 April 2009. Send email attachment to bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

1st Global Conference: Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 8:11am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Strangers, Aliens and Foreigners
A Diversity and Recognition Project

Tuesday 22nd September - Thursday 24th September 2009
Mansfield College, Oxford

Gothic and Horror Studies: Journal CFP

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:58am
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

CFP: The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies #6

The online, peer-reviewed Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (http://irishgothich orrorjournal. homestead. com) is seeking article submissions for its sixth issue, to be published in Summer 2009. Past contributors have included David J. Skal, Ramsey Campbell, Mark Jancovich and Kim Newman. The Deadline for submissions is May 1st 2009.

Teaching Problem Solving and Learning

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:57am
Robert William Cobb/ Chungwoon University

The Behaviorist views and theories are limited and inadequate when dealing with the issue of teaching problem solving and learning. Other views and theories will be explored such as the Cognitive view, memory and motivation theories, and how these views and theories would be applied to problem solving, teaching and classroom methods.

Humanities in 21 Century

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:42am
c pracsis

Call for Papers
International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
Rethinking Humanities in the Age of the 'Visual'
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001
Keynote: Gayathri Chakrvorthy Spivak

States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:31pm
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

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