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Rural Teacher Identity Development: Stories of Growth, Change, and the Challenges/Rewards of Teaching English in Rural Schools

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 1:11pm
Lisa Eckert, Montana State University Dept. of English

How does an early career teacher negotiate tensions between university instruction and real-world expectations in rural settings? How does a mid-career teacher maintain energy and enthusiasm amid an educational culture focused on testing and objective definitions of knowledge, especially in rural schools? How does a late-career teacher continue to effect change and grow as a professional in rural communities? Several books and articles have described and theorized the difficult journey to becoming an English teacher, including Britzman's Practice Makes Practice (1991) and Alsup's Teacher Identity Discourses: Negotiating Personal and Professional Spaces (2006).

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 12:03pm
Irene Gammel / MLCRC, Ryerson University

Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Join us in New York City for a reception to celebrate Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (MIT Press, 2011) edited by Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo.

Friday, November 4th, 2011, 6 – 8pm

Come and enjoy the art work, music, and poetry. Refreshments will be served.

Francis M. Naumann Fine Art
24 West 57th Street, Suite 305
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-582-3201

For more information:
Cait MacIntosh, admin@mlc.ryerson.ca
Dana Martin, dana@fancisnaumann.com

Call for Papers Transgressive/Trash/Exploitation/Art Cinema

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 11:16am
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers Transgressive/Trash/Exploitation/Art Cinema
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
http://www.swtxpca.org
Please make plans to attend our 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Who We Are/What We Do

[UPDATE] Dickens and the Visual Imagination, 9-10 July 2012

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:48am
An international two-day conference to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012. Hosted by University of Surrey, Paul Mellon Centre and the Watts Gallery

This conference, hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre in London and the University of Surrey in Guildford, will explore the interfaces between art history and textual scholarship through the work of Charles Dickens.

Plenary speaker: Professor Kate Flint (Rutgers University). Other speakers TBC.

Sculptural Film

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:07am
Session for the Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians

38th Annual AAH Conference & Bookfair
The Open University, Milton Keynes
29 - 31 March 2012

Session 19:
'Sculptural Film: Before and Beyond Richard Serra'
Session Convenor:

Katerina Loukopoulou, University College London, k.loukopoulou@ucl.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent (April 6-7, 2012)

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 8:41am
Jonathan Fedors and Katie L. Price / Department of English, University of Pennsylvania

Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
April 6-7, 2012

Confirmed Keynote Panelists: Maria Damon (University of Minnesota), Craig Dworkin (University of Utah), Brian Reed (University of Washington at Seattle)

Reflections and transfigurations: tradapting and performing Shakespeare today. 26-27 April 2012, University of Toulouse, France.

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 7:06am
ART. University of Toulouse Le Mirail

CFP: Reflections and transfigurations: tradapting and performing Shakespeare today. 26-27 April 2012, University of Toulouse, France.
Confirmed Plenary speakers: Djanet Sears (University of Toronto), author of the critically acclaimed Harlem Duet (1997), Paula Vogel (Yale) author of Desdemona: a play about the handkerchief (1993). Both playwrights will discuss their own play as well as the original text which inspired them, Othello.

'Unplanned Wildernesses': Narrating the British Slum 1844-1951 - University of Warwick - 19th May 2012

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 6:51am
Humanities Research Centre University of Warwick

In 1844 Friedrich Engels described the slums of Manchester as 'unplanned wildernesses'; stating that no 'human being would willingly inhabit such dens' (The Condition of the Working Class in England). This emphasis on the bewildering experience of the slum – the 'maze of lanes, blind alleys and back passages' – as well as the slum's contaminating presence in the Victorian city, is part of a wider dialogue concerning working-class neighbourhoods throughout the nineteenth century that incorporated the writings of such figures as Charles Dickens and the sociologist Charles Booth.

ACLA 2012 " Reproduction, Life, and Futurity in the Humanities"

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 6:34am
Brown University, RI, March 29th to April 1, 2012

Call for Papers: ACLA 2012 " Reproduction, Life, and Futurity in the Humanities"

Now accepting paper proposals for a seminar session entitled "Reproduction, Life, and Futurity in the Humanities" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference to beheld at Brown University from March 29th to April 1, 2012.

New Voices in Irish Criticism: "Legitimate Ireland"

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 6:15am
Queen's University Belfast

New Voices in Irish Criticism: "Legitimate Ireland"
19th – 21st April 2012
Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University, Belfast

From plantations to Grattan's parliament, poitín distillers to the IMF bailout, the Irish have always had a fraught relationship with institutions of political, social and religious power. It raises questions surrounding the legitimacy of performative and systemic aspects of Irishness, which has been and continues to be in flux both north and south of the border.

ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE: tracing memories / imagining spaces

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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 4:43am
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature

ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE: tracing memories / imagining spaces
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 36th annual conference
Dates: 28 May-3 June 2012.

Deadline for submissions: 15 Oct 2011
Keynote speakers Jacques Rancière (philosopher), Erkki-Sven Tüür (composer) and others.

Hosted by Tallinn University and the Estonian Literary Museum
Location: Tallinn University (Estonia)
Go to www.iapl.info for details on submission of paper or panel proposal.

Questions? contact: execdir@iapl.info

Hugh J. Silverman, IAPL Executive Director and Program Coordinator

Emergent Communities in Contemporary Experimental Writing May 4-5, 2012

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:23pm
Hosted by the Poetry and Politics Research Cluster, University of California, Santa Cruz

This conference is organized around experimental writing and its many, varying communities including performance art collaborations, small press publishing and editorial projects, virtual and digital work, academic affiliations, and intersecting aesthetic, social and political identities and representations. The goal of this conference is to embrace the productive and generative connotations of these two terms as innovative acts and encounters that are always in the process of both venturing to do something previously untried, and questioning and testing the very boundaries and mores, however contingent, established by those attempts.

The Nonhuman Turn in 21st Century Studies - May 4-5, 2012

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 11:02pm
C21: Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Nonhuman Turn in 21st Century Studies
Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
May 4-5, 2012

This conference takes up the "nonhuman turn" that has been emerging in the arts, humanities, and social sciences over the past few decades. Intensifying in the 21st century, this nonhuman turn can be traced to a variety of different intellectual and theoretical developments from the last decades of the 20th century:

actor-network theory, particularly Bruno Latour's career-long project to articulate technical mediation, nonhuman agency, and the politics of things;

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:40pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:
Comparative performance in England

Comparative performances in England and other countries

Street performance

Provincial performance

Performance of Guilds

Women and performance
Boy's companies

Current Productions of early modern plays

Shakespeare Festivals

Playing spaces

Actors and the text

Theatrical Gesture

Court Performances and Masques

ANZASA Biennial Conference

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:51pm
Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association

The Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association will be hosted by the University of Queensland's Cultural History Project, in Brisbane, Australia, from 3-7 July, 2012. ANZASA will again bring together scholars from Australia and New Zealand with colleagues from around the world who specialise in American Studies.

Keynote Speakers:
• Emeritus Professor Michael Fellman, Simon Fraser University
• Professor Paul Giles, Challis Chair of English, University of Sydney
• Professor Karla F. C. Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law, Duke University

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