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Tricks of the Trade: Stagecraft and Culture, High, Low, and Popular (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts due Oct 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8:23pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

Paper proposals are invited for a panel on Tricks of the Trade: Stagecraft and Culture, High, Low, and Popular that will be presented at the SCSECS annual conference.

The SCSECS conference will be held on February 23-25, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Grove Park Inn. For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, and special events and about the conference venue, please consult our SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

Metacognition, Active Learning, and Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:33pm
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association

500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses "learning how we learn" activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, the Internet (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, other learning sites/styles).

Mapping Queer Bioethics: Special Issue of the Journal of Homosexuality and Upcomcoming Conference [Due: October 15, 2011]

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:19pm
University of Pennsylvania and The Journal of Homosexuality

MAPPING QUEER BIOETHICS: SPACE, PLACE, AND LOCALITY IN LGBTQ BIOETHICS

Extended Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY to be timed with a one-day symposium and an international conference on queer bioethics to be held at the University of Pennsylvania

Editors/Conveners: Lance Wahlert and Autumn Fiester

Announcing the publication of this special issue, the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting two events:
- A one-day symposium on queer bioethics on March 29, 2012
- And the 1st National Conference on Queer Bioethics on September 21-22, 2012
Confirmed speakers for these events include: Cindy Patton, David Halperin, Elizabeth Freeman, Heather Love, and Lisa Cartwright.

Call for Book Reviews: Working Papers in TESOL/AL Deadline October 20th

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:19pm
Catherine DiFelice Box/ Teachers College, Columbia University Web Journal

Book Reviewers Needed for Teachers College, Columbia University
Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics*

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is
now accepting book reviews for its future publications. This Web Journal particularly
welcomes reviews of recent books in the following areas of TESOL & Applied Linguistics:
Second language acquisition
Second language assessment
Sociolinguistics
Pragmatics
Discourse analysis
Second language instruction
Second language literacy
Second language teacher education

RAW: Research, Art, Writing -- An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 4:24pm
The University of Texas at Dallas -- School of Arts & Humanities -- Graduate Student Association

RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Benjamin L. Alpers of the University of Oklahoma
Richardson, Texas
March 24, 2012

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing, an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the humanities, the fourth annual RAW symposium continues to build upon the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.

UPDATE Canadian Short Stories for NeMLA March 15-18; Oct 10 deadline

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 4:06pm
NeMLA Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel examines works of Anglophone Canadian short story writers, such as as Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood. Is the short story a genre particularly suited to female Canadian writers? Do these short stories authors convey the notion of Canadianness? Other possible topics include: collections of linked stories, 'flash fiction,' influences among Canadian authors, or connections between an author's stories and novels. Send 350-500 word abstracts to Karen Stein by 10/10

Appropriations of Shakespeare in the Long Eighteenth Century (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts due Oct 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:40pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

This is a panel for the 2012 annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-century Studies: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

We welcome paper proposals that address "Appropriations of Shakespeare in the Long Eighteenth Century."

Please send proposals to me by October 31, 2011. Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address.

"Crisis in the Amazon" ACLA 2012 at Brown U. DEADLINE Nov 1

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:30pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Now accepting submissions for seminar "Crisis in the Amazon" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference to be held at Brown University from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.

Open Secrets: Women's Lives as Fare for Fiction (Feb 23-25, 2012)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:15pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

You are invited to submit a proposal for a paper on "Open Secrets: Women's Lives as Fare for Fiction" to be presented at the SCSECS 2012 annual conference. Abstracts should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address. The deadline for abstracts is October 31, 2011.

The conference will be held on February 23-25, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Grove Park Inn. For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, and special events and about the conference venue, please consult our SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

ACLA Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 1:18pm
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona

ACLA 2012 Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"

Bodies on Stage

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:45am
German Society for Contemporary Drama in English / Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Bodies on stage are one of the central elements of theatre and – implicitly – also of drama. Characters on the page attain the status of corpo-reality. At the same time, a living person becomes part of the "as-if" world of the play, signifying class, ethnicity, gender, age. Bodies and their movements in space, voice, facial and gestural expression produce additional meanings which often go beyond the written text. Thus, each performance of a play is unique. Physically demanding theatrical moments – from tap dancing to Kung Fu fighting – especially highlight the precarious liveness of the moment and the virtuosity of the actor.

[UPDATE] Can Christianity be postsecular? Professions of faith and doubt in contemporary American fiction

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:09am
Pete Rorabaugh/SAMLA 2011, November 4-6, Atlanta, GA/SCCL Panel (Revised deadline: Oct 15, 2011)

The term "postsecular" appears in the fields of political theory, sociology, and literature from time to time to describe a resistance to the narrative of secularization. Scholars defining postsecular approaches attend to the complex interactions between the empirical skepticism of the academy and the new religious expression that occurs in a postmodern-inflected world. John McClure has defined the implications of postsecular religious expression contemporary American literature.

From the Glorious Revolution to the European Union: Connections Between the British Isles and the Continent, March 9 & 10, 2012

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:01am
University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute

britishislesandthecontinent.com

Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame announces an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on the history and literature of the British Isles in a European context from the Glorious Revolution to the twenty-first century.

Anthology - Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 9:46am
Leslie Worthington

Call for Papers

Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia

Contributions are sought for a critical anthology entitled Seeking Home: Tradition and Modernity in Appalachia. The collection is interdisciplinary in scope and will bring together essays on the literatures, musics, and visual arts of the region. Rather than attempting to define 'Appalachianness,' Seeking Home will interrogate diverse 'Appalachias' and how they respond to, imagine, and negotiate the dialectic between authenticity and hybridity, tradition and modernity, the past and the present, the 'inside' (Appalachia) and the 'outside' (the transnational South). Possible subject areas include but are not limited to the following:

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