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Nurturing Reflective Writers--The "A-ha Moments"

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:58pm
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Indiana English
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Indiana English seeks submissions of focused, first-person narratives that describe and explore specific school-based "a-ha moments" that led to a deeper understanding of the writing process and an increased ability to look at one's own writing thoughtfully and critically.

Topics to focus on include but are not limited to one of the following:
A specific teacher
A specific in-class exercise
A specific writing assignment or project
A specific peer review or revision session
A specific text
A specific one-on-one encounter with a teacher
A specific session in a writing center
Any moment as a student or teacher that helped you become a more-reflective writer

Adapting Historical Narratives

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:05pm
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Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, Leicester
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Adapting Historical Narratives
A one-day conference

Organised by the Centre for Adaptations,

De Montfort University, Leicester,

Tuesday 28 February 2011

Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic, genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid), represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to popular-cultural). Focuses might include heritage cinema; historical documentaries and docudramas; biopics; retro nostalgia; contemporary history on screen; new-media developments and convergences in the representation and remediation of history; and constructions of national histories and historical nationalisms.

The Function of Ecocriticism at the Present Time

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 11:05am
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Journal of Ecocriticism
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of
Journal of Ecocriticism

"The Function of Ecocriticism at the Present Time"

Critique, even that which finds little to love in its object, is rarely cynical. Critics are by definition optimists. Even those who enjoy nothing more than shredding a text or a rival strand of thought do so under the sign of hope: for interpretive clarity, for historical accuracy, for alternative perspective, and so on. And in the end, isn't some version of utopia, grand or small, at stake in all critical acts? Why else criticize if not to forward, even backhandedly, a glimpse of the world one wishes to see?



Wasting Nature: Ecocriticism and Photography

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 8:38am
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Photography and Culture
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CALL FOR PAPERS
WASTING NATURE: ECOCRITICISM AND PHOTOGRAPHY

JOURNAL
Photography and Culture

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS
September 1st, 2011

Henry Fox Talbot famously described photography as the "pencil of nature." Although this metaphor refers to photography's special relationship to the real, to the indexicality that makes it suited for naturalist representation, Talbot's evocative phrase also raises important questions about photography's relationship to nature. Indeed, nature remains an abiding passion among contemporary practitioners as it was among early photographers. Beyond naturalism and nature appreciation, however, how has photography approached nature?

Call For Paper: ICICTES 2012, Hua Hin, Thailand, January 26-28, 2012, (submission deadline November 21, 2011)

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 4:53am
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Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
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Call For Paper

The Third International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Embedded Systems
Cha-am/Hua Hin, Thailand 26–28 January 2012
http://itpe.siit.tu.ac.th/icictes2012/

Children's Media

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 11:08pm
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Interdisciplinary Humanities

The spring 2012 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on children's media. We will be looking for scholarly articles and nonfiction essays that explore works produced for children or works that focus predominantly on children: video games, picture books, fantasy works, hip-hop music/poetry, illustrated works, anime, film, and children's poetry, to name a few. These various media are relevant to children and have become an important part of twenty-first century scholarly study. We ask that all essays be interdisciplinary in nature and that they do not exceed 6,000 words. Please send inquiries and submissions to either Dr. Wynn Yarbrough at wynnyarbrough@hotmail.com or to Dr.

Problems of Education in the 21st Century. Twelfth Call for Papers

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 1:31pm
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SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE "SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA'

SCIENTIFIC METHODICAL CENTRE
"SCIENTIA EDUCOLOGICA"
The Associated Member of Lithuanian Scientific Society, European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) and International Council of Association for Science Education /ICASE/,
SCIENTIA SOCIALIS, UAB (Ltd.)
http://www.jbse.webinfo.lt/Problems_of_Education.htm
E-mail: problemsofeducation@gmail.com

A Grimm Legacy: The Impact of Grimms' Tales in the English Speaking World. 6th-8th September 2012.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 5:07am
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Dr. Andrew Teverson, Kingston University

2012 is the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. To mark this occasion, the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University (U.K.) is planning a series of open lectures and a conference assessing the impact of the Grimms' collection upon literature and culture in the English speaking world. This will be a multi-disciplinary conference, and contributions from any disciplinary perspective will be welcome. We also welcome proposals to read creative work, screen films, mount performances and exhibit visual work.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Donald Haase (Wayne State University) and Neil Philip (Author and Independent Scholar).

Representing Queer Time, Engaging Queer Theory - SCMS March 21-25, 2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 11:00pm
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies
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A central concern of contemporary queer theory is the question of time. Recent trends in queer critique have focused on issues of temporality in a range of arguments, from Lee Edelman's (2004) anti-social thesis on reproductive futurity to Elizabeth Freeman's (2010) work on erotohistoriography as a counter to chrononormativity. As J. Halberstam points out, the concept of queer time provides a valuable framework for assessing political and cultural change (2005; 4). For example, the focus on temporality has produced significant alternative genealogies, bringing into focus queer subjects otherwise occluded from heteronormative histories (Haberstam 2005; Roderick Ferguson 2004).

CFP: Global Shakespeare

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 4:57pm
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Shakespeare: Journal of British Shakespeare Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Shakespeare: Journal of British Shakespeare Association special issue

"Global Shakespeare"

Deadline: September 30, 2011

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities, 30/3/2012-1/4/2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 4:13pm
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Association of Welsh Writing in English

CFP AWWE conference 2012

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities

The Association of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for conference presentations and performances for its twenty-fourth annual conference, which is to be held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, between 30 March and 1 April 2012.

Ideas of Place and Particularity - Journal Issue, May 2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 3:51pm
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Modern Horizons Journal

For the May 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.

Place and particularity may be emphasised practically or addressed theoretically; in both cases, the importance of our own time, space, and experiences, and how these relate to what is different or other, is evident. Whether considering buying and growing food locally, participating in community activism, or working to sustain the diminishing realities of neighbourhoods, the urge to encourage and realise place and particularity is prevalent in our societies.

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