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Southern Appalachian Culture Series October 12-13, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 12:01pm
Gardner-Webb University

Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina is accepting presentation submissions for its biannual Southern Appalachian Culture Series, an interdisciplinary conference to be held October 12-13, 2012. This year will feature presentations on Cherokee culture, although we also invite and encourage other papers that deal with any aspect of Southern Appalachian culture, literature, or tradition. The conference is part of a symposium which will offer concurrent sessions of presentations by writers and scholars, including graduate and undergraduate students, and prominent Cherokee scholar and storyteller, Freeman Owle.
Possible presentations on Southern Appalachia include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Teaching Food - Deadline 7-31-12

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 11:54am
Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy

The editors seek jargon-free articles (5,000-10,000 words) and media essays (overviews on books, film, video, performance, art, music, websites, etc. 3,000 to 5,000 words) and items for an occasional feature, "The Material Culture of Teaching," that explore the uses of food in all pedagogical contexts and disciplinary perspectives.

The availability of food has shaped civilizations, motivated explorations, trade and imperialism, and has prompted technological advances. From iconic representations, to unease over the state of the current global food system, to culinary fads or concerns for health, food is at the forefront of public and personal debates, and it has become a powerful site of analysis in the practice of teaching.

Edited Collection: Challenger Unbound (Revaluating Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger Narratives)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:46am
Dr. Jonathan Cranfield (University of Kent) and Prof. Helene Machinal (University of Brest)

Habitually characterised as a late-appearing variant upon the Victorian Quest Romance, Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" (1912) in fact marked the beginning of the author's prolonged investigation of science, ideology and belief under the inhibiting constraints of early twentieth-century modernity. The narratives span from 1912 to 1929 and this new collection will be dedicated to re-evaluating the narratives, their author, the wider culture that he inhabited and the legacy of his work for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We are interested in work that treats the texts either directly or tangentially through other aspects of Conan Doyle's life and thought.

Call for Essays: Circulations of Religion and Medicine in North American Culture [Abstracts due July 15, 2012]

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 10:04am
Ashley Reed and Kelly Bezio

As twenty-first-century critics we are inclined to think of medicine and religion as oppositional disciplines with incompatible approaches to the world. The "secularization thesis," promulgated in the work of Max Weber and other early-twentieth-century sociologists, has positioned scientific objectivity as replacing religious superstition, with medicine "switching sides" from a spiritual discourse controlled by ministers and shamans to a scientific one produced by doctors and researchers. But this relatively new thesis elides how, as anthropologist Linda L.

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle; Deadline: August 1, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:53am
Daniel Bivona (Arizona State University), Helena Gurfinkel (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

Edited Collection CfP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle

Co-Editors: Dan Bivona, Arizona State University, and Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

500-word abstracts and 1-paragraph bios to and by August 1st, 2012.

Lex-ICON Conference , Mulhouse-Basel, June 7-10th, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 9:43am
Jennifer K Dick / Université de Haute-Alsace

Lex-ICON :
Traiter l'image comme un texte/
Traiter le texte comme une image
Lex-ICON : Treating image as text & text as image

Colloque international
Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse
7-10 juin 2012

Co-organisé par Jennifer K Dick (UHA/ILLE), Océane Delleaux
(UHA/CREM/Edith), Éric Suchère (École Supérieure d'Art et Design de SaintÉtienne),
Didier Girard (UHA/ILLE), Jean-Robert Gerard (UHA/ILLE)
et Fréderique Toudoire-Surlapierre (UHA/ILLE)

Assistantes d'organisation : Claire McKeown, Anne Raimondo et Caroline Adam

Boyish Reading and Writing

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:26am
Jonathan A. Allan, NeMLA

Call for Papers

Boyish Reading and Writing

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Boyish Reading and Writing

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her paper 'How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys,' noted, 'the gay movement has never been quick to attend to issues of effeminate boys.' Indeed, Sedgwick's paper and Carol Mavor's *Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barries, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott* (2007) serve as the impetus, at least in part, for this seminar.

The Works. Of the (Im)Possible: Speaking, Thinking and Writing the (Im)Possible, Graduate Conference, LMU Munich, 8-10 Nov 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 7:45am
Languagetalks 2012, LMU Munich

Languagetalks 2012: Graduate Conference at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, 8-10 November 2012

Languagetalks is an interdisciplinary conference series, organized at regular intervals by members of the structured Ph.D. programs ProLit (Promotionsstudiengang Literaturwissenschaft) and LIPP (Linguistisches internationales Promotionsprogramm), both affiliated with LMU Munich's Faculty for Language and Literary Studies.

Alles Mögliche. Sprechen, Denken und Schreiben des (Un)Möglichen / The Works. Of the (Im)Possible: Speaking, Thinking and Writing the (Im)Possible

SNDP 2012 : WI-IAT 2012 on Social Networks and Data Processing

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 5:40am
WI-IAT2012 / Macau University

International Workshop on Social Networks and Data Processing (SNDP) in conjunction with The 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence/Intelligent Agent Technology (WI/IAT2012) will be held in Macau, China on 04 Dec 2012.

Important Date:
Paper Submission Deadline June 25 2012
Notification of Acceptance August 1 2012
Camera-ready/Copyright August 31 2012
Registration TBA 2012
Workshop Day December 4 2012

Selected papers will be invited to SCI-indexed Journals.

Journal: The Shakespeare Institute Review. Issue 1: Death and Mortality in Shakespeare. Deadline 20/05/2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:49am
The Shakespeare Institute Review

The Shakespeare Institute Review is a new online academic journal, which is funded by the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law. It is run by four research students at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

Students at this institution, and on other postgraduate Shakespeare programmes, are invited and encouraged to contribute short papers for publication. Each issue of the journal will be themed.

We thought it exhilaratingly inappropriate, and so irresistible, to signal the birth of this journal with an issue looking at death.

1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 1:53am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries: Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that".
(Bill Shankly, Football Manager)

[UPDATE] Call for Articles: Composition Webtexts (Peer-reviewed)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:56pm
Writing Commons

Writing Commons, a peer-reviewed, online resource for writers, invites submissions for publication. Writing Commons is an open-education resource for undergraduate students. While we welcome all submissions, we currently have a special call for first-year composition webtexts, especially for articles on these topics:

"Introduction to New Media Writing"

"Fan Fiction"

"Identifying an Argument"

"Writing in Narrative Style"

Various Articles on Historiography

Re-visiting the "Nation" in Contemporary Narratives by American Women of Color (March 21-24, 2013 )

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:40pm
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Boston, Massachusetts

This panel seeks papers that address the political-economic engagement of the U.S. with different parts of the world that has re-nuanced definitions of Americanness/nationhood/ national belongings in narratives by American women of color from the Caribbean Islands, Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East. The panel encourages comparativist approaches that read together two or more texts to chime on the possibilities of understanding the notion of the nation as a relational concept.

Please send 500 word abstract to dmgomaa@uwm.
Deadline: September 30, 2011

The Caribbean Stage: From Traditional Theater to Modern Performance

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 8:15pm
The Critical Caribbean Symposium Series, The College of the Bahamas November 23rd - 24th 2012

In the fall of 2012, the Critical Caribbean Symposium will be organized around the theme: The Caribbean Stage: From Traditional Theater to Modern Performance. This symposium will attempt to map the trajectory of theater in the Caribbean and the ways in which contemporary Caribbean playwrights and theater practitioners strive to articulate a theatrical culture that might undo and/or surpass the limitations of their predecessors.