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Framing the Black Arts Movement (Sept. 30, 2011; NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:24am
Bill Waddell / Northeast Modern Language Association

This session is intended to entertain (at least) two senses of the term "framing," and perhaps some tension between them. On the one hand, to frame something is to contextualize it in order to make it more readily understood, and this is something we might reasonably expect to be able to do, now more than forty years from BAM's conscious beginnings and nearly forty from its disintegration. Or apparent disintegration. To frame is also to enclose within a boundary, and BAM does seem to be a relatively tidily confined period of intense activity, having, in the lore, a traditional origin (1965) and a traditional demise (1974), both connected with actions taken by Amiri Baraka.

Film and the Second World War in Scandinavia. 1 February 2012

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 10:22am
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema

Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (JSCA) is a peer-refereed scholarly journal devoted to all aspects of film culture in Scandinavia. The journal aims to become an indispensable contributor to the growth of knowledge about Scandinavian filmmaking and to provide a stimulating platform for discussions on Scandinavian cinema and its cultural background.

Reconstruction 12.3 Special Issue: "(In)Securities"

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 7:20am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue "(In)Securities"
Edited by
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

In the past years, the world has been dealing with increasing anxieties about state and urban
security, which were largely exacerbated after traumatic experiences such as the 9/11 terrorist
attacks of New York and Washington D.C. in 2001, the 2004 train attacks in Madrid and the London bombings in 2005.

[UPDATE] L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory (15/8/11)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 7:59pm
L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island

A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.

"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." — The Golden Road (1913)

"and even if you are not Abegweit-born you will say, 'Why … I have come home!'" — "Prince Edward Island" (1939)

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:54pm
NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)

We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.

We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.

TYCA-West 2011 (Deadline: 08/15/11)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 4:46pm
Two Year College English Association for the Western Region

Transitioning into and out of Academe: Thinking and Writing for College Students

The theme for TYCA-West 2011 Conference centers on the transitions that students make as they join our colleges. Our students have to negotiate new course materials, new methods of instruction, and possibly new academic expectations, all against the backdrop of an unstable job market and potentially busy personal lives. These challenges often manifest themselves in students' writing. Therefore submissions that address the theory, methodology, and curriculum of college writing (with emphasis on basic writing) are encouraged. Topics relating to other English or Humanities courses taught in the first two years of college are also welcome.

Middle Eastern Poetry and Poetics - SAMLA conference (Nov. 4-6) in Atlanta

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 4:32pm
Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University

This panel seeks abstracts for 20-minute papers on contemporary and new Middle Eastern poetry, especially papers that present these new voices in their cultural contexts. (Panel so far consists of papers on Mahmoud Darwish, Nazim Hikmet, and Orhan Veli). By July 31, 2011, please send substantive abstracts either by post to Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302-3970 or by e-mail at

Peer Review, Reimagined: Facilitating Students' Understanding of Giving and Receiving Feedback --Send abstracts by 9/30/11

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 1:54pm
Stephanie Andre / Northeast Modern Language Association 43rd Annual Convention

The assumption employed by most composition instructors is that peer review is a good thing—-a valid, helpful exercise—-whereas many students view it as a waste of time. It would be worthwhile to examine both our assumptions about peer review and our students' assessments of it, as well as exploring ways in which we have worked to reimagine or revise peer review in our classrooms. This panel also seeks to address the following questions: How do we guide students into critically evaluating each other's (as well as their own) papers? How do we advance students' increased awareness and nuanced appraisal of the feedback they give to, along with the feedback they receive from, their classmates?

CfP Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:35am
Christian Fuchs, Uppsala University

Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of tripleC – Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.

Edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco
For inquiries, please contact the two editors.

The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW5) (July 12-15, 2012; accepting until December 1, 2011)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 8:47am
Whedon Studies Association

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association ( and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fifth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, sponsored by the University of British Columbia. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon—the Jossverse(s) or Whedonverse(s)—will be held on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15, 2012. UBC's Dr. Sharon Sutherland, Sarah Swan, and Hélène Frohard-Dourlent will be local arrangements chairs.

CFP@ British Landscapes on Film

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:22am
Paul Newland/ Aberystwyth University

Edited Collection: British Landscapes on Film.

Proposals by 1 October, 2011.

From the earliest days of British cinema, filmmakers have sought to capture landscapes on screen. Some British landscapes represented in films have spectacular qualities. Others operate as everyday rural or isolated spaces. And others appear to be significant primarily because they are not modern and urban. Some of the most memorable, iconic and enduring images in British films feature characters in landscapes.

"International Conference on Modern Hydraulic Engineering" (CMHE2012)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 11:14pm
China Association of Hydraulic Engineering Education (CAHEE)

Topics of Related
(Including but not limited to the following topics)

1. Theories and Practices of Modern Water Conservancy and People's Livelihood-oriented Water

2. Related Fields of Hydro Project Technology

 (1) hydraulics

 (2) hydrology and water resource

 (3) river sediment

 (4) flood and draught disaster management

 (5) irrigation and water conservancy

 (6) hydropower

 (7) geotechnical engineering

 (8) survey of water conservancy project

 (9) hydraulic engineering construction

3. Hydraulic Engineering Construction, Management, Information Technology and Related Matters