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Planets on the Table: Leave-Taking in 20th Century Poetry, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston, MA

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:46am
Bill Waddell, Northeast Modern Language Association

To live long enough and to have the kind of poetic career that seems to call for some formality of leave taking surely constitute a double blessing. But it's easy to imagine as well that a writer would feel a unique pressure in composing such a summation—composing in a comprehensive sense: the language, the context, the perspective. This panel aims to assemble analyses of a range of such published, leave taking gestures, of the criteria we should use (or not use) for assessing them, of the critical uses we can make (or that have been made) of them, perhaps even of our tendency to take poems that seem to face another way and invent them.

Regional CEA Journal: Notes on Teaching English [NOTES] call for contributions

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 8:41am
NOTES, a journal of the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association

After a long hiatus, the journal of GACCEA will return in May as an online journal. "Notes" will offer pedagogically directed scholarship on all topics relevant to teaching college-level English, in a fresh multimodal online format. We invite you to participate in shaping this exciting publication by contributing your scholarship. The journal will come online in early May of this year. We welcome submissions for possible publication in this journal—both scholarly and reflective.

We are looking for four types of contributions:

LAST CALL - World Picture Journal Annual Conference 2012 - ACTION - Brighton, UK

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 7:33am
worldpicturejournal.com

World Picture Conference
University of Sussex
Brighton, UK
2-3 November 2012

Theme: 'Action'

Keynote speakers:
Felix Ensslin, Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart
Alberto Toscano, Goldsmiths College, London

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of action. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

The World Congress on E-commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW2012)

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 1:31am
SDIWC

The World Congress on E-commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW2012)
London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom
Aug. 27-29, 2012
http://www.sdiwc.net/mt1

All the accepted papers will be submitted to IEEE for potential inclusion to IEEE Xplore and Ei Compendex
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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom, From Aug. 27-29, 2012 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

[UPDATE] Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 7:23pm
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."

–Margaret Atwood

The Students of English Studies Association (SESA) of California State University, Fresno, in collaboration with Rasquache, and the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA), announces its call for papers for the 2011-2012 publication of Motley.

We welcome papers related to the theme:

Diversity/Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement Book Series: Call for Editorial Board Members

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 1:56pm
Matthew Lynch/Langston University

Matthew Lynch and Rowman and Littlefield are proud to announce the creation of a new book series entitled Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement. Books in this series will explore how anti-intellectualism and academic disengagement manifest themselves in American society, and how they are expressed in various cultures. As a general rule of thumb, the series will primarily focus on the intersection of anti-intellectualism/academic disengagement & education. Currently, we are recruiting members to sit on a 10 member editorial board.

Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement Book Series: Call for Book Proposals

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 1:54pm
Matthew Lynch/Langston University

Matthew Lynch and Rowman and Littlefield are proud to announce the creation of a new book series entitled Studies in Anti-Intellectualism and Academic Disengagement. Books in this series will explore how anti-intellectualism and academic disengagement manifest themselves in American society, and how they are expressed in various cultures. As a general rule of thumb, the series will primarily focus on the intersection of anti-intellectualism/academic disengagement & education. Please visit www.drmattlynch.com/book-series.html to found out more information about the series and how to submit a book proposal.

Margins: A Journal of Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:38am
Department of English, Gauhati University

Margins, an international peer-reviewed journal, is published annually in summer by the Department of English, Gauhati University. It offers a space for the exploration of the marginal in its theoretical implications and in literature and culture. It welcomes examination of the historical and the contemporary through interdisciplinary perspectives – looking at texts in both their wider conceptual and immediate situational significance. It has a special interest in the retrieval of texts and authors who have been invisible in mainstream disciplinary concerns but are considered significant in their respective locations and are presented convincingly.

Gender inequality in Parliaments

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 10:35am
Dorota Opyd/ University of Liverpool

Gender inequality in political sphere.
Gender under-representation in parliaments.
Media coverage of women politicians.
Socio-cultural barriers towards women politicians.
Male dominated parliaments
Selection, promotion , election of women MPs
Electoral systems and their impact on the number of women in parliament
Affirmative action and quotas used as tool to increase women representation in politics

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