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Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is an on-line journal
(http://www.tc.columbia.edu/tesolalwebjournal) dedicated to publishing research in progress in the fields of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.
Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and practice, the journal publishes full-length articles dealing, in a principled way, with language, language acquisition, language teaching, and language assessment.
The journal also publishes interviews, short commentaries, and book reviews.
You are cordially invited to the 10th Medieval English Studies Symposium, organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, which will be held in Poznań from 19-20 November, 2011. MESS10 will have as its aim bringing together specialists in the areas of medieval English literature and linguistics.
Literature Section at MESS10
Princes and Paupers: Class, Money and (social and physical) Otherness in medieval and medievalist literature in English
A Few Lines Magazine (www.afewlinesmagazine.com) is now accepting general submissions under the categories of Short Stories, Poetry, Flash Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. We read year-round and produce issues on a quarterly basis.
We also host a short story contest, which is hosted on a monthly basis.
We are currently accepting submissions for our second issue. The issue is scheduled to debut in September.
General submission guidelines are posted on our online submission manager.
To submit, please follow this link:
An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote speaker TBA shortly.
"'They're not like us,' and for that reason deserve to be ruled."
Edward Said on the colonizing mindset, Culture and Imperialism (1994)
This panel will examine early narratives (including first person, oral, and translated/transcribed) by Diasporic Africans as part of a discourse of resistance. Papers will essentially explore eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African Diasporic narratives, which challenge Western cultural, religious, and social values as a paradigm for intellectual thought. Papers which employ African-centered theoretical frames are highly encouraged. Please send a 500-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (email@example.com). Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2011.
This roundtable will explore pedagogical approaches for teaching the Harlem Renaissance across multi-disciplines and academic levels. Proposals on any aspect of this topic will be considered, but please note that presentations must be 5-7 minutes because of the roundtable format. Papers that focus on cultural works as instrumental in creating a distinctly Black aesthetic are encouraged. Please send a 250-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2011.
Pursuing the Trivial - Investigations into Popular Culture.
A Postgraduate Conference with Invited Guest Speakers, University of Vienna, June 1-2 2012
"The everyday is what we cannot but aspire to, since it appears to us as lost to us."
Stanley Cavell, In Quest of the Ordinary
Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary'
14,15 March 2012
Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)
The Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) in collaboration with Ghent University is happy to announce an international seminar on Ancient Jewish Texts and the 'Literary.' The aim is to bring together scholars working on various ancient Jewish texts and their distinct textual – often called literary - features. The goal is to exchange ideas on the 'literary' in these works and stimulate future research and collaboration.
We are seeking abstracts for the following permanent session for the 53rd Annual MMLA Convention that will be held in St. Louis, Missouri at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott from November 3-6, 2011. The 2011 informal convention theme is "Play...No, Seriously."
The Blame Game: The Politics of Guilt and Neo-Orientalism in the post-9/11 Era
11th Portsmouth Translation Conference
TRANSLATION AND MEMORY
A workshop conference in collaboration with the British Comparative Literature Association
Saturday 5 November 2011
Park Building, University of Portsmouth
Professor Bella Brodzki (Sarah Lawrence College, New York)
Dr Siobhan Brownlie (Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester)
Dr Ayman El-Desouky (School of Oriental and African Studies)
The teaching of writing is characterized by a wide array of practices, often cycling through popular phases or trends. When evaluating the potential effectiveness of instructional methods, many educators rely on descriptive and anecdotal publications, as the literature is replete with them. Although these publications have merit in their ability to disseminate ideas, how can faculty go beyond the descriptive and the anecdotal when determining the most effective means of teaching writing?
What happens when the boundaries between the public and the private are blurred? When private rituals are displayed publicly onstage? When texts produced in aristocratic coterie circles are published for a wider audience to see? When women publish?
Call for papers on African literature, world literature, postcolonial literature, popular culture, popular music, cultural studies, African American literature and culture, carrebian literature and film.
Decolonising the Stage:
Paradigm, Practice and Politics
Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
November 15 – 17, 2011
R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University