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"What Students Talk About When They Talk About Writing"

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 2:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana English
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Indiana English welcomes submission from students and teachers of all grade levels for a forthcoming issue themed "What Students Talk About When They Talk About Writing."

What do students enjoy about writing and writing instruction? What do they find frustrating? What advice from teachers do they find helpful? What advice do they ignore? Why? How can teachers provide students the opportunity to honestly and thoughtfully reflect on their writing and writing instruction? How can this type of reflection benefit students and teachers? We seek pieces that address these and related questions in a variety of ways.

ADAPTATIONS

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,

Transcultural Networks in the Indian Ocean, 15th-18th centuries: Europeans and Indian Ocean Societies in Interaction

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 12:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Su Fang Ng / Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture (journal)
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We are calling for submissions for a special issue of _Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture_, a general cultural studies journal, on the topic of "Transcultural Networks in the Indian Ocean, 15th-18th centuries: Europeans and Indian Ocean Societies in Interaction."

UPDATE Food and Identity (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:48am
full name / name of organization: 
Marta Hess/South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Food identifies us. The ways in which we prepare, consider, consume, discuss, and build traditions around food and foodways all contribute to the ways that we see ourselves and that others see us. Food and the rituals that surround it can both unite and divide us. Janet Theophano in Eat My Words notes the stories that women tell through the cookbooks they write, and in Hungering for America, Hasia Diner connects identity, food, and the immigration experience. Additionally, films demonstrate the performance aspects of food: Big Night and Like Water for Chocolate entice viewers with their lush images, while at the same time they signify stormy family issues.

Food and Identity

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Marta Hess/SAMLA
contact email: 

Food identifies us. The ways in which we prepare, consider, consume, discuss, and build traditions around food and foodways all contribute to the ways that we see ourselves and that others see us. Food and the rituals that surround it can both unite and divide us. Janet Theophano in Eat My Words notes the stories that women tell through the cookbooks they write, and in Hungering for America, Hasia Diner connects identity, food, and the immigration experience. Additionally, films demonstrate the performance aspects of food: Big Night and Like Water for Chocolate entice viewers with their lush images, while at the same time they signify stormy family issues.

Queer People VI Art and Lives: Studies in the History and Representation of Sexualities Christ's College Cambridge,4–7 July 2012

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Mounsey, University of Winchester UK
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Call for Contributions:

After a decade of Queer People, we reach our sixth conference: a time for reflection or a time for looking forward? Or both? Has anything changed, and if so in what directions? Are there different goals in sight from when we began? Should queer academia respect the creative impulse in the same way as the critical?

We invite, stories, other artworks or performances as well as papers and proposals for panel sessions from any and all disciplines on the subject of sexuality. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for a twenty-minute piece, to the organizers. Please also attach a brief biography.

Please send abstracts by 30 September 2011 to

[UPDATE]: Great Writing - Creative Writing Conference [UK] (4/20/11; 6/18/11 - 6/19/11)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:32am
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Great Writing - International Creative Writing Conference

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Great Writing 2011

The UK's 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

Imperial College London
Saturday June 18th - Sunday June 19th 2011

Critical or creative presentations are invited for this, the 14th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 18th – 19th June 2011. (Limited remaining space – presentations from the UK, USA, continental Europe, Australia, China, and more!)

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit for next issue by 05/31/11)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Akademeia
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Akademeia is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding work from a wide range of disciplines and from scholars of all training levels. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts. Prospective authors should consult the most recent Guide For Authors, available on our website, www.akademeia.ca. All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, canvas, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review

Modernist Marriage and Divorce - abstracts due 4/7

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Holly Jackson/ Modernist Studies Association 2011 Conference, Buffalo NY October 6-9
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From the rise of no-fault divorce to nativist anxiety about exogamy, the shifting structure of marriage is a defining preoccupation of modernist fiction. This panel will examine the cultural innovations that reshaped marriage in the modernist moment. How do representations of marriage relate to teleology/futurity? What formal structures and aesthetic strategies arise to represent the dissolution of the institution that traditionally represents narrative closure? Does divorce signify differently in American and British modernisms? Despite the spike in the divorce rate, is marriage itself resistant to modernization? Is marriage a site of nostalgia, a yardstick of historical change, an antiquated relic?

[UPDATE] CSECS/ABS/NEASECS 2011 panel, Adaptation and 18th-Century Literature--new deadline April 12

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Aphra Behn Society/Northeast Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.

Education and Utopia: Theory and Practice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 5:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tyson Lewis, Montclair State University

The Society for Utopian Studies is holding its annual conference at Penn State College this year from October 20-23. In advance of a special issue of Utopian Studies on the theme of "utopia and education," I am putting together a panel on utopian pedagogies in theory and/or practice. Rather than education in utopian literature or utopian literature as educational process, I am interested in research that focuses on education itself as containing a utopian dimension and pedagogies/educational experiments that embody, enact, or elicit utopian possibilities.

Please submit a brief 100-250 word abstract of your proposal to me by no later May 1st.

"The Politics of Travel," Georgetown University, 3/30/12-4/1/12; Deadline: 10/1/11

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gary Totten / International Society for Travel Writing
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"The Politics of Travel":
The Seventh Conference of the International Society for Travel Writing

The International Society for Travel Writing invites you to join its seventh biennial conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. from March 30th-April 1st 2012.

The conference has a special, but not exclusive, focus on "The Politics of Travel." Papers on this theme might address (but are not limited to) the following topics:

VIRTUAL FUTURES Conference - 18th-19th June 2011

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Virtual Futures, Luke Robert Mason

VIRTUAL FUTURES
DIGITAL NATIVES: FEAR OF THE FLESH

University of Warwick, UK, 18-19 June 2011
http://virtualfutures.co.uk

"as art collapses into science, centralised control dissipates into networks, and culture migrates beyond man, the old models of explanation, classification and discussion are rendered obsolete."
-Virtual Futures, 1996

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