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Teaching Unplugged: CCCC 2013 (Las Vegas)

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:06am
Chad Engbers, Calvin College

Electronic media such as text messages, wikis, and social networking sites are of course changing the ways our students think and write; programs such as Blackboard, WebCT, and Moodle are changing the ways we teach them to write.

Given those facts, however, when does it make good pedagogical sense to turn off the electronics and rely on old school technologies such as pencils, paper, and chalk?

[REMINDER] KISSES AND A LOVE LETTER: READING SEXED SUBJECTIVITY IN ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND VISUAL ARTS AFTER LACAN'S SEMINAR X

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:18am
Jennifer Murray, Associate Professor, Université de Franche-Comté, France

International One-Day Conference:
Friday, March 22, 2013, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2012 (see below).

Keynote speaker: Joan Copjec (Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Media Study, and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo).

Ecomasculinities (collection of essays)

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:06am
Michael G. Cornelius / Wilson C

Call for papers

Ecomasculinities

Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.

CfP: Gendered Immigration: WiG 2012 (Shawnee, PA, October 25-28); April 15, 2012

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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 6:40pm
Maureen O. Gallagher / Women in German

Please see the following CfP for the 2012 Women in German Conference (Oct. 25-28, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA). The deadline has been extended to April 15.

Gendered Immigration in Pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture

This panel will investigate representations of immigration to and emigration from Germany in the pre-20th century period. While much research has investigated German encounters with the other on foreign soil through travel, this panel instead explores the implications of permanent relocation and its effects on national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities inside and outside of Germany.

Comics Get Medieval 2013 (First Call) (9/1/12; PCA Washington DC 3/27-30/13)

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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 12:56pm
Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

First Call for Papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

PCA Washington, DC 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area
Organized By Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason Tondro
Proposals Due to Organizers by 1 September 2012

"The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work," CCCC 2013

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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 11:52am
Christopher Carter & Shannon Madden / University of Oklahoma

We are requesting papers for a concurrent session on "The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work" for CCCC in Las Vegas, Nevada 16-19 March 2013. Submissions should be consistent with the conference theme, "The Public Work of Composition," and should address the medium of film from a rhetorical perspective. In particular, papers can explore how filmic rhetoric addresses social issues and/or intersects with critical pedagogy. If films foster Burkean identification, as David Blakesley and others point out, where does that identification lead? How do films construct publics & counterpublics? How can we use film in the critical classroom?

Survival [update]

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:54pm
Michigan College English Association

http://www.michcea.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504

MW-PCA 2012 - Science in Popular Culture

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 1:32pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area is looking for papers that address issues of production, representation, and reception of popular science. Topics to address include, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (A specific show, channel, etc)
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Film
- Religion and Science
- Science and Science Fiction

[UPDATE] Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:53am
http://www.pamla.org/2012

Dear colleagues,
I am inviting abstracts for a Special Session at the 2012 PAMLA at Seattle University, October 19-21, for a panel I am presiding, titled:
Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock
This panel examines musical genres in France and the Francophone World with emphasis on how music can be used in a French as a second language classroom and as a tool to enhance teaching and deepen understanding of France and the Francophone world.
Please send a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract to christa.jones@usu.edu

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