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Revolutionary Voices: Marxism, Communication and Social Change

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:38am
National Communication Association Preconvention Seminar

National Communication Association (NCA) Preconvention Seminar
"Revolutionary Voices: Marxism, Communication, and Social Change"
10:30 am-5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 16th.
New Orleans, LA

"Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 7/15/11; Completed Papers 9/15/11

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:32am
Ama Wattley, PhD

Critical essays are being sought to complement the creative works in an edited anthology entitled Between Worlds to be published by Peter Lang. The anthology is a scholarly project that will include both fictional pieces by creative writers and three or four critical essays by scholars on the themes of home, globalization, diaspora, migration, immigration, displacement, freedom, and belonging.

[UPDATE] The Changing Face of Terror and Terrorism in South Asian Narratives full name--abstracts due Sept.1, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:32am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Under the category of British and Anglophone Literatures, this panel invites papers exploring the changing concept of terrorism and terrorist activities in cultural narratives from the South Asian context. Do we notice an ethics of terror and resistance emerge, or have the cultural and visual media initiated a divergent tactics and a loose commentary which confuse the line between the disciplinary apparatus and the terrorist? Is this changing concept of terror and its perpetuation a symptom of a greater ill? Is it an end in itself? Send abstracts within 150 words to: Abstracts are due by Sept. 1, 2011.

[UPDATE] Conference on the Literary Essay from Montaigne to the Present

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:42am
Queen Mary, University of London

Conference on the Literary Essay, London, July 2-3
Speakers: Adam Phillips, Geoff Dyer, Gillian Beer, Andrew O'Hagan,
Hermione Lee, Karl Miller, Jeremy Treglown, Ophelia Field,
Markman Ellis, Peter Howarth, Ophelia Field, Felicity James, Uttara Natarajan, Stefano Evangelista, Adam Piette, Kathryn Murphy, and Sophie Butler.

Subjects include Montaigne, Bacon, Addison and Steele, Hazlitt, Lamb, Carlyle, Macaulay, Pater, Stevenson, Woolf, the Cold War Essay.

Tickets and details available at:

CFP: NeMLA 2012: Best Practices: Teaching German Literature on the Undergraduate Level (9/30/11; 3/15-3/18/12)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 4:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers


43rd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

This session invites presentations on best practices for teaching German literature to undergraduates. What sets of texts, authors and genres work well in the German literature classroom? What thematic and formal approaches as well as writing assignments enable students to read and engage critically with literary texts and literary studies? How does the teaching of literature contribute to students' cultural, historical and political knowledge about German-speaking countries?

Society for Phenomenology and Media: 14th Annual International Conference

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:13am
Society for Phenomenology and Media

The Society for Phenomenology and Media invites proposals for conference papers and three-person panels for its 14th Annual International Conference.
THEME: Media: Technology, Epistemology, Ontology, and Ideology
WHEN: February 16-19, 2012
WHERE: San Diego, California

Send questions, submissions (250-word abstract) to:
Gabriela Romani, SPM Coordinator

Malay-English Code-switching in a Discussion Forum

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:59pm
Zaemah Abdul Kdir

Code-switching is a widespread phenomenon in a bilingual community and this issue has become one of the main focuses in the studies of bilingualism. The emergence of code-switching research in sociocultural linguistic is greatly contributed to Blom and Gumperz (1972) who introduced the terms situational code-switching and metaphorical code-switching. Since then, a lot of studies had been carried out which rendered mostly around conversational code-switching. However, this study focuses on Malay-English code-switching in online communication among students of higher learning in Malaysia. This research examines discourse functions of code-switching in computed-mediated communication.

Edited Collection on Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 8:02pm
Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction, 1890-1965

Despite the often innovative and vital work of secondary educators in the United States, high schools and normal schools have not been widely explored as important sites in the disciplinary history of composition-rhetoric. Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction will address this gap by providing a robust collection of archival studies of normal school pedagogies, high school classroom and extracurricular practices, and teacher research.

[UPDATE] Comparative Literature Papers--Deadline TOMORROW

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 6:34pm
University of California Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal

To submit:

Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

Jean Rhys at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 4:17pm
Robert Volpicelli / Penn State University

I'd like to put together a panel on Jean Rhys for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. The Conference will be held February 23-25 2012 More information can be found at:

Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (300 words or less) for papers on Jean Rhys. All topics relating to Rhys are welcome. Please send abstracts and questions to Bob Volpicelli, by Sept. 1 2011.

Along with your abstracts, please send a C.V.

Sports Stories & American Culture

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 2:15pm
Cara Erdheim & Rick Magee, Sacred Heart University

"Sports Stories & American Culture": We solicit papers from a wide range of disciplines that look to American literature as a way to understand sports--and vice versa. We are interested in the distinction between stories focused on sports as spectatorship (which characterize much of U.S. culture) and narratives written by or about athletes who have performed in specific events. For example, Marianne Moore's poems about baseball, often written from the fans' perspective, read differently than Jackie Joyner-Kersee's Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete. We look for papers that consider some of the following questions: to what extent has America's athletic and exercise culture been governed by a masculine ethos?

(Re)Mixed Grooves: Disco, Hip-Hop, and the Poetics of Sampling (9/30/2011; NeMLA 3/15-18/2012, Rochester, NY)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 1:55pm
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

43rd Annual Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York

(Re)Mixed Grooves: Disco, Hip-Hop, and the Poetics of Sampling

If "disco is dead" and "hip-hop is in crisis" then what do we make of renewed and continued interest in these genres--and how are disco and hip-hop relevant to literary texts? Recent scholarship on disco culture (by Alice Echols, Peter Shapiro, Tim Lawrence, and Vince Aletti) and critical studies about hip-hop culture (by Tricia Rose, Bakari Kitwana, Adam Bradley, Gwendolyn Pough, and Jeff Chang) insist on examining the complexities within these musical genres, their cultures, and descendents.