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[UPDATE] MMLA Permanent Section - Collectives, Communities, and Print Culture

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 2:26pm
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MMLA 2016
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This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we (re)conceive solidarity or community through the literary? This panel can engage with but is not limited to the following topics: literary criticism, critical theory (including theories of affect), aesthetics, propaganda, literary texts, and print culture more broadly.

(Update) Museal Practices and Cultural Politics of Exhibiting Popular Music, extended deadline, May 1, 2016.

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 11:50am
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Lars Kaijser, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Passau University, Germany.

Museal Practices and Cultural Politics of Exhibiting Popular Music

Edited Volume Lars Kaijser, Stockholm University, Sweden, and Klara Stephanie Szlezák, Passau University, Germany.

Contact email: exhibitpopmusic@gmail.com

CFP: 9/11 Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016); April 30 deadline

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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 10:50am
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Paul Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Associatio
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The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.

I welcome papers that analyze

the immediate American literary responses and considerations of the 9/11 terrorist attack (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Writing on the Wall);

#IntellectualActivistMovement(s): Reconnecting University Scholarship and Community Action (CFP Deadline: 5/31)

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 1:21pm
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Language, Literacy and Culture Program (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

It has been more than 50 years since the beginning of an intense period of socio-political action around issues of race, gender, and class in the U.S. and beyond.  Once again, in 2016, we find ourselves in a moment of burgeoning activism around the unfinished work of earlier movements. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), we offer this conference as an opportunity to look back as we look forward. Please join us at this 2nd LLC Graduate Student Conference, an all-day event on October 1st, 2016.

MMLA Special Session--Beyond Classrooms: Teaching English Studies Online (Deadline 4/30/16)

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:34pm
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Lauren Salisbury / Bowling Green State University
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What happens when instructors of English migrate from the borders of a physical classroom to digital teaching environments? As administrators and students call for more courses to be made available online, instructors are placed in the position of translating or recreating courses typically taught in face‑to‑face environments to digital spaces. This panel calls for presentations of instructors' experiences—successes and otherwise—teaching English courses online. This call welcomes instructors of literature, first‑year composition, rhetoric, writing, English for non‑native speakers, technical writing, literary criticism, and creative writing.

[UPDATE] Critical Thinking and Writing in the Age of Globalization - Deadline Extended to 6/1/2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 12:14pm
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Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Paul.Pasquaretta@quinnipiac.edu
Globalization, understood as the expanding integration of economic, cultural, political, technological and social activities on a worldwide scale, presents challenges, opportunities, and crises, which can involve emerging literacies and changing modes of thought. How might critical thinking and writing pedagogies shape and/or be shaped by this growing complexity?

Double Helix welcomes the submission of work that both explores linkages of critical thinking and writing and considers how that work might contribute to, and perhaps to some extent define, the role of the university in the context of globalization.

The Readerly (submissions in English welcome) 25 June 2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:45am
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Formes Poétiques Contemporaines
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Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

FPC 12 THE READERLY

Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…

- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!

- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.

--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891

Submit your article or writing on interdisciplinary teaching

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:07pm
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IMPACT: Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning
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Journal dedicated to an examination of how undergraduates learn. Special focus on interdisciplinary teaching. Write about best practices, studies in progress, assignments that work, how to work across disciplines, interdisciplinary teaching within the university.

Submit essays or writing on gender and literacy

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 4:02pm
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GALA: Gender and Literacy Assembly: NCTE Gender Studies Assembly

An NCTE affiliate, GALA is published every December and seeks submission on gender and K-12 education. Write about how you teach or address gender in the K-12 classroom; how boys and girls learn and more.

The SOCIAL

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:41pm
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Arts Administration @ Boston University
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THE SOCIAL is the International Association for Visual Culture biennial conference that will take place at Boston University. IAVC2016@Boston invites papers, presentations, interventions, collaborations, and events from researchers, artists, academics, curators, and activists on post- democracy, post-society, anger, violence, future visions, crisis, zombie democracies, social media, neo-slavery, post-capitalism, post-data, social evolution, revolution, actionism, post-state, interventionism, cannibalizing corporativism, post- colonialism, economic vampirism, neo-serfs, globalized thievery, art activism, red art, insurrectional art and social exploitation.

Austen and Masculinity

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:54am
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Michael Kramp/Lehigh University
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I seek contributions for an edited collection on Jane Austen and masculinity. This peer-reviewed collection aims to include essays that address Austen's treatment of men and masculinity within the context of ongoing feminist, queer, and gender studies scholarship on her writings. Potential contributors could focus on such issues as: Austen's fictional depiction of historical challenges and expectations for men (including her treatment of violence, soldiers, imperialism, militarism, or class conflict), her representation of male sexuality and the male body, the function of men within families (including their roles as husbands, brothers, and/or fathers), the deployment of patriarchy in her stories, and many additional topics.

(UPDATE) Registration Open: The Matter of Resistance Conference, University of Warwick, April 29, 2016

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 8:20am
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Sourit Bhattacharya/University of Warwick

Registration is now open for the 'The Matter of Resistance' conference at The University of Warwick, April 29, 2016, which brings together scholars, artists, and academics from around the globe, in ranging fields, to present work on the matter and materiality of 'resistance' and 'resistance studies'. Students from any university are given free-admission with student-ID (without refreshments), and can register on the site for free as well, while all other attendees can register for £10, for food, drink and wine throughout the day. Please see the programme and speaker information below, and visit the website for more details:

UPDATE: Registration open: Mood - Aesthetic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 7:36am
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Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Registration is now open for Mood - Aesthetic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, a two-day conference taking place at the University of Warwick on 6th and 7th May 2016. This interdisciplinary event explores the concept of mood from a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literary studies, musicology, sociology, socionomics, film studies and art. In addition to a series of panels and keynote lectures, the programme comprises a reading and an exhibition.

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