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CFP: Literature, Readers & Democracy (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Jen Riley

Literature, Readers, and Democracy

"Democracy depends on engagement, a firsthand accounting of what one sees,
what one feels, and what one thinks, followed by the artful practice of
expressing the truth of our times through our own talents, gifts, and
vocations. Question. Stand, Speak. Act." –Terry Tempest Williams, The
Open Space of Democracy

CFP: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/06)

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Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Vanessa Raney

38th Annual NeMLA Convention, 1-4 Mar. 2007, Baltimore, MD
Panel: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image
Chair: Vanessa Raney, Michigan State University

If we follow the argument that comics are for children, then what
distinguishes them from picture books? In the last decade, a newer focus on
the semiotics of picture books has begun to inform scholarship on comics.

Yet, for comics specifically written for children, do these reflect similar
patterns as found in picture books? If not, where do children's comics
diverge to be grouped along with comics intended for adults?

CFP: History in Canadian and Quebec Literatures (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:22pm
Andrea Cabajsky

History In Canadian and Quebec Literatures
(NEMLA; March 1-4, 2007)

Does recent fiction written in English Canada and Quebec treat history in similar ways? Or, have cultural and historical differences shaping English-Canadians and Quebecers inclined writers from one milieu to treat history differently from writers in the other?

CFP: NEMLA Conference, Full Call (9/15/06; 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:21pm
Elizabeth Abele

Call for Papers

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

Just posted, 205 panel topics for NeMLA's Spring Conference, in the
following areas:

American / Canadian / Caribbean / Comparative Literature / Creative
Writing / English/British / Film / French / Gay/Lesbian / German
/ Italian / Pedagogy / Popular Culture / Professional Development
/ Spanish/Portugese / Theory / Women's Studies

CFP: Contagion (7/31/06; journal issue)

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:20pm
Nate Eastman

VERB, an interdisciplinary online journal with a newsprint supplement,
is seeking submissions for its Fall 2006 issue. The topic for this
issue is "contagion," broadly defined, which includes (but is not
limited to):

* Disease, sickness, and death, (or theorizing the same).
* The spread of ideas, practices, or perceptions, (or theorizing the same).
* Politics, parasites, or the rapidly-breeding nuisance insects of New
England.
* The communication of ideas, artistic or otherwise.
* Blogs (because no online journal can refuse to discuss blogs).
* Any other item with even a tenuous denotative or connotative
similarity to any definition of "contagion," current or otherwise.

CFP: Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (no deadline; journal)

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Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:20pm
Justin M. Scott-Coe

Call for Papers
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction is proud to announce the publication of its Spring 2006
issue, which can be found at http://reconstruction.eserver.org.
Featured in the issue:

* Michael Vastola, "Pedagogy, Ideology, and Space in the Classical
Anarchist Conception of Freedom"

* Julie Elaine Goodspeed-Chadwick, "Derrida's Deconstruction of
Logocentrism: Implications for Trauma Studies"

* Rob Cover, "Producing Norms: Same-Sex Marriage, Refiguring Kinship
and the Cultural Groundswell of Queer Coupledom"

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