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[UPDATE] Carnivalization and the Carnivalesque -- Deadline Extended to 12 Jan.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 12:27pm
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Georgia and Carolinas College English Association
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Georgia and Carolinas College English Association
Call for Proposals
30-31 January 2015

"Dost thou think, because thou art / virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" – Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

For its 2015 conference, the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association seeks proposals that address the theme of carnivalization and the carnivalesque. As articulated by Mikhail Bakhtin, "carnival celebrated temporary liberation from prevailing truth and from established order; it marked the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms, and prohibitions. Carnival was the true feast of time, the feast of becoming, change, and renewal. It was hostile to all that was immortalized and completed."

[UPDATE] Hostile Intelligences and The General Antagonism CALL FOR PAPERS

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Sara Collins/Pratt Institute
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"Collective intelligence has to organise itself into a hostile intelligence — also in the sense of inoculating the host as a malignant parasite. An alien intelligence is not concerned with any orthodoxy, it proliferates and organises its own heresies".
–Matteo Pasquinelli

Article/Interview Submissions Open: ASAP/Journal

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:14am
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ASAP/Journal


ASAP/Journal, the new scholarly journal of ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, is accepting articles and artist interviews as well as alternative format criticism for its 2016 and 2017 volumes. Journal issues are published triannually by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Teaching Matters Conference (March 27-28 2015): Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 11:11am
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Gordon State College

Teaching Matters is celebrating its thirteenth annual interdisciplinary conference in 2015 at Gordon State College on its main campus (Barnesville, Georgia). This year's theme is Celebrating Creativity in the Classroom; and presentations/discussions will focus on innovative and creative pedagogical methods, approaches to various texts and/or concepts, and theories. The conference is open to all of those who have a passion for pedagogy; conference presentations are designed so that educators can share ideas and strategies that promote student success, student engagement, and active learning. This year's keynote address entitled "See One, Do One, Teach One: The Medical Model and why it Works in the Classroom" will be delivered by Kristen Buoy.

"Sports Studies: The State of the Art" 4th Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium Date: April 24, 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:49am
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Rockford Univeristy, 5050 East State Street. Rockford, IL 61108

Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries. As such, this year's Sports Studies Symposium seeks to explore the state of the study of sport.

We invite papers that examine the current state of the study of sport; for example:

• High-level descriptions of the current methodologies in a specific discipline as it relates to sport;
• Analyses of the main active questions on which a specific discipline focuses when looking at sport;
• Discussions of cross-disciplinary research or approaches to the study of sport.
• Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list; a myriad of approaches are welcome and encouraged.

World Congress on Special Needs Education

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Infonomics Society
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Apologies for cross-postings.

Kindly email this call for papers to your colleagues,
faculty members and postgraduate students.

Call for Papers, Extended Abstracts, Posters, Tutorials and Workshop

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World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2015)
August 17-20, 2015
Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
www.wcsne.org
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[UPDATE] Agatha Christie: Hidden Horizons (2-day conference, 13-14 April 2015)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:24am
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University of Exeter

Keynote speakers:
Professor GILL PLAIN University of St Andrews
Dr JOHN CURRAN
SOPHIE HANNAH Author of The Monogram Murders

Author of over eighty mystery novels, Agatha Christie was the best-selling writer of the twentieth century. Her detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple are iconic and her play The Mousetrap is the longest-running in history.

Since her death in 1976, Christie's popularity has only increased, and her legacy has been interpreted in various, sometimes surprising new ways. In addition, new perspectives on the Queen of Crime's life and work have opened up. As her grandson, Mathew Prichard, said in 2014, 'Agatha Christie is so much more than an author.'

Thoreau and Genre panel at ALA - deadline 1/15

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:09am
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The Thoreau Society
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American Literature Association
26th Annual Conference
May 21-24, 2015
The Thoreau Society
Kristen Case and Rochelle Johnson, organizers

Thoreau and Genre

[UPDATE] crosspol: a journal of transitions - PAPERS DUE JANUARY 12, 2015

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:55am
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crosspol: a journal of transitions for high school + college writing teachers
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In the context of high school-college transition, how is the relationship between standardized testing and writing
affecting students' lives, voices, and learning?

For our first themed issue, coming out early Spring 2015, we wanted to build on an important conversation that took place in March 2014 on the Council of Writing Program Administrators' listserv. The discussion on writing assessment prompted Rich Haswell to comment that testing has neglected the "uses and consequences of test scores (and I would add test preparation and test taking) as they affect the test takers." In other words, student ideas, experiences, and questions have been left out of conversations about writing assessment.

Call for Book Chapters - Embodying Intelligence in Multimedia Data Hiding (15 Dec)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Science Gate Publishing

Science Gate Publishing (SGP) in collaboration with three eminent scientists in the field of image watermarking decided to organize the publication of an edited book. This book belongs to the series of the publisher "Gate to Computer Science and Research" (GCSR Vol.5) having the title "Embodying Intelligence in Multimedia Data Hiding".

This edited book aims to bring together the most active and eminent scientists working in the field of multimedia data hiding. This participation is expected to be followed by the presentation of new ideas, trends and prospects through original and well established works in the form of book chapters. 

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Richard Brautigan Society (ALA 2015, Boston; deadline for proposals January 15, 2015)

updated: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 11:09pm
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Richard Brautigan Society
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The Richard Brautigan Society welcomes proposals for a session at the American Literature Association's 26th Annual Conference, held May 21-24, 2015 at the Copley Westin in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

Proposals for presentations of 15-20 minutes on any aspect of Brautigan's work, life, or influence are welcome. The session will accommodate 3 or 4 presenters.

Please send an abstract of about 250 words and a brief bio blurb no later than January 15, 2015, to

Matt Stefon
Matthew.stefon@gmail.com

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