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EMPOWERING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (JANUARY 18 – 19, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
PREETI BHATT, NANNY TRIPATHI / MALAVIYA NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, JAIPUR, INDIA
contact email: 
confenglish.mnit@gmail.com

This Conference aims to bring together English language teachers, professionals and scholars to share their research on modern pedagogical approaches which can empower the English language classroom a

Conference: From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers, November 7 – 9, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University
contact email: 
ake2012conference@gmail.com

From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

Midwest MLA Special Session, Nov 8-11, 2012 "Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello"

full name / name of organization: 
Carol Mejia LaPerle / Wright State University
contact email: 
carol.mejia-laperle@wright.edu

Debts to the Moor: Influences, Adaptations, and Citations of Shakepeare's Othello

Idebate Magazine: Call for short submissions on 2012 Presidential Debate Topics

full name / name of organization: 
International Debate Education Association
contact email: 
arounds@idebate.org

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) works with young people from all over the world in communities with little or no history of debate or informed public discussion.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended until 15 June for The Maginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture, and Popularity, 8-9 November 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, University of London; Goldsmiths College, University of Exeter
contact email: 
marginalisedmainstream@gmail.com

The Marginalised Mainstream addresses popular culture and its role in cultural production in the long twentieth century, especially under-valued and under-researched areas of the mainstream.

CFP Representations of Shanghai: Film and Fiction (Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013; DEADLINE September 30, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Bernstein and Richard Schumaker, University of Maryland University College
contact email: 
lbernstein@umuc.edu; rschumaker@umuc.edu

Because of its unique historical and geopolitical situation -- major Asian port, economic target for Western and Eastern powers, and node for conflicts between nationalists and communists -- Shanghai has been the object of literary and cinematographic representation throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This NeMLA panel will analyze, organize, and probe the representation of Shanghai by Asian, European, and American writers and filmmakers. Comparative approaches and reflections on cultural history are particularly welcomed. Format may range from traditional papers to multi-media presentations.

Book chapters for the interdisciplinary volume “Hip-Hop from the East of Europe”

full name / name of organization: 
Milosz Miszczynski / UCSD
contact email: 
mmiszczynski@ucsd.edu

The book responds to the vivid development of hip-hop culture in the Eastern and Central and Eastern European states and shows how a universal model of hip-hop serves as a contextually situated platfo

Appalachian Visions of China; SAMLA Convention; November 9-11, 2012; Durham, NC

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rmerrit@bluefield.edu

Appalachian literature is known for its strong sense of place, emphasizing the local.

Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

full name / name of organization: 
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
contact email: 
kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 5 OF

Katherine Mansfield Studies

(THE PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY)

on the theme of

Midwest MLA What is Our Debt to Death and the Dead?: The Gift of Death and The Work of Mourning in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Jack Taylor Michigan State University
contact email: 
taylo710@msu.edu

Jacques Derrida argues that the dead other can speak and remain “in us.” Additionally, he argues that to keep one alive is the ultimate sign of fidelity that is accomplished through acts of mourni

“Challenging the rhetoric of non-State actors, political violence and ‘terrorism’"

full name / name of organization: 
Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
contact email: 
michael.loadenthal@gmail.com

Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action
[www.affinitiesjournal.org]

Call for papers for Issue #6: “Challenging the rhetoric of non-State

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - July 15, 2012. Family Line-ups. Trans-generational Encounters in Family Photography

full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
contact email: 
family_lineups@americanstudies.ro

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Stories from Women and Children who have been Treated Unjustly by the Hague Convention

full name / name of organization: 
Hagued http://hagued.com
contact email: 
hagued@hagued.com

Hagued is a space for women and children to share their experiences of the Hague Convention.

Stories from Women and Children who have been Treated Unjustly by the Hague Convention

full name / name of organization: 
Hagued http://hagued.com
contact email: 
hagued@hagued.com

Hagued is a space for women and children to share their experiences of the Hague Convention.

Women, Culture, and the 25th January 2011 Egyptian Revolution - 15-17 November 2012 (The University of Manchester)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Dalia Said Mostafa (Manchester University), and Dr Shuruq Naguib (Lancaster University)
contact email: 
dalia.s.mostafa@manchester.ac.uk; shuruqnaguib@lancaster.ac.uk

This is a call for papers for two related workshops which will take place in November 2012 (at the University of Manchester) and in March 2013 (in Cairo).

Word and Image (NeMLA, Boston, MA, March 21-24, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Pierce, Boston University
contact email: 
gpierce@bu.edu

This panel considers the interplay between word and image in works of literature, or in works that defy categorization as either fiction or nonfiction.

[Extended Deadline] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - June 15, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Horizons Journal
contact email: 
editors@modernhorizonsjournal.ca

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons’ second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU’s Har

[UPDATE] Modernist Cultures: Proposed Special Issue on Comics and Modernism (extended deadline: 20 June 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Modernist Cultures Special Issue
contact email: 
Special issue of Modernist Cultures on comics and modernism guest edited by Jackson Ayres, U of Arkansas: jfayres@uark.edu

In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics “perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century.” This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Ed

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Why Comparative Literature - ICLA, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu; pschweit@su.edu

The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field.

The Politics of Violence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Monica Filimon and Henry Tarco-Carrera/NEMLA 2013
contact email: 
henrytar@buffalo.edu/mefilimon@yahoo.com

This NEMLA 2013 session will examine the social, moral, and aesthetic implications of violence as it has been conceptualized in post-2000 Latin American cinema.

CFP: George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (Essay Collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Stevens Institute of Technology
contact email: 
talismaned@aol.com

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology invites submissions for a collection of essays addressing the life and legacy of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) -- environmentalist

Call for Papers- MMLA -DUE JUNE 15 - Technology and Trauma in Modern War Writing

full name / name of organization: 
Travis Martin - Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
travis.martin@uky.edu

Technology and Trauma in Modern War Writing

Call for editorial board members and call for papers

full name / name of organization: 
Reena Dube, Editor, Studies in the Humanities, Department of English,Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaversit
contact email: 
reena.dube@iup.edu

Call for Editorial Board Members

The Spaces of Women's Studies -- SAMLA -- November 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
David Magill / SAMLA
contact email: 
magillde@longwood.edu

“The Spaces of Women’s Studies” – SAMLA Women’s Studies session

Media Studies Interest Group - Papers and Programs - WSCA (Reno, NV, February 15-19, 2013) DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. David Scott Diffrient / Western States Communication Association (WSCA)
contact email: 
scott.diffrient@colostate.edu

Psychedemia: Psychedelics in Academia 9/27-9/30 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Psychedemia / University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nsenol@sas.upenn.edu

Conference Announcement and Call for Exhibits
PSYCHEDEMIA: interdisciplinary conference integrating psychedelic experiences in academia.

September 27th-30th, 2012

Gender and Conflict: Unraveling Paths to Change

full name / name of organization: 
University of South Dakota
contact email: 
miglena.sternadori@usd.edu

Please note the new deadline: May 31!

Chicana/o Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
contact email: 
mcmahonmr@utpa.edu

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas

February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora! Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism NACCS TEJAS FOCO February 21-23, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
contact email: 
mas@utpa.edu

Chican@ Studies ¡Ahora!
Community Based Pedagogies, Scholarship, and Activism
NACCS TEJAS FOCO
University of Texas—Pan American
Edinburg, Texas
February 21-23, 2013

Call for Proposals

Tarot at the 2013 PCA/ACA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
augeremily@gmail.com

I am looking for papers about all aspects of Tarot for the Tarot area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Washington, 27-30 March 2013.

Writing Exile and Engendering Subjectivity in Modern French and Francophone Literature - SAMLA - November 9-11, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Graduate Students' Forum in French
contact email: 
rharri2@tigers.lsu.edu

In her 2004 novel Biographie de la faim, Amélie Nothomb describes her experience of exile as the child of a Belgian diplomat: “Jamais était le pays que j’habitais.

Witnessing and Remembering Civil War(s): Woolson, Davis, and Their Contemporaries

full name / name of organization: 
Constance Fenimore Woolson and Rebecca Harding Davis Societies
contact email: 
aeboyd@uno.edu

Tenth Biennial Conference of the Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
Meeting Jointly with the Rebecca Harding Davis Society

Columbus, GA
Feb. 21-24, 2013

Teaching in Terror

full name / name of organization: 
North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
mag20@pitt.edu

How do terrifying experiences--shootings, bomb threats as they have ripped across campuses from Oakland, California to Oakland, Pittsburgh in just 2012 alone--force us to reinvent our classroom pedago

Health and Illness in Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
contact email: 
cameralove@tmu.edu.tw

TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012

Rattle Journal vol.4, Call for Submissions - Deadline: 30th June

full name / name of organization: 
Rattle - A Journal at the convergence of Art and Writing
contact email: 
editorial@rattlejournal.org.uk

Rattle - A Journal at the Convergence of Art and Writing is now accepting submissions for our fourth issue.

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