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In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition -- Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 11:47am
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver

Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

For this collection, tentatively titled In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition, we seek essays that critically explore the places, potentials and possible limits of creative writing in college composition. We are particularly interested in how composition teachers employ creative writing in first-year composition and how this work relates to institution outcomes for first-year college writing. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

·Histories of creative writing in the college composition curriculum.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 11:14am
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:28am
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario

The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies programs at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011. We welcome proposals that explore "EMERGENCE/IES" from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and critical perspectives. This conference will examine the theme of emergent/emerging/potentially emerging/surfacing realities and non-realities in language, literature, film, popular culture, theory and cultural studies.

Maghrebi Writing and the Unfungibles of World Literature(s) (Vancouver ACLA March 31-April3, 2011)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:04am
American Comparative Literature Association

This seminar examines how writing from the Maghreb intersects with word literature(s) and how language becomes a function of world literary value. How do the concepts of world literature or comparative literature relate to, elucidate, or occlude regional, national, or local concerns? How has critical and creative writing attempted to come to terms with the legacy of French colonial language politics in the Maghreb since 1830 and the enduring effects of Orientalism as a radical re-organization of forms of knowledge and cultural practices? How to trace the development of Arabization (and its discontents) and the range of "postcolonial" language wars and contestations?

Beyond Walls: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Anguilla Conference 4/28-29/2011

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 8:05pm
U of West Indies, Open Campus Anguilla

A Multi-disciplinary Conference focusing on issues of relevance to Anguilla

April 28-29, 2011

Submissions should include:

A cover sheet containing the title of the paper, author's address and contact information, (Email/
Tel/Fax number), institution, a 25 word summary and author's bio-data of approximately 50 words
for inclusion in the conference programme.

One page with a 250-word abstract of the paper.

Submission Deadlines:

Abstract by November 30, 2010.

Full Paper by March 31, 2011.

Send submissions to:

For more information contact:

The UWI Open Campus

The Valley, Anguilla

Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011)

Monday, October 18, 2010 - 5:38pm
Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside

As Donna Haraway puts it, "when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?" How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by new media, and specifically the online environments which define contemporary fandom experience? What are its canons? Who actively reads fandom's texts, and what does that literacy entail? And whose purposes do these questions serve?