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Weird Tools and Strange Investigations

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 3:27pm
Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural |

Weird Tools and Strange Investigations

Educating the Imagination: A Conference in Honour of Northrop Frye on the Centenary of His Birth October 4,5,6 2012

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:24pm
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Twenty years after his death, Northrop Frye, the author of Fearful Symmetry and Anatomy of Criticism, continues to be one of the most read and the most quoted of literary critics. His attention to form, specifically to genre and mode, and his understanding of literature as a totality have directly influenced two later generations of critics, including Hayden White Fredric Jameson, and Franco Moretti. In order to celebrate this ongoing legacy, the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Frye's home throughout his career, have organized a three-day symposium in his honour.

Making Meaning: Language, Rhetoric, and the Power of Access - Deadline for Submissions: 7/15/2011

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:19pm
Language and Rhetorical Studies Group

Contemporary theories of discourse remind us that language functions in a reflexive relationship with social realities. Language in use can either give or deny access to individuals and communities, and to the cultural values and institutions of power that shape the ways meaning is made. As a result, we can use linguistic and rhetorical analyses to uncover, uphold, dismantle, or reshape structures of power. This conference encourages us to think about the ways that language and rhetoric function in a complex political and social world.

CFP: Rupkatha Journal: Hierachical Economies, Globalization, Terrorism

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 9:36am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Call for Papers Hierachical EconomiesRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (Volume 3, Number 3,ISSN 0975-2935,

Hierarchical Economies

Tirtha Prasad Mukhopadhyay (Editorial)
Reynaldo Thompson (Latin American Section and Creative Section)
Tarun Tapas Mukherjee (Asian Section)

Fresno: A History of Burdens; A Future of Opportunities

Friday, June 17, 2011 - 7:08am
Dr. A. Sameh El Kharbawh; California State University, Fresno

Much of the recent debate on the development of urban downtowns in the U.S. has focused on two sets of interrelated questions: one focusing on their raison d'être in an era of economic deindustrialization, population decentralization and globalization; the other on the identities, cultures, make-up and development of their constituent communities.

The World to Come—International Short Story Collection—Due Date for Stories: 29 February 2012

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:56pm
Dr Om Dwivedi & Dr Patrick West




All writing anticipates the future if only because it presupposes the reception it will receive there. The very notion of reading compels writing to speak of the world it is destined to inhabit—the world to come. Even those writers who write only of the past still end up producing shadowy forms of the future.

GeekGirlPower: Can't Stop the Signal (Seattle, Oct 8-9 2011) Deadline June 27, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 5:34pm
Karen Burrows / GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of and engaging in dialogue about the contributions of girls and women in the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming, blogging, and related Geek culture. Their first annual convention will be held in Seattle on 8 and 9 October 2011 at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms.

In keeping with the themes of the con, this panel will examine where we've been, how far we've come, and how much further we have yet to go in terms of feminist representation in Geek culture. The panel co-opts the Serenity catchphrase "can't stop the signal" to represent the breadth of geek girl presence as well as the fact that we are no longer willing to let our voices go unheard.

[UPDATE] GLBTQ Studies - MAP/ACA 2011 @ Philadelphia (11/3 – 11/5)

Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 8:43am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association - MAP/ACA

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels, television, theater, theory, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.

Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:

*HIV/AIDS in Erotic Culture
*GLBTQ Romance Novels
*HIV/AIDS in Popular Culture
*GLBTQ Television Representation
*The Violet Quill writers
*Popular GLBTQ romance novels/novelists
*GLBTQ comics/graphic novels