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[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Popular Culture area MPCA-- Minneapolis

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:43am
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of Southern literature or popular culture. This includes works by southerners OR about the south. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Humor (Blue Collar Comedy, etc.)
- Music and Visual art

Housing Fictions: the House in Writing and Culture, 1950 to the Present European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16

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Monday, April 19, 2010 - 9:39am
Francesca Saggini (Universita' della Tuscia)

This issue of EJES aims to engage the variety of European approaches to the study of the house in Anglophone literatures and cultures from the standpoint of contemporaneity.
Submissions are invited from scholars working in the fields of the Anglophone literatures, language, media and culture, including the arts and architecture. Contributors may emphasise theoretical/methodological approaches or textual readings. Invited topics include, but are by no means restricted to, the following:
• the cultural architecture of the house;
• the house and the episteme; the disciplines and discourses of the house;
• thresholds and boundaries of/in the house;

MP Journal: Feminisms 2010

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:41am
MP: An Online Feminist Journal

CFP Feminism 2010:

One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010.

The Unreadable (Oxford Literary Review 33:1)

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 7:20am
Oxford Literary Review

OLR 33:1 The Unreadable

Call for Papers

'We read because we do not know how to read.' (Jean-François Lyotard, Augustine's Confession).

'The unreadable is not the opposite of the readable, it is the arête that also gives it the chance or force to start up again. "The impossibility of reading should not be taken too lightly." (Paul de Man.) That the unreadable give to be read is not a compromise formulation. Unreadability is no less radical for all that: it is absolute, if you read ne correctly.' (Jacques Derrida, "Living On – Borderlines.")

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom" October 15-17, 2010 Penn State Shenango

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Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 6:03pm
Penn State Shenango, Sharon, Pennsylvania

CALL FOR PAPERS:

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom"
October 15-17, 2010
Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania

Mission Statement: To bring college educators together to share experiences, resources, and innovative strategies to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st -century classroom.

Areas of Interest: • First-Generation Students • Adult Learners • Learning Disabilities • Balancing Life and College • Use of Technology in the College Classroom • Globalization/Internationalization

This is an interdisciplinary conference; we welcome proposals from those who teach in all college-level fields.

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom" October 15-17, 2010 Penn State Shenango

updated: 
Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 5:59pm
Penn State Shenango, Sharon, Pennsylvania

CALL FOR PAPERS:

"Meeting the Challenges of the 21-st Century College Classroom"
October 15-17, 2010
Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania

Mission Statement: To bring college educators together to share experiences, resources, and innovative strategies to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st -century classroom.

Areas of Interest: • First-Generation Students • Adult Learners • Learning Disabilities • Balancing Life and College • Use of Technology in the College Classroom • Globalization/Internationalization

This is an interdisciplinary conference; we welcome proposals from those who teach in all college-level fields.

Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture"

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 7:46pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (reconstruction.eserver.org) announces
Issue 10.1, "Religion and Culture" edited by Michael Benton and Nate Hinerman.

With articles by Marjo Buitelaar and Nirvana Saad, Barie Fez-Barringten, Nate Hinerman and Donald Gelpi, Susan M. Kilonzo, Kenza Oumlil, Kathleen Vandenberg, and Deborah Wills and Erin Steuter.

Reconstruction is also accepting articles for open issues and proposals for special issues. All such queries should be sent to the Reconstruction Submissions Editor at reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com.

"Teaching Graphic Narrative in the Literature Classroom" (M/MLA 4-7 November 2010, Chicago, IL)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 4:49pm
Midwestern Modern Language Association

Increasingly comic books and graphic narratives/novels find their way onto literature syllabi. Recent anthologies such as _Teaching Visual Literacy: Using Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime, Cartoons, and More to Develop Comprehension and Thinking Skills_, edited by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, and _Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel,_ edited by James Bucky Carter, emphasize the use for such texts in secondary schools. But what are the benefits of teaching comic books and graphic narratives/novels in college? And how do we best go about doing it? This panel seeks papers that discuss the benefits of teaching these new genres in the Literature classroom.

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