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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.

Women in Popular Culture Conference

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 2:42pm
Women in Popular Culture Conference/South Carolina State University

WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE:
OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, SEXUAL POLITICS AND THE STATUS QUO

CONFERENCE AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21-23, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL (SPELMAN COLLEGE), PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION, ANNA JULIA COOPER PROFESSOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES

The past decade has seen considerable changes in the spaces women occupy in American culture, including an increase in the number of women with major roles in politics and in the media. Indeed, women's engagements with social media have opened up new opportunities for grassroots activism and the creation of more distributed communities.

Migration and Terror (6/1/10; 11/4-11/7/10)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 9:02am
Midwest Modern Language Association

How do terror and migration intersect? This session seeks papers that explore ways in which migration is shaped or defined by the experiences or rhetoric of terror. How are discourses of terrorism and immigration linked? How do experiences of terror affect processes of immigration, asylum, and exile? How are our understandings of diaspora and globalization shaped by the language or institutions of security? All geographical, temporal, and generic foci welcome.

CFP: Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 8:48am
Dickinson College

Jewish Music and Germany after the Holocaust
Colloquium at Dickinson College, 25–27 February 2011
Sponsored by Dickinson College
Keynote address by Philip V. Bohlman

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World (no closing date)

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Friday, April 16, 2010 - 5:19am
IDEA: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World

This series, entitled "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the English-speaking World," examines the theoretical and practical crossover between fields and disciplines, as well as their methods, concepts and analytical tools, concerning the evolution of English studies in France, where interdisciplinarity has grown increasingly visible on the university level but has rarely itself been the object of inquiry.

The Role of French Radio and Television in High and Low Culture, PAMLA, deadline May 9

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:35pm
Dalton Krauss, Scripps College, Claremont, California

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of the MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing various types of programs that appear or have appeared in the past on French radio and television in order to determine their role in popular culture, as well as the role of those media in transmitting high culture to a popular audience. Topics to be discussed include political analysis and news programs, comedy and satirical programs, culturally oriented talk shows, films on TV, sports, fictional series ("Sagas" and other soap operas, télé-réalité.

The Modernist Left

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 8:34pm
Chris Robe'/Florida Atlantic University

An increasing body of archival-based, theoretically-inflected scholarship from literary, cultural, and film historians like Michael Denning, Paula Rabinowitz, Saverio Giovacchini, Alan Wald, and Cary Nelson problematizes previous a-historical and depoliticized canonical definitions of U.S. modernism. In place of a select "high modernist" tradition, which was defined retrospectively in the conservative political climate of the Cold War and epitomized by the works of T.S. Elliot, James Joyce, and William Faulkner, recent scholars argue for the need to identify and theorize modernism's multivalent strains that stretch across artistic mediums, political ideologies, and geographical locales.

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