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Rhetoric and Technical Communication Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference February 10-13, 2016

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 10:29am
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Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Area: Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Invitation: We invite proposals for individual or panel presentations that relate to the teaching, practice, and/or analysis of how rhetoric and technical communications/technical writing influence or are influenced by culture.

We look forward to a variety of ideas and emphases, though papers of similar orientations will be grouped together in sessions whenever possible. Papers may focus on ways in which popular and American culture inform the pedagogical, theoretical, and practical work of rhetoric and technical communication.

[UPDATE] Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Spring 2016 Post-conflict territories: representations and reconfigurations

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 6:57am
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CES
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Through the creation of a bounded space, territory, as Stuart Elden points out, 'is already a violent act of exclusion and inclusion; maintaining it as such requires constant vigilance and the mobilization of threat, and challenging it necessarily entails a transgression' (Elden, Terror and Terrorism xxx). This organisation and maintaining of territorial limits as an enterprise fraught with violence is clearly apparent in the postcolonial world, the boundaries of which, ever since European imperial expansion began and right through to decolonisation and the present era, have been drawn and redrawn with little or no consideration for the cultural and historical affinities among the inhabitants of those places.

Femmes Créa(c)tives: The Life and Work of Francophone Women in the Arts and Media. 13-14 June 2016, University of Exeter, UK

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 4:24am
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Gemma Edney / University of Exeter

Femmes Créa(c)tives: The Life and Work of Francophone Women in the Arts and Media

13 – 14 June 2016, University of Exeter

Guest speaker: Darina al-Joundi (writer and actress)

Keynote speakers: Dr Siobhan Shilton (University of Bristol) and Prof Marnia Lazreg (Hunter College, CUNY)

This international, interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together scholars of all fields to explore and celebrate the contribution of women in the creative arts around the Francophone world.

Autism and Comedy Symposium

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 3:28am
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Shaun May / University of Kent
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Call for Papers: Autism and Comedy Symposium

Saturday 30th January 2016, University of Kent

CounterText Special Issue: Explorations in Electronic Literature (submissions by December 2015)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:54am
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CounterText (Edinburgh University Press)
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CounterText
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Explorations in Electronic Literature
Edited by Mario Aquilina and Ivan Callus

An entire epoch of so-called literature, if not all of it cannot
survive a certain technological regime of telecommunications.
— Jacques Derrida, The Post Card

Postcapitalism Conference and Event: Re-Thinking Crisis, Culture and Politics 6 Nov 2015

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:18am
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Leeds Beckett University UK

The beginning of the twenty-first century has been turbulent and traumatic, with a global Financial Crisis, a prolonged depression, and deep cuts in public spending under the aegis of 'austerity'. How can we emerge from this period as a fairer, more equal society?

This one-day event aims to engage participants in dialogue about the future of capitalism at a transformative moment, one in which current models have failed and new ways forwards must be forged. Programmed sessions will consider strategies, opportunities and innovations towards a sustainable and more equal post-capitalist society.

Schedule

10:00 - 10:30 Registration

Reading Literally: Allegory and New Materialism *NeMLA 2016 (ABSTRACTS DUE 9/30/15)*

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:29pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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In Material Ecocriticism, Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann suggest that all matter is storied matter. This session seeks to open up new ways of reading allegorical figures with the insights and methodologies of new materialism. Dante and Aquinas' exegetical levels—literal to allegorical to tropological to anagogical—move increasingly up and away from the material ground on which the allegorical figure is built. This session asks panelists to focus their attention back on the literal: the base matter of the allegorical figure that is so often passed over for readings further up the exegetical chain.

World Cinema and Television in French

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 7:51pm
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Dr. Leslie Kealhofer Kemp, Dr. Michael Gott

World Cinema and Television in French

September 9-10, 2016 ∙ University of Cincinnati, USA

Sponsored by Contemporary French Civilization, The University of Cincinnati & The University of Rhode Island

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Bill Marshall (University of Stirling)

Confirmed Roundtable Participants: Joseph Mai (Clemson University), Mireille Rosello (University of Amsterdam), Sylvie Durmelat (Georgetown University), Thibaut Schilt (College of the Holy Cross)

2016 Communications and Media Conference: Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet? - A Common Ground Conference

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:21pm
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Common Ground Publishing

INAUGURAL COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES CONFERENCE
University Center Chicago
Chicago, USA
15-16 September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference held at the University Center Chicago, Chicago, USA, 15-16 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address communication and media studies through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Media Theory
Theme 2: Media Technologies and Processes
Theme 3: Media Business
Theme 4: Media Literacies
Theme 5: Media Cultures

2016 SPECIAL FOCUS: 'Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet?'

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb. 10-13, 2016

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS
HARRY POTTER STUDIES
37th Annual Conference of the
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Feb. 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
SWPACA invites scholars to submit papers to the vibrant and diverse Harry Potter Studies Area of the Southwest PCA/ACA conference. The Harry Potter Studies Area is an interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary field that focuses on both the novel and filmic versions of J.K. Rowling's work. Papers may address the work as a whole, specific characters, themes, relationships, social and/or cultural implications, individual texts within the series, etc.

Willing a Feminist World: Culture, Law, and Collectivity

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 3:35pm
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ACLA 2016

In a lecture recently published in Public Books, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak argues that answering the question "How can there be a feminist world?" requires moving "beyond the enforcement of the law" to "the creation of a society where the law becomes equal to a general social will." Imagining the formation of collectivities not premised on self-interest, Spivak yet cautions that an ethical other-directed society is distinct from current cultural practices, in which "servants and women have to work out constantly what the masters think." Sara Ahmed's Willful Subjects (2014) identifies a related dilemma in willing alternative collectivities.

Eclectica, Submission Deadline Nov. 1, 2015

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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 2:09pm
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Jeffrey Clayton / Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
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Proposals are now being accepted for one of SWPACA's newest areas, Eclectica. We are interested in papers, panels, and roundtables that do not fit into traditional areas, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and experimental. Proposals on topics not
covered by another area are encouraged as well, but please review the complete list of areas at http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/ to confirm that the proposal does not fit into one of them.

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