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The American Short Story Cycle: A Gendered Genre?

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Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 2:39pm
Lisa Day-Lindsey, Northeast MLA, Women's & Gender Studies Caucus

As a genre, the short story cycle, or composite novel, has appealed for over 100 years to a wide range of American authors. The major characteristic of this genre is a collection of stories that are both interrelated and self-sufficient—what Madison Smartt Bell calls a "mosaic" quality that contributes to a holistic, yet fragmented "modular design." While critical attention to this genre has focused mostly on matters of either form or content, scholars have not usually considered the form's effect on the text's content, particularly related to gender identity formation.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom--(12/15/10, 4/20-23/2011)

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 12:53am
SW TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & PCA/ACA Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference Hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone 1-210-223-1000

Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference (meeting with the PCA/ACA) April 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.

The Wiregrass Graduate Conference

updated: 
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 11:39pm
Valdosta State University

August 6 deadline!
We encourage submissions on any topics related to English Studies.

Guest speakers include:
author Dr. Niles Reddick & poet Dr. Brigitte Byrd

Suggested categories include:

· Media Studies

· Popular Culture

· World Literature

· Genre Literature

· British Literature

· American Literature

· Pedagogy

· Composition and Rhetoric

and (writing about) Creative Writing

Asian Conference on Education - CFP extended to September 1, 2010

updated: 
Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 10:47am
The International Academic Forum

http://ace.iafor.org/Submissions.html

Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

[UPDATE] 2010 MTSU EGSO Presents Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:44am
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

UPDATED MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University has extended the submissions request for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference in an effort to complete two discussion panels.

The two panels with openings remaining are British Literature and American Literature. Any time period, topic, or genre within these two fields is welcome.

Abstracts of 300-500 words should be submitted through email to the MTSU EGSO Conference Selection Committee.
The extended deadline for submission of abstracts is August 15, 2010.

Participants will be notified of their acceptance via email by September 1, 2010.

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