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CFP: Paths of desire: Itineraries as Trangression (grad) (6/15/07; 10/11/07-10/12/07)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Transgression Conference

Fall 2007 Graduate Student Conference of the UC Berkeley Department of
French

October 11 and 12th, 2007

Paths of Desire: Itineraries as Transgression.

Paths of desire: A term appearing in studies of landscape design as well as
architecture, which refers to the paths we trace when our desires lead us
off the beaten track and a trail forms behind us. This notion both
encompasses the incidental and manifests longing, and brings to light the
importance of both the traverser and the traversal. These figures are key
to the shaping of physical and theoretical topographies. No itinerary is
undertaken without motivation, or without leaving a mark.

CFP: Exile and the Narrative/Poetic Imagination (10/31/07; collection)

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:05pm
agutthy_at_selu.edu

Contributions are solicited for inclusion in a book on Exile and Narrative/Poetic Imagination. Papers may examine texts by any exiled writer from any country, dealing with the literary representation of exile. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: women and exile; creativity and exile; personal/cultural memory; remembering, longing, and forgetting; language and identity; (re)contruction of identity.
Submissions and Inquires: Dr. Agnieszka Gutthy - agutthy_at_selu.edu
Send a 15-20 page paper along with a copy of your CV
Essays should be documented in MLA style and should be in Word format, 12 point typeface, Times New Roman
Deadline for submission: October 31, 2007

UPDATE: Globalization and Popular Culture (5/15/07; MPCA/MACA, 10/12/07-10/14/07)

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:05pm
Brian Ekdale

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2007

Globalization and Popular Culture
MPCA/MACA - Regional Conference
October 12-14, 2007
Kansas City, Missouri

The Globalization area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association invites
papers/panels on theoretical, historical and practical approaches to the
intersection of cultures, postcolonial studies, national cinema,
international and transnational media studies and any other topic related t=
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popular culture on the global stage. The conference will be held at the
Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas City in the center of Kansas City, Missouri
the weekend of October 12-14, 2007.

CFP: Teaching Globalization in First-Year Comp (4/25/07; CCCC, 4/2/08-4/5/08)

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Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:45pm
Traywick, Deaver

CFP: Thinking Globally, Teaching Locally (CCCC 2008)

Teaching a first-year composition course themed on issues of
globalization can be an uphill battle, especially if that course is
taught in one of this country's many rural colleges and universities.
While a rapidly contracting globe makes certain economic, environmental,
and cultural issues imperative, colleges in our nation's hinterlands
often lack significant economic and ethnic diversity. Even well-prepared
students can remain insulated in very local contexts, environments that
can facilitate hasty generalizations or a disempowering relativism.

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