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Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 5:21pm
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The conference theme is "Ireland: Medieval to Modern," but papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any topic related to Irish and Irish Diaspora Studies, and presentations may be given in English or in Irish. The plenary speakers are Mary O'Malley and Brian Ó Conchubhair; Louis de Paor will be awarded the Charles F. Fanning Medal for his contribution to Irish Studies.

Please send 200-word abstracts to Beth Lordan, Director, Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2009.

Inside Out/Outside In: A Shakespeare in Performance Conference, 20-25 October 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 11:22am
The American Shakespeare Center in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe

The American Shakespeare Center, in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe in London, will host its fifth Blackfriars Conference, "Inside Out/Outside In," in honor of Andy Gurr in Staunton, Virginia, from 20-25 October 2009. Registration fee includes tickets to the ASC productions of 1 Henry IV, Merry Wives, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Rehearsal by George Villier (et al); opening and closing banquets; a special presentation by the ASC actors honoring the work of Andy Gurr; and Paul's Menzer's Shakespeare on Ice, a play and cocktail party.

2009 North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 9:21am
Kevin Brock

North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing
"Perceptions and (mis)Representations: Writing in Secondary and Post-Secondary Classrooms"
October 16-17, 2009
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Sessions on Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication at RMMLA (Mar 1; Oct 8-10)

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 9:45pm
Gary L. Hatch

For any of the sessions below submit a title and abstract (100-150 words)
to the session chair. See
Classical Rhetoric in Modern Contexts: Classical Rhetoric in Modern
Literatures and Film*
William J. McCarthy, 634 Marshall Road SW, Vienna, VA 22180; 703-200-

Rhetoric of Humor: The Moves that Make us Laugh*
Jeff Swift, 4198 JFSB, English Dept, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
84602; 801-422-3565;

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] New Journal Issue: Sense and Sensation

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:33am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to 8th March, 2009
Send to:

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Rhetoric Society of America sessions at MLA

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:41pm
Jordynn Jack

We are seeking proposals for RSA's sponsored panel at MLA 2009, in
Philadelphia. The conference runs from December 27-30.

Rhetoric in the City

Possible topicsâ€"Any aspect of the history of rhetoric or of rhetorical
education in and for specific cities or locales; interrogations of
architectural or city space and rhetorical theory, rhetorics of space.

Please send 250-word abstracts, CV, and contact information by March 1 to
Jordynn Jack ( <>).

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:23am
Gretchen Bartels

This is a proposed panel for the graduate student conference (dis)junctions
2009: Brave New Worlds.

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of rhetoric
and composition. Potential topics may include but are not limited to the

Writing Pedagogy
Writing across the Disciplines (WAC) / Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
Post-process theory
Writing Centers
Visual Rhetoric
Political Rhetoric
Aristotelian Rhetoric
Plato and Rhetoric

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] DEADLINE EXTENSION: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference Proposals Due February 7 at 11:59

Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 8:56pm
Jessica Rivait

Due to popular request, the deadline for the 2009 Feminism(s) and
Rhetoric(s) conference proposal submission will be extended from today
(February 1 at 11:59 p.m.) to this Saturday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. To
submit a proposal, visit our website:


Jessica Rivait
Publicity Committee, 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference