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Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 10:16am
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle


A.S.A.P. is an international, nonprofit association dedicated to discovering and articulating the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and political identities of the contemporary arts.

RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (grad) (EXTENDED 03/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 11:45pm
Gretchen Bartels

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

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be emailed to Gretchen Bartels ( by March 11, 2009. Please include the abstract in the text of the email (no attachments). Indicate any audio/visual needs you may have.

Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:43pm
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics

Special Issue of JAC

In the context of the widespread intoxication with digital technology, JAC plans a special issue that reconsiders what Jacques Derrida calls "the question of the animal." As we become persuaded by the ways in which "human being" and human existence are forever altered by digital technologies, the animal question continues to reassert itself, challenging us to develop a more rigorous understanding of the
myriad ways in which nonhuman animals historically have served to define what it means to be "human."

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