category: rhetoric and composition

Motley 2012: Redefining the Dominant Discourse of Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Motley, An English Studies Journal for Diversity - Students of English Studies Association (SESA) at CSU, Fresno
contact email: 
motleyjournalcsuf@gmail.com

“Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.”

–Margaret Atwood

Workshop on narrative systems

full name / name of organization: 
Narrative and Hypertext 2012/ To be held in conjunction with Hypertext 2012 in Milwaukee
contact email: 
Charlie Hargood: cah07r@ecs.soton.ac.uk or David Millard: dem@ecs.soton.ac.uk

This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together individuals from the humanities and science communities to share research and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
adahan@mnstate.edu

Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Columbus, OH, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012

Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2012

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Benue State University
contact email: 
bsunollywomen@gmail.com

International Conference on Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

May 8th – 11th 2012 at the Benue State University Theatre Arts Complex, Makurdi, Nigeria

LUDUS: The Narrative of Games and the Art of Play, GLITS Interdiscipinary Research Conference, 22 June 2012 [30 April 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Goldsmiths College, University of London
contact email: 
ludus2012@gmail.com

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Grethe Mitchell (University of Lincoln)

The Enigma of the Picaresque, Freie Universitaet Berlin, 16.-17.11.2012

full name / name of organization: 
Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin
contact email: 
jens.elze@fu-berlin.de, sarah.wollin@fu-berlin.de

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CFP - Spaces of (DIS)location

full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
contact email: 
arts-pgconference@glasgow.ac.uk

Spaces of (Dis)location: Call for Papers

CFP: 32nd Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 5-7 Oct., 2012. Deadline for submissions: 1 May, 2012.

full name / name of organization: 
Harvard University, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures
contact email: 
hcc@fas.harvard.edu

The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in any phase; cultural, historical or social sc

MLA 2013: Language Change and Changing Work: A Roundtable

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Divisions on Language Change and Language Theory
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As the academy changes, why does linguistics remain important for MLA disciplines? Papers in any disciplinary context (linguistics, rhetoric, literature and cultural studies) welcome.

MLA 2013: At What Cost Change? Language Preservation, Identity, and Public Policy

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Division on Language Change
contact email: 
chris.p.pearce@gmail.com

As language changes, what else happens? How should we respond? All languages and methodological approaches welcome (theory, field work, policy, etc.). 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2012; Chris P.

"Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law", Manchester, 5-7 September 2012 (abstract deadline: May 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Mancept
contact email: 
filippo.dellucchese@brunel.ac.uk

Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law

In the frame of the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, 5-7 September 2012.

Exchange Conference (28/29 June 12), Call for Papers (deadline 4 May 12)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Green, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
contact email: 
ExchangeConference@cf.ac.uk

June 28/29// 2012
POSTGRADUATE
INTERDISCIPLINARY
CONFERENCE

Call for papers

Call for Articles: Composition Sections

full name / name of organization: 
Writing Commons
contact email: 
jennifer@writingcommons.org

Writing Commons, a community for writers, is currently seeking article submissions. Articles will be peer reviewed for publication on the website.

Synæsthesia and ‘Communicative Power’ (v.1 n.4) (submissions due by 10/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Synæsthesia and ‘The Culture of Fear’ (submissions due by 7/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal
contact email: 
editors@synaesthesiajournal.com

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception.

Teaching Comics and Graphic Novels

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology--Palgrave Teaching the New English Series
contact email: 
gcusack@ou.edu

CFP: Teaching Comic Books and Graphic Novels

CFP: Christopher Hitchens and his Legacy -- 2013 MLA (due March 15, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Norman, MLA Division on Nonfiction Prose
contact email: 
bjnorman@loyola.edu

Panel for 2013 MLA Annual Convention (Boston, Jan 3-6, 2013)

[UPDATE] Short Fiction in Short

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association (MLA), Boston 2013
contact email: 
lfash@brandeis.edu

UPDATE: Non-American Short Fiction will also be considered. Please see the original CFP below.

Short Fiction in Short
A Panel at MLA (Boston) 2013

2nd Global Conference: Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
write2#inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook
contact email: 
occupydefiance@gmail.com

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities at SCMLA (3/30/12; San Antonio, 11/8-10/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
James B. Kelley
contact email: 
jkelley@meridian.msstate.edu

We invite proposals on the topic of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities for presentation at the 69th annual South Central MLA conference in San Antonio on November 8-10, 2012.

[UPDATE] The Atrium

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a publication of the English and Communications Department of Ivy Tech Community College's Northwest Region, and is the only academic journal of

[Update--New Dates and New Deadline!] “Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”

full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
tamugradconference@gmail.com

“Retrofitting English Studies: When Diversity Becomes an Afterthought”
April 14-15, 2012 PLEASE NOTE THESE ALTERED DATES!

Speaker: Jay Dolmage

In the Margin: e-text and its readers (proposals 30 April 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Ann-Barbara Graff and Kristin Lucas
contact email: 
annbg@nipissingu.ca; kristinl@nipissingu.ca

We solicit contributions for an edited collection of scholarly essays entitled In the Margin: e-Text and its readers.

UPDATE RMMLA Conference in Oct - Deadline for Proposals March 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jessie.richards@utah.edu

This year's RMMLA Conference will be held in Boulder, CO Oct 11-13.

CFP: Teaching With Games - MLA13, 3-6 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Croxall
contact email: 
brian.croxall@emory.edu

Call for Papers for a Committee-Sponsored Electronic Roundtable on “Teaching and Games” at MLA 2013<

[UPDATE] CFP: At the Round Table (food writing)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Adrienne P. Lamberti / University of Northern Iowa
contact email: 
round.table.food.writing@gmail.com

Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact.

Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013
contact email: 
kristen.bennett@tufts.edu; dianne.berg@tufts.edu

Explores the “dynamic and performative process of dialogic engagement” (Katherine Lawson) as a collaborative, compositional methodology. Possible topics: synchronic vs.

Chapbook CFP: Role of Imagination in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Faces of Feminism
contact email: 
facesoffeminism@gmail.com

Faces of Feminism and local writers' group Kill Your Darlings are seeking original, fiction work or critical essays that engage or challenges the role of imagination in literary work.

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

[UPDATE] "Gaming the System" - (10/25/12 conference; 5/1/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA 38
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

http://complit-scla.org/

"Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study"

[UPDATE] Roots and Radicalisms (DEADLINE 29/2/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes.2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

Beyond the Essay: Assignment Innovation (MLA Convention - Jan. 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Tom Keegan and Matt Gilchrist/MLA Special Session
contact email: 
thomas-keegan@uiowa.edu, matthew-gilchrist@uiowa.edu

In this age of technological advancement, does the essay maintain its pedagogical utility?

2013 MLA in Boston: Kierkegaard's Legacies

full name / name of organization: 
Discussion Group on Scandinavian Languages & Literatures
contact email: 
lindqvis@fas.harvard.edu

In the bicentennial year of the great Danish philosopher's birth, MLA's Discussion Group on Scandinavian Languages and Literatures invites papers that consider Kierkegaard's legacy in a variety of int

Marxian Cartographies: Mapping/Re-drawing the Trace

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony C. Cooke/The Marxist Literary Group
contact email: 
acooke2@emory.edu

This panel will consider Marxism in all of its various manifestations over time, as well as attempts to imagine how it might travel and take on new shapes in the future.

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