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"Making a Scene" in the Classroom: Best Practices for Fostering Discussion when Students are Resistant to a Text

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
Dr. Kelli MacCartey / University of Tennessee Knoxville

This pedagogical panel—to be held at the BWWC annual conference June 2-5 2016 in Athens, GA—will address the conference theme of "Making a Scene" as it explores why students are resistant to particular approaches or texts, and how we, as teachers, can "make a scene" ourselves to spark involvement, foster interest, and propagate engagement with vital works. We will explore the various ways that 18th and 19th century texts by women writers have been met with unexpected resistance, empty criticism, or unproductive conflict in seminars, which impedes successful exchange of ideas.

Science, Society & Civilisation (31st March, 31st July, 2016)

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:03pm
HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

[UPDATE] Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Proposals by 15 November 2015 for SWPACA Annual Conference

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:27pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2015

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 37th Annual Conference.

February 10 - 13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2016 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 15, 2015

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 2:19pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

TIME: Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference 28 August - 1 September 2016

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Friday, November 6, 2015 - 6:21am
Department of English Studies & College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa, Pretoria, Tshwane

Third International Interdisciplinary Biennial Conference

University of South Africa (UNISA)
College of Human Sciences
Hosted by the Department of English Studies

Theme: Time
Date: 28 August – 1 September 2016
Venue: Glenburn Lodge, Muldersdrift (South Africa)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility (16-18 February 2017)

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 10:21pm
RSAA: Romantic Studies Association of Australasia

The Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), in conjunction with Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, are pleased to announce the theme for its next biennial conference in Wellington, New Zealand: "Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility."

International Conference on Narrative: June 16-18, 2016

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 5:25pm
ISSN / University of Amsterdam

The International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium. The 2016 conference will be held at the University of Amsterdam from June 16-18.

Keynote Speakers
Espen Aarseth, IT University of Copenhagen
Clare Hemmings, The London School of Economics
Roberta Pearson, University of Nottingham

[UPDATE] "Alt + Shift: Unlocking Alternative Methodologies and Marginal Positions"; March 3 - March 5, 2016

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:43pm
7th Biennial NEXUS Conference (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)




Call for Papers for the 7th Biennial NEXUS Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

When: Thursday, March 3 – Saturday, March 5, 2016

Plenary Speakers: Dr. Malea Powell (Michigan State University), Dr. Andrea Kitta (East Carolina University), and Dr. Dorothea Lasky (Columbia School of the Arts)

Website: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus/ (Try Alt+Shift when visiting!)

The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities March 10-11 2016

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:01pm
13th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference

In The Production of Space, Henri Lefebvre describes the city as "a production and reproduction of human beings by human beings." This conference aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the city as a catalyst for self-making and -unmaking in the various localized manifestations of the self in literature and art. We envision metropolitan, (post)industrial, rural, etc. spaces as socially inflected images with the performative self at the core of their becoming.

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