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Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

full name / name of organization: 
British Columbia Institute of Technology
contact email: 
jdnolin@live.ca

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

full name / name of organization: 
City University of Seattle
contact email: 
bobbejo@gmail.com

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students
contact email: 
alonetogetherucla@gmail.com

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 5/15-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century

This panel explores how literature represents human subjectivity through interspecies relationships, to investigate how we produce ourselves by producing the animal producing us. To examine human-animal relations is to unearth the roots of what we understand today as the human. In the imperial/colonial context of the nineteenth-century, the representation of interspecies relationships (intimate or antagonistic) may establish the human/e as the rightful subject of dominion. At the same time, representations of animals may contest this material-semiotic imperialization. Using the works of authors like Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, among others, we ask questions like: what are the connections between our concept of human empires—and relatedly, human rights—and evolving attitudes towards non-human animals? How does the century’s “civilized,” “humane” subject embody those rights by the management—social, cultural, legal and otherwise—of his relationships to “lower creation”? Approaches using affect theory and/or cultural, legal, or science studies are particularly welcome.

Victorian Literary Cinema, Northeast Modern Language Assoc., March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

When William Makepeace Thackeray included pictorial initials and drawings in his 1847 novel Vanity Fair, the author could hardly have anticipated the text’s adaptive afterlife in contempora

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it and glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

Digital Dreaming: Reading YouTube

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
rlaist@goodwin.edu

Panel for the 2012 NeMLA Conference in Rochester, NY (March 15-18, 2012):

5/15/12 Nuclear Criticism and the 'Exploding Word'

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
blouinmi@msu.edu

TITLE: Nuclear Criticism and the “Exploding Word”

Chairperson: Michael Blouin, Michigan State University

[UPDATE] Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

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University of Birmingham (English Department)
contact email: 
unexpectedagents@gmail.com

Online Registration is now open for:

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)'

Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA March 15-18, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson
contact email: 
kennedy.623@buckeyemail.osu.edu; cjmadson@buffalo.edu

Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature

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