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Graphic Novels and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on graphic novels and their role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of graphic novels in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Law, Literature, and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on the intersection of law and literature and this evolving area's role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including its use of in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

True Crime and the Imagination (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association
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The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers exploring the true crime genre and its role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of true crime in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Philip K. Dick: Literary and Cinematic Visions for the Twenty-First Century--Seminar at NEMLA 2015 Convention

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:46am
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NEMLA.org
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SEMINAR PAPERS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEMINAR AT NEMLA CONVENTION 2015:

Philip K. Dick: Literary and Cinematic Visions for the Twenty-First Century

This seminar seeks papers that engage with Philip K. Dick's work. More specifically I would like the seminar to engage with any aspect of Dick's work, cinematic adaptations of his work, or work that was inspired by his vision—social, economic, religious, political—which has become so relevant in the twenty-first century and possibly beyond. Let us reflect on the immanence and historicity of the work and its adaptations while exploring it alongside contemporary issues and developments.
Chair: Eyal Tamir
Area: Culture & Media Studies

[UPDATE] Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:05am
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Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

The PEW Research Center found that "91% of American adults own a cell phone." As a result, devices such as the cell phone (or smartphone or tablet) have found an important place in education both inside and outside of the classroom; although, usage outside of telephone conversations (i.e. texting, or apps) decreases. Only about 60% of these users access the internet, while only 50% use apps, and 21% use their phones to participate in video calls/chats. The literacy skills associated with these tools is also on the rise as more individuals utilize them not just recreationally, but also in their education and work experience. Cell phones are just one example of the, many technological tools that are being used for educational purposes.

[UPDATE] Imaginary Relations (ongoing; ejournal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:36am
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Imaginary Relations: A Journal for the Ideological Critique of Aesthetic Objects (IR)

Announcing Imaginary Relations
Invitation to submit essays

Imaginary Relations is an experimental ejournal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:32am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:
The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship—Theology, Philosophy of Religion, History of Religion, Comparative Religion, Mysticism—but also more recently from such diverse fields as Management, Medicine, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Communication, Performance Studies and Education – among many others.

[UPDATE] AMSN2: Transnational Modernisms, 15-17 December 2014, University of Sydney, Australia

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:54pm
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Australian Modernist Studies Network Conference
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The 'Transnational turn' in literary studies has been the focus of intense debate and sustained reflection in recent years, as have critical re-evaluations of Modernism's transnational scope. Scholarly interventions by Paul Giles (Transnationalism in Practice), Wai Chee Dimock (Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time), Jahan Ramazani (A Transnational Poetics), and Paul Jay (Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies), among many others, establish the viability of transnationality as a disciplinary focus.

CFP: New Perspectives on Gerald of Wales: Texts and Contexts (Harvard, April 10-11, 2015)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:04pm
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Harvard University
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Gerald of Wales, also known as Giraldus Cambrensis or Gerald de Barri, is one of the most widely referenced authors of the twelfth century, and an important source of information for life in the insular medieval world. Much of his work, however, remains understudied, with scholarly focus usually limited to his works on Ireland and Wales, while his religious and other writings remain almost untouched. Recent scholarship on the complete manuscripts of his works by Catherine Rooney at the University of Cambridge, however, as well as recent studies on his ethnographic writings and the vernacular transmission of his work, has opened up new possibilities and renewed interest in his life and writings, including several forthcoming new editions.

CFP (Kalamazoo 2015) "Peasants and Texts" Deadline 9/15

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:57pm
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Alexis Becker and William Rhodes/ Congress of Medieval Studies
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History from below and newer explorations of alternative literacies have considered and reconsidered the relationship between the medieval peasantry and textual culture. We seek papers that further expand our notions of the relationship between peasant and text, including ones that call into question the assumptions implicit in both of these terms.

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