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

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:32pm
British Columbia Institute of Technology

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.
City University

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: September 1, 2011

Introduction
Social media are rapidly changing the way we educate, conduct business, and reach out to others across the globe. As such, we bring both the 'voices' of experience and research together, which augment the fields of media, education, and industry along with professional practice.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:21pm
City University of Seattle

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

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011

Introduction

English Language Learners is a growing field in the online arena. With our growing ELL populations, we would like to bring the 'voices' of both experience and research gained to better assist the field of education and practice for professionals.

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:09pm
David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

The Undead (deadline 9/30/2011)

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:19am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This seminar seeks papers with strong analytical theses that offer readings of the undead phenomenon in literature and/or pop culture. Proposals may theorize the undead, offer close readings of individual undead texts, contemporary or not, but should keep in mind the big picture question: why is this material resonating so strongly with contemporary audiences (American or otherwise)? How do we, in other words, make sense of our love of the undead? Send 300-500 word abstracts and a brief biography to Lindsay Bryde at lindsay.bryde@gmail.com.

NEMLA 2012--Pedagogy versus Curriculum in the Evolving Literature Classroom [Due 9/30/11]

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:44am
Diana H. Polley/Southern New Hampshire University

This roundtable seeks papers by those who have explored various pedagogical innovations in the literature classroom, particularly innovations that highlight literature's relationship to "real-world" knowledge, applied and integrative learning, and personal and social responsibility. Discussion will focus on the delicate balance between new pedagogical models and the traditional literature curriculum. Please submit 250-word abstracts (with NEMLA in the subject line) to Diana Polley at d.polley@snhu.edu

From Scroll to Screen: Translation and Reading from Ancient to Modern (Deadline July 15th, 2011.

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:55am
University of British Columbia

What does Rome have to do with Cupertino? Or the bulky and unwieldy technology of the book scroll with the sleekness of the iPad? Although posing the question may seem absurd, the answer is – a great deal. Ancient book scrolls were unrolled at one end and rolled up at the other end as one read; as a result, it was far easier to access the beginning and end of a text than the middle. A similar process occurs when reading texts on a computer screen: unless one knows to search for a particular string of text, the opening and closing sections of a document are the easiest portions to access. What will this mean for processes of reading and translating, especially in societies that do not stress memorization?

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