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Currents in Electronic Literacy, Spring 2010 Issue: "Gaming-Across-the-Curriculum" (submissions due 1/15/2010)

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Currents in Electronic Literacy / Digital Writing & Research Lab (DWRL), UT-Austin
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Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN #1524-6493) solicits submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due by Friday, January 15, 2010.

Spring 2010 issue: "Gaming-Across-the-Curriculum: Playing as a Way of Learning"

“Good game design,” writes James Paul Gee in “Learning and Games,” “has a lot to teach us about good learning, and contemporary learning theory has something to teach us about how to design even better and deeper games.” The burgeoning field of pedagogical gaming has inspired emergent journals (GameStudies; Games and Culture), new institutions (e.g., the Game Studies Research Center at the IT University of Copenhagen), and interdisciplinary approaches. This issue of Currents features guest editors Jan Holmevik and Cynthia Haynes of Clemson University’s Gaming Across the Curriculum (GAC) program (, which examines current and potential uses of gaming within the academy.

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

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Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY
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Spectrum calling for submissions DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2010

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Spectrum Literary Magazine
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SPECTRUM is an annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system.

Points of Contact: Moving East to West,16th Annual Multicultural Conference, April 20-22, 2010

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Laurie Lopez Coleman, English/San Antonio College Multicultural Conference, San Antonio, TX
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The West has enjoyed a commanding supremacy in culture and world affairs for several centuries, but the 21st Century finds the East exerting a powerful influence on the West.

Literature and Criticism after Secularism, ACLA Seminar, April 1-4, 2010

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Thomas Dancer, U of Wisconsin Madison; Jack Dudley, U of Wisconsin Madison
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Much scholarship on modern and contemporary literature has taken it as an article of faith that writers either turned away from or actively rejected religion.

Spaces of Consumption and Disposable Culture: A Material Dialogue in Medieval Europe (c.1100-1500)

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Dr. Rebecca Flynn and Dr. Salvatore Musumeci
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ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/13)

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American Comparative Literature Association
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Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning.

UPDATE: Adoption Poetry Collection

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Jesse Goolsby
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This is a call for poetry submissions for a collection thematically centered on adoption. All types of poetry and prose poems are acceptable up to 500 words.


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Sara Sullivan/Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays on cultural representations and experiences of labor and work, from the perspectives of the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Alternative Culture Now: The Politics of Culture at the Present Conjuncture (April 8-10, 2010)

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The International Alternative Culture Center
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Alternative Culture Now: The Politics of Culture at the Present Conjuncture
Conference and Event
Budapest, Hungary
April 8-10, 2010

Proposal Deadline: January 25, 2010

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