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Present Tense's Inaugural Issue Announcement

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 8:18pm
Present Tense Journal

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society is proud to announce its inaugural issue at Present Tense is dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens. The articles presented in Volume 1, Issue 1 include a diversity of current topics, of no more than 2,000 words, ranging from disciplinarity and sovereign power, to Google bombing, to race and the new equality. We hope you find the articles engaging and we encourage you to continue the conversation by commenting on the articles online.

Volume 1, Issue 1:

Manifest Identity

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:50am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

Literature (General) (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 6:18pm
Philip Heldrich / University of Washington Tacoma

CFP: Literature (General) (12/15/10; Joint SWTXPCA & PCA/ACA 4/20-23/2011)

Please post and send to graduate students and faculty.

Literature (General)
Philip Heldrich, Area Chair,
SW/TXPCA & PCA/ACA Joint Conference April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2010

Conference Hotel:
Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

BSECS 40th Annual Conference

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 4:05pm
Daniel Cook / British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2011

Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th January 2011

St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.


The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century. We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (SCSECS, 2/17-19/2011, St. Simons Island, GA)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 1:10pm
South Central Society of Eighteenth Century Studies

Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a panel entitled Religion in the Age of Enlightenment. The panel will be included on the program of the annual meeting of the South Central Soceity of Eighteenth-Century Studies to be held in St. Simons Island, GA, on Feb. 17-19, 2011. Papers that address any aspect of religion and/or religous experience (broadly defined)and/or the ways religion intersected with culture, society, etc. during the Long Eighteenth Century are welcome. Please send proposals/abstracts by Nov. 30, 2010, to

Brett McInelly
Brigham Young Universtiy

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment [Update]

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 1:00pm
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment [Annual]

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual from AMS Press, is accepting submissions for volumes 3 and 4. Please visit the following link for a description of the annual and submission guidelines:
While submissions are accepted at any time, submissions received by January 31, 2011 will be considered for volume 3.

[UPDATE] Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 11:37am
University of Warwick

Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910
A One-Day Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Warwick, Saturday 22nd January, 2011

"One hears sometimes of a child being 'the picture of health;' now Emma always gives me the idea of being the complete picture of grown-up health. She is loveliness itself. Mr. Knightley, is not she?"
Jane Austen, Emma, chapter 5

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Professor Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)
Dr. Claire Brock (University of Leicester)

Visualizing Human Rights: Narrative and Rhetoric of the Humanitarian Image

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 12:28am
Georgiana Banita, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney, Australia; Christoph Ribbat, University of Paderborn, Germany

While the study of human rights has gained momentum over the past decade across a variety of disciplines, much remains to be gleaned from an interdisciplinary focus on human rights discourse and advocacy in their visual contexts. This volume revolves around the conceptual frameworks of human rights and visual culture, exploring the ways in which international human rights discourse inflects and is inflected by visual media, understood to represent both ultramodern and more traditional vehicles.

GSU's Graduate Conference (New Voices) on Humor -- Oct. 7-9, 2010-[UPDATE]

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 11:14pm
Georgia State University/ New Voices Graduate Student Conference

The Georgia State New Voices 2010 conference is interested in an academic exploration of the role of humor in literature, rhetoric, and all its other myriad permutations. This conference will feature scholarship from graduate students across the state and nation. Interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions are not only welcomed, but encouraged, and we look forward
to hearing from you all!

***UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has been extended until September 15th***