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Call for Papers: Network and Communication Technologies [Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013]

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 8:41pm
Journal: Network and Communication Technologies

Call for Papers for Network and Communication Technologies, Vol. 2, No. 1 June 2013
Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2013
Network and Communication Technologies is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. The journal publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of communications and network.
The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields:
* Wireless system architectures
* Network protocols
* Network services
* Multimedia networking
* Network applications
* Security, authentication, and cryptography
* Signal processing techniques and tools

[UPDATE] Repetition - with a difference? :: May 9-10, 2013

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:44pm
English Graduate Conference at University of Toronto

Last year we heard Barack Obama say "Yes, we can" for a second time, and saw Youtube viewers watch and re-watch Psy's "Gangnam Style" for the billionth time (really!): we live surrounded by repetition. As scholars embedded in a culture obsessed with imitation, parody, and countless other forms of re- acting, we ought to ask one another "what is the significance of repetition?" When is it a form of questioning or deconstruction, and when is it simply re(in)statement or obsession? We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, political, ethical, and literary implications of repetition.

Deadline for submissions is this week: March 1st, 2013.

1930s American Activist Literature

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:11pm
MLA Special Session, Chicago (Jan. 9-12, 2014)

Depression-era writers responded to the vulnerabilities exposed by economic crisis, social unrest, and environmental catastrophe with artistry motivated by activism. Whether promoting proletariatism or advocating on behalf of women, people of color, and immigrants, revitalizing realism or advancing regionalism, writers leveraged language and literature as a tool to raise political consciousness and bring about social change. While comparisons between our current "economic slump" and the Great Depression are rife, the merits of activist literature from this era have been forgotten or perhaps omitted.

"21st Century Englishes"

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:15am
English Studies Conference Committee (Bowling Green State University)

Graduate Student Conference: "21st Century Englishes" on Oct. 19, 2013
Location: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Contact email: bgsucon@gmail.com
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

[UPDATE] Interrogating the Human: Literary and Epistemological Interchange - July 9-11 2013 Annual AUETSA Conference

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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:00am
Association of University English Teachers of South Africa / Rhodes University

This conference will consider the interrelationship between formal structures of knowledge and literary writing / discourse. It will interrogate the deep discursive interplay between non-fictive and fictive forms and address critical issues associated with this historical division.

How are paradigms for the collection and transmission of knowledge about the natural world informed, transmitted, and transmuted by literary means? How might literary criticism play a role in the interrogation of epistemological genres associated with the categorization of the human, including but not limited to philosophy, jurisprudence, anthropology and biology?

Topics might include (but are not limited to):

[UPDATE] MLA 2014 -- ASECS-Sponsored, Guaranteed Session--Writing Wrongs: Literature and Human Rights in the 18th Century

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Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 10:34pm
Ramesh Mallipeddi

Rights are entitlements or justifiable claims; human rights are a special kind of claim that one is entitled to by virtue of being human. In her recent study _Inventing Human Rights_ (2008), Lynn Hunt argues that rights were imagined as natural, inalienable, and universal in eighteenth-century sentimental literature, prior to their promulgation in the revolutionary Declarations. Specifically, for Hunt, it is by extensively documenting the flagrant wrongs suffered by various disenfranchised groups—women, slaves, prisoners, the insane— in the form of rape, enslavement, and carceral torture that sentimental fiction implicitly underscored their rights to bodily integrity and self-possession.

Applied Pedagogy: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction [Submission Deadline: May 1]

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Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 3:26pm
Editors: Daniel Ruefman (University of Wisconsin--Stout) & Abigail Grant-Scheg (Elizabeth City State University)

Over the past several years, a debate regarding the place of online writing instruction has endured on college campuses around the world. Although online course delivery increases educational access to some segments of the population, there are some scholars who believe that the online delivery is inherently inferior to more traditional methods of instruction. Compound that with the traditional lack of formal education in online pedagogy that most instructors receive.

deadline 03/31/2013, conference 11/01/2013-11/03/2013

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Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 12:33pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Paper proposals sought for a PAMLA regular session panel on Critical Theory. The special theme for the 2013 PAMLA conference is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture," so proposals in literary or cultural theory that suit the theme are especially welcome, though all proposals in the broader session area will be considered.

The conference will be held on Friday, November 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California.

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