Focus: This issue will examine effective leadership practices in college and university writing programs, including first-year composition, basic writing, and ELL/ESL writing programs; undergraduate and graduate writing degree programs, including rhetoric and composition; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; writing center/writing fellows; service learning; and other programs focused on writing instruction. Submissions should thoughtfully consider how writing specialists fill formal and/or informal leadership roles (both administrative and not) in classrooms and/or programs, with particular attention being given to essays that utilize leadership research/theory.
The Long Twentieth Century(1885-2008):Literature,Politics, Aesthetics
A one day conference
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Goldsmiths, University of London
September 18th 2013
'I see the political potential of art in art itself, in the aesthetic form as such'
-- Raymond Williams
'Literature does politics by simply being literature'
Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Josh Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London
CFP - A Re-examination of Private Military and Security Companies - STAIR - OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Abstracts due: April 1, 2013
Papers due: July 8, 2013
Maximum length of articles: 6000 words
Private security is big business – and important politics. As demand for pmscs increases, the academic literature has already experienced two waves of attention on the subject: firstly, in the post-Cold War era, to reflect on the emergence of pmscs, principally in Africa; and secondly, to analyse the implications of pmsc operations
during US operations in Iraq. In the context of the impending nato withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is time to re-examine the place of pmscs in domestic and international security.
This panel examines how the voice in solo performance (on the page, stage, internet, etc.) mediate what Judith Butler calls a shared vulnerability or precarity between self and other. How are poets, actors, and citizens using solo performance to engage with urgent social issues and the precariousness of life?
The Society is especially seeking contemporary approaches to the work of William Carlos Williams. Possible topics include: medicine/embodiment; technology; transnationalism; ecocriticism; Williams and/in archives, etc.
Please note: The panel's format will be consist of up to seven short "lightning talk" presentations in the PechaKucha format. (See: http://www.pechakucha.org/faq).
MLA 14 will take place in Chicago, January 9-12. Please send 200 word abstracts & CV to email@example.com by March 28.
This discussion will focus on how works like Mandy Oxendine utilize the elements of gothic psychology to confound binary racial concepts and to create the mixed-race identity matrix at the foundation of his theory of the future American.
Call for Papers: Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries
Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.
We seek essays on films by African filmmakers that challenge "absolute otherness" in postcoloniality. Consider, for example, films by Ousmane Sembène, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Merzak Allouache, Moufida Tlati, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Jean-Marie Teno, Sylvestre Amoussou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Nadia El Fani.
Unity/Disunity: An Interdisciplinary Conference 27-28 June 2013 at UCL
UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)
"In union there is strength." Aesop
"You cannot conceive the many without the one." Plato
"The principle of contradiction makes the thought of unity the measure of heterogeneity." Theodor W. Adorno
"In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance." Jeanette Winterson
The conference organisers invite proposals for papers relating to the connected themes of unity and disunity from scholars across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
Jonathan Franzen and Contemporary Realisms
Friday, 22nd March, 2012, 11am – 5pm
Level 5, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens