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Engaging Students in Non-Traditional Formats - Abstracts due May 15th, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 6:34am
Dr. Prudence Layne/Elon University

CFP: Abstracts for edited collection
Engaging Student Learning in Non-Traditional Formats
Deadline: May 15th, 2013

We are soliciting abstracts for an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary book that examines whether course format, delivery, & duration make a difference in students' academic performance and achievement. In particular, we are interested in approaches to some of the following questions:

Do students learn the content of their coursework more effectively, with greater retention, or with deeper reflection than they do in a non-traditional, brick and mortar format?

Human Rights International Conference (Nov. 21-23, 2013); Abstracts Due: Mar.31, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 6:34pm
Central Michigan University

Call For Papers: Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 21-23, 2013

The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, religious conflict, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, child-soldiering, sex-trafficking, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights. These conditions remind us of the ever pressing need to safeguard our humanity through the preservation of human rights.

Poetry & Poetics panel 2013 PAMLA Conference, Nov. 1-3 (deadline April 15)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 6:26pm
Poetry Session: 111th Annual PAMLA Conference. San Diego, CA. 2013.

Inviting paper proposals for panel on Poetry & Poetics. This is a general call for poetry scholarship for a standing session of the PAMLA annual conference.

The Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association is the Western regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association. PAMLA is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of ancient and modern languages and literatures:

The 2013 conference's special theme is "Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture"; however, please note that this Poetry session is open to all papers with a focus on poetry and poetics.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Open CFP for Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 2:46pm
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Deadline extended to March 15th!

All manuscripts should be sent by email to Submissions must be received the editors of Shift by midnight on 15 March 2013 to be considered for publication in issue 6.

See details at:

Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation - 7th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 7:23am
[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 7th issue. We accept:

• academic papers from different disciplines such as literary theory, culture studies, anthropology, history, sociology, etc.
• writings on literary translation as well as translations from all languages into Croatian and English. (Introductory essays [up to 2,500 words] dealing with specific problems of the submitted translation from the perspective of literary translation are welcome.)

Please include the following with your submissions:

PAMLA 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 10:15am
Megan Cannella

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at:

Mapping and Measuring Twentieth-Century Correspondence | Modernist Studies Association Conference (29 August-1 September 2013):

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:14am
Siobhan Phillips

How can digital methods and scholarship help us to capitalize on the everyday genre that is twentieth-century correspondence?

This MSA exhibition aims to showcase, explore, and promote the possibilities of digital tools for scholarship on modern epistolarity.

Letters are uniquely ill-suited to codex publication, and letters scholarship should thus be uniquely bold in its deployment of digital tools. Current software has multiplied the possibilities. Among other things, digital methods allow us to