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Intersections, Tensions and New Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies October 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 9:34am
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University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization

Intersections, Tensions, and New Dimensions:
Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies

October 8-9, 2010
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

This graduate conference will explore the relevance of contact and contact zones for English Studies. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, English Studies continues to see increasing discursive overlap. Understandings of identity and subjectivity have relied increasingly on syncretism and hybridity at the expense of rigid national, cultural, and periodic categories. As boundaries and concepts become more permeable, Mary Louise Pratt's definition of "Contact Zones" gains increasing relevance and currency.

Reviews: "Inventions of Activism"

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 3:41pm
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 11.3, "Inventions of Activism," Call for Reviews
Reconstruction is seeking book reviews for its upcoming issue on "Inventions of Activism." For a description of the issue see the website at http://reconstruction.eserver.org/upcoming.shtml. Reviews should be sent to reconstruction.submissions@gmail.com by Sept. 1, 2010.

[UPDATE] Problematizing Religious Oratory Rhetoric in the Streets and the Pulpit

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:56pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This session seeks submissions that examine the relationships and intersections of rhetoric and religion. Topics include, but are not limited to historical analysis of religious rhetoric development; methodology; religion, rhetoric and space; intersections of race, class and gender; language and practice; identity and religion; violence/propaganda and religion; controversies within the field. We are particularly interested in proposals that skirt or problematize traditional interpretations of religious oratory rhetoric.

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:14pm
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The Society for Utopian Studies

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

Milwaukee in the 1960s and 1970s was a key site for civil rights marches, particularly around the open housing movement. From 1897 through much of the 20th Century, the city was governed by a succession of Socialist mayors, elected on their platform of practical, "sewer socialism." And Wisconsin itself and its Midwestern neighbors have long been home to experiments inintentional community.

[UPDATE] The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices. Deadline July 1 and January 1 annually

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 11:52am
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The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, an electronic publication of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. One key focus of this journal is the murky landscape that practitioners must traverse on their way from Learning Theory to Instructional Practice: we seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics. Accepting the possibility that no theory is panacea, The Atrium acknowledges the value of discourse in the project of uncovering the principles that might govern the development of Best Practices. We can talk the talk, but can we walk the walk? The Atrium is meant to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines that will demonstrate how we do just that.

Essays / Reviews on Beckett: philosophy and drama

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 4:20am
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A.R.T. University of Toulouse 2 Le Mirail
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Collection of Essays on Beckett and Philosophy. Electronic Journal : MIRANDA (http://www.miranda-ejournal.eu/1/miranda/index.xsp ), Universite de Toulouse 2 Le Mirail

We are looking for essays (5000-7000 words) and reviews (1000-1500 words) to complete a collection of essays to be published in the Spring 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed electronic journal Miranda dedicated to Beckett: philosophy and drama.

Language: English / French

[UPDATE] Ut Pictura Poesis: Thinking about Representation in Late Medieval and Renaissance England, 1-2 October 2010

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 7:29pm
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Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)
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We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Steven Mullaney, renowned author of The Place of the Stage: License, Play and Power in Renaissance England. Additional featured scholars include Dr. Mary Silcox (McMaster University), Dr. Jamie Fumo (McGill University) and Dr. Katherine Acheson (University of Waterloo).

[UPDATE] TALKS AND POSTER SESSIONS FOR ISLE2: METHODS OLD AND NEW

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 1:25pm
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International Society for the Linguistics of English
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The New England Committee for ISLE 2 invites abstracts for talks and poster sessions. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study, but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Poster sessions, thirty minutes each, provides time for summarizing and discussing your work.

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 8:23am
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Dr Paul March-Russell

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi. Our aim is to explore the development of SF from the nineteenth century to the present day, including its impact upon social and cultural thought. We are interested in rethinking the possibilities of the genre, such as its relationship to mainstream culture, the influence of different media, and the roles of critical theory and translation studies, including SF from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. A central question is that of genre (for example, in the work of Gwyneth Jones, China Miéville or Jeff Vandermeer) as an indicator of the current and future directions of SF. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 4:23am
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Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

[UPDATE Deadline Extended to June 27, 2010. Previously on. TV Series in the Third Golden Age of Television. (Tentative Title)]

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Monday, June 7, 2010 - 8:19am
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FRAME. Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación.
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In the first decade of 21th century, television series landscape has changed drastically, a change characterized by a shift of the creative work from film industry to television, which has attracted a great deal of interest from the audience. That change is what has been known as the Third Golden Age of Television.

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