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Extended Deadline: " "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"

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Friday, January 4, 2013 - 12:17am
Eden Wales Freedman, Co-President of English Graduate Organization, UNH

Deadline Extended!

Please submit abstracts to UNH's English Graduate Organization's Biennial Conference: "The Art of Reading: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire

In "The Art of Fiction," Toni Morrison differentiates between reading as a skill and reading as an art. The skill, Morrison writes, enables readers to "negotiate life with some measure of control." The art is a "different beast all together."

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2013

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 11:28pm
IAFOR

The Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

CONFERENCE THEME: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, Feb. 15)

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 4:26pm
Drs. Comer and Crook

While our collection on the local manifestations of Occupy Wall Street currently boasts fourteen excellent essays, we would like to consider a few more proposals focused on the politics of the local and regional. We're looking, in particular for more theory-oriented essays, though imaginative takes on the topic are always welcome.

Deadline for proposals: Feb 15.

Please see below for the original call for papers:
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"These Strains of Continuity": The Influence of Invisible Man, Sixty Years Later -- DUE JANUARY 18

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 3:23pm
New Jersey College English Association

In 1953, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man won the National Book Award for Fiction—the first text in African American Literature to do so. In the six decades since, readers have consistently ranked it high in myriad polls, while critics have rendered it the premier African American novel. Over the past few years, debates about this genre of literature have centered primarily on Ellison's masterpiece.

CFP Journal Special Issue: "The Poetics of Surplus"

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 1:29pm
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

We are currently inviting submissions for a special issue of College Literature on "The Poetics of Surplus," guest-edited by Ranjan Ghosh.

[UPDATE] (anti)foundations: An Interdisciplinary Conference March 15-16, 2013

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:04am
Duquesne University English Graduate Organization

Duquesne University
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: January 18, 2013.

With traditionalists hearkening for a return to founding principles while protestors of various stripes look forward to dismantling the very notion of norms themselves, questions about the foundations of societal structures occupy a central place in myriad contemporary debates. For the (anti)Foundations Conference—the Duquesne University English Graduate Organization invites considerations of societal structures, their foundations, and the ways that these structures are both reinforced and challenged by works of literature and culture.

MLA 2014: Publishing a Persona (9-12 January; Chicago)

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 2:40am
Melanie Wattenbarger

This proposed special session will examine the typefication, marketing practices and consumption of a diasporic author's identity in the publishing process. Some questions to consider include: How does the publishing industry create and sell a persona of authors with hybrid/hyphenated identities? How are diasporic authors' identities sold and consumed in the literary market? Are authors presented as fully assimilated to the host country or as concretely tied to "ethnic" roots? Particularly when second and third generation immigrant writers are being marketed in relation to the motherland, how is their identity accepted as authentic?

In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 3:39pm
International Departments of English Association (IDEA)

International Departments of English Association (IDEA) is pleased to announce: In Medias Res: Uses of Narrative in English Language Studies, an international interdisciplinary conference for language teachers, translators and literary scholars to be held in Kyrenia in collaboration with Near East University, on September 26th and 27th, 2013. The symposium aims to discuss the narrative aspect of English Language Teaching in conjunction with Literary and Translation Studies.

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