The new editorial team of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing /Rédactologie invites submissions for its inaugural special issue on representations of others' talk and text. Specifically, this issue will focus on those shifting practices and perspectives that impinge on or challenge public and institutional discussions of borrowed language. The inter-animated workings of online discourse, renewed debates about copyright law and new sites of collaborative writing, alongside perennial concerns about student writing, suggest that conceptions of linguistic borrowing need further consideration.
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
February 8-9, 2013
Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother
We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"
Reconstruction 13.2: Exploring Digital Narcissisms
Multilingual Early Middle English
This panel is interested in papers that reimagine the boundaries of Early Middle English in a multilingual milieu. We are interested in papers that think about multilingualism on the page, multilingual texts in one manuscript, or how multilingualism can make Early Middle English an interesting expertimental zone for code-switching and mixed language. We are also interested in how other media (music, visual, etc.) may also help reimagine multilingualism and the production of early Middle English.
Please send abstracts to: email@example.com by September 15
February 15-16, 2013
Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Given the multifaceted nature of English departments, the aim of this conference is to explore a cross-disciplinary conversation about ideologies and ideas. Because disciplines are largely characterized by their theoretical movements or opposition to such movements, submissions to this conference are encouraged to focus on suffixes. For instance, how do the suffixes of academia play a role in specific fields of study? How might -isms, -ologies, and -istics reinforce the sometimes disparate conversations among or within disciplines? How can they build connections between disciplines?
Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University
A Digital Humanities Symposium
February 15-16, 2013
The University of Kentucky
Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program
Kathleen Stewart, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas
Malcolm McCullough, Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
The Eighteenth Century in Criticism and Theory
A panel to be held at the BSECS annual conference, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, January 3-5, 2013.
The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have influenced texts by other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia. Papers comparing and/or contrasting the writings of Langston Hughes with the writings of other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia are also welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2013. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (3-5 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at email@example.com by September 5, 2012.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Paul Kelleher and Chris Mounsey, are running a small but wide ranging academic conference on the History of Disability (all periods). Variabilit(ies) will run at Emory University between the 4th and 7th July 2013.
We wonder whether you have paper that you would like to give at this small wide ranging conference that follows the format of Chris's successful Queer People Conferences.
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