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CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom SWTX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 11:51pm
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SW TX PCA/ACA
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CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
SWTX PCA/ACA February 2010
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).

Here's a quick test for today's educators:
Facebook, "American Idol." "Lady Gaga, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight," "Lost." Ipods. Celebrity Weddings and Break-ups. "Twilight," Twitter, Instant Messaging, Reality Television. Superhero Films. Comic Books and Graphic Novels. X-Box. "LOL and IM Speak" Cell phones. Text messaging. Advertising and Stereotypes.

Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 8:05pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association
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The Humanities Education and Research Association invites 250-word proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops for inclusion in its conference to be held in El Paso, Texas on March 11-13, 2010. The conference theme is "Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space." Papers should be planned for twenty minutes. Panels, roundtables, and workshops should be planned for an hour and thirty minutes. HERA invites proposals from all areas of the humanities including art, art history, dance, English, film, foreign languages, history, interdisciplinary studies, music, philosophy, religious studies, and theater. Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches are of special interest. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2009.

Queer Ecocriticism and Literature: 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), April 7-11, 201

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 3:08pm
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NeMLA
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In her 2008 article "Queering Ecocultural Studies," Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands appeals for "a critical practice of ecocultural analysis that challenges […] the ways in which natural and ecological relations have been read and organized to normalize and naturalize power." Queer ecology, at its core, challenges the binary of natural/unnatural, which has sought to diminish both queerness and the more-than-human world. This panel, in the spirit of promoting and continuing the discourse from the NEMLA 2009 Queer Ecocriticism and Theory panel, will examine the state of the academic field of queer ecocriticism and the modes of inquiry prompted by the blending of sexuality studies, queer theory, and ecocriticism.

The 19th Annual Africa/Diaspora Conference Health, Peace, Security, and Development in Africa/Diaspora April 29 – May 1, 2010

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 7:02pm
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California State University, Sacramento The Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution & The Pan African Studies Program
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This conference examines emergent issues of health and its interconnections with peace, security and development in Africa and her Diaspora, with major emphasis upon critical analysis and the development of new, innovative thoughts and proposals. Together, we will explore the prospects for bridging related gaps in theory and policy on the conference theme, and identify best practices and models of health -peace and development in Africa/Diaspora.

The epic's extension today: between expansion and extinction.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 12:26pm
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Vincent Dussol ea 741 Université Paul Valéry Montpellier France

The epic's extension today: between expansion and extinction.
October 21st-23rd 2010, EA 741 with IRIEC's support, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France.
"What has been lost (…) is the epic, or rather, the taste for the poetic continuum such as once informed the epic vein of Romanticism" (C. Doumet). How much of a fact is that?

"Exaltadas: A Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism" (Special journal issue; proposals due 15 March 2010)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 8:22pm
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ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance (Washington State University)

Margaret Fuller's bicentennial approaches in 2010, and plans for celebration affirm her arrival (or return) as a member of the American transcendentalist "pantheon." But scholarship on the formative and reformative influence of other women on the movement has only recently begun to quicken. Recognizing this new wave of exploration and following a line of inquiry suggested by ESQ's 2003 special issue, "Reexamining the American Renaissance," the editors of the journal and guest editor Phyllis Cole invite submissions for a substantial thematic issue that will broadly conceptualize the role of women in the origin and evolution of transcendentalist thought and action.

Inventions of Activism

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:38pm
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Call For Papers
Reconstruction
Issue 10.3
Michael Benton, Alan Clinton, Wes Houp and Danny Mayer
Inventions of Activism
"Creative acts of social justice fulfill every function that can be asked of a work of art.
They inspire us, make us think in new ways, and birth new beauty and dignity in our world."
--Rebecca Alban Hofberger, "True Visions"
"Screw Hope; Let's Act"
--Walker Lane "Nope to Hope: False Capital and the Spectacle Triumphant"

8th International Conference on the Book - 6-8 November 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:34pm
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University St. Gallen, Library Building, Dufourstrasse 50, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

**8th International Conference on the Book **
6-8 November 2010
University St. Gallen, Library Building, Dufourstrasse 50, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

http://booksandpublishing.com/conference-2010/

This is a conference for any participant in the world of books - authors, publishers, printers, librarians, IT specialists, book retailers, editors, literacy educators and academic researchers. All are encouraged to register and attend this significant and timely conference. Accommodation options are also available.

5th International Conference on the Arts in Society - 22-25 July 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:24pm
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University of Sydney, Australia

** The International Conference on the Arts in Society **
22-25 July 2010
University of Sydney, Australia
http://artsinsociety.com/conference-2010/

The 2010 Arts Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the arts in society. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in the arts, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of artistic engagement.

17th International Conference on Learning - 6-9 July 2010

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 2:12pm
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Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
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** 17th International Conference on Learning **
6-9 July 2010
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
www.Learning-Conference.com

The International Conference on Learning is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its levels - from early childhood, to schools, to higher education - and lifelong learning in any of its sites, from home to school to university to the workplace.

CFP: Race and Gender-- Special Summer Supplement to MP Journal

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Monday, July 6, 2009 - 6:29pm
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MP Journal
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MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier,EBSCO Host. We are currently seeking submissions for our special summer supplemental mini- edition. Our theme is Diversity: The Intersection of race/diversity and gender. Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to race and feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send papers along with a 50 word bio and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by July 31, 2009

[UPDATE] "The Libretto as Enlightenment Text"

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Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 6:02pm
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Pamela Gay-White/ Alabama State University
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Seeking articles (5000-7000 words) for pending publication of essays concerning libretto's transformation as text during Enlightenment, delineating Ialian from French cultural ideals, bringing into play theories of language. Themes of interest include following:

-reformulation of opera
-gender roles and writing of libretti
-the philosophes
-readership and libretti
-the libretto and musical mimesis
-restyled libretti
-the libretto as mise-en-abime of linguistic liberation
-the libretto and The French Revolution

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