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Roundtable: Technical/ Professional Writing for Undergraduates, Apr. 7 - 11, 2010

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 3:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Maria Plochocki, NorthEastern Modern Language Association
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With the increasing complexity of and necessity for writing instruction, both across the curriculum and within the disciplines, the familiar complaint of poor student writing skills and preparation continues to ring ever truer. The more writing is necessary, important, useful/ relevant, the poorer students seem to become at it. Nowhere does this seem more applicable than at technical institutions, such as those offering primarily engineering, scientific, and related curricula and degrees; a close second are various "professional" programs, most notably business.

D.H. Lawrence and Questions of Race and Empire, Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Feb. 18-20

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 4:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

This panel aims to engage the ways in which D.H. Lawrence and his texts relate to issues of empire, colonialism, and, perhaps more largely, those of race and alterity. Topics for the panel might include—but would certainly not be limited to—the author's reaction to and depiction of Imperial Britain or his rendering of locations, persons, or cultural elements that are particularly foreign to his own cultural identity.

Call for Book Reviews

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:40am
full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
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MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books that are relevant to feminist or womanist issues from a variety of disciplines. Reviews must be academic in nature and provide an examination of the books' strengths and weaknesses, raising important and relevant questions about the subject under discussion. While no author likes to be overly criticized, reviewers should offer an honest appraisal of the books' argument, readability, research, and overall approach using professional language that is rich and robust without an overabundance of jargon.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 5:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
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South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)
homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Some possible perspectives are literary, sociological, artistic, or historical, and interdisciplinary approaches are always
welcome. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict panelists but rather to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:

- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero

- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity

- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, etc)

- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 11:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania

MISSED CONNECTIONS

The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its 10th annual conference: "Missed Connections." The one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at the Penn Humanities Forum in conjunction with its 2009-2010 topic: "Connections."

Writing into the Profession

updated: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 6:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009

For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 12:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
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The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

Please submit 1/2-1 page abstracts on any Kate Chopin topic via e-mail by Friday, June 19, 2008. Papers will need to be presented in no more than 20 minutes.

Address any further questions to Kelli O'Brien, KCIS Conference Coordinator, at kobrien1@memphis.edu.

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present - 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, 16 and 17 October 2009, Austin TX

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 11:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Program in Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
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The deadline for submitting an abstract for the conference "Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present" to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on October 16 and 17, 2009, has been postponed to June 30, 2009. Information about the CFP can be found in the previous posting on this site.
Sincerely, Simone Sessolo (Conference Organizer)

[UPDATE] Fairy Tale Economies

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 9:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

Mindful of our own global economies, this colloquium addresses economies in fantastic literature and culture. We shall identify economy both as a theme within literatures and as a way of thinking about the value of fantastic literature itself.

(Re)Writing Anaïs Nin and Her Diaries

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Monday, June 15, 2009 - 7:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeastern Modern Language Association
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41st Convention, NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

(Re)Writing Anaïs Nin and Her Diaries

You carry away with you a part of me reflected in you…
I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence.
-Nin

CFP Third International and Interdisciplinary Emotional Geographies Conference, due date 07/17/2009

updated: 
Monday, June 15, 2009 - 1:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gilbert Caluya, University of South Australia

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Call for papers

Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010

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The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in Adelaide April 6-8, 2010. Hosted by the Hawke Research Institute and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

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