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[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:29am
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2012) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

First Fictions / University of Sussex / January 20-22, 2012

updated: 
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 7:21am
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex

The First Fictions launch weekend, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of January, 2012, brings together established authors and academics in order to debate notions of "firstness", across several contexts, in fiction.

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Rhetoric and Composition] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 1:02pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

The Rhetoric and Composition section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore the intersections between the metaphor of the marketplace, writing, writing centers, and pedagogy. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Academic labor and the institution
• The political economy of writing and writing centers
• Exchange(s) within the classroom
• Technical writers within the job market
• The dual enrollment classroom as a site of transition
We also welcome any proposals for other topics of interest from all areas, especially interdisciplinary studies, WAC/WID theory, and ESL/TESOL.

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Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Branches of Linguistics] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:59pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

We invite papers from any area of theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, or their applications. Besides the traditional core areas (phonetics, phonology,morphology, syntax, semantics, first and second language acquisition), fields of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
• lexicography
• pragmatics
• psycholinguistics
• sociolinguistics
• historical linguistics
• stylistics
• corpus linguistics
• discourse analysis
• textual analysis
• rhetoric
• computational linguistics

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Film Studies] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:51pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

The film studies section is accepting paper and panel proposals that explore film as representative of social and/or historical contexts, especially relating to the various ways in which film can serve as a marketplace of ideas in our culture. Possible topics of relevance include (but are not limited to):

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