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CFP: Ist Global Conference : Writing 1 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Monday, June 20, 2011 - 11:16am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Call For Papers:
The inaugural launch of this global research and publications project on Writing will explore the many facets of writing from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to explore the many intertextual and intersemiotic facets of writing as they exists in the digital age but also taking into account the historical forces, process and mechanisms, their relationships to contemporary writing forms, and the possibilities of future directions. 'All writing comes from somewhere' and with this axiom in mind this project will not only examine the pragmatic elements of writing but also the complex issues concerning the metafunctions of writing as a creative and purposeful process across various disciplines.

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (7/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 4:57am
Drs. Comer and Vayo

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film

New deadline, July 1, and update.

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

Non-Theatrical Films during World War II (Boston: Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 3/21/12 to 3/25/12)

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:33pm
Dr. Douglas A. Cunningham

This panel will explore the production and use of non-theatrical films during World War II. Such films might include: films produced for military training; films produced by the Office of War Information or other federal, state, corporate, religious, educational, or non-profit agencies; non-theatrical films produced by and within other countries; or even home movies produced for public consumption.

Making Meaning: Language, Rhetoric, and the Power of Access - Deadline for Submissions: 7/15/2011

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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 1:19pm
Language and Rhetorical Studies Group

Contemporary theories of discourse remind us that language functions in a reflexive relationship with social realities. Language in use can either give or deny access to individuals and communities, and to the cultural values and institutions of power that shape the ways meaning is made. As a result, we can use linguistic and rhetorical analyses to uncover, uphold, dismantle, or reshape structures of power. This conference encourages us to think about the ways that language and rhetoric function in a complex political and social world.

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