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Teaching John Dos Passos

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 5:57pm
John Dos Passos Society

The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which his work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc. We are looking for a panel of about 6 or 7 people. Please send an abstract and a brief CV or resume to by January 15, 2012.

Comparative and Continental Philosophy (8-10 March 2011)

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 4:05pm
Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle

We are an open, congenial, and discussion-driven philosophy Circle that meets internationally every spring. We invite papers/presentations on any aspect of Comparative philosophy, Continental philosophy, and/or bridges between them, with an emphasis on dialectical approaches. Papers will be considered for publication in our peer-reviewed journal Comparative and Continental Philosophy.

Send electronic abstracts, papers, or inquiries to this year's conference chairperson, Dr. Michael Schwartz, by December 15, 2011: and


Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:40pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.


Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
Associated Graduate Students of English


"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:

"Language: It's Alive!" 12th Annual English Graduate Student Conference, January 20th, 2012]

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:19pm
UNC Charlotte, English Graduate Student Associate

UNC Charlotte's 12th Annual English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) conference is looking for new work across the disciplines that explores the dynamic and situated qualities of language. Language exists in and is created through multiple and shifting contexts; as scholars, creators, and analysts, we imbue language with meaning and give it life. As we explore our role in the creation of meaning, it becomes important to examine the frameworks we bring to language, and the implications thereof. And in doing so, we must also acknowledge the reflexive dimension of language use and the ways it acts upon and shapes us.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:37pm
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices/Ivy Tech Community College

THE ATRIUM is currently accepting academic as well as creative articles of interest across the wide range of the humanity disciplines. Articles that focus on broad issues connecting classroom to culture and community are welcome, as well as narrative fiction, poetry, and artwork (artwork should be submitted in .jpg format).

The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines. We seek innovative, creative, and critical articles from faculty and administrators from two- and four-year colleges and universities. Issues of interest to you and your colleagues are likely to be of interest to us, so please share your best practices, insights, and research delights with us.

[UPDATE] CFP: Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, 13-15 June 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 11:39am
Denver Comic Con/Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

**Please note the date change from the previous CFP

New Guest Announcements:

•Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics)
•Charles Hatfield (Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature)
•Robert Weiner (Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives: Essays On Readers, Research, History And Cataloging)

Stay tuned…More exciting announcements to come!


Friday, November 11, 2011 - 10:10am
SWTX Popular/American Culture Association

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM

Comedy Studies: Special Journal Issue Gender and Comedy in the Twenty-First Century

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 4:53pm
Comedy Studies (Intellect)


Comedy Studies Issue 6 October 2012 Special Issue: Comedy and Gender

Guest Editor: Dr Katy Shaw (University of Brighton)

Comedy Studies is an annual international academic journal that covers multiple aspects of comedy, with articles about both contemporary and historical comedy, interviews with practicing comedians and writers, reviews, letters and editorials. The journal seeks to be instrumental in creating interdisciplinary discourse about the nature and practice of comedy, providing a forum for the disparate voices of comedians, academics and writers.