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Panel on "The Walking Dead," 1-3 November 2013, abstract deadline - 15 April 2013

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:46am
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Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association
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"The Walking Dead" and the Reinvigoration of the Zombie Apocalypse

Robert Kirkman's graphic novel "The Walking Dead" rewrote the zombie apocalypse by focusing upon what happens AFTER the dust settles, particularly how survivors struggle to maintain their history, culture, kinship, and values. This panel will entertain any cultural, formal, or critical analyses of the graphic novel or its television adaptation, and is an approved special session for the 2013 meetings of the Pacific & Ancient Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) in San Diego.

Please send contact information and abstracts of no more than 500 words to the following email address by April 15: ahowe@lasierra.edu

Gender and Early Modern Drama Panel

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 7:32pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This session seeks papers relating to aspects of gender in early modern dramatic works. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Vancouver, Washington, USA, Oct. 10-12, 2013. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Aaryon Clarke (clarkeal@ucalgary.ca or aaryon63@hotmail.com ) by March 1, 2013. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2013. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

[UPDATE] Violent Sympathies

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:58pm
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Rebeccah Bechtold

In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith reminds us that sympathy for another must emerge from an act of imagination. Yet this act of imagination ultimately fails to capture fully the suffering of another. "Though our brother is upon the rack," Smith warns, "our senses will never inform us of what he suffers" because "we ourselves are at our ease." It follows then that true sympathy and compassion can only come with vulnerability: when the spectator of suffering feels his own life in equal danger.

Dialogic Pedagogy Journal: Call for Papers

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:57pm
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Dialogic Pedagogy: An International Online Journal
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Dear colleagues—

Dialogic Pedagogy Journal (DPJ) is happy to announce a call for submission of manuscripts.

DPJ is an international, online, Open Access, free publication, peer-reviewed, academic journal. The targeted audience of the DPJ is educational researchers and innovative educators interested in broadly defined field and practice of Dialogic Pedagogy.

I. Deciding if your work should be published by the Dialogic Pedagogy International Online Journal

[Update] Contemporary Rhetorical Theory - RMMLA 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 4:17pm
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Rocky Mountain MLA
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This session seeks papers on any aspect of contemporary rhetorical theory. Abstracts of 250-500 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Vancouver, Washington, USA, Oct. 10-12, 2013. Topics may include (but are certainly not limited to) rhetorical listening, the rhetoric of propaganda, rhetorical practices of social change, 21st century literacies, digital literacies, disability studies, cybernetics and systems thinking, feminist, deconstructionist, Marxist, psychoanalytic and pedagogical approaches to the study, theory and practice of rhetoric today.

[UPDATE] Stasis in the Medieval World, 13th-14th April 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:46pm
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University College London

The Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series (EMICS) is pleased to present 'Stasis in the Medieval World', to be held at University College London on 13th-14th April 2013. Continuing the discussion begun by the University of York's 'Transition in the Medieval World' conferences in 2012, this conference will seek to establish the extent to which aspects of medieval life and culture remained static during this period.

SCMLA, New Orleans, LA - Oct. 3-5, 2013: "Masking and Unmasking the Subject." - French Lit. II (1600-1850)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:32pm
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Cristian Bratu

French Literature II (1600-1850): We invite paper proposals that relate to the conference theme "Masking and Unmasking the Subject" and that treat texts within the given date range. Abstracts of no more than 500 words or complete papers should be sent to the session chair by March 30, 2013. Participants must be members of the SCMLA by May 31, 2012 and may only deliver one paper at the conference. Papers may be delivered in English or in French.

Chair: Dr. Cristian Bratu, Baylor University
cristian_bratu@baylor.edu

HACU's 2013 Annual Conference Call for Presentations DEADLINE: April 19, 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:12pm
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Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
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HACU's 2013 Annual Conference Call for Papers
DEADLINE: April 19, 2013

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host its 2013 Annual Conference October 26-28 in Chicago, IL. HACU's premier national conference features sessions about the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.

HACU Conference Format
HACU's Annual Conference will feature general sessions with keynote speakers, and conference track sessions featuring individual presenters, panel discussions, and informative workshops.

[UPDATE] Coming Home: Stony Brook University's 25th Annual English Department Graduate Conference--Rescheduled Date: March 16

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:47pm
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Graduate English Society, Stony Brook University, NY

Due to the weather in the northeast last week, 'Coming Home' has been rescheduled and will now be held on Saturday, March 16. Due to the rescheduling, we have extended the deadline for proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?

The Fourth International Conference on the Image

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:16pm
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common Ground Publishing

CFP: The Fourth International Conference on the Image
Location: Chicago, USA
Date: 18-19 October 2013

Conference Focus
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia. Our conference themes include: The Form of the Image, Image Work, and The Image in Society.

Final Proposal Deadline: September 5 2013
Final Registration Deadline: September 18 2013

Plenary Speakers
Natasha Egan, Colombia College Chicago
W.J.T. Mitchell, University of Chicago

Teaching and Hospitality (MLA, Chicago 2014)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:10pm
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Jacob Stratman, John Brown University
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This roundtable will explore how hospitality as a metaphor for teaching informs particular pedagogical decisions. How does "hospitality" conceptualize the teaching/learning experience?

Paper topics can include:
--"hospitality" vs. other metaphorss (e.g. business)
--host/guest paradigm
--recognition
--(dis)comfort
--food
--physical space
--storytelling
--boundaries
--stranger / "other"

Please send abstracts of 300 words to jstratman@jbu.edu by March 12.

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