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PCA/ACA Conference: Latin Americans and Latinos: Identity Issues and Cultural Stereotypes (March 27-30, 2013 - Washington, D.C.)

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 2:33pm
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Raul Rosales Herrera - Area Chair - Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference

March 27-30, 2013

Washington, D.C.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Subject Area: Latin Americans & Latinos - Identity Issues & Cultural Stereotypes

Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2013, April 4-6, Savannah, Georgia

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:37pm
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College English Association
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Creative Nonfiction at CEA 2013
Savannah, Georgia
April 4-6, 2013

The Savannah Riverfront Marriott
100 General McIntosh Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone (912) 233-7722

Conference Theme: NATURE

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presenting an original work of creative nonfiction on the theme of nature for our 44th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org.

Call for Information Literacy Articles

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 1:04pm
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Writing Commons

Call for Information Literacy Articles

Writing Commons is a peer-reviewed, open-education resource for undergraduate writers that attracts between 700 and 1,000 users daily. Currently, the editors are seeking articles related to the topic of information literacy. Submissions should be between 500–1,000 words and should take advantage of the capabilities offered by the digital space (i.e., the ability to include Creative Commons-licensed images, to embed YouTube or other videos, to hyperlink, etc.). Articles might address, but are not limited to, the following concepts:

IJCIT: Call for Paper

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:41am
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International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)
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Call for Papers

International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)

January 2013 Issue (Volume 2 - Issue 1)

The IJCIT is an international scholarly peer reviewed bi-monthly journal. The journal covers the issues related to computer science, engineering, technology and related disciplines including their applications in academia, research, business and industry. The articles are published in full on IJCIT website and are open access to all. Submissions are welcome from across all streams related to computing and information technology.

The subject areas covered by the IJCIT include (but are not limited to):

13th SAAPAM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:32am
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South African Association of Public Administration and Management
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From public administration to new public management; from new public management to governance; from governance to where? With all these nomenclatures, the fundamental question is: where are we heading to? The subtext in this question is, do these nomenclatures represent the evolution of the field? If they do represent the evolution, a further question that comes to mind is why is it that in the long history of the field the discipline has not yet settled its theoretical question?

The Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture, June 20-22, 2013

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7:10am
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American Studies Leipzig and the Chair of North American Literature at TU Dresden

The Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in
Contemporary American Literature and Culture

Leipzig University, June 20-22, 2013

Contemporary American literature has rediscovered politics. As scholars
who proclaim an end of postmodernism, a post-postmodern turn, maintain,
literature around the turn of the millennium has broken with the
'narcissist' playfulness of postmodernism and demonstrates a rekindled
interest in addressing issues of social concern, an interest that it
pursues by literary strategies nonetheless deeply shaped by postmodern
aesthetics.

Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System (ACLA 2013: April 4-7, Toronto)

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:23am
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Koonyong Kim
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Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.

'The Victorian Environment', AVSA, University of Melbourne, 6-8 Feb 2013

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 2:38am
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Australasian Victorian Studies Association

With the pressures of industrialism and the clustering of workers in urban centres, the Victorians were acutely aware that their environment was changing. Torn between nostalgia for a countryside that was in jeopardy and exhilaration at the rapidity with which their surroundings altered, Victorian literature and culture reflects a world undergoing radical change. Colonization and assisted emigration schemes expanded the scope of the environment still further, pushing the boundaries of the home environment on an unprecedented scale. These untamed physical environments enabled new freedoms, but also posed hostile challenges that invited attempts to control the natural world.

[UPDATE] Essay Collection: Mexican Horror Films

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:53pm
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Dr. Gerardo T. Cummings Rendón

Proposals are sought for an edited collection on Mexican Horror Films, a collection that explores the historic and/or cultural relevancy of theatrically released Mexican horror films. This collection is slated to be published by a well-established American press with a long history of publishing on horror and fantasy films. The editor seeks essays on each of the following films that explore why they are important and enduring. The term "Mexican horror film" applies to those cinematic works that were produced/directed in Mexico or whose major creative force is of Mexican origin. The "horror" element of each film can be gore, the supernatural, monsters, suspense, etc.

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