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Tell me a story, show me the world - 13 and 14 September 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 6:09am
Zurich University of Teacher Education - Switzerland

Tell me a story, show me the world
The Department of English at the Zurich University of Teacher Education is organising a conference to celebrate story-telling and reading as a window on the world and as a key stimulus for learning a foreign language.
The two-day conference aims to provide insights into the state of the art of children's and young adults' literature and into new developments in story-related methodology at primary and secondary level. With input from authors, illustrators, storytellers, teachers, researchers and teacher educators, we hope to make our conference as authentic and lively as possible.

Call For Papers IJAET 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 4:47am
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology

International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology
(IJAET)
ISSN : 2231-1963

Call for Papers – Vol 5 Iss 2 - IJAET January 2013
IJAET is an scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJAET is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.

HIGH QUALITY PAPERS FOR IJAET ARE INVITED FOR SUBMISSION.

Objectives of IJAET

Criticism and Reviews of Popular Genre Fiction

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 3:28am
Anna Faktorovich / Anaphora Literary Press

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal (2009-present) is re-focusing on popular modern genre fiction, and is looking for submissions from academics and independent scholars in this field. The Fall 2012 issue of PLJ will feature an interview with Cinda Williams Chima, the best-selling YA author of the Heir series, as well as with other well-known writers. PLJ has done interviews for 2 prior summer issues with the winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and will also do interviews with the winners of the Cannes festival this year. Prepared research essays on popular fiction are especially wanted. You can request to do an interview for PLJ by soliciting a popular filmmaker or writer on your own, or signing up as a volunteer when opportunities become available.

[UPDATE] Popular Culture & The Classroom SWTXPCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/13-16/2013)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:26am
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Popular Culture & The Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline EXTENDED to: December 2, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

CRUELTY: USC English Conference (April 12-13 2013)

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
University Southern California Association of English Graduate Students

CRUELTY
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
April 12-13 2013

Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2013

Keynote speaker: Chandan Reddy (University of Washington), author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S. State (Duke, 2011)

This conference will explore the many definitions of cruelty, both banal and extraordinary. Cruelty can be inherent in the ways that we perceive, interact with and take pleasure in one another and ourselves. At times it cannot be distinguished from violence. Cruelty is lived and experienced differently across boundaries, borders, bodies, and time periods. It continues to spread and mutate with globalization in the 21st century.

Deadline Approaching for "Revolution and Rebirth in English Studies" March 9, 2013 EGADS! Conference

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:11pm
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society

CFP: The UTB English Graduate Advancement and Development
Society is now accepting paper or panel proposal submissions to
its 3rd conference themed "Revolution and Rebirth in
English Studies," which will be held at The University of Texas at
Brownsville on Saturday, March 9, 2013. The city of Brownsville
is found on the southernmost tip of Texas, a short 30-minute drive
from the beautiful South Padre Island beach.

EGADS! is accepting proposals fitting to the theme in all areas
of English studies including but not limited to:

2013 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT'13) [May 6-8, 2013 - Hammame/Tunisia]

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 5:15pm
Gafsa University and Lab. ATSI-ENIM/Tunisia

The 2013 International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT'13) will be held May 6-8, 2013 at Hammamet, Tunisia.

Accepted papers will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings (CD ROM) and included in IEEE XPLORE database: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/ind...

[UPDATE] Unity in Disparity: Cultural Connections on Heavy Metal (Book Project 9/24-11/30)

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:50pm
Bryan Bardine-University of Dayton Mika Elovaara --Shattuck-St. Mary's

We invite proposals for our interdisciplinary book project (working title) Unity in Disparity: Cultural Connections on Heavy Metal. As fans of metal with scholarly interest, active research, and previous publications on Metal music, we see that there is a void in academically informed Metal Literature of a uniform presentation about how Metal is part of our global culture(s) rather than something in the periphery of society. We are putting together a collection of writings which address this issue and are looking for proposals which, individually and collectively, convey that Metal is, indeed, an important and meaningful part of our culture(s), rather than on its outskirts.

[Update] Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800 / Conference Date: February 9, 2013 / Abstracts Due: December 2, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:35pm
Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbara

The Early Modern Center at University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our twelfth annual conference, "Risk, Crisis, Speculation: 1500-1800." This one-day conference will be held on Saturday, February 9th, and feature keynote speakers Joseph Roach (Yale University) and Wolf Kittler (UCSB).

RSS conference Sept.2013/April 15 2013

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:12pm
Reception Study Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Fifth Biannual conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 26-29 2013

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies.

The Sophist's Cookbook: Recipes for Rhetoricians

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:11pm
Jimmy Butts / Clemson University

The Sophist's Cookbook: Recipes for Rhetoricians

When Plato was discounting rhetoric in the Gorgias, he called it the counterpart to cookery.

"[Rhetoric] seems to me then… to be a pursuit that is not a matter of art, but showing a shrewd, gallant spirit which has a natural bent for clever dealing with mankind…
Now, you have heard what I state rhetoric to be—the counterpart of cookery in the soul, acting here as that does on the body."
(Plato, Gorgias, c. 385 B.C.)

As a result, a few rhetoricians have decided to put together a cookbook named for the Sophists, the group of rhetoricians that Plato himself discounted so harshly.

Graduate Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 10:29am
Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, Trixie G. Smith, Shari J. Wolke, Michigan State University

Across the Disciplines:Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning and Academic Writing

http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/

A special issue of Across the Disciplines, Spring 2014:

Graduate Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

Guest editors: Marilee Brooks-Gillies, Elena G. Garcia, Soo Hyon Kim, Katie Manthey, Trixie G. Smith, Shari J. Wolke, Michigan State University

'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:38am
The University of Manchester

CALL FOR PAPERS

'In the Jungle of Cities': mobs, murders, crowds, riots and crises in the Modern City

An academic conference to be held at Chetham's Library, Manchester, on 30th May 2013

Proposals are invited for papers on the relationship between the modern city and violence. The relationship has been an essential one for literature, film, television and other cultural production. Proposals are encouraged from across the whole range of disciplines dealing with representations of violence and the city. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

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