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[UPDATE] Exploring Suburban Narratives in Literature, Film and Television

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 4:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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From Revolutionary Road to American Beauty and Desperate Housewives, some of the most popular works of fiction, television and film are those that focus in on the 'ordinariness' of suburban living. In drawing on this framework, these works expose the nature of human desperation, the values attached to American patriotism and the anxieties faced in adjusting to modern living. This panel will seek to question why suburban-based narratives have proven to be so successful within mainstream popular culture. Is it perhaps because we as readers/ viewers find a certain liberating accessibility in experiencing a social reality which reflects so closely on our own?

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2013

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:48am
full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
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The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2013

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 3:48am
full name / name of organization: 
The international Academic Forum (IAFOR)
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The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is proud to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, to be held from April 25-28 2013, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

www.actc.iafor.org

CONFERENCE THEME: "The Impact of Innovation: Technology and You"

Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference - Friday, January 25, 2013

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Oklahoma - The Student Association of Graduate English Scholars
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Dissonant Discourses

"A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions." -- Antonio Gramsci

The University of Oklahoma Student Association of Graduate English Scholars (S.A.G.E.S) and the OU English Department will host the second annual conference, Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference, in the Oklahoma Memorial Union on January 25, 2013.

Black Theatre Association @ ATHE 2013 Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 9:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Association (BTA)
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Black Theatre Association (BTA)
Call for Papers

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress—Orlando, FL
August 1-4, 2013

Submissions Deadlines:
· November 1st for complete panel proposals — online at http://www.athe.org
· October 10th for individual paper proposals — please email a 200-word abstract to Jonathan Shandell, BTA Conference Planner, at shandelj@arcadia.edu.

"Making Sacrifices": Visions of Sacrifice in American and European Cultures

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 8:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Salzburg Institute of Gordon College

As Italian premier Mario Monti recently did, politicians are increasingly calling on citizens to make sacrifices for the future of their countries. Such public invocations of sacrifice place politicians and their constituents in a state of tension at least partly because of the difficult and often contradictory connotations of sacrifice. Sacrifice, a concept of religious provenance deeply embedded in contemporary culture, can mean to offer for destruction and to make amends, to hurt and to heal, make whole, or sacred. Such oppositions at the heart of sacrifice make it a dangerous and much-fraught concept, as well as a fruitful and powerful one in numerous spheres of culture.

Call for Papers: Teaching and Indigenous Studies February 13-16, 2013

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 5:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Submit abstracts to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

DEADLINE Nov 16, 2012

Paper proposals are now being accepted for a panel dedicated to pedagogical topics related to American Indian Studies and Global Indigenous Studies.

Call for Papers: Indigenous 'Deep' Space: Indigenous Absence and Presence in Sci-Fi and Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 5:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Submit abstracts to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

DEADLINE Nov 16, 2012

Paper proposals are now being accepted for a panel dedicated to the absence and presence of Indigenous characters and cultures in popular sci-fi and comics. From Star Trek Voyager's Chakotay to the X-Men's Danielle Moonstar, sci-fi and comic genres have capitalized on the Indigenous landscape for characters and cultures. This panel asks presenters to examine and discuss the absence and presence of Indigenous characters and cultures in these popular genres.

Call for Papers: Environment, Ecology, and Native Nations February 13-16, 2013

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 5:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Native/Indigenous Area Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Submit abstracts to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

DEADLINE Nov 16, 2012

Paper proposals are now being accepted for a panel dedicated to environmental and ecological issues and Native communities worldwide.
Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged:

CFP: Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association February 13-16, 2013

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 5:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Native/Indigenous Studies Area Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
34th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency

Conference Theme: Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a global context

Come present with us! Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous issues.
Submit abstracts at http://conference2013.swtxpca.org/

DEADLINE Nov 16, 2012

[UPDATE] Call for Chapter Proposals: Reimagining School Reform and Innovation

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 3:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Langston University

Matthew Lynch and Sense Publishers are proud to issue a Call for Chapter Proposals for a forthcoming edited book entitled Reimagining School Reform and Innovation. For consideration, submit a 500-word proposal by November 1, 2012 to Dr. Matthew Lynch at reimaginingschoolreform@gmail.com. Chapters of approximately 10,000 words will be due by February 1, 2012.

Conceptual Framework and Approach

UMHB Writers' Festival

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 3:14pm
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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Annual Writers' Festival
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Windhover Writers' Festival
Contact: Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson, writersfestival@umhb.edu

We invite poets and fiction writers to submit a selection of their work to be considered to be presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Annual Writer's Festival. Selections should not exceed fifteen minutes of reading, so no more than ten typed, double-spaced pages. Please include with your selection a short biography of the author, including where you have previously published your work or awards or honors you have received for your writing.

CFP: Music: Traditional, Political, Popular at SW/TX ACA/PCA Conference - Albuquerque, NM Feb 13-16, 2013

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
SW/TX PCA/ACA
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The SW/TX PCA/ACA Music: Traditional, Political, Popular Area invites submissions from individuals or organized panels (3 or 4 persons) focusing on any topic relating to all aspects of the popular cultural study of music. Topics can include but are not limited to:

• individual artists or albums
• genres of music
• historical/geographic/cultural influences on music
• music performances
• publicity and promotion of music: critics, websites, magazines, street teams
• music and art
• technology and music
• music and memory (nostalgia/preservation/museums/collectibles)
• music on radio, on television, on stage, and in academia

Ecocriticism and Narrative Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
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Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) 2013 CFP: Ecocriticism and Narrative Theory

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
May 28 - June 1, 2013

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