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Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs) Stories.9/15/12

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:42pm
Megan Adams / Bowling Green State University

"We have no being beyond our stories. Our stories explain us, justify us, sustain us, humble us, and forgive us." Malea Powell, CCCC 2012 Chair's Address

We all have C's (Conference on College Composition and Communication) stories. Some are profound, some are quirky, some are sad, some are unsettling, some are insightful, some are scandalous, and some are just plain hilarious. We've told them over beers, in cars over miles, and within faculty lounges. Our field is based on these stories. We think it's time for the field to hear your story.

[UPDATE] Tenth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:36pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst

[UPDATE] We are delighted to welcome Mario DiGangi of The Graduate Center at CUNY as our keynote speaker.

The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its tenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Post-9/11 Immigration and Literature (NeMLA 2013 Roundtable Session)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:56am
Justine Dymond/Springfield College

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Post-9/11 Immigration and Literature (Roundtable Session)

aspeers Calls for Papers by American Studies Students at European Universities by 31 October 2012

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:21am
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies

aspeers is the first and currently only peer-reviewed print journal for MA-level American studies scholars in Europe. It is a platform for the best work done by American studies graduate students below the PhD level. It aims to foster academic exchange among young Americanists across Europe, and to thereby advance the field as well as its genuine European perspective on 'America' and its presences and effects around the world. aspeers features a general section in addition to a topical one that brings academic and creative works into a dialogue on one common theme.

International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 2:28am
IJSRP INC

International Journal of Scientific and Research Publication (IJSRP) is a quality publication of peer reviewed and referred international journals from diverse fields in sciences, engineering and technologies that emphasizes new research, development and their applications.

IJSRP publishes online journal with ISSN 2250-3153

Call for Papers - http://ijsrp.org/call-for-paper.html

To submit, send your research paper to editor@ijsrp.org for review.

Tales After Tolkien: Medievalism and Twenty-First Century Fantasy Literature. IMC, Kalamazoo May 9-12, 2013

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 8:49pm
Helen Young, University of Sydney

For a work of contemporary fantasy literature to be compared with those of J. R. R. Tolkien can be either compliment or condemnation; the juxtaposition might suggest a major, original contribution to the genre or imply a work is merely derivative. Yet if Tolkien had one of the first words on fantasy and medievalism he did not have the last. Author Steven Erikson recently described himself and other writers of epic fantasy as "post-Tolkien" in The New York Review of Science Fiction and lamented the tendency of some scholars to not realise that "we've moved on." This panel seeks papers which explore the ways in which twenty-first century fantasy literature deploys 'the medieval' with all its relics, forms and incarnations.

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art [AUG. 1]

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 7:13pm
Alison Heney, ACLA Sem./Edited Volume

CFP

Theorizing the Fantastic in Twentieth Century Art
(Prospective Volume)

Editor: Dr. Alison Heney, SUNY Empire State College
Xipe Projects, Curator and Assistant Director

Deadline for Article Submission: August 1, 2012

In response to our very successful 2012 ACLA panel this past March, essays are now being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of the Fantastic in Twentieth Century Art.
The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere. Comparative studies are welcome.

"Gower and Gender"; "Historiographical Gower" (Western Michigan U, May 9-12, 2013)

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 7:12pm
The Gower Project

48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 9-12, 2013

In keeping with its promotion of scholarship structured by contemporary cultural theory, The Gower Project is featuring two sessions: "Gower and Gender" and "Historiographical Gower." "Gower and Gender" offers a forum for new work in feminist and gender studies and in queer studies. "Historiographical Gower" will be interpreted broadly.

For more information, contact Dr. Lynn Arner (larner@brocku.ca), Proposals due September 15, 2012.

Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis : Why No Characters, Gregor Included, Determine how to Cure Gregor?

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 6:11pm
Arezoo Amirrezaii Roodsari

A literary essay on Franz Kafka's masterpiece " The Metamorphosis" in which there exist various elements of different literary schools like Expressionism and Absurdism, focusing on one major conflict of the story involving the main character and I have made an effort to find the reason. It is a 630-word literary essay, including a very short synopsis as well.

CFP: CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES 6-8 June 2013

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 4:24pm
University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University

1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

40 Years after 'The Draft:' Re-Historicizing Conscription and American Media (Proposed Panel for SCMS 2013, March 6-10 Chicago)

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Monday, July 9, 2012 - 4:13pm
Society for Cinema and Media Studies

This panel strives to contextualize this history of mandatory military service by examining media representations of the draft. 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the official end of the longest extended period of military conscription in American history, essentially running from 1940 to 1973. The panel hopes to consider issues of propaganda, subversion, nationalism, gender, race, sexuality, religion, and/or class identity as well as broader national narratives of citizen soldiery. I welcome research related to various forms of media – including but not limited to film, radio, television, comics, and videogames – from both the period of the draft as well as media showing retrospective depictions.

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