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Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture November 8-9, 2012

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:28am
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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Renwick Gallery - Washington, D.C., November 8 - 09, 2012
Deadline: Apr 2, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS

Renwick Gallery Symposium:
Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture

November 8-9, 2012
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

MLA Boston 2013: South Asian Periodical Culture

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:00am
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Sheshalatha Reddy
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This panel, sponsored by the South Asian Languages and Literatures discussion group, explores the history, development, and contemporary life of periodical culture on the South Asian subcontinent.

Call for book reviewers - Transgressive Culture

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:59am
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Russell Williams

Transgressive Culture is a new international electronic and print peer-reviewed journal published by Gylphi Limited. It concerns the limits – in all of their guises – and what lies beyond them.

The journal aims include: (1) questioning the meaning and significance of transgressive culture; (2) understanding more deeply how this reflects on contemporary culture; and (3) offering an opportunity for transgressive culture to be more widely known through analysis of existing work and through generating new creative work.

The first edition examining cultures of addiction was published at the end of 2011. There are planned forthcoming themed editions on sexual abuse, Hubert Selby Jr., Will Self, and J. G. Ballard.

The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work- (13-14 December 2012)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 6:33am
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The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

The 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work

13-14 December 2012
Ankara, Turkey

Contact name: Elif Öztabak-Avcı (elifo@metu.edu.tr)

The Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University invites abstracts for its 20th METU British Novelists Conference: Salman Rushdie and His Work. Abstracts (about 250 words) for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of Salman Rushdie's work will be considered. Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

MLA 2013 Call for Papers

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 12:56am
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Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Nirmal Trivedi, and Vanessa Cozza
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Giving and Getting Access: Student Access and Success in General Education Courses

This round-table explores possible solutions to help diverse student bodies succeed in general education courses. Send 250 word abstracts to Rachel Dean-Ruzicka (rachel.dean-ruzicka@lcc.gatech.edu) by March 15, 2012; Nirmal Trivedi (nirmal.trivedi@lcc.gatech.edu) and Vanessa Cozza (cozzav@gmail.com.

Call for Submissions: The 2012 Trollope Prize

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 11:23pm
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The Trollope Prize at the University of Kansas
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2012 Trollope Prize, sponsored by the English Department and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas.

[UPDATE] Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:09pm
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Proposed special session at MLA 2013, Boston, January 3-6, 2013
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Brave Words: Literature and Student Veterans (MLA Annual Convention in Boston, 3-6 January 2013)

I am seeking 5-7 roundtable participants for a discussion of the various ways veterans in the classroom enrich, challenge, and complicate engagement with classic literary texts, e.g. Heart of Darkness, The Aeneid, The Red Badge of Courage, Whitman's "Drum-Taps," etc. Topics may include text selection, discussion strategies, writing assignments, or managing interactions between veterans and non-veterans. 250-word overviews of proposed discussion topic, along with a 2-page CV, to Liam Corley by March 16, 2012: wccorley@csupomona.edu

EGSA Colloquium: FRENZY -- May 11-12, 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:06pm
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York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY

But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

[UPDATE] New Perspectives on German Ecocritical Prose, Due 03/15/2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 5:49pm
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128th MLA Convention, January 3–6, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts
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The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches to literature and the development of ecocriticism as a scholarly discipline in the 1970s did not remain very long the prerogative of the Anglo-American literature and scholarship. Other national literatures and literary studies have been rapidly developing their views on the connections between literature and ecology; these are oftem based on different premises and follow their own respective literary traditions.

Call for Webtexts (Deadline: Rolling)

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:18pm
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Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, & Pedagogy

Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in English Studies, publishes scholarship that examines digital and multimodal composing practices and promotes work that enacts scholarly argument through rhetorical and innovative media. We are actively seeking webtexts and multimedia compositions related to the intersections of rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy for upcoming open-themed issues for all seven sections:

Topoi: Extended scholarly and often theoretically driven analyses of large-scale issues

Praxis: scholarly investigations with an emphasis on what happens in the writing/rhetoric classroom and why

[Update] Bullying and Self-expression panel for MLA 2013

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Monday, March 5, 2012 - 2:05pm
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Edward Chamberlain
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CFP - Bullying and Self-expression (deadline extended)
CONFERENCE - Modern Language Association Convention 2013
LOCATION - Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A.
DATES - January 3rd to 6th 2013
ABSTRACTS DUE - March 17th 2012

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