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UPDATE: Everyday Ethos: Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 13-16, 2012

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 4:14pm
Susanna Engbers

The theme for the CCCC 2013 conference is "The Public Work of Composition," with particular attention to basic writers. An interest in writing as a public work naturally invites consideration of the moral questions inherent in writing for a public audience. (e.g., What is my relationship to my readers? By what means should I persuade? And so on.) The rhetorical concept of ethos should be a natural part of this discussion, given that a rich understanding of ethos leads writers to reflect on the manifestation of their identity in public discourse and the related ethical questions that such presentation entails—among them the age-old question of whether an author must be a "good man," vir bonus, and by what means that goodness may be measured.

[UPDATE] Fashion Panels at 2012 Midwest Pop Culture/American Culture Association Conference

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 3:52pm
Midwest Pop Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 30, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please e-mail 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, at kobrien1@memphis.edu/

CFP: academic reviews of / responses to Punchdrunk's SLEEP NO MORE (New York City run), due June 23, 2012

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 3:20pm
Borrowers & Lenders, the Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

CFP

Borrowers & Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, is soliciting contributors to a composite (and possibly collaborative) review of Punchdrunk's New York City production of Sleep No More, an ongoing interactive performance project based on Macbeth. Meant in part to accommodate and record the experience of attending this production, this composite review will attempt to capture the dynamic in which each audience member's participation in the performance yields a unique dramatic experience.

Papers are invited in Management, Economics and Social Sciences areas

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 2:30pm
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences

International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (IJMESS) is a blind peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary international research journal. IJMESS is particularly interested in publishing innovative papers in the areas of management, strategic management, organizational behaviour, organization development and change, innovation management, organizational theories, human resource management, business strategies, management information systems, financial management, marketing management, business policy, economics, economic analysis, econometrics, statistics, organizational politics, social issues, social work, social welfare and women's studies.

A New Look at the Gothic Monster (SAMLA, Durham, North Carolina. Nov. 9-11, 2012)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 1:45pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

A New Look at the Gothic Monster

This panel explores the cultural roles that monsters inhabit in Gothic fiction. Since the late-Victorian period, popular fiction has featured a panoply of monsters—vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, mummies, shape-shifters, unknowable, and amorphous "things," and a variety of other undeads. The evolution of monsters, what they represent, and why audiences need them are subjects of interest for this panel. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: psychology and the monster; the abhuman; the post-human and the monster; the monster in imperial Gothic fiction; popular fiction and the monster; cultural transformations of the monster.

[UPDATE] 2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University; EXTENDED proposal deadline Sunday 4/22

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 1:16pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states. What extent do we have control over our dreams? What is the purpose of dreaming, if such purpose exists? What of other, dream-like altered states of consciousness?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Sunday, April 22, 2012.

2012 PAMLA Special Session "Marriage à la mode: Marriage in the 20th Century" at Seattle University; Proposal deadline 4/22

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 1:08pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address the following:

The CA Prop 8 trial and the 2012 GOP Presidential campaign have highlighted the idea that marriage is not only socially constructed, but also socially productive. Examining texts from the 20th century (and the eleven years of the 21st), how has marriage been defined, depicted, and valued? Moreover, how have "unorthodox" marriages contributed to or hindered society?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance - March 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:35am
University of St Andrews, School of English

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

21st - 23rd March, 2013
School of English, University of St Andrews

'If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.'

Michel de Montaigne, 'Of Lyers' (Florio translation -1603)

Transforming Early Modern Identities Conference 10/12/12 (NYC) & 10/27/12 (London); abstracts due 5/6/12

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:34am
The Graduate Center, CUNY and London Shakespeare Centre, King's College London

This conference, hosted over two days in two cities, has a double focus. 'Transforming Early Modern Identities' will examine both how the concept of the early modern self is being transformed by recent scholarly works exploring early modern literature and culture, and also how the process of transformation itself was foundational to the ways in which early modern subject positions were negotiated. In the twenty-first century, we remain fascinated with notions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century subjectivity.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection) [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:14am
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on "The Adventures of Tintin." Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe and intended to appeal to the intelligent lay reader.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

ASEBL Journal and Blog - Ethical Behavior/Evolutionary Biology - Newly Peer-Reviewed and Calling for Submissions

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:42am
ASEBL Journal (St. Francis College, NY)

ASEBL Journal (www.asebl.blogspot.com) is Ethical Behavior-Evolutionary Biology. We are looking for critical essays for the upcoming January 2013 release (and thereafter). ASEBL is an online, peer-reviewed journal. Issues are housed on the St. Francis College website at: http://www.sfc.edu/academics/Publications/ASEBL. Issues appear as PDFs and in ISSUU format. Currently, the journal is published once a year, around January (though supplements appear on the blog as guest-posts and notes, some of which might be published in the journal itself).

UPDATE: Extended Deadline, Edith Wharton Essay Prize; 5/30/12

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:02am
Edith Wharton Society

The deadline has been extended to May 30, 2012 for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize.

The Edith Wharton Essay Prize

Deadline: May 30, 2012

Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning essay will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography , and the writer will receive an award of $250.

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