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[UPDATE] Satire in Theory and Practice -- Deadline Extended 1-20-2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Al Coppola
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Satire in Theory and Practice / Literature and Law Conference, March 29-30, John Jay College, CUNY

In times like these, it's hard not to write satire. And so that's why I am advertising two linked panels on satire that will be featured at the upcoming John Jay College Biennial Conference on Literature and the Law, March 29-30, 2012. (For full details on the conference, see below for the general cfp)

[UPDATE] RSAP Panel on Periodicals and the Working Class for ALA (San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012) abstracts due Jan. 16, 2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:44pm
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Research Society for American Periodicals
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CFP: RSAP Panel on Periodicals and the Working Class (ALA, MAY 2012)

The Research Society for American Periodicals will organize a panel at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 24-27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency (Embarcadero Center) in San Francisco, California. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE JANUARY 16th, 2012

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, 33rd Annual Conference, 4 - 6 September 2012, Kings College London

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:33pm
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Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies
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Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON 4 - 6 SEPTEMBER 2012

The Association will hold its 33rd Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, for 4 - 6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London.

[UPDATE] In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi - Conference - proposals for papers due by 30 Jan. 2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:08pm
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Roehampton University

The University of Roehampton presents

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

Conference events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from work-in-progress

Invited speakers include:

Susie Thomas (Independent, UK)
Tentative title: 'Kureishi's Revolutionary Cultural Experiment and the Literary Canon'

Geoffrey Boucher (Deakin, Victoria, Australia)
Tentative title: 'The Other Kureishi: Reading Something to Tell You'

Peter Childs (Gloucestershire, UK), TBA

WSQ (Womens Studies Quarterly) Call for Papers, Poetry, Prose and Art: Fashion Issue (due March 15)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:50am
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WSQ at the Feminist Press

Fashion is an economic and social force, a culture industry, a global powerhouse, a political statement. Fashion can simultaneously express freedom and constriction, be both democratic and totalitarian; both repress and liberate the body and gender roles. Transformation and affect are at its heart. Fashion is a universal form of human expression that transgresses boundaries of gender/race/class/embodiment/culture/nation. Fashion ignites passions, produces colossal waste, demands ruthless exclusion, inspires hysterical devotion. Bubbling up and filtering down, fashion mixes high and low, sultry and strong, ancient ritual and cutting edge technology.

H.G. Wells Society Giles Hart Prize

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:41am
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H.G. Wells Society
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The H. G. Wells Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Giles Hart Prize, in memory of the Society's former chairman, for an essay that makes an outstanding contribution to Wells studies. The prize will be awarded to the piece of work on Wells submitted to, and published in, the 2012 issue of The Wellsian the annual, peer-reviewed, learned journal of the H. G. Wells Society.

Papers concerning any aspect of Wells's life and work are invited. Possible themes might include: Wells's science fiction; Wells and the novel; Wells, utopia, politics and the World State; Wells and science; Wells and his contemporaries; Wells and gender; Wells and the Empire; Wells and the history of the book.

UPDATE* A Call For Papers: **Deadline extended to January 15, 2012** Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:34am
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Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012 "Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion"

A Call For Papers:
**Deadline extended to January 15, 2012**

Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012
Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
April 20, 2012

The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today's rhetors are influenced by the works of women in rhetoric. Discussions are encouraged to explore how the women involved in rhetoric have influenced the way we theorize about discourse, what inspirations the women of rhetoric have provided, and how the inclusion of women in the subject of rhetoric has affected its study.

The 2nd Annual Conference of the HBCU-General Education Alliance

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:19am
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities-General Education Alliance
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The 2nd Annual Conference of the HBCU-General Education Alliance
Theme: Blueprints for Educating the African American Student
May 29-31, 2012
Shaw University, the oldest HBCU in the South, Raleigh, North Carolina
CALL FOR PAPERS
Not since the great debates of the early to mid-20th century around the Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois blueprints for educating the African American student has the African American community actively and cohesively attempted to work from the contexts of "industrial training" and/or "liberal arts learning" to frame discussions and actions for educating the minority student.

[UPDATE] FINAL CALL for Situating and Interpreting States of Mind 1700-2000

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 9:12am
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Situating States of Mind Research Group, Northumbria University

Situating and Interpreting States of Mind 1700-2000
An Interdisciplinary Conference

14-16 June 2012
Northumbria University

Keynote Speakers
Professor Joel P. Eigen (Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania)
Professor Melinda A. Rabb (Professor of English, Brown University, Rhode Island)
Dr. Judith A. Tucker (Senior Lecturer in the School of Design, Leeds University)

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (6/16/12 - 6/17/12: 3/16/12)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:20am
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

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*** CALL FOR PAPERS***

Great Writing 2012

The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

MULTILINGUALISM AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA: PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 4:49am
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Dr. Martin C. Njoroge (Kenyatta University- Kenya)

I invite you to contribute a chapter to an edited volume: MULTILINGUALISM AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA: PRACTICES AND CHALLENGES which I am a co-editor, alongside Prof Daniel Orwenjo, Dr. Ruth Ndungu and Prof. Phyllis Mwangi.

The book seeks to have a collection of chapters addressing the twin issues of Multilingualism and Education in any African country. Although our focus would be on the practices and challenges found in many African countries, any high quality contribution that looks at multilingualism and education from any other dimension would also be welcome.

CFP: Man and Superman: Human Enhancement in Film and Television (Abstract due: 1 March 2012)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:42am
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New York Institute of Technology and the University of Exeter
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Due to great interest in our previous call for abstracts for Man and Superman: Human Enhancement in Fiction, we have decided to open up the call for abstracts to a second volume of Man and Superman that focuses on enhancement in film and television. We have already received a number of emails asking about the inclusion of film and thus we are preparing to develop the volumes in tandem.

CFP - International Journal of Applied Sciences (IJAS)

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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:14am
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)
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Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Applied Sciences (IJAS) Volume 3, Issue 2.

The Panopticon in the Low-Rises 1/5/12

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 11:09pm
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Nicholas Bartolone
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In season one of the television series The Wire, there are obvious hierarchical connections that create power relations where basic rules of discipline stem from chain-of-command in both the police force and the Barksdale crime syndicate. In these organizations, the superior characters out-rank the inferior ones and their presence as kingpin or Major allows simple control over the lower-ranked officials. The low-rises function in a similar way, but with the added element of a panoptic structure that makes their situation interesting and complex. Jeremy Bentham invented the concept of a Panopticon in the 18th century, which deals with how a particular structure can aid in various disciplinary functions.

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