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RMMLA 11-13 October 2012: Practical Approaches to Teaching Language"

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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The session "Practical Approaches to Teaching Language" welcomes proposals for 15-20 minute presentations focusing on innovative activities, assignments, and strategies that engage students and enhance language learning.

Please send inquiries and abstracts to Louise Stoehr (lstoehr@sfasu.edu) by 1 March 2012.

'Comics, Religion & Politics' 4-5th September 2012, Lancaster University

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Laycock, Lancaster University

Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.

CFP: 2012 WTAMU Student Research Conference; Registration 3/30/12; Conference 4/13/12

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bonnie Roos / Chair of 2012 WTAMU Student Research Conference
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18th Annual
WTAMU Student Research Conference
Call for Proposals

WTAMU will sponsor the 18th annual Student Research Conference on Friday, April 13. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit an abstract for the poster, oral presentation, or the completed paper/presentation categories at the conference. $2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for the top papers submitted to the completed paper category and presented at the conference. Judging in each category is based on both content and presentation. Judging rubrics are available on the conference website.

Poetics/Ethics MSA 14 Las Vegas

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Robert Volpicelli/ Penn State University
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In his 1913 essay, "The Serious Artist," Ezra Pound suggests that writing "good" poetry is as much a matter of aesthetics as it is ethics. The last few years have seen an increased amount of scholarship pertaining to the ethics of modernism. The majority of these critical inquiries, however, have centered on fiction in general and novels in particular. What if we took Pound's claim seriously as a way of shifting the attention of this conversation away from plot and toward poetics? What would an ethical poetry look like? How might poetic form be implicated in a philosophical considerations of ethics? This panel is accepting abstract submissions that entertain these questions and any others that engage the relationship between poetics and ethics.

MLA 2013 Boston "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"; March 1, 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
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CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:
Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal, brief bio

Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012

Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (jekuskey@syr.edu)

SCMLA-Nov. 8-10, 2012-Death, Eros, and the Literary Enterprise-French Lit. 1600-1850

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Abbey Carrico, Emory University
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French II: Literature, 1600-1850: We invite paper proposals that relate to the conference theme "Death, Eros, and the Literary Enterprise" and that treat texts within the given date range. Abstracts of no more than 500 words or complete papers should be sent to the session chair by March 30, 2012. Participants must be members of the SCMLA by May 31, 2012 and may only deliver one paper at the conference. Papers may be delivered in English or in French.

Chair: Abbey Carrico, Emory University, abbey.carrico@emory.edu
Secretary: Cristian Bratu, Baylor University, crisitan_bratu@baylor.edu

Recovering Thoreau's Topography

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association/Thoreau Society

How have recent projects in digital mapping, biogeography, cultural geography, and environmental history informed and challenged literary scholarship on Thoreau? This panel will focus on the implications for literary scholarship of these various topographical studies of Thoreau's country.

Please send two-page abstract (for a 15-minute presentation) and c.v. by March 1, 2012, to rjohnson@collegeofidaho.edu.

Extending Spaces, Community Places: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (March 10th, 2010)

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 10:17am
full name / name of organization: 
West Virginia University, English Graduate Student Organization Colloquium

Extending Spaces, Community Places: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Saturday, March 10th, 2010
West Virginia University

Organized by English Graduate Student Organization and sponsored by WVU English Department

European Association for American Studies (EAAS) 2012 Conference Website

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:53am
full name / name of organization: 
American Studies Association of Turkey
contact email: 

Dear Colleagues,

Our conference website is ready: http://www.eaas2012.org/en/

On the website, you'll find the registration form, complete with hotel
and tour information, as well as the updated conference program.

Please help us publicize the conference by sharing it with your colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you in Izmir.

CEU Summer University 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 9:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Central European University - Summer University
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Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school (June 4-July 27, 2012) is a program in English for graduate students, university teachers, researchers and professionals in the social sciences and humanities. It draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.

Medieval Imaginaries of History, Alterity and Empire, 18-20 May, University of Bern, Switzerland

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:37am
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GNEL/ASNEL annual conference, English Department, University of Bern, Switzerland. Section organizer: Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Staehler

Medieval Imaginaries of History, Alterity and Empire

Medieval Section within the GNEL/ASNEL Annual Conference, Berne, May 18 – 20, 2012, on "Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History and the Demise of Empires" (http://www.gnel2012.ens.unibe.ch)

"Robert Frost: A Reappraisal" at MLA 2013

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:24am
full name / name of organization: 
The Robert Frost Society
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The Robert Frost Society is sponsoring a session at the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention which will be held in Boston from 3 to 6 January 2013. We invite papers on any aspect of Frost's work or his life as a public intellectual or a celebrity, on his interests, influences and inspirations. We most welcome fresh perspectives on topics including the following: Frost as a celebrity; Frost in Washington D.C., Frost's prose, notebooks and letters; Frost and cultural studies, Frost and visual arts, Frost and American history; a modernist and post-modernist Frost; Frost abroad.
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2012. Papers not accepted for the MLA will be considered for ALA 2013

WELCOMING STRANGERS 27 April 2012 - CFP Deadline 31 January 2012

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Friday, January 20, 2012 - 4:05am
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Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London

Call for papers: WELCOMING STRANGERS
An international, interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, 27 April 2012
Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Professor Robin Cohen (Emeritus Professor and Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded Oxford Diasporas Programme, University of Oxford
Professor John Hill (Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London)

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