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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.

Postracialism and Asian Pacific Americans

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 9:40pm
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Yoonmee Chang/American Studies Association
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American Studies Association conference
Nov 15-18, 2012
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Postracialism and Asian Pacific Americans

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor (Proposals due Jan 27, 2012; MadLit Conference March 1-3 , 2

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 9:32pm
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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The Graduate Student Association of the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to invite papers for the 8th annual MadLit conference to be held March 1-3, 2012. This year's theme, "Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor" seeks to investigate the role that vision plays in the creation, recollection, and use of memory as well as to challenge the relationship between optic experience and the visual idioms often used to describe these processes.

The Toni Morrison Society at the American Literature Association Conference May 24-27 2012, San Francisco

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 7:57pm
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The Toni Morrison Society at the American Literature Association Conference

Call For Papers

American Literature Association

23rd Annual Convention

May 24- 27, 2012

San Francisco, CA

1. Home and Toni Morrison's Works

In all of her fiction, Morrison examines how the feeling of belonging and a sense of an identity have been put in jeopardy by the perils of history. Her fiction also explores how social, cultural, and political changes produce for individuals a sense of dispossession from their homes. Morrison herself has defined components of home as memory and ancestry as well as citizenship and belonging. We are pleased to accept papers for this panel that conceptualize and/or theorize representations of home; home and identity; home and repressed memory/trauma; and home and nostalgia.

CFP REMINDER: North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) Conference, UIUC, July 25-28, 2012

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:24pm
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North American British Music Studies Association

NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Screening Identity (Race and Ethnicity) 9th March

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 4:34pm
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The Motley View – The Journal of Film, Art and Aesthetics ISSN 2049-4254
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The Motley View seeks submissions for an upcoming special edition on the construction/representation/articulation of race and/or ethnicity in film, television, music videos and computer games. Possible topics could include:

• The construction of Black/White/Latino/Asian etc identity in the films of a particular directors
• The representation of Britishness in American Television
• The African-American in the family Sitcom
• Native Americans in the Western genre
• Cultural Identity in MMORPGs
• Middle England in Midsommer Murders
• Soviet Culture in American Film
• Jazz culture in Film Noir

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended CFP: The End of the World as We Know It? Religious Scholarship on Apocalyptic Themes

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 4:33pm
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Boston University School of Theology Doctoral Student Association
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The Boston University School of Theology Doctoral Student Association invites submissions to a graduate student conference titled "The End of the World as We Know It? Religious Scholarship on Apocalyptic Themes." The conference will be held the weekend of March 23, 2012 at Boston University. The keynote speaker will be Professor John Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament, Yale Divinity School.

Reading Downton Abbey

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:39pm
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Scott F. Stoddart, Dean of Liberal Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology

Seeking critical essays (20 – 30 pages in length) that read Downton Abbey as a cultural phenomenon -- essays that challenge readers to explore how and why this British television serial about life upstairs and downstairs in a turn-of-the-century manor home resonates with American audiences.

Essays that touch on any of the following topics would be of interest:

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