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Teaching John Dos Passos

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 5:57pm
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John Dos Passos Society
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The John Dos Passos Society seeks participants for a round table discussion on teaching Dos Passos in the college classroom. Papers should be between 5 and 7 minutes in length and may address your experiences teaching this author, discussions of the contexts in which his work teaches well, tactics you have taken with undergraduate and/or graduate students, materials you have found helpful in your instruction, etc. We are looking for a panel of about 6 or 7 people. Please send an abstract and a brief CV or resume to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15, 2012.

Comparative and Continental Philosophy (8-10 March 2011)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 4:05pm
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Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle
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We are an open, congenial, and discussion-driven philosophy Circle that meets internationally every spring. We invite papers/presentations on any aspect of Comparative philosophy, Continental philosophy, and/or bridges between them, with an emphasis on dialectical approaches. Papers will be considered for publication in our peer-reviewed journal Comparative and Continental Philosophy.

Send electronic abstracts, papers, or inquiries to this year's conference chairperson, Dr. Michael Schwartz, by December 15, 2011: mschwartz@knology.net and mschwart@aug.edu.

[UPDATE]

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:40pm
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New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University
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Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

Shattering

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Associated Graduate Students of English
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Shattering

"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:

"Lands of Unlikeness: Mysterious Landscapes in Literature."

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Bryan D. Dietrich / Newman University
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The 13th annual Literary Festival and Scholars' Day will be held at Newman University in Wichita, KS on March 29th -31st , 2012. This year's theme is "Lands of Unlikeness: Mysterious Landscapes in Literature." The keynote speaker is Scott Cairns, author of Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven, Compass of Affection, The Sacred Place, and many other books. Guest speakers will include Clare Vanderpool, Michael Austin, and Bryan D. Dietrich. Interdisciplinary or creative approaches to this or other topics are welcome and encouraged.
Submit 250-word abstracts to Dr. Bryan Dietrich at kryptonnights@yahoo.com by Monday, February 13th. For more information, call 316-942-4291, ext. 2341.

Warscapes, a new online magazine

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:09pm
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Warscapes, a magazine of literature, art and politics

Warscapes is an independent online magazine that provides a lens into current conflicts across the world. Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, book and film reviews, photo-essays and retrospectives of war literature from the past fifty years. Apart from showcasing great writing from war-torn areas, the magazine is a tool for understanding complex political crises in various regions and serves as an alternative to compromised representations of those issues. www.warscapes.com

[REMINDER] Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2012)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 10:57am
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Helen M. Lewis
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Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Convention
Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

Small Cinemas: Promotion and Reception, Timisoara, Romania, 1-3 June 2012

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 8:37pm
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Center for Eastern European Film and Media Studies, West University of Timisoara, Romania
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Plenary Speakers: Dina Iordanova, Professor of Film Studies and Provost, St. Leonard's College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; Janina Falkowska, Professor of Film Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

"Language: It's Alive!" 12th Annual English Graduate Student Conference, January 20th, 2012]

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:19pm
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UNC Charlotte, English Graduate Student Associate
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UNC Charlotte's 12th Annual English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) conference is looking for new work across the disciplines that explores the dynamic and situated qualities of language. Language exists in and is created through multiple and shifting contexts; as scholars, creators, and analysts, we imbue language with meaning and give it life. As we explore our role in the creation of meaning, it becomes important to examine the frameworks we bring to language, and the implications thereof. And in doing so, we must also acknowledge the reflexive dimension of language use and the ways it acts upon and shapes us.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman - New Approaches - ALA, 24-27 May, 2012

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 2:46pm
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Peter Betjemann

New Approaches to Gilman, ALA (San Francisco, May, 2012)

Proposals are invited for papers emphasizing emerging aspects of Gilman scholarship. Among other topics, papers might address overlooked or underappreciated works; new methodologies (papers on same-sex desire in Gilman's life and works are particularly encouraged); and new historical contexts.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to: Peter Betjemann (Peter.Betjemann@oregonstate.edu) by January 1, 2012.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices

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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:37pm
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The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices/Ivy Tech Community College
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THE ATRIUM is currently accepting academic as well as creative articles of interest across the wide range of the humanity disciplines. Articles that focus on broad issues connecting classroom to culture and community are welcome, as well as narrative fiction, poetry, and artwork (artwork should be submitted in .jpg format).

The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines. We seek innovative, creative, and critical articles from faculty and administrators from two- and four-year colleges and universities. Issues of interest to you and your colleagues are likely to be of interest to us, so please share your best practices, insights, and research delights with us.

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