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ETHOS/ PATHOS/ LOGOS The Sense and Place of Persuasiveness in Linguistic, Literary and Philosophical Discourse

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 8:05am
University of Ploiesti

In his Rhetoric, Aristotle defined the act of persuasion as the interaction between three elements: ethos (Greek for 'character', which designated the image of the self built by the orator to inspire trustworthiness and credibility), pathos (the arousing of emotions in one's audience), and logos (referring both to discourse and reason). While these notions have remained conceptual cornerstones in major intellectual endeavours of western thought, ethos in particular developed in a distinctly different direction (from the individual to the collective or national) in the nineteenth century, from Hegel's understanding of the German word for 'ethics', Sittlichkeit, as what binds the members of a community to a place.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Area, PCA/ACA; Boston, 11-14 Apr 2012; Deadline 15 Dec 2011

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 7:42am
Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS: Copyright and Intellectual Property Area
PCA/ACA 2012: Boston, 11-14 April 2012.

With the rise of the digital era and the technological maelstrom that spawned it, the nature of recorded communication has shifted drastically, putting industrial-strength copying and distribution tools in the hands of consumers. This shift highlights the changing relationships between consumers, producers, artists, and business. The Copyright and Intellectual Property area seeks to foster an interdisciplinary discussion about the tumultuous cultural battle raging over how we understand the production and distribution of knowledge. We seek to include presentations both scholarly and practical.

Possible topics could include:

James Joyce's International Impact on Literature

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 2:56am
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

English Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University together with James Joyce Association of Georgia will host a two-day conference to celebrate the 130th anniversary of James Joyce's birth and 90th anniversary from the first publication of Ulysses.

The conference dedicated to the study of James Joyce's international impact on literature will be held at Tbilisi State University, Georgia on 2-3 February, 2012.

We propose discussion of the following broad themes in contemporary and historical perspective, but we also welcome proposals for the conference with a different focus which nevertheless – importantly – transgress disciplinary boundaries:

Call for Abstracts (February 29, 2012): Anthology on the FANTASTIC IN HOLOCAUST LITERATURE

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Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 12:10am
Judith B. Kerman (Mayapple Press) and John Edgar Browning (SUNY-Buffalo)

Call for Submissions: Anthology on the FANTASTIC IN HOLOCAUST LITERATURE

Editors:

Judith B. Kerman
Publisher, Mayapple Press
Professor Emerita of English, Saginaw Valley State University
http://www.mayapplepress.com/

John Edgar Browning
Arthur A. Schomburg Fellow
and Ph.D. student (American Studies), State University of New York at Buffalo
http://buffalo.academia.edu/JohnEdgarBrowning/About

Aesthetics in the Belly of the Beast: Reading American Carceral Art. Deadline: December 31, 2011.

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 9:30pm
Doran Larson. Hamilton College.

"Aesthetics in the Belly of the Beast: Reading American Carceral Art," is a panel to be proposed for the 2012 American Studies Associate Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rica.

Seeking a third paper for a panel on art--literary, visual, sound, etc.--created by incarcerated Americans or people detained on American territory. Please send:
# Individual Paper Title (maximum of 15 words per title. Do not begin the title with quotes or other characters.)
# Paper Abstract (maximum of 500 words per abstract)
# Individual Author information including: first name, last name, affiliation, e-mail address, and one page vitae.

Call for Abstracts-The Joker-Book collection

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:25pm
Rob Weiner Texas Tech University

Call for Abstracts

The Joker: Critical Essays on the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Moses Peaslee & Robert G. Weiner, Editors

"Nobody panics when things are going according to plan, even if the plan is horrifying."

-- The Joker (Heath Ledger), The Dark Knight (2008)

Silent Film-CFP Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Assocation meeting 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:22pm
Southwest Popular Culture Assocation 2012 meeting

Call for Papers: Silent Film 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Please make plans to attend our 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1st 2011
The Area Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of Silent Film.
Some topics to consider:
Garbo
German Expressionism
Portrayal of Gender

CFP-Update=Reminder-Transgressive Film/Art/Exploitation/Trash Cinema-SWPCA 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 4:19pm
southwest texas popular culture association 2012 meeting

Call for Papers Transgressive/Trash/Exploitation/Art Cinema
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
http://www.swtxpca.org
Please make plans to attend our 33rd Annual Conference
February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Who We Are/What We Do

[UPDATE] Sensing Senses: Interdisciplinary Studies in Sensory Perception -Nov. 28 Deadline

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:46pm
A Graduate Student Conference Hosted by the German & Scandinavian Studies Program in Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Conference Dates: February 17 - 19, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Florence Feiereisen (Middlebury College)

Roundtable Discussion: Making Sense of Today's Job Market


RSAP Panel on Periodicals and the Working Class for ALA (San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012) abstract submission due Jan 16, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:45pm
Research Society for American Periodicals

CFP: RSAP PANEL ON WORKING CLASS PERIODICALS (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.

DEADLINE JANUARY 16th, 2012

Victorian Transnationalism: The Atlantic Legacy in the Long 19th Century, Oct. 11-13, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:36pm
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States

Victorian Transnationalism: The Atlantic Legacy in the Long 19th Century, Oct. 11-13, 2012
The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS) announces its 17th annual conference at SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, an hour south of Montreal. DEADLINE: March 5, 2012. Email 300-word abstracts and a 1-page CV (name on BOTH) to: Genie Babb at gbabb001@plattsburgh.edu. For further information, visit VISAWUS.org.

Situating and Interpreting States of Mind, 1700-2000 - June 14th-16th, 2012

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Friday, November 18, 2011 - 10:58am
Northumbria University, Newcastle, England

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)

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