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Airplane Reading: Nonfiction about Flight

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 12:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mark Yakich & Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans

Airplane Reading is an online, ongoing anthology dedicated to people's ordinary and extraordinary stories of air travel.

The site features creative nonfiction, anecdotes, and observations about everyday experiences and misadventures of modern flight.

Now accepting submissions here: http://airplanereading.org/

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 12:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture , Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 

Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.

Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative writing
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business

http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

NeMLA 2012: "Of Queen's Gardens": Victorian Ecofeminism

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 12:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Margaret S. Kennedy

Call for Papers: "Of Queen's Gardens": Victorian Ecofeminism
This panel invites ecofeminist readings of Victorian literature
(novels, poetry, prose), wherein women are frequently given "natural" traits or are associated with the earth. Ecofeminist interpretations may highlight the damaging consequences of this link, or celebrate women's potential to reform cultural/environmental attitudes because of it. In what ways does the woman/nature link function in Victorian literature? What do these interpretations reveal about Victorian
attitudes about gender and the environment, and the treatment of each?
Please e-mail abstracts of 300-500 words to Margaret Kennedy,

Call for Papers for LGBTQ Focus Group (Deadline: October 15/November 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Conference 2012)
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CALL FOR PAPERS
LGBTQ Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 2-5, 2012, Hyatt Regency (Capitol Hill), Washington, DC

Submission Deadlines:
Individual Papers or Presentations: October 15 (send to conference planner Nick Salvato, ngs9@cornell.edu)
Complete Sessions: November 1 (submit online directly to ATHE at www.athe.org)

[Update] American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present. Extended proposal deadline: 1 Oct. 2011. Essay deadline: 15 Jan. 2012

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Ferda Asya, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
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The editor of a collection of essays for a book, tentatively titled American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present, invites proposals for original essays on the literary works written by American writers who lived and wrote in Europe from 1850 to the present.

Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images. 400 years after the Lancashire Witches

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University, UK

In 2012, a year-long programme of events in Lancaster and the surrounding area will mark the 400th anniversary of the trial and execution of the first group of Lancashire Witches. A second trial occurred in 1634 and although pardoned, the accused were re-imprisoned in Lancaster Castle. The case of the Lancashire Witches and their supposed crimes interwove fact and fiction, local hostilities and more exotic ideas of witches' sabbats that were usually associated with continental witchcraft. They became a cause célèbre, like the witches of Trier and Fulda (Germany), Torsåker (Sweden) and Salem (North America).

"The Moving Image" - University of Louisville, Literature and Culture Since 1900, February 23-25, 2012

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Kate Sullivan / Rice University

This panel seeks submissions on the idea of the moving image, broadly considered. Papers might investigate the different ways in which the moving image has come to define 20th century culture through film, literature, visual art, and other media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The aesthetics of hand-drawn cel animation
Movement of images in 3-D space (eg, the re-proliferation of 3-D film)
The cinematic novel
Viral internet media

Special consideration will be given to nontraditional objects of study.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Kate Sullivan, Rice University, Katherine.A.Sullivan@rice.edu.

New Perspectives in Science Education, International Conference

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 4:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Pixel
contact email: 

The International Conference New Perspectives in Science Education will take place in Florence, Italy, on 8 -9 March 2012.

The New Perspective in Science Education conference has the aim to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for Science Education.

The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference provides excellent opportunities for the presentation of previous and current projects in the science education field.

The New Perspectives in Science Education Conference focuses on the following topics:

- Science Teaching Methods

- New Technologies for Science Teaching

- Science Education Resources and Activities

International Conference "The Future of Education"

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 4:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Pixel

The second edition of the International Conference "The Future of Education" will take place in Florence on 7 - 8 June 2012.

The aim of the Future of Education Conference is to promote the sharing of good practice and transnational cooperation in the field of the application of innovative education and training strategies, methodologies and solutions.

The Future of Education conference will also be an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current projects and innovative initiatives in the field of education.

The Future of Education conference focuses on the following topics:

- Innovative Teaching and Learning Methodologies

- Education and New Technologies

- Media Literacy Education

MJLTM

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 4:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods
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Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods (MJLTM) is a scholarly peer-reviewed international scientific journal published seasonally, focusing on theories, methods, and materials in language teaching, study and research. It provides a high profile, leading edge forum for academics, professionals, consultants, educators, practitioners and students in the field to contribute and disseminate innovative new work on language teaching and research.
MJLTM invites original, previously unpublished, research and survey articles, plus research-in-progress reports and short research notes, on both practical and theoretical aspects of language teaching, learning, and research.

9th Global Conference: War and Peace (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 2:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
War and Peace

Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
The opening decade of the 21st century has seen war assume a number of new forms – new at least in relation to the 20th century. So, for instance, the West's war in Afghanistan is already longer than WW2, and shows no sign of coming to an end; the nature of those engaged in war has widened to include a variety of non-state agents; and war itself has come to include as arguably justifiable tactics and strategies previously either excluded or at least not recognised as legitimate. In short, the distinction between war and peace is becoming increasingly unclear.

CFP: Popular Culture & The Classroom SW TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/12)

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 1:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which
includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular
Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, Feb. 8-11, 2012 in
Albuquerque, NM (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque).

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