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CFP: Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference, April 11-14, 2012, Area: Memory & Representation

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 7:45am
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
2012 National Conference
Boston, MA, April 11-14, 2012
Marriott Boston Copley Place

For Conference details click http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php
Home Page: www.pcaaca.org

Deadline for proposal submissions is December 15.

Proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers are now being considered. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or
speakers per standard session.

AIRtech 2011: Accessibility, Inclusion and Rehabilitation using Information Technologies

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 7:10am
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Antoni Jaume i Capó
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AIRtech 2011: Accessibility, Inclusion and Rehabilitation using Information Technologies
December 13th-15th 2011
Hotel Parque Central , La Havana, Cuba

AIRtech2011 aims to establish an open exchange dedicated to the presentation and discussion about accessibility, inclusion and rehabilitation using Information Technologies. We invite researchers working in this field to participate.

As main topics are those relating to the application of information technologies in accessibility to enable people with functional limitation to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, in inclusion for people with different abilities and preferences, and in rehabilitation.

Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet

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Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:40am
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UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference

EXTENDED DEADLINE!
New submission deadline is October 31st, 2011.

Call for Papers:

"Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet," UCLA
Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
Thursday February 23rd and Friday February 24th, 2012.
Keynote: Wai Chee Dimock.

Graduate students in any discipline are invited to submit abstracts for "Spheres of Influence: Navigating World, Globe, and Planet," a conference hosted by the graduate students in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California Los Angeles.

The Pleasures of Romance, York UK (Deadline: 1 May, 2012; Conference 27-29 Sept 2012)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 9:06pm
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International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
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The Fourth Annual International Conference on Popular Romance Studies

The Pleasures of Romance
http://iaspr.org/conferences/york-2012/

York, United Kingdom
27-29 September, 2012

This conference asks one large question: What is the place of pleasure in popular romance? Popular romance—whether romance novels, romantic films, soap operas, fan fiction, advertisements, etc.—has long been both consumed and derided because of the pleasures they impart: pleasures of sentiment, pathos, comfort, arousal, satisfaction, identification. This conference will consider "pleasure" in popular romance texts and popular romance studies:

PCA/ACA Romance Area (Romance and TV; BDSM/Kink sub-areas) (Deadline: 15 Dec. 2011; Conference: 11-14 April, 2012)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 9:01pm
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Romance Area, Popular Culture Association
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PCA/ACA 2012 National Conference
Boston, MA, 11-14 April, 2012
Call For Papers: Romance Area

(Conference info: )

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2011.

We are interested in any and all topics about or related to popular romance: all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of romance in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion.

This year we are especially interested in papers on Romance on/and/in Television, to be presented on panels jointly sponsored by the Romance and the TV areas.

Tricks of the Trade: Stagecraft and Culture, High, Low, and Popular (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts due Oct 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8:23pm
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South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
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Paper proposals are invited for a panel on Tricks of the Trade: Stagecraft and Culture, High, Low, and Popular that will be presented at the SCSECS annual conference.

The SCSECS conference will be held on February 23-25, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Grove Park Inn. For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, and special events and about the conference venue, please consult our SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

Metacognition, Active Learning, and Supportive Technology in the Literature or Composition Classroom

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Charles A. S. Ernst / College English Association
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500-word proposals for 15-minute papers/presentations on the use of metacognition strategies in the context of active learning & appropriate technological support in teaching literature or composition in classroom settings. Metacognition encompasses "learning how we learn" activities and techniques. Active learning presumes learner-based instruction, and may include problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, or other forms of active learning, including the use of technology—PowerPoint, SmartBoards, clickers, the Internet (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, other learning sites/styles).

Mapping Queer Bioethics: Special Issue of the Journal of Homosexuality and Upcomcoming Conference [Due: October 15, 2011]

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:19pm
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University of Pennsylvania and The Journal of Homosexuality

MAPPING QUEER BIOETHICS: SPACE, PLACE, AND LOCALITY IN LGBTQ BIOETHICS

Extended Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY to be timed with a one-day symposium and an international conference on queer bioethics to be held at the University of Pennsylvania

Editors/Conveners: Lance Wahlert and Autumn Fiester

Announcing the publication of this special issue, the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting two events:
- A one-day symposium on queer bioethics on March 29, 2012
- And the 1st National Conference on Queer Bioethics on September 21-22, 2012
Confirmed speakers for these events include: Cindy Patton, David Halperin, Elizabeth Freeman, Heather Love, and Lisa Cartwright.

Call for Book Reviews: Working Papers in TESOL/AL Deadline October 20th

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:19pm
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Catherine DiFelice Box/ Teachers College, Columbia University Web Journal
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Book Reviewers Needed for Teachers College, Columbia University
Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics*

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics is
now accepting book reviews for its future publications. This Web Journal particularly
welcomes reviews of recent books in the following areas of TESOL & Applied Linguistics:
Second language acquisition
Second language assessment
Sociolinguistics
Pragmatics
Discourse analysis
Second language instruction
Second language literacy
Second language teacher education

RAW: Research, Art, Writing -- An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 4:24pm
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The University of Texas at Dallas -- School of Arts & Humanities -- Graduate Student Association
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RAW: Research, Art, Writing
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium
With Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Benjamin L. Alpers of the University of Oklahoma
Richardson, Texas
March 24, 2012

The Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association of the University of Texas at Dallas invites you to participate in RAW: Research, Art, Writing, an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium. Organized by and for graduate students in the humanities, the fourth annual RAW symposium continues to build upon the goal of opening up an interdisciplinary conversation.

UPDATE Canadian Short Stories for NeMLA March 15-18; Oct 10 deadline

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 4:06pm
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NeMLA Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel examines works of Anglophone Canadian short story writers, such as as Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Margaret Atwood. Is the short story a genre particularly suited to female Canadian writers? Do these short stories authors convey the notion of Canadianness? Other possible topics include: collections of linked stories, 'flash fiction,' influences among Canadian authors, or connections between an author's stories and novels. Send 350-500 word abstracts to Karen Stein by 10/10

Appropriations of Shakespeare in the Long Eighteenth Century (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts due Oct 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:40pm
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South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
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This is a panel for the 2012 annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-century Studies: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

We welcome paper proposals that address "Appropriations of Shakespeare in the Long Eighteenth Century."

Please send proposals to me by October 31, 2011. Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address.

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