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Journal of Learning Design - 'The Classroom without walls: Social software, cross institutional and cultural collaboration'

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 9:35pm
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University of South Australia; Purdue University; University of Adelaide; Massey University
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The 'Grammar Gang' cordially invites contributions for the Journal of Learning Design, March 2012 (Volume 5, Number 1).

The Grammar Gang (http://thegrammargang.blogspot.com/)is a cross-institutional community of educators and bloggers, spanning four institutions, three countries and two hemispheres.

Seeking Asexuality and Masculinity Essays for Asexualities Volume (Sept. 15; Dec. 15)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:15pm
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Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks

We are seeking two or three essays exploring asexuality and masculinity for a volume titled Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. To get a general sense of the volume, please see the original CFP included below. This volume is well underway, and based on some editorial feedback, we would like to add a few more voices to the collection. We are particularly interested in essays that address the social construction of asexuality from a male or masculine perspective or that tackle the connections between gender and (a)sexuality through the lens of masculinity. Other approaches to thinking asexuality in relation to masculinity will also be considered.

Comparative Caribbeans Nov. 3-5, 2011, Emory University

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:00pm
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Comparative Caribbeans: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Comparative Caribbeans: an Interdisciplinary Conference*

This is why we stay with poetry. And despite our consenting to all the indisputable technologies; despite seeing the political leap that must be managed..., the full load of knowledge to be tamed..., at the bow there is still something we now share: this murmur, cloud or rain or peaceful smoke. …We cry our cry of poetry. Our boats are open, and we sail them for everyone.
– Édouard Glissant

CFP: Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2012 | March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:09pm
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College English Association

Call for Papers: Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Transatlantic Literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

CFP: Book History at CEA 2012 | March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:03pm
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College English Association

Call for Papers: Book History at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Book History and Textual Criticism invites proposals for presentations on book history, bibliography, textual criticism, readership, authorship, print culture, and book history pedagogy.

"American History and Culture" area at 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 5:32pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
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"American History and Culture" area at 2011 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
EMAIL 250-word abstract to: Lmohsene@hotmail.com
Call for Papers: "American History and Culture" area
PCA/ACA & SW/TX PCA/ACA

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference Theme: Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

REMINDER September 1st 2011 --"Postcolonial England"-- International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo MI 2012

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 1:19pm
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Durham University English Department
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Sponsored Session: The Department of English Studies at Durham University invites submission of proposals for its session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 10-13, 2012. The panel seeks proposals of 300-500 words with a working title and department affiliation by September 1, 2011. Participants will be contacted regardless of whether or not their proposal has been accepted. All proposals submitted but not accepted will be sent on to the general committee for consideration in one of the general sessions at Kalamazoo. The CfP is as follows:

Postcolonial England

Ecocritical Approaches to Francophone Literatures, Due 09/30/11

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 11:58am
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43rd Annual NeMLA Convention, March 15-18th, 2012 in Rochester, New York

Since its emergence ecocritical discourse has exhibited a tendency toward parochialism in its primary focus on Anglophone and American literatures and ecologies. Recent ecocritical work has turned toward the global and the theoretical. Nevertheless, significant gaps remain—particularly in regard to ecocritical scholarship on Francophone literatures. This panel proposes to address that gap.

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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:10am
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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.

From Text(s) to Book(s)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 4:24am
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Nancy University, France (I.D.E.A., Interdisciplinarity in English Studies)

From Text(s) to Book(s), 21-23 June 2012, Nancy-Université. An international conference sponsored by the IDEA (Interdisciplinarité dans les Etudes Anglophones) research group at Nancy University. Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2011.
Conference website: http://idea-udl.org/from-texts-to-books/

[REMINDER] Tra i libri degli altri. Il lavoro editoriale fra strategie di mercato e progetto culturale

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:37am
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Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo- Graduate School in Literary, Linguistic and Philological Studies

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Intellettuale editore, curatore editoriale, consulente, editor: sono molti i nomi con cui viene indicato il ruolo di chi trasforma il manoscritto nel prodotto editoriale vero e proprio, il libro. Questa incertezza terminologica registra i cambiamenti nel lavoro editoriale dal Dopoguerra a oggi e manifesta la permeabilità di un ruolo, quello dell'editor, svolto in tempi e modi diversi da gran parte degli intellettuali italiani del Novecento.

[UPDATE] NeMLA March 15-18 2012 Panel: Feminist Revisions of the Sacred (DEADLINE Sept. 30th 2011

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Monday, August 22, 2011 - 8:16pm
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Jill Neziri/ Fordham University
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As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries. In late 20th century America, second wave feminists seized upon this strategy as they sought to locate and emphasize women's roles in history, literature, mythology and sacred traditions. In particular, many feminists utilized the practice of revisionism as a means of coming to terms with the sacred and of carving out a place in both traditional and non-traditional religions for a women-centered spirituality. This panel focuses on feminist revisions of the sacred in 20th century American literature.

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