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[UPDATE] L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory (15/8/11)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 7:59pm
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L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island
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A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.

"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." — The Golden Road (1913)

"and even if you are not Abegweit-born you will say, 'Why … I have come home!'" — "Prince Edward Island" (1939)

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:54pm
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NOTE: Keynote Speaker is Prof. Russ Castronovo (Deadline August 31st, 2011. Conference on Oct 14th, 2011)
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An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)

We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.

We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.

TYCA-West 2011 (Deadline: 08/15/11)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 4:46pm
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Two Year College English Association for the Western Region
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Transitioning into and out of Academe: Thinking and Writing for College Students

The theme for TYCA-West 2011 Conference centers on the transitions that students make as they join our colleges. Our students have to negotiate new course materials, new methods of instruction, and possibly new academic expectations, all against the backdrop of an unstable job market and potentially busy personal lives. These challenges often manifest themselves in students' writing. Therefore submissions that address the theory, methodology, and curriculum of college writing (with emphasis on basic writing) are encouraged. Topics relating to other English or Humanities courses taught in the first two years of college are also welcome.

Middle Eastern Poetry and Poetics - SAMLA conference (Nov. 4-6) in Atlanta

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 4:32pm
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Renee Schatteman/ Georgia State University
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This panel seeks abstracts for 20-minute papers on contemporary and new Middle Eastern poetry, especially papers that present these new voices in their cultural contexts. (Panel so far consists of papers on Mahmoud Darwish, Nazim Hikmet, and Orhan Veli). By July 31, 2011, please send substantive abstracts either by post to Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University English Department, P.O. Box 3970, Atlanta, GA 30302-3970 or by e-mail at schatteman@gsu.edu.

Peer Review, Reimagined: Facilitating Students' Understanding of Giving and Receiving Feedback --Send abstracts by 9/30/11

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 1:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Andre / Northeast Modern Language Association 43rd Annual Convention
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The assumption employed by most composition instructors is that peer review is a good thing—-a valid, helpful exercise—-whereas many students view it as a waste of time. It would be worthwhile to examine both our assumptions about peer review and our students' assessments of it, as well as exploring ways in which we have worked to reimagine or revise peer review in our classrooms. This panel also seeks to address the following questions: How do we guide students into critically evaluating each other's (as well as their own) papers? How do we advance students' increased awareness and nuanced appraisal of the feedback they give to, along with the feedback they receive from, their classmates?

CfP Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:35am
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Christian Fuchs, Uppsala University
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Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of tripleC – Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.

Edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco



http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/CfP_Marx_tripleC.pdf
For inquiries, please contact the two editors.

The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW5) (July 12-15, 2012; accepting until December 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 8:47am
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Whedon Studies Association
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Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fifth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, sponsored by the University of British Columbia. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon—the Jossverse(s) or Whedonverse(s)—will be held on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15, 2012. UBC's Dr. Sharon Sutherland, Sarah Swan, and Hélène Frohard-Dourlent will be local arrangements chairs.

CFP@ British Landscapes on Film

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 6:22am
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Paul Newland/ Aberystwyth University
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Edited Collection: British Landscapes on Film.

Proposals by 1 October, 2011.

From the earliest days of British cinema, filmmakers have sought to capture landscapes on screen. Some British landscapes represented in films have spectacular qualities. Others operate as everyday rural or isolated spaces. And others appear to be significant primarily because they are not modern and urban. Some of the most memorable, iconic and enduring images in British films feature characters in landscapes.

"International Conference on Modern Hydraulic Engineering" (CMHE2012)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 11:14pm
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China Association of Hydraulic Engineering Education (CAHEE)
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Topics of Related
(Including but not limited to the following topics)

1. Theories and Practices of Modern Water Conservancy and People's Livelihood-oriented Water
 Conservancy

2. Related Fields of Hydro Project Technology

 (1) hydraulics

 (2) hydrology and water resource

 (3) river sediment

 (4) flood and draught disaster management

 (5) irrigation and water conservancy

 (6) hydropower

 (7) geotechnical engineering

 (8) survey of water conservancy project

 (9) hydraulic engineering construction

3. Hydraulic Engineering Construction, Management, Information Technology and Related Matters

UPDATE: Catwoman to Katniss: Villainesses and Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 15-16, 2012

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 9:04pm
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Mick Howard, Sarah Gray-Panesi, Shiloh Carroll / Middle Tennessee State University

Catwoman to Katniss is an interdisciplinary conference examining female images in electronic, graphic, and textual media within the science fiction and fantasy genres. Featured in this conference are keynote speakers C.S. Friedman and Dr. Rhonda Wilcox. Friedman is the bestselling science fiction and fantasy author of such works as In Conquest Born, and The Coldfire and Magister Trilogies as well as many other novels and short works. Dr. Wilcox is a professor of English at Gordon College, a founding editor of Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies in Small Screen Fiction, Editor of Studies in Popular Culture and Coeditor of Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association.

CFP for 2012 ASSC Grad Student Conference at Berkeley: "Philology"

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7:27pm
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Anglo Saxon Studies Colloquium
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Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Philology"

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

Cultural Studies Book on Brad Pitt

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 6:22pm
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Dr. Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans
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Proposals are being solicited for an edited volume organized around the subject of Brad Pitt.  The editors envision a book on Brad Pitt that ranges broadly across the humanities, with chapters focusing on film studies, gender & sexuality, architecture, eco-criticism & critical regionalism, and popular culture. 

We welcome abstracts for theoretically informed essays on topics such as: 

Analyses of individual Brad Pitt film roles, or comparative studies of Pitt's performances across different films

Brad Pitt as sex icon; Brad Pitt as uber-father

Brad Pitt and architecture

Brad Pitt and environment (urban, wilderness, & others)

Brad Pitt and violence

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