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World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 2:25pm
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Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

Call for Papers

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

NEMLA 2012: Between the Beats: Listening to the Soundscapes of the Black Diaspora

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 1:19pm
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John Hyland, University at Buffalo
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While listening to Louis Armstrong, the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man discovers a "new" way to hear the "unheard sounds" between the beats , so that he is listening in time and space. Ellison's novel, with its turn toward music to negotiate the visual ideologies of race, is located at a site of crossings and re-crossings where the narrator realizes that "few really listen"—but even more than listening, it is a feeling of and in the space between the beats that most affects him. Such a feeling for space permits a descent into the "underworld of sound" where the narrator experiences the laugh and the cry of an old slave woman.

CFP "Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity" Toulouse, France, March 31, 2011

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Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 11:39am
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Marie C. Bouchet, University of Toulouse

"Circulations between Art Forms: Questioning Intersemioticity"

The purpose of this conference is to investigate how one conceives or experiences the circulation of representation between codes in intersemiotic works. It aims at examining what is at stake when one moves from one art form to another, as in adaptations, or when works themselves circulate between semiotic codes and combine them (operas, films, graphic novels, installations, iconotexts…). Is trans-code circulation fluid, or does one code predominate? Is intersemioticity merely the illusion of circulation, with codes remaining hermetic to one another, or is it the "effect" of another code instead of an actual circulation between systems of representation?

Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:32pm
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British Columbia Institute of Technology
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Social Media: Making Tangible Connections and Diversifying Trends in Communication Practice

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: September 1, 2011

Introduction
Social media are rapidly changing the way we educate, conduct business, and reach out to others across the globe. As such, we bring both the 'voices' of experience and research together, which augment the fields of media, education, and industry along with professional practice.

English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:21pm
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City University of Seattle
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English Language Learner Measures in Teaching and Practice Online

Bobbe Cummins Colburn, Ph.D.
City University

Julie Nolin, M.A.
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Call for Chapters:
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 1, 2011

Introduction

English Language Learners is a growing field in the online arena. With our growing ELL populations, we would like to bring the 'voices' of both experience and research gained to better assist the field of education and practice for professionals.

[UPDATE] Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders [second call]

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:09pm
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David Scott Diffrient and Shelley Bradfield / Colorado State University

My co-editor and I are seeking additional proposals and contributions for a collection of original essays entitled Transnational Laughter: Contemporary Film and TV Comedy across National Borders. We have already accepted several proposals, but are now looking specifically for contributions dealing with the transnational flow of comic forms and humor-based cultural texts within and across African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, South American and Central American contexts.

[UPDATE] Composition Exercise Book - The Write Book

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 5:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Russ Brickey
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NOTE: We have extended the deadline for submissions to July 1.

The Write Book
FORM: Composition exercise book (not a reader!) tentatively titled The Write Book. We are putting together a collection of exercises to be used as an aid to instructors in the high school or college composition classroom.

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2012 (9/15/2011; Kalamazoo, 5/10-13, 2012)

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 2:12pm
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International Sidney Society
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The International Sidney Society sponsors three open sessions on Philip Sidney and related topics at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

May 10-13, 2012

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with the writings of Sir Philip Sidney and those writers, intellectuals, and historical figures associated with him. We especially encourage proposals from younger scholars and proposals from new scholarly projects.

The Undead (deadline 9/30/2011)

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:19am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This seminar seeks papers with strong analytical theses that offer readings of the undead phenomenon in literature and/or pop culture. Proposals may theorize the undead, offer close readings of individual undead texts, contemporary or not, but should keep in mind the big picture question: why is this material resonating so strongly with contemporary audiences (American or otherwise)? How do we, in other words, make sense of our love of the undead? Send 300-500 word abstracts and a brief biography to Lindsay Bryde at lindsay.bryde@gmail.com.

NEMLA 2012--Pedagogy versus Curriculum in the Evolving Literature Classroom [Due 9/30/11]

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:44am
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Diana H. Polley/Southern New Hampshire University
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This roundtable seeks papers by those who have explored various pedagogical innovations in the literature classroom, particularly innovations that highlight literature's relationship to "real-world" knowledge, applied and integrative learning, and personal and social responsibility. Discussion will focus on the delicate balance between new pedagogical models and the traditional literature curriculum. Please submit 250-word abstracts (with NEMLA in the subject line) to Diana Polley at d.polley@snhu.edu

Imaginative Geographies: Travels of the Mind in Early Modern Europe (28th September 2011)

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Friday, May 20, 2011 - 6:11am
full name / name of organization: 
REMS postgraduate researchers/University of Bristol

While Renaissance and Early Modern Studies are focussed on the histories of the two and a half centuries between 1500 and 1750, the areas of research that the period encompasses are multi-disciplinary and wide-ranging. A common thread is the spatial or geographical dimension.

This conference aims to attract a wide audience, to explore correspondences between geography and historical fields of research, to enable varied and cross-disciplinary discourses between scholars and students of the arts and sciences, and to enrich renaissance and early modern historical research with methodological and thematic diversity.

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