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"Struggling Students. Struggling Teachers"

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Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 10:03am
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Kansas Association of Teachers of English
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Submissions Due: June 1, 2011
Send submissions to kansasenglish@gmail.com

The editors of Kansas English invite you to submit your work to our journal, which is published by the Kansas Association of Teachers of English. We have identified one focus theme for this issue—struggling students and struggling teachers – but we encourage a wide range of submissions.

MLA 2012 PANEL: "American Exceptionalism after 9/11" -- APRIL 1, 2011

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Friday, March 25, 2011 - 3:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Murphy
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This Special Sessions panel for the 2012 MLA Conference in Seattle is purposed to examine the continued relevance (or lack thereof) of the discourse of American Exceptionalism after 9/11. Papers may address this topic from any given angle: literary, political, theological, sociological, historical, or philosophical. As the deadline for submissions is fast approaching (April 1, 2011), please email jonm@buffalo.edu ASAP (with a brief proposal of 250 words and a short bio attached).

[UPDATE] ***Could you hear that? Interdisciplinary approaches to sound and music.***

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:33pm
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LASA2012 May 23-26 *San Francisco*
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The 2012 LASA Congress will be dedicated to the bicentennial of national independence in most of the countries in Latin America. The aim of this panel is to generate a forum of discussion and theoretical intervention between and within musical discourse and questions of identity. How does music and its components, such as sounds and silences, promote or interfere with the creation of "national unities"? Are "samba", "tango" and "salsa" inclusive genres of collective identities? And if this is the case, what kinds of dissonances should we consider in order to gain a more profound understanding of these acoustic events?

Spenser Roundtable at Sixteenth Century Conference, 27-30 Oct, Forth Worth 2011

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 8:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

The Spenser Roundtable is a beloved annual event at the SCSC that's always very well attended. Typically, the Roundtable session features 3-5 speakers who each present papers of about 10 minutes, before we open up the session for discussion, which is always stimulating.

This year's topic will be "Spenser and Philosophy" -- interpreted in the widest possible senses (moral, political, natural...)! We'd also be open to papers that think about "philosophy" in conjunction (or against) other discourses in Spenser's work, such as theology, aesthetics, etc.

Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education (Journal) - articles by 6/15/11

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 5:56pm
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Dr. Susan Alice Fischer, Co-Editor
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The editors seek articles concerned with English language, literacy and literature teaching worldwide as well as essays on literature and culture that do not specifically address teaching.

Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education is an established journal (published by Routledge) for English teachers at all levels, including college and university, which encourages international dialogue between teachers and researchers on issues surrounding literacy, language, literature and culture. In particular, Changing English considers the future of English as a subject in the context of its history and the scope for development and change.

"What Students Talk About When They Talk About Writing"

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 2:24pm
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Indiana English
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Indiana English welcomes submission from students and teachers of all grade levels for a forthcoming issue themed "What Students Talk About When They Talk About Writing."

What do students enjoy about writing and writing instruction? What do they find frustrating? What advice from teachers do they find helpful? What advice do they ignore? Why? How can teachers provide students the opportunity to honestly and thoughtfully reflect on their writing and writing instruction? How can this type of reflection benefit students and teachers? We seek pieces that address these and related questions in a variety of ways.

ADAPTATIONS

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 2:06pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,

Transcultural Networks in the Indian Ocean, 15th-18th centuries: Europeans and Indian Ocean Societies in Interaction

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 12:39pm
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Su Fang Ng / Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture (journal)
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We are calling for submissions for a special issue of _Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture_, a general cultural studies journal, on the topic of "Transcultural Networks in the Indian Ocean, 15th-18th centuries: Europeans and Indian Ocean Societies in Interaction."

UPDATE Food and Identity (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:48am
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Marta Hess/South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Food identifies us. The ways in which we prepare, consider, consume, discuss, and build traditions around food and foodways all contribute to the ways that we see ourselves and that others see us. Food and the rituals that surround it can both unite and divide us. Janet Theophano in Eat My Words notes the stories that women tell through the cookbooks they write, and in Hungering for America, Hasia Diner connects identity, food, and the immigration experience. Additionally, films demonstrate the performance aspects of food: Big Night and Like Water for Chocolate entice viewers with their lush images, while at the same time they signify stormy family issues.

Food and Identity

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Marta Hess/SAMLA
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Food identifies us. The ways in which we prepare, consider, consume, discuss, and build traditions around food and foodways all contribute to the ways that we see ourselves and that others see us. Food and the rituals that surround it can both unite and divide us. Janet Theophano in Eat My Words notes the stories that women tell through the cookbooks they write, and in Hungering for America, Hasia Diner connects identity, food, and the immigration experience. Additionally, films demonstrate the performance aspects of food: Big Night and Like Water for Chocolate entice viewers with their lush images, while at the same time they signify stormy family issues.

Queer People VI Art and Lives: Studies in the History and Representation of Sexualities Christ's College Cambridge,4–7 July 2012

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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Mounsey, University of Winchester UK
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Call for Contributions:

After a decade of Queer People, we reach our sixth conference: a time for reflection or a time for looking forward? Or both? Has anything changed, and if so in what directions? Are there different goals in sight from when we began? Should queer academia respect the creative impulse in the same way as the critical?

We invite, stories, other artworks or performances as well as papers and proposals for panel sessions from any and all disciplines on the subject of sexuality. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words for a twenty-minute piece, to the organizers. Please also attach a brief biography.

Please send abstracts by 30 September 2011 to

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