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Call for Submissions: Academic Exchange Quarterly

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:07am
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Academic Exchange Quarterly
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Call for Submissions: Academic Exchange Quarterly

Special Feature editors Rebecca Feind and Crystal Goldman are pleased to announce that manuscripts are now being accepted for the following issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly. The Winter 2011 issue theme is Alternative Library Instruction. The goal of this issue will be to provide examples of alternative library instruction created by librarians or faculty members in all settings, K-12, public, academic, special, etc., that can be implemented by others. Alternative library instruction can be, but is not limited to:

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:55am
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Karen Elizabeth Bishop
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Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE
Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop
kebishop@fas.harvard.edu

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

The Deeds of Love in the Service of Peace

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:27am
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Conference on Christianity and Literature October 28-29 2011

In Christian tradition love it is not an attitude, a relation, a feeling, or a condition sufficient unto itself. Love requires action, deeds. Sometimes, great deeds and other times, small ones, hidden from view, invisible but effective no less. Christian tradition also promises a messiah who will bring peace, whose kingdom is the most peaceable. While this implies a kingdom ordered by love, Jesus is still the Prince of Peace and not the Prince of Love--at least in the prophet Isaiah.

Deep Drawings: Philosophical And Socio Political Themes in Anime and Manga (MLA, 5-8 January 2012)

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 10:01pm
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Modern Language Association (special session)
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The "serious turn" in European and American comic markets has often been traced to the departure carved out by Art Spiegelman, a veteran American comics artist who hoped his works would "make ethics hip." Western comic realism warrants comparison with the "serious turn" in Japan's manga and anime that followed the Second World War and is often neglected owing to the ubiquity of kawaii ("cuteness"). This panel puts Japan's anime and manga in a global context, with attention to "uncute" philosophical and socio‐political themes in graphic novels and animation from several areas of the world.

M/MLA November 3-6, 2011 St. Louis: No, I'm not American/Je suis pas fraçais: Canadian Writers Playing with Identity

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 9:06pm
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Mid-West Modern Languages Association Permanent Section on Canadian Literature
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Canadian witers in both French and English have historically been defined by who they are not: British, French, American. This uncertain and unstable national identity has now been embraced by many writers and is expressed in a great deal of playfulness in their writing. With works like Souvenirs from Canada by Douglas Coupland, Est-ce que cette grenade dans la main du Nègre est-il une arme ou un fruit? by Dany Laferrière, or Green Grass, Running Water by Thomas King, Canadian writers have posed a critical eye on Canadian and American cultural and aesthetic norms. This panel invites papers that discuss how Canadian writers have played with the idea of being Canadian (in the broadest possible sense) in opposition to how others attempt to label them.

CFP: 2011 Midwest MLA Permanent Session, English Literature 1800-1900, Abstracts due 4/30

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:49pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Nov 3-6, 2011, St. Louis, MO
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This year's Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will be held November 3-6, 2011 in St. Louis, MO. I am soliciting papers for one of the permanent sessions, English II: English Literature 1800-1900, and I am hoping to form several different panels. We are looking for papers that investigate the conference theme "Play" in problematic or evocative ways. You might consider play in terms of performance, identity or representation, seriousness vs. dallying, wagering, strategy, being a player in a game, movement or action, or diversions/recreation. You might also consider idioms such as 'fair play' or 'foul play.'

Comica Symposium 2011 - Transitions 2: New Directions in Comics Studies

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:19pm
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Birkbeck, University of London - School of Arts

Transitions 2 is a one day symposium devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms. Rather than restricting itself to a specific theme, the symposium will highlight research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodoogies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge. By thinking about comics across different disciplines, the intention is to spark debate and address a wide spectrum of questions.

We welcome abstracts of 250-300 words for twenty minute papers on topics as diverse as, but not limited to:

3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference, September 23-24, 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 4:39pm
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Northwestern State University of Louisiana
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The 3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23-24, 2011 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies and Research.

Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual Conference, 7-9 July 2011, London

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 3:56pm
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The Joseph Conrad Society (UK)
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The Joseph Conrad Society (UK) 2011 Annual International Conference, its 37th, will be held during the first full week of July 2011 at two venues: at POSK in London's Hammersmith district on 7 and 8 July and at the University Women's Club near The Ritz in Mayfair on 9 July.

Papers are welcome on all aspects of the work and life of Conrad, and proposals for panels are welcome. Deadline for abstracts (approximately 200 words) is 30 April 2011: Dr Keith Carabine email: keith@carabine.co.uk.

All participants who are not already members of the Society will be required to take out membership for one year.

Teaching Writing In Diverse Environments

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 3:07pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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This session explores how the different environments one teaches in informs how one teaches and the ways one constructs a teacher identity. We welcome proposals that address teaching at the community college, small liberal arts schools, research universities, urban schools, etc.
Please send a 250-word (maximum) abstract by May 15, 2011 to Aimee Krall-Lanoue, Calumet College of St. Joseph (akralllanoue@ccsj.edu)

CinemaSpace: A Two Day Conference on Indian Cinema and the City, 3-4 November 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 1:55pm
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Rice University
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CinemaSpace

A 
TWO‐DAY
 CONFERENCE
 ON
 INDIAN
 CINEMA 
AND
 THE 
CITY


3
–
4
 November
 2011

Organized
 By 
Chao 
Center 
for 
Asian 
Studies, 
Rice
 University


CinemaSpace
 proposes
 to
 bring
 together
 scholars
 working
 on
 Indian
 cinema
 in
 an
 attempt
 to
 refocus
 our
 attention
 on
 questions
 of
 technology,
 aesthetics
 and
 the
 production
 of
 cinematic
 space.
 The
 structuring
 of
 the
 cinematic
 city
 will
 be
 the
 organizing
 thread
 of
 the
 conference.
 The
 city
 here
 is
 understood
 as
 a
 placeholder
 for
 bringing
 together
 and
 delineating
 concerns
 of
 aesthetics,
 technology,
 modernity
 and 
development.



SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC - Due: March 28, 2010

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:38pm
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SCMLA - Oct. 27-29, 2011 - Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC
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Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages: OPEN TOPIC

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 68th Annual Convention

Hot Springs, Arkansas – October 27-29, 2011

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

Computer Applications in English and Foreign Languages invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the intersection(s) between/among computer technologies and work (research, pedagogy, theory) in the fields of English and/or foreign languages.

Replacing Wands with Quills: A Harry Potter Symposium for Muggle Scholars

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Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:14pm
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School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication, James Madison University, November 10-12, 2011
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Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011

"The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter. It's not always clear why" points out famous wandmaker Mr. Ollivander. Likewise we could say that Harry Potter chooses the scholar, and it is not always clear why.
For the first "Harry Potter Symposium for Muggle Scholars" at James Madison University we invite young and wizened scholars of all ages and from all disciplines to join us in exploring, examining, and explaining our attraction to all things HP. After all, for us muggle scholars, magic happens when we make knowledge and meaning.

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