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analyses of popular narrative

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 4:48pm
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StoryTelling: Journal of Popular Narrative

StoryTelling is seeking submission for its 2011 edition. StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture. Manuscripts should: see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience. The editors are especially interested in visual accompaniments, bibliographies, and interviews with creators of popular narratives. No limits on period or country covered. No creative writing.

All articles are peer-reviewed
StoryTelling is indexed in the MLA database

Deconstruction in the Anthropocene

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 4:41pm
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Oxford Literary Review (Dec. 2012)
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Oxford Literary Review vol. 34.2 (December 2012), call for papers.

Deconstruction in the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene is a term first coined by the atmospheric scientist Paul J. Crutzen as the suggested name for that geological epoch in which humanity plays a crucial if often incalculable role in the planet's ecology and geology:

Men at Work, Men at Play (5/30/2011; MMLA 11/3-11/6, 2011; St. Louis, MO)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 1:43pm
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Keith Wilhite
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This CFP is for the Permanent Section "Gender Studies: Male" at the 2011 M/MLA Convention in St. Louis, MO.

Topic: Men at Work, Men at Play

This panel calls for papers that address contemporary representations of men in the workplace or male camaraderie in American literature and popular culture. We're particularly interested in essays that explore the ways writers unsettle dominant notions of masculinity -- sexually, racially, domestically -- in contemporary fiction, film, or television. Feel free to interpret "the workplace" or the social spaces of camaraderie broadly.

Discussion of Mental Health Rhetoric, Toward a NCTE Resolution Submission (Oct. 15)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12:36pm
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Cathryn S. Molloy
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I've created a wikispaces site where interested writers/thinkers are invited to join me as I attempt to craft a new NCTE resolution submission. According to the NCTE website, NCTE members are invited to
"Help Shape NCTE Positions by Submitting a Resolution. Any NCTE member may submit a resolution to the NCTE Committee on Resolutions, which has the discretionary authority to edit and submit a version for passage at the Annual Business Meeting. If passed, proposed resolutions become part of the Council's position/philosophy on questions related to the teaching of English and can assist the Council in developing action programs. Resolutions must be postmarked by October 15"

2012 ISPA Conference: Ethics & Aesthetics of Architecture & the Environment

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 10:28am
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ISPA/ SAPL, Newcastle University, UK

Deadlines:
Abstracts: 28 October 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 06 January 2012. Full Papers: 30 March 2012. Early Registration: 30 April 2012. *Abstracts and full papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers are submitted for conference proceedings. The papers will be reviewed, but it is assumed that the work has already been accepted.

Andrew Ballantyne • Ian Buchanan • David Leatherbarrow • Paul Guyer • Tom Spector

Special issue of Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies on new writing from Africa

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 9:55am
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Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
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Something New out of Twenty-First-Century Africa?
A call for essays for a special issue of the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies announces a special issue on new writing from Africa, to be guest-edited by Simon Lewis (College of Charleston) and Lindsey Green-Simms (American University), and published in spring 2013. The editors are looking for articles that address the ways in which the economic, political, and technological changes of the early 21st century have affected the modes of writing on the African continent.
While this theme may be broadly interpreted, the editors are especially interested in articles that engage the following types of questions:

Update: Fifth Biennial Rebecca West Conference

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 9:12am
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International Rebecca West Society
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The Fifth Biennial Rebecca West Conference.
To be held at CUNY Baruch (Manhattan), September 16-17, 2011.

"Rebecca West and Power"

Call for essay submissions-The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 8:39am
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Sarah Easterby-Smith and Emily Senior

The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge

Call for Papers: Journal special issue

April 2011

Essay proposals are invited for a collection entitled 'The Cultural Production of Eighteenth-Century Natural Knowledge'. We are developing a collection of essays as a journal special issue which will examine the production and circulation of knowledge about the natural world in the eighteenth century.

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:18am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:

Susan B. Anthony Studies
Eco-feminism
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Globalized Gender
Men's Studies
Motherhood
Multi-ethnic Literatures
Queer Studies
Sexuality
Transnational Literatures
Women's Studies & Authors
Slavery
Suffragettes

Masterclass on Architecture and Utopia, 07 July 2011, Expressions of Interest requested by 06 May 2011

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 6:37am
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Utopian Studies Society Europe

Dr Nathaniel Coleman, author of "Utopias and Architecture," is offering a Masterclass on Architecture and Utopia on 07 July 2011, one day before the start of the Utopian Studies conference in Nicosia. Please address expressions of interest or any queries directly to Nathaniel: nathaniel.coleman@ncl.ac.uk

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice; May 15, 2011

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 5:52am
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Central Piedmont Community College

Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice (TALTP), a peer-reviewed online journal, is accepting articles for our Spring 2011 issue. We are looking for articles on teaching all aspects of American literature and for essays on lesser known American authors; however, we are particularly interested in articles on using technology in the American lit classroom. Visit the site for more details on submission or submit manuscripts to Patricia.Bostian@cpcc.edu.
http://www.cpcc.edu/taltp

[Update] Online International Gender Studies Partnership ( April 22)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:23pm
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Gender Studies Program, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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The Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is currently seeking international partners from universities abroad interested in designing and implementing international online learning environments for gender studies courses, particularly for Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies and Transnational Feminisms courses. We are interested in offering a course(s) that would allow students to interact with their peers around the world by enrolling students from different universities in the same online gender studies course to facilitate internationalization of the campus and community and build cross-cultural perspectives and collaboration.

Call for Papers: Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 9:29pm
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The Andrew Marvell Society
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Call for Papers
Andrew Marvell Society at the South-Central Renaissance Conference
8-10 March 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana
Deadline: 15 December 2011
The University of New Orleans will host Exploring the Renaissance 2012 on March 8-10, 2012. The Andrew Marvell Society will be hosting sessions on a variety of topics concerning Marvell's poetry and prose, including a panel discussion on "The Gallery," featuring presentations by Joan Faust and George Klawitter. Other proposals for papers or for sessions are now invited.
Proposals are especially welcomed on the following topics:
• Last Instructions to a Painter
• Marvell's Life and Biographical Interpretations
• Marvell and Religion

Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary (September 23-24, 2011)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:38pm
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Rice University Department of English
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The annual Rice University Symposium in Houston, Texas invites papers that examine the unexpected material and affective supports of the common, commons, and community. Papers might explore representations of communities as they develop across spatial and temporal boundaries as well as how shared background understandings connect to the experience of the ordinary. We are especially interested in how these issues relate to the question of the commons and the role collective life plays in various social imaginaries. Submissions that range across periods, theoretical orientations, and disciplines are welcome.

Possible paper topics:

Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Milwaukee, 14-16 October 2011

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:28pm
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Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
http://www.mpcaaca.org/

Deadline: April 30, 2011

The Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in Milwaukee from 14-16 October. Proposals will be accepted from a wide spectrum of popular culture fields. Interested scholars should consult the area chairs list at our website to find the chair for their discipline. Abstracts are due April 30, 2011.

More information about the conference can be found at mpcaaca.org/conference/

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