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Rhetoric of Rap (4/30/2011 Abstract; 11/4-11/6,2011) SAMLA in ATL

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:58pm
Shane Trayers

CFP Detail:
The Rhetoric of Rap (History of Rhetoric Panel) SAMLA
This year's SAMLA conference's special focus is "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and in consideration of this, the Rhetoric of Rap asks scholars to consider rap music in any form or of any time and its contributions to rhetoric.

Rap music has changed drastically over the years, both in content and linguistics. Whether the rhyming early rap or the more modern versions, rap music represents issues in economics, gender, and is a way to represent history and historical changes. Both controversial and mainstream, rap music is in many ways a powerful poetry in the modern world.

MLA Convention 2012 - "An Injury to One: Fighting the Exploitation of Graduate Student Labor"

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 1:30pm
Modern Language Association

Seeking proposals for a roundtable, "An Injury to One: Fighting the Exploitation of Graduate Student Labor," at the 2012 Modern Language Association convention in Seattle, January 5-8, 2012. This roundtable explores how we might resist exploitative labor practices in the academy. Proposals on any aspect of this topic will be considered, but please note that presentations must be 5-7 minutes, because of the roundtable format. All are welcome to submit, but we would especially welcome proposals from current graduate students. The roundtable is sponsored by the MLA's Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession, and is a guaranteed session.

[UPDATE] Alien Nation: A Conference on British Telefantasy, deadline reminder

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 11:13am
Northumbria University, UK

20-21 July 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Deadline for abstracts: 1st March 2011.
Keynote speakers to include: Stacey Abbott, Helen Wheatley, Stephen Volk, Peter Wright.

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on Children and Periodicals

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 9:07am
Courtney Weikle-Mills, Guest Editor

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on children and periodicals. The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods. It includes essays on all aspects of American periodicals, from the earliest 18th-century magazines to the 21st-century 'zines and e-journals.

The Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, The Shakespeare Institute, 26-28 May 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 7:53am

The Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference
26-28 May 2011
The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in May at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon for The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.