First International Workshop on Ubiquitous Human-Computer Interaction (UbiHCI 2011) encourages full papers and notes that reflect the breadth and scope of UbiHCI on Ubiquitous research, including conceptual development, empirical investigations, technological advances, user experiences, and more. All papers should clearly compare and contrast how the work relates to previous research or experience, what aspects of the work are new, and the major contributions it makes. Although it is expected that papers will focus on one or a small number of the aforementioned areas, authors should write for the broader UbiHCI audience, and make clear how the work contributes to the UbiHCI field as a whole.
This issue of the Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks to explore the political, social, and cultural significations of "evil" (and its corollary: the "good") via a critical analysis of the fluid, mutable figure of the "villain," aiming to examine its construction and its existence in the world.
A few possible perspectives for the study of the villain are:
The villain as the "natural" being
The villain as the sacrificial other
The villain as a figure that defies representation
The villain as hero
The villain as non-existent
The villain as a personification of evil
The villain as Doppelganger
CFP: Undergraduate Writing Majors: Fourteen Program Profiles
Greg Giberson, Ph.D., Oakland University
Jim Nugent, Ph.D., Oakland University
Lori Ostergaard, Ph.D., Oakland University
**Deadline for CFP extended!**
Inspired by the growing membership in international chapters of ASLE and the global effects of climate change and social injustice, this panel seeks papers with an international and cross-cultural ecocritical perspective.
RMMLA Conference Oct 6 - 8, 2011, Session on Ecocriticism.
Proposals are invited for the rhetoric session at the upcoming 2011 Convention of the South Central Modern Language Association, to be held October 27-29, in Hot Springs, AR. This is an open panel, and any proposal related to rhetoric within any discourse (political, cultural, literary, etc.) is welcome. However, this year's SCMLA conference theme, Sources of Inspiration, invites us to place particular emphasis on the canon of invention. What are the sources of rhetorical inspiration or invention in its many contemporary forms? Potential presenters are invited to interpret this theme in the broadest sense, related to rhetoric in any of its various forms.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
Topic: Sovereignty and Aesthetics
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
The Canadian-based Cyber Journals (ISSN: 1925-2676) invite students,
researchers, academic and industrial professionals to submit
manuscripts for the January Edition, under the following special
The Harvard Celtic Department cordially invites proposals for papers on topics
which relate directly to Celtic studies (Celtic languages and literatures in
any phase; cultural, historical or social science topics; theoretical
perspectives, etc.) for their 31st Annual Celtic Colloquium, to take place at
Harvard University, October 7-9, 2011. Papers concerning interdisciplinary
research with a Celtic focus are also invited. Attendance is free.
Essays are solicited for a growing anthology entitled Poetry and the Real.
Making Sense of Assessment: Confronting the Tension between Faculty and Administrative Expectations: How do faculty and administrative expectations differ in outcomes assessment? Can/should both sides think about assessment in the same way? What is at stake in the assessment of college students: what (if any) approaches work? Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be sent to Susannah Chewning, email@example.com by Monday, 28 March 2011.
Innovative approaches to learning styles, composition and rhetorical theory, and other pedagogical developments in English writing and literature. Strategies should include classroom application (any format) and should have some assessment to demonstrate its success. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be sent to Susannah Chewning, firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 28 March 2011.
Innovative approaches to learning, incorporating learning styles, language theory, and other pedagogical developments in the teaching of Foreign Languages. Strategies should include classroom application (any format) and should have some assessment to demonstrate its success. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be sent to Susannah Chewning email@example.com by Monday, 28 March 2011.
This is a CPF for the proposed session "Early Modern Spanish Writers" for the 2011 RMMLA Convention which will meet in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011.
200 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of works by Spanish writers during what is referred to as "Early Modernity", that is, the period that encompasses late Middle Ages to 18th century.
The deadline has been extended past the March 1, 2011 submission date: please, submit to me directly as soon as possible.
A Children's Classic And Its Adaptations
Sissy Helff (University of Frankfurt)
Composition and Decomposition
The University of Birmingham will be hosting the 2011 BAVS Conference, 1–3 September 2011, on the Edgbaston campus. We invite papers that deal with the conference theme of
'Composition and Decomposition'
in all its various connotations.