This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation. The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant mainstream has been either absent, negative, or consistently rife with limiting stereotypes, self-representation becomes crucial. However, while queer self-representation may engage with such negative representation, it is not limited to this function. Nor is it limited to a particular genre, including autobiography.
As Founding Editor of Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life I would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the special issue on Ahmadiyya Muslims. If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please note that the deadline for the Abstract is 5 September 2012. If your abstract is accepted, I hope to have the actual manuscript to send to the peer-reviewers by 5 February 2013. Manuscripts should follow the format provided in the Contemporary Islam web site The manuscript should be between 8000 and 10000 words (including references and notes)
CSIT2013: The 5th International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology
Call For Papers
The International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT 2013) is a peer reviewed technical scientific conference that aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to present their latest research results and share their experiences, new ideas, and development of all aspects in the fields of computer science and information technology.
This panel will explore cinematic melodrama in relation to literature, visual arts, opera, politics, morality, or religion. Papers that analyze specific use of posture, gesture, and spatial and musical categories are encouraged. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Please send a 250-300 word abstract and brief biographical note by November 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizer: Maria Alexandra Catrickes, Yale University, email@example.com
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the sixth issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
Academic Exchange Quarterly
Winter 2012 Volume 16, Issue 4
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Feature Editor: Marilyn Pasqua
ESL Assistant and contract Professor
University of Calabria, Italy
Call For Papers
Call Deadline: 31-August-2012
Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy
Keynote Speakers: Dr John Holmes (Reading) and Professor Cora Kaplan (KCL)
From other lands to other planets to other dimensions, the nineteenth-century imagination thrived on the idea of 'elsewhere'. Alongside a developing rhetoric of geographically and intellectually bounded identities grew a fascination with alterity. Other Worlds seeks to explore the many ways in which Victorians looked beyond their quotidian spheres to imagined alternatives. We invite submissions which explore nineteenth-century modes of thought which position themselves as other, alternative, transcendent, secret or hidden.
Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Special Issue on
Call for Papers
Due to the enormous growth in the use of information technology in all aspects of healthcare provision; medical informatics has recently emerged as a major field of research with a wide range of applications. The purpose of this special issue is to demonstrate the potential of several intelligent approaches exploited in informatics technology within medical practices.
By sharing your research with other military scholars from around the country and for readers around the world, you are expanding the public conversation surrounding the reality of military experience.
We provide veterans with a cathartic, creative outlet to actively help them narrate their pasts in a healing way, educating non-veterans about military service in the process. Veterans write to be understood. As they reach out to the country and the academic community, it is our job to respond in kind.
The World Congress on Sustainable Technologies (WCST-2012) is a multidisciplinary congress, bridging efforts across the natural, social and engineering sciences, the environment and development of communities. The congress covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to sustainability, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. It also encourages sharing new knowledge in the field of sustainable technologies and the environmental impacts.
From Chaucer's Theseus to the popular heathen knight Ferumbras the character type of righteous heathen captured the imagination of audiences in medieval England. Using heathen characters that ranged from Greek emperors to Muslim knights, authors sought to represent a variety of concerns. In this way, the righteous heathen became a critical (or propagandistic) space for such broad projects as: defining nationality, developing cultural and historical relationships with the Roman Empire and thinking through complex eschatological problems. Broadly, this panel discussion will examine the use of the righteous heathen character in English literature.
Call for Chapter Proposals
We invite chapter proposals of 500 words for the volume with the working title, Women's Ethos: Intersections of Rhetorics and Feminisms. Women's Ethos seeks contributions that examine women's and feminist ethos as rhetorical praxis. Rejecting a singular, isolated notion of ethos, we characterize ethos as intersubjective and constructed. Women's Ethos considers anew the inventive ways diverse women and other minorities have constructed, currently embody, and might imagine ethos in the future.
The theme for the Leeds 2013 International Medieval Congress is Pleasure, and as such this session will look at medieval and early Tudor dramas that stage music and/or dance, perhaps discussing how theatrical representation of music and dance negotiates religious and social discourses about the pleasures of music and dance, and the benefits and dangers of these pleasures. Papers looking at music in dramas from the early middle ages through the sixteenth century are welcome. Email Katherine Steele Brokaw with an abstract by August 15, 2013.
CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology
To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 1st through February 3rd 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
Watercress Journal is a new online literary magazine based in Lakewood, Ohio. It is edited and maintained by local writers and seeks to become a source of excellent, peer reviewed creative writing.
Visit www.watercressjournal.com for complete guidelines and instructions for submission.
Watercress Journal is currently taking submissions for its first short story competition. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Every entry will be provided feedback from one of the five judges and be considered for publication in the journal. The top three entries will receive feedback from all five judges. First place will receive $100 prize.