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"Making Meaning at the End of the World: Apocalyptic Texts" [SAMLA Nov. 8-10] Abstracts by 6/7

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:00pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association

SAMLA 2013 Conference
Conference Theme: "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds"
November 8-10, 2013
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

As R.E.M., that great band from Athens, Georgia, famously sang, "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine." What is driving our current American obsession with the apocalypse? Papers that explore imagined endings from environmental disasters to zombie invasions are welcome. What do apocalyptic literature, television, and film mean for us culturally, and what might we discern from these often cautionary tales?

MLA 2014: Failed Hispanic Commemorations

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 4:47pm
Modern Language Association

This session invites papers on 19th- to 21st- century cultural celebrations that were unsuccessful in commemorating events of national significance in Spain or Latin America, specially centenaries. 300-word abstract by 5 March 2013; David Rodriguez-Solas, dsolas@bard.edu

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP is for a proposed, not a guaranteed, session, meaning it is contingent on approval by the MLA Program Committee (which will make its decisions after April 1). All prospective presenters must be current MLA members by no later than 7 April 2012.

Saints and Sinners: Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English [UPDATE]

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 3:49pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

For LIES 2013, we still welcome papers about topics related but not limited to feminism, sainthood and medievalism in both contemporary and earlier literature in English as the wonderful SARAH SALIH will be our plenary speaker.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 March 2013. Please send your proposals and a short bio to dr Katarzyna Bronk (kbronk@wa.amu.edu.pl and bbronkk@gmail.com). More information about LIES 2013 at: http://wa.amu.edu.pl/hla/.

Representing African American Adolescence (2014 MLA Special Session Proposal)

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:53pm
Jennifer Griffiths/New York Institute of Technology

This panel seeks papers that address the literary representation of African American adolescence, particularly from the perspective of Black youth narrators, in the post-Civil Rights period. Possible texts include June Jordan's His Own Where, Colson Whitehead's Sag Harbor, Alice Childress's Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich, and Sapphire's The Kid. Proposed papers can address experimental strategies in African American literature intended to capture and convey the complex experience of this specific generation's young people. How do the literary and cultural possibilities of the period allow for a more honest, multilayered, and forthright depiction of adolescent subjectivity and the negotiation of racialization?

CFP: Make It New: Teaching the Modernist Period (06/01/2013; collection)

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:47pm
Mary C. Madden, PhD, Saint Leo University Precious McKenzie, PhD, Rocky Mountain College

Call for Proposals:
An edited volume is planned on new approaches for teaching the Modernist period. The editors for this volume are Mary C. Madden and Precious McKenzie.

The proposed volume stems from a recent NCTE panel co-chaired by Dr. Madden and Dr. McKenzie. The editors are interested in innovative, culturally relevant approaches to make the Modernist period come alive for undergraduate students.

Paper proposals are due on or before June 1, 2013.
Authors will be notified by August 30, 2013, if their proposals have been
accepted for inclusion. Completed essays are due May 15, 2014. For consistency, the editors ask that all contributors use Chicago Style.

Designing and Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses - RMMLA Conference

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:02pm
RMMLA Conference, Vancouver, Washington, October 10-12, 2013

We invite presentations on any aspect of interdisciplinary teaching with focus on strategies for integrating multiple perspectives and approaches into a course while maintaining an overall sense of coherence. While all areas are considered, German-related topics are especially welcome.

Please send a short abstract (100-300 words) by March 1 to pichugin@sas.upenn.edu.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Academic Exchange Quarterly Special Issue: Leadership and Writing Programs Aug. 1, 2013

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 1:09pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly

Focus: This issue will examine effective leadership practices in college and university writing programs, including first-year composition, basic writing, and ELL/ESL writing programs; undergraduate and graduate writing degree programs, including rhetoric and composition; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; writing center/writing fellows; service learning; and other programs focused on writing instruction. Submissions should thoughtfully consider how writing specialists fill formal and/or informal leadership roles (both administrative and not) in classrooms and/or programs, with particular attention being given to essays that utilize leadership research/theory.

The Long Twentieth Century (1885-2008): Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:40pm
Goldsmiths, University of London

The Long Twentieth Century(1885-2008):Literature,Politics, Aesthetics
A one day conference

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths, University of London

September 18th 2013

'I see the political potential of art in art itself, in the aesthetic form as such'
-- Raymond Williams
'Literature does politics by simply being literature'
--Jacques Rancière

Keynote Speakers
Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Josh Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London

[UPDATE] The Art of English - London - 21st June

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:13pm
The Art of English

REMINDER: DEADLINE: 28th FEBRUARY 2013

The Art of English
Queen Mary, University of London
Friday 21st June 2013.
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/artofenglish
@artofenglish13
artofenglishconference@gmail.com

Faced with pressure to quantify and possibly to commodify our research and our teaching through the narrow and potentially homogenizing parameters of concepts such as 'impact', many researchers and teachers in English departments seem to retreat from the challenge of affirming what it is that we value in the study and teaching of English.

Call For Papers — Expanded Cinema 3 April 2013

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:29am
Department of Film Studies, University of St Andrews

Call For Papers — Expanded Cinema
3 April 2013
University of St. Andrews

Deadline for proposals: 1st March 2013
Keynote speaker: Dr. Wanda Strauven (University of Amsterdam)

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