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CFP: Bicycles / Bicycling in Literature and Culture, edited collection (proposals 8/1/13, essays 2/1/14)

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:51pm
Jeremy Withers and Daniel Shea, Editors of Collection on Bicycles in Literature and Culture

The American author Charles Morley once said: "The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." As Morley's quote suggests, many people have perceived an intimate connection between cycling and literature, and this edited collection aims to further reflect on that relationship between bicycles and art. We are seeking interdisciplinary essays from scholars interested in analyzing the role and significance of the bicycle in the novels, poems, short stories, plays, memoirs, films, television shows, songs (etc.) of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Essays on texts other than literature and mass media will be considered, so long as they are primarily still engaging in textual or literary analysis.

Beyond Mad Men: Personal and Collective Nostalgia in British and American Period Dramas; SAMLA, Nov 8-10

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:07pm
Anthony Dotterman/Adelphi University

In his article "The Forty Year Itch," Adam Gopnik argues that the past "is not simply a good setting for a good story, but a good setting for you." While Gopnik's article focuses on nostalgia as a cyclical product that imagines "whatever happened or [we] thought to have happened" in American culture in the context of the popularity of AMC's Mad Men, the popularity of the BBC's period drama Downton Abbey complicates Gopnik's hypothesis.

The Family Dynamic as Cultural Zeitgeist: Comparing the Novels of Jonathan Franzen and Jeffery Eugenides; Nov 8-10, SAMLA

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 7:03pm
Anthony Dotterman/Adelphi University

While Jonathan Franzen has "persistently claimed natural descent from Don Delillo," readers have continually compared Franzen to Jeffery Eugenides on the basis of their mutual exploration of Midwestern and generational heritage. Indeed, as Evan Hughes points out, Franzen and his contemporaries have been engaged "in a kind of generational struggle to make sense of the post modern literary legacy . . . especially as a guide to writing about the new, weird America of the eighties and nineties."

Exploring the Dynamics of Media and Communication Education & Research

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:50pm
Media Watch communication journal

Globally media education and research is in its dynamic flux after the emergence of new/social media. The traditional models/process of communications is redefined. Classrooms turned to be virtual and multi-mediated. Teaching and learning began to challenge the concepts of space and time. Teaching and learning becomes more stake-holder centered. Industry and market response is getting narrow casted. Catering for the niche world is vital. Solutions for all problems are now in apps!. Media education will very soon become apps centered.

Exploring the Dynamics of Media Education

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:35pm
Media Watch communication journal

Globally media education and research is in its dynamic flux after the emergence of new/social media. The traditional models/process of communications is redefined. Classrooms turned to be virtual and multi-mediated. Teaching and learning began to challenge the concepts of space and time. Teaching and learning becomes more stake-holder centered. Industry and market response is getting narrow casted. Catering for the niche world is vital. Solutions for all problems are now in apps!. Media education will very soon become apps centered.

[UPDATE} FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: The Subject in/of First-Year Composition [SCMLA New Orleans 10/3/13-10/5/13]

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 2:24pm
Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University

FRESHMAN ENGLISH AND ENGLISH COMPOSITION: The Subject in/of First-Year Composition

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) 70th Annual Convention

New Orleans, LA – October 3-5, 2013

Chair: Thomas W. Reynolds, Jr., Northwestern State University, reynoldst@nsula.edu

The Freshmen English and English Composition panel invites abstracts for individual presentations (15-20 minutes) that address the subject in/of first-year composition.

500-word abstracts should include presenter contact information and paper title.

The deadline to submit abstracts to the session chair (reynoldst@nsula.edu) is March 31, 2012.

The Weird: Fugitive Fictions/Hybrid Genres

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 9:17am
Birkbeck & Institute of English Studies / University of London

Friday 8 November 2013
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

(+ Thursday 7 November: evening event / weird fiction reading: details tbc)

A one day research conference in association with the Centre for Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, exploring the weird literary tradition and the many facets of weird writing. Keynote speakers: S. T. Joshi & Roger Luckhurst.

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