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Civic Literacy and Social Action in American Women's Journalism (NeMLA, April 3-6, 2014)

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 5:11pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

At the turn of the twentieth century, American journalism opened up new opportunities for women to establish professional identities as writers and social advocates. This panel invites papers addressing how female reporters used journalism to heighten readers' awareness of, and civic involvement in, crucial issues facing America at the turn of the twentieth century. In what various ways did female reporters promote civic literacy? How did women journalists construct a persuasive ethos capable of spurring social change? What audiences did they move to action, and through what rhetorical strategies? Send 300-500 word abstracts and brief bio to Grace Wetzel, St. Joseph's University, gwetzel@sju.edu

NeMLA 2014: Bridging the Gap: Integrating Social Media into the College Writing Classroom

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 3:13pm
NeMLA

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel seeks proposals that demonstrate awareness of technology's effect on discourse - not simply as a means of delivery, but as a mode of signification necessary for today's college composition students. We hope to stimulate a conversation about facilitating our students' engagement with these discourses in the writing classroom by exploring deep structural integration of technology in these courses. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to William Magrino and Peter Sorrell, wmagrino@rci.rutgers.edu.

The Photographic Moment in Literature; SAMLA 2013; Nov 08-10; Atlanta

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 1:34pm
Elizabeth Howie and Tripthi Pillai, Coastal Carolina University

This special session invites papers that explore the interplay of literature and photography, particularly as manifested in the photographical logics operating within the literatures that predate the advent of photography. What is the place of the ocular (the photographical/the photographic image) in literature? How are self-reflexivity, interiority, memory, and subjectivity performed as photographic moments within literature? What does the insertion of a photographic moment suggest in terms of interruptions, digressions, or linear movements within a novel? How does the stillness of a moment in a play borrow or differ from the stasis of a photograph? What, if any, are the coincidences of poetic and photographic lenses?

The Communication Review

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:04am
Michael L. Wayne/University of Virginia

The Communication Review is an interdisciplinary journal bridging the fields of communications and media studies currently accepting manuscripts for publication in 2014. We particularly encourage historical and feminist scholarship and invite submissions from those employing critical theoretical and empirical approaches to those seeking to create new knowledge across conventional disciplinary boundaries.

Religion and Migration in the Black Sea Region- Edited Collection of Essays

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 9:44am
Eleni Sideri and Lydia Roupakia/ International Hellenic University, Greece

The Black Sea region is currently being transformed from a closed sea - due to the legacy of the Cold War - to a bridge facilitating human, economic and cultural flows. The strategic importance of the Sea as a crossroads of civilizations and religions is gradually gaining wide recognition. The various types of migration from and into the region have contributed to new renegotiations of differences between "us" and "them" and have reinforced the need to (re)think, (re)vise and (re)invent definitions of belonging. In the context of these new mobilities, processes of dislocation and resettlement have also resulted in a resignification of religious practice and religious identity.

Representations of Gender and Sexuality in John Dos Passos's Writing

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 8:00am
John Dos Passos Society

Like his modernist contemporaries, John Dos Passos engages themes of gender and sexuality. But unlike many of his contemporaries, his works may allow for relatively progressive readings of gender relations, understandings and representations of homosexuality, media-centered representations of the sexualized body, etc. Such progressivism may be due to his inherently activist stance during his writing career. However, merely writing during the first half of the 20th century may dictate a certain amount of problematic representation.

Call for Chapters - Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts (Edited Volume)

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:07am
Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany) and Dr. Kathy-Ann Tan (University of Tübingen, Germany)



We are looking for contributors to our volume of critical essays on _Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts_ (working title). The book aims to provide an interdisciplinary overview of, as well as new approaches to, existing notions of home in its many different facets. The two editors of the collection are literary and cultural studies scholars; approaches from other disciplines, such as history, sociology, urban studies, art, media and visual studies, architecture, legal studies, philosophy, psychology, etc., are, however, highly encouraged. The book contract has been secured with a reputable German university press. Aimed date of publication is Fall 2014.