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Teaching William Dean Howells (American Literature Association, Boston, MA: May 24-27, 2011)

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 5:06pm
Lance Rubin/The William Dean Howells Society

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for a panel at the 2011 ALA in Boston that deal with any and all issues related to teaching Howells in the classroom. What has succeeded? What obstacles do you face? We are especially interested in presentations that offer insights into teaching Howells to undergraduate students and/or with such mega-anthologies as the Heath and Norton. Also important are presentations exploring the use of the vast resources of the media and the Internet.

Please submit your 200-250 word abstract and a current CV (or any inquiries) to Lance Rubin at lance.rubin@arapahoe.edu by September 7, 2010.

Filming the Internet [SCMS Panel *Abstract deadline August 8th*, Conference March 10-13]

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 1:05pm
Anthony Coman

In the early 1980's cinema began an ongoing relationship with a new young medium: the internet. Since the early depictions of hackers like Flynn in Tron (1982) and David in War Games (1983), as the technology has become ubiquitous in homes and in places of work, the internet has achieved increasing prominence in a variety of film genres. Internet films have been used as a locus for philosophizing about human nature (The Matrix (1999)) and as a method of contemporizing remakes (You've Got Mail (1998)); they have been integrated into existing genres (Weird Science (1985), Fear Dot Com (2002), Chat Room (2010)), and have reflected on the business of the internet in documentary (startup.com (2001)) and feature length films (The Social Network (2010).

IALJS-6: "Literary Journalism: Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis" - 12-14 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 5:38am
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 12-14 May 2011. The conference will be held at the Département des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication (SIC) at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom--(12/15/10, 4/20-23/2011)

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Monday, July 26, 2010 - 12:53am
SW TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Popular Culture and the Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association & PCA/ACA Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal Deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference Hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone 1-210-223-1000

Papers (panelists) needed to examine role of popular culture in today's classrooms (which includes secondary classrooms or college classrooms) at the Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference (meeting with the PCA/ACA) April 20-23, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.

The Wiregrass Graduate Conference

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 11:39pm
Valdosta State University

August 6 deadline!
We encourage submissions on any topics related to English Studies.

Guest speakers include:
author Dr. Niles Reddick & poet Dr. Brigitte Byrd

Suggested categories include:

· Media Studies

· Popular Culture

· World Literature

· Genre Literature

· British Literature

· American Literature

· Pedagogy

· Composition and Rhetoric

and (writing about) Creative Writing

CFP: Borderlands and Breaking Points: Tension Across the 49th Parallel

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 9:16pm
Kyle Conway, University of North Dakota

CFP: Borderlands and Breaking Points: Tension Across the 49th Parallel

Edited by Kyle Conway and Timothy Pasch

For a certain class of phenomena, the logic of the national border--that is, the logic of the controlled passage from one side to the other--does not hold. Crime operates by definition outside of the legal frameworks on either side of a border. Rivers flow across borders, regardless of the actions of the governments whose territories they affect. Native communities, in particular those on the U.S.-Canadian border, enjoy sovereign status that gives their members special rights when crossing the border.

Reconstruction 10.2, Expertise as Knowledge

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 5:45pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction Issue 10.2: Expertise as Knowledge

Edited by Marc A. Ouellette

Commentary:

Editor's Introduction, Marc A. Ouellette

Articles

Kirsty Best, "Concealing screens: Consent, control and the desiring user"

Scott Francisco, "The Innovation Paradox: How Innovation Products Threaten the Innovation Process"

John V. Knapp, "Literary Quests in Sachar's HOLES: A Middle & High School Game for Literary Learning"

Marc A. Ouellette, "Veni, Vidi, Wiki: Expertise as knowledge and a technocratic generation"

David Prescott-Steed, "Doodle Culture: Meditations on the Great Idle Scrawl"

Jason Tocci, "Arcadian Rhythms: Gaming and Interaction in Social Space"

Reviews

CFP: Call for Contributions on "the depiction of Indigenous bodies"

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 2:46pm
Jura Gentium Cinema

The online journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking articles (3,000-5,000 words) for a special issue on the depiction of Indigenous bodies in motion pictures, from "Apocalypto" to the "Whale Rider".

The articles should critically address cinematic representations of Indigenous cultures that either idealize or negate the Other, while also drawing attention to how films subvert and re-write these representations as part of Indigenous people effort to reclaim their own images and rendering on the silver screen.

Film reviews should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Asian Conference on Education - CFP extended to September 1, 2010

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 10:47am
The International Academic Forum

http://ace.iafor.org/Submissions.html

Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

Conference on 'Managing Business Development in Globalized World: Strategies for Excellence' 4th-5th Feb,2011

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Friday, July 23, 2010 - 12:44pm
Prestige Institute of Management Dewas

Pr C O N - 2 0 1 1
Fourth National Conference on Managing Business Development in Globalized World: Strategies for Excellence

4th-5th Feb, 2011 - Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts that demonstrate original unpublished research focused on verity of aspects needed to achieve Strategies for Excellence, selected papers of the registered delegates, out of those accepted for presentation in the conference will be published in the form of book, which will be released during the conference.

THEMES

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Inquire

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Friday, July 23, 2010 - 6:56am
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire invites submissions from graduate students that clearly strive to reconsider traditional topics in new ways or to take up less canonical forms, genres, and methodologies. We encourage submissions that take an interdisciplinary and innovative approach to describe and discuss the production, dissemination, and reception of literature in all forms across languages, cultures, and national borders.

Guidelines: original work not submitted to another journal, complete essays in English, 5-7,000 words (including bibliography and endnotes), MLA format, 12-pt font, double-spaced throughout, include a separate cover sheet with name, institutional affiliation, email, an abstract (200 words), and a short biography (100 words).

Call for Contributions on 'The Last Film' - deadline October 4, 2010

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Friday, July 23, 2010 - 5:10am
Jura Gentium Cinema

Jura Gentium Cinema

Call for Contributions on 'The Last Film'

International contributions are sought for a dossier of articles converging around the idea of the last film.

Last-ness could apply to:

• The last film made in a certain jurisdiction, e.g. the last film made in ex-countries, e.g. GDR / USSR / Czechoslovakia / Yugoslavia, etc.,

• The last film made under a dictator or leader, e.g. Franco / Tito / Stalin / Hoxha / Blair, etc.

• The last film made by a defunct studio or by a company that has disappeared.

• The last film reflecting a particular ethos or made during an event-defined time frame (e.g. Communism, Vietnam, Apartheid).

Four Corners Conference on Globalization

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:21pm
Languages Literature and Mass communication

Second Annual Four Corners Conference, 2010: Globalization
Past, Present and Future Impacts: Real and Imagined—a Dialogue on Globalization

Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 30-July-2010

On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to inform you of the:
Four Corners Conference on Globalization Mesa State College
Grand Junction, CO
22 October—23 October 2010
Website: www.mesastate.edu/spanish/fcc

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Tony Payan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies.

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture (April 23 2011)

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:00pm
madison moore /Yale University

What is street style, and what is the relationship between style, "the street," and popular culture? How have the Internet, digital cameras and other technologies impacted how we understand the way we dress? In what ways does street style engage with broader issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality?

The Urban Catwalk: Fashion and Street Culture, a one-day symposium at Yale University, aims to investigate and openly discuss the relationships between street style and identity. We are interested in papers that approach street style from a contemporary lens, but also encourage papers with more of an historical perspective.

Cultural Studies Association (3/24,25,26/11): Critical, and Cultural, Approaches to Music

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:59pm
Sheila Liming

Though often considered most at home in literature and language arts, cultural studies has, from time to time, lent its critical eye toward music. Major figures associated with the history and methods of cultural studies, including G.W.F. Hegel, Theodor Adorno, and Edward Said, left their more familiar realms of study to consider and write critically about music. This panel aspires to follow that historical trend and present a variety of presentations which highlight theoretical approaches to music and music criticism consistent with the methods of cultural studies.

11th Annual SALA Conference, Los Angeles, January 7-8 2011: Transnational Realisms and Post R<!--break-->

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 11:22am
11th Annual South Asian Literary Association Conference: Transnational Realisms and Post Realisms in South Asian Literature and Culture

This conference examines ways in which South Asian realist and postrealist writers unsettle and rework realist codes. South Asian cultural and narrative forms are erased or occluded in the realism/anti-realism debate. The normative account in literary histories posits realism as the precursor to modernism. South Asian literary realisms diverge from, and are discontinuous with, the long history of debate about Platonic and neo-Platonic art as copying a copy of the real.

[UPDATE] WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE: OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, SEXUAL POLITICS, AND THE STATUS QUO (8/1/2010; 10/21-23)

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 10:59am
South Carolina State University

WOMEN AND POPULAR CULTURE:
OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, SEXUAL POLITICS, AND THE STATUS QUO
CONFERENCE AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21-23, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL (SPELMAN COLLEGE), PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION, ANNA JULIA COOPER PROFESSOR OF WOMEN'S STUDIES

"Perfect Harmony" and "melting strains". Music in Early Modern Culture between Sensibility and Abstraction; 1.-3.Dec.2011

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:54am
Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany; SFB 644 Transformations of Antiquity

In Early Modern culture, philosophers, musicians, theologians, and poets grappled with the ambivalent nature of music. Music was perceived as a phenomenon occupying an ambiguous position between mathematical abstraction and sensual experience. In the Pythagorean-Platonic tradition, music was understood as euphonic mathematics replicating the perfection and beauty of a transcendent cosmic order. At the same time, the emotive and physiological effects of actual musical experience proved it to be a sensuous phenomenon of insistent immediacy and affective power.

ABWFA 1st Global Session on Terror

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:36pm
ABWFA

Reservation Deadline: August 15, 2010
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010
Paper Submission Deadline: December 31, 2010

From the schoolyards to the far reaches of the earth, terrorism has become one of the largest problems humankind faces in our modern world. Terrorism takes on many forms; psychological bullying, personal insults, abuse of political power, religious intolerance, race and gender slurs. The product of terrorism is fear and hatred and can possibly spin itself into a web of physical violence against individuals, groups and entire nations.

Practice-Led Research in the Arts (09/01/2010)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:43pm
Creative Industries Journal

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Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts

Creative Industries Journal (Intellect)
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=145/

The Creative Industries Journal is planning a Special Issue on Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries.

Ideas for papers looking at any aspect of Practice-Led Research in the Arts are greatly welcomed, as are "work-in-progress" suggestions. Approaches to Practice-Led Research in the Arts/Creative Industries - from all disciplines that work in the area - are greatly encouraged.

[UPDATE]Memory of Borders, Borders of Memory: Life Writing at a Distance: NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011; submissions due Sept 30, 2010

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

This panel invites papers on "Life Writing at a Distance," broadly defining both life writing and "distance" as spatial/geographical or temporal remove: Topobiography; eco-biography; heroic memoirs; missionary and spiritual autobiography; letters and epistolary life narratives; life narrative of/in place; biography, memoir and autobiography in exile; expatriate memoirs; life narratives in travel and tourism; ethnoautobiography; migrant memoir and testimony. Please submit 300-word abstract and brief cv by September 30, 2010, to Mary Goodwin, National Taiwan Normal University, profgood@hotmail.com.

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