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Rhetoric Society of America - Panel on Neurological Difference

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 10:47am
Jordynn Jack

We are seeking a third speaker for a proposed panel on rhetoric and public controversies about neurological difference. Possible topics could include recent debates about post-partum depression, treatment of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system, pharmaceutical treatment for children with depression, ADHD, and so on.

Submit title and 250 word abstract to jjack@email.unc.edu.

Deadline: September 15, 2009.

Public/Sex: Connecting Sexuality and Service Learning--A Special Issue of Reflections

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 4:58pm
Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy

The spring 2010 issue of Reflections will explore the interplay between sexuality and literacy, asking us to reconsider the normative structures that position us as particular kinds of sexed/sexualized/gendered people, with certain trajectories of desire and intimacy. We invite authors and artists to reflect with us on community work (broadly conceived) that challenges our normative understanding of "service," "learning," "community," and "citizenship," particularly with regard to the multiple and intersecting discourses of gender and sexuality. What are the different ways in which we approach these issues? What are different ways in which these issues are already gendered, already sexualized?

[UPDATE] Writing Faculties: Intersections of Creativity and Pedagogy (NeMLA April 7-11, 2010; due 9/15/09)

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Annual Conference, Montreal

The purpose of this panel is to mark intersections between creativity and pedagogy, focusing on teacher-poets.

How does working in a classroom inform the making of poetry?

Papers are invited on poetry by educators. Authors that might be considered include Philip Levine, Gerald Locklin, Tony Hoagland, and Nathan Graziano. While this will be a critical panel, presenters might also comment on their own creative compositions inspired by or about teaching.

Please send abstracts (250-350 words) to Noel Sloboda (njs16@psu.edu) before September 15th, 2009.

UPDATE: The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:08pm
Grace Wetzel / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The Cultures of Literature and Composition: Revisiting the Relationship (roundtable)

In 2002, Peter Elbow proposed that the Cultures of Literature and Composition learn from one another to both improve scholarship and pedagogy and heal the longstanding gulf between the two fields. Since the publication of Elbow's article, how has the relationship between Composition and Literary Studies changed? What challenges remain to inhibit their alliance?

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

Call for Papers

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Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

Women and the Gendering of Gossip, Talk and Communication Practices across Media – edited collection – Deadline November 15 2009

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 7:22pm
Sarah Burcon & Melissa Ames

This collection, to be published by McFarland press, aims to update existing theories of orality in the light of technological advancements which have altered communication practices on a large scale. Although these shifts in communication practices affect both genders, this book looks specifically at how the last century of technological inventions have specifically affected women's means of communication. Women have long been stereotypically associated with the oral realm. We aim to reexamine the so-called essentialist notion of women's relation to oral culture by attending to their shifting practices at the onset of the 21st century.

[UPDATE]Re-Imagining First-Year Composition - NEMLA 2010 (deadline September 30, 2009)

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:14pm
Carol-Ann Farkas/Northeast Modern Language Association

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition Roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting, Montreal Canada, April 7-11, 2010.

In this roundtable session, participants will discuss how they have met the demands of First-Year Composition's various constituents, including non-composition faculty and students, and will share innovative approaches to make the course more effective, specific, challenging-and enjoyable. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements via email to Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, carol-ann.farkas@mcphs.edu. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.

Call for Book Reviews

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Friday, September 4, 2009 - 12:01pm
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities: an Online Open Access E-Journal (ISSN 0975–2935) is looking for publishers and authors who are interested in getting their books reviewed by our reviewers. The journal features articles and book reviews on the following areas:
* English Literature
* Literature written in other languages
* Indian Writings in English
* Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
* Cultural Studies
* Aesthetic Studies
* Critical theories
* Literature and Environment
* Visual Arts
* Photography
* Digital Arts
* Philosophy and Art
* History of Art

Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 5:43pm
Phil Heldrich, Southwest Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Phil Heldrich, CW Pedagogy Area Chair
pheldrich@sbcglobal.net
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fee Deadline 12/15/09)

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

CFP: Converging at the Vanishing Point (ECWCA Apr 8-10, 2010)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 3:58pm
East Central Writing Center Association

Writing centers are at an interesting time in our history. During the past two decades, many of us—in four-year and two-year institutions, and even secondary schools—have moved from the margins to the center as we become more professionalized, better funded and more physically visible in well-designed spaces. In essence, we have converged with larger institutional structures and missions.
• What have we gained from this convergence? And what price do we pay?
• When we give up being marginalized, do we sacrifice independence?
• Do we risk giving up important parts of our identity—or vanishing altogether?
• What aspects of your writing center are in danger of vanishing? What aspects would you like to see vanish? How or why?

Assessing the Effectiveness of First-Year Writing Programs (11/1/2009, CEA 3/25-27/2010)

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 3:30pm
Jerry Alexander / College English Association

March 25-27, 2010
San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel
209 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

The CEA invites proposals for papers focused on the assessment of college-level freshman writing programs. Topics might include but are not limited to the use of outside assessors, standardized tests (NSSE, CLA, etc.), or departmental self-assessment. General questions include, "What makes a freshman writing program effective and how can we assess that effectiveness?"

Graphic Novels, comics, and Popular Culture-CFP SWPCA 2010

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:07pm
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

CFP-SWPCA-Call for Papers/presentations-Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture 2010 conference

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture
Any Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.

Some topics could include

The Politics of Our Shared Learning Space NeMLA April 7-11 2010 Montreal, Quebec

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 2:03pm
Jennifer Keating-Miller

This round table discussion seeks to explore the history of the university in harboring or stifling the development of grassroots politics, the contention of fundamentalist and humanist viewpoints in university classrooms and the significance of informal educational development in communities historically distrustful of hierarchies associated with governments, universities and churches. Please send paper proposals of no more than 500 words via email to Jennifer Keating-Miller at jtkeatingmiller@gmail.com.
Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

[UPDATE] New deadline Theories and Forms of Allegory from Middle Age to Modernity international conference Contributors needed!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:56am
Carlo Tirinanzi de Medici - Università di Trento

--English version below --
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Lʼallegoria: teorie e forme tra medioevo e modernità
Per comprendere la letteratura occidentale quello di allegoria è un concetto cardine, si
tratti di testi medievali, dove lʼallegoria era istituzionalizzata nel sistema dei quattro livelli
ermeneutici del testo (letterale, morale, allegorico e anagogico), oppure di testi moderni
che spesso sono stati letti, almeno dalla lezione di Walter Benjamin in avanti, come testi
allegorici.
Tra le due fasi, medioevale e moderna, cʼè uno scarto forte nella sistemazione teorica
dellʼallegoria. Se nel medioevo essa era rigidamente codificata, sia che la si consideri

MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal, www.academinist.org/mp

Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

[UPDATE] "I can always find out: Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation"

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:07pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 10.2 Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation

The concept for this special 10th-anniversary issue of Reconstruction stems from two intersecting strands. First, Engelbaert and Licklider's original conception of what has become the Internet was a device for the "augmentation of human intellect." Second, when Theodore Roszak conducted his seminal study on the "counter culture" of the 1960s, among his conclusions was the centrality of technocrats and the technocracy as the pre-eminent authority in North American culture and as the target of youthful resistance.

The Politics of Consumption: (Re)presenting and (Trans)forming Identities, February 19-20, 2010

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 11:24am
Arizona State University’s Southwest English Graduate Symposium

Arizona State University's Southwest English Graduate Symposium (SWEGS) announces a call for papers for the Spring 2010 conference entitled "The Politics of Consumption: (Re)presenting and (Trans)forming Identities" on February 19-20, 2010.

With the theme "The Politics of Consumption: (Re)presenting and (Trans)forming Identities" this year's Symposium aims to provide the opportunity for students across multiple disciplines to explore this broad theme in terms of politics, food, economics, identity construction, power dynamics, material culture, language, popular culture, art, education, media, technology and any other applications imaginable.

[UPDATE] Indigenous Literatures of Native North America (NeMLA, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 2:09pm
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State College

Panel: Indigenous Literatures of Native North America

The Indigenous Literatures of Native North America panel welcomes papers that address the works of indigenous North American writers. Special consideration will be given to papers that address the work of Thomas King, Louise Halfe, Lee Maracle, Rita Mestokosho, Armand Ruffo, and Richard Van Camp, and other indigenous Canadian writers. Submit abstracts of 300-500 words to Benjamin Carson at benjamin.carson@gmail.com.

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2009

The Comic Satan

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:38pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference 3/31 to 4/4/10

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, MO,
3/31/10 to 4/4/10
Comedy and Humor Area

Devilish Drollery: The Evil One as Comic Figure in
Modern and Contemporary Literature, the Arts, and Popular Culture.

We are seeking panel presentations that will examine Satan's many contemporary representations and inflections in American popular culture. Our purpose will be to explore complex, comic representations of evil and the new meanings that such images of Satan create within our culture.

Comedy and Humor, 3/31/10-4/4/10

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:33pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 Nat'l Conference
St. Louis, MO, 3/31 to 4/4/10

Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area

We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're very open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:

CFP: Great Plains Alliance for Computers & Writing

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:01pm
Matt Barton/St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University is proud to host the 2009 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) conference. The conference will be held on October 23rd and 24th at St. Cloud State University, overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We invite everyone interested in the role that computers and computer-mediated technologies play in composition to participate in this year's conference.

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition - NEMLA 2010 (deadline September 30, 2009)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 11:56am
Carol-Ann Farkas/Northeast Modern Language Association

Re-Imagining First-Year Composition Roundtable at the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting, Montreal Canada, April 7-11, 2010.
In this roundtable session, participants will discuss how they have met the demands of First-Year Composition's various constituents, including non-composition faculty and students, and will share innovative approaches to make the course more effective, specific, challenging-and enjoyable. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements via email to Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, carol-ann.farkas@mcphs.edu. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.

New Beginnings

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 11:31am
Journal of South Texas English Studies

The Journal for South Texas English Studies, a blind-peer-reviewed publication, is seeking submissions for its inaugural edition, which has been aptly themed "New Beginnings." The first edition will be published online on December 1, 2009. New beginnings occur when anything new is attempted, when one literary period changes to another, when an author pens a coming-of-age novel, when technology profoundly changes culture, when a new literary theory is debuted, when a new literary technique is attempted, when new theories emerge, and when communities are threatened by new challenges. As you can see, this is an open-ended theme. Papers not connected to the theme will be considered, but those that follow the theme have the best chance to be published.

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