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Call for Papers, Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University (31 October 2009)

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Monday, August 24, 2009 - 8:36am
Lyn Bennett, Dalhousie University

The editors of Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University invite contributions for online publication in the spring of 2010.

Compendium2 welcomes the submission of theoretical and practice-based essays intended for everyone engaged in the development of writing in post-secondary education. For the journal's third issue, we are interested in hearing from a range of disciplines, and invite submissions that consider the integration of writing and critical thinking as well as those that describe more specific assignments and teaching techniques.

Delineating the Contemporary in American Literature: A Roundtable--2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

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Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:48am
Andrew Schopp/Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable discussion invites analyses that strive to map out, the aesthetic, socio-political, and/or pedagogical parameters of Contemporary American Literature. A decade into the 21st century, does "post-1945" or "post-war" literature still function as a productive category? Have we moved beyond the postmodern? Should multicultural literature still be primarily the province of what we call contemporary? Theoretical investigations are welcome, as are those that examine more practical contingencies (e.g., syllabi construction, anthology development, etc.). 300 word abstracts by Sept. 30, 2009 to Andrew Schopp at schoppa@ncc.edu.

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

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Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:38pm
18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

"Journeys"
April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.

Politics and Literature: Controversial and Revolutionary Fiction - Due Date: October 30

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 7:24pm
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."

Publishing and Professional Development

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:42am
Letizia Guglielmo

We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty). We invite stories that share:

UPDATE: Cinema and Landscape International Conference

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:23am
Cinema and Landscape International Conference

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

Glossing is Glorious, A Ring of Commentary, Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2010; deadline Sept 10, 2009.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 12:44pm
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies; Glossator

Glossing is Glorious.
A Ring of Commentary, A Roundtable Discussion

We seek presentations for a roundtable discussion to be held at the
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010

Medieval commentary offers a synthetic textual form that urges an inquiry into the practice, ethics, poetics, and philosophy of commentary. The intricacies of the dialogue between reader and the text, the interplay among layers of commentary, even the very visual form of the text that resists, not only hierarchy, but which also challenges the reader to approach the process of interpretation with care and a poetics of being, render commentary a multi-dimensional genre.

[UPDATE] Enterprising Creativity: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Graduate Conference)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 4:58am
University of Leeds

(Please note the extended deadline, now 31 August 2009.)

ENTERPRISING CREATIVITY: INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH

[Student-led postgraduate conference]

University of Leeds
Hosted by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
6-7 November 2009

This year, the EU celebrates the 'European Year of Creativity and Innovation', aiming to 'raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development'. What does in mean to innovate in the arts and humanities, and what role does such innovation play in a global society increasingly concerned with the valuation of ideas?

Papers Wanted on American Identity - 11/01/09 Deadline

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 5:20pm
St. John's University Humanities Review

Greetings fellow scholars,

This is a call for papers for the fall 2009 Humanities Review, a literary journal for the St. John's University English Department in Queens, NY.

Our current theme focuses on the polyvalent agencies at play within the construction of contemporary American Identity.

We are also strongly requesting cover art submissions that best exemplify the theme. Cover art open to drawing, painting, photography, and digital art. Limited color or mono-chrome are preferred. Please submit .TIFF FILES ONLY @ 800 dpi to the email address below.

Some matters to consider:

Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession -- Deadline 12/15/2009

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 9:43pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association -- 2010 Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

Submission Deadline: 12/15/09 (Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09)

October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 3:15pm
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by August 31, 2009.

Obsolescence. (2/13-2/15/2010)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 3:40pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

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

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 3:30pm
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.

If We're Writing about Writing, Then What Kind of Writing Do We Assign? (NEMLA; April 7-11 2010; Montreal, Canada)

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Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 12:49am
Heather Urbanski

The recent focus within Composition Studies on the Writing About Writing approach (introduced by Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs) has raised important questions regarding many elements of Composition pedagogy. Composition specialists across the country, including but not limited to Writing Program Administrators, have begun considering the impact of this approach on both a global level, such as the place of writing within the overall university curriculum, and more locally, including considerations such as reading and writing assignments in the classroom. Working within that context, this panel looks at the types of writing that can and perhaps should be assigned to college composition students across all levels of a vertical writing curriculum.

John Updike and Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick: In Memoriam

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 4:48pm
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invites creative and critical submissions on the life, work, and influence of John Updike and/or Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick. The journal will be accepting submissions through Sept.1 for its second issue to be released in 2010. Submissions may be papers, shorter commentaries, poems, critical-fiction, reflectional/personal essays, or reviews.

For this particular Call for Papers, we accept emailed submissions. Please submit up to 8,000 words (excerpts of longer works are acceptable) of prose (or genre-bending pieces) to:
 ljohns56@uic.edu

Women in Higher Education (October 01, 2009)

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:51am
Studies in the Humanities

The December, 2009 issue of Studies in the Humanities is seeking essay submissions for a special issue on the subject of "Theoretical Perspectives on Women in Higher Education." The editors will cast their net widely: we will seek thesis-driven, innovative essays about women and their experience as students, administrators, and faculty in Normal Schools, colleges, seminaries, and universities that examine pedagogical, scholarly, and research practices in light of (but not to exclusive to) cultural, feminist, gender, historical, rhetorical, and socio-political epistemologies.

THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS: Povocative Epigraphs and Subtitles; 2010 MLA Proposed Special Session, Jan 6-9, 2011

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:04pm
Stephen E. Severm / West Texas A&M University

Request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2010 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA. The session will explore provocative sub-titles or epigraphs in individual works of post-Renaissance fiction. Papers that engage recent theories of paratextual elements by scholars such as Jerome McGann and Gérard Genette are especially welcome, as are those analyses that merge rhetorical and literary perspectives

Please submit 500-word abstracts to Dr. Steve Severn by March 15th 2010.

Electronic submissions are preferred: (ssevern@mail.wtamu.edu)

Paper copies may be mailed to:
Dr. Stephen E. Severn
West Texas A&M University
Box 60908

Spring 2010 (March 31-April 3) PCA/ACA Conference --Women's Studies Area

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference. The organization is interdisciplinary and the conference offers an opportunity to work across and within traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Rhetorics of New Media

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 7:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

"Alien to You? Not to Me: Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Films, TV, and Literature as Popular Culture"

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

CFP: Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa) (1/15/2010)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:25pm
Matthew S. S. Johnson / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Call for Papers: Rhetoric/Composition/Play: How Electronic Games Mediate Composition Theory and Practice (and Vice Versa)

Computer and video games continue to inundate the entertainment market, and culture along with it. Traditional text games, adventure games, first-person shooters, the immersive worlds of role-playing games (massively multiplayer or otherwise), simulations, "casual" games such as solitaire, and even web advertisements posing as games have formed a landscape rich with opportunities to examine composition-rhetoric's history, theory, pedagogy, and practice, where scholars can use, examine, and imagine the impact of games and gaming on writing.

Peer English 5 - Call for Papers

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:23am
Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

[UPDATE] CFP Call for Editors for Red Feather Journal

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:58pm
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

UPDATE: Call for Editors: Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children's Media Culture (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Due to the wonderful response, our Editorial Board is now complete and we are suspending our call for Board members at this time.

Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture - February 10-13, 2010 - Abstract Deadline December 15, 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 4:13pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

CFP: Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31th Annual Conference

Conference Date: February 10-13, 2010
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009
Priority Registration Deadline: November 1, 2009

[Update] Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 6:34pm
CUNY Graduate Center

REMINDER DEADLINE 8/15

"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest

The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.

Responding to traumatic narrative in the context of the college writing classroom

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 4:33pm
Jeanie Tietjen

Despite significant instructional counsel against disclosure of personal trauma, students in writing classrooms regularly choose to represent traumatic experiences in composition. This roundtable at the Spring 2010 Montreal NEMLA conference solicits reflection and inquiry on the presence of trauma, especially in composition courses. Please send 150 word abstract to jtietjen@massbay.edu by September 15.

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 5:04am
University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures. It focuses on the cross-currents of attraction and repulsion at the turn of the century. This event asks whether affinities exist innately in the body as psychological and emotional connections, and investigates those affinities which are cultural constructions. It questions whether affinities are permanent or can be eroded by the passage of time.

We invite research students from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to present papers considering affinities across the threshold of the Victorian and Modernist worlds.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

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