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English Dictionaries in Global and Historical Context

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - 3:07pm
Queen's University Department of English and Strathy Language Unit

Proposals for papers and panels are invited for an interdisciplinary conference on the social, historical and political contexts of English-language dictionaries (unilingual or bilingual; contemporary or historical) as well as other language-reference texts (glossaries, wordlists, grammars, etc.). This conference will be hosted by the Strathy Language Unit and the Department of English at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, June 3-5, 2010.

[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 2:32pm
Rice University

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sharon Marcus; Professor of Literature, Columbia University

As the citizen of the nation becomes the consumer of the multinational corporation, our roles as inhabitants of space become increasingly complicated. Our literature, our faith, our bodies all speak to the different ways that we find to occupy the shifting territories of the postmodern landscape. Looking both to the past and future can help us to discover the real and imagined ways our cultures can develop in more richly and defined ways.

Call for Book Reviews

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:40am
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books that are relevant to feminist or womanist issues from a variety of disciplines. Reviews must be academic in nature and provide an examination of the books' strengths and weaknesses, raising important and relevant questions about the subject under discussion. While no author likes to be overly criticized, reviewers should offer an honest appraisal of the books' argument, readability, research, and overall approach using professional language that is rich and robust without an overabundance of jargon.

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 11:17pm
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania

MISSED CONNECTIONS

The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its 10th annual conference: "Missed Connections." The one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at the Penn Humanities Forum in conjunction with its 2009-2010 topic: "Connections."

Writing into the Profession

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 6:44pm
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Writing Into the Profession:
Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar

September 25-26, 2009

For its fourth interdisciplinary conference in English studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association asks, "What academic work are you engaged in?" This conference is designed to build a sense of community among graduate scholars by providing a forum to present ongoing research in a non-threatening and receptive academic environment. Additionally, this conference is designed to bring graduate scholars into contact with professionals who can answer questions about best practices.

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 12:54pm
Kate Chopin International Society

The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

Please submit 1/2-1 page abstracts on any Kate Chopin topic via e-mail by Friday, June 19, 2008. Papers will need to be presented in no more than 20 minutes.

Address any further questions to Kelli O'Brien, KCIS Conference Coordinator, at kobrien1@memphis.edu.

UPDATE: Pedagogy in the Digital Age: A New Strand in the Pedagogy Tradition? (Due June 30, 2009)

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 12:37pm
SAMLA Special Session Panel (November 6-8, 2009)

Deadline extended

Pedagogy in a digital age or digital pedagogy? The SAMLA special session on pedagogy in the digital age welcomes paper, panel, and performance proposals on topics that deal with all aspects of pedagogy in the digital age, such as the uses of the term "digital pedagogy," defining the term, if that's possible; best digital pedagogical practices in the classroom; the tools of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and student writing; the politics of digital pedagogy; digital pedagogy and literacy (or multi-literacies); digital pedagogy and globalization; and other relevant topics.

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable:NeMLA 2010 Convention:April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 10:02pm
Professor Kim Flugmacher Ballerini/ SUNY@Nassau Community College

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable

Because our students are so immersed in electronic communication, their sensibilities about writing have undergone radical changes. The new narrative they are creating is a very public, shared experience. This roundtable seeks to foster discussion on how composition instruction can capitalize on the collaboration, resource sharing, and creativity that is redefining the act of composing in the 21st century. Please submit inquiries or 250 word proposals along with a brief biographical description in English to Kim.Ballerini@NCC.Edu. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2009.

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable:NeMLA 2010 Convention:April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 9:57pm
Professor Kim Flugmacher Ballerini/ SUNY@Nassau Community College

New Media, New Narrative: Technological Effects on Student Writing Roundtable

Because our students are so immersed in electronic communication, their sensibilities about writing have undergone radical changes. The new narrative they are creating is a very public, shared experience. This roundtable seeks to foster discussion on how composition instruction can capitalize on the collaboration, resource sharing, and creativity that is redefining the act of composing in the 21st century. Please submit inquiries or 250 word proposals along with a brief biographical description in English to Kim.Ballerini@NCC.Edu.

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

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 2:24pm
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State College

Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Annual Convention
Hilton Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

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 500 words to Benjamin Carson at benjamin.carson@gmail.com.

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:03pm
Calee M. Lee / jesuslovestrees.com

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Submissions due September 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 1:23pm
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflects on the latest fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, with a home grown Southern California edge.  OCWeedly will be distributed at consumer based retail outlets, food chains, wellness centers, and all industry specific markets and events. 

Our Editor are looking for cutting edge articles, hybrid texts, ficiton, poetry, as well as satire, comedy, and current events pieces. Localized Southern California issues, as well as wider geographically represented pieces are welcome.

Deadline is continuous

Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations 14-16 July 2010

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 5:26am
Aberystwyth University

http://www.aber.ac.uk/myth2010/

The organisers of Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations would like to invite proposals for panels and papers that explore myth and myth-making in all its guises. The conference will bring together scholars working across creative and critical disciplines, historical periods and theoretical approaches in order to explore the links be-tween story-telling, mythology, histories, identities and ideologies.

Key note speakers include Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) who will be speaking on the theme "What is a National Culture".

Press/Reject!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 9:01am
Richard Burt and Craig Saper

Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Rejectionist Movement

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

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 8:30am
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) between August 1st and September 15th, 2009.

Please include with your abstract:

CFP: Collection on Contested Writing, 6/26/09

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:44am
Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University

Contest(ed) Writing: Reconceptualizing Literacy Competitions(tentative title for edited collection)
Editor: Mary R. Lamb, Clayton State University

Absence

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54am
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.

Absence

"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.

Submission Deadline: 31st July

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics, and the Student/Teacher of English Oct. 16-17, 2009

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 8:29pm
2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies; University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Advertisements and Sponsorships

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 5:09pm
FemRhet 2009 Conference/Michigan State University

Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 Sponsorship Opportunities
Please disregard any cross postings.

We are sending this message to invite your program to participate in one of the most exciting and cutting edge academic conferences in the interdisciplinary intersection of rhetorical studies and feminists studies/practices: Feminisms and Rhetorics 2009 (FemRhet 2009). Participating as a sponsor of FemRhet 2009 is an opportunity for your program to demonstrate its commitment to exploring the complexities of our field and its communities and practices, and to garner the attention of attendees who share in this commitment.

Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity - special issue of Meridian critic, Fall 2009; Deadline for submission: 15 September 2009

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 3:14am
Dr. Cornelia Macsiniuc, University of Suceava, Department of English

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's bicentennial year, the academic journal Meridian critic (The Annals of Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Literature Series) prepares a special section for its second 2009 issue: Poe's Modernity and Postmodernity. We invite submission of papers exploring any aspect that may throw new light on Poe's stature and legitimacy as a cultural myth, on the indebtedness of Western literature, art, and culture to his genius, or on his reception in the various European and transatlantic literary and critical traditions.

Some of the topics that might be taken into consideration are:

CFP: MP Journal (www.academinist.org/mp) Fall 2009 issue

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:53am
MP: an Online Feminist Journal

MP Journal (http://www.academinist.org ) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to feminism and women's studies. Our journal is proudly indexed by Academic Search Premier, EBSCO Host.

We are currently seeking submissions for our fall 2009 edition. Our theme is Anything Goes! Quality, well supported papers on any topic related to feminism or women's studies are welcome for consideration. Please send full text papers as a Word attachment, a 50 word bio, contact information, and a resume /CV to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com by June 29, 2009.

NCSA Call For Papers

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, a new Indian publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, literary-criticism and academic books related to literature is interested to publish doctoral or masters level dissertations on any topic related to literature. Unpublished scholarly works, not previously submitted as a dissertation, are also welcome.

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Registration Announcement

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 9:31am
2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference/Michigan State University

This message is for presenters and possible attendees of the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (i.e., FemRhet 2009).

The registration system for the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference is live and available on our website: http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/registration.html. Also, all presenters have to register by June 15 to be on the FemRhet 2009 program; there's a late fee for registrations after that date. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration.

Jessica Rivait
FemRhet 2009 Planning Committee Member

Immoderation in literature, University of Tours, France, 11/27-28/2009, deadline 08/31/2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:35pm
Université François-Rabelais de Tours, GRAAT, France

Reading great philosophical texts too hastily might induce one to consider moderation to be an ideal of life—while Protagoras maintains that "man is the measure of all things," Epictetus stresses that "once beyond the measure there is no limit," and in his Thoughts Pascal asserts that "to leave the mean is to abandon humanity." Yet, as early as Kant, the excess inherent in immoderation became the necessary condition of beauty—"That is sublime which even to be able to think of demonstrates a faculty of the mind that surpasses every measure of the senses." The imagination thus overtakes the sense, which might partly explain why literature is drawn to immoderation.

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