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States of Crisis - Graduate Student Conference - Friday, 9 October 2009

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 11:31pm
Department of English and American Literature, Brandeis University

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Since its origin in the ancient Greek krisis, "decision," related to krites, a judge, the term crisis has referred to ideas of discernment, evaluation, criticism, and sifting of evidence. In literary studies, for example, one can see moments of crisis in shifting aesthetics and changing genres as well as in literary tradition(s), character representation, and ideas of narrative. Drawing on interdisciplinary approaches and scholarship, this conference will explore different responses to the idea of crisis in the humanities and social sciences.

Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline March 15, 2009)

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 4:49pm
PAMLA- Tiffany Hutabarat


This panel is open to any paper submissions dealing with the reading, adaptation, pedagogical use or critical interpretation of children's literature.


Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
Themes in children's literature, past to present
Role of friends and enemies
Adults as villains
Evolving ideologies of children's literature
Classroom use of children's literature (elementary, secondary or higher education curriculums)
Reception of children's literature, past and present
Adaptation of children's literature into film or television
Critical studies on specific genres and/or periods of children's literature

Celebrating the Dead: Annniversaries and the Literary Afterlife - 22 April 2009 [Update]

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Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:25pm
University of Bristol

This postgraduate conference will explore the rituals and ceremonies of literary commemoration from a variety of perspectives, and in various literary periods. Proposals are invited that examine how anniversaries contribute to the ways in which afterlives are remembered, sustained, and given their distinctive shapes.

Plenary Speaker: Professor Adam Piette (University of Sheffield)

Topics which may be covered include, but are not limited to:

1) The literature of celebration: ritual and ceremony, anniversary,
repetition and the cyclical event

2) The literature of commemoration: elegies, epitaphs, and posthumous
publications - our duties to the dead

UNDERGRAD: HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conf. / Reading, PA / 18 Apr. 2009 Conf. -- 20 Mar. Proposals

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 11:46pm
Higher Education Council of Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference

The decennial Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County (PA) will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Reading Area Community College (Reading, PA).

The HECBC invites undergraduate students of all majors to participate in this multidisciplinary event by displaying their work in one of the following conference formats:
• individual or panel paper-presentations
• poster presentations
• musical, theatrical, or oratorical performances
• artistic or technical exhibitions
The conference theme is "Juggling Ambiguity," but students' work does not have to address this theme.

Arts of the Present - October 22-25, 2009 (Deadline April 1, 2009)

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 10:16am
A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

A.S.A.P.: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present
Launch Conference: "ASAP 1: Arts of the Present"

October 22-25, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee

Plenaries: Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Sianne Ngai, Anton Vidokle

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A.S.A.P. is an international, nonprofit association dedicated to discovering and articulating the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and political identities of the contemporary arts.

RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (grad) (EXTENDED 03/11/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 11:45pm
Gretchen Bartels

RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of rhetoric and composition. Potential topics may include but are not limited to the following:
Writing Pedagogy
Writing across the Disciplines (WAC) / Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
Post-process theory
Writing Centers
Visual Rhetoric
Political Rhetoric
Aristotelian Rhetoric
Plato and Rhetoric

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be emailed to Gretchen Bartels (g.bartels@gmail.com) by March 11, 2009. Please include the abstract in the text of the email (no attachments). Indicate any audio/visual needs you may have.

Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 2:43pm
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of JAC

In the context of the widespread intoxication with digital technology, JAC plans a special issue that reconsiders what Jacques Derrida calls "the question of the animal." As we become persuaded by the ways in which "human being" and human existence are forever altered by digital technologies, the animal question continues to reassert itself, challenging us to develop a more rigorous understanding of the
myriad ways in which nonhuman animals historically have served to define what it means to be "human."

Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 5:21pm
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The conference theme is "Ireland: Medieval to Modern," but papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any topic related to Irish and Irish Diaspora Studies, and presentations may be given in English or in Irish. The plenary speakers are Mary O'Malley and Brian Ó Conchubhair; Louis de Paor will be awarded the Charles F. Fanning Medal for his contribution to Irish Studies.

Please send 200-word abstracts to Beth Lordan, Director, Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program. The deadline for submission is July 1, 2009.

Inside Out/Outside In: A Shakespeare in Performance Conference, 20-25 October 2009

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 11:22am
The American Shakespeare Center in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe

The American Shakespeare Center, in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe in London, will host its fifth Blackfriars Conference, "Inside Out/Outside In," in honor of Andy Gurr in Staunton, Virginia, from 20-25 October 2009. Registration fee includes tickets to the ASC productions of 1 Henry IV, Merry Wives, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Rehearsal by George Villier (et al); opening and closing banquets; a special presentation by the ASC actors honoring the work of Andy Gurr; and Paul's Menzer's Shakespeare on Ice, a play and cocktail party.

2009 North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 9:21am
Kevin Brock

North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing
"Perceptions and (mis)Representations: Writing in Secondary and Post-Secondary Classrooms"
October 16-17, 2009
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Sessions on Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication at RMMLA (Mar 1; Oct 8-10)

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Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 9:45pm
Gary L. Hatch

For any of the sessions below submit a title and abstract (100-150 words)
to the session chair. See
http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/conf09Snowbird/default.asp.
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Classical Rhetoric in Modern Contexts: Classical Rhetoric in Modern
Literatures and Film*
William J. McCarthy, 634 Marshall Road SW, Vienna, VA 22180; 703-200-
1873; mccarthy_at_cua.edu

Rhetoric of Humor: The Moves that Make us Laugh*
Jeff Swift, 4198 JFSB, English Dept, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
84602; 801-422-3565; jswift8_at_gmail.com

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] New Journal Issue: Sense and Sensation

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:33am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
  
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to 8th March, 2009
Send to: slamphilament_at_usyd.edu.au

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
themselves.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Rhetoric Society of America sessions at MLA

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 7:41pm
Jordynn Jack

We are seeking proposals for RSA's sponsored panel at MLA 2009, in
Philadelphia. The conference runs from December 27-30.

Rhetoric in the City

Possible topicsâ€"Any aspect of the history of rhetoric or of rhetorical
education in and for specific cities or locales; interrogations of
architectural or city space and rhetorical theory, rhetorics of space.

Please send 250-word abstracts, CV, and contact information by March 1 to
Jordynn Jack (jjack_at_email.unc.edu <mailto:jjack_at_email.unc.edu>).

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:23am
Gretchen Bartels

This is a proposed panel for the graduate student conference (dis)junctions
2009: Brave New Worlds.

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any aspect of rhetoric
and composition. Potential topics may include but are not limited to the

following:
Writing Pedagogy
Writing across the Disciplines (WAC) / Writing in the Disciplines (WID)
Post-process theory
Writing Centers
Visual Rhetoric
Political Rhetoric
Aristotelian Rhetoric
Plato and Rhetoric

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] DEADLINE EXTENSION: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference Proposals Due February 7 at 11:59

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 8:56pm
Jessica Rivait

Due to popular request, the deadline for the 2009 Feminism(s) and
Rhetoric(s) conference proposal submission will be extended from today
(February 1 at 11:59 p.m.) to this Saturday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. To
submit a proposal, visit our website: http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/

Best,

Jessica Rivait
Publicity Committee, 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Call for Papers: âRising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studiesâ

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 12:50am
Thomas Polk

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

“Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different
waters flow.”

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos’ wisdom remains salient. None
would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every
scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual
flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend â€" a new branch
from the old.

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] REMINDER: 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference at MSU (Feb 1, 2009; October 7-10, 2009)

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 9:49pm
Jessica Rivait

This is a reminder to submit your proposals for the 2009 FemRhet
Conference. Proposal submissions are due by February 1, 2009. To submit a
proposal, please visit our website at http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/
The FemRhet2009 Proposal Submission System has been designed to allow you
to edit your proposal as much as you would like up to the deadline of 11:59
p.m. Eastern Time, Sunday Feb. 1, 2009. After the deadline, all proposals
in the system will become final and will no longer be available to edit.
Coordinators of multiple-participant sessions (panels, roundtables, and
performances) will be prompted for an e-mail address for all participants

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 9:18am
CANADA&ndash;&ndash;U. Montreal EGSS

SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

<<<<< DEADLINE EXTENDED >>>>>

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Clive Doucet
poet and author of 'Urban Meltdown' (2007)

CLOSING SPEAKER: Jacob Wawatie
Elder and director of Kokomville Academy

READINGS BY: Sina Queyras
Poet and author of Expressway (2009)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Please distribute widely
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Deadline for 250-word abstracts: February 14, 2009.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] St. John's University Literary Journal

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 3:55pm
John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities
Review.

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes for the Spring edition are:

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Freshman English and English Composition

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Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 7:56pm
myra salcedo

Call for Papers

SCMLA
“Freshman English and English Composition” panel at the 66th annual South
Central Modern Language Association, Oct. 29-31 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This panel has an open topic. Abstracts are accepted. Deadline is Feb. 20,
2009. Please send abstracts to myra.salcedo_at_mavs.uta.edu

For more information on the conference, including a complete CFP list:
http://www.ou.edu/scmla/

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Negotiating Land: New Readings (grad)

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 8:59pm
Joshua Bartlett

The SUNY Albany English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) announces its
seventh annual graduate student conference:

Negotiating Land: New Readings

Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2009
Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus, SUNY Albany

Call for Proposals:

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Deadline Extended SCMLA Literature and Psychology Panel Fall 2009

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Monday, January 12, 2009 - 6:58pm
Ron Fields

**The deadline for submissions to the literature and psychology session
of the SCMLA has been extended to Friday, March 27th.**

Submissions are currently being accepted for the Literature and
Psychology session of the 66th annual South Central Modern Language
Association conference, October 29th through the 31st in Baton Rouge,
LA. In keeping with this year's theme of "Continuity and Displacements",
we're seeking papers that explore psychological continuity within a
text. Texts that explore displacement, trauma studies, and anxiety will
be given preference, but submissions on any number of topics are highly
encouraged.

CFP: [Rhetoric-Composition] Writing and the Environment

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - 3:27pm
Randall McClure

Focus:
In recent years, many schools have added sustainable, green practices to
their mission statements. Some have also added course requirements that
help students develop an ecological perspective while others have changed
operations to limit their institution’s impact on the environment. Writing
teachers have often contributed to this charge by integrating readings and
writing activities that help students better understand their relationship
to the environment. These teachers believe in the shared responsibility for
helping students come to terms with environmental crises and fostering
biospheric literacy. This approach to literacy education often includes an

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] &quot;Bodies in Motion&quot; URI Interdisciplinary

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Monday, January 5, 2009 - 9:21pm
Jenn Brandt

"Bodies in Motion" The University of Rhode Island’s Third Annual
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Pimm, Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke
University
Extended Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2009

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Proposal Submissions: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (Feb. 1, 2009; October 7-10, 20

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Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 1:11pm
Jessica Rivait

Proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative sessions are now
being accepted for the 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference to be held
at Michigan State University October 7-10, 2009. Proposal submissions are
due by Sunday, February 1, 2009. To submit a proposal, please visit our
websites at www.femrhet.cwshrc.org and http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Proposal Submissions: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (Feb. 1, 2009; October 7-10, 20

updated: 
Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 12:54pm
Jessica Rivait

Proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative sessions are now
being accepted for the 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference to be held
at Michigan State University October 7-10, 2009. Proposal submissions are
due by Sunday, February 1, 2009. To submit a proposal, please visit our
websites at www.femrhet.cwshrc.org and http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/

UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Speaker Update/Deadline Extension

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Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 3:13am
Daniel V Facchinetti

"Bodies in Motion"
The University of Rhode Island’s Third Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Conference
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Pimm, Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke
University
Extended Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2009

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