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[UPDATE] Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Nov. 6-7, 2009; deadline extended to April 15, 2009)

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 8:54pm
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

Session Proposals due April 15, 2009 for 41st NeMLA Convention; Montreal, Quebec; April 7-11, 2010

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 3:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Experience the lively and intimate exchange that NeMLA offers at its 41st annual convention in downtown Montreal, sponsored by McGill University. Featuring over 320 panels, the 2009 convention in Boston richly represented all the subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Both Montreal (with its Latin quarter, Little Italy, and Chinatown) and its respected university boast a diverse population, mixing the old and the new. Vieux-Montréal offers European charm with its cafés, boutiques, fresh markets, and artists, while the vibrant downtown includes all of the sights and sounds a major city can offer: museums, shopping, pubs, and restaurants.

The Fourth Annual Writing Into the Profession Conference

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 1:35pm
UNCG English Graduate Student Association

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.

ePortfolios in the Academy and Workplace

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:13am
Katherine Wills

Title:
ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios in the Academy and Workplace_

Editors:
Rich Rice (TTU) and Kathy Wills (IUPUC)

Photography & International Conflict

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:28am
Clinton Institute for American Studies UCD

CALL FOR PAPERS

Photography and International Conflict

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of visual media and international relations to examine the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery in the documentation and communication of wars, violent conflicts and human rights issues. The conference is the first major event of an international research project on this topic.

Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse - April 30, 2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 4:36pm
Erin B. Waggoner

Call for Papers!

"If you're doin' it, I think you should be able to say it": Sexual Rhetoric in the Whedonverse

The editors of this book proposal are searching for scholarly essays that relate to the rhetoric of sexuality and gender in the works of Joss Whedon. We're looking for essays that range from all characters, ideas, themes, or anything else that's vampirifically intriguing. The essays can range from any work in the Whedonverse, from the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie to the current Fox show, Dollhouse.

Journal of Drama Studies--Jan 2009 issue. Sub by April 30,2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 11:03am
Journalof Drama Studies, India

research articles on Anglo Indian world drama,and American drama including works in translation of 12-15 pages length are invited for Journal of Drama Studies, India for Feb 2009 issue. The journal has International editorial board of members and most of the contibutors are senior reserchers or academics from all over the world. articles typed in MS word or Rich text format with MLA style may be submitted on or before 30 April 2009. Send email attachment to bhimsdahiya@gmail.com

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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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:

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