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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for abstract submissions is September 30, 2009.
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call for submissions for the edited collection Better Late than Never: Training "Late Adopter" Educators to Use Multimodal Composition in the Writing Classroom.
You carry away with you a part of me reflected in you…
I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence.
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: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Paper copies may be mailed to:
Dr. Stephen E. Severn
West Texas A&M University
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.
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.
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 (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: 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.
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
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.
Call for Papers. Special Issue of Biography 32.1 (Winter 2010).
Deadline Extended to September 15, 2009.
"Personal Narrative and Political Discourse." Guest Editor: Sidonie Smith.
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 email@example.com by September 15.
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:
Call for Student Papers
Conference Date: December 3-5, 2009
Location: Claremont, California
Paper Submission Due: Monday, August 31, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Website: whiteheadresearch.org/butler-whitehead
The Whitehead Research Project (WRP) is hosting a major international event that will feature scholars who are specialists in the thought of Judith Butler and Alfred North Whitehead. In line with the "initial aim" of WRP, this conference seeks to generate novel interfaces, stimulate interdisciplinary innovation, and provoke unexpected impulses for philosophical discourse in our complex world.
"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009
People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M
Bring it! Activating the Writing Center for Tutors
The 3rd Annual Northeast Ohio Writing Centers Association Conference
October 10, 2009
The College of Wooster
ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.
For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We also welcome submissions of creative writing.
"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945", 18 September 2009, University of Oxford
***NOTE: Registration for the conference is now open. All delegates are kindly asked to register before 6 September. The registration form can be found on the conference website: www.utopianspaces.org.***
Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of 2 years. Parsomen aims to establish itself as an international forum for both scholars and graduate students to follow and further current discussions in literary and cultural studies, as well as to create new ones, along with special topics. The special topic for our inaugural issue is METAMORPHOSIS/TRANSFORMATION, although we solicit papers for general topic interests without any limits in an interdisciplinary spectrum that comparative literature departments encourage. Some subtopics for our initial topic, though not exhaustive, might include:
What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.
This conference aims to highlight emerging research focuses related to the studies of the English language, culture, literature, art, manners and tastes, etc. with special emphasis to their "oriental" context(s).
CFP: Xchanges online journal issue featuring Senior theses or final research projects of undergraduate Technical Communication and/or Technical Writing students
Bronwyn T. Williams
University of Louisville
Amy A. Zenger
American University of Beirut
Participatory Popular Culture and Literacy Across Borders
Call for Proposals
In Derrida's Wake
La Trobe University, Australia
9 Ocotober 2009
ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker
ANDREW BENJAMIN: 'JUSTICE, LAW AND PLACE: DERRIDA AND THE UNCONDITIONAL'
Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.
The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical 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 (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.