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Troubling Subjects: Teaching Risky Texts

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Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 1:39pm
The Association for Bibliotherapy and Applied Literatures

The Association for Bibliotherapy and Applied Literatures (ABAL) is pleased to announce a conference devoted to pedagogy: "Troubling Subjects: Teaching Risky Texts" to be held on April 27th-28th, 2011 at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. While there has been a significant body of scholarship on trauma, testimony and witnessing in narratives, there has been less critical attention to the work of bringing these texts into the classroom. This conference will focus on circulating strategies to teach texts that take up troubling subjects; have the potential to elicit emotional, powerful or volatile responses; or that provoke responses that may reinforce rather than undo stereotypical representations.

Polygraph 24 Call for Papers, Special Issue: Resistance to Finance

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Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 11:19am
Polygraph: An International Journal of Culture and Politics

What does financial capitalism demand of us in thought and in action today?

Financial capital is one of the fundamental structuring forces in our world. Evidence of this is ubiquitous: the severity and extent of the most recent global financial crisis, the collapse of whole national economies (as in Greece and Iceland), the steadily progressing securitization of pensions and savings, a growing volume of derivatives trading that already dwarfs "real" global GDP.

[UPDATE -- DEADLINE EXTENDED] Modernism, Mediation, and the Image Space (MSA12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

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Friday, July 9, 2010 - 11:47am
Modernist Studies Association

This panel, already accepted for MSA 12, will explore the intersection of non-canonical modernist spaces with the images and image-producing mechanisms which create and define them. Papers will pursue the shifting modernist response to the visuality of such image-spaces, engaging with the perception/consumption of these image environments, the relative materiality or insubstantiality of such images and spaces, the reciprocal relationship between image and space in the manufacture of such environments, and the technologies or media implicated in such spatio-image constructions.
Please send a 300 word abstract and a 2-3 sentence biograhical statement by July 16.

Hando No Kuzhi - Asian American Online Literary Magazine

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Friday, July 9, 2010 - 10:30am
Hando No Kuzushi

Hando no Kuzushi denotes the unsettling of balance by reaction. That is what we are about. Our primary goal is to advance the narrative and broaden the scope of the Asian American experience. However, we are just as happy to play in the ruins of stereotypes previously demolished.

We prefer humor and irreverence. Got a story about being the only Asian kid in school? Great.

How about a story told through the perspective of a brick witnessing Frank Dux's Dim Mak demonstration in Bloodsport? Even better.

We accept submissions of flash fiction and poetry on a continual basis. There are no style guidelines to adhere to, but your work must be written in English. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted.

[Update] Articles on Latin American Arts and Literature

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Friday, July 9, 2010 - 12:12am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Call for Papers
Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence
(To be edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico)

IRSCL Congress 2011; July 4-8, 2011; Brisbane, Australia

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 10:21pm
Queensland University of Technology

Fear and Safety in Children's Literature

20th BIENNIAL CONGRESS OF IRSCL 4-8 JULY 2011
QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Children's literature has always been responsive to the tenor of the times. Texts for children and young adults take up the social, political, and humanistic interests and ideologies of the past and present, as well as speculate about the future. Since the earliest fairy tales, children's writers have given imaginative interpretation to the darker, riskier side of society, while also offering reassurance, hope, and celebration of the human spirit.

New Humanities Publisher

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 6:56pm
Infra-Thin Press

Infra-thin is Marcel Duchamp's word for measuring the almost imperceptible margins of difference between two seemingly identical items. Infra-thin measures the all but immeasurable interstice between two things or ideas as they transition into and between one to the other, the passage between sense and non-sense, and the delay or deferral of these passages between the senses themselves.

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