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Present Tense's Inaugural Issue Announcement

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 8:18pm
Present Tense Journal

Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society is proud to announce its inaugural issue at http://www.presenttensejournal.org/. Present Tense is dedicated to exploring contemporary social, cultural, political and economic issues through a rhetorical lens. The articles presented in Volume 1, Issue 1 include a diversity of current topics, of no more than 2,000 words, ranging from disciplinarity and sovereign power, to Google bombing, to race and the new equality. We hope you find the articles engaging and we encourage you to continue the conversation by commenting on the articles online.

Volume 1, Issue 1:

Race, Sexuality, & Television - November 22, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 5:21pm
Julia Himberg/Spectator/University of Southern California

Spectator: Call for Papers
"Race, Sexuality, & Television"

Volume and Date of Issue: 31.2 Fall 2011
Deadline for Submission: November 22, 2010

Flânerie and the Rise of the Modern Urban Woman (9/30/10 deadline; 4/7-10 conference)

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 2:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that explore the multifaceted inter-relationship between female characters and the city from the fin de siècle to World War II. Although the panel's primary focus will be on British, Irish, and North American texts, I would also be interested in papers that extend this discussion to other areas of the globe. Please send a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Elizabeth Foley O'Connor (lizfoley@gmail.com).

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

[UPDATE] Kalamazoo 2011: "Rhetoric, Authority, and Aesthetics in Medieval Literature"

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 1:17pm
Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This panel discussion will explore how aesthetics might be understood not only as an end in literary form/production, but also as a means by which medieval writers attempted to establish a rhetorical or authoritative stance.

The session will examine aesthetics more as 'techne' than 'telos' (though not necessarily excluding the latter). Contributions from scholars in literary study, manuscript studies, art history, philosophy, and theology are welcome.

Presenters should present a brief (5-7 minutes) introduction of their work in this area. This will be followed by an open discussion between panel members and the audience.

Please send brief summary of work in the area to melam@slu.edu

Manifest Identity

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 11:50am
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (book of essays)

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 2:54am
Kate Macdonald (University of Ghent) / Nathan Waddell (University of Birmingham)


Proposals of 250 words are invited for 7,000-word essays that discuss the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940) in relation to the concept of modernity. If accepted, these essays will be published in a volume of essays entitled 'John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity' edited by Kate Macdonald (University of Ghent) and Nathan Waddell (University of Birmingham).