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Spring call for curators: In Media Res

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 9:48pm
Alisa Perren/In Media Res

In Media Res is seeking curators for its spring 2011 schedule.

Among the theme weeks for which we are currently seeking proposals for curators include:

Technological Object Orientations

Productions of Digital Culture

DVD Translations and Transmissions

Posthumanism and Media

Primetime Animation

Race & Television

Autism in the Media

TV Failures

Labor in the Media Industries

Technology and the Horrible

Proposals need not be any longer than a sentence or two. For more information, as well as deadlines for each individual week, please go to:

"The Vulgar and the Proper: Victorian Manners and Mores" October 13-15, 2011, Houston, Tx

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 8:01pm
VISAWUS: Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States

The 16th annual conference focuses on Victorian obsessions with vulgarity and propriety. We invite proposals on manners and mores in politics, culture, society, religion, art, science, economics, rural life, and other Victorian matters of decorum and propriety and what Victorians deemed vulgar, crude or crass. We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.

By March 15, 2011 email 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on BOTH) to: Laurel.Williamson@sjcd.edu

Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 4:36pm
Changing Environment Conference, University of Salford (UK)

We invite you to submit a paper/abstract to the 6th International Education in a Changing Environment Conference, Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, to be held at the University of Salford from 6-8 July 2011.

The program committee invites submission of full papers and of abstracts for Pecha Kucha, workshop, demonstration, performance or poster sessions.
The proposal accompanying each paper/abstract should indicate how the work fits within one of the following three conference themes:

* Social Media: exploring how social media can be used to facilitate, engage, support or deliver learning.

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here March 9-11, 2011, TAMU-Commerce

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 4:19pm
Federation Rhetoric Symposium, English Graduates for Academic Development, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Federation Rhetoric Symposium, March 9-11, 2011
Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce, Texas

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 4:03pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara

DEADLINE December 12, 2010

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites paper proposals for our tenth annual conference, "The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800." The conference will take place on March 11-12, 2011 at UCSB and features a constellation of keynote speakers including Helen Deutsch (UCLA), Jean Howard (Columbia), Heather James (USC), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt), Stephen Orgel (Stanford), and Clifford Siskin (NYU).

9-11 Book Reviews

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 3:07pm
Randy Robertson / Modern Language Studies

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews of works related to 9-11. The reviews will appear in a special issue commemorating the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Relevant works include those on terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, foreign policy in the wake of 9-11, etc. The reviewed work can be fiction or nonfiction.

Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu.

Teaching Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:56pm
Samuel Coale and Chris Diller

For the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, the Publications Committee has approved development of a volume devoted to the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, edited by Samuel Coale and Christopher Diller. The volume will collect different points of view on teaching Hawthorne to undergraduates and will contain original essays discussing useful techniques and resources for the instructor. Teachers of Hawthorne are invited to complete the survey questions for the volume at www.mla.org/approaches and to contact the designated editor for additional information or to submit an essay proposal. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2011.

CFP Panel "Narrative Horizons" at RMMLA (Scottsdale) October 2011

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:01pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Special session at October 6-8, 2011 RMMLA in Scottsdale, AZ on "Narrative Horizons: Emerging Trends in the Study of Narrative." The session could include a broad range of topics, from life-writing to digital storytelling to narrative identity.

Proposals should be e-mailed to Heidi_Bostic@baylor.edu by March 1, 2011.

For more info: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp

Reynolds Courts and Media Law Journal seeks submissions

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 1:29pm
Donald W. Reynolds Center for Courts and Media

With the support of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Courts and Media, based at National Judicial College and the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, is pleased to announce the creation of the

Reynolds Courts and Media Law Journal

We will begin publishing in 2011, and are seeking legal and scholarly articles on the interaction of the courts and the media, and the impact and implications of this interaction. Examples of possible article topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Postgraduate English, Issue 22 (Deadline: 15th December 2010)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:42pm
Department of English Studies, Durham University

Call for Papers

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English in the UK and Europe.

Postgraduates studying in the UK and Europe ONLY are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 22 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. We should also be interested in submissions which consider the future of English Studies in the light of the recent and drastic cuts in funding for the Arts.

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative, May 21-22

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:21pm
University of Ottawa English Graduate Student Association

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative
The Sixth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
May 21-22, 2011
Call for Papers

"Games can't tell their stories through disconnected segments of gameplay strung together by cut scenes. Games need to tell their story through the gameplay. Narrative should drip from every texture and be integrated into every facet of the world. It should come through in the menus and the interface and in every loading screen."
- Daniel Floyd and James Portnow

CFP Inter/Transdisciplinarity Frame, Journal of Material and Visual Culture

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 11:15am
Frame, Journal of Material and Visual Culture

Frame: Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Call for Papers


For its inaugural issue, Frame invites scholarly submissions from a variety of disciplines that engage somehow with visual and/or material culture using unique methodologies. Possible areas of interest include art, architecture, film, visual culture, design, built environment, television, material culture, or other domains that engage with visual content from a variety of perspectives. We are particularly keen on scholarly work that transverses traditional disciplinary borders and creates fresh approaches to the study of visual art and related areas.