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Call for Articles African American Poetry and Ecocriticism for Anthology

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 9:20pm
Dr. Paula Hayes

Seeking article submissions that discuss the relationship between African American poetry and ecocriticism for a scholarly anthology. Selection of African American poetry may cover any time period, ranging from slavery to the Reconstruction era, early twentieth century/Jim Crow, early twentieth century/modernism, Civil Rights, post-Civil Rights, and current/contemporary works. Ideally, the anthology will demonstrate a range in African American poetry and ecocriticism by hopefully covering each of the above mentioned historical epochs. I am currently in the process of securing an academic publisher and will notify authors selected for publication of all publishing developments. Complete articles should be sent (not abstracts) by December 31, 2011.

[UPDATE] NeMLA: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: CFP - Empirical Study of Methods in Writing Instruction

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:54pm
New England Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The teaching of writing is characterized by a wide array of practices, often cycling through popular phases or trends. When evaluating the potential effectiveness of instructional methods, many educators rely on descriptive and anecdotal publications, as the literature is replete with them. Although these publications have merit in their ability to disseminate ideas, how can faculty go beyond the descriptive and the anecdotal when determining the most effective means of teaching writing?

International Trade & Academic Research Conference (ITARC)

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 4:52pm
Academy of Business & Retail Management

The dynamics of international trade have taken on an added significance in the light of the challenges created by the recent global financial crisis. Entire sectors and even nations have begun to reassess their trading relationships and the more enlightened are eager to gain an insight into the theories and processes that have helped certain economies to weather the storm. The emerging giants of Brazil, China and India are demanding greater attention and ensuring that practitioners and academics alike invest more time and resources in understanding where their economies are at and how they will shape future of international trade.

African American Women in Rochester | NeMLA | March 15-18, 2012

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 2:27pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel explores modes of self-representation of African American women living in Rochester, New York. For example, Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman resided in the Rochester area roughly concurrently; however, each approached telling her story distinctively. Truth promoted abolition through her portraits and public speaking. Tubman gave performances. Jacobs published an autobiography. The panel considers how gender, class and race shape the forms in which African American women in Rochester represent themselves, especially non-linguistic forms such as music or visual art. Papers on women from any era are welcome.

Please send 250-word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to jennifer.sieck[at]gmail.com.


Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 1:14pm
The Reconstructing Multiculturalism Research Network and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University

The Reconstructing Multiculturalism Research Network and the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University are organizing an interdisciplinary conference on multiculturalisms from 14th – 17th May 2012.

The conference will be held at Gregynog Hall. This residential conference centre is situated near Newtown in mid Wales. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and extensive grounds. (http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/UniversityConferenceCentre/GregynogHall.aspx)

UPDATE - NeMLA Conf. March 15-18, 2012 - Teaching the Harlem Renaissance as Part of a Black Aesthetic (Roundtable)

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:43pm
NeMLA Annual Conference

This roundtable will explore pedagogical approaches for teaching the Harlem Renaissance across disciplines and academic levels. Proposals on any aspect of this topic will be considered, but please note that presentations must be 5-7 minutes because of the roundtable format. Papers that focus on cultural works as instrumental in creating a distinctly Black aesthetic are encouraged. Please send a 250-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (flassite@mc3.edu) by September 20, 2011. Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information.

UPDATE- NeMLA Conference, March 15-18, 2012 Early African Muslims and Discourses of Resistance

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:41pm
NeMLA Annual Conference

This panel will examine early narratives (including first person, oral, and translated/transcribed) by Diasporic Africans as part of a discourse of resistance. Papers will essentially explore eighteenth- and nineteenth-century African Diasporic narratives, which challenge Western cultural, religious, and social values as a paradigm for intellectual thought. Papers which employ African-centered theoretical frames are highly encouraged. Please send a 500-word abstract to Fran L. Lassiter (flassite@mc3.edu). Also include your name, academic affiliation, a brief biography, and contact information. The deadline for submission is September 20, 2011.

Visual Rhetoric in Visual and Digital Cultural Spaces

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:31pm
Dr. Mary Hocks/South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel invites participants to explore the ways in which visual rhetoric is defined and operates in various visual cultures and digital spaces. Presentations may seek to answer any of the following questions: How do we as scholars and educators define and use visual rhetoric to foster the critical examination of visual texts, locations, performances, embodiments? In what ways does visual rhetoric help explicate the rhetorical activities of digital and social media? What teaching strategies help students learn how to critically examine visual and digital spaces? How do the practices of visual rhetoric connect or move among various academic disciplines?

Cultural Productions of 9/11

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:01pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing "Cultural Productions of 9/11"

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 11.2

Edited By Christopher Schaberg and Kara Thompson


Christopher Schaberg and Kara Thompson, "Avatars of 9/11"

Wendy Kozol, "Looking Elsewhere"

Scott Cutler Shershow, "The Time of Sacrifice: Derrida contra Agamben

Daniel Ross, "Passages to Immortality: Arakawa and Gins, Stiegler, and September 11"

Caren Kaplan, "'A Rare and Chilling View': Aerial Photography as Biopower in the Visual Culture of '9/11'"
Marian Macken, "The Event in Miniature: 9/11 and the New York City Model"

David Simpson, "A Confusion of Tongues"

Call for Papers: Special Journal Issue on Evolution

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 7:19am
Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal welcomes submissions from any academic field on the topic of evolution in its myriad forms. Preference is given to papers with an interdisciplinary approach or a focus on interdisciplinarity, though all submissions will be entertained. For further information on submissions please consult our guidelines at: https://ojcs.siue.edu/ojs/index.php/polymath/about/submissions#onlineSub...

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE -Translation and Gender: a gap between theory and practice? University of Calabria, 8 and 9 November

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:41am
University of Calabria / University of Ferrara

The aim of the conference is to investigate the relationship between translation and gender and how it has been approached in different European countries in recent decades, since the beginning of the theoretical debate in feminist TS. Many have been the voices on gender and translation, especially in Canada and in Spain, two cultural contexts in which the problems inherent to translation and the category of gender have been fruitfully discussed by eminent scholars such as Barbara Godard, Sherry Simon, Luise von Flotow and José Santaemilia. These theorists have given prominence to the translator, whether woman or man, to her/his choices and to the strategies outlined in order to unveil the gender-related aspects in translation.

Call for Papers on "The Ritual of Public Apology" for international workshop on March 22nd - 23rd 2012, Antwerp, Belgium

Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:36am
University Centre Saint Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA)

UCSIA is organising an international workshop on the topic of public apology in the fields of communication and media, law and diplomacy, business and public relations on March 22nd-23rd 2012 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

The deadline for submission of applications is set for November 25th, 2011.

For more details: http://www.ucsia.org/main.aspx?c=*UCSIAENG2&n=97789&ct=97487 or www.ucsia.org