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Calls: Sociolinguistics, Ling & Literature/USA

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        1.     Nyssa Bulkes , Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

Message 1: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
Date: 08-Nov-2010
From: Nyssa Bulkes <nyssabulkesgmail.com>
Subject: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
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Full Title: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
Short Title: MCLLM

Date: 01-Apr-2011 - 02-Apr-2011
Location: DeKalb, IL, USA
Contact Person: 2011 MCLLM Committee -
Meeting Email: mcllmniu.edu
Web Site: http://www.engl.niu.edu/mcllm/

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Media Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The 19th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
(MCLLM) will be held April 1-2, 2011 at Northern Illinois University in
DeKalb, Illinois.

This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. Inspired by Dr. Emily
Auerbach's keynote address and her work across the humanities, the
organizers encourage research that examines the influences of language and
literature that have significantly altered those disciplines and people's

Dr. Emily Auerbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Maestros,
Dilettantes, and Philistines (1989) and Searching for Jane Austen (2004);
Director of the UW Odyssey Project; and Project Director of the 'Courage to
Write' radio series.

Call For Papers

We invite proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of
their career. Topics related to this year's theme may include, but are not
limited to:
- the construction of gender and ethnicity,
- writing across the curriculum,
- how individual authors or works influenced the discipline and/or canon,
- the power of literature to change lives,
- how people use language to exercise power,
- writing literature to exercise power,
- reading to exercise power,
- literature and its influence on people from underprivileged areas,
- efforts in the humanities to enact social and political change, and
- the effects of college programs in any discipline designed to encourage the
success of students who are underprivileged.

MCLLM also welcomes papers on all areas of literature, language, and media
studies. Individual or panel (three to four people) proposals are welcome.

Proposals (no more than 500 words) by January 20, 2011, (e-mail
submissions only, please) to: mcllmniu.edu

Deadline for submission: January 20, 2011.

CFP categories:
Linguistics and literature
Film and Media Studies
Literary Studies
Cross-cultural film studies
Technical communication
Women's studies
Gender Studies
African-American Studies
Bibliography and history of the book
Classical Studies
18th Century

Rhetoric and Composition
Cultural Studies
Women's Studies
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