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Originality in a Digital Culture (13 Marcy 2016)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 3:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
NANO: New American Notes Online
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Originality as an ideal has occupied an august position in American cultural history, from Emerson's injunction to "[N]ever imitate" to Apple's "Think different" campaign. Yet the very proliferation of coffee mugs, bumper stickers, fridge magnets, and tablet cases bearing Emerson's words and Apple's slogan shows that not only objects but even the ideas they bear can be disseminated en masse. And in a digital culture in which information can be shared more quickly, easily, and cheaply every day, how do we—scholars, teachers, critics, readers—conceive of originality and theorize its value?

[UPDATE]The Sacred and the Sublime (May 5-7, 2016)

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 9:19am
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DEUAS- Dokuz Eylül University American Studies Symposium
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Visit our webpage: http://deuas.deu.edu.tr/

Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature

1st INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

May 5-6-7, 2016 – Pine Bay Holiday Resort, Kusadasi/ TURKEY

The Sacred

and

the Sublime

This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"

Reconstruction 15.1: Unorthodox Autobiographies

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
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Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing: Reconstruction 15.1, "Unorthodox Autobiographies"

Edited by Matthew Ryan Smith

Featuring work by: James A. Wren, Ricky Varghese, Meryl McMaster, Ellyn Walker, Brendan Sullivan, Sharlene Khan, Rev. Michael Prieur, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ana Laura Pauchulo, and Sandra Lim.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.

CFP: After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity, CFP deadline 15 May 2015, Conference 19 Sept 2015

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Nanette O'Brien, Oline Eaton, The Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, The University of Oxford

Call for Papers:
After-Image: Life-Writing and Celebrity
Saturday, 19 September 2015
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (OCLW) at Wolfson College, Oxford, United Kingdom

PAMLA 2015 (Nov 6-8 2015) Western American Literature-Special Session. Deadline May 15th 2015.

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:41am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Literature Association
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PAMLA special session on Western American literature.
This session will feature papers on all aspects of cinema, drama, prose and poetry of the American West. We welcome proposals that explore, problematise, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation and also papers that seek to explore the contemporary condition of Western American literature in a globalised 21st Century.

Limina Conference 2015- Think Forward, Look Back

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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:56am
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Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
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Held at the University of Western Australia, the conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of 'Think Forward Look Back'.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Gender and/or sexuality

Digital and/or popular culture
Literary Criticism
Cultural theory
Australian history
National mythologies
Social and public policy
Digital heritage

PAMLA 2015: Creative Writing: Process-as-Product(Nov. 6-8, 2015); May 15, 2015 Proposal Deadline

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:13pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This panel seeks critical, creative, and/or hybrid work that examines the poem as a form-in-progress and/or responds to temporal or physical constraint. How does the writing process impact the product of the poem? When does the finished poem reveal information about its making? How do decisions made during the drafting or writing process influence the writing, editing, or revision process of the poem? Potential topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, slow-writing, automatic writing, collaboration, or imposed mediums or materials. Discussions of your own writing process and poetic product are welcome, as are scholarly examinations of others' work.

CFP [UPDATE] - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Susan Arndt/Mariam Popal/Rinaldo Walcott - University of Bayreuth/University of Toronto

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (of maximum of 200 words) together with a short resumé (or a link to your CV) by
May 15st 2015 with the headword CfA-Ethics in the subject-line to rinaldo.walcott@utoronto.ca, Susan.Arndt@uni-bayreuth.de, popal.mariam@uni-bayreuth.de

SAMLA 2015: Contemporary Literature & Popular Music (Nov. 13-15)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:42pm
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Mary McCampbell/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).

The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Issues in Critical Inquiry Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora (Sept. 25-26, 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:06pm
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Issues in Critical Inquiry
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ICI Biennial Symposium on the African Diaspora
"The African Diaspora in the World"

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) invites you to participate in a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the African Diaspora as a social, historical, political, and discursive problematic. ICI 2 will take place at Vanderbilt University, home to "Music City" and the state capital, and will examine a range of issues under the general theme "The African Diaspora in the World."

The committee welcomes papers on any topic relating to the African Diaspora. Suggested topics may include:

Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age (Special Issue Journal; June 15 2015)

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:35am
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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas
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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

CFP: New Writing: The International Journal (1/6/2015)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 11:08pm
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New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

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Call for Critical or Creative Work

"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13 (Issues 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3).

The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.

Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also very welcome.

Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk

Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.

Poet-Artist Collaboration (abstracts due May 30)

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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:45pm
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SAMLA Conference Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15
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This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at anne.keefe@unt.edu.

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