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[UPDATE] Digitizing the Past: Historical Narrative and Media Technology (4/30-5/3, Toronto)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 6:35pm
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NeMLA
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The question of how novels understand their place in an increasingly diverse media ecology has been widely debated in comparative media studies, with scholars such as Daniel Punday and Katherine Hayles arguing that traditional written narrative forms are forced to re-imagine their strengths in the face of increasingly digitized, non-linear forms. However, these critical perspectives have only begun to address the way that this new media ecology shapes narratives of memory, trauma, and event. This panel seeks to theorize the way historiographic fictions are adapting to new and hybrid media forms of historical memory. How are digital technologies affecting the way we narrate historical events?

BREAKING THE RULES! Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions [UPDATE]

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
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Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is organising its third biannual international graduate conference set to take place at Leiden University on January 29-30, 2015, Leiden, the Netherlands. The conference, entitled 'Breaking the Rules: Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions', will focus on the wide range of cultural responses to the violation of laws, traditions and conventions in the political, religious and aesthetic domain.

Urban Studies Area (Abstracts due November 1, 2014)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (New Orleans)
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The Urban Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association invites abstracts for the PCA/ACA National Convention, to be held in New Orleans from April 1 - 4, 2015. The PCA/ACA has a policy of only considering abstracts submitted through the PCA/ACA database (http://ncp.pcaaca.org/) in advance of the November 1 deadline.

Children's Rights and Children's Literature

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 2:16pm
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Matthew B. Prickett
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CALL FOR PAPERS

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS and CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

Special Issue of The Lion and the Unicorn

Guest Editors:
Lara Saguisag, College of Staten Island-City University of New York
Matthew B. Prickett, Rutgers University-Camden

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

The Tenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-10) 2015

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:41pm
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International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 7-9 May 2015. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

(Re)Imagining American Landscapes at SAMLA Nov. 7-9, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:20pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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URGENT: Paper needed for SAMLA special session: "(Re)Imagining American Landscapes: Subversion and National/Historical Consciousness in American Women Writers." Papers may consider any period or multiple periods of American literature; genre and border literature topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract ASAP (preferably by Sept. 3, 2014) to Lori Howard, LNHoward@gsu.edu.

Graphic Novels and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
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College English Association
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welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on graphic novels and their role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of graphic novels in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

[UPDATE] Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:05am
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Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

The PEW Research Center found that "91% of American adults own a cell phone." As a result, devices such as the cell phone (or smartphone or tablet) have found an important place in education both inside and outside of the classroom; although, usage outside of telephone conversations (i.e. texting, or apps) decreases. Only about 60% of these users access the internet, while only 50% use apps, and 21% use their phones to participate in video calls/chats. The literacy skills associated with these tools is also on the rise as more individuals utilize them not just recreationally, but also in their education and work experience. Cell phones are just one example of the, many technological tools that are being used for educational purposes.

[UPDATE] Imaginary Relations (ongoing; ejournal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:36am
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Imaginary Relations: A Journal for the Ideological Critique of Aesthetic Objects (IR)

Announcing Imaginary Relations
Invitation to submit essays

Imaginary Relations is an experimental ejournal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

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