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Lies. Alternative Expressions of Reality/NEW DEADLINE

updated: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:20am
University of Naples "L'Orientale"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

“The philosophy of lying can be full of dark corners” (Saint Augustine, On Lying, 395 A.D.). Over time, in all spheres of the human experience, the attempts to define the concept of ‘lying’ have been numerous and have resulted in a dichotomous relationship with either ‘truth’ or ‘reality’. Both elusive and tempting, lying is a mode of communicate and influence others’ beliefs and behaviours which reveals itself in a wide range of forms: imagination, creation, invention, artifice, (dis)simulation, omission, pretence, change, disfiguration, deception, forgery, manipulation, etc.

Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Final Call for Papers: Fantastic Area (6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Michael Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
TENTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: https://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2017 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
27 and 28 October 2017
Proposals by 1 June 2017

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
cfp.NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Espacios y topografías Calibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and Topographies Calibanismes et Antillanismes: Espaces et Topographies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Marquette University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTANDCALL FOR PAPERS Calibanías y Caribeñidades: Espacios y topografíasCalibans and Caribbeanisms: Spaces and TopographiesCalibanismes et Antillanismes: Espaces et Topographies April 5-7th, 2018Department of Languages, Literatures, and CulturesMarquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Playing with the metaphor of the rebellious Calibán as protagonist, this interdisciplinary conference is guided by the following questions: How has the Caribbean been constructed historically as a geographic place and an imagined space both from within and without?

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
FRANKENSTEIN: FRIEND OR FOE?
FOCUSED SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: https://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2017 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
27 and 28 October 2017
Proposals by 1 June 2017

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
cfp.NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

Afrocentricity in Visionary Conversation with Black/African Radical Intellectualism and Afro-Futurism

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
29th Annual Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

AFROCENTRICITY IN VISIONARY CONVERSATION WITH BLACK/AFRICAN RADICAL INTELLECTUALISM AND AFRO-FUTURISM

Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017

The Wyndham Historic District

Philadelphia, PA

The African world is thriving in spite of bearing witness to dystopic and threatening political, social, and cultural change and upheaval.  Society is responding to reassertions of supremacist thought, ethos, insanity, and regression, and there is a caution to avoid a pessimist trap.  In challenging chronophobia, known as a fear of the future, African people continue to maintain and pursue not only optimum liberation but also a technological awareness updated from past ingenuity to present creative consciousness.  

Room of One's Own: Writing Interiors (Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Writers, and women writers in particular, long for space to write for many reasons. Whether writers wish to be away from the burden of children or partners, or whether they simply seek (a) room wherein the solitary act of writing can be accomplished, physical and psychological spaces matter. This session seeks to examine literary interiors, such as depictions of home design, architecture, furniture, the study, the bedroom, or the kitchen from different cultural and linguistic perspectives. We also seek to analyze writers' interiors metaphorically, in order to explore what is happening within the writer and their protagonists' minds and bodies in their homes.

 

GSTF L3 - 6th Annual International Conference On Language, Literature and Linguistics

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:08pm
Global Science and technology Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Language is at a nexus of interrelationships between individuals, society and culture. The interface between language and literature has been the object of considerable interdisciplinary research on methods of analysis that can be applied across the two fields and their sub-areas. Less research has focused, however, on the influence of the new technologies on this interface, which transcends borders and cultures, with the process of translation adding yet another dimension to the already complex picture. As the technological landscape continues to evolve, ideas related through literature, other modes of artistic expression and language are part of that which is being researched through the Digital Humanities.

GSTF JMComm - 6th Annual International Conference On Journalism and Mass Communication

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:07pm
Global Science and Technology Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

"JOURNALISM, MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION AT THE CROSSROADS"

Today’s media exist in an age of challenging dichotomies: truth versus 'post-truth', facts versus 'alternative facts’ and news versus ‘fake news'. If media practitioners find this evolving environment perplexing, what of their audiences? The media landscape increasingly comprises traditional and new media - and media producers range from experienced professionals who publish or broadcast their work widely, to relative novices who use the internet and social media to access niche audiences. Regulated and unregulated media compete for audiences, but what implications for trust are there to the monetisation of falsehood?

Art & Activism: Resilience Techniques in Times of Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:02pm
LUCAS, Leiden University (The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Art & Activism: Resilience Techniques in Times of Crisis

13-15 December 2017, Leiden, the Netherlands

Hosted by the Research Center for Material Culture of the Volkenkunde Museum (National Museum of World Cultures)

Abstracts due: 31 May 2017 (300 words + bibliography of 3-5 key sources + short bio note). Notification by: 1 July 2017

Send to: artandactivismcon@gmail.com

Confirmed Keynotes: 
T.J. Demos (University of California Santa Cruz) and Susan Cahan (Yale University)

Intersecting Spaces, Mobility, and Language in the ‘Uncommon Community’

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:02pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The notion of “community” sometimes centers unquestioningly on whatever it is shared by a given group of people without pausing to study the emergence of the uncommon, the disparate or the disjointed among its members. Thus, certain practices underlying distinctiveness, differentiation, and separation are manifested in ways that may become as equally meaningful to them as their common cultural, political, religious, material, and any other structures, values, and characteristics representing them and their community.

Queering Cyberspace/Queers in Cyberspace

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Josie Rush / NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Today, the internet serves as a watering hole for many LGBT individuals, whether as a place to go to meet, learn, organize, converse, plan, debate, or play. According to a 2013 study by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), LGBT youth are five times more likely than non-LGBT youth to search online for information on sexuality or sexual attraction, almost twice as likely to search for medical information online than non-LGBT peers, and report high levels of online civic engagement. 1 in 4 LGBT youth report being “more out” online than offline, 1 in 10 LGBT youth report first coming out online, and about 52% of LGBT youth who weren’t out offline had used the Internet to connect to other LGBT users (GLSEN).

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