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[Akademeia] Multidisciplinary Peer-Reviewed Journal - Call for papers (Submit by 05-31-13 for next issue)

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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:01am
Akademeia

Akademeia is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that is free to authors and readers. Prospective authors should consult the website, www.akademeia.ca. We are currently accepting submissions from the sciences and liberal arts.All submissions (either in the form of research articles, essays, literature, hypotheses, or reviews) are subjected to double-blinded peer review.

5th Global Conference: Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:30am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment

Sunday 14th July – Tuesday 16th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for human entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which videogames flourish.

8th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 4:47am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Presentations, papers, performances, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires

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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 3:27am
TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires (the University of Northampton)

TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires
7-8 June 2013
The University of Northampton

[Singapore] Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange. A Moving Worlds Conference (& Dept of English NTU)

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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:42am
Moving Worlds Journal & Dept of English, NTU, Singapore

Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange
A Moving Worlds Conference in collaboration with the Dept. of English, NTU, Singapore

Venue: School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU, Singapore
Dates: 14-- 17 June 2013

Organizing Committee:
Shirley Chew, Neil Murphy, Jennifer Crawford, Daniel Jernigan, Lim Lee Ching, Bede Scott

[UPDATE] Being Undisciplined: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference- April 6, 2013

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:12pm
University of Cincinnati English Composition Program

"New knowledge arises out of taking radically different conceptual blocs, rubbing them together and making revolutionary fire."
-David Harvey

The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Our emphasis this year focuses on being undisciplined: breaking down walls, bending rules, and questioning the rigid structure of our fields. In every discipline, divisions and gaps are present and are in fact necessary to generate innovation and creative thinking.

Being Undisciplined: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 10:10pm
University of Cincinnati English Composition Program

"New knowledge arises out of taking radically different conceptual blocs, rubbing them together and making revolutionary fire."
-David Harvey

The University of Cincinnati Composition Program invites proposals for the fourth annual interdisciplinary graduate student conference to be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Our emphasis this year focuses on being undisciplined: breaking down walls, bending rules, and questioning the rigid structure of our fields. In every discipline, divisions and gaps are present and are in fact necessary to generate innovation and creative thinking.

Renovation: A Regional Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 1-2, 2013

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:46pm
University of Nevada, Reno

At the turn of the 20th century, Ezra Pound declared the need to "make it new." His call inspired numerous artists, creators, critics, and theorists to push the boundaries of their fields, to discover and invent original forms and technologies, to develop new modes of thinking about ourselves and our worlds—in short, to innovate. Nationally, this translated to the renovation of cities and borders and significant innovations in travel and technology. In the academy, scholars reconceptualized disciplines and established new canons, methodologies, and theoretical models. The drive to innovate to make things new is one of the 20th century's most noted legacies.

Arab American/Arab Immigrant -- special topics panel; LSU Mardi Gras Conference; Feb. 7th and 8th; Abstract deadline Dec. 1st

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:00pm
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

For Louisiana State University's upcoming graduate student conference on the theme of "In Momentum: Literature, Travel, and Alterity," this panel seeks to explore the exciting field of Arab American/immigrant literature. Of particular interest are the ways immigrant writers have approached American culture in their writings (Arabic and English), given the fact that their cultural background is rich with values, principle, ideals, and so on. We invite students and scholars who are interested in Arab American/immigrant literature to submit conference paper abstracts that discuss the Arab literary presentation of American (and western) cultures.

[UPDATE] British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 15-16, 2013

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 3:53pm
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
22nd Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference
February 15-16 2013
Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah GA

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

"Mark Twain and History": Annual American Literature Association Conference

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 2:45pm
Mark Twain Circle of America

This topic may be broadly considered including, but not limited to, Mark Twain's writings about historical events, his writing set in earlier historical periods, his place in history, or his works in relation to other historical figures. Send proposal abstract no later than January 15.

Other Britains: Special Issue of Postcolonial Studies Association newsletter

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 2:22pm
Postcolonial Studies Association

Following this year of the Queen's Jubilee and the London Olympics, we invite reflections on Britain as a postcolonial site.

:: What discourses and practices of nation and nationality are operative in Britain today?
:: Which hidden histories of Britain remain untold, or unheard?
:: How are literary, dramatic, and artistic representations re-shaping the nation?
:: What fruitful directions might future postcolonial studies of Britain take?

We welcome submissions from across the full spectrum of scholarly disciplines, and encourage interdisciplinary research. We also invite reports on relevant conferences or cultural activities, and details of appropriate degree courses, study centres, and recent publications.

CFP: ACLA 2013 Seminar, Contested Cartographies of Consent

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 1:15pm
Keja Valens, Salem State University and Jordana Greenblatt, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen

This is a call for papers for the annual American Comparative Literature Conference which will be held in Toronto, Canada, April 4 - 7, 2013. The abstracts need to be submitted by November 15, 2012 on the ACLA website, specifying that is is for the Contested Cartographies of Consent Seminar, at < http://www.acla.org/acla2013/>.

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