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Generation BioWare. Story-Driven Games in Contemporary Humanities

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
University of Wrocław, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.

Deadline Extended: CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol.II, Issue 2 (June 2017)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

Approaches to Jordan Peele's Get Out

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).

 

Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.

 

Technology of the Soul and of the Self

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.

Update: Social Activism in American Religious Literature (MMLA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
American Religion and Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The American Religion and Literature Society invites proposals for our panel at the 2017 Midwest Modern Language Association convention, November 9-12, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH.

Session title: “Social Activism in American Religious Literature” 

Education in the Age of Technology

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
FINE Formal Informal and Natural Education
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

For its next edition, FINE would like to invite practitioners, educators, teachers, students and scientists to submit their work on the following broad topics:

  • Education in the age of technology
  • Innovative teaching practices across the disciplines
  • Innovation and creativity in teaching
  • Transforming traditional education

The journal encourages the sharing of ideas from a wide spectrum of disciplines and educational practitioiners, specialists and researchers. The articles are peer reviewed using a double-blind peer-review process (at least two anonymous reviewers).

Il Parlaggio - new issue August 2017

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:04pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

THE FOREIGN LIBRARY: THE BEST 200 NOVELS TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH SINCE 1950

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:04pm
Universitas Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The intended volume will offer brief introductions (250-300 words) to the best novels written after 1950 in any language other than English that are available in English translation.

The formula we are looking for is that of The Modern Library: The Best 200 English Novels since 1950 (eds. Carmen Callil and Colm Tóibín), first published in 1999. In fact, the intended volume will respond to Callil and Tóibín’s by providing a similar list of novels coming from all over the world.

The Popular and Polarizing Works of Leonard Cohen

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:04pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

November 7, 2017 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen. Known predominantly for his music, Cohen’s artistic contributions extend into the genres of poetry, fiction, and visual art. This year’s SAMLA conference theme, “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” presents a timely and appropriate venue for an examination and celebration of the artist’s life and work.

Illustrating Activism

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:04pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#MMLA17 Illustrated Texts: Illustrating Activism
Permanent Session CFP, Christopher Martiniano, Chair

English Language Notes Special Issue: Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:04pm
Jesse Aleman, University of New Mexico & Maria Windell, University of Colorado Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

“Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context”

ELN (English Language Notes) Spring/Summer 2018 (Duke University Press)

Editors: Maria A. Windell, University of Colorado Boulder and Jesse Alemán, University of New Mexico

2017 International Conference on Education Stockholm (ICE)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:02pm
Clute Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2017

Join us at our 2017 International Conference on Education Stockholm, at the Scandic Continental – Stockholm! The conference provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. In addition to the Education Conference, we are also hosting an Academic Conference on Business and the Conference on Technology in Education that will be held on the same days, at the same venue.

John Berger Now 12-13th September 2017

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:33am
School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

 

John Berger Now

 

12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.

 

Confirmed Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths)

Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)

 

The Conference:

Language, Literature and Technology: 6th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, 19-20 May, 2017 / Belgrade, Serbia

updated: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 1:06pm
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University in Belgrade
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Sixth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 19–20 May, 2017.

For the sixth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of  

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND TECHNOLOGY

Within the scope of this topic and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives issues such as:

REMINDER & Deadline Extended: Postcoloniality, Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW!

updated: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:53am
LACK II October 19-21, 2017 Colorado College (http://sites.coloradocollege.edu/lack2017/)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

In line with the broader theme of LACK 2, “Psychoanalysis and Politics NOW,” this panel is interested in introducing the “postcolonial question” into the conference’s exploration of “the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of contemporary politics.” Also hoping to restart dialogue between the now divorced fields of postcolonial studies and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, the organizers of this panel are inviting papers addressing how postcolonial and psychoanalysis can come together to interrogate the politics of the global present.

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