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Writers in Conversation Volume 2 (1) Jan 2015, Deadline 30th Nov 2014

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 8:54am
Gillian Dooley/Nick Turner, Flinders University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

The Economic in Literature -- ACLA Seminar CFP March 26-29

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 9:31pm
Kyle Wanberg, Ph.D., New York University

We find ourselves in a world where economic logic rules the day. Caught within the rationality of neoliberalism, those of us who contest austerity, privatization, and the concomitant militarization of civil society are often left to counter them through vague logics of redistribution which take as given the very systems of accounting which we seek to undermine.

CFP: Transmotion: Postmodern and Vizenorian Approaches to Native American Literatures. NALSMarch 12-14, 2015. Albuquerque, NM.

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 7:43pm
NALS: Native American Literature Association

This panel is sponsored by Transmotion, a new, biannual, fully and permanently open-access journal inspired by the work of Gerald Vizenor. Transmotion publishes new scholarship focused on theoretical, experimental, postmodernist, and avant-garde writing produced by Native American and First Nations authors, as well as book reviews on relevant work in Vizenor Studies and Indigenous Studies. The journal may be found on-line at http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion

3rd International Berkeley Conference on Film & Media: Serialities 1915/2015

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 6:51pm
Department of Film & Media at University of California, Berkeley

Building on the success of the two previous silent-film conferences held at Berkeley in 2011 and 2013, the Department of Film & Media has decided to widen the scope of our biennial conference to include comparative historical inquiry.

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:27pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media
A panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2015 conference

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:43am
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:08pm
Wreck Park Journal

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

[UPDATE] Journal of Springsteen Studies

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:28pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS was published in August 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

American West in Literature and Film, Albuquerque 11-14 February 2015

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:25pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

36th Annual Conference
11-14 February 2015
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Open call to participate in a digital non-fiction storytelling project

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:30am
Afterlife of Discarded Objects

This is an open call for participants in a digital non-fiction storytelling project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history. The project will examine how people's memories of their childhood games with discarded material objects inform the way they imagine the cultural landscape of their childhood. Material for the project is shared by multiple respondents through crowdsourcing (the stories will be featured on a map to facilitate a multimodal and interactive experience of storytelling). Please read the full description following the link below and take part in assembling a collective tale of the power of imagination to shape history!

[ACLA seminar] Double frames: authors, texts, audiences in original translation

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:01am
Brigitte Rath, U Innsbruck/FU Berlin; Beatrijs Vanacker, KU Leuven

Writing a text as if it were a translation creates a specific kind of fiction: it overlays the act of authorship with an invented author, and the original text with an invented original in a different language, aimed at a different audience. Original translation does not (only) invite readers to imagine a fictional world, but to imagine a fictional original version of the very text they read.

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