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Pop Narratology: Social, Historical and Political Perspectives on Pop Cultural Narratives

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:04am
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Department of English and American Studies, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

Call for Papers:
5. Wuppertaler Graduiertenforum Narratologie
19. - 21. June 2014, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Pop-Narratology:
Social, Historical and Political Perspectives on Pop Cultural Narratives

Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction Themed Issue: Digital Games and Interactive Media

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 3:00am
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The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction
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Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction

Deadline for inclusion in our second issue: February 17th, 2014.

We are now soliciting articles for the third, and for subsequent issues of the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction. The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal hosted by the University of California at Riverside, affiliated with the UCR Library's Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Graduate student editors run the Eaton Journal, with scholarly review provided by an interdisciplinary executive board made up of SF scholars, research librarians, and archivists.

The Tenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium Theme: Transparency abstracts due February 3

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:57pm
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Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium

The Tenth Annual Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium
Theme: Transparency

Symposium date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Keynote speaker: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Associate Professor of American Art, University of Pennsylvania

Transparency is an increasingly charged theme in contemporary culture: from governmental transparency and freedom of information laws to the crystalline staircases at Apple retail stores. How does a notion of "transparency" animate American art and material culture of the last few hundred years? How have artists utilized transparency—or its inverse, opacity—as a visual strategy, or philosophical motivation?

SE Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 3:41pm
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Palm Beach Atlantic University/SE Conference on Christianity and Literature
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Paradise is a subject that has stirred the imaginations of writers for millennia while simultaneously exceeding the scope of artistic representation itself. Poets, playwrights, and novelists have been inspired to describe in various ways that which is indescribable. Language can only approximate visions of paradise occasioned by mystical experiences such as spiritual awakenings, ecstasies, and epiphanies. Conference organizers invite papers that explore how literary artists imagine paradise, from abstract images of height and light to concrete images of sublime mountain peaks and lush seascapes. Papers are also welcome that investigate literary depictions of paradise's dark opposite, hell, and its penitential proving grounds, purgatory.

[REMINDER] Strangely Familiar: Reading and Recognition in English Studies (Abstracts due January 31, 2014)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Endnotes UBC English Graduate Conference (Department of English, University of British Columbia)

ENDNOTES 2014: READING AND RECOGNITION IN ENGLISH STUDIES

Location: Green College, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Website: endnotes2014.wordpress.com

Proposal Deadline: Friday January 31st, 2014

"STRANGELY FAMILIAR" is the organizing theme for Endnotes 2014, the annual graduate conference of the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. This conference invites you to consider the "strangely familiar" in literary, language, and interdisciplinary contexts.

Old Books for New Audiences: Preservation through Reprinting (SAMLA 2014)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 2:40pm
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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
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This session seeks to explore "cultures of reprinting" by considering the wider importance of reprinted and new editions of previously published works. There are several instances where time and zeitgeist seem to coincide to restore or recover texts at the time when they are most likely to be appreciated, read, and taught. Many times these recovery-through-reprinting efforts change or significantly shift the canon.

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ICAF: International Comic Arts Forum, Nov 13-15, 2014 (due 3/14)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:03pm
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International Comic Arts Forum
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The 17th International Comic Arts Forum
November 13-15, 2014
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Columbus, OH

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites scholarly paper proposals for its seventeenth annual meeting, to be held at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, OH, from Thursday, November 13, through Saturday, November 15, 2014.

The deadline to submit proposals is March 14, 2014. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)

CFP: Chess and American Culture @ ASA '14 (1/21)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:59am
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Les Harrison / Virginia Commonwealth University
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In an 1859, Oliver Wendell Holmes delivered a speech celebrating American chess champion Paul Morphy's triumphant tour of Europe. Of note for Holmes was the fact that a "child of the Great Republic" had demonstrated the capacity of the nation to excel at "the royal game of kings and conquerors." Only two decades earlier, in "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841), Edgar Allan Poe had dismissed the ostentatious and "elaborate frivolity" of chess" as a game in which "what is only complex is mistaken for what is profound." For both Holmes and Poe, as well as for many Americans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Chess was a game whose deep cultural and historical meaning held a special significance for the United States of America.

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