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Cybersecurity Ethics: The Common Good and the Digital Commons as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:42am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Hull
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cybersecurity Ethics:

The Common Good and the Digital Commons

as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security

 20-21 October 2016, University of Hull

 Venue:

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE)

Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE, UK

 

Keynote speaker: Professor Andrew Hoskins (University of Glasgow)

CFP: The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
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Society for the Study of the American Short Story and the American Literature Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre

A Symposium of the American Literature Association

 

Keynote Speaker:

J. Gerald Kennedy, Boyd Professor of English, Louisiana State University

Special Event:

A Reading by Judith Ortiz Cofer

 

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story (SSASS) requests proposals for papers and presentations at an international symposium on the short story to be held in Savannah, GA, October 20-22, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. More information regarding hotel reservations and registration is available on the society website:

The Politics of the Personal Narrative Essay

updated: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
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Northeast Modern Language Association - March 23-26, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel will explore the potential (and threshold) of the personal narrative essay in our first-year writing courses. As opposed to other writing assignments (the research paper, the persuasive essay) that appear more geared toward developing transferable skills, the personal narrative is often considered, to borrow from Elizabeth Wardle, a “mutt genre,” meaning a genre important only in first-year writing courses to which they are also exclusive. However, this panel carefully considers how the personal narrative prompts and encourages such skills as rhetorical maneuvering, genre awareness, and metacognition, which many Transfer Studies scholars (see for instance: Devitt [2007]; Nowacek [2011]; or Russell [2002]) have often prioritized.

Heavy Metal at the Movies

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Gerd Bayer
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Research on heavy metal has seen an impressive growth over the past decade. While the disciplinary background of metal scholars and the methods they employ testify to ever more diversity, few publications have focused specifically on the role played by film. This collection of essays sets out to bring together research on heavy metal and visual culture. In recent years, the number of films on metal has increased sub­stantially, indicating that this musical genre might be viewed in new ways by the non-fan public.

NEMLA 2017: Embodiment and the Modern Corporation

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Délice Williams-Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

As a site of struggle, a target of discursive discipline, the seat of disruptive agency, and the material ground for various voluntary and imposed definitions of identity, the human body has long been the subject of interrogation in literary scholarship. The recent “material turn” in various fields of subfields, including the environmental humanities, has brought the figure renewed critical attention This panel seeks to examine representations of the body in the context of a particular relationship: one with the supposedly disembodied entity of the modern corporation. The panel invites papers that consider how modern authors articulate this relationship in various configurations for different effects and political purposes.

Axxed: Public Censorship and the Academy (NeMLA, March 23-26, 2017)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Queensborough Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Resistance to the censorship of speech or publications by governmental or institutional authority has long been regarded as central to the defense of academic freedom. The hypervisibility and hyperconnectivity resulting from social media and the 24-hour news cycle have made possible the suppression and/or marginalization of unpopular ideas and texts through public shaming and/or boycotting. While on the one hand, this kind of public censorship embodies the total realization of freedom of expression, at the same time, it serves to squelch unpopular ideas and texts.

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Yasmine Shamma, Honors College of Florida Atlantic University
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Edited Collection on Joe Brainard

 

The Great Fire: Reconsidered

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gabriella Infante & Rebecca Rideal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Call for Papers

3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral

 

The Great Fire of London has long been held as a watershed moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon King Charles II because it had crippled the ‘rebellious’ City of London; forever opening its gates to royal power.

The Digital Teaching Edition

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:22pm
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NeMLA 2017 Panel - Dr. Mary Balkun (Seton Hall Univ.), Dr. Diana Polley (Southern New Hampshire Univ.)
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This proposed roundtable session will consider the challenges—technological, pedagogical, and practical—of creating a digital edition of a text specifically for use in the classroom. The absence of teaching editions of some texts, in particular those by women writers and writers of color, has become a growing concern for those who specialize in these authors. Editions may have gone out of print or only be available in expensive scholarly versions; meanwhile, publishers are hesitant to invest in texts that may not have a wide readership. This situation has some instructors struggling to use online versions that may not be easy to read or use, are rarely annotated, and are usually lacking contextual information.

Immigration and Integration in German Popular Culture

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab was published in 2010, there has been an explosion of comedy and satire in Germany dealing with issues of immigration and integration, from sketches on established mainstream television programs such as the heute show to new productions such as Abdelkarim’s StandUp Migranten on ARD’s EinsPlus. With the recent debates surrounding comedian Jan Böhmermann’s satirical poem pillorying the Turkish president Recep Erdogan, the limits of satire and its political effects have also been the subject of widespread media attention.

Call for Papers[July-September, 2016 Issue]

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:21pm
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International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
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deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016

International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for July-September, 2016 Issue of the IJ-ELTS.  

Deadline Extended - CFP: Queer Sinners and Saints at the Film and History Conference

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bridget Kies
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

CFP: Queer Sinners and Saints
An Area of the 2016 Film and History Conference
Oct. 26-30, 2016 - Milwaukee, WI, USA

Deadline for abstracts: July 15, 2016

 

The resurrection of discourses on morality, coupled with increasing legal and social acceptance for LGBT identities, makes this a ripe time to investigate how queerness, especially queer film and television, are understood in contemporary society.  This area seeks to investigate godly and heretical queerness not only in representation, but also in industrial practices, production, and reception. 

"The Death of Zod": Ethics in 21st-Century Comics

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Avid comic book fans sat appalled in theatres as Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reached the climax of the film in which Superman kills his enemy Zod. Snyder’s film raises the question of whether this killing and the death of Zod could actually fit with Superman’s traditional moral compass. From Man of Steel to the CW’s Arrow and Flash series to the Avengers franchise, comic book characters are facing new ethical developments in their rejuvenation that both encompass and go beyond the idea of killing one’s enemy.

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