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

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

The CUNY Games Festival -- A Conference on Game-Based Learning in Higher Education

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:36am
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The CUNY Games Network

The CUNY Games Network of the City University of New York is excited to announce the second annual CUNY Games Festival, which will be held on January 16, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

The CUNY Games Festival 2.0 is a one day conference to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education. We aim to bring together all stakeholders in the field: faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and game designers. Both CUNY and non-CUNY participation are welcome.

The Call for Proposals is now open.
Proposals are due by October 15, 2014.

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

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

KOME journal soliciting submissions 2015 communication/media/journalism studies

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:33am
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Hungarian Communication Studies Association
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KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its first 2015 issue. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication and media studies, with a focal point on pure communication inquiry.

Epasa Moto: Multidisciplinary Journal of Arts, Letters and the Humanities

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
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Faculty of Arts, University of Buea

Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.

Epasa Moto (New Series), an official bi-annual journal of both the Faculty of Arts and the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters of the University of Buea, is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly journal of arts, letters and the humanities. It publishes original, well-researched papers, review essays, interviews, résumés, and commentaries, which offer new insights into the various disciplines in the arts, letters and the humanities. Focus is on issues about Africa and the African Diaspora but comparative works from Western and other cultures designed to enhance the vitality of humanistic studies in Africa are acceptable.

Performance studies - Literary studies - Somaesthetics

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:26pm
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International Conference: "Performance studies - Literary studies - Somaesthetics" / University of Wrocław, The Doctoral Students’ Research Group of Literary Theory

The Doctoral Students' Research Group of Literary Theory is pleased to announce

The International Conference

Performance studies – literary studies – somaesthetics

With Professor Richard Shusterman as the keynote speaker

Performance studies, whose origins lie in the philosophy of language and theatre studies, have in the past decades become closely connected with a host of other disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, ethnography, cognitive science, and neurolinguistics. This phenomenon, sometimes aptly described as the performative turn, is in full swing at the moment, spreading both in the humanities and far beyond them.

CALL FOR PAPERS. TEXTOS HIBRIDOS / HYBRID TEXTS May 15, 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:17pm
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Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana.
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Textos Híbridos, the electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Latin American chronicle from the Conquest to the present day, invites the submission of critical studies on the Latin American literary chronicle for its JULY 2015 issue. The journal seeks to lend additional visibility to the chronicle as an important genre and to promote dialogue on a literary form that has been continually marginalized despite its wide readership and far-reaching influence in Latin America.

Edited Collection: Memory in Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Tales

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:56pm
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Heather Urbanski

Summary
Upcoming collection on memory in post-apocalyptic and dystopian stories, under contract with McFarland and Company, seeks proposals for academic essays on the complex role of rhetorical and social memory in science fiction/fantasy, fandom, and online gaming. Abstracts due 1/5/15 with final essays due 6/1/15.

Call for essay contributions to anthology -- Reconciling the Unexpected: The Intersection of Homebirths and C-Sections

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:18pm
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Samantha D. Gottlieb, California State University, East Bay

Seeking personal essay contributions from mothers or partners of women who have had a c-section after a planned homebirth.

Please submit a 250 word abstract and brief author bio by October 15 to samantha.gottlieb@gmail.com

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA) Deadline: 14 October 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:14pm
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Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.

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