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Sideways in Time [UPDATE]

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:45am
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Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives Conference

Sideways in Time: Alternate History and Counterfactual Narratives:
March 30-31, 2015 [Please note the change in dates from the previous cfp; we have also confirmed our 3 keynote speakers - see below]

Sideways in Time is an Alternate History Conference to be held at the University of Liverpool - in association with Lancaster University. This interdisciplinary conferences will bring together scholarship in science fiction, fantasy, historical and literary fictions, as well as historians and counterfactual thought-experiments, to discuss those fictional narratives that deals with alternate histories and parallel worlds.

Special journal issue of Text Matters on 'Gothic Matters'

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 4:13am
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Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, University of Lausanne

Once considered escapist or closely linked to fantasy, the Gothic genre (or mode, as scholars increasingly call it) has recently begun to be explored for its material concerns and engagement with real-world matters. This special issue of Text Matters invites essays that develop this line of inquiry, focusing on how the Gothic attempts to matter in concrete and critical ways, and mapping its rhetorical and aesthetic strategies of intervention and narration, affect and influence.

Gaming Identity: Sports and Cultures, local and global ABSTRACT: 15th February 2015

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:40am
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Altre Modernità academic journal, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
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The current notion of competitive sports involves an ambiguous attitude towards one's own belonging. On the one hand, sports have become increasingly globalized, and on the other the issue of competing in support of one's own nation goes on being an explicit responsibility of the professional athletes who comes from a specific nation but at the same time are supposed to "speak" a common language, universally understood regardless of one's national belonging. As Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann state in their Gaming the World (2010), globalization and local allegiances as conflicting influences are remoulding the cultural and artistic implications of sports all over the world.

CFP for Area, Arab Culture in the U.S. (Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 11-14, 2015)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 3:02am
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SW Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 36th Annual Conference of the

Southwest Popular/ American Culture Association
(Formerly Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations)

Conference Theme
Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico (http://www.southwestpca.org)
Hyatt Regency Hotel (http://goo.gl/gTvvVP)

[Extended] Deadline for Proposal Submission: November 15, 2014

Pluralism: Addressing the Challenges of the Modern Nation-State The Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship Project

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:34pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Pluralism: Addressing the Challenges of the Modern Nation-State
The Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship Project: 10th Global Meeting

Saturday 2nd May – Monday 4th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:
Pluralism is both a challenge as well as a goal of communities in the contemporary modern Nation-States.

Communities are grappling with issues like ISIS, the near-independence of Scotland, ongoing viability of the EU, Russia vs. Ukraine vs. international community and asylum-seekers policy, just to name a few. At the same time, there is increased diversification of population with large-scale migrations, and diversity of populations in modern Nation-States is celebrated.

Violence: The Violence Project

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Violence
The Violence Project: 13th Global Meeting

Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

When Virtual Reality Became a Reality: The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:29pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

When Virtual Reality Became a Reality
The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project

Sunday 10th May – Tuesday 12th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations

"For the better part of a century, science-fiction writers, technologists and philosophers have contemplated the arrival of a digital realm so immersive that it is neurologically indistinguishable from the outside world. Now it's here" (Rubin, 2014).

Experiencing Prison: The Experiencing Prison Project

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:24pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Experiencing Prison
The Experiencing Prison Project

Wednesday 6th May – Friday 8th May 2015
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Call for Presentations:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project dedicated to the study of the experience of imprisonment.

CFP: Reviewers needed

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:52pm
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Hypercultura - Hyperion University, Bucharest
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Dear Colleagues,

The recently founded Journal, Hypercultura, of the Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania, now at his fourth number, is looking for reviewers for articles that have been submitted in the areas of Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics

- Hinduism, Western (movies), identity politics, racism (African-American, Gypsiness, Postcolonialism, Native-Americans, identity-sociology, Anglo-American Literature (Victorian, on raical minorities, on Africans)African Identity, media-propaganda)

If you are willing to act as reviewers, please send your CV at the following email address, so that we can know your areas of expertise, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE AT LEAST PHD STUDENTS

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