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Contemporary African Diaspora Travel Narratives

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:02pm
Kajsa K. Henry/College Language Association

CLA Call for Paper--Proposed Panel

The 76th Annual CLA Convention will be hosted by Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, April 6-9, 2016. The Conference theme is "Dialogues between Africa and African Diaspora in Languages, Literatures and Films."

ACLA 2016 - The Planet and the World: Postcolonial Horizons in World Literature and the Anthropocene

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 6:11pm
Rebecca Oh and Janet Zong / University of Chicago and Harvard University

Postcolonial literary study has been declared dead or "exhausted" in some quarters, but it may have metamorphosed in environmental humanities concerned with the Anthropocene and in theories of world literature. This seminar explores how these fields speak to one another and pursue new conceptual and aesthetic schemas.

H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Radical Visions - 8-10 July 2016 H. G. Wells Conference Centre, Woking, UK

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 1:37pm
H. G. Wells Society

H. G. Wells was a novelist, social commentator and utopianist, and is regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction. His early scientific romances featured time travel, mad scientists, alien invasion, space travel, invisibility, utopia, future war and histories of the future: his mappings of the shape of things to come was an overture to over a century of science fiction.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies--Call for Guest Editors

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:53am
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies journal

We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2016 and 2017 issues of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com). This past summer Nicole Lobdell and Kate Holterhoff put together a wonderful issue on "Illustration and Gender" and the previous summer's issue, edited by F. Elizabeth Gray and Nikki Hessel, focused on "Gender and Journalism." Both issues can be found on our website.

Soundscapes of American Literature

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:43am
Northeast MLA

Sound has always been a method of understanding the world around us, and literature of various forms and time periods has attempted to capture such soundscapes. This panel hopes to explore sound in text in greater detail, raising questions of structure, as well as nationality, individuality, culture, and memory within the American literary realm and American history more broadly. The category "soundscape" could include music, narrative explorations of sound, sonic landscapes, and dialogue, among others, and papers might discuss technical or structural renderings of sound, symbolic usages of sound, or sound as a contributor to other theoretical concepts.

CFP Embodied Readings 9/11/2015

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:23am
Roxanne Harde

Call for Papers

Embodied Readings:
Child Readers and Children in Literature

Roxanne Harde and Lydia Kokkola (Eds.)

Submissions are invited for chapters on the theme of the embodied child in relation to children's literature and other media. The collection will reflect the growing interest in the embodied nature of child both as the reader or consumer of various media and as represented within those media.

Contributions are welcomed from a range of fields, such as literature, postcolonial studies, literacy education, historical and cultural studies, film and media studies, and education.

Possible areas of investigation:

Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:11am
TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida

The University of Florida's TRACE journal publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. TRACE Innovation Initiative's second call for papers, "Ecoplay: Digital Games and Environmental Rhetoric," focuses on digital games and asks how play contributes to ecological thought.

CFP: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) - 11/9/15 (6/18- 6/19)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 8:57am
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Sat. June 18 – Sun. June 19 2016

Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for the 19th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference.

Proposals for presentation of critical work or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) will both be very welcome.

In 2016, the 19th year of the conference, we will look to the current conditions of your individual creative writing practice, to research and teaching in creative writing, and to the experiences of creative writing teaching, learning and research from a faculty or student perspective. All topics will be welcome!

ACLA 2016: The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 5:22am
Diviani Chaudhuri / State University of New York at Binghamton

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2016 Annual Meeting will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts March 17-20, 2016.

Innovative presentations are invited for the proposed seminar, "The House in Literature: practices of commemoration, consumption, display and self-fashioning."

Heidegger / Media

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:42pm
UTADEO Film and Media Studies Programm

Heidegger / Media

Edited by: Justin M. Battin and German A. Duarte

Publisher: UTADEO University Press: Bogotá, COLOMBIA - (to be printed in both English and Spanish)

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