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Edited volume: Emotional Geographies: Women, Affect, and Urban Space in Post-1945 Translocal Literary and Visual Texts - Oct 30

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 3:37pm
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Ágnes Györke and Imola Bülgözdi, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Affect studies has emerged as one of the most productive fields of analysis since the turn of the 21st century. Following in the footsteps of Teresa Brennan and Eve Kosofky Sedgwick, for instance, a number of scholars have explored the function of affect and emotion in literature, culture and social life. Relying on psychoanalytical as well as social theories, the "affective turn" has contributed to cultural studies in many ways: books focusing on gender, emotional politics, transnationalism, the moving image, political engagement and leadership theories from the perspective of emotion, empathy and affect were published, among many other studies that investigate the role of emotion in social life.

The Lumen, a Journal of the Mutual Dialogue between Medicine, the Arts and Humanities, submission deadline 4 December 2015

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:59am
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The Lumen, the University of Edinburgh
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The Lumen is an annual new writing and arts journal on the mutual dialogue between medicine, the arts and the humanities based in the University of Edinburgh. We hope to foster creative and critical discourse on the personal experience of illness and healthcare. The Lumen will provide a space for the expression of the deeply personal narratives of the medical encounter, from patients and healthcare professionals alike, and the aspects of the human condition that it exposes.

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the Summer 2016 issue of The Lumen. The theme for this issue will be 'Trauma'.

Nineteenth-century Building Stories (NeMLA, Hartford, CT March 17-20 2016, abstracts due Sept 30)

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 9:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Starr (Westfield State University)

This panel will consider Victorian short fiction as both an artifact and narrative architect of the city. Drawing on the large body of scholarship on nineteenth-century print cultures and more recent reconsideration of the relationship between short and long-form narratives, this panel seeks papers interested in exploring the position of short fiction within Victorian attempts to represent and/or reimagine British urban landscapes.

Micro-Fiction and the Experience of Exile (47th NeMLA Annual Convention, Hartford, 17-20 March, 2015)

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 8:55am
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Antonio Rivas/ Dickinson College
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Also known as 'Nano-Fiction,' 'Sudden Fiction' or 'Flash Fiction,' Micro-Fiction is a type of storytelling characterized by its extreme brevity. Although the contraction of a narration into a few lines can be found at any moment throughout literary history, only in the twentieth and twenty-first century does Micro-Fiction appear as a direct challenge to traditional storytelling. Moreover, in recent years Micro-Fiction has been discovered as a way of democratizing literary writing; a popularization that can be observed on websites, blogs, on-line journals and literary contests.

European Popular Culture and Literature

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association-Submission Deadline: 11/01/15
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37th Annual Conference February 10 – 13, 2016
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
http://southwestpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 11/01/15
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to any aspect of European popular culture and literature for the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

Habits of Imagining - March 17-20, Hartford

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:23pm
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NeMLA
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In the Portlandia sketch "Is This Chicken Local?" Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein satirize how narratives of innocence related to food production (e.g. "cage-free," "artisanal," "grass-finished") are used as class indicators and marketing techniques.

ACLA, Hardvard: Abstract Submission

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu
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Interested in images of science in literature? If you are, please submit your abstract via ACLA's online portal. Deadline is approaching soon. Abstracts must be submitted by Sept 23rd.
For more information about this seminar, please visit this link:
http://www.acla.org/node/5239

Thank you.

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Feb. 18-20, 2016, University of Louisville

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Golding, Conference Director; Travis Henretty, Conference Coordinator

The 44th. annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Feb. 18-20, 2016

Guest speakers: Rodrigo Toscano, Johanna Drucker, Mat Johnson, Lisa Gitelman

For more information, visit www.thelouisvilleconference.com

The submission deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM EST September 15, 2015

Articles on Video Games - Rolling Deadline

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Dr. Amy M. Green, FWPCA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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The Popular Culture Review is seeking out scholarly articles on video games to be included as part of an ongoing series featured in each issue. While we want to keep the range of topics open, serious consideration of the digital narrative, especially in the form of focused analyses of specific titles or series, are of special interest.

Approaches combining the ludological approach with the narratological approach are also of interest. The goal of the journal is to continue to expand upon a growing and serious consideration of gaming as a storytelling platform.

ACLA Seminar: Worlding Sexual Difference (March 22-25, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:47pm
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ACLA
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Worlding and sexual difference are generative forces that imply a process of appearance and concealment. For Martin Heidegger, worlding is the process by which something becomes unconcealed through its passing from earth to world. This aesthetic and phenomenological passing is constituted by strife. For Luce Irigaray, sexual difference is that which remains concealed through patriarchy. For psychoanalysis, sexual difference responds to the specular logic of sameness and is produced by the resolution of the castration complex. Elizabeth Grosz, on the other hand, understands sexual difference as irreducible to all humans insofar as human reproduction is only possible through the encounter of two gametes.

MVSA SEMINAR: The Transatlantic Periodical Press (April 8-10, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:09pm
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association
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MVSA SEMINAR: The Transatlantic Periodical Press
Seminar Leader: Jennifer Phegley, Department of English, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2016
Conference Topic: Victorian News: Print Culture & The Periodical Press

April 8-10, University of Missouri, Columbia

MVSA SEMINAR: Finding/Creating a Voice in the Periodical Press (April 8-10, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:08pm
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association
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MVSA SEMINAR: Finding/Creating a Voice in the Periodical Press
Seminar Leader: Leanne Langley, IMR Lifetime Fellow, University of London

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2016
Conference Topic: Victorian News: Print Culture & The Periodical Press

April 8-10, University of Missouri, Columbia

MVSA Seminar: Print Culture and the Mass Public: Dissemination and Democratization (April 8-10, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:06pm
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association
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MVSA SEMINAR: Print Culture and the Mass Public: Dissemination and Democratization
Seminar Leader: Julie Codell, School of Art, Arizona State University

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2016
Conference Topic: Victorian News: Print Culture & The Periodical Press

April 8-10, University of Missouri, Columbia

The City in the Life Narratives of the Global South

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:03pm
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ACLA panel

In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, Mikhail Bakhtin insists on the "sharp and categorical boundary line between the actual world of representation and the world represented in the work of art." Yet in no genre is this line more regularly blurred than the many forms that can be loosely grouped together under the label of autobiography. While all literary texts contain within them some ideological engagement with reality, the particular tensions that define many of the urban centers of the Global South often move this relationship to the forefront of the narrative.

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