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The Digital and the Local

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 8:21am
LINQ Literature in North Queensland, Vol 42

Extended Deadline: 1 October 2015

LiNQ is a 45-year old peer reviewed journal affiliated with the Department of English at James Cook University, Australia. This special issue explores the confluence of narrative and place-based digital storytelling. We welcome explorations of any aspect of digital storytelling, from blogs to immersive game-like narratives, particularly with some emphasis on space, place, or geography. Equally, we welcome any geocritical DH approaches to traditional narrative forms.

Please see our extended call for papers and submission information:
http://www.linqjournal.com/contribute/

[UPDATE] CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:36am
Mikel J. Koven, University of Worcester

CFP: Monsters, Demons and the Jewish Fantastic (Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media) [Deadline: 1 October, 2015)
Oy! Have We Got a Monster for You!
Monsters, demons and the Jewish Fantastic
Special Issue of Jewish Film & New Media
Guest editor, Mikel J. Koven (University of Worcester)
Autumn 2016

8th International Conference 'Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects' (registration till 1 Sept 2015)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:27am
Chelyabinsk State University

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite the academic community to attend the 8th International Conference "Word, Utterance, Text: Cognitive, Pragmatic and Cultural Aspects", which will be held on April 20-22, 2016 at Chelyabinsk State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia).

We welcome the submission of research papers related to the following topics:

–Innovative approaches to language studies in the XXI century.
–Linguistic image of the world and cross-cultural communication.
–Discourse as the object of interdisciplinary research.
–Current issues in translation and interpreting studies.
–Current issues in language education.

The official languages of the conference are Russian and English.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 4:54am
International Comparative Literature Association

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, students, faculty, and employees from different ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, and class identities. This trend toward embracing otherness has often been instituted and protected by laws and policies in different countries, and employees have been trained to effectively maintain agreeable and harmonious work atmosphere with each other.

Panel on Neo-Victorian Fiction: Excavating the Bygone in the Modern World, 3-6 January 2016, Athens, Greece

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:41am
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)

The Arts and Humanities Research Division (AHRD) of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) is organizing a Panel on Neo-Victorian Fiction: Excavating the Bygone in the Modern World which will be held in Athens, Greece on 3-6 January 2016. In the past, the five research units of AHRD have organized 50 annual international conferences on history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, languages, as well as the visual and performing arts. The aim of the conference session lies in discussing the significance of recollecting the Victorian literary past in the present-day fiction by means of diversified historical narratives.
Moreover, other topics are welcome (but are not confined to):

CFP: "The Critical 'I'" NEMLA (3/17-20/2016) (Abstract deadline 9/30/2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:11pm
David Bahr/ NeMLA

CFP: "The Critical 'I'"
NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT
Abstract deadline Sep 30, 2015

This roundtable examines the explored and unexplored possibilities (and challenges) of the autobiographical "I" in academic scholarship and literary criticism, both inside and outside the academy.

Journal of New Zealand Literature (Special Issue)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:54pm
Journal of New Zealand Literature

Journal of New Zealand Literature (Special Issue)
'Making New Writing: 1975-2000': JNZL Special Issue 2016 call for proposed articles
Full name / name of organization:
Journal of New Zealand Literature
contact email: johngeraets1@gmail.com

The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. JNZL, which is published annually, carries scholarly and critical essays on all aspects of New Zealand literature and cultural studies. We welcome submissions on any aspect of New Zealand literature in English. It also reviews books of critical interest in the field of New Zealand literary studies.

UPDATE - Revista Atenea Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (30 August 2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:36pm
Revista Atenea - Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays and books reviews.
URL: http://ece.uprm.edu/artssciences/atenea/
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be considered for publication for the next issue (XXXV). Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):
1. Essays (4000-5000 words) and book reviews (500-900 words) should follow MLA format and be accompanied by a brief abstract (250 words) in a separate file.

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 5:09pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

Vietnam War Representations in American Culture - Submission Deadline September 30, 2015

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 1:58pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable provides an opportunity to reflect on the representation of one of America's most unpopular and violent wars of the twentieth century: the Vietnam War. In particular, this roundtable will investigate the role of collective memory and artistic representation of this highly politicized and casualty-laden war.

[ACLA 2016] Liquidly Queer: Fluids That Matter

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:22am
American Comparative Literature Association

Slick, lubed, squirting, dry: bodies, fluids and the act of sex have long been sensually, erotically intertwined. But what would it look like to move from a poetics to a queer politics of fluids? From the fluids of the sex act to liquid metaphors employed to express trans*/gender/sexual fluidity, to a broader, critical exploration of new (sensual, fluid) materialisms, this seminar centers on a hypothesis: a closer reconsideration of fluids, both literal and figurative, may open up new approaches to queer analysis.

Kalmazoo 2016 – Roundtable: Teaching the Low Countries in Translation: Medieval Multilingualism and the Modern Classroom

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:04am
ICMS

We invite submissions for this roundtable, which will consist of four to six short presentations followed by an open discussion. We aim to provide a forum for a growing conversation by soliciting speakers interested in any aspect of the teaching, editing, and translation of the languages and literary cultures of the Low Countries as they inform pedagogical practice.

Rising Above Adversity: Stories to Grow by (NeMLA March 17-20, 2016)

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 8:53am
John F. Maune/Hokusei Gakuen University

This roundtable hopes to provide inspiration and guidance through personal narratives on lessons learned overcoming or coping with either life-long challenges or sudden life-altering issues. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, academic or sexual harassment, mental or physical health, or personal loss. The goal is to present cathartic stories illustrating inextinguishable human qualities that will stimulate audience dialogue. Proposals should specify the nature of their challenge and insights gained while working through it.

Personal stories relating to a wide range of adverse issues will be presented in short readings of less than 10 minutes each followed by dialogue between the presenters and audience.

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