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Fiction in the Age of Risk

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:45pm
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Textual Practice

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands? This proposal for a special issue of Textual Practice takes 'risk' as a productive and important condition in contemporary global dynamics. In a world characterised by new modes of screening and surveillance, ecological disasters, and political instability, what does it mean to take, or refuse, risks. 'Taking a risk' implies an act or decision that threatens a given set of conditions by introducing a new set of circumstances into an event horizon.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56pm
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The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference
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This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law. This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law.

The 2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Law and Literature Conference is especially interested in the following areas although all submissions will be considered.

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 3:35pm
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University of North Alabama English Department
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Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:56pm
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Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College
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In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.

On Game Structures Special Issue of Performance Research, Vol.21, No. 4 (August 2016) Abstract deadline: 15 August 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:46pm
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Natasha Lushetich University of Exeter
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Performance Research Volume 21, No. 4, August 2016

On Game Structures

Deadline for Abstracts: 15 August 2015

Issue Editors: Mathias Fuchs and Natasha Lushetich

To be or, actually, not two sentences to be, that is the question, combined.
Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Metamorphoses of the Book : New Global Literary Networks

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:58am
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Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - SITEC

CFP Conference 1 - 2 April 2016
The Metamorphoses of the Book :
New Global Literary Networks

Organizing Committee :

Constance COLLIN, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Sylvie DUCAS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Nicolas MALAIS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Pascal ZINCK, Pléiade,Université Paris Sorbonne Cité

Date of the conference :1st - 2nd April 2016
Place of the conference : Pôle des Métiers du Livre de Saint-Cloud (France), université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Context

UPDATE: Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:36am
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Elizabeth A. Monske & Kristine L. Blair

UPDATED* CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS:

Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs

A book edited Elizabeth A. Monske and Kristine L. Blair

*We have altered our original CFP to reflect the book contract we received from IGI-Global. For more information about the publisher, see http://www.igi-global.com
For an extended CFP and link to submit the proposal, please refer to http://bit.ly/1fd7LPb

Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:11am
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Ken Koltun-Fromm, Haverford College; Assaf Gamzou, Israeli Cartoon Museum

The last decade has produced critical and expressive studies in sacred canonical texts and comics. Witness, for example, the artistic works from R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis (2009) and JT Waldman's Megillat Esther (2005), as well as scholarly publications from Karline McLain's India's Immortal Comic Books (2009), A. David Lewis's edited volume Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels (2010), and Samantha Baskind's and Ranen Omer-Sherman's editorial work for The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2010).

Translated Memories

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 9:30am
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Bettina Hofmann, University of Wuppertal

Translated Memories": Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust
July 14, 2015, Steinheim Institute in Essen, Germany
This coolloquium addresses a subject which—70 years after the end of World War II—is of vital interest even today: How can memories of the Holocaust be constituted and transformed in a transgenerational and transnational perspective?
Three authors, all writing in English, and four literary scholars, hailing from Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S., will reflect on this subject based on their own and other literary texts.

Brevitas. Percorsi estetici tra forma breve e frammento nelle letterature occidentali.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:26am
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SEMPER – Seminario permanente di poesia (Università di Trento)

Brevitas. Percorsi estetici tra forme brevi e frammento nelle letterature occidentali.

Trento, 4-6 novembre 2015
Il Seminario Permanente di Poesia, al termine del suo terzo anno di attività, intende proporre una riflessione sulle forme brevi e frammentarie della scrittura letteraria, nella prospettiva critica ed estetica della modernità, pur non sottraendosi a un proficuo confronto con le forme tradizionali della brevitas.

International Journal of Literary Linguistics

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:44am
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Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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The International Journal of Literary Linguistics (IJLL) is an open-access, peer-review journal published by Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) that is dedicated to the publication of original research at the interface of literary studies and linguistics. The journal provides an innovative forum for articles participating in the recent reshaping of the field of literary linguistics under the influence of pragmatics, functional linguistics and cognitive studies. It aims at contributing to a new, dialogic understanding of literary production and reception. The journal invites contributions from scholars working on different languages and literatures.

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