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Play Me a Story: Videogames as Narrative

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:52am
Lancaster University

Despite the exponential rise of videogames in contemporary culture (the gaming industry now being more lucrative than film) critical consideration of games as narrative texts remains in its infancy. Writing in The Guardian newspaper, Naomi Alderman recently argued that videogames could – indeed should – be the greatest storytelling medium of our age. However, narrative in videogames exists on the margins of literary acceptance, and although digital texts are increasingly attracting scholarly interest, this usually refers to the written word in a digital context, rather than an audio-visual narrative representation that the player interacts with.

[UPDATE] Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:35pm
UTA English Graduate Conference

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Conference Chairs: Stephanie Peebles Tavera, Robert LaRue
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Theresa M. Towner, Professor of Literary Studies in the Arts & Humanities Department at the University of Texas at Dallas

[UPDATE] Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference April 29-30 [JANUARY 15 Deadline]

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 7:46pm
The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton

Call for Papers for the Acacia Group's Philip K. Dick Conference to be held at Cal State Fullerton, April 29-30, 2016. Confirmed Special Guests: Dr. Ursula Heise, Jonathan Lethem, Tim Powers and James Blaylock.

Deadline for proposals: Interested individuals should submit a titled, 250-word abstract and complete contact information—name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mail and email addresses, and telephone number—by January 15. Submission email: dsandner@fullerton.edu

Our theme: Philip K. Dick, Here and Now.

[UPDATE] Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies: A Graduate Conference in Reno, 26-27 February 2016

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:21pm
College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)

Re/Considering (In)humanity/ies
The 6th annual College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
Conference Date: February 26-27, 2016
Conference Location: University of Nevada, Reno
Submission Deadline [UPDATED]: December 15th, 2015
Submission Address: CLAGS2016@gmail.com

Keynotes: Beauvais Lyons, "Prank Theory"

Call for Papers:

The submission deadline is hereby extended. Submissions will be accepted until 15 December 2015.

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies Issue 15 - articles and reviews

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 11:42am
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies is currently seeking submissions for Issue #15, to be published in late Summer 2016.

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies is an annual, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on all aspects of the gothic and horror genres. Article submissions should be 5-7000 words and must follow the MHRA style guide. Reviews of fiction, scholarly books, films, television programmes, conferences, and new-media texts, as well as relevant interviews, should be no more than 1000 words in length.

Article Deadline: 1st March 2016
Review Deadline: 1st May 2016

"YST – Young Scholars Transfers: A reflection on the notion of transfer in human and social sciences" october 13-14, 2016

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 10:32am
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

Call for papers: international symposium "YST – Young Scholars Transfers: A reflection on the notion of transfer in the field of human and social sciences"

Dates: 13-14 October 2016 at Université Paris-Est Créteil

Keynote speakers : Professor Lewis Gordon (University of Connecticut)
Professor Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Call For Papers, December 29, 2015

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:57am
International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology

The International Association of Transdisciplinary Psychology invites theorists, artists, writers, and psychologists who think between traditional academic borders to submit articles on the condition of being human. More information can be found at: www.transdisciplinarypsych.org

Call for Manuscripts for Vol-4, Issue-1

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 9:41am
IJASBT

International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology
ISSN: 2091-2609
DOI prefix: 10.3126/ijasbt
Quick Links:
Author's Guidelines
Online submission of Manuscript
Model Manuscript
Current Issue
For publication fee & waiver informations: Kindly see Author's guidelines
Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: 28th February, 2016
Publishing of Manuscripts: March, 2016 (Last week)
International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, ISSN: 2091-2609 is an international online open access journal in English language published quarterly (March, June, September & December).
Submit your manuscript for publication in the coming issue (March, 2016).

[UPDATE] Symposium Reading the Present through the Past

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:06am
The Netherlands School for Literary Studies

Reading the Present through the Past

Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies
University of Amsterdam

Love Letters

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 4:30am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Love Letters
Call for Participation 2016

A Letters and Letter Writing Project
3rd Global Conference

Saturday 2th July – Monday 4th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford

This is not a love letter

"I read over your letters again and again, and am continually taking them up as if I had just received them; but alas! They only serve to make me more strongly regret your absence: for how amiable must her conversation be, whose letters have so many charms?" Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 6.7 [Translation William Melmoth 1915]

Is this a love letter? Or is it something else entirely?

Interculturalism: Cultures and Identities

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Friday, December 4, 2015 - 4:28am
Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Interculturalism: Cultures and Identities
Call for Participation 2016

A Cultures, Traditions, Societies Project
9th Global Meeting

Monday 18th July – Wednesday 20th July 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

Digital Poetics and the Multimodal Novel (U of Amsterdam, June 16-18, 2006)

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:16pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative

Multimodal novels stipulate conceptual shifts in our understanding and experience of literature, according to Wolfgang Hallet. Though the genre label "multimodal novel" is a recent coinage, graphic resources such as experimental typography and layout, images and illustrations, which contribute to multimodal aesthetics, have appeared in novels for centuries. Samuel Richardson, Laurence Sterne, and Edgar Allan Poe utilized the expressive properties of typeface and layout in their narratives. In the early twentieth century, practitioners of the historical avant-garde including Andre Breton and F.T. Marinetti also produced multimodal narratives.

[UPDATE - DATE CHANGE] Engaging Society Through Literature and Criticism

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:07pm
Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures / L'Association des littératures canadiennes et québécoises

Le français suit

CALL FOR SESSIONS AND PAPERS

Engaging Society through Literature and Criticism

Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures Annual Conference
May 28-30, 2016
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

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