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C PRACSIS International Conference on History, Theory and Writing 11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10:28pm
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Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia In Association with The Institute of Social Justice, Australian Catholic University and The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.
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C PRACSIS announces its 2016 edition of International Conference on 'History, Theory and Writing'. Nikolas Kompridis, Director, Institute for Social Justice and Research Professor in Philosophy and Political Thought at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney Campus will deliver the keynote address. Allison Weir, Professor in Social and Political 
Philosophy and Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University will be the plenary speaker.

Octavia Butler essay collection

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 4:57pm
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Martin Japtok and Rafiki Jenkins

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler's multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 5000 words are recommended (MLA format).
Please send essays to either Martin Japtok (mjaptok@palomar.edu) or Rafiki Jenkins (jjenkins@palomar.edu) by May 15, 2016.

London and the Globe: The Literary London Society's Annual Conference

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 4:11pm
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Literary London Society

Dear friends,

You are warmly invited to the Literary London Society's annual conference. To acknowledge this year of Shakespearean celebrations, the conference theme in 2016 will be 'London and the Globe'. This event will follow the trace of London's transnational connections across historical periods and through novelistic, dramatic, poetic and other modes of expression. Please see attachment or follow this link for the full call for papers:

http://www.literarylondon.org/conference/

6-8 July 2016

London and the Globe

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2016

CFP, Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 12:54pm
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Vance Byrd and Ervin Malakaj
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CFP, Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics
Fortieth Annual German Studies Association Conference
September 29 – October 2, San Diego, CA

In the context of expanding literary markets throughout the nineteenth century, this series of panels seeks to foreground new approaches that consider how evolving publishing practices impacted the production of literary texts. Papers might address issues such as:

Play Me a Story: Videogames as Narrative

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:52am
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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
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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
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The Acacia Group at California State University, Fullerton
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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
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College of Liberal Arts Graduate Symposium (CLAGS)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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IJASBT
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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
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The Netherlands School for Literary Studies
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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
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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?

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