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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

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.

DE RE MEDITERRANEA - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 4-5 DECEMBER 2015 - ABSTRACTS DEADLINE July 15th, 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:37am
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STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY AND FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Stony Brook University and Florence University of the Arts
are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Conference that will take place in Florence on the 4th and 5th of December 2015.
The international conference is entitled:
DE RE MEDITERRANEA
How does "Mare Nostrum" shape the civilizations and societies inhabiting its geographical reach?
Despite borders shared by the diverse shores of southern Europe, North Africa, and Anatolia,
is it possible to speak of a Mediterranean identity?
The conference explores the many connections that define the Mediterranean as a symbol of tradition and modernity.
CONFERENCE THEME

International Conference on English Language Teaching and Learning [ICELTAL]

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 3:55am
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Alexandra Esimaje, National Association of Teachers and Researchers of English as a Second Language (NATRESL)
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Call for Papers
The National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as a Second Language (NATRESL) and Benson Idahosa University invite you to submit abstracts for general session papers for the next annual conference.
The conference will feature two workshops; one for primary and secondary school teachers on the theme " Ridding English Language Teaching/Learning of Grammatical Common Errors" and the other for language specialists on the theme "Using learner corpora in language teaching".
Contributors can write on sub-themes not included in the list above but papers must relate to the overall theme of the conference.

"Hybrid Identities in a Globalised World"

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 1:42am
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Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies
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Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies
Call for Papers
Special Issue 2016
"Hybrid Identities in a Globalised World"

Faulkner and the City at American Literature Association Symposium on September 10-12

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:02pm
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American Literature Association
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I am organizing a proposed panel on representations of the city within Faulkner's texts for the upcoming ALA Symposium "The City and American Literature." I'm looking for 2-4 proposals on any aspect of the city in Faulkner's works. If interested, please send a 250-500 word abstract to jcobrien@memphis.edu by June 27, 2015.

Jefferson, Mississippi is definitely on the table, but I am especially interested in his treatments, portrayals, and uses of larger cites (Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.).

Detective Fiction and Chaos Theory

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 6:28pm
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The Butterfly Effect: Tracking Chaos Theory in Detective Fiction Collection

Seeking 200-250 word abstracts and short biographies for a collection of essays discussing Chaos theory (a notion of chaos as part of the order of things instead of a breakdown) and how it works in Detective Fiction.

Call for Papers for Collected Essays: Women Activists Online

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 3:54pm
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Linda Levitt

The early promise of the Internet as an opportunity to enhance community, bringing people together to work together toward positive ends, long seemed a pipe dream. More recently, social media has become an undeniably powerful site of cultural influence and change. Women's issues in particular benefit from an expanded dialogue online.

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