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Special Issue: "Social Transformations from the Mobile Internet"

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Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 12:08pm
Jason Farman / Future Internet Journal

In the first lines of Howard Rheingold's seminal book on pervasive computing, Smart Mobs, he notes an observation he had in Japan that changed the way he thought about mobile technologies: "The first signs of the next shift began to reveal themselves to me on a spring afternoon. That was when I began to notice people on the streets of Tokyo staring at their mobile phones instead of talking to them" (2002, p. xi). This shift from using a mobile device as a voice communication medium toward usages that focus on data (specifically the "mobile Internet") heralds the era of physical and pervasive computing culture.

SCMLA 2010-2011: Australasian Literature and Film Panel

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Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 6:41am
South Central Modern Language Association

The SCMLA Australasian Literature and Film Panel welcomes submissions on topics related to its theme:

Re(vision)s and Inspirations: Space and Identity in Australasian Literature and Film

Reminder: Berkeley German Studies Conference deadline for submissions 1.3

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Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 6:26am
UC Berkeley, Department of German

Call for Papers

THE NEIGHBOR

Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
University of California, Berkeley
March 11-13, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Reinhard
Departments of English and Comparative Literature
Director, Program in Experimental Critical Theory
University of California, Los Angeles

UPDATE-The Sixties-New Deadline December 31

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 9:06am
Deborah Carmichael

The Sixties: The Culture, The Movements, and The Summer of Love
PCA/ACA National Conference
San Antonio, TX
April 20-23, 2011
Final Extended Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010
Contact: Deborah Carmichael, Area Chair
Email: carmic28@msu.edu

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

[Inter]sections Call for Papers and Peer Reviewers

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Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 3:49am
[Inter]sections, the peer-reviewed American Studies journal at the University of Bucharest

[Inter]sections is the trimestrial peer-reviewed American Studies journal at the University of Bucharest. We are now accepting academic papers, reviews, and interviews for inclusion in our March 2011 issue. The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2011.

Because of the large number of submissions we've been getting, we need more people on our peer-reviewing team. Those interested should send us a short bio (no more than 200 words), as well as a writing sample (between 3,000 and 7,000 words) and a list of the main areas they would be prepared to cover. The deadline for peer reviewing applications is also January 31st, 2011.

[UPDATE] Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association, May 26-29 2010

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Friday, December 17, 2010 - 2:11pm
Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

Call for Papers: Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association annual conference, May 26-29, 2011

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will host two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2011, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org

Extended Deadline for Abstracts: January 15, 2011

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