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[UPDATTE] Memories on the Move: Asian Connections; Deadline June 30, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 12:31pm
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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Vol. 42 No. 1 | March 2016

Call for Papers

Memories on the Move: Asian Connections

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2015

In the last ten years memory studies has experienced a gradual shift towards comparative, interdisciplinary, and border-crossing perspectives. Studies on cosmopolitan memory (Levy and Sznaider), multidirectional memory (Rothberg), transcultural memory (Crownshaw), travelling memory (Erll), or transnational memory (De Chesari and Rigney) highlight the circulatory, competing, overlapping, fluid and dynamic nature of the processes of remembrance and cultural memory.

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 10:03am
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_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

RSA (2016): Renaissance Collaboration

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:50am
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Renaissance Society of America
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The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies invites abstracts for a series of panels it will sponsor at RSA in Boston (2016) on the theme of collaboration in the period from approximately 1350 to 1700.

Possible topics might include but are not limited to instances of illicit collaboration, such as collusion, unlawful gatherings, or plagiarism; social networks or inventories that permit discoveries and inventions; co-creation in the visual or plastic arts; notions of join participation or koinonia in the Reformation; cooperation or co-opetition on the Renaissance stage; customs, practices or civilities of guilds and confraternities; and the tension between individualism and the collective. Papers are welcome from any discipline.

BABEL Un/session CFP: Off the Books, Off the Property: The Liminal Spaces of Protest Libraries. Proposals by June 15, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:18am
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4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group: Off the Books: Making, Breaking, Binding, Burning, Leaving, Gathering
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For its 4th Biennial Meeting, to be held at the University of Toronto from October 9-11, 2015, BABEL proposes to take flight both along and off the fractal edges of the book. This session will consider the emergence of protest libraries from within global political encampments. While their specifics vary, these library spaces all have in common confrontation with security forces and the imminent threat of eviction from their various contested spaces. They are sometimes also referred to as encampment-, occupation-, pop-up-, squat-, or street-libraries, and recent examples include:

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:10am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

CFP: Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA Nov 6-8) Deadline: May 15

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 11:04pm
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PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus, NeMLA 2016, Hartford (deadline for panel proposals: 29/05/2015; conference: 17-20/03/2016)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:23pm
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Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA (Northeast MLA)
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47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
Session Proposal Deadline: May 29, 2015
Call for Papers Begins: June 15, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015
All submissions are online at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/cfp.html

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media; 1-2 page abstracts due August 1, 2015

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:22pm
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Graham J. Murphy (Seneca College, Toronto, Canada) and Lars Schmeink (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany)

Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Contributions are invited for a critical anthology focusing on cyberpunk beyond its literary dimension, its presentation in visual/virtual media, and its ongoing relevance in the 21st century.

Haptics & The Senses - Draft articles are due by 31st July 2015

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:04am
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HARTS & Minds

CFP - Haptics and the Senses

Issue 7. 2016

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Haptics and the Senses' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates and early career researchers (including independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts. The edition is due to be published in early 2016.

Our previous editions can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates and review suggestions at facebook.com/hartsandminds. We accept submissions of:

Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise. 14 December 2015.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 4:21am
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Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University

Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise

A one-day interdisciplinary conference exploring the glitch across arts practice and theory. Hosted by the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Date: Monday 14th December 2015
Venue: North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU, UK.

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:00am
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Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE
Following our successful co-edited volume Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (Palgrave-Macmillan 2014), we invite Chapter proposals for an edited volume on Intimate Unifications, Intersections, Companionships, Intercourses and the Lustful Politics of Desire in cinema, literature, art, photography, Internet culture, dance, theatre, burlesque, comics, advertising, etc. Topics under consideration include:
* Corporeal attraction and lustfulness in contemporary cinema, television,art, literature, advertising and popular communications.
* Desirable penetration, violation and rupture.

The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:26pm
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Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)
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The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.

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