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REIMAGINING MARGINALITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

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Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:58pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association - CELLA

The pluralistic, sophisticated and technocrazy nature of contemporary existence has blurred concepts like marginality and minority that are inherent in human existence. Because technology seems to have melted several existential boundaries, and because theories of global citizenry give the impression of free access to movement, the sense of being marginal is almost waning. However, the network of global philosophy and technological connectivity are themselves apparent mechanisms of marginalization especially in the postcolonial context. Postcolonial theorists, intellectuals and writers have taken the intellectual, political and moral authority to challenge representational claims made by dominant Western/imperial cultures.

The Sixth Biannual Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY 9/24/2015-9/27/2015

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:31am
Reception Studies Society

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to rss2015@ipfw.edu by May 8, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be:

[UPDATE] ARTICLE DEADLINE EXTENDED - Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:53am
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies have extended the deadline for submission of articles for Issue #14 until 1st April 2015.

The journal publishes scholarly articles and reviews on all aspects of the gothic and horror across literature, film, new media, television and beyond.

Please see http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/AboutUs.html for further details.

[UPDATE] Call for Editors: Rising Dragon, new journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:45pm
The Rising Dragon

Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
Requirements:
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:41pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

CALL FOR PAPERS (Nationalism and Identity)

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 3:02pm
Humber College and the International Festival of Authors (IFOA)

Call For Proposals:

Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015

Sacred Joureys 2: Pilgrimage to the heart of the sacred July 3-5, 2015 Mansfield College Oxford

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:33am
Inter-disciplinary.net

Pilgrimage to the Heart of the Sacred

The Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond Project

Friday 3rd July – Sunday 5th July 2015

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Pilgrimage is a cross-cultural phenomenon that facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures and walks of life. In the 2nd Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of this profound phenomenon.

Among the key issues that emerged from Sacred Journeys I: Pilgrimage and Beyond, were:

1. Definition of Pilgrimage:

Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture [panel proposal] MLA 2016, Austin TX [UPDATE]

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Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
Modern Language Association

Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention. Tentative title "Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture." Papers may consider any aspect of Judeo-Islamic relations in literature, culture, rhetoric, film, new media, etc. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives, texts, and/or historical periods.

300 word proposals and CVs should be sent to Lindsay Dearinger. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Questions welcome.

The official CFP can be viewed here:
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7791 (requires MLA login)

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