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Announcing Reconstruction 14.1 The Undead Arcade

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 1:40pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 14.1 The Undead Arcade
Featuring original artwork by Amanda Lee Stillwell
Introduction to the issue by Carly A. Kocurek and Sam Tobin
Articles
The Midway in the Museum: Arcades, Art, and the Challenge of Displaying Play, by Jennifer deWinter
Innovation, Imitation, and the Continued Importance of Vintage Video Games, by Brendan Gaughen
The Intertextual Arcade: tracing histories of arcade clones in 1980s Britain, by Alison Gazzard
Scott Pilgrim vs. The Casual Gamer: Pastiched Chip Music and Cultural Identity, by Megan McKittrick
Interview

'Twice Upon a Time: Magic, Alchemy and the Transubstantiation of the Senses' 26 – 27 June, 2014

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 8:04am
Centre for Fine Art Research, School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

To sit 'upon' time, as in the English tradition of 'once upon a time' conjures the illusion of a linear singularity of forward motion. To accept such an understanding, although once conventional, now seems wholly outdated. In an age where time travel is no longer a delusion of magical thinking and the sensory human body is so closely replicated in the new automata of artificial intelligence, a reconsideration of the eternal return to a present that is past, invites a re-staging of a story ready to be told twice.

CPF PAMLA Conference, 2014 Special Session: "That Old Black Magic": Temporality of Magic

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:19pm
Sören Fröhlich / University of California, San Diego

Recent scholarship in the 'temporal turn' has raised fundamental questions in the intersection of time and cultural representations (). However, this scholarship frequently side-steps cultural representations of time as malleable and non-rational, as well as supernatural temporalities. Thinking alongside the 2014 PAMLA Conference theme "Familiar Spirits," this panel invites papers that consider the relation between magic and time.

CfP: 2nd International symposium "Days of Justinian I", special thematic strand- Samuel's State and Byzantium, 26-27.09.2014

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:42am
Euro-Balkan University and University of Bologna, Ravenna Campus - School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM "DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I"
Skopje 26-27 September, 2014

Organised by
EURO-BALKAN UNIVERSITY, SKOPJE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA and
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, RAVENNA CAMPUS -
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE, ITALY

With the financial support of the
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia

Special Thematic Strand for 2014
"Samuel's State and Byzantium: History, Legend, Tradition, Heritage"

Written Song and Performed Text Conference Panel (Deadline June 17, 2014)

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 5:12pm
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVIII at UVA-Wise

This panel centers on the subject of orality and the written record in the realm of music. The organizers are particularly interested in the history of rimur, an Icelandic song tradition which appeared in manuscripts beginning in the 14th century and survived long enough to be recorded in 20th-century performance. However, abstracts are welcome on any aspect of orality and literacy in relation to medieval and early modern music.

Abstracts for papers should be 250 words or fewer.

Deadline for submissions is June 17, 2014.

The Medieval-Renaissance Conference takes place at UVA-Wise, Sept. 25-27, 2014.

Women and Work in Literature - Proposals Due May 15

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:44pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? Please send 250-500 word abstracts by May 15 directly to the conference website: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas Questions? Email Susanne Weil, Associate Professor of English & Humanities, Centralia College, Washington, sweil@centralia.edu.

ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:31am
Susan Dixon, Ph.D. and Klare Scarborough, Ph.D., La Salle University

CALL FOR PAPERS—ART AND SOCIAL CHANGE

UPDATE: Urban Studies CFP

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:07pm
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)

Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Topics can explore any facet of urban studies. Papers can take ecocritical approaches and focus on depictions of urban landscapes throughout pop culture. Papers can explore manifestations of cultural identity through urban studies or anything else that you feel is a further exploration or discussion related to the field of urban studies.

UPDATE: Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st Century Literatures

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:52pm
Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

[UPDATE] Sustainability as Preservation and Persistence in the Medieval Period - SAMLA 2014 - Nov 7-9

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:33pm
Rachel Scoggins/Georgia State University

English I (Medieval) Regular Session at 2014 SAMLA Conference (Atlanta)

Sustainability is a concept that would have been unknown in the Anglo-Saxon Age, at least as we now define and use the term. But certainly the preservation of learning, the care, copying and circulation of manuscripts, and the conservation and recirculation of material culture (including religious relics) were persistent and continuous activities during this period. This session invites papers that deal with any of these topics or any other aspect of the Anglo Saxon period.

[DEADLINE REMINDER]: "Perchance to Dream": Sleep and Related Phenomena in English Literature

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 2:02pm
University of Bristol

From Medieval Dream Allegory to the lexical recreation of the subconscious mind in Finnegan's
Wake, literature has often explored the subject of sleep and its related phenomena. This
conference aims to consider the many and diverse representations of sleep within English
literature, and to explore the ways in which writers respond to this still largely mysterious
biological necessity.

Call for Submissions: Literary Undergraduate Research in English

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 8:59pm
LURe/University of West Georgia

The journal for Literary Undergraduate Research in English, LURe, invites undergraduate students from any institution to submit manuscripts for our upcoming issue.

Submissions should involve studies in English, Philosophy, or Film Studies.

Submissions may be no longer than 1500 words and must use MLA format.

Please include the following information with your submission:
-Name
-College or University
-Classification
-Major
-Discipline of Paper
-Email address

Include your name, title of your paper, and the name of your institution within the subject line of your email.

Call for Submissions - April 15, 2014 - Short Articles

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 6:59pm
US Editors / The New Union

Call for Submissions: Issue 2

A new humanities journal is accepting submissions for articles on literature, culture, or politics for its second issue. We will accept abstracts or full essays, but we are looking for articles that will be ready for our May/June issue.

Please send your articles or abstracts to editorsustnu@gmail.com.

Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies

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Friday, March 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
Universidade de Vigo & Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies

In line with the three previous successful ASYRAS conferences organised at the University of Salamanca and the University of Oviedo, the Department of English, French and German Studies of the University of Vigo is pleased to announce the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. The event will be held at the School of Philology and Translation between the 4th and the 6th February 2015, keeping up with the society's interest in the overall promotion of literary, linguistic and cultural research in Anglophone Studies. In order to stimulate the exchange of research and ideas, the conference will take place concurrently with the 4th ELC (English Linguistics Circle) Postgraduate Conference.

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