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Special Issue: Engendering the Disc – The Fantastic Worlds of Terry Pratchett

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:58am
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Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most brilliant fantasy writers and was an inveterate humourist with a knack of creating unforgettable characters. Writing with verve, poignancy and daring, Pratchett is known for his signature style as much as for the bold criticism deftly embedded in his comedic writing. In honour of Sir Terry, gender forum will publish a special issue dedicated to him and his works.

Being Humans. The Human Condition in the age of techno-humanism: representations, practices, experiences

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:28am
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Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies
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The long-running debate on Post-humanism is now entering a new phase: after the analysis of technological imaginaries and 'frontier cases' that informed the field during the '90s, scholars' attention is now progressively focusing on more common technological artefacts, social practices and socio-technological assemblages that seem to redefine the boundaries of what was traditionally conceived as "human".

SAMLA Special Session: Hybrid Networks: Literature and Science in Early Modern England

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:15am
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
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This panel welcomes papers on the various social, intellectual, or textual networks among authors and consumers of early modern literature and science. This panel seeks to understand what new networks of influence or collaboration we can discover by pairing disparate genres/fields of inquiry in the early modern period. Essentially, this panel asks: how can disparate or shared methods of signification within literary and scientific genres challenge our understanding of the early modern production of knowledge?

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:21pm
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Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.

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Margaret Atwood Studies seeks submissions [rolling]

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:17pm
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Margaret Atwood Society
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Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

[UPDATE] Games and Literary Theory Conference (Nov 20-22, 2015, New Orleans, USA)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:47pm
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Timothy Welsh
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# International Conference Series in Games and Literary Theory
Third Annual Conference

Hosted by Loyola University New Orleans, Department of English & School of Mass Communication

New Orleans, Louisiana USA
November 20-22, 2015

**Please note, we are EXTENDING the proposal due date to April 17th.**

[Update] PAMLA 2015--Special Session: Temporality and Childhood

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:44pm
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PAMLA 2015, Portland

Our panel explores the various temporalities at play within the binary realms of childhood and adulthood with the aim of rethinking its teleology of 'growing up' from temporal perspectives.

Interested panelists should submit a brief bio (50-100 words) and an abstract (250-300 words) to markus.bohlmann@senecacollege.ca by April 20, 2015.

Issues of Fact: the Pathologies of Fact and the Fictitious in Law and the Humanities [deadline:May 15th, held September 24-26)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:22pm
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Erasmus School of Law & Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication – Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society
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A three-day conference organized by Jeanne Gaakeer and Frans-Willem Korsten

To be held September 24-26, 2015
Erasmus School of Law & Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication – Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society

Deadline application: a proposal of max. 300 words should be sent to issuesoffact@gmail.com before May 15th, 2015.

Fanfiction and Student Learning

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:36pm
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MediaCommons Front Page

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: How can fanfiction studies enrich student learning in the classroom and within their own reading and writing practices?

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference, Plano, TX (4/10/2015)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:53pm
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Lisa A. Kirby, The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies
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The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College in Plano, Texas, is pleased to hold its inaugural conference, featuring keynote speaker and noted historian Dr. Heather Thompson of Temple University, who will present "What Mass Incarceration Means to the American Working Class." The conference, which will take place in the Living Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus of Collin College on April 10, 2015, and will also feature scholarly panels and roundtables by faculty from a variety of disciplines. For the conference program and registration, please go to http://iws.collin.edu/lkirby/

MSA 17, Modernism and History, Due April 12, 2015 (conference Nov 19-22, 2015)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:48pm
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Aleks Prigozhin, Adrienne Ghaly

From the early decades of the twentieth century the concept of 'revolution' has provided modernism with a powerful historical imaginary of rupture and change, encompassing phenomena ranging from overtly political manifestos through to radical challenges to established aesthetic forms and prevailing critical frameworks. Taking our cue from this year's MSA theme, this session seeks to rethink modernism's broader relationship to categories and modes of the historical. We invite papers that both broaden and complicate current understandings of the interrelation between conceptions of history and modernist artistic practice.

PAMLA 2015 Special Session: "Faulkner & Time" (11/6-8, Portland) [UPDATE]

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:02pm
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Kristin Fujie, Lewis & Clark College
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This special session takes the 2015 PAMLA conference theme of "Literature and Time" as an occasion for reconsidering a topic that has interested Faulkner critics for as long as there has been Faulkner criticism. We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.

Please send questions to kfujie@lclark.edu and submit 250-word abstracts via the online system at pamla.org by May 15, 2015. (Please note extended deadline.)

Cinematic Journeys of Identity--2015 Film & History Conference (Nov. 4-8, 2015, Madison, WI)

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 4:11pm
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2015 Film & History Conference

CFP: Cinematic Journeys of Identity

In keeping with this year's focus of "Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns," we seek to explore film as a visual technology that works to formulate, map, image, and indeed, imagine identity. While cinematic journeys can come to us explicitly in the form of a traveling filmmaker or a narrative that itself is about traveling, there is also the journey of the audience, taking flight and following the itinerary charted by the film. In this regard, this area is interested in what Tom Conley calls the "cartographic impulse."

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