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[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:42am
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Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
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SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue topic for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic; a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 potential contributors and their paper titles (with brief abstracts).

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:39am
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'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
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What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future? How do online communities affect our experiences of the local?

The second symposium of the Leverhulme-funded 'Imaginaries of the Future' research network seeks to investigate what the concepts of local and regional identity might mean in the future. One of our key objectives is to explore these concepts in a way that avoids the risk of becoming either exclusionary and inward-facing, a mere neoliberal branding exercise, or morbidly nostalgic.

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:44am
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University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
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CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can
be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:

Cosplay and Pedagogy CFR

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:24pm
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MediaCommons

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: How can the increased scholarly study of cosplay become a benefit to education?

This survey question seeks to bring an understanding to the practice of cosplay and how it can increase different aspects of life, such as identity and community. While studying cosplay, differing questions that may arise include: What are some advantages to studying cosplay? How can digital studies and digital media further the outreach of cosplay? What does cosplay offer in terms of studying its influences on sexuality?

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ): Disability. CFP March 12, 2015; Conference 29 June

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:52pm
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for the submission of abstracts for its 6th Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 29 June-1 July 2015.

The Disability Stream is particularly interested in papers that explore the intersections of disability studies and popular culture. Papers may consider, for example, the ways in which popular culture depicts, constructs or challenges ideas about disability, or the evolution of characters with disability in popular culture. If you wish to discuss your idea for a paper or panel, please contact the area chair via email: disability@popcaanz.com.

Handbook of Research on Next-Generation 2016 : Handbook of Research on N-ext-Generation High Performance Computing

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:39pm
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IGI - Global
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The IT field has witnessed many advances over the last decade. This included a remarkable progress in distributed and high-performance computing that led to the emergence of some technologies such as cluster, grid, and cloud computing. However, the amplification of large, structured and unstructured datasets, millions/billions of threads, multi-core/many-core architectures, hybrid CPU/GPU models, mobile and wireless networks, and billions of smart objects connected to the Internet are very complex. For this reason, these challenges need further analysis and understanding as they are shaping a new era of high-performance computing.

John Dewey and American Poetry [Special Sessions Panel Proposal for MLA 2016, 7–10 January, Austin, TX] (Deadline March15, 2015)

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:17pm
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James D Hoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
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Few American philosophers had as great an impact on modern American culture and society as John Dewey. From his early experimentalism to his groundbreaking philosophies of education and aesthetics, Dewey not only changed the shape of American philosophy, but his ideas reshaped the way that we think about art, literature, and poetry. This panel seeks to examine further the influence of Dewey's ideas on American poets of the early twentieth century, as well as how his philosophy might help us to rethink the way that we read and understand poetry and its relationship to society, politics, science, and the arts. Possible topics include:

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:20am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25th February2015 — but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Boredom: Western University's 2015 Visual Arts Graduate Conference

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:03am
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Western University

Western University's 2015 Visual Arts Graduate Conference, Boredom, has extended its deadline for submissions to February 6th, 2015. Is boredom an emotional state, or does it hint at something more substantial than the ephemerality of experience? We invite graduate students at all levels and from various fields, including but not limited to, visual arts, history, museum studies, cultural studies, gender studies, and theory to submit abstracts or artist panel proposals. Possible topics could include: boredom as critical gesture, theme, or strategy; boredom in the making or experiencing of art; the wrote exhibition experience; the mundane.

Creative Writing in the World (12 June 2015)

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:34am
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York St John University

Over the past 30 years, the growth of Creative Writing as a distinct academic discipline has been one of the great success stories of UK higher education. York St John University is pleased to host 'Creative Writing in the World', a one-day conference, bringing together scholars, teachers, and practitioners in order to consider the wider impact and future of that development.

CFP for edited anthology / Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy, 1945-1975

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5:49am
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Roberto Cavallini

Requiem for a Nation: religion, politics and visual cultures in post-war Italy (1945-1975)

The main objective of this edited collection is to examine the ways in which religion, culture and politics converge in configuring the contradictions of a post-war Italy's cultural history.

Starting from the assumption that to conduct a critical reflection on Italian post-war visual culture one must investigate the inevitable impact of Catholic religion on everyday life and its social, political and cultural dimensions, I choose the vantage point of cinema and visual culture to propose a critique and exploration of religion's influence on the Italian cultural and political landscape.

Anthology on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 4:49am
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Indie-publication
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The editor of a proposed anthology is looking for essays on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. The anthology will be published as an e-book and sold through online channels. Accepted writers will be paid after the publication of the e-book. No royalties will be provided.

General guidelines:

Please avoid jargon even while dealing with abstract issues in Blood Meridian.
Please have a look at the bibliography maintained by the Cormac McCarthy Society and aim for new angles for interrogating Blood Meridian.
Please follow MLA guidelines.
For any citation please be ready to send a scanned page or screenshot of the citation if needed. All essays will be checked for plagiarism.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, invites papers on all aspects of British, Northern Irish, Irish, American and Canadian poetry and poets. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

Poetry:

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