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UPDATE DEADLINE for BIRTHA conference at University of Bristol, UK. Title: Transitions: Questions of Form, 1945-Present

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:47pm
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University of Bristol, UK

This one day conference is intended to explore the role of our concept of 'transition' in literary studies. This exploration
can be phrased in a series of questions, with the foremost being whether our cultural definitions are more reflective of
critical trends than of changes in artistic practice. For example, is James Joyce's Ulysses the high point of literary
modernism and, simultaneously, the beginning of postmodernism? Or does this retroactive critical summation do artistic
violence to an open text? If we agree that there are such things as transitions, then we might ask a further set of questions:
How do changes in form reflect changing historical or technological conditions? What happens to the old category upon

Censorship and Self-Censorship: Special Issue of "Between," Journal of the Italian Comparative Literature Association (Compalit)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:34pm
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Stefano Ercolino / Freie Universität Berlin

This issue aims to investigate the interplay between censorship and self-censorship in a variety of domains, from literary works to audio-visual media, from criticism to cultural mediation, in order to re-examine the relationship between censorship and artistic expression. We will focus our investigation on the following themes:

Lateral Journal: Performance and Cultural Studies Special Issue (proposals due August 15th)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:52am
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Cultural Studies Association--Stefanie A. Jones and Eero Laine

The Performance Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association calls for proposals for politically engaged articles and innovative digital publishing projects at the intersections of cultural studies and performance for a special issue (Thread) in the upcoming issue of Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

Call for Contributions and Participation: Online Forum for Literary Studies

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:50am
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Complit Complice

To Whom it may concern!

Post-graduate and post-doc students in literary studies at the University of Jena (Germany) and the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne have recently published the first version of an online forum that will allow students to continue their discussions outside the classroom.

You'll find the multilingual board through this link: www.complit-complice.org

The website is ad-free and free of charge.

We'd be happy to welcome you on-board.

Best wishes,
H. Jahn

Reconstruction Issue 14.2, Phenomenology and Education

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:48am
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Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)

Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image: University of Dundee, Scotland, 11 - 15 August

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:41am
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International Association of Word and Image Studies
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The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.

At Leisure? Amateur Sport and Performance / 18 September / DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 7 July 2014

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:32am
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Queen Mary university
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Keynote: Dr Colette Conroy (University of Hull)

'I believe and hope to prove that cricket and football were the greatest cultural influences in nineteenth-century Britain, leaving far behind Tennyson's poems, Beardsley's drawings and concerts of the Philharmonic society.'
-- C. L. R. James (1963)

Contemporary Representations of the Mother-Daughter Relationship - April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Do current representations of positive mother-daughter relationships exist? How can mothers serve as role models to their daughters, when both mother and daughter aim for the daughter not to repeat her mother's life? By exploring contemporary representations of mother-daughter relationships in literature, film, and art from multiple countries and diverse cultural perspectives, this panel will interrogate whether and how mothers can realize their own subjectivity and help their daughters achieve agency within today's globalized, patriarchal society. Presentations should explore late-twentieth and twenty-first representations of mother-daughter connections and interactions within their specific socio-political, economic, cultural, and national contexts.

Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts - 10/1/14

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:02pm
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.

[UPDATE] Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:47am
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SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
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Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema
16th Annual Cinema Conference, San Francisco State University
October 17–18, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Chuck Kleinhans (Northwestern University) and Julia Lesage (University of Oregon), founders and editors of Jump Cut

Contact email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu
Website: http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/csgsa

American Studies and American History: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:37am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442
http://southwestpca.org/

Call for Book Reviews

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
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Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).

UPDATE: JAMES HOGG & HIS WORLD CONFERENCE (April 9-12, 2015)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:08pm
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James Hogg Society
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Call for Papers

James Hogg and His World

Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

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