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"CASCA" – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline September 1st 2014.)

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 9:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade
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Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, humanities, culture and art. The aim of the journal is to cover a wide spectrum of themes and critical analyses cutting across numerous theoretical and disciplinary boundaries related to critical theory, literary theory, language and literature, history of art, postcolonial theory, politics, cultural studies, history of thought, etc.
We are interested in publishing scientific and expert papers, book reviews, exhibition reviews, web portals.
All the submitted papers are to undergo an adequate double blind peer review.

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 1:11am
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Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin
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*Please note the original posting mentioned a deadline of November 2015; the correct date in November 2014.*

"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

[UPDATE] Toward an Ecosomatic Paradigm: Disability and the Environment in American Literature; August 1, 2014

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 5:32pm
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Matthew J.C. Cella, PhD [Edited Collection]
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I seek contributors to an edited collection focused on the intersection between disability studies and literary ecology, particularly as it plays out in American literature and culture. More specifically, the collection will investigate the role that literary ecology plays in upholding what might be called the ecosomatic paradigm. As a theoretical framework, the ecosomatic paradigm underscores the dynamic and inter-relational (and thereby ecological) process wherein human mind-bodies interface with the places, both built and wild, they inhabit. That is, the ecosomatic paradigm proceeds from the assumption that nature and culture interact in an ongoing, dialectical relationship that has implications for both the human subject and the natural world.

DISASTER AND DISEASE IN AFRICAN LITERATURE: THE AESTHETICS OF ENDURANCE (SAMLA, Nov. 7-9, Atlanta)EXTENDED DEADLINE

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman
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This panel proposes to examine the work of writers who explore environmental or health hardships experienced by communities in African countries. Papers are encouraged to engage with the complexities of writing on these topics: for example, the difficulty of representing lived realities of disaster or disease without reinforcing the stereotype of Africa as a space of continual crisis or the challenge of crafting an aesthetic that can adequately contain suffering and the will to endure. By July 15, 2014, please submit a 300-word abstract and A/V requirements to Renée Schatteman, Georgia State University, at schatteman@gsu.edu.

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 3:31pm
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Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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For the PCA/ACA national conference (1-4 Apr. 2015 in New Orleans), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. DEADLINE: 1 Nov. 2014.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative writing
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business

Disability Studies

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 1:03pm
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College English Association, Caribbean Chapter

http://blogs.uprm.edu/ceacc/cfp/

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez on 12-13 March 2015. The topic is Disability Studies. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language and literature) and technology, as they relate to the conceptualizing Dis/Ability.

CALL FOR PAPER: Issue 4 of LIQUID BLACKNESS issue on "FLUID RADICALISMS"

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:24am
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liquid blackness
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liquid blackness invites abstracts for its no. 4 issue titled "fluid radicalisms"

Planned in conjunction with the presentation of the Black Audio Film Collective film series hosted by liquid blackness at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA on September 26-28 and October 3-4, this issue will address a range of topics prompted by, but not limited to, BAFC's filmmaking practice in the context of Black Atlantic artistic and intellectual flows.

Collection of Essays on David Mitchell - Call for Abstracts

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:37am
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Courtney Hopf (NYU) and Wendy Knepper (Brunel University)

Building on from our successful Symposium on David Mitchell held at NYU London on 9 May, we are moving forward with a proposal for a collection with a major publisher and are seeking abstracts for selection.

Mitchell's oeuvre is often celebrated for its distinctive vision of cosmopolitanism, remediation of genre(s), and relationship to postmodern, posthuman, and postcolonial discourses. This collection of essays aims to expand our understanding of Mitchell's work by considering all aspects of his literary and cultural output, including novels, short stories, cinematic adaptation, opera/libretti, and multimodal aesthetics.

Works by David Mitchell

[UPDATE] Remnants of the Nation: Yasar University, Turkey - 30-31 October

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 4:31am
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Yasar University - Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of English Language and Literature
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The deadline for proposal submission has been extended until 31 July, 2014.

Yaşar University, Department of English Language and Literature

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium

REMNANTS OF THE NATION

Dominican Blackness (special issue); EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts by 7/31/2014, Articles by 12/15/2014

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 4:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Black Scholar
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The editors of The Black Scholar welcome essays for a special issue examining the complexity of black cultural politics and identity in the Dominican Republic. This special issue seeks to analyze Dominican racial relations against the grain of the cross-disciplinary consensus, primarily U.S.-based, that focuses on Dominicans' "negrophobia," "anti-Haitianism," and "self-hatred." In this way, the issue inserts itself into a globally comparative Black Studies, including the articulations and disarticulations between blackness in the US, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Papers

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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The Northeast Modern Language Association will meet in Toronto, Ontario, for its 46th annual convention, held April 30 to May 3 2015. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

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
full name / name of organization: 
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.

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