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NeMLA Roundtable: Literature, Debt, and Economies of the Negative

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 5:26pm
Kyle Wanberg, New York University

This roundtable discussion centers itself on the relation between economics and literature, via theoretical intervention. We are especially interested in thinking logics of debt, measurability, and accountability in literary works of world literature (or those that challenge, undermine, and otherwise interrupt these economic regimes). Our aim is to investigate authority of systems of value and their modes of subjecting and subjectification.

The Context Journal of Language, Literary & Cultural Studies (ISSN 2349-4948)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:33pm
Kumar Wani, India

The Context (ISSN 2349-4948)

Call for Manuscripts for Volume 1 Issue 3

The Context (ISSN 2349-4948) is a peer-reviewed international e-journal of language, literary and cultural studies. It is published quarterly (January, April, July and October) in an open access domain. The journal aims to publish academic research in English produced by scholars who are interested in the areas such as:
Indian Literature in English, Comparative literature, Post colonial literature, Life narratives (Autobiographical writings), New Literature, Travel writings, Literature crossing cultural or national boundaries, new readings of canonical and historical literature.

PARTICIPATORY URBANISMS

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:04am
Made possible by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley, California, USA with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Participatory urban projects have been shown to foster 'real' democracy; enliven the public sphere; expand civic consciousness and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency (Baiocchi 2005]. Participatory art projects subvert the traditional relationship between the art object, the artist and the audience such that the artist is no longer an individual producer of discrete objects but a collaborator and producer of situations; the audience is a co-producer or participant; and the work of art is an ongoing happening rather than a commodifiable object (Bishop 2012).

Postgraduate English - Extended Deadline 15 September 2014

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:15am
Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761), Durham University's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, should be received no later than Monday 15 September 2014.

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:56am
University of Alberta and MacEwan University

How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?

Call for Paper - Global Journal of English Language and Literature

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 3:47pm
Global Journal of English Language and Literature

Papers are invited for the Volume 2, Issue 3 of the Global Journal of English Language and Literature (ISSN 2320-4397) to be published in August 2014. The forthcoming issue will be an Open Issue. The journal features densely theoretical and analytical writings that focus on various aspects of English Studies which address/approach the research problems with methods of and insights borrowed from multiple established disciplines. Accepted papers will be published after peer-review process. This is an online electronic journal and there will be no hard copy of the issues. There are no publication fees or handling charges. The last date for submission is 10th August, 2014.

The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium

As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

Cities Afloat

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:39am
Laura Whitebell and Lisa Vandenbossche/NeMLA

CITIES AFLOAT

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Ryerson University

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:51pm
English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U

Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

Trans-Humanities (Ewha Woman's University, Korea)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 8:05pm
Trans-Humanities/ Ewha Institute for the Humanities

Trans-Humanities is an academic journal for envisioning the new horizon of the humanities. The journal is published by Ewha Institute for the Humanities (EIH) which performs the Humanities Korea (HK) project since 2007 with its agenda "Trans-Humanities: Reimagining and Reconstructing the Human Sciences." Trans-Humanities aims to contribute to the recognizing and understanding of the humanities in practical ways by discussing them in terms of them as means of newly forming, transforming, and creating knowledge that transcends the rigid boundaries of such categories as region, race, gender, capital, language and culture.

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