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[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
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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
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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

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