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[UPDATE] Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 4:30pm
University of Bayreuth/FAU University/University of Uppsala

Afghan – Nation and Narration in Post-Colonial Postmodernities

"What I want to emphasize in that large and luminal image of the nation with which I began is a particular ambivalence that haunts the idea of the nation, the language of those who write of it and the lives of those who live it. It is an ambivalence that emerges from a growing awareness that, despite the certainty with which historians speak of the 'origins' of nation as a sign of the 'modernity' of society, the cultural temporality of the nation inscribes a much more transitional social reality."
(Homi K. Bhabha, Nation and Narration – Introduction)

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MLA 2016 Special Session: Postcolonial Poets and Publics

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 1:08pm
MLA 2016 Austin, TX

How do contemporary poets envision their role in the public life of a postcolony? This is not a question of social value but of social relations. In what ways does poetry mediate the discourses which, in part, inform the coherency of any public?

Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:56am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Call for Papers

_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_ Special Issue cfp

Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century

Deadline: June 3, 2015

[UPDATE] ARTICLE DEADLINE EXTENDED - Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:53am
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies have extended the deadline for submission of articles for Issue #14 until 1st April 2015.

The journal publishes scholarly articles and reviews on all aspects of the gothic and horror across literature, film, new media, television and beyond.

Please see http://irishgothichorrorjournal.homestead.com/AboutUs.html for further details.

[UPDATE] Call for Editors: Rising Dragon, new journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:45pm
The Rising Dragon

Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
Requirements:
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.

[UPDATE] CFP: Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:41pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood - CFP for Edited Collection

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:54pm
Lee Baxter and Martha Satz / Demeter Press

We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.

CFP - Philament 21: Terror Australis

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 8:59pm
Chris Rudge, University of Sydney

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career scholars (up to five years since qualification) that explore the notion or thematic "Terror Australis."

Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be a protean sense, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, or an institutionalised technic—a form of disciplinary power.

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