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2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:08am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
The words 'fan' and 'fandom' often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of 'their' team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force, fandoms represent participatory communities that are so thoroughly inscribed within our social fabric, and integral to the way many individuals understand their identity, that it warrants holistic study in an interdisciplinary context.

Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars, 5-6 June 2015, Nancy (France)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:54am
John S. Bak, Université de Lorraine / IALJS

Working in partnership with various research centers -- Oxford Centre for Life-Writing (Wolfson College, Oxford University), Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University), ReSIC (Université Libre de Bruxelles), and the Experimental Media Lab (Academy of Fine Arts Saar) -- the Lorraine research groups I.D.E.A. (EA 2338: Interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones), C.R.E.M. (EA 3476: Centre de recherche sur les médiations) et Écriture (EA 3943: Centre lorrain de recherches interdisciplinaires dans les domaines des littératures, des cultures et de la théologie) are announcing a call for papers for a conference, "Literary Journalism and Africa's Wars: Colonialist, Decolonialist and Postcolonialist Perspectives."

[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation: 9th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue, December 2014)

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 6:21pm
[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming
9th issue. We accept:
- original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
- reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the
journal's focus
Submission of research papers, reviews, interviews, translations of a literary texts or video
essays implies that the work described has not been published previously and that its publication
is approved by all authors. By submitting an article or video to [sic], the authors acknowledge

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'LITERATURE TODAY LITERARY JOURNAL'

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 2:42pm
LITERATURE TODAY

Literature Today, a new literary Journal, is inviting poems and short
stories for its first issue.

http://literaturetodayjournal.webs.com/

Theme of our current issue is 'Man and Nature'. You

can send us poems and short stories on :

1. Beauty of nature.

2. Destruction of nature by Man.

3. Natural hazards and Man.

4. Conflicts between Man and Nature.

5. Any other themes relating to nature.
Submission Deadline:July 10, 2014

Submission Guidelines:

1. Send not more than 4 poems.

2. Send not more thank 2 short stories.

The Other Senses of Modernism (MSA 14)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 7:31pm
Yaron Aronowicz/ Princeton University

This CFP is for MSA 14

While there has been increasing attention to the senses more generally and to the 'lower' senses of smell, taste, and touch in recent years, it is pretty clear that most scholarship on modernism that focuses on sensation is visually (and to a lesser extent aurally) oriented. Attention to the visual in modernist scholarship has allowed us to ask important questions about surface and glamour, affect and image, the urban landscape and the commodity, race and sexuality. But our largely visual version of modernism has also, perhaps, not allowed us to conceptualize and encounter the other senses of modernism.

Scholarly Articles for Edited Collection

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 11:29am
Voices of the Unseen: Revolt and the Building of Radical Transnationalism

We are looking for three articles for an edited collection:

1. Analysis of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement and its impact from a global perspective;

2. Environmental activism and/or the struggle against "climate imperialism";

3. Anti-militarism from a global perspective.

Please submit abstracts (300-500 words) to John Maerhofer and Autumn Quezada-Grant by May 30th.

Here is a description of the book proposal:

PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. Riverside, CA, October 31-November 2, 2014. Deadline: May 15, 2014

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:53am
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 112th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; graphic memoir; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

Call for Papers for Publications:1.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives 2. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 6:03am
Liberal Arts Lore

Critical/ scholarly papers on the two areas will be published after blind- review:
I.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives

II. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute

a) Aravind Adiga The White Tiger

b) Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies

c) Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question

d) Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending

e) Eleanor Catton The Luminaries

The General Information for the contributors:
1. Title of the paper: bold, title case (Capitalize each word), centered, Font Size 14.

2. Text of the paper: justified; Font & size: Times New Roman, Font size, 12; Spacing: Double spaced.

EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:13am
The Cornaro Institute


General Introduction

EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014 is a new conference organised by the Cornaro Institute in Larnaca, Cyprus and the historic Cyprus College of Art.

SHORT FUSE, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - OCTOBER 10, 2014

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:49pm
University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian

From the quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns to Julien Gracq's La littérature à l'estomac; from Zola's J'accuse...! to Celine's pamphlets, from Marinetti's Parole in libertà to Dario Fo's political farces, anger has often been a creative force; art, a forum for indignation. Yet, the point of origin of short-fused productions can be many: artistic disagreements, social debates, and political views are only three examples of what explosive literature and art can bring to light.

Possible themes and topics include but are not limited
to:

Call for Publication - Inidigenous film, Media & Cultural Politics

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:35pm
Internation Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) seeks papers for a themed issue on Indigenous Film and Media. Papers should address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, etc. film, media, and popular cultures. MCP is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and popular cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those which run across cultures, nations, and nation-states. Consequently, this themed volume welcomes comparative research across media and/or Indigenous ethnicities and cultures.

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due May 15, 2014

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA

E[RACE]ED: METHODOLOGY OF THE REPRESSED

This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder - MSA 2014 - Frankfurt School Critical Theory in the 21st Century

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 2:17pm
Jonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg

The deadline for this CFP is quickly approaching!

This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.

Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "€œmass culture,"€ as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School'€™s critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.

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