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Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 9:04am
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Rutgers University
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Call for Papers

Extending Play 3: Temporalities of Play

School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Conference Dates: Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016

Proposals Due: April 3rd

"History is indeed absent from the game, absent as something finished, as a storyline in the past tense. What replaces it is a history workshop, a model of history as the intuition of algorithms and their consequences. The gamer is a designer." --Mckenzie Wark, "Gamer Theory"

Extending Play is back, and this iteration will play with the concept of time. We are looking for papers and presentations that excavate the past, interpret the present, and forecast the future of play and games.

MLA 2017 Special Session: The Global English Department: Teaching Beyond the Anglo-American Canon

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 8:12am
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Myles Chilton, Nihon University; L. Ashley Squires, New Economic School

This roundtable focuses on teaching and learning beyond the Anglo-American canon in non-Anglophone countries. English departments beyond the Anglophone center tend to restrict their curricula to what those in the center of the discipline might consider an archaic preoccupation with canonical writers and texts. This roundtable will explore the reasons behind the canonical focus, what's at stake in broadening course offerings, and the effects of a globalized Anglo-American canon on disciplinary self-definition.

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Antalya, TURKEY (June 8-10, 2016)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:43am
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Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature
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The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop aims to bring together academics, teachers, and artists to exchange information and share their experiences, ideas, and research results about all aspects of arts, social sciences,cultural studies, film and media studies, history and interdisciplinary studies. The workshops will be held on the days of June 8-10, 2016 at Akdeniz University's Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, Antalya, Turkey. Academics, independent researchers, teachers, artists/performers, and graduate students are invited to submit and present their work.

MLA Conference Panel--Wounding and Caring: Vulnerable Bodies in Narrative

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:00pm
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Amit R. Baishya, Andreea Marculescu

This panel seeks papers on literary and visual representations of vulnerable bodies and of their inscription in various historical and socio-political frameworks of care.
Send a 300 word abstract and 1 page CV by March 15 to Andreea Marculescu (amarcule@uci.edu) and Amit Baishya (arbaishya1@ou.edu).

[Reminder] Space and Spatiality (Abstracts due March 1, 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 5:54pm
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Ryan Wander/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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RMMLA Convention, October 6-8, 2016.

Conceptualizations of space in literature, including liminal spaces. Intersections of geographic space with issues pertaining to postcolonialism, minorities, women, and nature.

Send 300-word abstract by March 1, 2016 to rtwander@ucdavis.edu.

Geriatric Modernism (MSA 18, Pasadena, 17-20 November 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 11:07am
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Heather Fielding
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Simone de Beauvoir saw old age as a category of unrecognized but radical difference, a situation of being "outside humanity." The old, Beauvoir argues, are foreigners, even to themselves. Ann Kaplan has similarly theorized old age as an experience of ideological trauma, while Kathleen Woodward shows that the old, and old women in particular, are incompatible with psychoanalytic models of the subject. For all of these theorists, old age is a troubling site of psychic violence, where our understandings of identity, subjectivity, and humanity come under pressure. This proposed panel for the 2016 conference of the Modernist Studies Association (Pasadena, 17-20 November 2016) poses the question of what old age meant to modernism.

Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D (Volume 1 Issue 2 March-April 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 5:10am
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JRSD

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D

http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural

Publish original research projects in various fields of Humanities, Culture, History, Politics, International Relations, Education, Culture, History of Thought, Language and Literature, Economics, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross cultural studies,demography development studies, sociology..

Nordic Irish Studies journal - general submissions (deadline: 31 March 2016)

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 4:29am
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Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden
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Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2016 regular issue (December 2016). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases and classified as category INT-1 in the European Research Index for the Humanities, ERIH.

Routes of Difference: Migration in Artistic, Academic and Media Discourses. Lisbon - November 24-25, 2016

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Monday, February 15, 2016 - 4:05am
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CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
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Although migratory movements have always existed throughout history, migration is nowadays usually associated with globalization and the resulting increase in the global mobility of people and information. In contrast to other forms of movement, migration normally refers to a relatively permanent displacement of individuals or groups from one region or country to another. However, migration describes a variety of experiences, referring to different groups of individuals, such as refugees, economic or environmental migrants and cosmopolitan elites with distinct social, political and legal status.

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