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CounterText: A Journal for the Study of the Post-Literary -- Rolling CFP

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:23am
CounterText; Edinburgh University Press

CounterText is uniquely centred on the study of literature and its 21st-century extensions. Are the broader resonances of the literary being overtaken in the drifts towards image cultures, digital spaces, globalisation and technoscientific advances? For CounterText, the post-literary is the domain in which any artefact that might have some claim on the literary appears. However, the post-literary domain also allows for vital and challenging migrations and mutations of the literary. Such artefacts might be called 'countertextual'. The countertextual is strategic, metamorphic and revelatory of the charged evolutions and radical transformations of the literary today.

Antae Call for Papers on BOREDOM (deadline 30th June 2015)

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:56am
Antae Journal (University of Malta)

Call for Papers
Boredom

https://malta.academia.edu/AntaeJournal/Papers

https://www.facebook.com/antaejournal

'There's little left but to be bored or bore.'
Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIV

'Mieux vaut un désastre qu'un désêtre.'
Alain Badiou, Conditions

'Despair yawns.'
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

'There seemed nothing to do but live.'
J. M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K

The Sacred and the Sublime (4-6 May, 2016)

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Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:07am
DEUAS- Dokuz Eylül University American Studies Symposium

Visit our webpage: http://deuas.deu.edu.tr/

Dokuz Eylül University – Department of American Culture and Literature

1st INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

May 4-5-6, 2016 – Izmir, TURKEY

The Sacred

and

the Sublime

This symposium will bring together academics from across Turkey and the rest of the world to discuss the idea of the "The Sacred and the Sublime"

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CENSORSHIP IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND (1-3 December 2016)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:35am
Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes (CERHAC, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France)

New Perspectives on Censorship in Early Modern England: Literature, Politics and Religion

Organizers:
Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes
(CERHAC, UMR 5037, French National Centre for Scientific Research)

Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France
1-3 December 2016
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (MSH)

Confirmed Keynotes:
Pr. Roger Chartier (Collège de France, Paris)
Pr. Line Cottegnies (Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Pr. Richard Dutton (The Ohio State University)
Dr. Thomas Freeman (University of Essex)

Extended Deadline: Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:12pm
Charles Town International Maroon Conference in Portland, Jamaica

Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

CFP: Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:51pm
University of Pittsburgh Graduate Film Conference

From Amazon's Transparent to #jesuischarlie, from The Interview controversy to coverage of Ferguson, MO, major media events of the past year foreground the image's imbrication in politics. At the same time, it's increasingly unclear what it means for an image to be political. We're losing faith in revolution and representation as paradigms: the image's revolutionary promise feels unattainable, and it no longer seems guaranteed that "better" representation translates into better material conditions for life. Recent work sees political potential in affect and the commons, but these concepts' particular importance for the politics of media remains undertheorized.

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 9:49am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

SAMLA Special Session: Afterlife in the African Diaspora: A Seminar/Workshop (Abstracts 5/15/15;papers 10/1/15;conf 11/13-15/15)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:30am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference

This seminar/workshop seeks to spark a critical conversation about how historical subjects and historical texts within the African Diaspora get re-fashioned, re-animated, and re-articulated, as well as parodied, nostalgized, and defamiliarized, to establish an afterlife for African Atlantic identities and narratives. Participants will consider how—as transnational and transhistorical sites of memory—particular performances (textual, visual, or embodied) circulate and imagine anew the meaning of prior personal and textual narratives liberated from their originary context.

The Coral Thomas Fellowship - $75,000 AUD

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 6:44pm
State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Coral Thomas Fellowship.

The Fellowship includes $75,000 AUD. An additional travel bursary will be made available if the successful applicant is from outside Australia.

The Fellowship encourages deep and focused research into Australian culture, history and society, drawing on Australian and international research collections. It also will promote discussion on Australian history and culture through research which informs and engages contemporary discourse.

Special Issue: Engendering the Disc – The Fantastic Worlds of Terry Pratchett

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:58am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Terry Pratchett is one of the UK's most brilliant fantasy writers and was an inveterate humourist with a knack of creating unforgettable characters. Writing with verve, poignancy and daring, Pratchett is known for his signature style as much as for the bold criticism deftly embedded in his comedic writing. In honour of Sir Terry, gender forum will publish a special issue dedicated to him and his works.

Being Humans. The Human Condition in the age of techno-humanism: representations, practices, experiences

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:28am
Comunicazioni Sociali. Journal of Media, Performing Arts and Cultural Studies

The long-running debate on Post-humanism is now entering a new phase: after the analysis of technological imaginaries and 'frontier cases' that informed the field during the '90s, scholars' attention is now progressively focusing on more common technological artefacts, social practices and socio-technological assemblages that seem to redefine the boundaries of what was traditionally conceived as "human".

[UPDATE] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:21pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.

Possible pieces for consideration:

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