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Mobile Communities, Friday, October 28, 2016 (Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2016)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00am
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Keynote: Mary N. Layoun, Professor of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Movement and stasis. Routes to and from home. Boundaries and belonging. Local places and global spaces. The possibilities for and barriers to mobility shape the way that communities, cultures, and individuals communicate with one another. Mobility influences interconnectivity across time and space as well as the formation of hierarchies of domination and subordination. 

Call For Papers: Special Issue. Find David Bowie: Alternative Approaches to Bowie and Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00am
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

 ‘You must draw David Bowie. Find David Bowie, or I’ll send you David Bowie. Because if it isn’t David Bowie, you’re going to have to re-do it until it is David Bowie.’

-Kelley Jones, quoting Neil Gaiman, Hanging Out with the Dream King: Conversations with Neil Gaiman and His Collaborators (2004)

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship invites authors and artists to submit contributions for a special collection of papers offering alternative scholarly approaches to David Bowie and comics.

2016 PCEA Conference: Comics and/as Rhetoric

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:00am
Pennsylvania College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

2016 PCEA Conference CFP

Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

October 21-22, 2016

Newly Extended Deadline: July 16, 2016

 

Keynote Speaker, Conor McCreery, Kill Shakespeare Writer

"A DREAM / TOO BAD TO SLEEP THROUGH": ON WYN COOPER'S DYSTOPIAN NARRATIVES

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

"A DREAM / TOO BAD TO SLEEP THROUGH": ON WYN COOPER'S DYSTOPIAN NARRATIVES

This panel welcomes papers about the use of dystopian narratives and imagery in the work of poet Wyn Cooper. Papers should address Cooper's work in the fields of poetry and/or music, and will be read as part of a roundtable discussion. By June 10th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Andrea Rogers, Georgia State University, at arogers34@gsu.edu.

This year's SAMLA conference is in Jacksonville, FL from 11/4-11-6.

Welcome to Night Vale (Collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Welcome to Night Vale collection: Approaching Deadline (6/15)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals related to the podcast Welcome to Night Vale are solicited for chapter contributions to an edited scholarly collection to be published by Palgrave.

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The editor seeks to include a range of approaches focusing on both form and content. Topics may include but are not limited to:

• internal themes and allusions
• genre and influences
• performance, music, and effects
• politics and historical contextualization
• podcast production, distribution, and consumption
• reception and fandom
• paratexts, marketing, and merchandise

Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
European Journal of American Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The European Journal of American Culture (Intellect Ltd) is seeking reviewers for forthcoming issues of the interdisciplinary journal. 

We are particularly interested in expanding the journal's current scope, and are looking to review not only academic texts, but also new fiction, poetry and non-fiction; film and television; photography and art books; and video games. We want the interdisciplinarity of the journal's articles to be matched with an engagment of diverse materials and texts in the reviews. 

16123 Transgressing Political Correctness: the 1980s, 90s and Now

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Submit via http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

With student protests on campuses, activism in communities, and a divisive presidential campaign filled with hateful rhetoric presented under the guise of “authenticity,” there seems to be a renewed focus on the role of political correctness in American culture and on the world stage.

 

16124 Progressive Pedagogy: Long-Term Academic Competence from the Composition Class

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:59am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Submit via http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

 

In an economy where the bachelor’s degree is what the high school diploma once was for obtaining a living wage, are colleges and universities equipped to handle the wide range of abilities for students who are focused more on getting through than learning to appreciate how a liberal arts education may better equip them for the job market?

 

The Iron Cage of Work: Cultural Responses to the Institutions of Contemporary Capitalism

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:53am
Paul Gagliardi / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In many of his writings, the German sociologist Max Weber condemned the rationality of modern bureaucratic government which, for him, restricted an individual’s freedom by compartmentalizing society. His view of the dangers of the modern state is perhaps best illustrated in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism where Weber notes that the “iron cage” of rationality extended to work as workers were forced, rather than compelled, to labor. Weber’s observation about the intersection between work and bureaucracy as the “iron cage of capitalism” has endured, in part, because of how thinkers, artists, and workers have continued to view the contemporary work-space.

Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The 48th Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Translingual and Transcultural Competence: Toward a Multilingual Future in the Global Era

March 23-26

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Panel: Dying in American Literature: Death Spaces, Dream Spaces, No Spaces (Panel)

 

Edited Collection on Korean Dramas

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
Ann-Gee Lee & JaeYoon Park/University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016

With the proliferation of global media on the internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.

Narrating the Self in Self-translation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:52am
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the literary practices of multilingual writers have gained increasing interest among researchers and have been discussed in terms of translingual literature (see Kellman 2000), language memoirs (see Nic Craith 2012) and questions of identity (see Besemeres 2002). An increasing number of multilingual writers have chosen to self-translate their works, thus writing the same text in different languages. While the practice of self-translation has a very long and rich tradition and continues to be widespread around the globe, for a long time it did not receive much critical attention within literary and translation studies.

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