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Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds -- Reviews

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:02am
Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

Seeking reviewers for videogame/gaming-related academic books, websites, communities, and "popular" books, in addition to reviews of virtual environments and, of course, videogames (recent or older, single- or multiplayer, across all platforms).

From the journal's front matter: The Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds (ISSN: 1757191X / Online ISSN: 17571928) is a peer-refereed, international journal that focuses on theoretical and applied, empirical, critical, rhetorical, creative, economic, pedagogical and professional approaches to the study of electronic games across platforms and genres, as well as ludic and serious online environments such as massively multiplayer online role-playing games and Second Life.

[UPDATE]: Great Writing Creative Writing Conference (UK) June 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:29am
Great Writing: International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College, London

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Great Writing
International Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015

Proposals are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.

In this, the 18th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.

Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Lecture.

[UPDATE] [NEW EMAIL ADDRESS] CFP War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:08am
Queen's University Belfast

CFP 'War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture'

War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held on the 26th – 28th November 2015 in association with the School of English at Queen's University Belfast, exploring 'war and peace' in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. Our aim is to engage with contemporary literary texts, historical analysis and more recent representations and appropriations of the period's numerous conflicts.

Victorian Brain - Submissions Welcome Until 15 August 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:17am
Victorian Network

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate and early career work across the broad field of Victorian Studies. We are delighted to announce that our eleventh issue (Winter 2015) will be guest edited by Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), on the theme of the Victorian Brain.

Interactions between Literature and Advertising

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 2:40am
special issue of Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties: A Multilingual e-Journal of Literary Studies.

Advertising draws upon literary culture in many ways: it borrows quotations for its slogans, enlists the services of aspiring and established writers and, more in generally, it uses many stylistic and rhetorical practices from the literary toolbox to ensnare customers and consumers. Far from being a new development, these practices can be traced back to the nineteenth century. In literary criticism, however, this commercial borrowing of literature has not received a lot of attention. If the interactions between literature and advertising are studied at all, it is mostly with regard to the uses of advertising strategies and slogans in literary, especially modernist, texts.

Multimedia Faulkner at SAMLA 87 - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, William Faulkner Society

During his varied and prolific career, William Faulkner worked across diverse media. For SAMLA 87, this panel, co-sponsored by The Faulkner Society, seeks papers that address the multimedia influences of Faulkner in print, on film, and beyond. This panel invites new perspectives on William Faulkner, his work, and his influences from and on other media. Topics may include but are not limited to Faulkner and/on film; Faulkner and mass media; folk art and culture in Faulkner's work; musical and epic influences in and on Faulkner; and the continuing influences of Faulkner on high and low cultures around the world.

Call for book chapters - Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives - abstracts by 1 June, papers due 31 October

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 5:47pm
Petar Penda

I am working on an edited book to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death to be published by a UK publisher in 2016. The provisional title of the book is Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives and topics might include (but are not limited to):
- new critical perspectives on individual plays and non-dramatic works;
- contemporary theoretical approaches to studying Shakespeare's oeuvre;
- textual scholarship;
- Shakespeare on stage and on film;
- Shakespeare's philosophical views;
- ambiguities and paradoxes;
- linguistic criticism;
- Shakespeare on creation, procreation and death;
- power, ideology and religion;
- conventionality and tradition;
- Shakespeare in translation;

RSA 2016, Discipline of Comparative Literature

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 2:22pm
Renaissance Society of America

The Discipline of Comparative Literature will be sponsoring four panels at RSA 2016 (Boston). Full details are to be found on the CFP pages at www.rsa.org. Due dates for individual submissions range from 1 June to 7 June 2015.

Panel topics are:
1. Brief epics
2. Renaissance oxymorons
3. Lost and Found (lost texts as well as the rediscovery, actual or contrived, of lost texts)
4. Dubia and Spuria

For questions and submissions, please follow the directions on the RSA website or contact Prof. Jessica Wolfe (wolfej@unc.edu)

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion or Material Culture to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

Call for Reviewers: Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:56am
Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States

Blind Peer Reviewers Needed (Graduate Students Welcome)

I am writing to ask for volunteers to blind peer review essays seeking
inclusion in Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian
Restaurants in the United States, edited by myself, Tanfer Emin Tunc,
and Raymond Chong (forthcoming, University of Arkansas Press).

Asian American Studies specialists are welcome to contribute
as reviewers, as are graduate students in this area (letters of
acknowledgement will be provided to all who require one).

The essays are somewhat interdisciplinary in nature, but utilize
Chicago-style references.

Reviews for Chop Suey would begin immediately.

"American Lyricists" session of SAMLA

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:25am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The American Lyricists panel encourages submissions that address the literary nature of works by singer/songwriters. While panel participants have traditionally offered presentations about country music and Americana writers, submissions regarding songwriters in other traditions are also welcome. Authors should remember that this session emphasizes the work of the lyricists and not the performers of discussed pieces. Submissions addressing the conference theme of "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" will receive special consideration, but all topics are welcome. By June 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Thomas Alan Holmes, holmest@mail.etsu.edu.

PAMLA 2015: Autobiography Standing Sessions, Portland State University, 6-8 November (submissions due 15 May)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:14am
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Standing Sessions on Autobiography

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 113th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Portland State University from November 6th through 8th, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multiethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationships between autobiography and gender, ethnic, racial, sexual, and national identities.

CFP: Film Exhibition History: From the Canister to the Cloud

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:22pm
Film & History

The journey from nickelodeon to multiplex traces the hopes and dreams of Mom and Pop entrepreneurship, the vertical integration of the movie industry, and the SCOTUS mandated ownership shifts in the history of film exhibition. Moviegoers detoured to the drive-in theaters in post-war America leading to the breakdown of many city-center theaters.

This area will examine multiple perspectives on film exhibition from early itinerant showmen to the re-imagining of the business in the 21st century examining all the theatrical elements that affect[ed] movie going from management styles to technologies; from Saturday morning kiddie shows to midnight premieres, from concessions stands to dinner and drinks at the movies.

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA, May 15)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:59pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA, Nov 6-8, 2015
Portland, OR

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film

This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

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