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Slave Narratives from the Mediterranean and Middle East

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:50am
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Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
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Slave trade and slavery were settled practices in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern societies before slavery was established as a social, cultural, economical, and legal institution in the United States by male colonizers in the 17th Century. Viewing the slave experience from a single nation's point of view by focusing on a single time period restricts the understanding of the history of slavery. Challenging the settled notions of slavery based on a white oppressor/ruler and a black oppressed/ruled dichotomy, this panel seeks to explore the variety of slave experiences in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures and literatures.

ACLA 2015 Seminar: "Globalizing Critical University Studies" March 26-29, 2015, Seattle - Abstracts due 10/15/14

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:48pm
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Bret Leraul, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature Cornell University
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Please note, this is a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference March 26-29, 2015 in Seattle, WA. Interested parties should submit proposals through the ACLA website:

Seminar Description:

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:08pm
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Wreck Park Journal

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

Forms of Talk

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:12pm
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ACLA 2015 - accepted panel
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"Forms of Talk" takes into account the multifaceted achievements of "talk," as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation. Our seminar shares a title with sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking study (1981) on what is known as the "microsociology" of everyday interactions. We are interested in oralities that have been considered too commonplace, informal, accidental, idle, wasteful, or inauthentic to be of literary value.

[UPDATE] Journal of Springsteen Studies

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:28pm
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BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS was published in August 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

American West in Literature and Film, Albuquerque 11-14 February 2015

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"

36th Annual Conference
11-14 February 2015
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2014

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:28am
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Dr D. Bruno Starrs
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Calling for book chapters in a proposed edited collection tentatively titled "Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture". Contributions of around 7 - 10,000 words are needed on each of the following subjects:

- Indigenous Australian Music
- Indigenous Australian Television
- Indigenous Australian Radio
- Indigenous Australian Literature
- Indigenous Australian Theatre
- Indigenous Australian Sport
- Indigenous Australian Painting
- Indigenous Australian Rock Art
- Indigenous Australian Mythology/Religion
- The Appropriation of Indigenous Australian Culture by the Non- Indigenous
- The Worldwide Industry of Selling Indigenous Australian Pop Culture

Open call to participate in a digital non-fiction storytelling project

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:30am
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Afterlife of Discarded Objects
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This is an open call for participants in a digital non-fiction storytelling project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history. The project will examine how people's memories of their childhood games with discarded material objects inform the way they imagine the cultural landscape of their childhood. Material for the project is shared by multiple respondents through crowdsourcing (the stories will be featured on a map to facilitate a multimodal and interactive experience of storytelling). Please read the full description following the link below and take part in assembling a collective tale of the power of imagination to shape history!

The CUNY Games Festival -- A Conference on Game-Based Learning in Higher Education

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:36am
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The CUNY Games Network

The CUNY Games Network of the City University of New York is excited to announce the second annual CUNY Games Festival, which will be held on January 16, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City.

The CUNY Games Festival 2.0 is a one day conference to promote and discuss game-based pedagogies in higher education. We aim to bring together all stakeholders in the field: faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and game designers. Both CUNY and non-CUNY participation are welcome.

The Call for Proposals is now open.
Proposals are due by October 15, 2014.

[ACLA seminar] Double frames: authors, texts, audiences in original translation

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:01am
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Brigitte Rath, U Innsbruck/FU Berlin; Beatrijs Vanacker, KU Leuven
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Writing a text as if it were a translation creates a specific kind of fiction: it overlays the act of authorship with an invented author, and the original text with an invented original in a different language, aimed at a different audience. Original translation does not (only) invite readers to imagine a fictional world, but to imagine a fictional original version of the very text they read.

KOME journal soliciting submissions 2015 communication/media/journalism studies

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:33am
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Hungarian Communication Studies Association
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KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its first 2015 issue. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication and media studies, with a focal point on pure communication inquiry.