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American Poetry: Word (As) Object [NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015]

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:34pm
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NEMLA http:// www.nemla.org
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In A Sense of Things, Bill Brown argues that American novels both promote and decry materialism through the vehicle of the object. Papers are invited for NEMLA in Toronto that focus on this question of materialism and objecthood in late twentieth- and twenty-first century American poetic productions. Please submit 250-word abstracts to Elisabeth Joyce via http:// www.nemla.org.

Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Cultural Translation Session Panel, 4/30/15-5/3/15

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:11pm
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NEMLA 2015 Convention in Toronto

We are looking for papers for a session panel at the NEMLA 2015 Convention in Toronto, running from 4/30/15-5/3/15. Please see the following information describing the panel, and submit all abstracts via https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html by 9/30/14.

Session Title: Medieval and Anglo-Saxon Cultural Translation

Area: Anglophone

Secondary Area: Comparative Languages & Theory

Session Format: Panel

Chair Information

First Name: Valerie

Last Name: Illuminati

Affiliation: Rutgers University-Camden

INTERPLAY Graduate Student Conference, October 24-25, 2014, Chicago, IL

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:02pm
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Ian Jones (Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago), Chris Russell (Screen Cultures, Northwestern University)

Over the past decade, the diversity, reach and influence of games have expanded to new heights. Between the ever-mounting profits of the mainstream video game industry, the explosion of "casual" and mobile games, and the emergence of independent game development, gaming culture has witnessed a rapid proliferation of new voices, genres, demographics, and markets worldwide. Beyond the sphere of game development, games and play have become dominant metaphors for understanding culture.

[UPDATE] Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:41pm
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American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore
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ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in 2015. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

The City in Contemporary Arab Women's Writings

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 11:56am
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NeMLA
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This panel seeks papers that focus on the representations of the city in the literature of the Arab Uprising and in all contemporary Arab women's writings, both fictional and non-fictional: travel narratives, autobiographies, memoirs, testimonials, etc. Possible topics include but are not limited to: rebel cities, Utopian cities, cities at war, cities of exile, foreign cities, World capitals, literary capitals, sacred cities.

Please submit your abstracts to Rania Said through the NeMLA website.
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15207

The Varieties of Dreaming - 06-08 November 2014 - Rome, Italy

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:17am
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International Association for the Study of Dreams
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The conference will propose an interdisciplinary discussion on dreaming that will focus on the diverse perspectives able to provide a comprehensive understanding of what it is like to dream. Hence, medical and neurophysiological explanations of the dream experience will be accompanied by and compared with analyses coming from the research fields of psychology, psychotherapy, cognitive science, philosophy, and art. In this way, the conference aims at offering a variegated reading of the most common and mysterious phenomenon of mental life.

World Journals of Creative Writing Now Accepts Submissions: Deadline 20/07/2014

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 6:48am
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Scholarship Publishing and Media Company
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World Journal of Creative Writing is a peer - reviewed journal. The journal is published monthly. We welcome the following types of submissions;
1. Scholarly and Original reviews
2. poems
3. short stories
4. plays
All topics/themes must be relevant to current issues
Methods of submission:
send your manuscript to editor@wjoaa.org
Or sign up on our website and upload your new submission

[CFP] Urban Pilgrimage: A Special Issue of Room One Thousand, UC Berkeley

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 10:04pm
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Padma Maitland (UC Berkeley) and Lawrence Yang (UC Berkeley)

Urban Pilgrimage

-a special publication project sponsored by the UC Berkeley Global Urban Humanities Initiative and Room One Thousand.

The connection between pilgrimage and the city is a historical one, but the need to resituate its historicity within contemporary global itineraries has never been more urgent. The search for transcendental space and the growth of secular urban forms have always been intertwined. From Rome to Mecca, Beijing to Sri Lanka, New York to Amsterdam, pilgrimage informs urban development and defines transitory communities that often cut across social and political boundaries.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers; [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation; Open, Non-Thematic Issue

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 8:33pm
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[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

Second Call for Papers

(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 9th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
- reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

Reframing Disaster - 28–29 November 2014, Leeds

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 12:44pm
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Shamira A. Meghani/University of Leeds, School of English

2014 is a significant year for commemorating and thinking through the legacies of major global catastrophes. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Disaster in India, the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, and the 10th anniversary of the South Asian tsunami. While much attention is being paid to the centenary of World War I, we would like to counterpoint this by considering the politics of remembering, commemorating, and supporting long-term recovery in relation to a range of compound catastrophes that have deep colonial roots.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 11-14, 2015

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 11:53am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
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Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
36th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 11-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

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Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 11:37am
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Interdisciplinary Humanities
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Deadline: November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 - Alfred Hitchcock
Guest Editor: Michael Howarth

This special issue will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television.

His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes.

Critical Essays on Apocalyptic Media in the Millennium: We Dare Not Go Back!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 3:34pm
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Amanda Firestone, Leisa A. Clark, and Mary F. Pharr

The apocalypse has often been the narrative and thematic subject of millennial media. We invite essays for a collection that explores the topics/themes/ideas in and socio-cultural implications of apocalyptic media in the millennium (2000-2015). Within this context, the term apocalypse can be interpreted in the broadest sense. We seek essays that critically engage every stage of the apocalypse from initial threat through aftermath and reconstruction. We intend to focus primarily on TV series and theatrical films. Tentatively, the book will include sections about apocalyptic subjects related to The Infected, Natural Disaster, Unnatural Disaster, and Alien Invasion.

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