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Call for Chapters: Alternate Reality Games and the Cusp of Digital Gameplay

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:58pm
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Approaches to Digital Game Studies, Bloomsbury
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Editors: Antero Garcia, Colorado State University & Greg Niemeyer, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) challenge what players understand as "real."
Though prominent examples of ARGs have persisted over the past two decades, only recently have ARGs come to the prominence as a unique and highly visible digital game genre. Adopting many of the same strategies as online video games, ARGs blur the distinction between the "real" and the "virtual."

Submission to American Fiction (July 2014 issue)

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:08pm
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American Fiction Association of Korea

Call for Paper

Submission
American Fiction (the main publication of the American Fiction Association of Korea) welcomes essays which examines all areas of American literature. American Fiction is published three times a year: February 28, July 31, and November 30 and accepts manuscripts written in English and in Korean.

Submissions to American Fiction for the July 2014 issue will be accepted until June 30, 2014.

[UPDATE] Intellectual Activism Special Issue of Polyseme Journal Aug. 15

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 9:16pm
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K. A. Wisniewski / UMBC
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Polyseme: The Language, Literacy, and Culture Review invites graduate students and scholars who have recently obtained their doctorates to submit original, unpublished essays and reviews related, however loosely, to the theme of its inaugural issue: intellectual activism.

Where do or should scholars stand with regard to activism and transformative politics? Does traditional scholarship confront and challenge the dominant culture or serve to safeguard the status quo in the privileged comfort of the "ivory tower" of academia? How can we re-envision the university as a place of intellectual activism or reinvent the role and responsibility of the scholar? These are a just few questions to be addressed in this issue.

Reading 'Love's Labour's Lost', deadline 9/15/14

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 3:27pm
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Société Française Shakespeare

Reading Love's Labour's Lost
13-14 February 2015
Paris, France

Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, sometimes described as euphuistic because of the importance of language games, also stages a revision of neopetrarchanism. This conference aims at providing a whole range of critical readings of the play and its "so sweet and voluble… discourse" (II.1.562).

All approaches will here be welcome, including – but by no means exclusively:

- performance studies
- textual studies
- gender studies
- neo-historicist approaches
- historical / social studies / cultural studies
- visual studies
- linguistic studies

Literatures of the Fraser Valley - Thursday March 5, 2015

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 3:19pm
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Department of English, University of the Fraser Valley
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The Department of English at the University of the Fraser Valley is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 conference "Literatures of the Fraser Valley." British Columbia has long been a beacon for storytellers' imaginations, and while the lion's share of critical attention to the literary culture of British Columbia seems often to rest on Vancouver, the Fraser Valley's own literary community is as vibrant as ever. We are interested in taking stock of current and emerging trends in this literature, and are particularly interested in interrogating the multiple ways this part of the province is imagined and represented in fiction, poetry, drama, and oral narratives.

CFP: Edited Collection of Essays on Book Clubs

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:13pm
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Julie Tyler, Ph.D.
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I am seeking proposals for essays to be included in an edited collection on book clubs and reading communities. Contemporary book clubs are an ubiquitous socio-cultural phenomenon worldwide, having evolved from eighteenth- and nineteenth-century salons and literary societies. There is currently a growing body of scholarship on these groups, including but not limited to Cecelia Farr and Jaime Harker's The Oprah Affect: Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club, Elizabeth Long's Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life, and Heather Murray's Come, bright improvement!: The Literary Societies of Nineteenth-Century Ontario.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: CFP for Distribution: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:01pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit mapaca.net/areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net.

[update] The Dialogue of Cultures/ The Culture of Dialogue

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:37pm
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University of Ploiesti
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The Department of Philology, University of Ploieşti
The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture

in collaboration with

the Faculty of Philosophy, Novi-Sad University

invite you to the international conference

The Dialogue of Cultures/ The Culture of Dialogue

13-15 November 2014
Ploieşti

Call for Papers

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:51pm
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Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

Areas of analysis: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Fan Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Folklore, Gender Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Media Industries Studies

Editors: Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass Scholarly Journal by July 28

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:02am
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The Compass Scholarly Journal, Arcadia University
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The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.

The Compass is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and managed by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. The journal is accepting papers from all academic disciplines. Submissions must be completed during undergraduate study. We cannot accept papers from graduate-level work.

Submission Guidelines

All papers should be emailed to thecompass@arcadia.edu as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.

With your email submission, please complete The Compass Submission Form.

Undergraduate students from any college or university may send a submission.

[UPDATE] Submission deadline extended: CFP: Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 6-8, 2014

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The Travel and Tourism area of MAPACA seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials, texts and experiences. Applicants may propose 3-person panels and roundtables.

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

UPDATE: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:17am
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Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas
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The CFP deadline has been extended to June 30. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 15.
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CFP: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes
Digital Humanities Forum 2014
September 12-13, 2014
Lawrence, Kansas

Keynote Speakers

* Isabel Meirelles, Northeastern University,
* Steven Jones, Loyola University Chicago,
* Scott Weingart, Indiana University,

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