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UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History 9-10 October, 2014

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:35am
All Saints' College, Trivandrum

UGC Sponsored National Seminar Technologies of Self : Writing Lives, Making History
9-10 October, 2014

Life writing is an area that invites a lot of introspection and research in terms of its socio-cultural and political value.
from biographies, autobiographies to Facebook and Twitter and Selfies, the process of self writing and self righting is everywhere.
The seminar is a good avenue to discuss these and many more issues.
the last date for receiving abstracts is 5 September, 2014.
Second Class train Fare will be provided for outstation participants

Registration details

The Tenth International Conference for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS-10) 2015

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 7:41pm
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 7-9 May 2015. The conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

CFA: THEORIZING THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES: AN ANTHOLOGY - November 21, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 6:44pm
Matt Bernico

As we continue to develop various digital technologies and media we need to continue to theorize what it means to do and think the humanities in light of these developments. How is the humanities assemblage changed in the face of digital media and in what ways has our engagement with the classical fields of study augmented? What changes in Philosophy, Art, Poetry, Literary Theory and so on when it interfaces with the digital? Especially, how are the humanities approached in a world of so-called digital natives? Do the humanities have a necessarily digital future?

(Re)Imagining American Landscapes at SAMLA Nov. 7-9, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 4:20pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

URGENT: Paper needed for SAMLA special session: "(Re)Imagining American Landscapes: Subversion and National/Historical Consciousness in American Women Writers." Papers may consider any period or multiple periods of American literature; genre and border literature topics are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract ASAP (preferably by Sept. 3, 2014) to Lori Howard, LNHoward@gsu.edu.

DEADLINE REMINDER: American, British and Canadian Studies Journal

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 3:07pm
Academic Anglophone Society of Romania

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, is now accepting submissions for its December 2014 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries.

Call for Papers -- The Communication Review

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:25pm
Michael L. Wayne/University of Virginia

The Communication Review is now accepting manuscripts for late 2015 and early 2016. As an interdisciplinary journal bridging the fields of communications and media studies, we particularly encourage historical and feminist scholarship and invite submissions from those employing critical theoretical and empirical approaches to those seeking to create new knowledge across conventional disciplinary boundaries:

Graphic Novels and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:19pm
College English Association

welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on graphic novels and their role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of graphic novels in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

Law, Literature, and the Imagination

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:17pm
College English Association

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers on the intersection of law and literature and this evolving area's role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including its use of in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Submission: August 15 - November 1, 2014
Please see the submission instructions at http://cea-web.org/

True Crime and the Imagination (11/1/2014, 3/26-28/2015)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 2:14pm
College English Association

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 46th annual conference.
We are interested in papers exploring the true crime genre and its role in self-reflection and other introspective pursuits, including the use of true crime in the classroom to aid students' understanding of themselves, the world around them, and the human experience itself.

Philip K. Dick: Literary and Cinematic Visions for the Twenty-First Century--Seminar at NEMLA 2015 Convention

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:46am
NEMLA.org

SEMINAR PAPERS FOR THE FOLLOWING SEMINAR AT NEMLA CONVENTION 2015:

Philip K. Dick: Literary and Cinematic Visions for the Twenty-First Century

This seminar seeks papers that engage with Philip K. Dick's work. More specifically I would like the seminar to engage with any aspect of Dick's work, cinematic adaptations of his work, or work that was inspired by his vision—social, economic, religious, political—which has become so relevant in the twenty-first century and possibly beyond. Let us reflect on the immanence and historicity of the work and its adaptations while exploring it alongside contemporary issues and developments.
Chair: Eyal Tamir
Area: Culture & Media Studies

[UPDATE] Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 11:05am
Developing and Understanding Multiliteracies

The PEW Research Center found that "91% of American adults own a cell phone." As a result, devices such as the cell phone (or smartphone or tablet) have found an important place in education both inside and outside of the classroom; although, usage outside of telephone conversations (i.e. texting, or apps) decreases. Only about 60% of these users access the internet, while only 50% use apps, and 21% use their phones to participate in video calls/chats. The literacy skills associated with these tools is also on the rise as more individuals utilize them not just recreationally, but also in their education and work experience. Cell phones are just one example of the, many technological tools that are being used for educational purposes.

[UPDATE] Imaginary Relations (ongoing; ejournal)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:36am
Imaginary Relations: A Journal for the Ideological Critique of Aesthetic Objects (IR)

Announcing Imaginary Relations
Invitation to submit essays

Imaginary Relations is an experimental ejournal dedicated to ideological critique and analysis of aesthetic objects: poetry, fiction, drama, film and television. The journal seeks to examine the competing meanings that ideologies generate; how ideologies are produced and reproduced in single cultural productions; how ideologies function to produce material practices, such as reading, and how those reading practices can work to reproduce and transform ideologies. The journal, therefore, focuses on the complex valences of ideology as positive and productive forces in culture that do, and can, transform subjectivities and social relations.

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