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Collection of Essays on David Mitchell - Call for Abstracts

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 7:37am
Courtney Hopf (NYU) and Wendy Knepper (Brunel University)

Building on from our successful Symposium on David Mitchell held at NYU London on 9 May, we are moving forward with a proposal for a collection with a major publisher and are seeking abstracts for selection.

Mitchell's oeuvre is often celebrated for its distinctive vision of cosmopolitanism, remediation of genre(s), and relationship to postmodern, posthuman, and postcolonial discourses. This collection of essays aims to expand our understanding of Mitchell's work by considering all aspects of his literary and cultural output, including novels, short stories, cinematic adaptation, opera/libretti, and multimodal aesthetics.

Works by David Mitchell

[UPDATE] Remnants of the Nation: Yasar University, Turkey - 30-31 October

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 4:31am
Yasar University - Faculty of Science and Letters, Department of English Language and Literature

The deadline for proposal submission has been extended until 31 July, 2014.

Yaşar University, Department of English Language and Literature

Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium

REMNANTS OF THE NATION

Literature and series, Lorient, France, 26-28 March 2015

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 3:50am
Groupe Universitaire d’Études sur les Séries Télévisées (GUEST)

Literature and TV series
Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, 26-28 March 2015
Annual conference for GUEST (Groupe Universitaire d'Études sur les Séries Télévisées)

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2015

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 12:25am
The International Academic Forum

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from April 30 - May 3, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.

http://acll.iafor.org

Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.

2015 Conference Theme: "Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning"

Dominican Blackness (special issue); EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts by 7/31/2014, Articles by 12/15/2014

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 4:23pm
The Black Scholar

The editors of The Black Scholar welcome essays for a special issue examining the complexity of black cultural politics and identity in the Dominican Republic. This special issue seeks to analyze Dominican racial relations against the grain of the cross-disciplinary consensus, primarily U.S.-based, that focuses on Dominicans' "negrophobia," "anti-Haitianism," and "self-hatred." In this way, the issue inserts itself into a globally comparative Black Studies, including the articulations and disarticulations between blackness in the US, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

PORN ON THE MOVE panel- abstracts due August 19th

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 4:10pm
Society for Cinema & Media Studies. March 2015- Montreal

Pornography is the most transient of all media texts. Attempts to situate pornography within the realm of the private—because of increased internet accessibility, coupled with the closing of many metropolitan porn theaters—fail to recognize the porn text's ability to easily shift between private and public viewing spaces. For instance, not only is porn accessible through any internet enabled wireless device, but porn consumers are now producing vast amounts of their own amateur porn content and distribute it through these same devices.

NeMLA Convention 2015 Call for Papers

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

The Northeast Modern Language Association will meet in Toronto, Ontario, for its 46th annual convention, held April 30 to May 3 2015. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. This year's convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.

UPDATE DEADLINE for BIRTHA conference at University of Bristol, UK. Title: Transitions: Questions of Form, 1945-Present

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:47pm
University of Bristol, UK

This one day conference is intended to explore the role of our concept of 'transition' in literary studies. This exploration
can be phrased in a series of questions, with the foremost being whether our cultural definitions are more reflective of
critical trends than of changes in artistic practice. For example, is James Joyce's Ulysses the high point of literary
modernism and, simultaneously, the beginning of postmodernism? Or does this retroactive critical summation do artistic
violence to an open text? If we agree that there are such things as transitions, then we might ask a further set of questions:
How do changes in form reflect changing historical or technological conditions? What happens to the old category upon

Censorship and Self-Censorship: Special Issue of "Between," Journal of the Italian Comparative Literature Association (Compalit)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:34pm
Stefano Ercolino / Freie Universität Berlin

This issue aims to investigate the interplay between censorship and self-censorship in a variety of domains, from literary works to audio-visual media, from criticism to cultural mediation, in order to re-examine the relationship between censorship and artistic expression. We will focus our investigation on the following themes:

Lateral Journal: Performance and Cultural Studies Special Issue (proposals due August 15th)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:52am
Cultural Studies Association--Stefanie A. Jones and Eero Laine

The Performance Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association calls for proposals for politically engaged articles and innovative digital publishing projects at the intersections of cultural studies and performance for a special issue (Thread) in the upcoming issue of Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

Call for Contributions and Participation: Online Forum for Literary Studies

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:50am
Complit Complice

To Whom it may concern!

Post-graduate and post-doc students in literary studies at the University of Jena (Germany) and the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne have recently published the first version of an online forum that will allow students to continue their discussions outside the classroom.

You'll find the multilingual board through this link: www.complit-complice.org

The website is ad-free and free of charge.

We'd be happy to welcome you on-board.

Best wishes,
H. Jahn

NeMLA 2015: Writing the American Domestic in the 19th and 20th Century

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:07am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel will investigate late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American home and design periodicals. We invite papers on all aspects and forms of home writing, including projects that look at women's magazines such as Godey's Lady's Book, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, House Beautiful, recipe periodicals, etc. We are especially interested in the production of visual culture and its political implications in these publications. Please submit a 300-word abstract by Sept. 30, 2014 through the NeMLA submission website: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15233

Rethinking Early Photography, 16th-17th June 2015, University of Lincoln

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 7:47am
Owen Clayton, Jim Cheshire, Hannah Field, University of Lincoln, UK

Attitudes to photography have undergone a radical shift in recent times. Partly in response to these contemporary changes, historians, curators and photographic practitioners have begun to re-examine older forms of photography: exploring the wide variety of historical technologies and techniques, finding surprising ways in which images were manipulated and determining how an ideology of photographic realism was maintained. Yet there remains a need for scholars to explore questions of early photographic 'authorship', singularity and objectivity in much greater detail.

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