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Anthologies in/and/of Modernism (MSA 16: 6-9 November 2014)

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:06am
Patrick Collier

Given 1) the ongoing expansion of modernist studies in "temporal, spatial, and vertical" directions (Mao and Walkowitz) and 2) a renewed interest in textual materiality and modernist institutions (Jeremy Braddock's Collecting as Modernist Practice), the time would seem right for a thorough reconsideration of literary anthologies in/and/of modernism.

[UPDATE] Foundation, special issue on Science Fiction and Videogames (30 Apr 2014)

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:22am
Science Fiction Foundation

For over half a century—from the spaceship duels of Spacewar! and the attacking waves of the Space Invaders, through to the explorations of the Metroid series and the complex environments of the Bioshock games—electronic gaming has made extensive use of science fictional themes and settings. Likewise, science fiction, in books like Ender's Game, films like The Last Starfighter, and TV shows like Defiance, has often explored tropes of videogaming within its created worlds.

Slovo, interdisciplinary journal for Central and Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian studies. Deadline for abstracts 15 May.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:17am
Slovo, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

SLOVO journal
anthropology - economics - film - geography - history - international studies - linguistics - literature - media - music - politics - sociology

Slovo is a fully refereed, interdisciplinary, twice-yearly e-journal, edited and managed by postgraduates of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

We are proud to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for issue 26.2 of Slovo!

• The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2014.

UPDATE: Not of an Age but for All Ages: First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies. October 22-23, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:17am
University of Tehran

Being the first specialized conference on Shakespeare in Iran, this aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare. The popularity of his plays in today's world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare's' works have broken cultural and geographical barriers. Many great and outstanding writers have appeared through different ages in literary circles, but he remains unrivaled in history of theatre.

Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); Deadline: May 15, 20

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:57pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.

How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age?

CFP: British Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 3-5, 2014); April 30 deadline

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 9:49pm
Sarah Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, this October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday), 2014.
The British Popular Culture area is open to essays on a wide range of topics, but is particularly interested in essays that focus on:
• Themes and/or Popularity of British television (Downton Abbey, Luther, Doctor Who, etc.),
• British/American TV adaptations,
• British literary or cinematic alt-history, especially steampunk,
• British filmmakers (Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Shane Meadows, Ben Wheatley, etc.),
• British comics creators (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Frank Quitely, Garth Ennis, etc.)

CFP International conference "Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement--May 1st

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:27pm
Department of Spanish and Portuguese-UofT & BRAFFTV

Call for Papers: International conference "Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement"
Date: October 24th and 25th, 2014
Place: Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2014

An interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners.

How has the digital screen changed our world in general and narrative and visual arts in particular is the broad focus of the second Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and BRAFFTV Film and Media international Conference.

[UPDATE] DIGITAL EMBODIMENT: NEW MEDIA AND MATERIALITY IN THE VISUAL ARTS

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:02am
Alison Fletcher / University of Houston

As part of the Southeast College Art Conference, this panel investigates the connection between materiality and digital media in the visual arts. Considering the prevalence of digital technology and the increasing rise in emergent software, the link between visual arts and its material embodiment is shifting in ways that are as unexpected as they are seductive. New media transcends the boundaries of physical embodiment in the evolution from analog to digital video, audio, and photography. Does digital media inhabit its own sense of material representation? What opportunities are being opened up by digitality in film, for instance, and what are the consequences that we should be considering?

Writing and Rhetoric Area CFP

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:32am
Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference

The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature" (07/01/14; 11/7-11/8/14, Wenham, MA)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:31am
Gregor Thuswaldner and Dan Rus, Gordon College

2014 Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature

"The Hermeneutics of Hell: Devilish Visions and Visions of the Devil in World Literature"

November 7-8, 2014

Gordon College, Wenham, MA

"There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or magician with the same delight." C. S. Lewis. The Screwtape Letters

CFP-Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:09am
Department of English, KAHM Unity Women's College, Manjeri

Call for Papers

Singularities, A Transdisciplinary Biannual Research Journal

Volume 1 Issue 2 (July 2014)

ISSN No: 2348 – 3369

Call for Papers

William Shakespeare has been the Bard of the Globe for Centuries. Quintessential dramatic genius, he has left behind a body of literature which continues to connect with the transforming lives around and reassert the pivotal human concerns. Shakespeare has profoundly catalyzed the growth of language and helped reshape the way we expressed the feel of our thoughts. Lay readers, Students and scholars continue to read, study, explore, interpret, stage the Bard.

CfP: The Robert Frost Review

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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:07pm
The Robert Frost Review

The Robert Frost Review welcomes submissions on any aspect of Robert Frost's poetry. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu for consideration.

The Robert Frost Review is also planning a double special issue to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of both A Boy's Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). The Robert Frost Review welcomes all articles on any aspect of the poems, history, or reception of either or both books. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to jonathan.barron@usm.edu for consideration.

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