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Nine Worlds' Academia and Geek Culture Conference (8-10 August 2014)

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:32am
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Nine Worlds

Academia and Geek Culture

Last year, the Nine Worlds convention hosted an academic conference. You can find the details of it at www.sffacademic.wordpress.com. This year, we're intending to do it somewhat differently. Instead of having an academic conference in its own devoted room, we'll be placing talks, panellists and other speakers in tracks on their own topic.

Art and Ephemerality, 26–27 June 2014, Bristol

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 10:12am
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Association of Art Historians (AAH) and University of Bristol

The Association of Art Historians (AAH) and the University of Bristol invite proposals for papers for the 2014 annual AAH Student Summer Symposium

Art and Ephemerality

University of Bristol, 26–27 June 2014
Deadline for submissions: 1 April 2014

Artworks and objects that are not intended to last or only remain briefly in existence invariably accentuate the passage of time. In collaboration with the University of Bristol, this year's AAH Student Summer Symposium will explore the implications of ephemerality for art and its histories through a wide range of historical and critical perspectives.

CFP Kate Millett Conference - Deadline Approaching

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:30am
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Sam McBean
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Flying: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Kate Millett

30 May 2014
School of Arts
Birkbeck, University of London
Supported by the Feminist Review Trust

Keynote: Victoria Hesford (SUNY Stony Brook University), author of Feeling Women's Liberation (Duke UP, 2013)

Wireless: Oliver Lodge, Science, and Spiritualism

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:48am
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Royal Society, London

Wireless: Oliver Lodge, Science, and Spiritualism

Royal Society, London, 24 April 2014

Registration now open

Oliver Lodge's work in telecommunications arose from his life-long interest in the ether. This workshop explores Lodge's impact on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century telecommunications, particularly wireless telegraphy and radio, but situates this alongside his interest in more esoteric etheric phenomena. Studying Lodge's spiritualism provides a new way of understanding his physics, but also a way of approaching broader communication networks, occult or otherwise, of the period.

[UPDATE] British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:23am
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University of Surrey
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British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2014: Registration Open

Registration is now open for the ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science, which will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote talks will be given by Professor Jim Al-Khalili (University of Surrey), Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto), and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.

History of Communism in Europe, 500 word abstract by 1st of June 2014

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 5:22am
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The Institute for the Investigation of the Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile
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Open Call for Papers for the 2014 volume of the academic journal History of Communism in Europe: Narratives of Legitimation in Totalitarian Regimes in the 20th Century Europe – Heroes, Villains, Intrigues and Outcomes.

CFP - The Rocky Horror Picture Show book - March 3rd deadline

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:39am
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Fan Phenomena-The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Intellect Press)

Fan Phenomena: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Editor, Marisa C. Hayes

Now accepting abstracts to be considered for a new book Fan Phenomena: The Rocky Horror Picture Show from Intellect Press. This title will be part of the latest series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

Handbook of Reserach on Trends in Gamification

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:51pm
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Harsha Gangadharbatla
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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 15, 2014
Handbook of Research on Trends in Gamification
A book edited by
Harsha Gangadharbatla (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
Donna Davis (University of Oregon, USA)

To be published by IGI Global: http://bit.ly/1h8cIrS

For release in the Advances in Multimedia and Interactive Technologies (AMIT) Book Series.

ISSN: 2327-929X

Multiethnic Maximalisms, MLA 2015

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:51pm
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Brendan Beirne / New York University
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This panel investigates the multiethnic dimension of 20th and 21st century maximalist works of art, cinema and literature. Do recent works by novelists such as Leslie Silko, Karen Yamashita, Anna Deveare Smith, Sergio de la Pava, Junot Diaz et al evince continuities with what Lawrence Buell has recently described (in The Dream of the Great American Novel) as "the minoritarian turn in protagonist-centric narrative from the mid-twentieth century onward," or are such works better understood as harbingers of a new relationship between ethnic-American writers / writing and forms of 'total fiction'?

Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:14pm
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Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

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