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UPDATE Extended Deadline (MARCH 15)—Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:12pm
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Troy University

Reading Matters.
Call for Presentations:

Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

CFP for edited collection on Arrested Development [EXPANDED CALL]

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kristin M. Barton
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Over the course of its original three-year run on Fox, the television series Arrested Development quickly became a cult favorite and earned twenty-two Emmy nominations and six wins, including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004. Unafraid to push boundaries, the series routinely satirized issues of race, sexuality, family, love, politics, and class, to name only a few. Combined with its sophisticated writing and its perfectly cast group of series regulars, the show became a layered and intricate look into modern society and one of the funniest sitcoms to emerge in the last decade.

The Contours of Algorithmic Life

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
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Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures at UC Davis

The Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures at the University of California, Davis is proud to sponsor a conference on The Contours of Algorithmic Life. We seek to provide an interdisciplinary space for artists, scholars, activists, performers, and others interested in the intersections of algorithm and life. The Contours of Algorithmic Life conference is currently accepting proposals for papers, performances, presentations, and other engagements with algorithmic life.

CALL FOR PAPERS
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PRESENTER NEEDED: African American and Russian Literature

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 3:08pm
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2014 Annual MELUS Conference/Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium
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Call for presenters to join panel, "Black and White and Red All Over: Literary Lineages and Allegiances between African America and Russia," at the 2014 Annual M.E.L.U.S. Conference, which is being held in conjunction with the Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium at Oklahoma City University, March 6-9.

Problems and Solutions for Modernist Digital Humanities. MSA 15 (Nov 6-9, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:51pm
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Shawna Ross
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At MLA 2014's "Beyond the Digital: Pattern Recognition and Interpretation" panel, the first question from the audience was, "Why are so many of these projects modernist? What is it about modernism that attracted the presenters?" Modernism, indeed, with its textually diverse and expanding canon, its relative immunity to copyright problems, its attention to formal qualities, and its following of academics dedicated to "making it new," has attracted perhaps a disproportionate amount of attention from digital humanists.

DASH Literary Journal 2014 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2014)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:56pm
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DASH Literary Journal


Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2014 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less.
Waste not, want not. Submit.

DASH is a journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Limit 1 submission per category.

[UPDATE] 2nd Annual UIowa Graduate Student Conference, April 5th 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:44am
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University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization
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The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edges and the ways in which they shape, limit, and expand the world around us.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to wlgoiaconf@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Monday February 10th, 2014. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English but in some cases we will consider submissions in other languages. In your abstract, please specify if your presentation will be a poster, creative writing, or an academic paper. We welcome both individual presentations or panels proposals of 3-4 presenters.

Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (MLA 2015 Special Session, Vancouver, BC)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:38am
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Ian Butcher, Duquesne University
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What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?

TRANSFORMATIONS - Current trends in literature, linguistics, language pedagogy and cultural studies May 10th, 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:53am
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Portland State University - Graduate Colloquium
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The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Portland State University is proud to invite graduate students of foreign languages to present on their scholarly research. The theme of our conference, "Transformations," seeks to open a dialogue on the way transformations of social norms, linguistic codes, languages in contact, regimens of representation, etc. have affected cultural production. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• literature, film and culture
• linguistics, applied linguistics
• language pedagogy

French Women writing science fiction. Quelle vision à-venir ? RMMLA October 2014 Boise, Idaho

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:49am
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Rocky Mountain MLA - Women in French session
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This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.

"Distance and Proximity" - UCL Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:58am
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University College London - The Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry

"Distance and Proximity"

University College London – Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry – Postgraduate Conference – 26th & 27th June

"Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye" – Samuel Johnson

"I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real" – Hunter S Thompson

"We define aura ... as the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be" – Walter Benjamin

NeMLA 46th Annual Convention: Spring 2015, Toronto, Ontario

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:48am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS deadline April 22, 2014

In spring 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. In mid-March, the association will begin accepting online session proposals (panel, seminar, roundtable, creative session) in the following areas:

American
Anglophone
British
Canadian
Comparative Languages & Theory
Culture & Media Studies
French and Francophone
German
Italian
Pedagogy
Professional
Russian
Spanish/Portuguese
Rhetoric & Composition
Women's and Gender Studies
World Languages (non-European)
 
For 2015, NeMLA  particularly welcomes proposals on the following topics:

[UPDATE] TWO CHAPTERS NEEDED: 'Digital Nightmares: Wired Ghosts, CCTV Horror and the Found Footage Phenomenon'

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 4:50am
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Linnie Blake, Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Digital Nightmares: Wired Ghosts, CCTV Horror and the Found Footage Phenomenon, ed. by Linnie Blake and Xavier Aldana Reyes. Publisher IB Tauris

Following the unavoidable withdrawal of two contributors we are seeking two submissions to a collection contracted to IB Tauris. Deadlines are tight and we are requesting completed papers by 1 March 2014.

The themes are:

Minetta Review is accepting submissions!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:30am
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Minetta Review
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The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. Print editions are made available free of charge to the student body and to bookshops in Greenwich Village, and select content is viewable on our WordPress. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—we encourage you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Spring 2014 issue is March, 15 2014.

Check out our WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines:
minettareview.wordpress.com/submit

March 28, 2014 - Impression and Object: a Conference on Critical Theory - Deadline Extended to February 14 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 12:31am
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CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature
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Impression and Object
A Conference on Critical Theory

Keynote Speaker:
Joshua Landy (Stanford University)

All experiences are moral experiences, even in the realm of sense perception. - Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Please note that the deadline has been extended to February 14, 2014.

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