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[UPDATE - last chance to submit] Edited Collection: Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 3:49am
The University of Western Australia

Attached to Fiction: Trauma, Loss, Pleasure

Editors: Dr Hila Shachar and Dr Sophie Sunderland, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia

Contact email: attachedtofiction@gmail.com

"Mr Sakamoto said that reading had saved his life. Not mathematics. Not money. Not travel. Reading. At a time, he said, when he felt blasted by images, words had anchored him, secured him, stopped his free-falling plunge into nowhere."

-Gail Jones, Dreams of Speaking (London: Harvill Secker, 2006), p. 132.

SCADCon Academic Track

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 3:54pm
Institute for Comics Studies

SCADCon
Academic Track
In conjunction with the Institute for Comics Studies (ICS)
May 12-15, 2011, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, One International Drive, Savannah, GA.
Proposals deadline: January 1, 2010

Comics Studies Conference-Chicago

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 3:19pm
Institute for Comics Studies

Comics Studies Conference-Chicago

March 18-20, 2011, McCormick Place Convention Center

Proposals deadline: December 1, 2010

In conjunction with the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)

Institute for Comics Studies: Comic Book Convention Conference Series

Comics Arts Conference-San Diego

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 2:56pm
Comics Arts Conference

CAC-Comic-Con International/San Diego
San Diego, California July 21-24, 2011

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, and fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

We also invite scholars and professionals to participate as respondents to presentations.

The Conference brings together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians who wish to promote or engage in serious study of the medium in a forum that includes the public.

Comics Arts Conference-Wonder Con

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 2:41pm
Comics Arts Conference

CAC-WonderCon
San Francisco, California April 1-3, 2011

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, and fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

We also invite scholars and professionals to participate as respondents to presentations.

The Conference brings together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians who wish to promote or engage in serious study of the medium in a forum that includes the public.

Currents in Electronic Literacy (2011) - Writing with Sound

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 2:15pm
Digital Writing and Research Lab - The University of Texas at Austin

Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) solicits submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due on Monday, January 10, 2011.

Spring 2011 issue: Writing with Sound

Today we live in a society defined--in many senses, and by almost all the connotations associated with the word as well--by the word 'current'.... The old hierarchies of linear thought, sublime (and sublimated!) engagements with art, poetry, music, science, and history are no longer needed to do the ideological work now conducted again along the lines of 'current.' (Miller 32)

[UPDATE] A (Post)Secular Age: Protestant Epistemologies and the American Novel - April 7-10, NEMLA 2011

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:28pm
NEMLA


Post-secular critics are currently challenging the theory that the rise of historical empiricism, as a mode of thought, replaced religious belief and praxis. According to theorist Benedict Anderson, the seventeenth century ushered in a break between a religious cosmology and history, creating a need to link fraternity, power, and time in new ways. Nationalism, an ideology that links subjective identity to a history unfolding in "homogeneous, empty time," filled this need. New literary genres like the novel presented stories that occurred in the time and space of the nation, offering readers a means of identifying as members of a community with a common, secular history.

Gothic Limits/Gothic Ltd

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 8:00am
International Gothic Association

Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd

10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association

University of Heidelberg, Germany

2nd - 5th August 2011

Launch of New Book Series: Call for Book Proposals

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Monday, September 27, 2010 - 7:11am
Dr. Laurence Davis, National University of Ireland Maynooth

LAUNCH OF NEW BOOK SERIES: CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS

CONTEMPORARY ANARCHIST STUDIES

CONTINUUM BOOKS

In association with the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American Anarchist Studies Network, and AK Press

This new book series, the first peer-reviewed English-language series in anarchist studies by a major international academic publisher, seeks to promote the study of anarchism as a framework for understanding and acting on the most pressing problems of our times. To this end, we invite proposals for original manuscripts that exemplify cutting edge, socially engaged scholarship bridging theory and practice, academic rigour and the insights of contemporary activism.

Watermark Journal--Submission Deadline 1/28/2011

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Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 5:43pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

Possible essay topics may include, but are not limited to:

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