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The Photographic Moment in Literature; SAMLA 2013; Nov 08-10; Atlanta

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 1:34pm
Elizabeth Howie and Tripthi Pillai, Coastal Carolina University

This special session invites papers that explore the interplay of literature and photography, particularly as manifested in the photographical logics operating within the literatures that predate the advent of photography. What is the place of the ocular (the photographical/the photographic image) in literature? How are self-reflexivity, interiority, memory, and subjectivity performed as photographic moments within literature? What does the insertion of a photographic moment suggest in terms of interruptions, digressions, or linear movements within a novel? How does the stillness of a moment in a play borrow or differ from the stasis of a photograph? What, if any, are the coincidences of poetic and photographic lenses?

Representations of Gender and Sexuality in John Dos Passos's Writing

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 8:00am
John Dos Passos Society

Like his modernist contemporaries, John Dos Passos engages themes of gender and sexuality. But unlike many of his contemporaries, his works may allow for relatively progressive readings of gender relations, understandings and representations of homosexuality, media-centered representations of the sexualized body, etc. Such progressivism may be due to his inherently activist stance during his writing career. However, merely writing during the first half of the 20th century may dictate a certain amount of problematic representation.

Call for Chapters - Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts (Edited Volume)

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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:07am
Prof. Dr. Cecile Sandten (Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany) and Dr. Kathy-Ann Tan (University of Tübingen, Germany)



We are looking for contributors to our volume of critical essays on _Home: Concepts, Constructions and Contexts_ (working title). The book aims to provide an interdisciplinary overview of, as well as new approaches to, existing notions of home in its many different facets. The two editors of the collection are literary and cultural studies scholars; approaches from other disciplines, such as history, sociology, urban studies, art, media and visual studies, architecture, legal studies, philosophy, psychology, etc., are, however, highly encouraged. The book contract has been secured with a reputable German university press. Aimed date of publication is Fall 2014.

Postmodern Madness & The Reconstruction of Subjectivities, 1st International Symposium (Angers, France: 5th-7th September, 2013)

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 1:35pm
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

1st International Symposium: Postmodern Madness and The Reconstruction of Subjectivities

Part of the Research Program on: Space, Time and New Technologies of the Self

Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th of September, 2013

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

Love, Lust & Longing: Rethinking Intimacy, 4th International Symposium (Angers, France: 2nd - 4th of September, 2013)

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:36pm
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

4th International Symposium: Love, Lust and Longing: Rethinking Intimacy

Part of the Research Program on: Recasting Bonds

Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th of September, 2013

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

Risk, Dignity & Fragility: Searching for a New Ethics, 1st International Symposium (Angers, France: 29th - 31st of August, 2013)

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:49am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

1st International Symposium: Risk, Dignity and Fragility: Searching for a New Ethics

Part of the Research Program on: Lost Virtues, Found Vices

Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st of August, 2013

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

July 20th 2013

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:03am
Royal Commonwealth Society, Uni Yao 1

We are looking for complete papers to complete an ongoing edited volume of a collection of articles on the following theme:

LINGUISTIC AND LITERARY FAULT-LINES

Editors: Ernest L. VEYU (Ph.D.) & Valentine N. UBANAKO (Ph.D.)

[UPDATE] Forms of Reading, Forms of Life (SAMLA Nov. 8-10, 2013)

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:59am
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill AND Benjamin Sammons / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Observing a national decline in literary reading, in 2006 the National Endowment for the Arts instituted the Big Read Program to revivify what it deemed an indispensable, but endangered, civic activity. In 2009, the NEA celebrated new research indicating that, for the first time in twenty-five years, literary reading in the US was on the rise. Yet what grounds are there for such consternation or celebration? Indeed, why a governmental investment in this cultural practice? And, in a digital era, as new forms of textual production and consumption proliferate, why the emphasis on traditionally defined literary reading?

Kaleidoscope Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time" (Deadline 30 June 2013)

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:46am
Kaleidoscope (ISSN 1756-8137)

Call for Papers

Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time"

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal (ISSN 1756-8137) edited by postgraduates at Durham University. Working under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study (www.dur.ac.uk/ias), Kaleidoscope is designed to foster communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and to raise awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.

Inter-Cultural Dialogues, 3rd International Symposium (Angers, France: Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th of August, 2013)

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:16am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

3rd International Symposium: Inter-Cultural Dialogues

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition and the Politics of Otherness

Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th of August, 2013

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

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