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[UPDATE] San Joaquin Valley Journal Submission Deadline Extension -- August 1, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 7:13pm
Andrew Dorsey / San Joaquin Valley Journal

The San Joaquin Valley Journal is seeking articles for its fourth issue. SJVJ is an online, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Department of English at California State University, Stanislaus. The annual journal offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley.

Call for Publication: Essays, Commentary, New Media Art, and Design.

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 2:13pm
Digital America

Digital America is a new online journal venture from the University of Richmond that seeks to publish exceptional student work. We believe that Millennials have a unique perspective on the impact of digitization. We also believe that student work is often left undiscussed both in the classroom in in the larger academic community. We are looking for essays, commentary, new media projects, short films, digital art, and documentary pieces that engage digitization and/or digital culture and American life. Our definition of "American" life is broad and includes the role of globalization on American culture.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contempory Culture (Open Submissions)

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 6:29pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Open Issues

Contact: Reconstruction Submissions Editor

We are continually accepting submissions for upcoming Open Issues, and can promise a prompt reply.

Submissions may be created from a variety of perspectives, including, but not limited to: geography, ethnography, cultural studies, folklore, architecture, history, sociology, linguistics, psychology, communications, music, philosophy, political science, semiotics, theology, art history, queer theory, literature, criminology, urban planning, gender studies, education, graphic design, etc. Both theoretical and empirical approaches are welcomed.

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Guest Editor of Upcoming Themed Issue

Contact: Reconstruction Managing Editor

Pastoral Artifice - MMLA/November, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 2:08pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

Recent publication of The Arcadia Project, an anthology of "North American postmodern pastoral," highlights the interest of contemporary writers in pastoral artifice. In highly original compositions, these writers repurpose and self-consciously misuse pastoral conventions to evoke simulations of pastoral in the contemporary world. Paradoxically, these simulations are more real than the pastoral fantasies on which they are based. For example, the pastoral simulation called suburbia continues to expand in unsustainable ways, and to degrade our environment.

REMINDER - Transitions 4, 2 November 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 11:34am
Birkbeck, University of London

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.

NeMLA 2014: The Loud Twentieth Century: Literature Sounds Off

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 11:00am

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel invites papers attuned to modern and contemporary exchanges between the printed word and sound matter. In an age of sound reproduction, transmission, and storage, what has, and will, become of a mute medium like the book? What relationships exist between innovations in the technologies of voice and evolutions of the novelistic/poetic/theatrical voice? How has the amplification of noise and the proliferation of sound been represented formally and thematically? Please send 200-300 word abstracts to Fred Solinger (

[UPDATE] Keynote Announced and Deadline Extension: Stretching The Screen 15th Annual SFSU Cinema Conference

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 2:54pm
Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association

Conference Dates: October 17-19, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Kriss Ravetto, UC Davis, Cinema and Technocultural Studies
Submission Deadline: June 28, 2013

This conference will seek to challenge the borders imposed on Cinema: between senses, ideologies, cultures, even the fluctuation of the medium itself in terms of its technologies, production, distribution, and exhibition. From the stage to the gallery to the arcade, expanding to television and digital platforms, the space of Cinema is no longer confined to that of the movie theater. By broadening our definition to include multiple viewing environments and experiences as they have existed throughout time, we can engage new spaces and new ideas.

[Update] Contact and Connection: Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium - Registration open

Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:21am
University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study

"Contact and Connections": Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium
Thursday 27th June 2013, University of Warwick
Wolfson Research Exchange Seminar Rooms

Keynote speakers:
Dr Cathy Waters (University of Kent)
Professor Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

Registration is now open for the first annual symposium of the University of Warwick Travel and Mobility Studies Research Network, on the theme of "Contact and Connections".