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The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:51am
NEMLA 2013--Boston

This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.

REMINDER, NeMLA "Network Anxiety" panel abstracts DUE 9/30/12

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:16am
Jackie O'Dell

Since the early 1990's, the internet has increasingly influenced how cultural texts are read and disseminated. This media shift has transformed long-held notions of publicness, authority, and the archive. For media scholar Lisa Gitelman, media history is about nothing less than the 'experience of meaning' (18), an experience that the web has changed by 'eschew[ing] the punctual logic of more conventional public discourse' (144). This panel enters ongoing debates about the internet's influence on literature, critics, and their publics, exploring how new media's social network shapes fiction and the critical reading practices that make sense of it.

EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:43am
Writing by Degrees


Call for Panels and Papers


Writing by Degrees 2012
October 19-20th, 2012
Binghamton, New York
The Bundy Museum


Keynote Speakers
Marie Howe
Christine Sneed

Writing by Degrees, the nation's oldest graduate-run creative writing conference, is now accepting paper and panel proposals for its 2012 event—a two-day celebration of writing, pedagogy, and community building at Binghamton's historic Bundy Museum.

Nexus: A Journal of Cultural Studies. October 31, 2012. Journal. Interdisciplinary.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 3:18am
Nexus: A Journal of Cultural Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS

Nexus: A Journal of Cultural Studies has been envisaged as a premiere journal in Pakistan in the field of literature, language, art, culture, and screen studies. The journal aims at re-vitalizing scholarly debate regarding all aspects of culture and civilizational identity in Pakistan, South Asia, and the Middle East by publishing cutting-edge research from and about the region.

MLA Workshop: Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:39am
Ryan Cordell / DHCommons / Northeastern University

MLA Workshop: Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons
Thursday, 3 January 2013, 8:30am-12:30pm

At the 2012 MLA, conference attendees packed many sessions on the digital humanities (DH), reflecting the growing interest in this domain. Yet many newcomers to digital humanities lack opportunities to connect with the DH community, get help from experienced practitioners with conceptualizing and launching a project, or begin building the skills they need to realize their projects. This four-hour preconvention workshop welcomes language and literature scholars who wish to learn about, start, or join digital scholarly projects for research and/or teaching.

Popular Culture and Language/Written Word--November 30th and December 1st

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 1:58am
California State University, Fullerton

California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society invites submissions to its fall conference. We are looking to reach across disciplines in a conference titled Popular Culture and the Written Word.

This conference will be a great opportunity for any undergraduate or graduate students of any discipline looking to gain more experience in an academic setting. We will offer an array of different conference events from round tables and panel discussions to workshops and keynote speaker presentations.

This conference will be held at

California State University, Fullerton
Nov. 30th-Dec. 1st

We are seeking proposals on any aspect of popular culture and language, including the following topics:

NYU CALC Fall 2012 (due September 14)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:04pm
NYU Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture (CALC) at New York University is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for our Fall 2012 events. CALC is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new Americanist scholarship by both junior and senior researchers. CALC encourages paper proposals by graduate students and faculty that focus on any subject or period relevant to American literature and culture.

Call for Proposals - Edited Collection - Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds (12/18/12)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 7:45pm
Ben S. Bunting, Jr. / Washington State University

Virtual Wildernesses: Ecocritical Explorations of Wildness in Gameworlds

Despite the rapid increase in the popularity of gaming in the last decade, there has been little ecocritical consideration of how virtual worlds fit into the ecosystem that supports our increasingly hybridized experience of reality. Thus, the intent of this collection is to (re)consider the virtual spaces of gameworlds as a new kind of wilderness and players as a new kind of explorer.

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