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[UPDATE] "Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:32pm
The Comparatist

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the representation and staging of antagonism in comparative studies and literary theory. How might one conceive of antagonism today? Why are certain forms of antagonism readily made visible while others remain hidden--or simply disavowed? How does the field of literary studies manage its own antagonism(s)? Is antagonism--antagonistic rivalry between critics--a hindrance to the faithful work of interpretation? Or is it better understood as, or in terms of, the field's engine of change? Topics of interest could include:

Games and Gaming in Science Fiction and Fantasy panel - 2012 SCLA, Gaming the System, Las Vegas, Oct. 25-28

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:53pm
Society for Critical Exchange

For many of us, gaming the system and SF&F bring to mind Captain Kirk's solution to the war simulation game known as the Kobayashi Maru, but games and gaming have long enjoyed a privileged position in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Works such as Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and The Players of Null-A by A.E. Van Vogt have a game as the central feature of the narrative; the fantasy quest narrative is essential to the development of role-playing games; video gaming is an important element of much cyberpunk fiction in general (Tron may deserve its own mention with regard to video gaming); more recent works by writers such as Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow use online gaming to structure their narratives.

[UPDATE] Cine tectonica: Film on the Faultline

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 4:12pm
Alan Wright

The recent earthquakes in Chile, Christchurch and Japan have left a host of powerful images in the minds and memories of millions of people around the world. Film has always played a crucial role in the imagination of disaster. From its earliest days, cinema has registered the impact of seismic events. The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is recorded on film. In New Zealand, footage from the Napier earthquake of 1931 shows the destruction of the town. Hollywood even recast New Zealand in Green Dolphin Street (Saville, 1947) as the fictional setting for a special effects mega-quake and tsunami.

GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 8:36am
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Journal of Theory and Criticism
Semiotics as a Theory of Culture: Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

CFP - International Journal of Applied Sciences (IJAS)

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:42pm
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Applied Sciences (IJAS) Volume 3, Issue 1.

CFP - International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IJAE)

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 11:40pm
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems (IJAE) Volume 3, Issue 3.

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