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MLA Special Session: The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making (3/1/12; Boston 2013)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:36am
Elaine Auyoung, Rutgers University

MLA Special Session
The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making
Boston, January 2013

Paper proposals exploring the underpinnings of making and/or experiencing fictional worlds are welcome. Topics may range from mimesis, make-believe, reality effects, stagecraft, illusion, to the cognition of representational art. Submit 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2012 to Elaine Auyoung (elaine.auyoung@rutgers.edu). Special sessions are subject to approval; all panelists must be members of the MLA.

[UPDATE] With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends (Durham, 4-5 July 2012)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:26am
Durham University

With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends

A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012

With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.

Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems

CFP - International Journal of Experimental Algorithms (IJEA)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:12am
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 Experimental Algorithms (IJEA) Volume 3, Issue 2.

CFP - International Journal of Data Engineering (IJDE)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:07am
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 Data Engineering (IJDE) Volume 3, Issue 2.

Data Engineering refers to the use of data engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of computer systems for different computing platforms and application environments. With the proliferation of the different forms of data and its rich semantics, the need for sophisticated techniques has resulted an in-depth content processing, engineering analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval of data.

CFP - International Journal of Computational Linguistics (IJCL)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:05am
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 Computational Linguistics (IJCL) Volume 3, Issue 2.

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:43pm
The Comparatist

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

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:

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2012 RMMLA Convention) Call for Papers- Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:40am
Marie Chantale Mofin

The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 66th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Sub-Saharan Africa Literature, Culture, and Film
Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
Environmental questions in African /Caribbean Literature and film
African Diaspora
Maghreb Literature, Culture, and Film
Creolité, Antillanité
"Littérature monde"
Feminist Theory and Women Writers
Migrant Literature
National/Transnational Theory
Oral tradition, etc.

CFP:"Culture Within/Against Empire: Racialization and State Violence in Moments" ASA 2012, November 15-18, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:12am
christian ravela

This panel seeks papers that examine the relation between state, culture, and empire in excess of nationalist framings. American studies and related scholarship, particularly in critical ethnic studies, has decentered US national culture, demonstrating the ways in which the material practices of racial slavery, colonial expansion and empire, gendered and racialized labor exploitation, incarceration and permanent war generated and persist as the conditions of possibility for the emancipatory claims of U.S. political modernity.

Call for Papers: "Stranger in a Strange Land" April 28, 2012

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 4:16pm
Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature, University of British Columbia

Call for Paper Proposals
DEADLINE: March 1, 2012

A Peer Reviewed Graduate Student Conference on Children's and YA Literature and Cultural Texts

With keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Marshall and Dr. Sarah Park

The University of British Columbia
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

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