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[UPDATE] CFP Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference 6-7 June

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 9:26pm
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Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
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We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

CFP - Philament 21: Terror Australis

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Rudge, University of Sydney

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, seeks submissions from postgraduate students and early-career scholars (maximum five years since qualification) that explore the notion or thematic "Terror Australis."

Panic, apprehension, alarm, fear, dread: these and other relatives of terror have long infected Australian and other antipodean texts. Resisting demarcation, terror can be understood as a protean perception, a chimerical substance, an uncontainable ill feeling, or an institutionalised technic in the form of a disciplinary power.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary Symposium: Transforming Contagion (10/23/15, Arizona State University's West Campus, Phoenix, AZ)

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:16pm
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Conference Organizers: Breanne Fahs, Annika Mann, Sarah Stage, and Eric Swank (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University)

Call for Papers
Symposium: "Transforming Contagion"
Location: Arizona State University's West campus (Phoenix, AZ) Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

CFP Brazilian Journal Aletria 26.2 Networks and Flows in Literatures in English

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:50pm
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UFMG, PósLit
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This issue aims to elicit discussions about the literary and cultural productions that have emerged from the process of colonization and post-colonial experience in English-speaking countries, as well as the expansion of these historical experiences through cross-cultural dialogues. It is, therefore, the investigation of the transits of literary, artistic, and cultural repertoires in English, aiming to comprehend the networks and flows of critical or theoretical references about these productions in the various stages of the colonization and post-colonial period.

Science and American Literature

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 5:38pm
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PAMLA 2015 Annual Conference
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This session will examine the relationship between science and American literature from 1650 to the present, with the hope of spurring a dialogue that can ultimately illuminate the ways in which hard science affects the arts. The session looks for papers that directly engage instances of "science in action" within the literature, and welcomes topics that can include but are not limited to: technology and industry, evolution and biology, physics, computing, neuroscience, and agriculture and food science.

FMI: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topics/science-and-american-literature

Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 3:10pm
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Chris GoGwilt and Melanie Holm
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Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

Editors: Melanie Holm (holm.melanie@gmail.com) & Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu)

Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology [June 1, 2015]

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:57pm
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TRACE Journal / Department of English / University of Florida
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Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.

PAMLA Nov 6 -Nov 8, 2015 Special Session: Performing Women's Roles: 1500-1700 England

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:27pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Abstract: This special session will explore the intricacies and expectations embodied in portrayals of womanhood in Renaissance and Restoration England. This session desires papers using literature and plays to discuss the realities for and suppositions of women that were common in this era, potentially looking at the broader social implications.

Due May 15, "Narrative and Time: Rate and Pace" Panel for PAMLA Portland

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:42pm
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Eric Morel, University of Washington
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Brief Abstract: This special session examines rates or pacing as textual features or parts of the reception experience. It invites perspectives from any critical position or period of study on how texts might function as tools for exploring these concepts and their bearing on related critical issues.

Edited collection: Ecogothic in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils

We invite proposals for the first collection of essays to consider the "ecogothic" in nineteenth-century American literature.

The ecogothic is an emerging area of ecocriticism, materializing as a provocative category of analysis in EcoGothic, edited by Andrew Smith and William Hughes (Manchester University Press, 2013), as well as in a special issue of Gothic Studies, "The EcoGothic in the Long Nineteenth Century," edited by David Del Principe and devoted to British, Irish, and Italian literature (May 2014). These two collections, along with the work of Simon C. Estok on "ecophobia" and Tom Hillard and Jenny Bavidge on "gothic nature," constitute the principal existing scholarship on the ecogothic that we seek to extend in our collection.

Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts: May 29, 2015]

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Monday, April 6, 2015 - 12:04pm
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NC State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

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