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CFP: Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices [Oct 31, 2011; March 1-3, 2012]

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 4:40am
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Nhora Serrano, California State University, Long Beach
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47th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
March 1st-3rd, 2012
Drawing the Line(s): Censorship and Cultural Practices

Plenary Speaker: Ilan Stavans
Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture, Amherst College

Special B-Word Public Lecture: An Evening with Azar Nafisi

"Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write." ~ Hugo L. Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1963

"There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches" ~ Ray Bradubury, Fahrenheit 451

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (NEMLA 2012)

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 3:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily King / NEMLA 2012
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From Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 2:21pm
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Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
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From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political "in-between-ness." I am looking to organize a panel that examines the nature, use, and/or function of the liminal in contemporary literature for the 2012 International Conference on Narrative, to be held March 15–17 in Las Vegas, NV (http://narrative.georgetown.edu/conferences/2012_Narrative_Flyer.pdf).

Weird Tools and Strange Investigations

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 12:51pm
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Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural | http://preternature.org
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UPDATED INFORMATION:

The journal Preternature (Penn State Press) invites articles that explore the relationship between objects, users and the preternatural world. How were objects construed? In what social, political and cultural contexts were they deployed, and how did the ways they were used help construct experience? How were these instruments related to crucial issues of proof and persuasion?

Sketched by themselves. Society tested by "panoramic" literature

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 9:31am
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Interférences littéraires - Literaire Interferenties (Open Access Journal)

Sketched by themselves
Society tested by "panoramic" literature
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Special issue of the open acces journal 'Interferences littéraires - Literaire interferenties' (number 8, May 2012)
edited by Nathalie Preiss (Université de Reims) & Valérie Stiénon (F.N.R.S - Université de Liège )

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 9:21am
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_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

International Journal of Advancements in Technology

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 5:37am
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IJoAT Foundation
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IJoAT is an International Online Journal dedicated to all scientists and engineers involved in engineering and technology. IJoAT welcomes original research work containing innovative ideas in all disciplines. Papers submitted for potential publication in IJoAT are peer reviewed to ensure originality, technical correctness, relevance, readability and timeliness. Review articles comprising of in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art technology and application trends are also invited.

[UPDATE] Ishaan Literary Review - Submissions for Volume 1.1

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Friday, August 5, 2011 - 1:17am
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Ishaan Literary Review (an online journal of poetry, fiction, and dramatic works)

Submission Deadline: Extended to September 30, 2011

Ishaan Literary Review is a new online journal of poetry, short fiction and dramatic works (including plays and screen plays).

We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors three times a year (Winter, Spring and Summer). We believe that readers should have a chance to see more than just one work by an author, so we will try to publish multiple works by the same author in each issue.

To Submit:

All submissions should be sent to our email address: ishaanlitreview@gmail.com

CFP - Edited Collection - Dancing with Shadows: Explorations in Invisibility

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 4:46pm
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Ravindra N. Mohabeer Vancouver Island University

The word invisibility represents a little understood categorical figure in the shadows that surround all research and practice. As a central theme, this collection represents an opportunity to question invisibility as a theoretical construct. How can some things be seen but also remain invisible, purposefully or by accident? How does invisibility allow other things that can rarely be seen to be profoundly influential?

Creative Writing Pedagogy

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 2:50pm
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Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association Annual Meeting
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CFP: Creative Writing Pedagogy (12/01/11 SWTX PCA 2/8-11/12)
Conference Theme for 2012: "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"
Please post and send to interested colleagues
Deadline for submission is 1 December 2011

Creative Writing Pedagogy
Area Chair: Julie Chappell chappell@tarleton.edu
33rd Annual SWTX PCA Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
Homepage: http://swtxpca.org

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