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Exploring JRPG Virtual Worlds

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:39pm
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures (ISSN 1883-5953)

Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures is an international, open-access interdisciplinary journal, rigorously peer-reviewed and oriented toward advancing new perspectives and understandings of how thought, engagement, and the communication of meanings hinge upon human perception.

The journal encourages new dialogues in communication theory and research by publishing original scholarship from scholars within the international community that explores issues from the interpersonal to mass-marketed, regional to global, academic to corporate, among genders and across time. The journal welcomes innovative theoretical essays and research articles and aims to advance the progressive exchange of ideas.

Relics Panel @ SCSC – 3/17 Deadline (10/16-19/14, New Orleans)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:03pm
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

Now inviting paper abstracts for a proposed panel on Relics in Early Modern England (or Early Modern Europe) for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, October 16-19, 2014. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) reliquaries as art objects, forms of relic devotion, anti-relic polemic, relics in drama or literature. Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio (or cv) to Holly Pickett, picketth@wlu.edu by March 17, 2014. We can then collaborate on a panel proposal due to SCSC by April 1, 2014.

Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:17pm
Megan Cannella

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Please submit all proposals through the conference website: www.pamla.org

If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact me at: megan.cannella@gmail.com

"Teaching Modern British Literature" - SAMLA 2014 - Atlanta - November 7-9, 2014

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:12pm
Heather Humann / The University of Alabama (SAMLA Convention)

"Teaching Modern British Literature"

The English V (Modern British) Panel seeks papers that address pedagogical strategies for teaching Modern British Literature.

This panel is a regular session of the 86th Annual SAMLA Convention, which is taking place November 7-9, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott - Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

The conference theme is "Sustainability and the Humanities."

Please email abstracts (~250 words) as well as A/V requirements by May 15, 2014 to Heather Duerre Humann (The University of Alabama) at duerr001@crimson.ua.edu

Post-human Affection (MLA 2015)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 6:33pm
David Tenenbaum

How have the panoply of changes in twentieth and twenty-first century technology and sexual consciousness as well as the development of a "New Materialism" influenced the way that affection is understood, exhibited and expressed?

Topics may include:

Electronic intimacy
Commodity fetishism
Pornogrphic imagination (specifically related to progressively sexualized cultural media)

Please submit abstracts to David Tenenbaum (Dtenenbaum@shawu.edu) by March 15, 2014.

Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 3:39pm
HASTAC

June 16-22, 2014 is the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (#FSDW14 on Twitter), which can be found through HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, www.hastac.org). FSDW14 is an online, interdisciplinary, participant-driven workshop for scholars/individuals working on or interested in feminist-oriented research projects. The goal of this workshop is to create an online space where participants can share and exchange ideas/scholarship/ project plans.
Any participant who works within the areas of feminist research are invited to join this discussion, including, but not limited to:
Gender studies
Queer theory
Cyberfeminism

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXVIII (6/17; 9/25-27)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 2:57pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise

September 25-27, 2014

Keynote Address

Reid Barbour, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

What kind of monster is Religio Medici? Sir Thomas Browne
and Renaissance Genres

[Reminder] MLA 2015 "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:18pm
Jessica Kuskey

This panel on "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" to be proposed for MLA 2015 (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11) will feature papers that bring new approaches to science and/or technology (including but not limited to those listed below) to readings of Victorian literature and culture, and/or papers focused on the impact these new approaches may have for the field of Victorian Studies:
"New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies"

Medieval Studies Conferences at the University of North Texas

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:08pm
Shana Thompson / University of North Texas

Texas Medieval Association
October 3-4, 2014

INTERDISCIPLINARITY in the AGE OF RELEVANCE

We are happy to announce the University of North Texas (Denton) will be hosting the annual conference of the Texas Medieval Association, October 3-4, 2014. More information can be found on the TEMA website (http://www.texasmedieval.org).
This year TEMA will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium, October 2, 2014. http://www.art.unt.edu/medieval-symposium/

20 March 2014 and the deadline for the online submission of the final article is 1 May 2014

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:31pm
Prof. Mala Renganathan / North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India

This is a Call for Papers announcement. We plan to bring out an edited volume of critical essays on Rabindranath Tagore's Plays to be published by reputed book publishers. The Concept Note for the volume is attached below. The deadline for the online submission of the abstract is 20 March 2014 and the deadline for the online submission of the final article is 1 May 2014.

Regards
Mala Renganathan (North-Eastern Hill Universirty) & Arnab Bhattacharjee (Rabindra Bharathi University) (Co-Editors)
Dr. Mala Renganathan
Professor, Department of English
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong – 793022, Meghalaya
Tel: 9436732332
Email: malareng@yahoo.com

Centre for Modern Studies Symposium: 'Nature at War', 5th June, abstracts by 14th April

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:28pm
Emily Bowles / University of York

Keynote: Dr James Purdon (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Taking place during the centenary of the First World War, 'Nature at War' is an interdisciplinary one-day symposium organised by the Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York, exploring the dynamic between nature (broadly-conceived) and war from the mid-nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries.

Is the dynamic of nature and war essentially one of conflict, and if so, how can that conflict itself avoid being 'unnatural'? How do ideas of naturalness and unnaturalness manifest themselves in war contexts? Can 'war' reconceptualise or reform 'nature', and can 'war' be found in 'nature' – and to what end?

Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:35am
Desiree Henderson

Special Session for 2015 Modern Language Association Conference (Vancouver).

How do "actual" and fictional diaries challenge conventional notions of authorship, audience, reception, plot? Diverse literary traditions, time periods, genres welcome.

250 word abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014 to Desiree Henderson (dhenderson@uta.edu).

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