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Micro-Fiction and the Experience of Exile (47th NeMLA Annual Convention, Hartford, 17-20 March, 2015)

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 8:55am
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Antonio Rivas/ Dickinson College
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Also known as 'Nano-Fiction,' 'Sudden Fiction' or 'Flash Fiction,' Micro-Fiction is a type of storytelling characterized by its extreme brevity. Although the contraction of a narration into a few lines can be found at any moment throughout literary history, only in the twentieth and twenty-first century does Micro-Fiction appear as a direct challenge to traditional storytelling. Moreover, in recent years Micro-Fiction has been discovered as a way of democratizing literary writing; a popularization that can be observed on websites, blogs, on-line journals and literary contests.

European Popular Culture and Literature

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:12pm
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association-Submission Deadline: 11/01/15
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37th Annual Conference February 10 – 13, 2016
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
http://southwestpca.org/
Submission Deadline: 11/01/15
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Individual papers and panels are now being accepted on topics related to any aspect of European popular culture and literature for the 37th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association to be held in Albuquerque, NM.

Habits of Imagining - March 17-20, Hartford

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:23pm
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NeMLA
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In the Portlandia sketch "Is This Chicken Local?" Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein satirize how narratives of innocence related to food production (e.g. "cage-free," "artisanal," "grass-finished") are used as class indicators and marketing techniques.

ACLA, Hardvard: Abstract Submission

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Catalina Florina Florescu
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Interested in images of science in literature? If you are, please submit your abstract via ACLA's online portal. Deadline is approaching soon. Abstracts must be submitted by Sept 23rd.
For more information about this seminar, please visit this link:
http://www.acla.org/node/5239

Thank you.

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Feb. 18-20, 2016, University of Louisville

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Golding, Conference Director; Travis Henretty, Conference Coordinator

The 44th. annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Feb. 18-20, 2016

Guest speakers: Rodrigo Toscano, Johanna Drucker, Mat Johnson, Lisa Gitelman

For more information, visit www.thelouisvilleconference.com

The submission deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM EST September 15, 2015

Articles on Video Games - Rolling Deadline

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Dr. Amy M. Green, FWPCA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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The Popular Culture Review is seeking out scholarly articles on video games to be included as part of an ongoing series featured in each issue. While we want to keep the range of topics open, serious consideration of the digital narrative, especially in the form of focused analyses of specific titles or series, are of special interest.

Approaches combining the ludological approach with the narratological approach are also of interest. The goal of the journal is to continue to expand upon a growing and serious consideration of gaming as a storytelling platform.

ACLA Seminar: Worlding Sexual Difference (March 22-25, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:47pm
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ACLA
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Worlding and sexual difference are generative forces that imply a process of appearance and concealment. For Martin Heidegger, worlding is the process by which something becomes unconcealed through its passing from earth to world. This aesthetic and phenomenological passing is constituted by strife. For Luce Irigaray, sexual difference is that which remains concealed through patriarchy. For psychoanalysis, sexual difference responds to the specular logic of sameness and is produced by the resolution of the castration complex. Elizabeth Grosz, on the other hand, understands sexual difference as irreducible to all humans insofar as human reproduction is only possible through the encounter of two gametes.

MVSA SEMINAR: The Transatlantic Periodical Press (April 8-10, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:09pm
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association
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MVSA SEMINAR: The Transatlantic Periodical Press
Seminar Leader: Jennifer Phegley, Department of English, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2016
Conference Topic: Victorian News: Print Culture & The Periodical Press

April 8-10, University of Missouri, Columbia

MVSA SEMINAR: Finding/Creating a Voice in the Periodical Press (April 8-10, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:08pm
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association
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MVSA SEMINAR: Finding/Creating a Voice in the Periodical Press
Seminar Leader: Leanne Langley, IMR Lifetime Fellow, University of London

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2016
Conference Topic: Victorian News: Print Culture & The Periodical Press

April 8-10, University of Missouri, Columbia

MVSA Seminar: Print Culture and the Mass Public: Dissemination and Democratization (April 8-10, 2016)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:06pm
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Midwest Victorian Studies Association
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MVSA SEMINAR: Print Culture and the Mass Public: Dissemination and Democratization
Seminar Leader: Julie Codell, School of Art, Arizona State University

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2016
Conference Topic: Victorian News: Print Culture & The Periodical Press

April 8-10, University of Missouri, Columbia

The City in the Life Narratives of the Global South

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:03pm
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ACLA panel

In Speech Genres and Other Late Essays, Mikhail Bakhtin insists on the "sharp and categorical boundary line between the actual world of representation and the world represented in the work of art." Yet in no genre is this line more regularly blurred than the many forms that can be loosely grouped together under the label of autobiography. While all literary texts contain within them some ideological engagement with reality, the particular tensions that define many of the urban centers of the Global South often move this relationship to the forefront of the narrative.

REMINDER- Call for book essays, Making and Being Made: Visual Representations and/of Citizenship (Updated)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:28pm
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Corey Dzenko and Theresa Avila

Call for papers for Book Essays in edited collection
** Apologies for any cross-postings

Co-editors: Corey Dzenko, Ph.D., Monmouth University, cjdzenko@gmail.com; Theresa Avila, Ph.D., Arizona State University, sahibah@hotmail.com

Exploring the Medieval Imaginative Landscape

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 1:22pm
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Rose Sawyer
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Please find below a call for papers for IMC July 2016; 'Exploring the Medieval Imaginative Landscape'.

Session details

I am organising a session around the broad topic of 'The Medieval Imaginative Landscape', which is seeking collaborators working in any area which touches on medieval discourses about the strange or the supernatural. I would like to encourage a holistic approach to this topic, thus papers could draw upon a wide range of sources including, but not limited to: altarpieces, tapestries, tombs, archaeological finds, sagas, romances, chronicles, exempla, saints' lives etc. Participants might approach the sources from a variety of perspectives including cultural history, art history, literary analysis etc.

NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20) Panel -- Literary Landscapes: Water and Island Worlds

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Friday, September 4, 2015 - 12:09pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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How can ecocritical approaches best be applied to watery landscapes? This panel seeks papers focusing on the literature of water (oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.) and islands. The goal is to explore the variety of ways that authors approach the literary landscapes of water and island worlds, from the kinds of relationships characters and human communities have to water to the myriad ways that water and island worlds can be narrated. Ecocriticism and landscape theory have not focused on water, yet it is as essential to life as land. What kinds of places are watery places? How is Tuan's distinction between space and place applicable to watery landscapes?

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