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Ludic Cartography. Mapping GameSpaces (04/25/2009-06/01/2009)

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 12:16pm
Stanford University

The How They Got Game Project at Stanford University is currently seeking for papers that explore the connections between mapping, cartographic practices, electronic gaming and virtual worlds for an illustrated book that will be published in 2010. Specifically, we are interested in essays that address the notion of representing spaces in video games and virtual worlds through the aid of maps and mapping tools. Video games and virtual worlds establish new topographies and geographies that - while often making references to preexisting models - create a new understanding of the fictional worlds that we explore. Our goal is to show and explain how digital spaces are being mapped by a new generation of cartographers.

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CALL for PRESENTATIONS: Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference 2009

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 7:58am
Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference

Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, the Mid-Atlantic College Student Literary Magazine Conference co-chairs are issuing a Call for Presentations for the October 9, 2009, conference to be held at Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

E-Utama: Journal of Malay Culture, Literature, Language and Education--Call for Papers

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 9:53pm
Malay Language and Culture Department, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

e-Utama, an online journal of the Malay Language and Culture Department of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is inviting submissions for its second issue (due to be published at the end of the year). The call for papers can be viewed at

http://mlcd.myplace.nie.edu.sg/instructions_eutama.html.

Playing with Stereotypes. Redefining Hispanic Identity in Post-national Literature and Cinema.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 2:48pm
Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), BELGIUM; Department of Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Keynote speakers

Ruth Amossy (Tel Aviv University)
Jean-Louis Dufays (UCL)
Charles Ramírez-Berg (Texas Austin)
Maarten van Delden (USC, California)
David Oubiña (UBA, Buenos Aires)

General Presentation

Over the past ten years, the concept of the 'stereotype' has become a subject of intense debate in literary studies, especially in Europe. Although in daily usage the term 'stereotype' often has a negative connotation, the theoreticians of stereotyping (Amossy, Dufays, Lippman) emphasize its indispensable and constructive role in processes of social communication, including art.

Ethics in Literary & Artistic Production of the French and Francophone World

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:49pm
PAMLA 2009 Special Topic Session

In today's world when governments are rethinking socio-political, economic, and ecological structures on the global level in the light of the recent financial crisis, it is of the most importance to raise the question of ethics. How does literary and artistic production of the French and Francophone world broach this subject? We invite you to investigate the role of ethics in the works of contemporary French and Francophone writers, thinkers, and artists. Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word document to Vera Klekovkina, Scripps College (Vera.Klekovkina@ScrippsCollege.eddu) by March 30, 2009.

A Queer Harry Potter Reader

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 1:44am
Andrew Buzny

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens. With Dumbledore's ejection from the closet, queer scholars have taken up Rowling's decision at all three major Harry Potter Conferences (Accio, Portus, and Terminus) over the summer of 2008. As such, we seek papers for an interdisciplinary reader on queer and feminist issues in Harry Potter. We welcome critical and passionate papers catering to both students and scholars in the fields of sexual/gender diversity studies, cultural studies, children's literature, and literary analysis. A non-exclusive list of topics are

Butch Voices, Queer Communities

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:24pm
Butch Voices

Butch Voices will be holding its first ever multifocal conference and forum for all selfidentified butches, studs, aggressives, and other allied identities. We are a group of openminded, gender-bending social justice activists who share a commitment to critical thinking and a common goal of building a powerful, inclusive community for us all.

The conference will take place August 20 through August 23, 2009 in Oakland, California. We invite you to join us for four days of workshops, panels, and performances intended to reflect the diversity and complexity of butch gender, identity, and action. On the one hand, butch, stud, and aggressive are hyper-visible identities; on the other, our voices too often go unheard or are misunderstood.

Special Issue Image [&] Narrative: Imagining the Author: The Development of Particularity (Deadline: June 1st, 2009)

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Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:52pm
Christian Chelebourg / Image [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative

In his analysis of the history of mathematics, Gaston Bachelard calls for a reversal of perspectives on the complexity of reasoning: "[…] the simple is in fact always simplified: it can only be thought of correctly when appearing to be the product of a process of simplification." (L'Épistémologie non cartésienne.) Likewise, in literature and in the visual arts, the particularity of authors, what one has come to call their "little music", what makes them irreducible to others, is not only the fruit of their genius, but also a meticulous construction, the product of a particularising process, constructions based on what Claude Lévi-Strauss designates as signifying structural choices (La Voie des masques). The particular is thus actually particularised.

Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture - Call for Papers, Deadline: April 1, 2009

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 9:51pm
Shift: Queen's Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions to the second issue of Shift, set to be launched 01 October 2009. Shift welcomes academic papers, as well as exhibition and book reviews, dealing with visual and material culture from graduate students in any discipline in the humanities. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology

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Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 4:02pm
Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Call For Contributors: Black Southern Lesbian Culture & Politics Anthology; Abstracts due by May 15, 2009. Co-Editors: Marlon Moore, M.A. and L.H. Stallings, Ph.D.

Include your name, mailing address, email address, and a bio that includes your racial and geographical background WITHIN your piece, as submissions will be separated from emails to be read. Submit your work by email, as an attachment in MS word to:
Lmonda@juno.com and marlonRmoore@gmail.com

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