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Immersive Identities: Measuring the Reality of Virtual Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:50pm
NEMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NEMLA 2018 - Pittsburg April 12-15, 2018

This panel engages a debate surrounding virtual reality and immersive story telling: do subjects project their real selves into virtual worlds, or do they use them to experience alternative identities?

By closing experiential gaps between the virtual and corporal, immersive virtual spaces can be experienced as real. Accordingly, virtual reality and immersive story telling can encourage subjects to express their real social behaviors, emotions, or morals. Similarly, subjects often experience virtual worlds in this manner, despite the presence of fictive or fictional elements.

Are We Victorian?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In 1875, Anthony Trollope published The Way We Live Now, a novel about financial crises, political corruption, debt, and xenophobia. These topics are familiar to us as well: The Way We Live Now is, in many ways, still the way we live now.

Much recent debate in Victorian studies has concerned “presentism”—the idea that we still live with in a Victorian world. Presentism says that there is not much new about “neoliberalism:” as the manifesto of the V21 collective puts it, “In finance, resource mining, globalization, imperialism, liberalism, and many other vectors, we are Victorian, inhabiting, advancing, and resisting the world they made."

Vulnerabilities - An Interdisciplinary Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:56pm
Durham University (Institute for Hazard Risk and Resilience)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VULNERABILITIES

An Interdisciplinary Symposium at the 10th Anniversary Conference of the

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, Durham University

Supported by the

Matariki Network of Universities

and a Fragile Futures event

 

Durham University

19-22 September 2017

 

Keynote speaker:

MFS Special Issue - Inter-imperiality

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Guest Editor: Laura Doyle
Deadline for Submissions: 1 June 2017

The editors of MFS seek essays that engage with the concept of inter-imperiality, as developed in the recent PMLA “Theories and Methodologies” cluster (March 2015) and elsewhere. The global turn in literary and cultural studies, although productive, sometimes elides the post/colonial, economic, and other historical or geopolitical conditions of literary-cultural production. We solicit essays that offset this tendency by reading literary-cultural texts within an inter-imperial framework.

REMINDER: CFP: Polemic!

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:58pm
MIT
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Announcing a Call for Papers for the MIT History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture + Art Graduate Student Conference to be held on October 14, 2017, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Julia Bryan-Wilson.

polemic… Polemic?  POLEMIC!

Ireland and South Africa: Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts for Special Issue: Geographies of Comparison: Ireland and South Africa

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
Journal of Jewish Identities - Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

 

 

Jewishness and Postcoloniality in Literature, Culture and Theory

 

CFP – Special Issue of The Journal of Jewish Identities

 

Guest Edited by Sarah Phillips Casteel, Anna Guttman and Isabelle Hesse

 

Call for Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:46pm
Studies in Testimony
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 8, 2017

The peer-reviewed, online and open access journal Studies in Testimony is currently accepting submissions. The call for submissions is intentionally broad in nature, allowing for submissions that look at emerging areas of academic interest, in addition to those of continued and lasting relevance from a wide range of academic disciplines.

Subject areas could include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Testimony of survivors

  • Testimony in the digital age

  • Post-colonial testimony

  • Hybrid forms of testimony

Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:46pm
The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture

Symposium at The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

October 12-13, 2017

Convenors: Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg) and Christopher Morash (Trinity College Dublin)

 

For full project outline, please see iristimesymposium.wordpress.com

 

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited from a range of fields that consider the question of time in an Irish context. Papers are invited from any discipline, including the performing arts and history of science. Cross-disciplinary dialogue is encouraged.

 

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