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[REMINDER] Innovations in Creative and Critical Writing: First Fictions (Applications by 30th May 2011)

updated: 
Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 5:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 

FIRST FICTIONS
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

Areas for discussion, or contexts in which you could consider "first" fictions, might include:

Call for papers: Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 2: Special Issue on Space and Time in Film (03 June 2011)

updated: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Film Studies, University College Cork, Ireland

Call for Papers
Special Issue on Space and Time in Film
The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek additional articles
for its second issue to be published online in 2011.

Alphaville is a new, fully peer-reviewed, biannual graduate and early career
researchers' journal that is committed to publishing fresh and original research in the
fields of film and screen media. The Editorial Board is comprised of doctoral and
post-doctoral researchers at University College Cork. It is the first of its kind in
Ireland, and will be launched in Summer 2011.

[UPDATE] No, Seriously . . . Is It Really Over? African American Literature After Jim Crow

updated: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 12:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association

In his provocative new book, What Was African American Literature? (2011), Kenneth Warren argues that African American literature ended with the legal abrogation of Jim Crow. Viewing the tradition as an historical response to white racism during a specific cultural moment, rather than an ongoing expressive art-form, Warren not only identifies the key reading practices that should govern our critical approach to black literature produced during the first half of the twentieth-century, but he also questions our unwillingness to put the volatile past that this literature hinges upon behind us. Is African American literature, as we know it, really over? What's at stake in such a bold declaration?

Sociability in Great Britain and in France in the Enlightenment

updated: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 7:22am
full name / name of organization: 
CEIMA - Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the English-Speaking World

International Conference : « Sociability in Great Britain and in France in the Enlightenment: forms, functions and operational modes". Organised by CEIMA (Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the English-Speaking World)/HCTI (Heritage and Constructions in Texts and Images) EA 4249, University of Western Britanny, UBO, BREST on 8th and 9th March 2012 at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Victor Segalen, Brest (France).

Scale, Media Fields Journal Issue 4

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 5:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Reynolds and Meredith Bak, issue co-editors, Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal invites critical and artistic submissions on the theme of scale.

"Scale" at once denotes a difference in size, scope, or range, and assures us that such differences can be measured and defined. Media and scale have a long, complex, and ever-changing relationship that raises a number of questions, including:

How does the size of a media object inflect its functions?

What are the effects of "scaling" media up (say, to IMAX screens) or down (e.g., to iPods)?

What is a large-scale production? What is a small-scale production?

What is a "human scale"? How can media represent things that are not on a human scale?

Who works "for scale"?

"The Return of the Repressed? Religion and Culture in Contemporary Europe." (Salzburg, 6/15/11; 7/15/11)

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:54pm
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Salzburg Institute of Gordon College

In Europe during the last few years, religion and religiosity have achieved wider acknowledgement as themes of public discussion. Newspapers such as Die Zeit, now publish columns devoted to the phenomenon of religion. Radio and television programs regularly investigate the varying appearances of religion in the contemporary moment. One hears frequently about a "return of religion" or the "post-secular society" (Jürgen Habermas) in which we are said to live. Debates concerning Islam in its various manifestations continue unabated as do discussions about kinds of spirituality that in many cases remain outside the bounds of the established churches.

Call for chapters for an edited book "Internal Migrations. Perspectives from Five Continents"

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jean Valluy, Geneve UNIGE
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Call for chapters for an edited book "Internal Migrations. Perspectives from Five Continents"

Deadline for abstract submission: July 10, 2011 , Deadline for final papers: September 10, 2011

An edited volume on internal migrations in the most populated countries is currently being created as a joint initiative of young scholars from the Swiss Universities (Bern University and the University of Geneva) and many european academic institutions, and will be published next year.

Each chapter will be focused on in-depth characteristics of internal migration in one country:

Themes (Table of Contents): General Characteristics of Internal Migrations in:

CFP for new book series, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ashgate Publishing Company
contact email: 

Ashgate Publishing Company is pleased to announce a new book series:

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

Series Editor: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami

New Hispanisms: Literary and Cultural Studies presents innovative studies that seek to understand how the cultural production of the Hispanic world is generated, disseminated, and consumed. Ranging from the Spanish Middle Ages to modern Spain and Latin America, this series offers a forum for various critical and disciplinary approaches to cultural texts, including literature and other artifacts of Hispanic culture. Queries and proposals for single author volumes and collections of original essays are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of either

Deadline Extended: Film and Video Production 2011 MPCA/ACA CFP

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University

CALL FOR PAPERS: Film and Video Production

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline Extension: May 20, 2011

The Film and Video Production area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for our upcoming 2011 Conference.

[UPDATE]

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:30pm
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The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

apologies for cross postings.

Call for Papers for an edited collection:

the rest is history

ireland, performance and the historical imagination

A chronicler who recites events without distinguishing between

major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following

truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.

-Walter Benjamin
Illuminations

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