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Nebula Latest Issue and CFP (AUGUST 10, 2010)

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:08pm

RE: Nebula Latest Issue & Call For Papers

Nebula 7.1/7.2 is now online with unrestricted access at http://www.nebula.la .

The current CFP is reproduced below the contents page for the current issue, provided here for your convenience.

Racism, Ragheads and Rednecks.
By Ryan Al-Natour

Putting the Doctorate into Practice, and the Practice into Doctorates: Creating a New Space for Quality Scholarship Through Creativity
By Tara Brabazon and Zeynep Dagli
23- 43

On the Hyphenated Edge -- Hyper-Existentialism, Hybridity and the Magical Hyper-real in the Writings of Michael Mirolla.
By Yuan-chin Chang

The Second Birth of Cinema: A Centenary Conference (1-2 July 1911; 30 Sept 2010)

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 5:25pm
Andrew Shail

*The Second Birth of Cinema: A Centenary Conference*
Percy Building, Newcastle University, 1-2 July 2011
Keynote speakers: André Gaudreault & Philippe Marion, Ian Christie, Joe Kember
Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2010

This conference commemorates cinema's 'second birth', the historical developments and departures that broke cinema's subordination to other media to give us the medium, the industry and the building that we know as 'the cinema'.

Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in Popular Culture [October 15,2010]

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:35pm
Carl Sederholm and Dennis Perry

We invite contributors to submit proposals for a volume of essays on the wide range of media in which Poe texts have been adapted: feature films, television, radio, and stage dramas, music, comics and graphic novels, children's books, etc. As we have just marked Poe's 200th birthday, including the many celebrations, academic conferences, and theatrical performances, it seems a particularly appropriate moment to assess in some detail Poe's continuing legacy as a source of new art through adaptation. Well over 100 films have been produced since 1908, including near 20 just since 2000! Theatrical adaptations, including plays, musicals, puppet theaters, productions for children, and one-man shows also got a boost in the new millennium.

The Dark Spectacle: Landscapes of Devastation in Film and Photography

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:17pm
Culture and Space Journal: International Journal of Social Spaces. Special edition.

In Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag writes that "to find beauty in war seems heartless," but that "the landscape of devastation is still a landscape." She points out that the "classical operation of the camera" is to beautify, whereas the contrary operation of "uglifying" is a more modern response. Inspired by Sontag's compelling narrative, this collection of essays addresses the representation of unsettling subject matter (war, political conflict, crime, executions, etc) in a variety of visual media.

[UPDATE] SLI: Studies in the Literary Imagination. Call for Special Topics Proposals

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:04pm
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue topic for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic; a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 potential contributors and their paper titles.

Learning, Literacy, and Knowledge at the Community College--(abstract due 9/30/10)

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 10:18am
Editors: Heather Ostman and Heidi Johnsen

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays that explores the intersections of literacies and the building of knowledge in the
community college classroom. The collection will look at the various ways knowledge is acquired through writing and how that learning is acknowledged/reflected upon by students and used for further knowledge building.

Questions contributors may want to consider include, but are not limited to:

In what ways is the acquisition of knowledge different at a community college from a four-year institution? What accounts for those differences? If there are no differences, how can this be

Call for book reviewers

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 9:56am
Studies in the Novel

Studies in the Novel (www.engl.unt.edu/sitn/) is a quarterly journal that features criticism of the novel in all periods. We are looking for reviewers to write essay-reviews, which involve several books related more or less specifically to an area of expertise. If you should be willing to review these related works, the essay-review format allows four pages per book and is treated as a freestanding publication at the head of its issue's "Reviews" section. While we require a Ph.D. to be held by all reviewers, the essay-review can be a great opportunity for a newly graduated scholar looking for publications in her/his area.

CFP - Immersions: Breaching Reality through Play (NeMLA - April 7-10, 2011 - New Brunswick, NJ)

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:44am
Evan Torner / Northeast Modern Language Association

In a world which has all but gone digital, new ludic explorations of the porous "magic circle" between reality and fantasy are now fully underway. As part of one game environment or another, Danes now dress as hobos and live as such for several days, Japanese women wander around a soccer field with pre-programmed cell-phones to coordinate a musical piece via physical proximity, Germans wear redface and practice what they see as Native American customs, and New Zealanders collaborate with Weta Workshop to stage vast pseudo-medieval battles, to name but a few. These events are often recorded on video or film, but the immersive quality of the event itself eludes its own record.