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[UPDATE] 2nd Annual UIowa Graduate Student Conference, April 5th 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:44am
University of Iowa World Languages Graduate Student Organization

The World Languages Graduate Student Organization (WLGO) invites you to submit abstracts for academic papers, poster presentations, or creative writing pieces from all disciplines that investigate edges and the ways in which they shape, limit, and expand the world around us.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to wlgoiaconf@gmail.com by 5 p.m. Monday February 10th, 2014. We prefer abstracts and presentations in English but in some cases we will consider submissions in other languages. In your abstract, please specify if your presentation will be a poster, creative writing, or an academic paper. We welcome both individual presentations or panels proposals of 3-4 presenters.

Academic Novels: Beyond the Canon? (MLA 2015 Special Session, Vancouver, BC)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 11:38am
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University

What constitutes the canon of academic novels? Discussion of the genre has tended to focus on a limited number of novels. On the British side, C. P. Snow's The Masters, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, David Lodge's campus trilogy (Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work), and A. S. Byatt's Possession dominate. For American academe, a similarly small number have dominion over the field: Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe, Randall Jarrell's Pictures from an Institution, Vladimir Nabokov's Pnin, Bernard Malamud's A New Life, Jane Smiley's Moo, Richard Russo's Straight Man, and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. If these novels are taken to constitute the academic novel canon, as it were, what picture of academe emerges from them?

TRANSFORMATIONS - Current trends in literature, linguistics, language pedagogy and cultural studies May 10th, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:53am
Portland State University - Graduate Colloquium

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Portland State University is proud to invite graduate students of foreign languages to present on their scholarly research. The theme of our conference, "Transformations," seeks to open a dialogue on the way transformations of social norms, linguistic codes, languages in contact, regimens of representation, etc. have affected cultural production. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• literature, film and culture
• linguistics, applied linguistics
• language pedagogy

French Women writing science fiction. Quelle vision à-venir ? RMMLA October 2014 Boise, Idaho

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:49am
Rocky Mountain MLA - Women in French session

This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.

"Distance and Proximity" - UCL Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 8:58am
University College London - The Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry

"Distance and Proximity"

University College London – Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry – Postgraduate Conference – 26th & 27th June

"Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye" – Samuel Johnson

"I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real" – Hunter S Thompson

"We define aura ... as the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it may be" – Walter Benjamin

NeMLA 46th Annual Convention: Spring 2015, Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:48am
Northeast Modern Language Association

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS deadline April 22, 2014

In spring 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. In mid-March, the association will begin accepting online session proposals (panel, seminar, roundtable, creative session) in the following areas:

Comparative Languages & Theory
Culture & Media Studies
French and Francophone
Rhetoric & Composition
Women's and Gender Studies
World Languages (non-European)
For 2015, NeMLA  particularly welcomes proposals on the following topics:

[UPDATE] TWO CHAPTERS NEEDED: 'Digital Nightmares: Wired Ghosts, CCTV Horror and the Found Footage Phenomenon'

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 4:50am
Linnie Blake, Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Digital Nightmares: Wired Ghosts, CCTV Horror and the Found Footage Phenomenon, ed. by Linnie Blake and Xavier Aldana Reyes. Publisher IB Tauris

Following the unavoidable withdrawal of two contributors we are seeking two submissions to a collection contracted to IB Tauris. Deadlines are tight and we are requesting completed papers by 1 March 2014.

The themes are:

Minetta Review is accepting submissions!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 2:30am
Minetta Review

The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. Print editions are made available free of charge to the student body and to bookshops in Greenwich Village, and select content is viewable on our WordPress. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—we encourage you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Spring 2014 issue is March, 15 2014.

Check out our WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines:

Fugitivity and the Filmic Imagination

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:25pm
James E Ford III, Guest Editor for Black Camera

This special issue for Black Camera, titled "Fugitivity and the Filmic Imagination," ponders whether American mainstream and/or independent cinema—primarily with regard to the current string of films being released that take up chattel slavery—engages or disavows black fugitivity as the imaginative condition for film; a reassessment of the frameworks that are most generative for exploring black fugitivity's complexities; and a rethinking of how online social media now informs the discourses that shape the filmic imagination.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 6:07pm
Binghamton University (SUNY) Graduate Student Organization

Interdisciplinarity has become a buzzword across the humanities; the term usually implies that scholars make use of the tools of another discipline while remaining within the boundaries of their own. The French philosopher Jacques Rancière points to the impossibility of this project, describing his work as "a-disciplinary" or "in-disciplinary." This conference seeks to reflect on the current state of work within the humanities by asking if the traditional ways of organizing disciplines are sufficient for the future of academia.

We invite talks/papers that deal with but are not limited to the following topics:

Special issue of 'Adaptation' - 'Adapting Australia'. Deadline for 5000 word articles is 1 July 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 4:57pm
Imelda Whelehan Co-editor 'Adaptation' (Oxford University Press

We encourage submission of articles for a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Adaptation (Oxford University Press), jointly edited by Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne) and Imelda Whelehan (University of Tasmania).
Please submit completed papers (up to 5000 words accompanied by a 150-word abstract) directly to the Adaptation website (Flagging submissions as intended for the special issue), and following the advice on online submission: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/adaptation/for_authors/

Defend and promote the arts and humanities.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:51pm
The New Union

A new project designed to defend and promote the value and all round general goodness of the arts and humanities is looking for passionate people to contribute articles.

We are looking for like-minded people to write on a variety of subjects and urge you to contact us at editors@new-union.co.uk with ideas and suggestions. We aim to start publishing content online from March 2014.

You can find out more about us at thenewunion.wordpress.com/manifesto.

Philologist - journal of language, literary and cultural studies

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:25pm
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

You can read previous issues online at http://doisrpska.nub.rs/index.php/filolog/issue/archive