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Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, 7-10 July 2016 / Proposals, 4 January 2016

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:31am
Whedon Studies Association

Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association (www.whedonstudies.tv), the Whedon Studies Association, and conveners Stacey Abbott and Tanya R. Cochran solicit proposals for the seventh biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW7). This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon will be held on the campus of Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, England, UK, 7-10 July 2016. Simon Brown of Kingston University will serve as local arrangements chair, supported by the Euroslayage organizing committee Bronwen Calvert, Lorna Jowett, and Michael Starr.

Fiction in the Age of Risk

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:45pm
Textual Practice

What does it mean to risk, and how do we benefit, as well as suffer, from its demands? This proposal for a special issue of Textual Practice takes 'risk' as a productive and important condition in contemporary global dynamics. In a world characterised by new modes of screening and surveillance, ecological disasters, and political instability, what does it mean to take, or refuse, risks. 'Taking a risk' implies an act or decision that threatens a given set of conditions by introducing a new set of circumstances into an event horizon.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's 4th Law and Literature Conference (October 30-Nov1 2015))

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56pm
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 4th Law and Literature Conference

This conference considers literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, to explore law.

The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law. This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law.

The 2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice's Law and Literature Conference is especially interested in the following areas although all submissions will be considered.

SFFTV CFP: Special Issue on Mad Max franchise

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 4:51pm
Dan Hassler-Forest

Science Fiction Film and Television seeks submissions for a special issue on the Mad Max franchise.
Guest editor: Dan Hassler-Forest

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 3:35pm
University of North Alabama English Department

Call for Papers:
The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 7th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 26-27, 2016

UNApocalypse: Exploring Dystopianism in Texts

[UPDATE] Nabokov on Politics (SAMLA 87)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:56pm
Benjamin Mangrum / Davidson College

In a later preface to Bend Sinister (1947), Vladimir Nabokov claims, "the influence of my epoch on my present book is as negligible as the influence of my books, or at least of this book, on my epoch." The conventional reading of Nabokov as an aesthete who is insistent upon sharp divisions between fictional and political worlds has its principal source in the author's stylization of his own career. Yet this way of reading Nabokov has been complicated through such recent studies as Andrea Pitzer's The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.

The Metamorphoses of the Book : New Global Literary Networks

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:58am
Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense - SITEC

CFP Conference 1 - 2 April 2016
The Metamorphoses of the Book :
New Global Literary Networks

Organizing Committee :

Constance COLLIN, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Sylvie DUCAS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Nicolas MALAIS, CSLF, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Dr Pascal ZINCK, Pléiade,Université Paris Sorbonne Cité

Date of the conference :1st - 2nd April 2016
Place of the conference : Pôle des Métiers du Livre de Saint-Cloud (France), université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Context

UPDATE: Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:36am
Elizabeth A. Monske & Kristine L. Blair

UPDATED* CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS:

Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs

A book edited Elizabeth A. Monske and Kristine L. Blair

*We have altered our original CFP to reflect the book contract we received from IGI-Global. For more information about the publisher, see http://www.igi-global.com
For an extended CFP and link to submit the proposal, please refer to http://bit.ly/1fd7LPb

Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:11am
Ken Koltun-Fromm, Haverford College; Assaf Gamzou, Israeli Cartoon Museum

The last decade has produced critical and expressive studies in sacred canonical texts and comics. Witness, for example, the artistic works from R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis (2009) and JT Waldman's Megillat Esther (2005), as well as scholarly publications from Karline McLain's India's Immortal Comic Books (2009), A. David Lewis's edited volume Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels (2010), and Samantha Baskind's and Ranen Omer-Sherman's editorial work for The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2010).

Translated Memories

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 9:30am
Bettina Hofmann, University of Wuppertal

Translated Memories": Transgenerational Perspectives in Literature on the Holocaust
July 14, 2015, Steinheim Institute in Essen, Germany
This coolloquium addresses a subject which—70 years after the end of World War II—is of vital interest even today: How can memories of the Holocaust be constituted and transformed in a transgenerational and transnational perspective?
Three authors, all writing in English, and four literary scholars, hailing from Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S., will reflect on this subject based on their own and other literary texts.

Brevitas. Percorsi estetici tra forma breve e frammento nelle letterature occidentali.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 8:26am
SEMPER – Seminario permanente di poesia (Università di Trento)

Brevitas. Percorsi estetici tra forme brevi e frammento nelle letterature occidentali.

Trento, 4-6 novembre 2015
Il Seminario Permanente di Poesia, al termine del suo terzo anno di attività, intende proporre una riflessione sulle forme brevi e frammentarie della scrittura letteraria, nella prospettiva critica ed estetica della modernità, pur non sottraendosi a un proficuo confronto con le forme tradizionali della brevitas.

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