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C PRACSIS International Conference on History, Theory and Writing 11&12January 2016 • Changanassery, Kerala, India

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 10:28pm
Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia In Association with The Institute of Social Justice, Australian Catholic University and The Department of English, SB College Changanassery.

C PRACSIS announces its 2016 edition of International Conference on 'History, Theory and Writing'. Nikolas Kompridis, Director, Institute for Social Justice and Research Professor in Philosophy and Political Thought at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney Campus will deliver the keynote address. Allison Weir, Professor in Social and Political 
Philosophy and Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University will be the plenary speaker.

Octavia Butler essay collection

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 4:57pm
Martin Japtok and Rafiki Jenkins

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler's multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 5000 words are recommended (MLA format).
Please send essays to either Martin Japtok (mjaptok@palomar.edu) or Rafiki Jenkins (jjenkins@palomar.edu) by May 15, 2016.

London and the Globe: The Literary London Society's Annual Conference

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 4:11pm
Literary London Society

Dear friends,

You are warmly invited to the Literary London Society's annual conference. To acknowledge this year of Shakespearean celebrations, the conference theme in 2016 will be 'London and the Globe'. This event will follow the trace of London's transnational connections across historical periods and through novelistic, dramatic, poetic and other modes of expression. Please see attachment or follow this link for the full call for papers:


6-8 July 2016

London and the Globe

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2016

CFP, Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 12:54pm
Vance Byrd and Ervin Malakaj

CFP, Panel(s): The Business of Literature: Authorship, Publishing, Aesthetics
Fortieth Annual German Studies Association Conference
September 29 – October 2, San Diego, CA

In the context of expanding literary markets throughout the nineteenth century, this series of panels seeks to foreground new approaches that consider how evolving publishing practices impacted the production of literary texts. Papers might address issues such as:

Play Me a Story: Videogames as Narrative

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:52am
Lancaster University

Despite the exponential rise of videogames in contemporary culture (the gaming industry now being more lucrative than film) critical consideration of games as narrative texts remains in its infancy. Writing in The Guardian newspaper, Naomi Alderman recently argued that videogames could – indeed should – be the greatest storytelling medium of our age. However, narrative in videogames exists on the margins of literary acceptance, and although digital texts are increasingly attracting scholarly interest, this usually refers to the written word in a digital context, rather than an audio-visual narrative representation that the player interacts with.