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Last Call for Submissions to Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance. 30 April 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:50pm
De La Salle University, Department of Literature

Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance is an international peer-reviewed journal that seeks to publish cutting-edge articles in the areas and intersections of Literary, Cultural, and Performance Studies. We especially welcome articles that will inaugurate new and dynamic directions for scholarly inquiry on the literary and cultural production of the Asian region. Further, in our commitment to diversity and to multicultural dialogue, we welcome contributions that may potentially be relevant to the concerns of the region from various national and cultural backgrounds. The journal is supported by a distinguished editorial board that represents the journal's scholarly depth and geographic scope.

Teaching with Media and Technology

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 7:25pm
Ryan Dean Lambert, Metropolitan State University of Denver

The PAMLA "Teaching with Media and Technology" session welcomes proposals on any topic related to the use of media and technology in modern language, composition, or literature classrooms. However, due to this year's theme, "Archives, Libraries, Properties," we are particularly interested in papers that explore the use of digital archives in the literature, language, or rhetoric and composition classroom. Further, we invite papers on a range of topics, including multimodal techniques in the composition classroom, the use of computers and the internet in literature and linguistics classes, and the way technology changes the revision or research process.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: EASA Australia–South Asia: Contestations and Remonstrances Conference

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:35pm
University of Liège, 26-28 January 2017

This literary and cultural studies conference, to be held at the University of Liège under the auspices of the European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA) and the local post-colonial studies centre CEREP, will seek to draw attention to the multifarious encounters which have occurred between South Asia and Australia from the nineteenth century to modern times.

Studies in the Fantastic Issue 4

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:03pm
Studies in the Fantastic Journal

Studies in the Fantastic invites submissions for issue 4 of our peer-reviewed academic journal. Issue 3, which is available online through Project MUSE, covered reboots in a variety of incarnations. For issue 4, set for publication in late 2016, we seek contributions that examine the role of history (real and invented) as a fantastic mode in contemporary media. Analyses of works that employ historical or pseudo-historical methods as modes for fantastic narratives are especially encouraged, including examinations of faux chronicles, alternative histories, manufactured ephemera, epistolary and diary forms, and invented philology. Essays investigating the fantastic from other perspectives are also welcome.

Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:40pm
Pennsylvania College English Association

2016 PCEA Conference
Comics and/as Rhetoric: (Anti)Static Narratives
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
October 21-22, 2016

Keynote Speaker, Conor McCreery, Kill Shakespeare Writer

Call for Proposals, Extended Deadline: June 1, 2016

Stereo & Immersive Media 2016: Photography and Sound Research / Lisbon 20- 22 October

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 2:58pm
Universidade Lusófona and Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa

The International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media'16 aims to gather researchers, artists, curators, and archivists working on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.

"Stereo" environments (stereoscopic and stereophonic) have been widening the fields of photography and sound since the 19th century, contributing to the emergence of a progressively immersive media culture. This conference aims to bring together photography and sound research fields and their relationship with stereo environments, including other immersive visual media (e.g. panoramas, optical displays or virtual games) as well as sound art practices.

Science Fantasy Panel at Escape Velocity, July 1-3, 2016 (deadline May 27, 2016)

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:37pm
Kris Swank / Signum University, Hollis, NH (http://signumuniversity.org/)


Signum University and its sister institution, the Mythgard Institute, are seeking 3-4 panelists and a moderator for a panel discussion on the crossover between SciFi and Fantasy, or Clark's Third Law ("any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic") for the upcoming Escape Velocity 2016 micro futuristic world's fair, to be held July 1 – 3, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.-area).

[UPDATE]**Extended Deadline** DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:39am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

'I am Elizabeth Reegan and another day of my life is beginning' she said to herself. 'I am lying here in bed. I've been five weeks sick in bed, and there is no sign of me getting better. Though there's little pain, which is lucky, and the worst is fear and remorse and often the horrible meaninglessness of it all. Sometimes meaning and peace come but I lose them again, nothing in life is ever resolved once and for all.
- John McGahern, The Barracks (1963)

(UPDATE): CFP: Critiquing Humanism (Deadline: May 15, 2016)

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 9:19am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has brought to the fore the pressing aspects of the precarious nature of human life. This is not a sudden crisis as scholars have traced its historical roots with the exploits of "Western" capitalism, imperialism, environment, and war on terror. Such engagement has also given us different politico-philosophical points of analysis of the condition: for instance, the rise of terms such as "precariat," "new subaltern," "precarity" (Guy Standing; Simon During), the debates on "Anthropocene" and "capitalocene" (Dipesh Chakraborty; Jason W Moore), or the interest in neuro-biological or communal human affects (Catherine Malabou; Judith Butler). Added to such is the challenge of the machines and objects in our daily life.