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[UPDATE] Consuming Culture in Victorian and Edwardian Literature (SAMLA 87) (6/25)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:25am
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

From the proliferation and commodification of print culture in the 18th century to the Forster's Education Act of 1870, those who consumed - and the way people consumed – the arts and culture at large changed irrevocably in England. These factors - among numerous others- culminate Leonard Bast's feeble attempts to fit Ruskin's depictions of Venice to his basement hovel in E.M. Forster's classic Howards End. Bast's story, pushed to the margins of the novel, is primarily that of a working class individual attempting to better his position in life through the arts and culture.

How to do things with art

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 6:05am
Steen Christiansen and Jens Lohfert Jørgensen

We must account for the intensity of art, otherwise we can only explain part of our aesthetic experience. This argument is found in critics as diverse as Brian Massumi, Charles Altieri, and Sianne Ngai. Philosophers such as Alfred North Whitehead, Henri Bergson, and Steven Shaviro have argued that much of our perception is not cognitive but intuitive; we connect to the world through our senses.

Eighth Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 4:27pm
Language Society at the University of Central Oklahoma

THE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

"Students engaging, transforming, and empowering students"

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 21, 2015
Acceptance notification: Monday, October 5, 2015
Registration deadline: Monday, October 19, 2015

Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen Scene

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 4:02pm
Brian Goss / Department of Communication, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

CALL for PAPERS: One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers' Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...into living rooms across the industrialized world, contemporary societies are saturated with audiovisual culture. More recently, the rise of widely affordable techno-substrates for production (digital photography) and exhibition (youtube, proliferating film festivals) are clearly enabling toward the "democratization" of audiovisual sophistication, such that the committed college sophomore can readily produce polished short films. In other words, there is much to celebrate!

[Update] Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 26th Annual Conference – Philadelphia, PA – Nov. 5-7

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:40pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

UPDATE: MAPACA is pleased to announce that this year's special guest and Divine Impact Award winner will be Terry Gross, award-winning host of NPR's Fresh Air. More details will be announced soon.

"The 26th annual Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) Conference will take place November 5-7, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. Proposals are now being accepted via mapaca.net. Please submit a 300-word abstract to one appropriate area. For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit mapaca.net/areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca@mapaca.net. The deadline for proposal submission is June 30, 2015. For more details, visit mapaca.net."

CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 9:50am
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.

[UPDATE] FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:54pm
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore

FINAL Call for Contributors: American Mythology and Folklore

ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in early 2016. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.

Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website: Digital Humanities Pedagogy (June 25)

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Monday, June 8, 2015 - 1:33pm
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website

Studies in the Novel is seeking pedagogical content for inclusion in the indexed "teaching tools" section of its affiliate website. Content should address approaches to teaching novels using digital tools/perspectives.

Please submit sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content to khuie1@gsu.edu by June 25. Include the word "submission" in the subject line of your email. Your submission should include your name, contact information, and institutional affiliation.

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