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Mediums of Trash/Trash Mediums (Trash Culture Edited Collection)

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:53am
Trash Culture Journal

"The medium is the message", declared Marshall McLuhan (1967) in his now famous book of the same name. He writes: "Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication" (2008: 8). Seemingly, the elements of Trash Culture have always prioritised the content over the medium, the supposed vulgarity contained in objects such as comic books rather than the aesthetics of the object itself, and the 'crude' programs on television rather than the television as a medium of communicating trash. The medium itself has therefore been a neglected element of Trash Culture, and in this way the notion of 'trash' must be discussed through lenses of technological and/or cultural determinism.

Panel on Narrative, Intimacy, and the Sexual Revolution – SEPT 1st

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 7:20pm
2015 International Conference on Narrative – March 5 – 8 2015, Chicago Illinois.

CFP – Panel on Narrative, Intimacy, and the Sexual Revolution – SEPT 1st.

2015 International Conference on Narrative – March 5 – 8 2015, Chicago Illinois.

[UPDATE] The Matter of Murder (*Canadian* Studies)

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 10:24am
Gisele Baxter and Brett Josef Grubisic (eds.)

Edited Collection:
Calling for Submissions


The Matter of Murder: Murderous Acts, Cultural Contexts, Canadian Literary Media

NEMLA 2015: Cities Afloat

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

NEMLA 2015: CITIES AFLOAT

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Ryerson University

[UPDATE] Performance and Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:24am
Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association

The Performance Working Group of the Cultural Studies Association calls for proposals for politically engaged articles and innovative digital publishing projects at the intersections of cultural studies and performance for a special issue (Thread) in the upcoming issue of Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.

World Literature/Immigrant Literature (NeMLA 2015)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

When asked about the influences of immigrant fiction on her own writing, Jhumpa Lahiri told the New York Times, 'I don't know what to make of the term 'immigrant fiction.' […] If certain books are to be termed immigrant fiction, what do we call the rest? Native fiction? Puritan fiction?

PROTEST: RESISTANCE AND DISSENT IN AMERICA

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:26am
British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Conference

SATURDAY 15th NOVEMBER 2014

Keynote speakers:
Professor Will Kaufman (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr Joe Street (University of Northumbria)

Interactions Vol. 24.1-2 (2015) - Deadline October, 15, 2014

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 3:56am
Ege Journal of British and American Studies

Annual deadline : October 15
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).

It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography and Thomson Gale Cengage and available at the British Library and the Harvard University Library.

Articles (4000-8000 words) and reviews (1000-2000 words) should fallow MLA parenthetical citation format.

Collection: Girl Talk: The Influence of Girls' Series Fiction on American Popular Culture

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:31pm
LuElla D'Amico

Since the mid nineteenth century, American girls have had books written especially for them, often featuring the same characters who begin to feel like their friends, enemies, and overall substitute social cliques. From the perfect, golden-haired Christian in Martha Finley's nineteenth-century Elsie Dinsmore series to the imperfect high school beauties in Sara Shepard's recent Pretty Little Liars series, the young female heroines in American series fiction have undergone dramatic changes in the past 150 years, changes which have both reflected and modeled standards of behavior for America's tweens and teen girls.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] American Studies Association of Texas Conference Date: November 13-15, 2014

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 1:34pm
American Studies Association of Texas

American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference: DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

14-15 May 2015

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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 9:06am
International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

SULEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY
(TURKEY)
in collaboration with
CANKAYA UNIVERSITY (TURKEY)

International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture
B/Orders Unbound: Transgressing the Limit in Arts and Humanities

14-15 May 2015
Isparta, Turkey

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