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Reconstruction Issue 14.2, Phenomenology and Education

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 8:48am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume 14.2, Phenomenology and Education
Edited by Elias Schwieler
Featuring work by Neil Baker, Haroldo Fontaine, Guillemette Johnston, James M. Magrini, John Olzon, Marc A. Oullette, Cathrine Ryther, Roberto Servant, and Cecilia Ferm Thorgenson.
Reconstruction is also accepting submissions for the following themed issues:
1) Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research (Sept 1, 2014)
2) Regional Approaches to Queer Asian Cinema (Dec 1, 2014)
3) Archives on Fire: Artifacts and Works, Communities and Field (Nov 30, 2014)

Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image: University of Dundee, Scotland, 11 - 15 August

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 6:41am
International Association of Word and Image Studies

The conference theme is Riddles of Form: Exploration and Discovery in Word and Image. It will examine representation of science and technology in text, poetry, art, popular culture, film, print and digital media, etc. Dundee has a particular history and reputation in both sciences and arts and is thus an ideal venue for the theme.

American Studies and American History: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:37am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442
http://southwestpca.org/

American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:49am
American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts at the University of Texas, San Antonio

The American Literature Association and the College of Liberal and Fine Arts will sponsor a symposium "God and the American Writer" on February 26-28, 2015.

Submission of papers and panels are encouraged on any topic related to God, religion, belief, skepticism, and similar topics, as they relate to American writers from the colonial period to the present.

See symposium details and submission guidelines on the American Literature Association website.

Call for Book Reviews

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)

Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Sitcoms and Sitcom Stars of the 1950s (November 15, 2014; Proposals due August 1, 2014)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:40pm
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.

We invite presentation proposals pertaining to noteworthy sitcoms and sitcom stars of the 1950s, to be featured in a special series of panels at the Analyzing the 1950s: Media, Politics, Culture Conference, which will be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) on Saturday, November 15, 2014. This daylong conference promises to provide an intellectually stimulating investigation into the complex phenomenon that was "The Fifties," whether televisually or otherwise.

Feminist Formations Special Issue Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:45am
Feminist Formations Special Issue

If women's studies (WS) can be described as occupying a space between precarity and legitimacy in the contemporary, corporate university, how do we experience, feel, and inhabit the discipline's in-between location? Institutional Feelings theorizes the contemporary institutional iterations of WS, with attention to the pressures, perils, pitfalls, politics, and potential pleasures of this partial institutionalization.

Uncertain Spaces: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums. Lisbon, 30 October-1 November 2014

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:39am
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, IST-ID, IHA-UNL

International Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

"UNCERTAIN SPACES: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums"

31 October | 1 November 2014, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Over the past decades, and especially since the generalization of the Internet, artists have been actively exploring the potentialities of new media languages and communities, often blurring artistic categories. Movements like Digital Art or Internet Art clearly demonstrate how these technological means came to shape challenging new territories for contemporary art, not only in terms of creation, reception and participation, but also regarding its preservation, collection, curatorship or exhibition.

Love and Loss in Modernist Poetry (NEMLA, Toronto, April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 9:54am
Northeast Modern Language Association

While poetry itself has played a historically long and significant role in the discourse of love, the period of modernity seems to be largely associated with its opposites. As the standard narrative goes, citizens the world over felt overwhelmed and frightened by the sundry and rapid changes – literal, conceptual, moral, and beyond – brought about by industrialization, scientific developments, WWI, etc. And the poetry that characterizes this time period represents and reflects on some of the more devastating changes. But what happens to poetic love in the early 20th century? What specifically happens when love, loss, and poetry come together during such a fraught time?

LiNQ, vol. 41 - Apocalypse

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:45am
James Cook University (Australia)

Scenarios for the apocalypse seem to proliferate in popular culture. John R. Hall believes that numerous examples suggest that "an apocalyptic mood is no longer confined to cultures of religious fundamentalism" but is also demonstrated in "diverse mainstream apocalyptic references" (1). In the media, the apocalypse generates news headlines; in October 2013, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that scientists had found "evidence of an apocalypse on a planetary system similar to our own" (von Radowitz). In 2012, the belief that the end of the Mayan calendar on 21 December would mean the end of the world triggered thousands of blog posts. A poll of 16,000 adults showed 8 per cent suffered genuine anxiety that the world would end on that day.

'Regional Gothic', Collection of Essays, edited by William Hughes and Ruth Heholt, Call for Abstracts

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 4:36am
William Hughes and Ruth Heholt

With the referendum for Scottish Independence scheduled for September 2014 and the Cornish having recently been granted minority status, questions about the dis-unity of the 'United' Kingdom are prominent in the contemporary debate regarding nationalism and regional identity. Regional Gothic will explore these fractures and the darker imaginings that come from the regions of Britain.

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