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The Qouch is seeking submissions

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:19pm
The Queer Psychoanalysis Society

The Qouch, an on-line publication of The Queer Psychoanalysis Society, is looking for submissions from scholars, writers, and artists who do work in the fields of queer studies, gender studies, and/or psychoanalysis. We welcome proposals or finished works that explore the psychology of sexuality and gender in the form of scholarly essays, well-informed opinion pieces, creative writing, and any other expressive media. The Qouch publishes articles on a continuing basis and there is no deadline for submissions. We will also consider previously published essays and previews of larger works in progress.

James Joyce and His Cold Mad Feary Fathers (or Mothers): Anxieties of Influence NeMLA Boston Mass April 21-24, 2013

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to jmcquail@tntech.edu or J. McQuail, Box 5053, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505.

Mic Check: Resistance and Revolution

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 3:05pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

2nd Annual Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tufts University, Medford, MA

NeMLA: Eighteenth-Century Secularisms, March 21-24, 2013

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 2:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers

Eighteenth Century Secularisms

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Interviews with and Essays about Emerging Native/Indigenous Filmmakers

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 1:41pm
M. Elise Marubbio/ Augsburg College

Extended Call for Interviews & Essays:

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions of substantive interviews with or essays on new Native American/Indigenous filmmakers/directors/producers for a special issue that will include a dvd containing shorts or clips from work by those interviewed. Post Script encourages original essays and interviews in this area coming from a Native perspective on film and focusing on Native and Indigenous film of North America. We are seeking work from filmmakers, scholars and academics, curators, teachers and the like.

On Location: The Second International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema (February 21-23, 2013)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 1:35pm
Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley
presents:

ON LOCATION

The Second International Berkeley Conference on Silent Cinema

February 21-23, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Format: A two-and-a-half day conference that combines plenary lectures, concurrent paper panels, workshops, and film screenings with live accompaniment at the Pacific Film Archive.

[UPDATE] The Politics of Memory, September 6 – 9, 2012

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 12:32pm
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Science/University of Zadar, Croatia

The 3rd International Conference on Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Science is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, from September 6 – 9, 2012. The conference has taken place every year since 2010.

NEMLA - Roundtable "Encounter Tradition, Make It New: New Approaches for the Harlem Renaissance" (deadline 9/30/12)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 12:23pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), 44th Annual Convention, March 21-24, 2013, Tufts University - Boston, MA

With the concepts of history, memory, and myth central to the discussion, this panel seeks to convene critical and creative treatments that offer an interdisciplinary approach for teaching the Harlem Renaissance. In particular, the discussion will focus on how various contemporary cultural workers – visual arts, creative writers, musicians, and scholars – shaped a distinct aesthetic during this period. Panelists are encouraged to include non-canonical texts, as well as "forgotten artists" of the period in their presentations. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

NEMLA 44th Annual Convention - "Early Black Feminist Ideology and the Development of a New Paradigm" (abstract due 9/30/12)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 12:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), March 21-24, 2013, Tufts University - Boston, MA

With the concepts of self-reliance, resistance against oppression, and self-definition central to the discussion, this panel seeks to explore the literary and cultural influences of early African American and African diasporic women's texts that serve as the framework for contemporary black feminist ideology. Panelists are encouraged to submit papers that represent the author's struggles against marginalization, objectification, and challenge Western cultural, religious, and social values as a paradigm for womanhood. This panel will examine texts produced by early African American women, both free and enslaved, as part of an emerging Black feminist ideology.

Rise of the Fandoms: When They Began to Rule the 'Verse

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to look at the increased role of the fandom in pop culture today. More and more writers admit to reading message boards, websites, and fan fiction about their work, and making creative choices following this engagement. How have these communities raised the level of discourse regarding their topic of choice, or in some cases possibly have trivialized academic engagement? Other theories relating to this topic are welcome. 200 words abstracts should be sent to Lindsay Bryde at Lindsay.Bryde@gmail.com

Romantic Love in Latin American Popular Culture 01/07/2013

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:32am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

The Journal of Popular Romance Studies is looking for essays, interviews, and pedagogical materials on romantic love in Latin American popular culture, for a special issue guest-edited by David William Foster (Arizona State University), to be published in September, 2013. The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2013.

50 Shades and Beyond: New Approaches to Erotic Romance 2/1/2013

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:30am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

Since the 1970s, both the content and the institutional practices surrounding erotic romance fiction have been transformed. The remarkable popularity of E. L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has brought a number those transformations to light, not just in terms of the novels' BDSM-inflected sexual content (old news in the romance world) but also in their publishing history, moving from online Twilight fan-fiction to e-book format to paperback bestsellers.

[UPDATE] Love and Religion in Global Popular Culture 12/1/2012

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:28am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

From reggae to Rumi (the bestselling poet in the United States across the 1990s), Bollywood to South Park, global popular music, fiction, film, poetry, and other media have extolled sacred love in romantic terms and romantic love as a religion. In the process, they have sometimes raised provocative, complex relationships about the relationships between these realms.

Some popular romance texts remain securely inside the boundaries of orthodox belief, bringing theologies of love to accessible, affective life. Others blur the lines between sacred and secular love, or between different national, cultural, and theological traditions, threatening those distinctions and, sometimes, drawing sharp condemnation in the process.

Must Love Dogs—or Dragons: Animals in Popular Romance 10/1/2012

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 11:20am
Journal of Popular Romance Studies

From the animal brides and bridegrooms in folktales to the dragons and werewolves and other shape-shifters in paranormal love stories, popular romance has long relied on animal heroes, heroines, and helpers (i.e., the leopard in Bringing Up Baby) to explore human romance.

How, though, do invocations of the "animal" in popular romance differ from text to text, culture to culture, era to era? What do they suggest about the nature of love, whether the love of humans for one another or the love we feel for pets, companions, and co-workers of other species? How might a focus on the "Beast" in a popular romance novel, film, TV series, or other text help us to understand the beauties—the artistry, the interest—of that text?

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