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Humor/Horror (collection) 9/15/2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:49pm
Johnson Cheu, John Dowell

CFP: "Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema" (collection)
In his review of Tavernier's Coup de torchon, David Kehr wrote in When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade,
Death, violence, and moral corruption aren't just slapstick props … but agonizingly real presences, and their comedy isn't a release from horror, but a confrontation with it.… [H]umor and horror exist side by side, they play on the very thin line that separates a laugh from a scream, touching the hysteria common to both.… The best black humor makes us feel the horror. (186)

Call for papers and artworks: artciencia.com, Number 16 (Deadline: 30 September 2012)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:30pm
artciencia.com, Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação

artciencia.com, Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação (ISSN 1646 3463) is an open-access, peer-reviewed independent e-journal whose main objective is to promote interdisciplinary studies in Art, Science and Communication Sciences.

We are especially interested in essays and artwork that address the convergence of studies in science, and technology with those in art, or reconsider the encounter of art with specific historical events (i.e. new research in science, technological development, political and social change, etc.).

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA: 50 Years of Chris Marker's La Jetée (UPDATE)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:59pm
Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens/Instituto de História de Arte/Universidade Nova de Lisboa

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA: 50 Years of Chris Marker's La Jetée

Lisbon, 27 and 28 November
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Tim Burton (collection) 10/1/2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:49pm
Johnson Cheu

CFP: Tim Burton: Works, Characters, Themes (collection)
Mark Salisburry writes of Tim Burton:
"Burton's characters are often outsiders, misunderstood and misperceived, misfits encumbered by some degree of duality, operating on the fringes of their own particular society, tolerated, but pretty much left to their own devices." (Burton on Burton, xviii-xix)
Burton's films have explored this theme of outsiders and many others over a wide array of genres.
Scholarly essays are sought for a potential collection on the work and artistry of Tim Burton. All films and theoretical approaches welcome.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
• Outsiders, Misfits, and conformity/nonconformity

Kalamazoo 2013: Chaucer and the 'Celtic Fringe' : Revisiting Geographic and Cultural Margins

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 1:20pm
Purdue Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Many scholars have noted Chaucer's insular Englishness, which is observable in The Canterbury Tales as well as his other works. Their assessment is partially accurate, since Chaucer characterizes his pilgrims as hailing "from every shires end of Engelonde." According to this description, the party apparently lacks representatives from Scotland, Ireland, Wales or Brittany. However, despite this initial appearance of English homogeneity, geographic and cultural others do appear on the margins of Chaucer's writing, including The Canterbury Tales and The House of Fame. The Franklyn's Tale is set in Celtic Britanny while The Man of Law's Tale features Scots who trouble the borders of Northumberland and England.

Confinement, Resistance, Freedom [8-10 May 2013; Izmir, Turkey]

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 10:14am
Ege University 14th Internatiınal Cultural Studies Symposium

Seemingly, the history of humanity has fashioned itself on the tri-partite relationship between confinement, resistance and freedom. Each and every epoch has its own forms of confinement which are met with its own kind of resistance which may or may not be resolved with some form of freedom. Ironically, even after the first decade of the 21st century these concepts still play a prominent role concerning the human condition. One would think that centuries of accumulated human thought and development would have opened up new avenues of discussion.

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:24am
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of
the digital age: Twittering and blogging. Yet with its shifting
social and political manifestations, the term feminism itself has
frequently been seen to raise as many questions as supposed
answers, leaving it open to revision, contestation and new
expression. This conference seeks to examine the varied and
diverse ways in which contemporary women's writing since
1970 has engaged with and continues to respond to the 'the f
word'.

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:21am
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of
the digital age: Twittering and blogging. Yet with its shifting
social and political manifestations, the term feminism itself has
frequently been seen to raise as many questions as supposed
answers, leaving it open to revision, contestation and new
expression. This conference seeks to examine the varied and
diverse ways in which contemporary women's writing since
1970 has engaged with and continues to respond to the 'the f
word'.

Film (General)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 8:57am
SouthWest & Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Film (General) Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013

"Celebrating Popular/American Cultures in a Global Context"

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
in Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Ethics of Alterity in 19th- to 21st-Century British Arts

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 4:40am
EMMA (Études Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) Research Group - Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III

Call for papers

An EMMA conference to be held at
Montpellier III University on April 4-6, 2013.

Ethics of Alterity in 19th- to 21st-Century British Arts

CFP: Medieval and Renaissance Pilgrimage

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 6:25pm
Emily Kelley/ Saginaw Valley State University

Call for Papers: Striding toward Salvation: Medieval and Renaissance Pilgrimage in Europe and the Mediterranean. Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI), February 22-23, 2013

John Donne Society Annual Conference -- Feb 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 6:16pm
John Donne Society of America

John Donne Society 28th Anniversary Conference
Call for Papers
Thursday, 21 February, to Saturday, 23 February, 2013
The Lod and Carol Cook Conference Center
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Individual papers on any aspect of Donne's life and work are welcome. Please note that only full papers, not simply proposals, will be considered.
COMPLETE PAPERS (1 copy, 8-11 pages maximum, as an email Word attachment; please include your e-mail and mailing addresses in the body of the email submission).
All graduate student essays accepted for presentation will be considered for the John R. Roberts Award for Best Essay by a Graduate Student.

CFP: Special issue on Science Fictions

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 5:51pm
Studies in the Novel

Call for Papers

For a special issue on "Science Fictions" Studies in the Novel seeks critical responses to the genres of SF. Essays would consider debates within SF's various communities of genre and affiliation, as well as across these communities, with an emphasis on the SF novel or writings of any kind by noted SF novelists. Submission deadline is September 1, 2014; all questions and submissions should be directed to studiesinthenovel@unt.edu.

Guest Editor: Farah Mendlesohn, Professor and Chair of English, Communication, Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, author of Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan 2008), and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (2003).

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