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Scale, Media Fields Journal Issue 4

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 5:17pm
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Daniel Reynolds and Meredith Bak, issue co-editors, Media Fields Journal

Media Fields Journal invites critical and artistic submissions on the theme of scale.

"Scale" at once denotes a difference in size, scope, or range, and assures us that such differences can be measured and defined. Media and scale have a long, complex, and ever-changing relationship that raises a number of questions, including:

How does the size of a media object inflect its functions?

What are the effects of "scaling" media up (say, to IMAX screens) or down (e.g., to iPods)?

What is a large-scale production? What is a small-scale production?

What is a "human scale"? How can media represent things that are not on a human scale?

Who works "for scale"?

"The Return of the Repressed? Religion and Culture in Contemporary Europe." (Salzburg, 6/15/11; 7/15/11)

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:54pm
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Salzburg Institute of Gordon College

In Europe during the last few years, religion and religiosity have achieved wider acknowledgement as themes of public discussion. Newspapers such as Die Zeit, now publish columns devoted to the phenomenon of religion. Radio and television programs regularly investigate the varying appearances of religion in the contemporary moment. One hears frequently about a "return of religion" or the "post-secular society" (Jürgen Habermas) in which we are said to live. Debates concerning Islam in its various manifestations continue unabated as do discussions about kinds of spirituality that in many cases remain outside the bounds of the established churches.

Call for chapters for an edited book "Internal Migrations. Perspectives from Five Continents"

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:39pm
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Jean Valluy, Geneve UNIGE
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Call for chapters for an edited book "Internal Migrations. Perspectives from Five Continents"

Deadline for abstract submission: July 10, 2011 , Deadline for final papers: September 10, 2011

An edited volume on internal migrations in the most populated countries is currently being created as a joint initiative of young scholars from the Swiss Universities (Bern University and the University of Geneva) and many european academic institutions, and will be published next year.

Each chapter will be focused on in-depth characteristics of internal migration in one country:

Themes (Table of Contents): General Characteristics of Internal Migrations in:

CFP for new book series, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:26pm
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Ashgate Publishing Company
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Ashgate Publishing Company is pleased to announce a new book series:

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

Series Editor: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami

New Hispanisms: Literary and Cultural Studies presents innovative studies that seek to understand how the cultural production of the Hispanic world is generated, disseminated, and consumed. Ranging from the Spanish Middle Ages to modern Spain and Latin America, this series offers a forum for various critical and disciplinary approaches to cultural texts, including literature and other artifacts of Hispanic culture. Queries and proposals for single author volumes and collections of original essays are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of either

Deadline Extended: Film and Video Production 2011 MPCA/ACA CFP

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:10pm
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Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University

CALL FOR PAPERS: Film and Video Production

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline Extension: May 20, 2011

The Film and Video Production area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for our upcoming 2011 Conference.

[UPDATE]

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:30pm
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The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

apologies for cross postings.

Call for Papers for an edited collection:

the rest is history

ireland, performance and the historical imagination

A chronicler who recites events without distinguishing between

major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following

truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.

-Walter Benjamin
Illuminations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

"American Idols and Their Fans: What People Write and Send to Celebrities"

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:11pm
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Barbara Ryan (National University of Singapore) and Charles Johanningsmeier (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

For a planned book collection of forward-looking essays on how celebrities and their cultural productions are received by different types of readers, viewers, listeners, etc., we are seeking original and informed analyses of letters, e-mails, Facebook and Twitter posts, zines, gifts, chat rooms, or any other ways in which fans express themselves to celebrities. We especially welcome essays that investigate topics not typically represented in scholarly discourse and/or push the boundaries of typical scholarly approaches.

[UPDATE] Animated Realities, Edinburgh College of Art, June 23 - 24, 2011

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 11:09am
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Jonathan Murray/Edinburgh College of Art
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Dear All,

I wanted to pass on details to you of a two-day conference on animated documentary filmmaking which is being hosted here at Edinburgh College of Art on June 23rd and 24th. A full conference programme and registration details are available @ http://www.animatedrealities.co.uk/. I hope some of you will be interested and available to take part in this event.

Best wishes,

Jonny

Shakespearean Echoes

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:18am
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Paul Gleed, Dickinson College
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I am seeking chapter abstracts for a proposed volume on Shakespeare in popular culture. The tentative title for this project is Shakespearean Echoes: Shakespeare in Contemporary Culture.
Why another volume on Shakespeare and popular culture? Understandably, the vast majority of work on Shakespeare's contemporary life has focused on direct adaptations of the playwright's work. What I propose with this volume, however, is to exclusively study "echoes" of Shakespeare rather than adaptations, the less tangible and precise ways in which Shakespeare has appeared within contemporary culture. Authors might address echoes of Shakespeare in contemporary music, film, literature, television, advertising, new media or any other worthwhile venue.

Pedagogical Approaches to Ethnic American Short Stories (November 3-6 St. Louis, Missouri)

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 9:59am
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Modern Midwest Language Association Convention
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For the past hundred years, short fiction and short story writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Paula Gunn Allen, Sandra Cisneros, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Amy Tan, and Linda Hogan have created a body of short stories that explore the vast complexities of Ethnic American cultures and histories. These stories amount to more than a series of random word play and serious utterances. The short story's artful play on language and escapist possibilities have allowed these writers to open the cultural and historical doors to readers. This panel seeks to address pedagogical approaches to teaching the works of Ethnic American short story writers in the classroom.

Cultural In-difference: Towards Identity Making: Mulk Raj Anand's Fictions in Perspective

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:12am
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Sarbojit Biswas, A/Prof in English, Barjora College, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
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By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one circulates between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, while at the same time entering the in-between itself, the in-between itself, the in-between without presupposition, the in-between as an in-between.—Alexander G. Duttmann

Straddling Cultures, Authenticating Identity: Raja Rao's Fictions in Perspective

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 7:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Sarbojit Biswas, A/Prof in English, Barjora College, The University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
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By recognizing the other, by remaining between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, one touches a limit of recognition; motivated and driven by the tensions in the struggle for recognition, one circulates between cultures, in the in-between of cultures, while at the same time entering the in-between itself, the in-between itself, the in-between without presupposition, the in-between as an in-between.—Alexander G. Duttmann

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