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David Simon's America: Special Edition of the European Journal of American Culture

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 1:50am
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Arin Keeble (Newcastle University, UK); Ivan Stacy (Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan)

David Simon's America: Special Edition of the European Journal of American Culture

2015 marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, an event that devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas. The storm's aftermath threw into relief America's divisions and inequalities, as well as the more dysfunctional aspects of government. Simon addressed the aftermath of Katrina directly in Treme (2010-13), but this series can be seen as part of his ongoing project, notably encompassing The Wire (2002-08), to hold up American institutions and democracy to scrutiny.

Technoculture Volume 5 (2015) Open Topic

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:42pm
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Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society
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For this open topic issue of Technoculture (Vol. 5, 2015), we seek creative works that use new media and/or are on the subject of technology, and essays from a broad a range of academic disciplines that focus on cultural studies of technology. Essays we publish examine the topic technology and society, or, perhaps, technologies and societies. This is an open topic issue and we encourage a broad definition of technology.Topics could include depictions of technologies that treat a wide range of subjects related to the social sciences and humanities.

Update-CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 11:03pm
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Deborah Carmichael, National Popular Culture Association
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CFP—The Sixties—November 1 Deadline

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans LA

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from this era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

"Intellectual Freedom:" Graduate Conference - University of South Carolina - Deadline Nov. 27, 2014

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:35pm
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University of South Carolina Department of English
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The ALC is pleased to announce The Second Annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

"Intellectual Freedom"

February 27-28, 2015

We are currently accepting individual papers and panel proposals addressing all aspects of intellectual freedom. As we are consistently reminded, issues of intellectual freedom (by forces both internal and external to the academy) profoundly influence our professional lives.

We are equally interested in papers that address current political situations within academia as well as those which discuss concepts of freedom within literature. Topics might include (but are by no
means limited to):

Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine Call for Papers

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 4:49pm
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Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine

The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is a regional publication based in Easton, PA. Founded earlier this year, we have a significantly large readership for a brand new magazine of over 15,000 unique view per month. Our mission, broadly defined is to cater to those who like to think critically about the world we live in, seeking meaning in our current society.

We are seeking commentary on the topics below, but feel free to pitch other appropriate topics once you've had a look around our site.(www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org)

We have a rolling submissions policy and will always give consideration to submissions with the following in mind.

*Update* Registration Open: The Wizard of Oz and the Cultural Imagination (Brighton, UK) - Nov 21-22, 2014

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 6:21am
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University of Brighton
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Brighton University's College of Arts and Bath Spa University are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the international and interdisciplinary conference, The Wizard of Oz and the Cultural Imagination. The conference takes place from Friday 21st November to Saturday 22nd November at Grand Parade, Brighton (UK). We are especially pleased to announce our keynote speakers;

Landscape, Space, and Place conference

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 1:52pm
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Landscape Studies and Geography Department at Indiana University

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9th Annual Landscape, Space, and Place Conference
Indiana University – Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, Indiana
February 26-28th 2015

Images of Identity: International Symposium at the University of Zurich, 30-31 January 2015

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:39pm
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University of Zurich

Words and images have always been used to fashion, refashion and challenge identities. In the age of discovery, written and visual texts combined to negotiate identities of self and other; the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw an explosion of visual technologies. In the early twenty-first century, our lives have become more permeated by multimedial texts and images than ever before.

[UPDATE] The Poetics/Politics of Post-Postmodernism

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:28pm
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Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
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In the epilogue to the second edition of The Politics of Postmodernism, Linda Hutcheon heralds the closure of the very period she helped to define: "Let's just say it," she admits, "it's over" (2002: 165-166). This view has in recent years been echoed by an increasing number of cultural critics, who cite the failure of the postmodern aesthetic—developed in the 1970s and characterized by fragmentation, self-reflexivity, and irony—to embody the very real ethical and political concerns of twenty-first century citizens (cf. Eshelman, 2008; Kirby, 2009; Toth, 2010; Vermeulen and van den Akker, 2010; Abrahamson, 2013).

RAW 2015 - Research-Art-Writing - March 6 & 7 2015 - Submit by December 6th

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:15am
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Research, Art, Writing (RAW) - University of Texas, Dallas
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RAW - Research, Art, Writing 2015
University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
utd.gsa@gmail.com
March 6th and 7th, 2015
Keynote: Sophia Roosth, Assistant Professor in the History of Science at Harvard University
Theme: Public Scholarship
Submission Deadline: December 6th, 2014

Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 6:29am
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Trinity College Dublin / University College Dublin
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Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts

A Conference of the European Network for Short Fiction Research

April 17-18, 2015, TCD and UCD, Dublin, Ireland

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