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[UPDATE] PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA 2015 MPCA/ACA Annual Conference

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:26am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:02pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world." — Malcolm Gladwell

"It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is." — Aldous Huxley

America's Obsession with Superheroes

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:22am
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: "HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE" MPCA/ACA Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 1-4, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:44pm
Jef Burnham, DePaul University

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Hero worship
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

[UPDATE} Extended Deadline - May 15: Area of Whedon Studies

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:24pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Season Nine, and Season Ten); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators (Marti Noxon, Tim Minear, David Fury, Jane Espenson, Jed and Zack Whedon, etc.).

VII International Gothic Literature Congress "Uncanny Transgressions"

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:40pm
International Gothic Congress

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

Objective: After the great response received in the previous Gothic Congresses (2008 - 2014), our objective is to keep the rising interest in the Gothic among both students and scholars at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and other Mexican institutions. To achieve this, we propose to start from the study of the plural presence of the Gothic in various modes of art, as well as time and space contexts.

Shakespearean Performance Research Group 2015 CFP

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 12:15pm
Shakespearean Performance Research Group, American Society for Theatre Research

Abstract due date, May 31, 2015

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group

Conveners: Catherine Burriss (California State University, Channel Islands), Franklin J. Hildy (University of Maryland), Rob Ormsby (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Don Weingust (Southern Utah University / Utah Shakespeare Festival), and W. B. Worthen (Barnard College, Columbia University)

American Society for Theatre Research 2015 Conference
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
November 5-8, 2015

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) provides an ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean performance within ASTR.

Conference CFP: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND FREEDOM (April 22-23, 2016)

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:25am
LACK / COLORADO COLLEGE

The first biannual conference for LACK, a new organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 22-23, 2016. This conference hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of freedom. Though practitioners are welcome, the focus of the conference is psychoanalytic theory rather than practice, and theoretical papers will be privileged.

MAY 15 DEADLINE: Women in the Global Eighteenth Century, November 5-6, 2015 Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:24am
The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830

In The Global Eighteenth Century, Felicity Nussbaum and her contributors urged scholars to see the eighteenth century as "wide": a period with a geographical as well as temporal sweep. Such a perspective, Nussbaum contended, would require different, more complex narratives of the people, events, systems, and discourses of the age.

Multimedia Faulkner at SAMLA 87 - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:39pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, William Faulkner Society

During his varied and prolific career, William Faulkner worked across diverse media. For SAMLA 87, this panel, co-sponsored by The Faulkner Society, seeks papers that address the multimedia influences of Faulkner in print, on film, and beyond. This panel invites new perspectives on William Faulkner, his work, and his influences from and on other media. Topics may include but are not limited to Faulkner and/on film; Faulkner and mass media; folk art and culture in Faulkner's work; musical and epic influences in and on Faulkner; and the continuing influences of Faulkner on high and low cultures around the world.

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