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1st Global Conference: Happiness (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Happiness

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore one of the most basic and universal human desires: happiness. Aristotle spoke of happiness as the only phenomenon which is an end in itself. The nation of Bhutan has established a system that attempts to quantify happiness: the Gross National Happiness Index. Each culture and age interprets the nature of happiness differently, and every art form of every era finds different ways to express and capture it.

7th Global Conference: Hope

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference: Hope

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
When Pandora's box emptied all of its ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: HOPE. This project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How should hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

CFP: Tarantino's Moral Universe, NEMLA 2015 Conference, Toronto, 4/30-5/3 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Schopp
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Quentin Tarantino's films situate characters within groups/institutions that are morally suspect (e.g., drug dealers, hit men, assassin squads, Nazi Germany, American slavery); in doing so his films interrogate the parameters within which we frame moral codes. While we can trace such moral inquiry back to Pulp Fiction, where hit men paused to debate the morality of massaging your boss's wife's feet, the stakes of his filmic investigations have become increasingly more historically and culturally significant as his embrace of the revenge drama has taken on Nazism in Inglourious Basterds and American slavery in Django Unchained.

Constructing Humanity

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:40pm
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University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
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5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno
College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

Marriage, Money, and Seduction - RMMLA Friday Oct. 10, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Autumn Lauzon/ Rocky Mountain MLA
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This panel is urgently seeking one or two additional papers for a panel on Marriage, Money, and Seduction in literature for the upcoming Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho (Oct. 9-11, 2014). The topic is open to any time period, British or American.

Please send abstracts and questions immediately to Autumn Lauzon at autumn.lauzon@uncp.edu.

Feminist Theory and the Futures of Nature, ACLA 2015 proposals due Aug 31st, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:17am
full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative LIterature Association
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The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. Is this in fact the case? What are the frontiers of imagining futures, and how do feminist studies and queer theory help us get there?

LauraPalooza 2015: Through Laura's Eyes - July 16-17, 2015

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association
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"LauraPalooza 2015"
Through Laura's Eyes:
Imagery, Illustrations, and Impressions from the Little House

The National Laura Ingalls Wilder
Legacy and Research Association Conference

Sponsored by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association and South Dakota State University

We invite submissions of paper, panel, and workshop proposals for review and possible acceptance for presentation at the third LauraPalooza conference, to be held on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings on July 16-17, 2015. The conference will be followed by a field trip to De Smet, South Dakota, on July 18.

Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies / March 20-21, 2015; Deadline: 15 December 2014

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, Valparaiso University
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Call for Papers

The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies at Valparaiso University is a regional conference dedicated to exploring the rich tradition of utopianism in all its forms. We invite papers on topics related to the utopian tradition, from the ancient to the present day, from diverse fields, such as: utopian and dystopian literature, political theory, music, art, architecture, media and popular culture, intentional communities, urban/rural planning.

UF Conference: "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media" (April 10-12, 2015)

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Najwa Al-Tabaa / University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
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The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media." The conference will be held from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 12th, 2015. Proposals are due January 1st, 2015.

Laughter in the Digital Age -- Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14) [UPDATE]

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:08pm
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Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
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"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Websites, social media platforms, and YouTube and other video-sharing services make the dissemination of comedy easier than ever, yet studies of the implications of new media on comedy and humor is only beginning. This issue examines how the Internet as well as new technologies radically change how humor and comedy are produced, distributed, exhibited, and consumed in the digital age. I invite papers, broadly conceived, that consider these issues through either theoretical discussions or case studies of specific artists, texts, platforms, or sub-genres. Potential articles may cover:

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents

Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference

Location: Princeton University

Date: October 11, 2014

The Beautiful Body and Its Discontents

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA

The fit body is thus the conspicuous product of the late-capitalist work ethic. It is the body as the focal point of an industry of self-care, a book of personal narrative upon which is inscribed the extent to which you have won at the game of contemporary life. Each hard-fought-for, shiny ripple of muscle is forever bound up in two economies—one of production, and one of desire. (Alang, 'Must Fit Bodies Be the Product of Hard Work?')

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Albuquerque, NM, USA

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:10pm
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Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM, USA

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