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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
Najwa Al-Tabaa / University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization

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
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)

"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
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

Philip Roth in an Age of Terror; Louisville Conference; Feb 26-28, 2015

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:16pm
Philip Roth Society

CFP: Philip Roth in an Age of Terror:

The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel Philip Roth and terrorism at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in Louisville, Kentucky, February 26-28, 2015.

The Beautiful Body and Its Discontents

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:09pm
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
Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)

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

[UPDATE] The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:13am
Maia Gil'Adi and John Ribo

Conference: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference. Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature.

Dates: 23-25 April, 2015

Panel Title: ¿Queer Brown Futures?: Utopia & Apocalypse in Latina/o Speculative Fiction.

¿Queer Brown Futures?: Utopia & Apocalypse in Latina/o Speculative Fiction

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:08am
Maia Gil'Adi and John Ribo

José Esteban Muñoz's Cruising Utopia opens with an epigraph from Oscar Wilde: "A map of the world that does not include utopia is not worth glancing at." For Wilde, utopia is vital because it sets the course of human progress like a future destination humanity strives for but never reaches. Similarly, Muñoz reformulates queerness—and might we add brownness?—as utopian, as futurity, as potentiality, as that which lets us feel the limits of the here and now in order to dream better possibilities.

The Second Euroacademia International Conference 'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities'

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:58am
Euroacademia

Euroacademia cordially invites you to

The Second Euroacademia International Conference
'Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities'

to be held in Florence, Italy
Villa Victoria – Palazzo dei Congressi

17 – 18 October 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 8th of September 2014

Conference description:

[Update] The Generative Literature Project

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 4:43pm
The Generative Literature Project/Hybrid Pedagogy

The Generative Literature Project is calling for the participation of two additional Creative Writing/Digital Writing faculty from campuses across the United States to participate in the creation of a transmedia generative digital novel.

This project will take place during Fall Semester 2014, and will involve students and faculty in writing a minimum of one class assignment, one faculty character sketch, and a collaborative analysis of the main character's motive and alibi.

Students and faculty may also wish to create artifacts via social media and blogging, and participate in project "Tweet-Ups" and Google Hangouts as the project progresses. All project writing will be completed by November 1, 2014.

Languages on Trial: Translation and the Law, NeMLA, 30 April - 3 May, 2014

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 2:11pm
Oisín Keohane (University of Toronto) and Ian Fleishman (University of Pennsylvania)

In appealing to the law, one must appeal to language. This raises the question of what kind of appeal to language can be made before the law, and in what ways the law depends on language. Consider Socrates in Plato's "Apology" for instance, pleading to his fellow Athenians to treat him as a stranger, to act as if he were a foreigner, an outsider, one ignorant of the 'native tongue' spoken in Athens. One might highlight how this Socratic 'as if' introduces narrativity and fiction into the very core of legal thought, a narrativity and fiction that the law is both troubled by and which it nevertheless frequently utilizes.

CFP Reminder: The New Materialisms - Issue 19, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

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Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 4:42am
FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts

The role of matter has often been marginalised in much of philosophical thought. Rapid scientific and technological advances in the twentieth century, however, have since heightened the awareness of our place in the world as embodied human beings. This has revealed a pressing urgency to confront the ethical and political implications of our material practices within the dynamic terrain of contemporary times. As such, recognising the importance of material factors has led to an emergence of ways in which our prevailing understandings of material reality can be transformed.

[UPDATE] CFP: Early American Animal Studies, SEA-OIEAHC, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:58pm
Society of Early Americanists - Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture

Call for Proposals (DEADLINE EXTENDED):
SEA-ASLE Roundtable in Early American Animal Studies
SEA-OIEAHC Conference, Chicago, June 18-21, 2015

In recent years, Animal Studies has gained increasing prominence among literature scholars, particularly among those working in the environmental humanities. This roundtable invites early American considerations of non-human animals, broadly conceived. We welcome papers that examine literary or visual texts as well as material artifacts.

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