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The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

Small-Screen Souths: Interrogating the Televisual Archive [Edited Collection]

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 12:21pm
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Gina Caison, Lisa Hinrichsen, and Stephanie Rountree

In recent years, the advent of reality television's "hicksploitation" alongside the rise of scripted dramatic series such as True Blood and The Walking Dead has seemingly kept the U.S. South as a small-screen spectacle of wonder and exceptionalism. Yet the broader historical archive of televisual representation of the region reveals a more complicated picture of how television generates, enables, contaminates and disrupts discourses about the U.S. South, forming a medium for the reproduction of dominant ideologies about life in the region while also simultaneously broadcasting oppositional, subordinated, and alternative ways of thinking about space and place.

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:51pm
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English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U
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Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

Ethnicity, Femininity and the History of Music Symposium - October 24

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 10:11pm
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Garth Institute for Music Research and Performanc
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CALL-FOR-PAPERS

The Garth Institute for Music Research and Performance will host a small symposium at the University of Michigan on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are seeking presenters whose research relates to the current theme. Presenters may be at any stage in their research and topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Research or analysis on folk or popular music characteristic of a particular ethnic group

-Research on a composer/songwriter or musician from an ethnic group (Ethiopian, Jewish, Albanian, etc.)

-Research on a woman composer/songwriter or their music

The Great War and English Studies

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:11am
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Department of English, University of Dhaka

The First World War was a truly momentous event. The rest of the 20th century would be shaped by this war and its consequence, the Second World War. The years 1914-1918 impacted decisively not only on the politics of anti-colonial resistance but also on the arts; in fact, the nascent movement of modernism gained considerable impetus because of the war. The First World War produced an unprecedented magnitude of devastation that left in its trail a frenetic search for new registers necessitated by the collapse of great truths. The Age of Empire had given way to automation, experimentation, and new schemas of drift and defamiliarization.

CFA: Special edition of Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations on 'Irish Transatlantic'

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 3:32am
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Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations

Call for Papers: Special edition of Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations on the 'Irish Transatlantic: Act of Union (1800) to the Present Day'

The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 5:45pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

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:

CORRECTED CFP: PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference, April 1-4, 2015, New Orleans: Proposals Due: 11/1/14

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:14pm
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PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
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CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

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