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Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 6:44pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Topics can explore any facet of Contemporary studies including: Modern Social and Political Thought; Bio-Politics; Intersecting Bodies, Selves and Environments or any other contemporary issue.

Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:53pm
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Cory Barker, Television Area Chair
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CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Freedom and Justice: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:44pm
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The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University Conference
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The National Economic Society (NEA), American Association of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) and The Griot Institute for Africana Studies at Bucknell University announce and invite paper submissions for a summer conference entitled Freedom and Justice: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be held August 1- 2, 2014 at Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa.

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
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Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
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In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

Re-Imagining Freedom (MLA 2015, Jan. 8-11)

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:16pm
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Diana Louis, Michael McGee

African American writers have long grappled with the possibilities and limitations of freedom in the United States. In Forging Freedom, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers points out the ways in which ideas of freedom, citizenship, and rights are "always in flux and are definitively fluid" such that the freedom proffered African Americans--most notably the dissolution of slavery and legal recognition as citizen--was never an end in and of itself.

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:52am
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Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)
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How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, CDBL@Brown.edu. Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

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Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:21am
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Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations: Images of Whiteness – Special Stream

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:11pm
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Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures (A Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Volume 2:1 (2014)

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Kamau Brathwaite is unquestionably one of the signature voices of Caribbean cultural, literary, and historical production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work is unparalleled in the arenas of cultural theory, historical studies, literary criticism, and poetry. As an award-winning contemporary poet, Kamau Brathwaite has creatively exposed international audiences to arenas such as creoleness, history, identity, nation language, tidalectics, and Caribbean African heritage.

MLA January 8-11, 2015 (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 8:44pm
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The William Carlos Williams Society

The William Carlos Williams Society invites short papers for a roundtable on "Remembering Williams, Williams Remembering" to be held at the 2015 MLA. Papers are invited but not limited to mindfulness in Williams; poem as archive; critical and popular reception; sites of memory and monuments in Paterson; archives, selections, and silence; Williams in age; omissions in late Williams; Williams as a public figure; and the future of Williams studies.

Send 300 word abstracts and a brief scholarly bio to Margaret Konkol at margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu by March 23, 2014.
This panel is sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Society.

Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June,2014)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 6:01pm
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Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
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Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

CFP Race & Ethnicity 2014 MPCA/MACA Conference

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 3:31pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Proposal Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5th, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 860-5800

The Race & Ethnicity Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed.

Call for Papers: World Literature section of the 2014 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference

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Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 2:35pm
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Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of World Literature for its fall conference to be held at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island on October 24-25, 2014.

Proposals are due June 1, 2014.

If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel of papers, please send a proposal of approximately 250 to 500 words and a one to two page CV to both the World Literature area chair AND the program chair at the following addresses:

Area chair
Lindsey Hanlon
lmhanlon16@gmail.com

Program chair
Robert Hackey
rhackey@providence.edu

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