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Representations of Romantic Relationships and the Presence of the Romance Genre in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 5:33am
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Fiona Martinez at Sheffield Hallam University and the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network
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Representations of Romantic Relationships and the Romance Genre in Contemporary Women's Writing

Saturday 11th June 2016, Sheffield Hallam University
Co-hosted with the Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

'…It would be at best grossly incurious and at worst sadly limited for literary critics to ignore a genre that millions and millions of women read voraciously' (Pornography for Women is Different, Ann Snitow, 1979)

MSA 18: Modernism and Failure, November 17-20, 2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:50pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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Inspired by examples such as Samuel Beckett's injunction in Westward Ho to "fail better," Gertrude Stein's inability to complete her "history of the whole world" in The Making of Americans, and Ezra Pound's lament in "Canto CXVI" that he could not "make it cohere," this panel seeks papers exploring the relationship between modernism and failure. In their varied and frequent embraces of utopian politics, incomplete narratives, and pure abstraction, many modernist writers and artists engaged in a wide range of aesthetic and political projects doomed to fail, while others embraced failure as a means of escaping the progressive, normative, or otherwise limiting aesthetic, political, and cultural models they inherited.

SEMA Oct. 6-8, 2016: Place and Power

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 4:54pm
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Southeastern Medieval Association
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SEMA October 6-8, 2016: Place and Power
The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) invites proposals for papers on the theme of "Place and Power" for its 55th meeting, October 6-8, 2016. The meeting is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and University of Tennessee Knoxville and will take place at the Downtown Hilton, Knoxville, Tennessee.
We invite individual submissions and panels from all disciplines exploring any aspect of medieval places and medieval powers as they were conceptualized, experienced, imagined, and embodied. We welcome papers considering, but not limited to:
• Places as spaces, territories, and/or boundaries
• Sacred and profane spaces
• Practices of power

Call for studies of Migrations and Identity 5/31/2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:22pm
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Watchung Review
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Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcolonialism, movement and migration in literature and rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies of migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and within a range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Historical or Temporal Migrations
• Movement across Borders
• Community and Identity

Media and Colonialism - Call for papers to the Journal on Media and Journalism open until May16

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:57pm
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CIC.Digital Research Center - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Revista Media & Jornalismo
nº 29
Issue about Media and Colonialisms
Edition date: November 2016

The Journal of Media and Journalism is currently a publication of the Center for Research in Communication and Digital Culture - CIC.Digital - FCSH- New University of Lisbon. It is published in Portuguese, English and Spanish and uses a double-blind review arbitration system.

Media and Journalism is a scientific journal that aims to be a forum for discussion and dissemination of research conducted on the field of media and journalism within and outside the country.

Media and Colonialisms

Order Out of Chaos: Conflict and Resolution in Medieval Culture

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:57am
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Carolyn F. Scott / Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Order Out of Chaos: Conflict and Resolution in Medieval Culture

Many points of conflict in medieval culture have been the focus of study, including ideological conflicts like that between chivalry and Christianity or between the Church and various reformers, both internal and external. Debates about the use of the vernacular as opposed to classical or dominant languages or about the relative merits of different genres are often imbedded in literary works. Clashes between classes or between political entities help create an idea of the Middle Ages as a time of constant conflict. At the same time, these conflicts have led to growth and development, the changes that lead society in new directions.

Representing Cities in Early Modern World

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:50am
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I-Chun Wang / Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Representing Cities in Early Modern World
for 2017 Renaissance Society of America (30 March-1 April, 2017)
Organizer: I-Chun Wang, Kaohsiung Medical University

CFP: Science, Society & Civilisation

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:47am
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:09am
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James Madison University
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James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story. There has been a recent explosion of scholarly interest in pulp magazines and popular print culture. This conference builds upon emerging scholarship in this exciting and expanding field. We are currently looking for presentation proposals related to methodologies of pulp scholarship, focusing on pulps from 1895 to 1955.

Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session - SAMLA88

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:52am
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Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session at SAMLA88
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The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com by May 15, 2016.

[SAMLA88 will take place November 4-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL]

CEDAW and the legality of religious instituions.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 3:46am
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Tapati Bharadwaj/ Lies and Big Feet.
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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, and can be seen as an international bill of rights for women. All countries that have accepted the Convention are compelled to follow up with a series of measures that would end all forms of discrimination against women. If the purpose of CEDAW is to end all acts of discrimination against women by organizations, then we would be compelled to include organizations that propagate religion in the public domain as mostly and often, these religious bodies propound theology that is comfortably couched in misogyny, thereby validating a heightened sense of machismo as being endemic to human behaviour.

Music and Semiotics: Special Issue of The American Journal of Semiotics (deadline: August 31, 2016)

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 1:02am
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Gilad Elbom
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The American Journal of Semiotics, a peer-reviewed academic journal, is seeking contributors to a special issue on Music and Semiotics. We are particularly interested in semiotic approaches to popular music. Among the submissions currently under review are essays on heavy metal, grunge, Laibach, Hüsker Dü, Schubert, psychedelic rock, and the Singing Revolution in Lithuania. Submissions should be sent by August 31, 2016, to Gilad Elbom, guest editor, at gilad.elbom@gmail.com.

IAVC "The Social" 2016

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 9:06pm
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International Association of Visual Culture

THE SOCIAL is the title of the 4th International Association for Visual Culture Biennial Conference (IAVC2016@Boston). The conference IAVC2016@Boston invites international collaborations, papers and events on post-democracy, post-society, anger, violence, future visions, crisis, zombie democracies, social media, neo-slavery, post-capitalism, post-data, social evolution, revolution, actionism, post-state, interventionism, cannibalizing corporativism, post-colonialism, economic vampirism, neo-serfs, globalized thievery, art activism, red art, insurrectional art and social exploitation.

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