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[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:42am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

Jewish Literature and Culture: May 15 Paper Deadline (MLA Conference Nov. 6-8, 2015, Portland, OR)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:58pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This session on Jewish Literature and Culture welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of Literature and Time, papers exploring Jewish concepts of time and/or memory are particularly welcome. - See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topics/jewish-literature-and-culture#sthash.77...

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick grace

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks. Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace solicit essays for a new collection celebrating one of television's greatest cult phenomena. Originally airing in 1990/91, Mark Frost and David Lynch'sTwin Peaks will be returning, twenty-five years after it went off the air, and this collection will explore the show in the context of its time, and its legacy. We are interested in papers on all aspects of the television program as well as on tie-ins and connected materials (e.g. the film Fire Walk with Me, the new Log Lady material added for the show's run on Bravo, the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, etc.).

[UPDATE] THE CANADIAN ALTERNATIVE

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:49pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace

We have EXTENDED THE DEADLINE for a proposed edited and refereed volume on Canadian graphic novelists and cartoonists. Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 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. All proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] RACE & ETHNICITY AREA 2015 MPCA/ACA Annual Conference

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:28am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

[UPDATE] PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA 2015 MPCA/ACA Annual Conference

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:26am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

Fortean Approaches to the Study of Religion (Deadline for Abstracts, June 15th 2015)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:57am
Jack Hunter

CFP: Fortean Approaches to the Study of Religion (Deadline for Abstract Submissions, June 15th 2015)

Currently seeking abstract submissions for inclusion in the following proposed collection:

Damned Facts: Fortean Approaches to the Study of Religion

Edited by Jack Hunter (Doctoral Candidate, Dept. Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol)

Overview:

{UPDATE] Mapping Yeats, September 3 and 4 in Kansas City: proposals due by May 31, 2015.

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:26pm
University of Missouri/ University of Kansas/ Kansas City Irish Fest

Mapping Yeats: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri
September 3 and 4, 2015. Proposals by May 31, 2015

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, the University of Missouri--Kansas City, the University of Kansas, Rockhurst University, Ottawa University, and the Kansas City Irish Festival are hosting an interdisciplinary academic symposium, "Mapping Yeats," featuring keynote lectures by Professors Declan Kiberd and Vicki Mahaffey.

This is a collaboration with the Kansas City Irish Fest. Conference hotel rates can be found at the following web-address:

Mothers and Domestic Violence--Abstracts due by June 1, 2015

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:16pm
Demeter Press

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking scholarly and creative submissions for an edited collection tentatively titled Mothers and Domestic Violence.

Editors: Michele McIntosh, Tracy Royce, Valerie R. Stackman, and Patricia Breton

Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

Germaine Greer Journal Themed Issue

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 1:54pm
Australian Feminist Studies

Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) plans to publish a themed issue focusing on Germaine Greer in 2016.

No figure in Australian feminism has been as influential or as exciting as Germaine Greer. The recent opening of her archive at the University of Melbourne has only heightened interest in research and reflection on her life and career.

AFS is seeking contributions in the form of original articles (up to 8,000 wds) that offer new insights on any aspect of Greer's writing or her career. We would particularly welcome submissions focusing on:

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:02pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world." — Malcolm Gladwell

"It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is." — Aldous Huxley

From MemoryLoss to MemoryShift: Rethinking the Discourse of Pathology September 26, 2015, Toronto

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 11:25am
Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University

Since the late 1980s, Alzheimer's disease has been regarded as "a much feared stigmatizing label that carries with it the force of a sentence of social death" (Kontos, 2006). We often hear Alzheimer's patients talked about as 'empty shells'; such expressions suggest that the progressive process of losing one's memory inevitably entails losing one's content, one's identity. By reflecting on the recently emerging voices that rethink the relationship between pathological memory-loss, selfhood and the terminology that is being used to reflect on Alzheimer's disease, we wish to challenge the Western assumption according to which pathological memory-loss is always already linked to the loss of Selfhood.

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