category: cultural studies and historical approaches

AGENT ORANGE AND THE POLITICS OF POISONS (November 1 & 2, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The Gradate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
contact email: 
politics.poisons@gmail.com

BACKGROUND: Okinawa occupies a pivotal - if tragic - position in the international history of biological and chemical weapons.

Deviate! The Second International Alphaville Conference (4-6 September 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork
contact email: 
alphavilleconference2014@gmail.com

Confirmed keynote speaker:

India and America Panel Talk- Oct. 3 - 5

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
mredlich21@gmail.com

India and America in Popular Culture

Pedro Almodóvar: Love It / Hate It”

full name / name of organization: 
64th Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference - October 16-18, 2014 - Furman University, Greenville, SC
contact email: 
Maria_matz@uml.edu

Creator of often controversial works involving complex narratives, for the past thirty years, Pedro Almodóvar has been a visible figure within the Spanish film industry.

Indian Regionalism in Popular Culture Panel- Oct. 3 - 5

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
mredlich21@gmail.com

Indian Regional Issues

Art and Design Conference July 11, 2014 Call for Papers

full name / name of organization: 
School of Art and Design, Chinhoyi University of Technology
contact email: 
wbere@cut.ac.zw

Running under the theme “Art, Design and the 21st Century Academy,” the conference will examine ways of creating rigorous scholarship in fine art, creative art and clothing and fashion design and

Mideast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Imagination Participation and Co-Creation. 10/31/14-11/1/14

full name / name of organization: 
Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
clgrewell@phc.edu

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature: “The Imagination, Participation, and Co-Creation”
Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA

Garrick and Shakespeare -- 25-27 June n014

full name / name of organization: 
Richard Wilson / Kingston University
contact email: 
r.wilson@kingston.ac.uk

GARRICK AND SHAKESPEARE

AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY
AT THE ROSE THEATRE
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES

WITH GARRICK’S SHAKESPEARE TEMPLE

JUNE 25 – JUNE 27 2014

CFP [Deadline Reminder] Grief. Language. Art. (Liverpool, 8-10 July 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Liverpool
contact email: 
painpara@liv.ac.uk

Keynotes:

- Dr David Bolt(Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University)

- Professor Clara Mucci (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara)

Uncanny Animations

full name / name of organization: 
Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural
contact email: 
kirsten@uszkalo.com

Please forgive the Cross-posting

Cosmological Confluences in the 20th Century/MSA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Greaves and Sumita Chakraborty/Emory University
contact email: 
mgreave@emory.edu

Call for Papers: Cosmological Confluences in the 20th Century
Modernist Studies Association: November 6-9, 2014
Conference Theme: Confluence & Division
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Semiotic Society of America 39th Annual Meeting (October 2-5, 2014) - Proposal Deadline May 16, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Semiotic Society of America
contact email: 
fseif@antioch.edu



The Semiotic Society of America
39th Annual Meeting
October 2–5, 2014
Seattle, Washington

www.semioticsocietyofamerica.org

Lamar Journal of the Humanities -- open topic

full name / name of organization: 
Amy C. Smith/Lamar University
contact email: 
amy.smith@lamar.edu

The Lamar Journal of the Humanities is an interdisciplinary journal published twice yearly by the College of Arts and Sciences of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

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

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Rhetoric of War
12th Annual International Conference, 23-24 May 2014

MMLA 2014 (Detroit, Nov. 13-16) - Popular Culture - The Lives of Cities

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Assocation
contact email: 
mmlapopculture2014@gmail.com

In “The Metropolis and Mental Life,” Georg Simmell famously wrote, in 1903, that “[t]he psychological foundation, upon which the metropolitan individuality is erected, is the intensification of

[UPDATE] "Shakespeare," 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014 EXTENDED to MARCH 31

full name / name of organization: 
James Mulder / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
james.mulder@tufts.edu

This session invites papers that address any aspect of Shakespeare and his works to be delivered at the sixty-eighth annual Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 9-11, 2014.

"Extra! Extra!" Film, Civics, and Supernumerary Modernism MSA Pittsburgh 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine Fusco / Modernist Studies Association
contact email: 
kfusco@unr.edu

This CFP, for the upcoming MSA conference in Pittsburgh, invites abstracts for a panel focused on film as a civic industry that traffics in images of solidarity, civic involvement, mass citizenship, o

“CASCA” – Journal of Social Science, Culture and Arts (Deadline July 1st 2014.)

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Alternative Social and Cultural Activities, Belgrade
contact email: 
journal@casca.org.rs.

Interdisciplinary journal CASCA enables authors to publish papers in various areas of social sciences, humanities, culture and art.

The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource, SAMLA 11/7-9/14

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

“ZOMBIES are a value stock. They are wordless and oozing and brain dead, but they’re an ever-expanding market with no glass ceiling,” writes Chuck Closterman for The New York Times.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended 30th APRIL. Philament Issue 20- Humour CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Philament, the University of Sydney Journal of the Arts
contact email: 
philament.usyd@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 30
Philament Issue 20 CFP: Humour

Ecologies in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
Samuel Nicolosi / MLA 2015 (special session)
contact email: 
samuel.nicolosi@gmail.com

This session explores the framework of ecologies in early modern British literature.

CFP SAMLA 86, November 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia

full name / name of organization: 
Special Panel: The Rhetoric of Waste and Sustainability
contact email: 
iuliu.ratiu@lmc.gatech.edu

Is the rhetoric of waste and sustainability a validation or a critique of neoliberalism?

UPDATE: Deadline Extended: 49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, April 24-25, CSU Long Beach

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Vlatka Velcic, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics, CSU Long Beach
contact email: 
csulbconf14@gmail.com

49th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
California State University, Long Beach
April 24 and 25, 2014

[UPDATE] Football, Fiction, and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Kingston University
contact email: 
footballfictionandculture@gmail.com

The aim of this event is to examine the culture that develops around football, with particular focus upon the influence of the sport on other cultural media.

CFP for Edited Volume: Passing While “Post-Racial”: Performance and Identity Production in Neo-Passing Narratives

full name / name of organization: 
Editors: Mollie Godfrey and Vershawn Young
contact email: 
godfrema@jmu.edu

On July 17, 1952, the African American weekly Jet Magazine featured an article titled: “Why Passing is Passing Out.” This article suggested that the growing Civil Rights Movement would put an end

UPDATE CFP New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today

full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex
contact email: 
sccsnewracisms@sussex.ac.uk

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014

Speakers:

CFP The Second Biennial Conference, Gothic Spaces: Boundaries, Mergence, Liminalities

full name / name of organization: 
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
contact email: 
conference@ganza.co.nz

Gothic Spaces: Boundaries, Mergence, Liminalities

Classical Hollywood Musical [DEADLINE: 1 June 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Film & History Conference 2014 / Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
contact email: 
kellirmarshall@gmail.com

CFP: The Classical Hollywood Musical
An area of multiple panels for the 2014 Film & History Conference:
Golden Ages: Styles and Personalities, Genres and Histories
October 29-November 2, 2014

Teaching Hemingway and Race

full name / name of organization: 
Gary Holcomb
contact email: 
holcomb@ohio.edu

CFP: Teaching Hemingway and Race (Kent State UP essay collection; deadline for abstracts is Oct. 15, 2014; accepted essays due Dec. 31, 2014)

Call for Submissions: Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

full name / name of organization: 
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies
contact email: 
springsteenstudies@gmail.com

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Critical Black, racial and social justice blog

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Black
contact email: 
crtclblk@gmail.com

In preparation for its re-launch, Critical Black, the online blog with user-submitted content, is issuing a call for written pieces on topics related to racial and social justice.
Purpose

[UPDATE] Teaching American Gun Cultures | MLA Special Session, Vancouver 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rasmus R. Simonsen
contact email: 
rsimonse@uwo.ca

Today, Americans collectively own well over 200 million guns. And so it seems impossible to imagine the United States without the presence of guns. To own or not to own a firearm is a question that surely defines other crucial aspects of what it means to be American. This Special Session invites innovative approaches to teaching the representation of American gun cultures based on, but not limited to, geography, socio-economic status, race, gender, and sexuality.

[UPDATE] Deviance in Culture and Society; full manuscripts, deadline extended to 4/15

full name / name of organization: 
PROTEUS: A JOURNAL OF IDEAS
contact email: 
proteus@ship.edu

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Deviance in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that refle

Contemporary Studies: Midwest PCA/ACA

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/ACA
contact email: 
jhines7@knights.ucf.edu

Call for Papers:
Contemporary Studies
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

"Modernist Studies and Comic Books" at MSA 16 in Pittsburgh, PA

full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Carnes, Ball State University
contact email: 
j.m.carnes45@gmail.com

In their seminal article “The New Modernist Studies” Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz note, when speaking of the study of periodicals, that “to study the media of modernism…is to encounter am

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