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[UPDATE] Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:56am
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Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined. Sessions will include—but not limited to—

•Creative writers discussing connections among (or possible conflicts between) aesthetics and faith in either their own work or the work of others.

•The analysis of literary texts or cultural artifacts that in some way explore or embody one or more aspects of religious belief or practice, broadly defined.

Reconsidering Sodomy

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:38am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Following Foucault's description of sodomy as "that utterly confused category," literary scholars like Jonathan Goldberg and Alan Bray, among others, have continued to theorize the ways in which sodomy denotes no fixed set of bodily acts, but rather persists as a mobilizable category with social, political, and juridical valences. Sodomy necessarily persists, that is, in excess of the material bodily configurations it purports to police. Even so, much prevailing scholarship nonetheless returns to anal penetration as a presumptive and primary figuration in the discourse of sodomitical, disorderly, and/or illicit sexual acts.

100 Years of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 11:36am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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D.W. Griffith released his epic film Intolerance in 1916 within a contemporary context of social reform, increasing immigration, perceived challenges to religious liberty, and concerns over the corruptive influence of motion pictures. Also (and especially following Birth of a Nation in 1915), Griffith's film may be read as a response to the controversies surrounding the art of the motion picture (as his essays "The Rise and Fall of Free Speech in America" and "A Plea for the Art of the Motion Picture" attest). This panel seeks to reassess Intolerance on the occasion of its centennial and consider its relevance in today's cultural / political / social climate. Topics might include (but are not limited to) the following:

iDMAA Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:55am
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International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa)
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iDMAA Conference: Call for Papers DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

The International Digital Media Arts Association (iDMAa) is pleased to announce its thirteenth annual conference, this year taking place at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. ETSU sits on 340 beautiful acres in the shadow of Buffalo and Cherokee Mountains and is home to many unique programs including Bluegrass & Old Time Music, Storytelling, and Appalachian Studies.

iDMAa seeks proposals for paper presentations and panels centering on this year's conference theme, Breaking Barriers.

Feminist Spaces 2.1 "Queering Feminism: LBGTQ and Feminist Intersectionality" due Oct. 1

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:19am
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Feminist Spaces Journal

Feminist Spaces invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of feminist LGBTQ+ intersectionality. The Supreme Court's recent ruling regarding same-sex marriage equality and the media's growing interest in transgender men and women has re-initiated discussions of feminist intersectionality with regard to the LGBTQ+ movement. The feminist movement has been divided into various waves, each advancing a different majority opinion of LGBTQ inclusion or exclusion.

call for papers_ Transhumanities

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 12:28am
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Trans-Humanities, Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Ewha Womans University, Seoul
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Trans-Humanities
Ewha Institute for the Humanities
Ewha Womans University
52, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-750 Republic of Korea
Tel: 82-2-3277-6596/6597; Fax: 82-2-3277-6598
Email: trans@ewha.ac.kr; Website: http://eih.ewha.ac.kr

"Screening Finance: Economic Fictions and Realities" (SCMS Panel, Atlanta 3/30-4/3 2016)

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 1:34pm
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Justin Owen Rawlins / Indiana University
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Mass media have always had complicated relationships with finance. From the financial institutions and logics that have long structured Hollywood, to the intertwined proliferation of communications and financial networks globally, scholars have mapped these transformations in industrial and political economic terms. The eruption of financial terms, imaginaries, subjectivities, and crises into media content, however, remains comparatively underexplored.

CFP—The Sixties—PCA National Conference--October 1 Deadline

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 1:31pm
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Popular Culture Association
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CFP—The Sixties—October 1 Deadline

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 2016
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Washington

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2015

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:

Journal Seeks Prose and Poetry

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Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 11:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Lehigh Valley Vanguard

Submissions in PROSE

Generally, we're looking for people who want to critically examine our society through their writing. This can be done in a variety of ways.

We accept op-eds, book reviews, film reviews, television reviews, memoir narratives, flash fiction, art reviews, and open letters.

Some current topics for consideration:
Intersectional feminism
Working class rhetorics
The body as a site of radical change
Anarchist thought
Exploring masculinity
Critical pedagogy
Community activism
#BlackLivesMatter
Identity studies

Submissions can be 500-2,500 words. We welcome non-academic and even anti-academic writing.

Applications due July 31 for BSA's 2016 New Scholars Program

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 4:40pm
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John A Buchtel / Bibliographical Society of America

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January.

The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).

Call for Book Chapters. Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 7:30am
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Universitas Press
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In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities. Please send your proposals, along with your CV by July 31 to Elena Shabliy eshabliy@tulane.edu

LITERATURE TODAY: Call for submissions for October 2015 issue

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:34am
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Literature Today

we are inviting submissions for
October 2015 issue of Literature Today. Theme of our October 2015
issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories and one act
plays on :

1. love at first sight
2. poem/story/one act play in memory of a loved one
3. love as an aesthetic experience
4. love and teenagers
5. love and romance as predestined event
6. love relationships and role of gods
7. love and marriage
8. love as illusion
9. love in the age of Internet
10. lovers as rebellions
11. platonic love
12. love and immortality
13. disappointment/deceit in love
14. lovers as saints
15 any other relevant theme related to love

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