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Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster In Culture

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
Shane Trayers/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.

Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Between and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.

Joan of Arc: International Congress on Medieval Studies, 12-15 May 2016

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Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 3:15pm
International Joan of Arc Society/ Société international pour l'étude de Jeanne d'Arc

CFP: International Joan of Arc Society: 1) Re-documenting Joan of Arc and 2) Prophecy in the Hundred Years' War.
The proposed sessions complement each other, as one focuses on the evidence of texts and the other focuses on the evidence of faith, although clearly they may overlap.

Additional contact info at the Congress website.

Special Issue on 21st Century Film and Television

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:18pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture

The Projector is developing a special (potentially double) issue on the evolving roles of television and film in the twenty-first century. The issue(s) will feature research that illuminates cultural, aesthetic, or material aspects of contemporary popular media, which is created, interpreted, and recreated in an environment filled with interactive channels, where films, television-streaming programming, and news of the day are "events" shaped by forces ranging from corporate entities to celebrities to active members of participatory culture.

Seepersad and Sons: Naipaulian Creative Synergies, October 28th. to 30th. 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:26pm
Friends of Mr Biswas in collaboration with the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Please note the new dates for this conference: October 28th. to 30th. 2015. The previous dates of September 6th-8th had to be changed owing to Trinidad announcing general elections for September 7th. In accordance with the later date, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to August 14th 2015.

Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:18pm
Universities Art Association of Canada

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following panel at the Universities Art Association of Canada. The conference takes place in Halifax, NS, Canada, November 5-7, 2015.

Conceptual Art Now: Rethinking Conceptual Art

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2012-2013 posited conceptual art as "the most transformative art movement of the 20th century," signifying conceptual art as a discrete moment, whereas the Power Plant's Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art in 2013 sought to explore conceptualism as a continuum in contemporary as well as historical art and writing.

CFP journal

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 11:15am
mirrorview journal

Mirrorview Journal: An International Journal of Fresh Poetry and Fiction

About Mirrorview Journal
The journal is an international contemporary journal of fresh poetry, articles and fiction. It strives to publish the best. It will be published quarterly with ISSN/ISBN number, tentatively with international publisher.

Marquez and Literatures from India- 25 July 2015 [UPDATE]-Call for Papers

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 11:02am
Dr. Amith Kumar P V, Dept. of Comparative Literature and India Studies, EFL-University, Hyderabad, India

As the prophet of magic realism and an extraordinary satirist of political dictatorship, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's literary horizons are incomprehensibly vast, and the rigorous intensity of his writings is inexplicably multidimensional. Marquez challenges the luminal line between 'story' and 'history', and interrogates the public and private domain with an uncommon and effortless ease and clarity. He fuses the chaotic and the cosmic, the materialistic and the mystical, and invites us to participate in a magico-historical narrative of which he is an undisputed craftsman.

Art and Articulation: Illuminating the Mystical, Medieval and Modern. 8th-9th January, 2016, St Hilda's College, Oxford

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:22am
Mystical Theology Network

The relationship between word and image, and the ways in which medieval art (be it visual, textual, or both) operates as a means of expressing the inexpressible, will be explored in a two-day conference held 8th-9th January 2016 at St Hilda's College, Oxford. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together theologians, art historians, and literary scholars to examine the ways in which various forms of artistic expression are used to articulate the mystical or that which cannot easily be spoken.

https://artandarticulationconference.wordpress.com/about-2/

Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities (Journal Issue - BMJ Medical Humanities) Deadline 1 March 2016

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 2:31am
Gavin Miller / University of Glasgow

The BMJ Group journal Medical Humanities will be publishing a special issue: 'Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities'.We invite papers of broad interest to an international readership of medical humanities scholars and practising clinicians on the topic 'Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities'.
http://scifimedhums.glasgow.ac.uk/journal-issue/

Product, Production, Productivity: A Women's Studies Symposium, December 10th-12th 2015

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Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:00am
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

This symposium calls for reflections on the relationship between women and productivity in its myriad forms and various situations. Focusing on this intersection across times and spaces, our goal is to address its bearing on ethics, kinship, bonding, nationality, globalization, environment etc. It invites not mere descriptions of, but attempts to grapple with the significance of how women and ideas around productivity are constructed, mutually construct each other, and are culturally (re)presented and deployed.

Papers are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

"Preparing for Your PhD Comprehensive Examinations", NeMLA 2016 Convention, Hartford, March 2016, Pedagogy & Professional

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 8:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

47th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
17 March - 20 March 2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2015

Roundtable format: 3-6 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) with the remainder of the session given to a conversation between the participants and the audience.

Round-table session description:

"Preparing for Your PhD Comprehensive Examinations"

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 6:05pm
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside

"Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows."-Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.2)

UC Riverside's (dis)junctions conference invites papers and panels that push at the boundary of contemporary scholarship. Our critical focus, "Strange Bedfellows," is geared specifically toward innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural, literary and theoretical texts. We are looking particularly for scholarship that emerges from the disjunction of incongruent forms, that thrives on the border of the unfamiliar, and that transgresses the boundary of the expected.

CFP - Global Dialogues: Digital Fashion Marketing, London 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 5:34pm
Coventry University London Campus

Call for Papers: Global Dialogues: Digital Fashion Marketing

Date: Friday 4th September 2015

Venue: Coventry University London Campus, University House,
109-117 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF (Nearest Tube and Mainline Railway Station: Liverpool Street)

Supported by: Fashion Research Network (FRN) and X Terrace Fashion Platform

Theodicy of Spirituality in Contemporary American Women's Poetry--NeMLA 2016--Abstracts Due September 30, 2015

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 2:56pm
Scarlett Cunningham/ University of Mississippi

Panel Description:

This panel seeks to emphasize the diversity of women's spiritual experiences by showing how spiritual and religious identity intersect with other vectors of difference such as gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ability in contemporary American women's poetry. Most religions seek to reconcile the idea of human suffering with the existence of a loving God. However, men have traditionally held a disproportionate amount of power and authority in delineating doctrinal truths regarding theodicy in the world's major religions.

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