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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ): Disability stream

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ)
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The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is calling for submission of abstracts for its 7th Annual Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2016. The venue will be Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Ave, Newtown, Sydney, Australia.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. It is concerned with the study of social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life; as a product of consumption, an intellectual object of inquiry, and as an integral component of the dynamic forces that shape societies.

[UPDATE] Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics and Graphic Novels

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:16pm
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Aidan Diamond and Lauranne Poharec / Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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EXTENDED DEADLINE
CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics

How do we define 'normal'? Quite literally it comes from the Latin norma meaning 'carpenter's square'. Straight. And 'abnormal'? That's from the Greek, anomalos, and the Latin abnormis, meaning 'monstrosity'. We leap cognitively, thanks to those boy-fucking, poison-guzzling, sheet-wearing Olympians right to 'monster.' Normal? Square. Abnormal? Monstrous."

— from the Eisner-award-winning and Harvey-award-rejecting comic, Sex Criminals (#12, Sept. 2015), by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.

Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897 (July 11-August 5 2016)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:33pm
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National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

CFP, Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:09pm
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Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group
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We are seeking papers for "Native Testimony," the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group. "Native Testimony" will be held at Princeton University from May 5-6, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

CFP: "Health's Borders", Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (May 15th, 2016)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 2:52pm
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Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
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CFP: "Health's Borders", Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (2016)
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
York University, Toronto, Canada
http://ht.journals.yorku.ca
Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2016

Borders are constructed to regulate the movement of people, resources, and information, as well as to structure and appraise different forms of knowledge. They can also be used to isolate the causes of adverse health effects, protect equitable standards, recognize different health needs, and preserve the right to self-determination and privacy.

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

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:39pm
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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.

Utopia for 500 Years

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 11:41am
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St. Thomas More College and Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, University of Saskatchewan
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A Conference on Thomas More's Utopia to be held at St. Thomas More College, University Of Saskatchewan, 22-24 September 2016, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the work's publication.

In the five hundred years since Thomas More published his Utopia, the work has had a profound influence on political and philosophical thought. But it has likewise held an important place in modern aesthetic and cultural developments—in literature, in art, in architecture and design—and has inspired political change, social experiments, and radical countercultural movements.

[UPDATE] Edited collection on American Cinema after 9/11. (Deadline February 10 2016)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:02am
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Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University

Submissions are sought for ONE FINAL COMPLETED CHAPTER in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press called American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11. The volume is edited by Terence McSweeney author of The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second (EUP, 2014).

The COMPLETED piece should be concerned with films which have directly portrayed the 'War on Terror' onscreen: combat films set in Iraq or Afghanistan, films which have depicted the events of 9/11, cinematic depictions of the CIA or FBI or any topic which would be relevant to this perspective.

The piece can be anywhere between 5,000 and 8,000 words and should reach Dr McSweeney before February 10th 2016.

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