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Exploring the Dark Corners: September 30-October 2 2016

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:54pm
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Michael Filimowicz/Cinesonika 5 Conference of Sound and Music
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We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound and music in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, ludomusicologists, game designers, art historians, performance theorists, composers, installation artists, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multimedia semioticians, philosophers of perception –– we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted abstracts will be considered for inclusion in the CINESONIKA issue of The Soundtrack academic journal if expanded into papers and submitted for peer review (1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 words for long papers). Keynote speaker for conference is Rick Altman. For further information, please visit website:

CFP Race & Ethnicity Area 2016 MPCA/ACA

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:28pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
Proposal Submission Deadline: APRIL 30, 2016

Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Address: 5550 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: (847) 678-4488

CFP Pedagogy & Popular Culture Area 2016 MPCA/ACA

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 12:27pm
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2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
Proposal Submission Deadline: APRIL 30, 2016

Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Address: 5550 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone: (847) 678-4488

Minor Shakespeares: the politics and aesthetics of the margins - 23rd-24th September, 2016

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 11:25am
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University of Split, Croatia
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Keynote lectures: Peter Greenaway and Prof. Richard Wilson

For Deleuze and Guattari there are modes of literature that offer themselves to the state, to official and institutional discourse, and thus to the hierarchically transcendent. These reactionary forms are to be contrasted with the resistant, revolutionary, and immanent 'lines-of-flight' of 'minor literature'.

[UPDATE - REMINDER] Risking the Future: Vulnerability, Resistance, Hope - 12-13 July 2016, Durham University, UK

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 10:46am
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Durham University

RISKING THE FUTURE: VULNERABILITY, RESISTANCE, HOPE
An International Conference on the Risk Humanities

Durham University, UK
12-13 July 2016

Keynote Speakers:

MICHAELINE CRICHLOW
(Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University)
SIMON DURING
(Australian Research Professor, University of Queensland)
WALTER MIGNOLO
(William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University)

[UPDATE] MMLA American Literature 1 Panel; abstracts due APRIL 10

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:08am
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Shawna Rushford-Spence/ Midwest Modern Language Association

With the theme of "Border States" in mind, we welcome papers exploring the intersections between stubborn divisions and promising coalitions across lines of race, class, region, and nation in American literary texts produced before 1870. Possible topics might include: representations of border-crossing, migration and mobility, and/or troubled immigration; explorations of the cultural effects of urbanization and suburbanization, expansion, and/or technological innovation; the influence of literary texts on the cultural imagination and/or states of being and mind; the influence of "progress" on the literary imagination; and migrants and/or immigrants as characters in literary texts.

CFP: E.L. Doctorow for the 21st Century - Essay Collection

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:43am
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Michael Wutz (Weber State University), Julian Murphet (UNSW, Australia) & Samuel Dickson

The sad passing of E.L. Doctorow in 2015 marked the completion of one of the richest oeuvres in contemporary American literature. His early novels (including The Book of Daniel (1971), Ragtime (1975), World's Fair (1985) and Billy Bathgate (1989)) are widely celebrated for their unique capacity to unmask the myths of American history and articulate the centrality of narrative in the formation of national self-identity. While these significant accomplishments have received due praise from both scholars and readers from the general public alike, there is a notable lack of serious scholarly attention given to the last 20 years of Doctorow's work.

Utopia, Dystopia, and the Search for Self (SAMLA 88 Nov. 4-7, 2016)

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 5:44pm
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Ken Martin, University of North Georgia
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Utopia, Dystopia, and the Search for Self: This panel seeks to explore the relationship between utopia, dystopia, and the journey of self-development or the discovery of Self. By June 1, 2016 please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Ken Martin, University of North Georgia, at kdmartin@ung.edu.

Timescales: An Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Conference, October 20-22 2016 (abstracts due May 2)

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 5:01pm
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Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
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Call for Papers:
The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
TIMESCALES

University of Pennsylvania
October 20-22, 2016

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities is pleased to announce Timescales, an interdisciplinary environmental humanities conference to be held on October 20-22, 2016 at the University of Pennsylvania. Timescales explores the question of temporality in ecological crisis.

[UPDATE] Works in Progress, 7th July

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 4:13pm
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GradCATS / De Montfort University
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Keynote speakers: Professor Julie Sanders, Newcastle University, and Dr Adam Smyth,University of Oxford.
Abstract Deadline: 15th April 2016

All texts and artworks will have at one stage been a work in progress, despite the tendency to value them as cultural artefacts once they are deemed finished and made available for consumption. Redrafting and editing are processes which strive towards a "final" product, meaning their publication often results in the loss or occlusion of multiple ancillary versions. Such materials are important to our understanding of how texts and works are shaped and reshaped, and by whom.

CFP: Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference (Deadline May 6, 2016)

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:57pm
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Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival
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Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival (August 31-September 4,2016) is looking for scholars and entertainment industry professionals to bring their ideas and energy to our 2016 Film, Media and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, music, mass communication, digital media and/or the entertainment industry broadly defined.

Journal: Archivation Exploration

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:40pm
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Texas Tech University Libraries
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Archivation Exploration, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal from Texas Tech University Libraries and TTU Press, invites both scholarly and creative submissions for two thematic issues: Sports (Fall 2016) and Weather (Fall 2017).

Both themes are intentionally broad. Sports and Weather: From baseball to fly fishing; from tornadoes to fog; history, biography, new (or old) technology; famous games, infamous storms; in literature, song, and film. Submissions using archival or special collections primary resource material will be given preference. Because this is an on-line journal, submissions using images and other media, both audio and visual, are encouraged.

The Encyclopedia of Queer Cinema

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Monday, April 4, 2016 - 1:15pm
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Brian Bergen-Aurand and Andrew Grossman, eds.

We are soliciting contributors for our edited volume, The Encyclopedia of Queer Cinema, currently under contract with Rowman & Littlefield. This volume attempts to be the most inclusive, comprehensive single volume ever produced on the subject of queer, LGBT, and sexually transgressive cinema, encompassing not only commercial narrative features but shorts, avant-garde and experimental films, documentaries, and animation from all countries, from the beginning of cinema to the present day.

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