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2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
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Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA
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The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] RACE & ETHNICITY AREA 2015 MPCA/ACA Annual Conference

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

[UPDATE] PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA 2015 MPCA/ACA Annual Conference

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Proposal Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2015

Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

{UPDATE] Mapping Yeats, September 3 and 4 in Kansas City: proposals due by May 31, 2015.

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Missouri/ University of Kansas/ Kansas City Irish Fest
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Mapping Yeats: An Interdisciplinary Symposium
Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri
September 3 and 4, 2015. Proposals by May 31, 2015

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Butler Yeats, the University of Missouri--Kansas City, the University of Kansas, Rockhurst University, Ottawa University, and the Kansas City Irish Festival are hosting an interdisciplinary academic symposium, "Mapping Yeats," featuring keynote lectures by Professors Declan Kiberd and Vicki Mahaffey.

This is a collaboration with the Kansas City Irish Fest. Conference hotel rates can be found at the following web-address:

Mothers and Domestic Violence--Abstracts due by June 1, 2015

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:16pm
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Demeter Press
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking scholarly and creative submissions for an edited collection tentatively titled Mothers and Domestic Violence.

Editors: Michele McIntosh, Tracy Royce, Valerie R. Stackman, and Patricia Breton

Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:02pm
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Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world." — Malcolm Gladwell

"It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is." — Aldous Huxley

From MemoryLoss to MemoryShift: Rethinking the Discourse of Pathology September 26, 2015, Toronto

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 11:25am
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Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University

Since the late 1980s, Alzheimer's disease has been regarded as "a much feared stigmatizing label that carries with it the force of a sentence of social death" (Kontos, 2006). We often hear Alzheimer's patients talked about as 'empty shells'; such expressions suggest that the progressive process of losing one's memory inevitably entails losing one's content, one's identity. By reflecting on the recently emerging voices that rethink the relationship between pathological memory-loss, selfhood and the terminology that is being used to reflect on Alzheimer's disease, we wish to challenge the Western assumption according to which pathological memory-loss is always already linked to the loss of Selfhood.

Live Theatre Broadcast Symposium 25th June 2015

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 9:02am
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Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York
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In recent years, live-streamed theatre broadcasts have emerged as a significant cultural phenomenon, aiding public access to - and representing a new practice for - key international, national and regional institutions, such as the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Pilot Theatre, Forced Entertainment, and cinema distributors around the world. How do such broadcasts change the experience of live events, and how do they alter the spectrum of media through which performances occur? This emerging hybrid medium introduces challenges for practitioners, critics and institutions for the creation, reception and funding of live theatre and events, yet suitable approaches to frame academic discussion of it are underdeveloped.

Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:43am
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Julie Grossman / Le Moyne College, R. Barton Palmer / Clemson University

This new Palgrave Macmillan book series addresses how adaptation functions as a principal mode of text production in visual culture. What makes the series distinctive is its focus on visual culture as both targets and sources for adaptations, and a vision to include media forms beyond film and television such as videogames, mobile applications, interactive fiction and film, print and nonprint media, and the avant-garde. As such, the series will contribute to an expansive understanding of adaptation as a central, but only one, form of a larger phenomenon within visual culture.

America's Obsession with Superheroes

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.

Special Issue of TEXT Journal –Why YA?: Researching, writing and publishing Young Adult fiction in Australasia

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:03pm
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Jessica Seymour (Southern Cross University) and Denise Beckton (Central Queensland University)

The early twenty-first century saw Young Adult (YA) fiction rise to become the world's fastest growing literature category. The diverse narratives are rich with mature themes, often throwing the reader's world and experiences into sharp clarity, but they are also capable of light-heartedness, irreverence and suspension of reality. YA fiction explores identity, growing up, and environmental, social and political concerns, often portraying violence and sexuality with startling precision and empathy. Australasian YA fiction, in particular, frequently draws on the relative isolation of the setting to bring issues of identity and belonging into sharper clarity.

[UPDATE} Extended Deadline - May 15: Area of Whedon Studies

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Season Nine, and Season Ten); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators (Marti Noxon, Tim Minear, David Fury, Jane Espenson, Jed and Zack Whedon, etc.).

Shakespearean Performance Research Group 2015 CFP

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 12:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shakespearean Performance Research Group, American Society for Theatre Research
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Abstract due date, May 31, 2015

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group

Conveners: Catherine Burriss (California State University, Channel Islands), Franklin J. Hildy (University of Maryland), Rob Ormsby (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Don Weingust (Southern Utah University / Utah Shakespeare Festival), and W. B. Worthen (Barnard College, Columbia University)

American Society for Theatre Research 2015 Conference
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
November 5-8, 2015

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) provides an ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean performance within ASTR.

Call for Reviews: Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:32am
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Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture
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Call for Reviews

Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture seeks reviews of recent books, films, television series, musical recordings, theatrical performances, art exhibits and other media that make a queer contribution to media and popular culture and/or to academic scholarship on media and popular culture.

Reviews are accepted on an ongoing basis. The deadline for submission for the Fall 2015 issue is June 15, 2015.

If you have a work you would like reviewed, have a review to submit or would like to be added to our reviewer database, contact shelley.park@ucf.edu

Conference CFP: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND FREEDOM (April 22-23, 2016)

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 11:25am
full name / name of organization: 
LACK / COLORADO COLLEGE

The first biannual conference for LACK, a new organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 22-23, 2016. This conference hopes to bring together those interested in exploring the philosophical, political, and cultural implications of psychoanalytic theory, especially as it relates to the question of freedom. Though practitioners are welcome, the focus of the conference is psychoanalytic theory rather than practice, and theoretical papers will be privileged.

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