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Mocking Bird Technologies: the Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:30am
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Editors: Melanie Holm (holm.melanie@gmail.com) & Chris GoGwilt (gogwilt@fordham.edu)
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Call for papers:
We invite essays (of no more than 9,500 words) that address any aspect of "mocking bird technologies," with a special emphasis on tracking the elusive history and poetics of the "starling" trope within a global and comparative context.

Parenthood and Childhood in the Middle Ages

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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:15am
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Phoebe C. Linton & Rachel Delman, University of Edinburgh & Oxford
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Keynote Speakers:
Dr Rachel Moss (Oxford) &
Dr Sarah Dunnigan (Edinburgh)

In recent years, scholars from a range of disciplines have considered how concepts such as 'family' and 'the home' can be used to understand and explore the wider structures of medieval society. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers from across the Humanities, in order to consider these approaches and to identify new avenues for the study of family life in the medieval world.

Call For Papers: Summer 2015 Issue of Agasia (Deadline: June 15th)

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 7:43pm
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Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Agasia is currently accepting submissions for its Summer 2015 edition.

Published by the English Department at California State University, Stanislaus, Agasia: a Journal of Literary Chatter is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the study, appreciation, and composition of literature.

Books of Blood: a cross-disciplinary investigation into blood as representation, symbol, and text in modern culture

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 6:41pm
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Dr Sam George
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All humans 'are books of blood—wherever you open us, we're red' (Clive Barker). If our bodies are books of blood, then they can be read; we invite such readings and contributions where blood is the signifier. We are also interested in analyses and representation of the literal presence of blood in our culture, the importance of the actual material substance of life itself. This is the first stage of a funding bid and collaborative project on blood for the Wellcome Trust http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Wellcome-Trust-websites/index.htm.

CFP: Ethics, Affect, and Empathy panel at PAMLA, Portland OR, Nov. 6-8,2015

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:52pm
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PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association). Session organizer: Marilyn Edelstein
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Soliciting papers for an approved special session at PAMLA--the regional MLA for the West Coast/Pacific region. Proposals, with abstracts, due May 15, 2015. "Ethics and Affect I: Empathy"
Presiding Officer: Marilyn Edelstein, Santa Clara University

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, 2016 inaugural issue

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:35pm
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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics invites scholarly essays for our inaugural issue. Proposed articles can focus on the multisensory aspects of rhetoric and persuasion within:

- Art and visual culture
- Digital media
- Material culture
- Video and tabletop games
- Music and film
- Performance studies
- Multimodal composition practices
- Multimodal pedagogies within classroom spaces
- Crafts, hacks, and DIY endeavors

In addition, we are interested in essays which theorize the epistemic relationship(s) between rhetoric and sensory perception/experience.

2015 History and Popular Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association's annual conference Deadline April 30, 2015

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 4:02pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers
History and Popular Culture
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: April 30, 2015

The History and Popular Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media: A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 3:10pm
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Joseph Michael Sommers/ in association with the Children's Literature Association
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-Call For Papers-

The Intersection of Cartoons, Animation, and Youth Media:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Edited by Joseph Michael Sommers
Deadline: 1 November 2016

Robert Penn Warren Studies

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:28pm
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Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at Western Kentucky University
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Robert Penn Warren Studies, which publishes critical explorations of the life and works of Robert Penn Warren and his friends, colleagues, and students, invites submissions for the journal's forthcoming edition. For this issue, we are particularly interested in pieces that address Warren and his associates' legacy, either through their literary production or in their approach to teaching literature.

Intermedia Games—Games Inter Media (Video Games & Intermediality; abstract deadline June 30, 2015)

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 2:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Fuchs & Jeff Thoss

In their book on 'understanding new media,' Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin convincingly argue that "all mediation is remediation," since "[o]ur culture conceives of each medium" on the basis of how "it responds to, redeploys, competes with, and reforms other media." Accordingly, the computer has been referred to as "the first metamedium," for, as Alan Kay noted as early as 1984, it "can dynamically simulate the details of any other medium, including media that cannot exist physically." If we thus, following Lev Manovich, conceive of digital media as simulations of "previously existing" and "previously non-existent media," we should not be surprised by the fact that video games are enmeshed in a network of media that influence one another.

2015 Art History and Visual Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association's annual conference Deadline April 30, 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA)-Writing Center Inclusivity-February 18-20, 2016

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:12pm
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Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA)

In Gender Trouble, Judith Butler warns, "The theories of feminist identity that elaborate predicates of color, sexuality, ethnicity, class, and able-bodiedness invariably close with an embarrassed 'etc.' at the end of the list" (143). Characteristics such as the ones Butler lists, and more, are also found in writing center work. In writing center professionals' conversations about inclusivity, we often find ourselves categorizing students, such as the "anxious" student, the "overconfident" student, and student with disabilities, to name a few labels. We can find this practice of categorization in our training manuals and during our role playing.

British Popular Culture--10/1-4/15

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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The 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4.

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