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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
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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
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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
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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.

Call for Book Chapter Proposals, "Would That They Had Eyes To See": Essays on HBO's True Detective

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 3:47pm
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Matthew Wysocki / Flagler College
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Call for Book Chapter Proposals, "Would That They Had Eyes To See": Essays on HBO's True Detective

In only one short season, True Detective has become as much a cultural phenomenon as a television show. The anthology series has generated much press and critical praise for its acting, writing, directing, thematic content, and more. This project seeks to further develop our understanding of this show, exploring it from diverse perspectives and lenses. The chapters presented in it are intended to explore a wide range of ideas that examine and dissect True Detective. Because isn't it about time someone started asking the right f***ing questions?

Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts: May 29, 2015]

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 2:38pm
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North Carolina State University

Edited Collection: Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale
Abstracts due by May 29, 2015

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue) - Submission deadline: June 30, 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 11:58am
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[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 11th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: between 5000 - 7000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: between 5000 - 7000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus

Book on The Languages of Religion. Abstracts by 30 April. Papers by July, 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:49am
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Book he Languages of Religion. Proposed publisher Routledge
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This is a call for papers to complete a proposed book that is due for sumission. We are looking for a few essays that will cover Europe, North and South America. The aim is to bring into focus the complex cultural, social and political relationships between language and religion. Both the terms may be interpreted widely to include dialects, lost languages, religious sects/cults, non-institutional faiths.

Exploring Moral Interfaces: Private Worlds and Public Systems - An International Conference, 7th to 9th October 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:56am
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The English and Foreign Languages University, India.

"Everyone deserves a private life," says the female protagonist in the 1994 movie, Three Colors: Red by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The intrusive nature of the modern technologies that facilitate access—without consent or acknowledgement—to the private domains of people's lives further blurs the already hazy borderlines that separate the public from the private. The proposed conference will address some of the troubling issues relating to this phenomenon.

Words Words Words: The Future of Literary Writing - An International Conference, 25-27 November 2015

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:09am
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The English and Foreign Languages University, India.

One of the primary objectives of this conference is to investigate the question of whether something like "literary writing" exists at all. When we talk of the "future" of literary writing, the implication is that there is something called literary writing whose boundaries, expanding ceaselessly to accommodate discourses, are as diverse and varied as Artificial Intelligence, Medical Anthropology and Economic Methodology. Thus, A. M. Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" is as much an exercise in the literary imagination as are textbooks on methodology in social sciences which are grappling with the definitions of terms. The aim of this conference is to arrive at a clarification of what constitutes the discourse of the literary.

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