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Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise. 14 December 2015.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 4:21am
Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University

Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise

A one-day interdisciplinary conference exploring the glitch across arts practice and theory. Hosted by the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Date: Monday 14th December 2015
Venue: North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU, UK.

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:00am
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE
Following our successful co-edited volume Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (Palgrave-Macmillan 2014), we invite Chapter proposals for an edited volume on Intimate Unifications, Intersections, Companionships, Intercourses and the Lustful Politics of Desire in cinema, literature, art, photography, Internet culture, dance, theatre, burlesque, comics, advertising, etc. Topics under consideration include:
* Corporeal attraction and lustfulness in contemporary cinema, television,art, literature, advertising and popular communications.
* Desirable penetration, violation and rupture.

The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:26pm
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)

The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

To submit to the American Literature before 1865 Panel or to find a list of all sessions, please click here: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas .

Proposals are due May 15th, 2015.

You may propose to more than one panel, but can only accept one invitation to present. You do not need to be a member of PAMLA to submit, but you do need to become one to present and attend and the conference.

For any inquiries, please contact Amanda Kong at along@calstatela.edu.

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Digital Frontiers

Deadline extended to May 15!

Digital Frontiers seeks conference submissions that explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory for the fourth annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp, September 17-19, 2015 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, or posters. We encourage presentations that incorporate audio-visual/multimedia elements.

First Annual International Postgraduate Conference in English Language and Literature, November 4-5, 2015

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 7:00am
Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad

Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad, (IIUI) Pakistan is delighted to announce its first annual International postgraduate conference in English language and literature. The conference will be held on November 4-5, 2015 in the Old Campus of IIUI. The conference will provide an opportunity to the post-graduate/early career researchers to share and test their ideas in front of their peers and to learn from each other in a friendly environment.
The organizers of the conference solicit abstracts from post-graduate/early career researchers in the fields of literature, linguistics and English Language Teaching. The abstracts may relate to the current research being undertaken by the presenters.

[REMINDER] British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century PAMLA 2015: Portland Oregon Nov 6-8

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:55am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.
As a standing session, our panel entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics. A great opportunity to share your work with other scholars.

If you are interested in submitting your proposal, please do so before the PAMLA deadline of May 15th, 2015 using the on-line submission system at:
http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas.

The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th 2015.

Reading Girls

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54am
Meredith Nash/University of Tasmania

Call for Papers – Edited Book
Title: Reading Girls
Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2015
Editors: Meredith Nash and Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania
Email: girlsedited@gmail.com

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:07pm
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat! The rise of awareness to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyles, as well as the prevalence of fair trade campaigns, have rendered the slogan so ubiquitous that it runs the risk of metamorphosing into a dead metaphor. As such, for Transverse Issue 15, we want to challenge the assumption that inevitably binds the product and the consumer into a one way relationship, and focus on the active roles food plays within cultural spaces.

[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:42am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

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