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[UPDATE] The Counterpublics of Underground Comix: MLA 2016 Special Session

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:57pm
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MLA/Margaret Galvan and Leah Misemer



When underground comix emerged in America in the 1970s, they were connected with the counter culture movement and rife with anti-establishment content. These comics participated in and addressed counterpublics, which queer theorist Michael Warner defines as "formed by their conflict with the norms and contexts of their cultural environment." Yet much of the scholarship of the underground comix movement has centered on straight white men located in San Francisco (e.g. R. Crumb, S. Clay Wilson).

Julia Margaret Cameron: A Bicentenary Conference, 3-5 July 2015

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:09am
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Charlotte Boyce and Patricia Pulham, University of Portsmouth

The 2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron's birth is a timely opportunity for a reappraisal of the interdisciplinary significance of her work. The last twenty years have witnessed growing art-historical and literary interest in this pioneer of Victorian photography, yet much remains to be said about the range and import of her cultural influences, as well as her participation in Victorian debates surrounding the arts and sciences, religion and philosophy.

MLA 2016 Austin: Special Session Contractual Publics: Between Precedents and Future Risk (please submit by March 15th)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:47am
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MLA 2016

We will examine literary texts as political events that can rewrite the past, reevaluate the present, and posit new futures.

300-word abstract and brief CV. by 15 March 2015; Suzanne Taylor (taylorsuzanne@uchicago.edu) and Darrel Chia (dkchia@uchicago.edu).

CALL FOR PAPERS REG/AC JOURNAL

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:46am
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JOURNAL OF GLOBAL STUDIES AND CONTEMPORARY ART, Art Globalization Interculturality research group, University of Barcelona
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Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art
Open call for participation in the thematic issue:

Rethinking the public sphere
Intersections between cultural practices and collective space

September 2015
Editors: Martí Peran - Diana Padrón
Universitat de Barcelona

Reception of abstracts: from March 5th to April 5th, 2015
Reception of articles: from May 1st to June 30th, 2015

Call for Papers (Volume 2, Issue 1)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:04pm
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International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926)

The International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN 2356-5926) invites original, unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of humanities, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, criminology, cross-cultural studies, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, literature, discourse studies, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies, visual arts, women and gender studies, queer studies etc…for the June 2015 Issue (Volume Two, Issue One). Manuscripts Submission Deadline: May 20, 2015. Issue Publication Date: June 2015.

Studies in the Novel: Seeking Affiliate Website Editors

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 4:57pm
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Studies in the Novel

The editorial team of Studies in the Novel is seeking affiliate editors to solicit and oversee content development for the journal's online archive of indexed teaching tools.

We welcome applications representing each of the content areas below:

• Origins of the novel
• Non-Western novels
• Eighteenth-century novels
• Nineteenth-century novels
• Twentieth-century novels
• Contemporary novels
• Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches to the novel
• Genre Fiction (individual editors needed for: YA literature, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels, etc.)

SAMLA 2015: Poet-Artist Collaborations (Durham, NC, November 13-15)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 1:58pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel explores SAMLA 87's theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations found in book arts, broadside printings, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at anne.keefe@unt.edu.

MSA 17, 19-22 Nov.: Modernism's Revolutionary Geographies

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 1:27pm
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Candis Bond
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Modernism's Revolutionary Geographies*
*Please send 300-word abstract and brief CV (one page) to Candis Bond at cbond2@slu.edu by April 01, 2015.

Building on the recent €œ"spatial turn"€ in modernist studies exemplified by scholars such as Andrew Thacker in Moving through Modernity: Space and Geography in Modernism (2003) and Rebecca Walsh in The Geopoetics of Modernism (2015), and in keeping with the conference theme of revolution, this panel considers modernism's innovative contributions to the ontology and perception of urban space, focusing particularly on counter-normative cartographies and deviant spatial practices.

Fabricating the Body: Post-modern and Post-human Bodies (MMLA: Columbus, OH Nov. 12-15 2015)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:20pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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This year's Fabricating the Body panel is soliciting proposals for papers that explore the notion of bodies in our post-human or post-modern culture. Given this year's theme of "Arts and Sciences," this panel seeks papers that consider how scientific inquiry and philosophy has impacted our understanding of bodies in media (literature, film, comics, video games etc.) or as consumers of media. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, theories of the post-human or post-modern body; (dis)abled, queer, global, marginalized, etc.

Dark Nature in American Literature

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:19pm
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Richard Schneider

Call for Chapter Proposals, Deadline Extended:

A major publishing company has expressed interest to me in a collection of ecocritical essays on the subject of The Dark Side of Nature.

Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - due date June 3 2015

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:15pm
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_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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According to the OED, the word tourism enters the English lexicon at the dawn of the nineteenth century, thus institutionalizing the notion that travel is a necessary component of personal development. As crowds of earnest bourgeois travelers displaced the solitary young aristocrat on the Grand Tour a vast body of literature concerned with both mundane and exalted facets of foreign places cropped up to fulfill a new set of needs. Owing to the diversity of places to which individuals traveled and the many different reasons for doing so, these needs were diverse and multiform.

Literary Form. History and Culture of Aesthetic Modeling (05th-07th Oct 2015; Muenster, Germany)

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 12:09pm
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Research Training Group "Literary Form"

THE RETURN OF FORM. The growing interest in the idea of form that recently emerged in History of Science, Literature and Media Studies seems to point to an increasing need: to reassess the productivity of literature as such. This novel 'consciousness of form' is aiming at two counter-trends in academic research: the expansion of the Literary in the fields of discourse history and its reduction to a matter of narration. The conference will build upon the recent interest in form and modeling; it will explore both the poetics and the history of form (Burdorf) in case studies that cover a wide range of topics – in literary history as well as with regard to other discourses and academic fields.

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