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[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick grace

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks. Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace solicit essays for a new collection celebrating one of television's greatest cult phenomena. Originally airing in 1990/91, Mark Frost and David Lynch'sTwin Peaks will be returning, twenty-five years after it went off the air, and this collection will explore the show in the context of its time, and its legacy. We are interested in papers on all aspects of the television program as well as on tie-ins and connected materials (e.g. the film Fire Walk with Me, the new Log Lady material added for the show's run on Bravo, the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, etc.).

[UPDATE] THE CANADIAN ALTERNATIVE

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:49pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace

We have EXTENDED THE DEADLINE for a proposed edited and refereed volume on Canadian graphic novelists and cartoonists. Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA

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
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
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
University of Missouri/ University of Kansas/ Kansas City Irish Fest

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
Demeter Press

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
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

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
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
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

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
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
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
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
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

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
Shakespearean Performance Research Group, American Society for Theatre Research

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.

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