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CALL FOR PAPERS - LIQUID BLACKNESS Issue No. 5

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:09am
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liquid blackness
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liquid blackness is undertaking a long term research project on the legendary yet seldom seen film: Larry Clark's 1977 Passing Through. Studying the potential of the arts and politics of the jazz ensemble, we are developing an experimental project of collective research that will unfold throughout the year, and culminate in a public screening and symposium in Fall 2015.

AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 9:06am
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Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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AX 2015 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium
July 2 - July 5
Anime Expo 2015
Los Angeles Convention Center
(Los Angeles, CA)

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015

Amsterdam Comics Conference: "Comics Interaction" 1-3 July 2015

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:54am
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University of Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Comics is pleased to announce our inaugural international conference, "Comics Interaction," which will take place from 1-3 July in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Comprised of three days of parallel panel sessions, round table discussions, and public keynote lectures, the conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary connections between comics scholars from various disciplines, comics artists, publishers, and cultural workers from museums and other heritage sites. The conference will focus on three themes of comics interaction: Comics in Art, Art in Comics; History and Trauma in Comics; and Comics as World Literature. The conference will be hosted at the University of Amsterdam and several local cultural institutions.

Adoption & Discourses of Multiculturalism: Europe, the Americas and the Pacific (Edited Collection)

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Monday, February 16, 2015 - 8:09am
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Tobias Hübinette, Multicultural Centre (Sweden); Indigo Willing, Griffith University (Australia); Jenny Wills, University of Winnipeg (Canada)
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This edited collection will contain critical, interdisciplinary essays addressing the complexity of multicultural identity-making, politics and practices in relation to transnational and transracial adoption. Our collection aims to undo the image of a 'monolithic' Western adoption experience by exploring the particularities and commonalities of diverse adoptive countries, cultures, and contexts. We encourage essays that focus on adoption issues in places with highly contested to under-explored approaches to multiculturalism—including Europe, the Americas and the Pacific.

CFP: Exhibition-Conference on The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie 1965—2015

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:36pm
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Angela Ndalianis, Screen and Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
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New Submission Deadline: 1st March 2015

Keynote Presenters will include Will Brooker, Kingston University London

Coming to Australia in 2015, ACMI presents David Bowie Is, the acclaimed global exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum. As part of this ground-breaking multi-media experience will be the conference, The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie 1965—2015, reflecting upon his cultural and artistic significance through the most important frames.

The conference will be held at the ACMI in Melbourne on the 16th, 17th and 18th July 2015 and will include talks and presentations in the exhibition space.

Call for Submissions – Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Issue 4: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug. 1

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 7:41pm
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias
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Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.

THE REAL AND THE INTERMEDIAL - October 23-24, 2015. International Film and Media Studies Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 12:47pm
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Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Following up on the themes introduced in our previous conferences dedicated to "film in the post-media age", the "cinema of sensations", "rethinking intermediality in the digital age", and "figurations of intermediality in film", we invite you to address one of the most puzzling phenomena of contemporary media and film: the intertwining of the illusion of reality with effects of intermediality, connecting the experience of a palpable, everyday world with artificiality, abstraction and the awareness of multiple mediations.

Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture [panel proposal] MLA 2016, Austin TX

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:34am
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Modern Language Association

Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention. Tentative title "Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture." Papers may consider any aspect of Judeo-Islamic relations in literature, culture, rhetoric, film, new media, etc. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives, texts, and/or historical periods.

300 word proposals and CVs should be sent to Lindsay Dearinger. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Questions welcome.

The official CFP can be viewed here:
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7791 (requires MLA login)

Literatures of the African Diaspora and the Other Arts

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:16am
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MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States) – at SAMLA Conference, November 12-15, 2015
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Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has just been nominated for a Grammy. Yes, a music award. A sample from her Ted Talk "We Should All Be Feminists" is featured in Beyoncé's hit song "Flawless." Adichie's nomination, a first for a Nigerian writer, is an exciting demonstration of contemporary intersections of the literature of the African Diaspora and other arts. Adichie first gave her talk to a live audience, it later "went viral" on the video sharing platform Youtube (where Beyoncé accessed the work so inspirational to her developing feminist identification), it was initially published via Kindle, and is forthcoming as a paperback.

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