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Tarot/Divination Area of the 2017 PCA/ACA Conference in San Diego

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

The "Tarot and Other Methods of Divination" area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference (San Diego 12-15 April 2017) is open to proposals for papers on a diverse range of divination methods: astrology, I Ching, runes, tarot, etc. Approaches may include the biographical, historical, and theoretical, as well as the analysis of professional practice and of representations in literature (poetry, prose, drama), visual art (painting, sculpture, tarot cards, comics, graphic novels), film, television, games, etc.

In addition, I am looking for participants in the following 2017 sessions:

1. Tarot Poetry and Prose (authors reading and discussing their own work).

Western Area

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

 

[UPDATE] Women's Writing: Edited Volume

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:47am
New Women's Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

We require 2-3 essays for a volume on contemporary and twentieth century women's writing (fiction, poetry, drama) for an edited volume due to be published by the end of 2016 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. At this point we are looking for completed essays around 5000-6000 words analysing individual or multiple works by women writers of the period. Essays previously published in journals are acceptable provided necessary permissions are obtained. Contact philoreview@gmail.com for further details.

(Update) Axxed: Public Censorship and the Academy (NeMLA, March 23-26, 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 12:30pm
Angela Ridinger-Dotterman, Queensborough Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Resistance to the censorship of speech or publications by governmental or institutional authority has long been regarded as central to the defense of academic freedom. The hypervisibility and hyperconnectivity resulting from social media and the 24-hour news cycle have made possible the suppression and/or marginalization of unpopular ideas and texts through public shaming and/or boycotting. While on the one hand, this kind of public censorship embodies the total realization of freedom of expression, at the same time, it serves to squelch unpopular ideas and texts.

Immigration and Integration in German Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Since Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book Deutschland schafft sich ab was published in 2010, there has been an explosion of comedy and satire in Germany dealing with issues of immigration and integration, from sketches on established mainstream television programs such as the heute show to new productions such as Abdelkarim’s StandUp Migranten on ARD’s EinsPlus. With the recent debates surrounding comedian Jan Böhmermann’s satirical poem pillorying the Turkish president Recep Erdogan, the limits of satire and its political effects have also been the subject of widespread media attention.

Queer at Queen’s 2016 Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Queen's University Belfast (with University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Queer at Queen’s 2016

Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

Queen’s University, Belfast      

18th-19th November

 

                                                                            https://issuu.com/outburstarts/docs/q_q_call_out_2016/1

 

the First International Conference on Women and Urban Life

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Deputy office of Women Affairs - Tehran Municipality
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

 

We are absolutely impressed by the response to the Call for Papers, and are looking forward to presenting an exciting and varied program at the first Conference on Women and Urban Life, taking place in Tehran, Iran from December 11th through December 12th , 2016.

We welcome papers on the default themes of interest.

Our Most Difficult Translations (Readings From)

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Our Most Difficult Translations (Readings From)

Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017 
Abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: Translation, Readings, Language, Linguistic Theory, Interdisciplinary.
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Our Most Difficult Translations

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 2017 - Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity (Panel)

Event: 03/23/2017 - 03/26/2017 
Abstract: 09/30/2016
Categories: French, Francophone, Interdisciplinary, Humor, Satire.
Location: Baltimore, MD 
Organization: Northeast Modern Language Association

Humor and Satire in Francophone Literature: Constructing and Deconstructing Identity

Resolved: In Francophone literature of the last three centuries, Humor has constructed identity while Satire was used to deconstruct it.

Participants are invited to argue either side of this normative statement.

 

A More Stable Stance: Privileging the Working Class in the Academy

updated: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:14am
Katelynn DeLuca/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

What does it mean to be working class? How do languages spoken, values held, and cultural representations vary given one’s class position? Though 62% of the country is working class (Zweig), the answers to these questions are left largely unclear and unspoken. Among others, these questions will be addressed via reflection and exploration from individuals from the working class, or who many call “working-class academics.”

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