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Provocation as Art. Scandal, Shock and Sexuality in Contemporary Visual Culture, 2nd Ekphrasis Conference 28-29 May, 2015

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 11:48am
Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Theater and Television, Department of Cinema and Media, Cluj, Romania

The Faculty of Theater and Television of the Babeș-Bolyai University is announcing the Call for Papers for the Annual Cinema and Visual Culture Studies Conference held May 25-29 2015. This 2015 conference is designed to discuss the irreverent nature of art, cinema and visual production in various media environments. The purpose of the conference is to deal with the various obstructions of the creative spirit, both in the context of the passivity of the consumer society and in a highly censored and politically correct environment. Often art is vilified, accused of blasphemy and obscenity, threatened with violence, prosecuted and even imprisoned, yet the function of art has to be a source for scandal and provocation.

[Reminder] Cannibalism in Fiction panel for ASLE 2015

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:47am
Assoc. for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conf. 2015

November 30th deadline

What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture? Cannibalism in Fiction

From ancient Greek myths to 21st century post-apocalyptic novels, cannibalism abounds, forcing us to reconsider easy binaries of self and other or civilized "us" and a savage "them." As Maggie Kilgour argues in From Communion to Cannibalism, incorporation—the most basic example of which is eating—"depends upon and enforces an absolute division between inside and outside; but in the act itself that opposition disappears, dissolving the structure it appears to produce" (4). What, then, when the food being eaten is human flesh?

Intersections of E.E. Cummings and John Dos Passos

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:25am
The John Dos Passos Society and the E.E. Cummings Society

At the 2015 American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA (May 21-25), the John Dos Passos Society will hold a joint panel with the E.E. Cummings Society.

Teaching John Dos Passos: Round Table Discussion

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:22am
John Dos Passos Society

At the 2015 American Literature Association conference held in Boston, MA, May 21-25, the John Dos Passos Society will hold a teaching round table. This is an open-topic call for 5-8 minute papers focused on bringing Dos Passos's writing into the classroom. Participants may choose to focus on undergraduate or graduate classes; university, community college, or high school settings; writing, literature, theory, or comparative literature classes; etc.

300-500 word abstracts and a brief CV to Victoria Bryan (vbryan@clevelandstatecc.edu) or the John Dos Passos Society (JDPSociety@gmail.com) by January 1, 2015.

Utopia & the End of the City 1-4 July 2015, Newcastle UK

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 6:58am
Utopian Studies Society (Europe)

"Man ceased to be a wild animal only when he built the first wall" (Yevgeny Zamyatin, We).

The End of the City can be understood in at least three ways: as its boundary, as its demise, or as a question about its purpose.

Age of Alterity: Age of the Other

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 6:37pm
Cultural Studies Association Working Group on Critical Pedagogy

CFP

Cultural Studies Association Working Group on Critical Pedagogy

13th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association, May 21-24, 2015

Riverside Convention Center, Riverside California (Greater Los Angeles)

Theme: "Another University is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy"

CFP - Student Access and Educational Equity: Community College Curriculum, Instruction, and Support

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:21am
Audrey Donaldson, Ed.D/CI

New Directions for Community Colleges
Call for Papers: 2017 Issue
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015

Audrey Donaldson, Librarian, and Fran Lassiter, English Assistant Professor are editing a special issue -

Student Access and Educational Equity: Community College Curriculum, Instruction, and Support

We are currently seeking original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous content on issues of access and equity as related to curriculum. Chapters may explore the problems, propose solutions, demonstrate what works and what doesn't through case studies, present effective practices, and/or an in-depth discussions. This special issue is scheduled for publication in 2017.

Topical areas may include:

[UPDATE] Missing, presumed dead: absent mothers in the cultural imagination, 11-12 June 2015

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:18am
Department of Language Studies, Umeå University & Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Sweden

NB! New date
The dead or absent mother is a recurring feature in Western cultural productions, from Greek myths through folktales, Shakespeare and Dickens to contemporary literature such as Miriam Toew's A Complicated Kindness (2004), television, and films such as Finding Nemo (2003) and The Road (2009). The mother might be dead at the outset, or die during the narrative. Her death might be a disaster, propelling the child into danger; a blessing, saving the child from an abusive or inappropriate parent and making way for a more suitable guardian; or of no consequence.

Adaptation Essay Prize (OUP journal)

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 4:20am
Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University

THE ADAPTATION ESSAY PRIZE 2015

About the Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Adaptation Prize

The winner's prize will consist of:

Pages