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The Velvet Light Trap #77: Performance and the Body - Deadline January 15, 2015

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:15pm
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The Velvet Light Trap

Historically, studies of performance have often been tied to star images, focusing on issues of celebrity in professional, public, and private spaces. As a result, a large body of research has explored how the star is constructed through extratextual discourses and how this off-screen persona may shape perceptions of on-screen performance. However, scholarly attention to performers has been shifting from star image and celebrity to acting and performance. Several collections on film acting and performance - most recently Cynthia Baron and Sharon Marie Carnicke's Reframing Screen Performance (2008) and Aaron Taylor's Theorizing Film Acting (2012) - have extended our knowledge of the historical evolution of acting practices.

Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:35pm
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Early Modern Center at UCSB's English Department
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The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our fourteenth annual conference, "Making, Unmaking, and Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800," to be held on February 27-28, 2015. We are excited to announce our keynote speakers, Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (UC Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Craft & DIY Rhetorics

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:45am
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Harlot

Deadline extended: April 15, 2015

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

Bodies of Bondage: Environments in Women's Neo-Captivity Narratives

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:13am
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)
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With the conference theme in mind, this panel will consider the liminal spaces and hybrid lives of women in neo-captivity narratives, a term that addresses the broad implications of the captivities about which women write in the 20th and 21st centuries. From early captivity narratives to sentimental novels of seduction and the slave narratives made popular around the Civil War to contemporary neo-slave narratives, women write and narrate stories of captivity that prominently feature their bodies and the various violences and bondages visited upon them, the manner in which they are pursued, controlled, and patrolled, and the possibility for redemption, bodily or otherwise.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 After Nature: Feminist Futures DEADLINE 15 Oct, 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:04pm
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American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, 26-29 Mar 2015, Seattle, WA
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Organizer: Regina Lee, University of Washington
The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures and agential action. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. At these removes, who is an agential actor, and what are the borders of her presence? What are the frontiers of imagining embodied futures?

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: GENDER AND WORK: Exploring Intersectionality, Resistance, and Identity

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
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University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota's 2015 Biennial Women and Gender Research Conference invites submissions on the theme Gender and Work: Exploring intersectionality, resistance, and identity. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on topics related to gendered work environments (whether formal or informal) and all the nuanced meanings of "work" in the context of feminism and gender equality. The 2015 conference seeks to explore several questions:

• The work of feminism: What are the main tasks still facing feminism? How do various feminist groups construct their identities through the lens of "work to be done"? How does feminism's work intersect with the goals of other social movements, such as sustainability and eco-feminism?

The Minetta Review fall 2014 issue -- close date November 15, 2014

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:34pm
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The Minetta Review
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The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—the Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work to minettasubmit@gmail.com. The deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is November, 15th 2014. Check out the publication's WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines: http://minettareview.wordpress.com/submit.

CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: Vol 2, No 4 (2014) Issue - December

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:54am
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SOCRATES: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL

Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!

Deadline - November 30, 2014
Please Note : Papers submitted to the journal for publication would not be rejected. We have Author Self-Archiving Policy which facilitates revision and re-submission of the paper till publication. This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism – 29 January 2015

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:30am
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The Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference, held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, UNSW Sydney
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When Wyndham Lewis described Katherine Mansfield as 'the famous New Zealand Mag.-story writer' in September 1922, it was not meant as a compliment. Yet this disparaging remark gives a hint as to what makes her such a fascinating figure today. In the context of the recent scholarly extension of modernism's borders in terms of geography, gender, class, and time, as well as such diverse new interests as the roles of literary networks, periodicals, and popular and material cultures, Mansfield is more important than ever.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Albuquerque, NM, USA

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 11:05pm
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Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
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Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

ATHE Religion and Theatre Call for Panels: 2015 Conference

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:59pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education: Religion and Theatre Focus Group
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DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

ATHE 2015: Religion and Theatre CFP
CALL FOR PAPERS:

Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

30 July to 02 August 2015, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

"Je Me Souviens / I Remember"

The Religion and Theatre Focus Group invites panels that address any issues arising from the conference theme and location. In addition to the traditional format of paper panels, we also welcome proposals in the form of roundtables, collaborations, staged readings, talkbacks, and more.

The Treachery of Monstrosity

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:45pm
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MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Sponsor: MEARCSTAPA
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone

Edited Collection: "I am not what I once was": Unbecoming Queer Narratives

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:27pm
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Dr. Paul Walker, Dr. Josh Adair

This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self constructed through the lens of queer theory. In order for us to wriggle free of the shackles forged by the modern construct of the individual imbued with an infallible facility for self-sovereignty and an impervious, fixed identity, we must first acknowledge the fluidity, illogicality, and unpredictability which characterize most of our lived experiences.

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