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Prometheus, COLOSSUS, HAL … and Beyond - The Narratives of 'Cyber' All proposals must be received by 30th September 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:57am
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The Narratives of Cyber Conference - De Montfort University Cyber Security Centre
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When a nation is powerful it tells the world confident stories about the future. The stories can be enchanting or frightening. But they make sense of the world. But when that power begins to ebb, the stories fall apart. And all that is left are fragments, which haunt you like half-forgotten dreams.
Adam Curtis)

This one-day conference seeks to draw together academics and practitioners from as many different fields as possible, to encourage debate and discussion around the complex, contentious and contested theme of 'cyber', information technology, and the relationship between Human and Machine.

Feminist Theory and the Futures of Nature, ACLA 2015 proposals due Aug 31st, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:17am
full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative LIterature Association
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The deconstruction of categories of animal, human, and cybernetic organisms has led to wholesale rethinking of corporeal futures. Likewise, the increase of information-based interactions refigures interactivity in ways which seem to subvert embodied expectation. Is this in fact the case? What are the frontiers of imagining futures, and how do feminist studies and queer theory help us get there?

"Representing Afghanistan" - NeMLA Panel, 30 April-3 May, Toronto 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Alla Ivanchikova/NeMLA
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This seminar is designed to bring together scholars whose work examines representations of Afghanistan in literature, non-fiction, film, and new media published in the aftermath of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. invasion. Works on genre, methodology, as well as papers on individual authors are welcome. Participants interested in interdisciplinary approaches and new media analysis are also encouraged to apply. Potential topics include:

LauraPalooza 2015: Through Laura's Eyes - July 16-17, 2015

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:47pm
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association
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"LauraPalooza 2015"
Through Laura's Eyes:
Imagery, Illustrations, and Impressions from the Little House

The National Laura Ingalls Wilder
Legacy and Research Association Conference

Sponsored by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association and South Dakota State University

We invite submissions of paper, panel, and workshop proposals for review and possible acceptance for presentation at the third LauraPalooza conference, to be held on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings on July 16-17, 2015. The conference will be followed by a field trip to De Smet, South Dakota, on July 18.

Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies / March 20-21, 2015; Deadline: 15 December 2014

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:44pm
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Department of English, Valparaiso University
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Call for Papers

The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies at Valparaiso University is a regional conference dedicated to exploring the rich tradition of utopianism in all its forms. We invite papers on topics related to the utopian tradition, from the ancient to the present day, from diverse fields, such as: utopian and dystopian literature, political theory, music, art, architecture, media and popular culture, intentional communities, urban/rural planning.

UF Conference: "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media" (April 10-12, 2015)

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 8:19pm
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Najwa Al-Tabaa / University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization
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The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida invites applicants to submit proposals to the 12th UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media." The conference will be held from Friday, April 10th, 2015 to Sunday, April 12th, 2015. Proposals are due January 1st, 2015.

Laughter in the Digital Age -- Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14) [UPDATE]

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:08pm
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Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)
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"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Websites, social media platforms, and YouTube and other video-sharing services make the dissemination of comedy easier than ever, yet studies of the implications of new media on comedy and humor is only beginning. This issue examines how the Internet as well as new technologies radically change how humor and comedy are produced, distributed, exhibited, and consumed in the digital age. I invite papers, broadly conceived, that consider these issues through either theoretical discussions or case studies of specific artists, texts, platforms, or sub-genres. Potential articles may cover:

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents

Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference

Location: Princeton University

Date: October 11, 2014

The Beautiful Body and Its Discontents

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:09pm
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NEMLA

The fit body is thus the conspicuous product of the late-capitalist work ethic. It is the body as the focal point of an industry of self-care, a book of personal narrative upon which is inscribed the extent to which you have won at the game of contemporary life. Each hard-fought-for, shiny ripple of muscle is forever bound up in two economies—one of production, and one of desire. (Alang, 'Must Fit Bodies Be the Product of Hard Work?')

[UPDATE] THE 21ST ANNUAL ACMRS INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE February 5–7, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:50pm
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Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION:
Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

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

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:10pm
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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, USA

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS), 11 Oct 2014

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:24pm
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Sweet Briar College
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Announcing the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) at Sweet Briar College on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

The MARCUS Conference is devoted exclusively to the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Students from Virginia and surrounding states are invited to present scholarly research from all academic disciplines and may choose to participate in an oral session or poster session

UPDATE: Reminder CFP: Merchants and Saints at Kalamazoo 2015

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Kelley
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There is still space available in this session organized for the next Kalamazoo medieval conference. Please note proposal deadline of September 15:

Call for Papers: Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class: Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine. International Congress on Medieval Studies, 14-17 May 2015

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