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Call for Papers

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:18am
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ICONOGPRAHY AND ARCHETYPES IN WESTERN FILM AND TELEVISION

We are currently soliciting abstracts of 100 words for essays to be included the first book to examine the richness and complexity of the film and television Western through its iconography and archetypes, foregrounding the significant contributions made to our understanding of America's narratives of land, nation and cultural identity by the recurrent symbols and artifacts of Hollywood's wild west.

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE:11/15/14

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:13am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty fifth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

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"Intoxication" - CFP

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:01am
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Ingrid Walker, University of Washington, Tacoma
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Submissions invited to a special issue of NANO on "Intoxication."

This issue of New American Notes Online seeks to move critical attention beyond one-dimensional discourses that frame intoxication in terms of criminality, disease, or excessive indulgence. We hope to inspire a multi- and interdisciplinary conversation about the possibilities and realities of intoxication that have been less explored in academic and public discourse. Further, we invite contributions that uncouple intoxication from what has been an almost-essentialist relationship with addiction. In particular, we seek contributions that examine or theorize intoxication from new or unusual perspectives.

"Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives" -- Deadline January 15, 2015

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:36am
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De Montford University, Leicester, United Kingdom
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Title: "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives"

Date: 25 March 2015

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University's Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called "Richard III: Histories--Transformations--Afterlives". 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:

* The historical King Richard III

* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere

* The genre of the history play in its own time and after

* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare's history plays

Missing, presumed dead: absent mothers in the cultural imagination, 12-13 June 2015

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:51am
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Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden
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An international conference on the trope of the absent mother in literary and visual texts from Antiquity to the present day.

The dead or absent mother is a recurring feature in Western cultural productions, from Greek myths through folktales, Shakespeare and Dickens to contemporary literature, 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.

AlterNative announces a general call for papers for Volume 11 (2015)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:10pm
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AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

AlterNative is announcing a general call for papers to be published in Volume 11, 2015.

AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples is a multidisciplinary, internationally peer‐reviewed journal published quarterly. It aims to present indigenous worldviews from native indigenous perspectives. It is dedicated to the analysis and dissemination of native indigenous knowledge that uniquely belongs to cultural, traditional, tribal and aboriginal peoples as well as first nations, from around the world.

Posthuman Gothic (Published Collection) - Call for Chapters

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:02pm
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Anya Heise-von der Lippe (University of Tübingen, Germany)

The posthuman intersects with the Gothic in a number of interesting ways, which involve both narrative and critical discourses. On the one hand, Gothic aesthetics are frequently employed in expressing cultural fears of techno-scientific progress and its posthuman creations, as contemporary popular culture is teeming with posthuman literary and cinematic monsters and swamped by panicmongering media stories of out-of-control artificial intelligence and zombifying pandemics. On the other hand, Gothic criticism - often concerned with the exploration of liminal or abject, monstrous others, and how they challenge the human's sense of being and identity - offers useful approaches to critically frame these cultural fears and issues.

CFP: Black Performing Arts (PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2015)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:17pm
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Michael Borshuk, Texas Tech University
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Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association
2015 Joint National Conference

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hotel Phone: 1-888-364-1200

April 1-4, 2015

Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2014

April 1 - 4 2015, New Orleans Any area of Africana including Music, literature, dance, religion,

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:47pm
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Popular culture association

Popular culture Association is seeking papers for the African American Culture section. Papers including but not limited to African traditional and contemporary culture, Literature, dance, Popular terrorism, material culture, Music, clothing styles, folklore, popular medicine, alternative spirituality and any aspect of AFrican derived culture especially music, literature and dance. contact Popular culture Association website at
www.h-net.org/~pcaaca. mark subject line with PCA.

[REMINDER] Detective Fiction and Emerging Technologies (NeMLA 2015)

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:46pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This Northeast Modern Language Association panel will examine the relationship between detective fiction and technology, broadly defined. Why do detective characters choose their technologies—notebooks, magnifying glasses, DNA analysis? How can we read detectives as figures in active response to emerging technologies? Does technology pose its own mysteries which require the negotiation of the detective figure, or is the detective himself or herself a technological development?

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