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Postcapitalism Conference and Event: Re-Thinking Crisis, Culture and Politics 6 Nov 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:18am
Leeds Beckett University UK

The beginning of the twenty-first century has been turbulent and traumatic, with a global Financial Crisis, a prolonged depression, and deep cuts in public spending under the aegis of 'austerity'. How can we emerge from this period as a fairer, more equal society?

This one-day event aims to engage participants in dialogue about the future of capitalism at a transformative moment, one in which current models have failed and new ways forwards must be forged. Programmed sessions will consider strategies, opportunities and innovations towards a sustainable and more equal post-capitalist society.


10:00 - 10:30 Registration

Reading Literally: Allegory and New Materialism *NeMLA 2016 (ABSTRACTS DUE 9/30/15)*

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 10:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

In Material Ecocriticism, Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann suggest that all matter is storied matter. This session seeks to open up new ways of reading allegorical figures with the insights and methodologies of new materialism. Dante and Aquinas' exegetical levels—literal to allegorical to tropological to anagogical—move increasingly up and away from the material ground on which the allegorical figure is built. This session asks panelists to focus their attention back on the literal: the base matter of the allegorical figure that is so often passed over for readings further up the exegetical chain.

2016 Communications and Media Conference: Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet? - A Common Ground Conference

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 5:21pm
Common Ground Publishing

University Center Chicago
Chicago, USA
15-16 September 2016


Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, posters, or colloquia are invited for the Inaugural Communication & Media Studies Conference held at the University Center Chicago, Chicago, USA, 15-16 September 2016. Proposals are invited that address communication and media studies through one of the following categories:

Theme 1: Media Theory
Theme 2: Media Technologies and Processes
Theme 3: Media Business
Theme 4: Media Literacies
Theme 5: Media Cultures

2016 SPECIAL FOCUS: 'Communication and Media Studies: After the Internet?'

37th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb. 10-13, 2016

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 4:46pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

37th Annual Conference of the
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Feb. 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
SWPACA invites scholars to submit papers to the vibrant and diverse Harry Potter Studies Area of the Southwest PCA/ACA conference. The Harry Potter Studies Area is an interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary field that focuses on both the novel and filmic versions of J.K. Rowling's work. Papers may address the work as a whole, specific characters, themes, relationships, social and/or cultural implications, individual texts within the series, etc.

Eclectica, Submission Deadline Nov. 1, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 2:09pm
Jeffrey Clayton / Southwest American/Popular Culture Association

Proposals are now being accepted for one of SWPACA's newest areas, Eclectica. We are interested in papers, panels, and roundtables that do not fit into traditional areas, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and experimental. Proposals on topics not
covered by another area are encouraged as well, but please review the complete list of areas at to confirm that the proposal does not fit into one of them.

[REMINDER] ACLA 2016 - "Literary (De)Formations"

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:53pm
ACLA 2016: American Comparative Literature Association

In her recent study, The Forms of the Affects (2014), Eugenie Brinkema announces, "We may well be at the beginning of what will eventually be called the twenty-first century 'return to form' in the humanities" (39). Brinkema marks MLQ's special issue, "Reading for Form" (2000), which was later published as a collection of essays under the same name (2006), both edited by Susan J. Wolfson and Marshall Brown, as the beginning of this return to form. Meredith Martin's The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930 (2012) and Derek Attridge's Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry (2013), to name only two of the many recent publications that address form, seem to support Brinkema's claim.

Deadline extended to Nov.1st for special sessions: Med/Ren Conf. Apr 7-9, 2016

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:10pm
Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Deadline for special session proposals/abstracts has been extended to Nov. 1st.

We invite 300-word abstracts/proposals treating of any aspect of medieval and renaissance culture or thought. Equally welcome are proposals/abstracts on music, art, history, architecture, literature, linguistics, religion, philosophy, theater, and dance.

The conference will be held on the beautiful campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, April 7-9, 2016.

Come and join this exciting gathering of scholars celebrating all things medieval and renaissance!

Dr. Darci Hill

Send all inquiries and proposals to:

Film Theory and Aesthetics 2016

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 1:02pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, NM USA

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 1, 2015. Listed below are possible topics; other topics in the area are also welcome:
▪ Precinema, Early, and Silent cinema aesthetics
▪ Definitions of periodicity: aesthetic, chronologic, theoretical
▪ Nontheatrical, industrial, and educational film
▪ Montage and Editing: Practice as Theory
▪ History of Cinematography: Visual Effects from Silent to CGI
▪ Spectatorship and Scopophilia
▪ Auteur Theory
▪ Genre Film & Genre Theory
▪ Third Cinema and Indigenous Filmmaking
▪ Theory & Aesthetics of Representation (Race, Gender, Culture)