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Posthuman Gothic (Published Collection) - Call for Chapters

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:02pm
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
Michael Borshuk, Texas Tech University

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
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
Northeast Modern Language Association

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?

"Expanding Boundaries and Reconceptualizing Text"

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:12am
University of South Florida English Graduate Student Association

In her 2014 Modern Language Association Presidential Address, "Connective Histories in Vulnerable Times," Marianne Hirsch reconfigures vulnerability. She asserts that answers to problems lie within the "aesthetic encounters" that we practice, study, and teach, which "elicit a sense of vulnerability that can move us toward an ethics and a politics of open endedness and mobility, attuning us to the needs of the present, potentialities for change, and to the future." Vulnerability, in essence, sustains us. In this era of STEM-focused funding and vast academic change, the humanities continue to reconfigure vulnerability into sustainability.

[UPDATE] NEMLA 2015 CFP Steampunk Femininity: Recasting the Angel in the House

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:33pm
Chamutal Noimann Borough of Manhattan Community College-CUNY

DEADLINE APPROACHING-September 30, 2014

We seek proposals for an approved panel for the 2015 NEMLA conference in Toronto.

Through consistent creation of powerful female heroines the likes of which we have never seen in Victorian literature, Steampunk has emerged as a strong feminist voice that addresses contemporary and current discourses on femininity simultaneously and rethinks our ideas of Victorian gender roles. This panel seeks to examine how Steampunk Young Adult and graphic novels subvert Victorian patriarchy and Empire by creating an alternate past that reimagines them both. Please submit 300-word abstract and bio.

Area: British, Women's and Gender Studies

39th Annual PAC Conference, 6-7 March 2015 - Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington, North Carolina

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 2:26pm
Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.

Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.

[update] Alfred Hitchcock: An Interdisciplinary Study (submissions due Dec 1, 2014)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:52pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

This special Spring 2015 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes. For this special issue, we will be looking for scholarly articles, book reviews, and nonfiction essays that explore various aspects of Hitchcock's work and personal life, and how the two often connected: music, television, gender, humor, voyeurism, film history, or film theory, to name just a few.

Alfred Hitchcock: An Interdisciplinary Study

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:44pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

This special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities will focus on Alfred Hitchcock, the "master of suspense" whose career spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Hitchcock produced and directed over fifty motion pictures, in addition to hosting two anthology series on television. His film craftsmanship is still relevant today, as his influence is continuously cited by contemporary filmmakers and he is regularly taught in cinema classes. For this special issue, we will be looking for scholarly articles, book reviews, and nonfiction essays that explore various aspects of Hitchcock's work and personal life, and how the two often connected: music, television, gender, humor, voyeurism, film history, or film theory, to name just a few.

Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson Kennesaw State University

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:12pm
Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson

We are now accepting submissions for an edited commissioned book titled: Approaches to Developing Ecological Consciousness in the 21st Century Classroom.

Rationale
With the many environmental challenges of the world including, global warming, pollution, erosion, deforestation and endangered species to name just a few, environmental and sustainability themes have become increasingly prevalent in the media. Literary authors have also begun to use their pens to examine how our treatment of the environment can impact our daily lives.

Travel and Literature at CEA 2015 (Mar 26-28; Deadline Nov. 1) -- Indianapolis

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:46am
College English Association Travel and Literature Area

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2015
March 26-28, 2015 | Indianapolis, IN
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis | 1 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tel: +1 317-616-6060. www.indianapolis.hyatt.com

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 46th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Scritture migranti 8/2014 - call for abstracts

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:29am
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Editorial Board of Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali is now accepting proposals for its 8/2014 issue. Interested scholars should send an abstract (at least 2 pages long) and a short bio to redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it. Materials must be unpublished and submitted exclusively to our journal . Deadline for submissions: DECEMBER 10, 2014.

2015 UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference April 2-4, Asheville, NC; deadline Nov. 24

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:03am
“Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities” UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference

Call for Papers
2015 UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference April 2-4, Asheville, NC
"Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities"

Abstract Deadline Monday, November 24, 2014

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