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[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: "HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE" MPCA/ACA Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 1-4, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:44pm
Jef Burnham, DePaul University

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Hero worship
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion or Material Culture to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

Transforming Male Devotional Practices from the Medieval to the Early Modern, 16th and 17th September 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:32pm
The University of Huddersfield

This conference at the University of Huddersfield is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope. It will take place on 16th and 17th September 2015 and aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way ordinary men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a period of significant turmoil. Papers that address English male devotional experience from historical, literary, gender studies and material culture perspectives are welcomed. Suggested themes include:

QUEER THEORY: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:13am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June-July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Strangers, Neighbors, and Monsters in Medieval Literature; SAMLA; Durham, NC; November 13-15

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:33am
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that treat any aspect of social difference as presented in the literatures of the Middle Ages. Papers might construe this social difference as confessional, geographic, economic, political, ethnic, or bodily. How do these categories of difference shape social formation? How do they delimit the boundaries of moral relevance and/or social inclusion? What counts as a neighbor? What counts as a monster? What obligations or affinities do these designations entail? How does one know how to treat a stranger? Paper proposals that deal with the troubling of categories of social difference are especially welcome.

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE - 2015 MPCA URBAN STUDIES

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:07am
Megan Cannella/ MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

APPROACHING CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM: BOUNDARIES, IDENTITIES, INTERPRETATIONS

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:50am
Martin Ovens

I am seeking papers of up to 8,000 words for a special issue of the theology journal Perichoresis, http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/perc, from researchers in the study of religions, philosophers, theologians or others with expertise in the field.

Broadly conceived within 'historical theology', contributions may involve philosophic perspectives or cultural issues, analysis/discussion of problems concerning language, tradition, experience, gender, practice etc, or specific exploration of/engagement with a particular text, method, approach, figure or theme.

Please contact me with an idea for a proposal or more information as required.

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