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[UPDATE] Twilight Fan Phenomena Abstracts Due June 15!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:36pm
Laurena Aker

DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING!

Abstracts for FAN PHENOMENA: THE TWILIGHT SAGA are due June 15!

Chapter proposals for the next edition in the Fan Phenomena series, "Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga" are still being sought in several key areas.

The Fan Phenomena books explore the greatest pop culture stories of our time. The Twilight Saga's enduring popularity in literature, movies, graphic novels and short films makes it the perfect addition to the 16 iconic titles already included in the Fan Phenomena series!

Submissions for FAN PHENOMENA: THE TWILIGHT SAGA are still being sought in the following areas:

Mosaic CFP: Letters

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 2:54pm
Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature

Mosaic
a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature
Call for Submissions
Letters

[UPDATE] Joyce and Pornography (SAMLA)—Durham, NC, Nov. 13-15, 2015 [DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 15]

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:50pm
International James Joyce Foundation

James Joyce and Nora Barnacle's visible sexuality is well documented in their biographies. Gordon Bowker reports, "In Locarno, at the Pension Daheinm, Nora was enjoying herself […]. She relaxed by reading a book sent by Jim (probably Venus in Furs) by their favourite pornographer. 'I am very glad to get it, especially as it is by Masoch,' she wrote, and teased him with hints of flirtations by beginning one letter, 'Dear Cuckold.'" Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: from whom the term masochism is derived. The intertextual/autobiographical connections between James and Nora's sex lives, Masoch's Venus in Furs, and the sexual nature of Joyce's characters are impossible to ignore.

Command, Control, and Communication: Scholarly Perspectives on Seventy Years of Nuclear Weapons History

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 11:56am
National Communication Association

Command, Control, and Communication: Scholarly Perspectives on Seventy Years of Nuclear Weapons History
November 18, 2015
National Atomic Testing Museum, Las Vegas
Deadline for proposal submission: June 30, 2015

Nuclear weapons were introduced to the world seventy years ago, beginning the era of "the Bomb." Historically speaking, the material, political, and social impacts of nuclear weapons defined the Cold War and the post-Cold War. Today, they continue to exert their power as they participate in forms of command, control, and communication on regional, national, and global scales.

Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 3:45am
EDITED COLLECTION

Adaptation studies has recently grown into a vibrant, wide-ranging field of study. Scholars in literary, media, and cultural studies have used the concepts of adaptation and intertextuality to explore how content negotiates the transition from text to image, image to text, and across media platforms and/or cultures of production and reception.

WLA Proposal: Critical and Creative Approaches to Voyaging "Sans Trace" (Submission Deadline June 13, 2015)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:11pm
Raul B. Moreno, University of South Dakota, for Western Literature Association, Reno, NV, Oct. 14-17, 2015

Ahead of this fall's 50th anniversary conference of the Western Literature Association, which coincides with the release of a feature-length documentary, Oregon filmmaker Ian McCluskey's Les Voyageurs Sans Trace (Mountainfilm, 2015), this panel's organizer seeks proposals for both critical and creative works that engage the story of the so-called French Trio of 1938. Alternatively, this panel may engage similar narratives of North American river-running, early outdoor recreation in the West, or other formative adventures marked by the elusive "traces" of bygone journeys—especially those fueled by "free-spirited risk-taking." For context, the following is adapted from the filmmaker's synopsis:

Fictional Economies: Inequality and the Novel, Essay collection with forward by Rami Shamir, author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 2:59pm
Joseph Donica/Bronx Community College

Joseph Donica is an Assistant Professor of English at Bronx Community College.

Rami Shamir is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Grove Press 2011, http://traintopokipse.com/)

Abstracts of 300 words and full CVs due September 1, 2015 to
fictionaleconomies@gmail.com
Full articles due Decemeber 1, 2015
Projected publication May 2016

[DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 6, 2015] Whose (French) Renaissance? RSA Boston, March 31 - April 2, 2016

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 1:37pm
Renaissance Society of America

Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.

**Deadline Extended** - CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited - due 7/1

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 1:21pm
2015 Film & History Conference - Madison, WI

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CFP - Exploitation Cinema Revisited - 2015 Film and History Conference

2015 Film and History Conference - Theme: Journeys, Detours, and Breakdowns
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Madison, WI (USA)
November 4-8, 2015

***Deadline extended*** Proposals due July 1, 2015

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Exploitation Cinema Revisited

{UPDATE] [DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 1] Radical Kinship

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:53pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

Keynote: Omise'eke Tinsley, University of Texas at Austin
Conference Date: October 16, 2015

Kinships that cross boundaries often entail radical decenterings of family, community, or subjectivity. What happens
when Yellow Peril supports Black Power in Ferguson? When Maggie Simpson holds up a Je Suis Charlie sign?
When, in a single frame, Kordale and Kaleb dismantle stale notions of Black masculinity, queerness, and
fatherhood?
Can we undomesticate kinship?

African American Literature and the Rise of the Antebellum City, ALA Symposium NOLA 9/10-12 (Deadline 6/28)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:59am
ALA Symposium on The City and American Literature New Orleans, LA September 10-12, 2015

There is a growing interest within scholarship on antebellum African American textual production that focuses on how this material shaped 19th-century cultures of print. This scholarship has examined many important areas such as African Americans' places in the plantation economy, their movements through the commercial world of Atlantic trade, and their presence in antebellum political reform movements. However, little of this work has centered on African Americans in the antebellum American city. This roundtable takes up this focus and turns its attention specifically to how these writers shaped and were shaped by the formation of the city as a locus of commercial exchange and civic activism.

CFP: Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October 7-9, 2015

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:11am
Center for Research in Applied Communication, Culture and New Technologies - Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Call for papers
Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference
Universidade Lusófona
National Archive of Torre do Tombo, Lisbon, Portugal

October 7-9, 2015

Stereo & Immersive Media — 2015 International Conference aims to bring together researchers, artists and archivists working on visual media renowned for their stereoscopic and/or immersive features. Stereo and immersive media environments provide an expanded field for photographic media since the 19th century. The recent revival of interest in stereo and immersive technologies has set an opportunity to research its historical roots and also the present-day challenges to visual culture.

Afterlives: Remediations in Word and Image, 19-20 August 2015

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 6:34am
Scottish Word and Image Group, University of Dundee

Afterlives: Remediations in Word and Image
19-20 August 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Laura Mulvey
Professor of Film and Media Studies,
Birkbeck, University of London

"The presence of the past in the cinema is also the presence of the body resurrected…"
Laura Mulvey, Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006)

DEADLINE APPROACHING - CALL FOR ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS - proposals due June 5, 2015

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:44am
Anna Weinstein, series editor

A new book series: "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional"

To be published by Focal Press, an imprint of Taylor & Francis

This new series will serve as supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate students that professors across disciplines in the arts can use to accompany their primary textbooks. The books will have a conversational tone and will serve as career development to help students understand how to navigate the industry and vocational possibilities in their field. Specifically, this series will address business as opposed to craft and will offer insights into the day-to-day realities of the professions as well as long-term planning strategies to build and sustain a career in the arts.

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