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PAMLA 2015: Autobiography Standing Sessions, Portland State University, 6-8 November (submissions due 15 May)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:14am
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PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Standing Sessions on Autobiography

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 113th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Portland State University from November 6th through 8th, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multiethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationships between autobiography and gender, ethnic, racial, sexual, and national identities.

CFP: Film Exhibition History: From the Canister to the Cloud

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:22pm
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Film & History
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The journey from nickelodeon to multiplex traces the hopes and dreams of Mom and Pop entrepreneurship, the vertical integration of the movie industry, and the SCOTUS mandated ownership shifts in the history of film exhibition. Moviegoers detoured to the drive-in theaters in post-war America leading to the breakdown of many city-center theaters.

This area will examine multiple perspectives on film exhibition from early itinerant showmen to the re-imagining of the business in the 21st century examining all the theatrical elements that affect[ed] movie going from management styles to technologies; from Saturday morning kiddie shows to midnight premieres, from concessions stands to dinner and drinks at the movies.

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA, May 15)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:59pm
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PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
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PAMLA, Nov 6-8, 2015
Portland, OR

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film

This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

EXTENDED DEADLINE - 2015 MPCA TWENTIETH CENTURY

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 5:09pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Twentieth Century
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
Topics may include classic Hollywood film, New Hollywood film, Generation X film, movie musicals, rock music, punk music, new wave music, sitcoms, westerns, and so forth.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of 'Twentieth Century' to the Twentieth Century area, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

Skepticism, Doubt & Change in Science, Medicine & Technology

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 3:01pm
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Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology
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Hesitation about climate research and extreme weather prediction, suspicion about vaccines and other medical therapies, slippages of enforcement around environmental safety, and emerging problems with technological advancements are signs of growing skepticism, doubt, and uncertainty about scientific ethos, practices and knowledge. The rapid pace of advancement increases the tension between science, medicine and technology "in the making" and "established" science, medicine and technology, as they evolve now and as they have in the past.

2015 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation -- UPDATED DEADLINE MAY 15 2015

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:24pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture
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2015 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2015 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday,1-4 October 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH. The conference seeks papers on Western animation, Japanese animation (anime), and animation from other cultures. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

Neal Stephenson, the Long Now, and the History of the Future

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:05am
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PAMLA 2015
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We are looking for papers that address issues of history in Stephenson's fiction. Of particular interest are papers that connect Stephenson's work to The Long Now Foundation, the 10,000 Year Clock and other long-history projects, and/or the history of the future.

Border, Globalization and Identity Date: November 27 & 28, 2015

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 9:45am
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Dr Sukanta Das, The Dept. of English, P. D. Women's College
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UGC-Sponsored National Seminar
on
Border, Globalization and Identity
In collaboration with Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region
Organized by The Dept. Of English, P. D. Women's College, Jalpaiguri, W.B., India
Date: 27 & 28 November, 2015

Open Call for Papers: SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:42am
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Gerry Canavan / SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION

Science Fiction Film and Television invites submissions for our summer reading period! Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000-9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film and television will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Check the journal website at Liverpool University Press for full guidelines for contributors; please direct any individualized queries to gerry.canavan@marquette.edu.

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:24am
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Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London
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Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:12pm
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TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
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"Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology."

TRACE publishes online peer-reviewed collections in ecology, posthumanism, and media studies. Providing an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, we focus on the ethical and material impact of technology. We welcome submissions in a variety of media that engage cultures, theories, and environments to "trace" the connections across and within various ecologies.

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