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Journal of Applied Cultural Studies

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:42am
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Journal of Applied Cultural Studies
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The Journal of Applied Cultural Studies is an international scientific journal directed at researchers representing all fields of the humanities and social sciences. The editorial board of the journal publishes original scientific articles, focused on the concept of applied cultural studies. Empirically oriented
social science, since its beginnings, has faced the problem of defining the aim of its studies.The social sciences have failed in their attempt to develop a logos out of the different forms of

[UPDATE] - Deadline Extended: MSA 17 Boston, November 19-22, 2015: Modes of Relative Certainty

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:09am
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Luke Mueller / Tufts University
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Modes of Relative Certainty

This panel will explore areas of "relative certainty" in modernism, where the supposed impossibility of knowing anything for certain meets the practical reality that things can be known well enough that readers and citizens can make use of them. In the wake of postmodernist criticism's essential disdain for certain knowledge and a general acceptance of modernists as ambiguous, ironic, enigmatical, interested in differance and lack, textual density and obscure allusions, we bring attention to the ways modernist texts celebrate positive knowledge--as contingent as that knowledge may be.

Call for video presentations/lectures and Growl Posts

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:55am
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis is a forthcoming peer-reviewed, online, open-access scholarly journal established by the Ohio University English department. Published twice a year, the journal invites literary scholarship from all levels of academics (graduate, post graduate, and independent). We are particularly interested in original works of literary criticism and analysis for the bi-annual issues as well as textual responses and video media for an online environment.

Premier Issue: The Politics of Home

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:44am
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis is a forthcoming peer-reviewed, online, open-access scholarly journal established by the Ohio University English department. Published twice a year, the journal invites literary scholarship from all levels of academics (graduate, post graduate, and independent). We are particularly interested in original works of literary criticism and analysis for the bi-annual issues as well as textual responses and video media for an online environment.

Issue 1: The Politics of Home

"Home is where one starts from." –T.S. Eliot

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CENSORSHIP IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND (1-3 December 2016)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 3:35am
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Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes (CERHAC, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
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New Perspectives on Censorship in Early Modern England: Literature, Politics and Religion

Organizers:
Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes
(CERHAC, UMR 5037, French National Centre for Scientific Research)

Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France
1-3 December 2016
Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (MSH)

Confirmed Keynotes:
Pr. Roger Chartier (Collège de France, Paris)
Pr. Line Cottegnies (Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Pr. Richard Dutton (The Ohio State University)
Dr. Thomas Freeman (University of Essex)

MMLA 2015: Pedagogy of Short Story (proposal submission by April 10)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:39pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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Limitations in time and scope often prevent teachers from extending the reading list beyond the realm of canonical texts--this panel would like to explore ways to include non-canonical short stories.

In light of the 2015 MMLA Convention theme, we are especially interested in the use of science fiction in schools and colleges, but feel free to extend into further genres (in any literature/culture). Discussions on the influence of curricular and time limitations, or goals and methodologies are welcome, as are case studies of texts being taught outside of the expected/recommended reading list.

CFP: Making Sense of Beauty / The Beauty Project

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:54pm
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Making Sense of Beauty
The Beauty Project

Friday 11th September – Sunday 13th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
We see beauty; we experience beauty; we think beautiful words, beautiful thoughts. It raises us up, comforts, inspires, thrills, takes us out of ourselves to the sublime and the sacred; it also challenges, disturbs, discomforts and brings us to the most unlikely and unexpected places of death and destruction. Some find no beauty in life, or claim they are unable to see the beautiful any more. It is many things to many people. But it is never neutral or detached and you cannot 'take it or leave it'; without fail, it elicits a response.

Extended Deadline: Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:12pm
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Charles Town International Maroon Conference in Portland, Jamaica
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Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity
June 19-23, 2015
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Seventh Charles Town International Maroon Conference invites papers that explore the relationships between place and tradition in Indigenous and Maroon communities around the globe.

CFP: Screening Politics: Affect, Identity, and Uprising

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:51pm
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University of Pittsburgh Graduate Film Conference

From Amazon's Transparent to #jesuischarlie, from The Interview controversy to coverage of Ferguson, MO, major media events of the past year foreground the image's imbrication in politics. At the same time, it's increasingly unclear what it means for an image to be political. We're losing faith in revolution and representation as paradigms: the image's revolutionary promise feels unattainable, and it no longer seems guaranteed that "better" representation translates into better material conditions for life. Recent work sees political potential in affect and the commons, but these concepts' particular importance for the politics of media remains undertheorized.

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