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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures - Sep 5th, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:16am
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Aarhus University - Cultural Transformations Research Group
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CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
LOCATION: AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK.

Conference Dates: November 21-22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Matt Hills

Otherness and Transgression in Celebrity and Fan Cultures Conference to take place November 21-22, 2014.
Hosted by the Cultural Transformations Research Group, Aarhus University.

Keynote speaker:
Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University –
"Fans as Celebrities, Celebrities as Fans: The Rise of an Affective Economy?"

Call For Submissions: December, 2014. Theme : NO MAN'S LAND; Deadline: 20th October, 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:18am
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THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : December, 2014.
Theme : NO MAN'S LAND
Deadline: 20th October, 2014
Guest Editor for the Issue : Dave Besseling
http://tfqmagazine.org/call-for-submissions/
The Four Quarters Magazine

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS : DECEMBER, 2014
More than an excellent, absurdist 2001 film set during the Bosnian War, "No Man's Land" is an idiom overused to inutility. It was a cliché long before I was born and learned what it meant or what a cliché was.

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:14am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Communication and Conflict

Wednesday 18th March – Friday 20th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can thwart the successful realisation of desirable outcomes lead to personal frustration and systemic entropy.

CFP - Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex, submission deadline 15th Sep 2014

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:15am
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Assuming Gender - Special Issue, ed. Tom Harman
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Assuming Gender would like to invite submissions to our forthcoming special issue: 'Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex'.
Neoliberalism has recently come to define a particular object of critical enquiry, especially after the financial crisis of 2008. Considered by some to have superseded terms such as postmodernism and globalisation, neoliberalism is no longer taken as merely an economic ideology adhered to by a rich elite but as a global norm that touches the lives of billions. In this special issue we aim to explore how neoliberalism, as a form of governmental rationality, goes beyond the realm of fiscal conduct and has affected, influenced or moulded the construction of representations of gender and sexuality in cultural production.

Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O'Brien Conference (16-19 September 2015)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 6:12am
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Charles University, Prague

Metamorphoses:The III International Flann O'Brien Conference

Charles University, Prague, 16-19 September 2015

Keynote Speakers
Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)
Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley)
Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame)

Guest Writer
Kevin Barry (City of Bohane; winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 5:36am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

1st Global Conference: Happiness (March, 2015: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:36am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Happiness

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore one of the most basic and universal human desires: happiness. Aristotle spoke of happiness as the only phenomenon which is an end in itself. The nation of Bhutan has established a system that attempts to quantify happiness: the Gross National Happiness Index. Each culture and age interprets the nature of happiness differently, and every art form of every era finds different ways to express and capture it.

7th Global Conference: Hope

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 3:39am
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Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference: Hope

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
When Pandora's box emptied all of its ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: HOPE. This project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How should hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

Dangerous Pedagogies - NeMLA 2015 Toronto

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 7:32pm
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Sheila Cordner / Boston University
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Nineteenth-Century Dangerous Pedagogies

This panel welcomes papers that explore British writers from the long nineteenth century who depict any form of institutional education as dangerous—to one's health, to one's morality, or to the existent class structure. Please submit a 500-word abstract and C.V. using NeMLA's online submission (see link below).

Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2014

Chair: Sheila Cordner
Session ID: 15418
Link to session submission: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15418
Areas: British, Anglophone

CFP: Tarantino's Moral Universe, NEMLA 2015 Conference, Toronto, 4/30-5/3 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 3:21pm
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Andrew Schopp
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Quentin Tarantino's films situate characters within groups/institutions that are morally suspect (e.g., drug dealers, hit men, assassin squads, Nazi Germany, American slavery); in doing so his films interrogate the parameters within which we frame moral codes. While we can trace such moral inquiry back to Pulp Fiction, where hit men paused to debate the morality of massaging your boss's wife's feet, the stakes of his filmic investigations have become increasingly more historically and culturally significant as his embrace of the revenge drama has taken on Nazism in Inglourious Basterds and American slavery in Django Unchained.

Textual and Manuscript Studies in Online Environments at the 50th ICMS

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:57pm
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Albert Lloret/University of Massachusetts Amherst
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CFP - TEXTUAL AND MANUSCRIPT STUDIES IN ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS

50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University; May 14-17, 2015

Sponsored by _Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures_

Organized by Albert Lloret (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Jeanette Patterson (University of Virginia)

"(Im)Materiality in English and Welsh Medieval Culture" (Kalamazoo 2015

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:53pm
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Daniel Helbert

The recent trend in medieval literary studies to emphasize inanimate objects and materiality as a means of contextualizing or de-emphasizing human and humanist activities has encouraged two, perhaps unintended, consequences: 1) The segregation of 'Humanist' philosophical interpretations of the world and its contents/inhabitants (metaphysics, Marxism, psychoanalysis, etc.) from 'non-human' oriented epistemologies (Eco-Criticism, Object Oriented Ontology, etc.); and 2) the lack of distinguishment between human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally homogenous setting and human-inanimate object relationships within a culturally mixed setting.

Constructing Humanity

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:40pm
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University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)
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5th Annual University of Nevada, Reno
College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Student Symposium (CLAGS)

Call for Proposals

Constructing Humanity
(re/de)constructing (in)humanit(ies)

February 26, 27 & 28, 2015

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