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[UPDATE] Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest, 10/15 deadline

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Center for Body, Mind and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 29–31, 2015, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

[UPDATE] The French New Wave at 60: A Reassessment (abstracts by Sept. 30)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:23pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel for the 2015 NeMLA in Toronto seeks to explore the impact of The French New Wave along with the key filmmakers and films that defined the movement. The Nouvelle Vague changed the way that people watch, critique, and make movies for generations to come. However, what happens when the New Wave is no longer new? Has its elevation to classic status stripped it of its power to provoke? What is the continued relevance of the French New Wave? We seek to engage with these questions by looking at its criticism, filmmakers, and key New Wave films, and the current status of the Nouvelle Vague. Submit abstracts (in English or French) to jackiec159@hotmail.com
by Sept. 30.

[UPDATE] French Shakespeare (abstract by Sept. 30)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:20pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel for NeMLA 2015 in Toronto seeks to explore Shakespeare and the French by tackling Shakespeare and French sources, French characters and settings, neoclassical critics on Shakespeare, Enlightenment and Romantic writers on Shakespeare, French stage and film versions, Shakespeare in translation, and twentieth-century French criticism. The impact of the engagement between Shakespeare and the French continues to be immense, and this panel seeks to explore and appreciate the ever-changing nature of this impact. Submit abstracts (in English or French) to jackiec159@hotmail.com by Sept. 30.

"Holy and Unholy Roadtrips in Middle English Romance" at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo 2015 (May 14-17)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:46pm
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International Medieval Congress (Society for the Development of Middle English Scholars)

"Holy and Unholy Roadtrips in Middle English Romance"

In Middle English romances, knights-errant traverse varied and perilous geographies on journeys that are often as moral, spiritual and experiential as they are physical. Some romances feature purposefully foreign or otherworldly landscapes, but others present quite familiar ones. This panel will consider the explicit and implicit functions of the physical and metaphorical journeys that drive Middle English romances.

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:51am
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
INTERACTIONS FORUM'S
NEW ACADEMIA - (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT)
AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND LITERARY THEORY
Vol.III Issue IV: Oct 2014
Send your Contribution up to 25 Sept. 014

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, Nov. 1, 2014

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:51am
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Hugh Riley Tribbey / SWPACA conference
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Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics
Abstract/Proposals due by 1 November 2014
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 36th Annual Conference
Theme: "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture"
February 11-14, 2015

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in contemporary America in such areas as

• the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

Locating Southeast Asian Horror / Special Journal Issue / Due date 1 December 2014

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:44am
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Plaridel Journal of Communication, Media, and Society

Plaridel Special Issue
Locating Southeast Asian Horror

Issue editors: Katarzyna Ancuta & Patrick F. Campos

The unprecedented success of Japanese and Korean horror on international markets in the early 2000s increased the demand for the genre from the region, but also set a new standard against which these productions were judged. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception of (the problematically labeled but widely accepted category) "Asian Horror" by commentators and the global fan community, Southeast Asian national cinemas began to revitalize their local horror genres, and distributors eventually turned to Southeast Asian horror as well.

"For the World's Benefit": Transnational Perspectives on the First Century of the Panama Canal November 28th, 2014 Paris

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 11:17am
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Université de Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle

The centennial of the canal's inauguration provides an opportunity to renew inquiry about Panama's mission of "service to the world," as stated by the country's motto. The colloquium approaches the history of the canal in light of recent efforts to promote "global," "connected," or "transnational" history. It aims both to reassess the geopolitics of the canal's control and

[UPDATE- DEADLINE EXTENDED] Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:58am
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Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Areas of analysis: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Fan Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Folklore, Gender Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Media Industries Studies

Editors: Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

[UPDATE] CFP: Panel on Fan Spaces at PCA/ACA conference, New Orleans (Apr. 1-4, 2015)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:39am
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

As the popularity of this year's San Diego Comic Con proved, fan spaces are increasingly important culturally and financially. Media creators and producers have come to acknowledge the significance of their fans and the need to communicate with them, particularly through social media. Fans, however, also insist upon their own self-contained spaces where they can share their opinions and observations, as well as transformative and fan works, without the threat of censorship or harassment. These spaces exist both physically (as in, for example, in the form of fan conventions and fan meet ups) and virtually through social media platforms such as Tumblr, twitter, and Ao3.

[UPDATE] Journal of Bruce Springsteen Studies

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:21am
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BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The editors of BOSS are currently soliciting papers for the journal's second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

The Poetics of Knowledge (5-7 Nov 2015, Berne, Switzerland)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 10:10am
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Wolfgang Funk (Leibniz University Hanover) and Irmtraud Huber (University of Berne)

One very common narrative about Victorian Britain is that it was an age of ground-breaking scientific discoveries: Charles Lyell significantly extended the age of our planet; Charles Darwin forced a rethinking of the origins and development of life; Michael Faraday and James Maxwell Clark paved the way for modern physics; Non-Euclidean Geometry changed the way mathematicians measured and formalized the world; Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace laid the foundation for computing. The list could be expanded at leisure, as scientists made and remade the various fields in which humans have tried to make sense of the natural world.

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