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"Motor Culture and the Road" Conference Feb. 10-13, 2016

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular / American Culture Associations
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Motor Culture and the Road welcomes all papers that engage with a variety of topics that cover motor culture and/or representations of "the road." There are wide sweeping possibilities for this focus of study, and therefore multiple disciplines can be represented through this area. Motor Culture and the Road can simply be about automobiles, travel and/or mobility; but it also is much more expansive to include topics about community building, roadside myths, and/or nostalgia about the past. However one chooses to interpret the terms motor and road, there is little doubt that both have been influential in shaping popular culture.

"Exploring the Renaissance 2016: An International Conference"

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 7:23am
full name / name of organization: 
The South-Central Renaissance Conference
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We welcome you to the 65th meeting of the
South Central Renaissance Conference
March 24-26, 2016 / St. Louis, Missouri / Parkway Hotel

Conference website: http:www.scrc.us.com/archives/2016conference.shtml
Local Arrangements: Tim Moylan
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Program Chair: Christopher Baker
Armstrong State University

Louisiana Folklore Society 2016 Annual Meeting Friday, April 8, 2016- Saturday, April 9, 2015

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 11:40pm
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Louisiana Folklore Society
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The Louisiana Folklore Society invites proposals for papers and other types of presentations for its 2016 annual meeting. We welcome presentations on any aspect of Louisiana folklore, folklife, and traditional arts, as well as on folklore theory and practice. The Society is interested in hearing diverse voices; therefore, we encourage presentations on any subject by scholars, tradition bearers, folk artists, musicians, students, community leaders, community scholars, and others interested in local Louisiana cultures throughout the state and elsewhere. Typically, presentations last 15 minutes. The conference begins with a keynote address on Friday evening, April 8th. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Henry Glassie.

Call for Papers: 21st Century Film and Television

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 4:15pm
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The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
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The Projector is developing a special (potentially double) issue on the evolving roles of television and film in the twenty-first century. The issue(s) will feature research that illuminates cultural, aesthetic, or material aspects of contemporary popular media, which is created, interpreted, and recreated in an environment filled with interactive channels, where films, television-streaming programming, and news of the day are "events" shaped by forces ranging from corporate entities to celebrities to active members of participatory culture.

Film Studies

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, Feb 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Proposals are now being accepted until November 1, 2015 for the Film Studies Area at the 2015 SWPACA Conference.

We solicit papers on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry. Paper presentations should be no more than 20 minutes and they should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

Feminist Press Book Club on Sex Work

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
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The Feminist Press
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Dear colleagues,
The Feminist Press at CUNY [feministpress.org] is excited to announce the second book in their book club program! This is an opportunity for groups of students to gather at university Women's Centers (or similar student groups, or classes) for engaging and exciting conversations with leading feminist thinkers and activists. Last year, we launched this program with the anthology The Feminist Porn Book, and hosted a video conference discussion group with editor, contributor, and feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino. Tristan took students' questions live via Skype and led a discussion based on their interest in the book.

UPDATE - 25th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference - February 26-27, 2016 - Savannah GA

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:11pm
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BCPCS Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

We welcome a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates. Thus we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and/or cross-cultural panel proposals.

[UPDATE] NeMLA (ASLE Session): Climate Change Pedagogy (deadline 9/30/15; Hartford, CT, 3/17-3/20/16)

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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Climate Change Pedagogy: Literature, Arts, Interdisciplinarity, Action (Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment [ASLE])

47th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

Deadline extended to Oct. 15: Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence. Oct. 20 - 22, 2016, University of Calgary

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary) / Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University)

CALL FOR PAPERS
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence
20-22 October 2016
University of Calgary

How are women engaging with public discussion and debate in Canada?
Speaking Her Mind: Canadian Women and Public Presence is the follow-up conference to Discourse and Dynamics: Canadian Women as Public Intellectuals, which took place at Mount Allison University in October 2014 (see discoursedynamics.ca). As Discourse and Dynamics made clear, "public intellectual" remains an unsatisfactory term for many women who have contributed to and continue to engage in public discussion and debate in Canada. Speaking Her Mind aims to take that investigation to the next level.

UPDATE-- ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies

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Friday, September 25, 2015 - 9:37am
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Edinburgh University Press

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies) and Gary D. Rhodes (Queens University, Belfast), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. The volumes to be published this year focus on Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Ida Lupino, and Budd Boetticher.

Sindiwe Magona: Writer/Advocate for Human Rights in South Africa, ALA conference (April 6-9, 2016)

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 6:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renee Schatteman/ African Literature Association
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The highly-prolific and well-acclaimed South African author Sindiwe Magona has been a voice for human rights and justice throughout her three decades as a writer. Her many works (including two novels, four plays, two collections of stories, two autobiographies, over 120 children's books, one biography, and one collection of poetry) demonstrate a common preoccupation with the injustices and indignities faced by South Africans both during and after apartheid. Whatever the genre, Magona focuses primarily on the experiences of women and children and provides a glimpse into domestic and familial side of life in South Africa.

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