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The Female Science Fiction Western (Abstracts due June 20; collection of essays)

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melanie A. Marotta / Kolin Ford

We are seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. In reference to historians' accounts of the frontier, Susan Armitage writes that "Women are either absent or incidental to the story". While women may have been attracted to the Frontier Myth concept, they are infrequently the main focus of American Western stories. Adult males, however, appeared prominently within literature in connection to this myth.

Recuperation (of antagonistic, oppositional or emancipatory Forms of Cultural Production)

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:42pm
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London Conference in Critical Thought
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Recuperation is an inexorable feature of late capitalism, as modes of art and cultural expression that once were resistant, oppositional or antagonistic from the 1960's and 70's have been gradually absorbed by
capitalism and its attendant apparatus, such that a certain generation has no idea what even constitutes "political dissent" because they have never seen examples of it. Land art which once rejected the

[UPDATE] Borders and Borderlands: Liminal Textualities in Contemporary Literature

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:26am
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York St John University

Borderlands are defined as being both 'an area of land close to a border between two countries' and 'an area between two qualities, ideas or subjects that has features of both but is not clearly one or the other' (Oxford Dictionaries, 2016). The significance of borders and borderlands has become particularly prevalent in contemporary society. Literature has always responded to the issues of its context of production such as Burke writing on the French Revolution up to and including Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche's 2013 novel Americanah addressing global concerns of nationality and migration.

Afro-Mexico: Negotiating a Cultural Identity through Dance

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:47am
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Joana A. Guzman
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This research looks at the cultural performances and popular celebrations practiced by Afro-Mexicans from the colonial period to the 20th century in the regions of Veracruz, Oaxaca and Guerrero. The goal is to demonstrate how the use of performance and popular traditions has impacted Afro-Mexicans in the shaping of an imagined community, giving space for agency in the formation of their cultural identity. The scholarship of the African diaspora in Mexico is a relatively fresh area of study. Gonzalo Aguirre Beltran (1945) pioneered the documentation of their economic history including slavery and origins. Other themes of study rely on sociopolitical aspects, geographic studies, gender, magic and spirituality.

(Update) Call for Abstracts for Critical Insights: Civil Rights

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 3:22am
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Christopher Allen Varlack (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
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From its flawed notion of "separate but equal" to the rampant violence against black bodies throughout the twentieth century, the United States faced a clear racial divide perpetuated by its Jim Crow culture and the disenfranchisement of blacks. In response, on August 28, 1963, noted American civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, urging radical social and political change in a society marred by a rich history of segregation and discrimination. Since then, we have recognized this speech as a symbol of the enduring struggle for equal civil rights and the pursuit of the core values upon which the United States was based.

Animals under Capitalism

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 12:01pm
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University of Bristol
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A 1-day conference to be held on May 25, 2016, on the subject of 'Animals under Capitalism: Art and Politics'. The conference aims to explore the relations between capitalism and animal life, and will emphasise the following themes:

the intersections between capitalism and the 'Sixth Extinction';
artistic representations of animals under the aegis of capitalism;
the biopolitics of domestication;
the development of industrial animal farms.
The conference will be followed by a Postgraduate Roundtable on the 26th of May, which is open to the public.

[UPDATE] [EXTENDED DEADLINE] Call for articles: Stages of Embodiment in Postcolonial Theatre - Deadline for abstracts: April 7

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 9:18am
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AIA - Italian Association of English Studies (Textus)

TEXTUS n.2 2016

Stages of Embodiment in Postcolonial Theatre

Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford) and Serena Guarracino (University of Naples 'L'Orientale')

Copyeditor: Angela Zottola (University of Naples Federico II)

Call for studies of Migrations and Identity 5/31/2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:22pm
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Watchung Review
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Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcolonialism, movement and migration in literature and rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies of migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and within a range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Historical or Temporal Migrations
• Movement across Borders
• Community and Identity

Media and Colonialism - Call for papers to the Journal on Media and Journalism open until May16

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:57pm
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CIC.Digital Research Center - New University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Revista Media & Jornalismo
nº 29
Issue about Media and Colonialisms
Edition date: November 2016

The Journal of Media and Journalism is currently a publication of the Center for Research in Communication and Digital Culture - CIC.Digital - FCSH- New University of Lisbon. It is published in Portuguese, English and Spanish and uses a double-blind review arbitration system.

Media and Journalism is a scientific journal that aims to be a forum for discussion and dissemination of research conducted on the field of media and journalism within and outside the country.

Media and Colonialisms

CFP: Science, Society & Civilisation

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:47am
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session - SAMLA88

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:52am
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Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session at SAMLA88
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The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at by May 15, 2016.

[SAMLA88 will take place November 4-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL]