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[UPDATE-deadline extended] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:31am
Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University

In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.

[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:41pm
2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR

Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

[UPDATE, deadline extended] THE REAL AND THE INTERMEDIAL, Oct 23-24, 2015 (deadline June 30) Film and Media Studies Conference

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 5:12am
Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Following up on the themes introduced in our previous conferences dedicated to "film in the post-media age", the "cinema of sensations", "rethinking intermediality in the digital age", and "figurations of intermediality in film", we invite you to address one of the most puzzling phenomena of contemporary media and film: the intertwining of the illusion of reality with effects of intermediality, connecting the experience of a palpable, everyday world with artificiality, abstraction and the awareness of multiple mediations.

Writing the Rising: An international Conference on 1916

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:20am
Università Roma Tre

Writing the Rising is an international conference organised by CRISIS - Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per gli Studi Irlandesi e Scozzesi – at the Università Roma Tre in association with the Irish Embassy to Italy and the College of Saint Isidore in Rome. This interdisciplinary conference will particularly welcome contributions from historians, literary critics, and political scientists. The conference will examine the central importance of the written word both before, during and after the 1916 Rising, firstly as a source of inspiration, then as the container of the main political message of the Rising itself (the Proclamation of the Irish Republic) and finally as the principal means of reportage, witness, and critique.

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
Rice University English Graduate Symposium

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look "outside," we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 1:54pm
North Carolina State University

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.