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At Leisure? Amateur Sport and Performance / 18 September / DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS 7 July 2014

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 5:32am
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Queen Mary university
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Keynote: Dr Colette Conroy (University of Hull)

'I believe and hope to prove that cricket and football were the greatest cultural influences in nineteenth-century Britain, leaving far behind Tennyson's poems, Beardsley's drawings and concerts of the Philharmonic society.'
-- C. L. R. James (1963)

Contemporary Representations of the Mother-Daughter Relationship - April 30-May 3, 2015

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Do current representations of positive mother-daughter relationships exist? How can mothers serve as role models to their daughters, when both mother and daughter aim for the daughter not to repeat her mother's life? By exploring contemporary representations of mother-daughter relationships in literature, film, and art from multiple countries and diverse cultural perspectives, this panel will interrogate whether and how mothers can realize their own subjectivity and help their daughters achieve agency within today's globalized, patriarchal society. Presentations should explore late-twentieth and twenty-first representations of mother-daughter connections and interactions within their specific socio-political, economic, cultural, and national contexts.

Literature and the World: Children and Childhood in Global Contexts - 10/1/14

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:02pm
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies
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The Middle Ground Journal: World History and Global Studies invites submissions centered on the theme Children and Childhood in Global Contexts. As scholars try to elucidate the complex relationships between history and cultural identity or development, one key demographic seems consistently overlooked: children. It could be argued that scholarship intended to enlighten may also be unwittingly biased in favor of a narrative situating children as innocent, naïve, and ultimately unimportant actors. Or at the very least, they are seen as actors whose importance can only be evaluated independently of the "adult" world to which they do not, presumably, belong.

[UPDATE] Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:47am
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SFSU Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
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Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema
16th Annual Cinema Conference, San Francisco State University
October 17–18, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Chuck Kleinhans (Northwestern University) and Julia Lesage (University of Oregon), founders and editors of Jump Cut

Contact email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu
Website: http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/csgsa

American Studies and American History: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

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Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:37am
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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: American Studies and American History
36th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference (SWPACA)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

February 11-14, 2015, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Toll Free: 888-421-1442
http://southwestpca.org/

Call for Book Reviews

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Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 9:49am
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://cujhss.cankaya.edu.tr/index_en.php)
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Çankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, a refereed international academic journal, published twice yearly in May and November, is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books from various branches of the humanities and social sciences including, but not strictly limited to, political science, international relations, issues in international law, management, economics, international trade, history, sociology, cultural studies, education, psychology, gender studies, literature, media studies, architectural history, interior design, and regional and city planning.

Call for Submissions: Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:17pm
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Daniel Defoe Society

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Submissions for the seventh issue (Fall 2015) of Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries are welcome on any topic related to Defoe and his contemporaries. A section of the seventh issue will be dedicated to the subject of sense and sensation in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Submissions on this topic are particularly encouraged.

All submissions should be sent electronically to Dr. Katherine Ellison (keellis@ilstu.edu) and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson (holly.nelson@twu.ca).

UPDATE: JAMES HOGG & HIS WORLD CONFERENCE (April 9-12, 2015)

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:08pm
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James Hogg Society
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Call for Papers

James Hogg and His World

Victoria College, University of Toronto (April 9 – 12, 2015)

The James Hogg Society welcomes paper proposals for its upcoming conference on James Hogg and His World, to be held at Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto from April 9-12, 2015. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be submitted to Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson at alkersr@whitman.edu and holly.nelson@twu.ca respectively by September 15th, 2014.

UPDATE: Intellectual Properties, or the Materialities of Communicative Production: Archive, Canon, Clone, Copy--Sept 26-27, 2014

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:15pm
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Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JULY 20, 2014

The 3rd Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference at the University of Minnesota
Dates: September 26-27, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Jane Gaines

Mobilities: INCS 2015, Atlanta, GA April 16-19, 2015

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:16pm
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Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

The nineteenth century has long been understood as an era of industrial growth, scientific discovery, technological innovation, and imperial expansion. Such sweeping global transformations relied on a complex web of relations between humans and machines, individuals and systems, ideas and practices, as well as more efficient and frequent movement across increasingly connected networks of space. From railroad travel to advances in shipping, from the movement of immigrants, enslaved laborers, scientists and colonial settlers, to the circulation of ideas, bodies, and/as commodities, nineteenth-century mobilities challenged and reconfigured the very constitution of subjects, nations, and cultures across the globe.

The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:13am
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Laura Savu Walker
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Dear colleagues,
I'm writing to invite you to submit proposals for a collection of essays that is tentatively titled The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context. Please take a look at the brief description of the topic, its rationale, and research questions below. Feel free to add any other comments and questions and let me know if you are interested in contributing. My own essay examines the transnational dimensions of "that moral-intimate-economic thing called 'the good life'" (Berlant 2) as theorized by cultural critic Lauren Berlant and imagined by Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid in his latest novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2012).

Uncertain Spaces: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums. Lisbon, 30 October-1 November 2014

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:39am
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Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, IST-ID, IHA-UNL
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International Conference - CALL FOR PAPERS

"UNCERTAIN SPACES: Virtual Configurations in Contemporary Art and Museums"

31 October | 1 November 2014, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Over the past decades, and especially since the generalization of the Internet, artists have been actively exploring the potentialities of new media languages and communities, often blurring artistic categories. Movements like Digital Art or Internet Art clearly demonstrate how these technological means came to shape challenging new territories for contemporary art, not only in terms of creation, reception and participation, but also regarding its preservation, collection, curatorship or exhibition.

LiNQ, vol. 41 - Apocalypse

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:45am
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James Cook University (Australia)
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Scenarios for the apocalypse seem to proliferate in popular culture. John R. Hall believes that numerous examples suggest that "an apocalyptic mood is no longer confined to cultures of religious fundamentalism" but is also demonstrated in "diverse mainstream apocalyptic references" (1). In the media, the apocalypse generates news headlines; in October 2013, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that scientists had found "evidence of an apocalypse on a planetary system similar to our own" (von Radowitz). In 2012, the belief that the end of the Mayan calendar on 21 December would mean the end of the world triggered thousands of blog posts. A poll of 16,000 adults showed 8 per cent suffered genuine anxiety that the world would end on that day.

Call for Peer Reviewers | Kaleidoscope journal

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 8:01pm
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Laura McKenzie | Durham University

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences.

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