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CRISIS IN FILM AND VISUAL MEDIA

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:43pm
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The Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lithuania), September 19-20, 2014

Co-organized by Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania), and Lithuanian Film Centre (Vilnius, Lithuania),

With the participation of such keynote speakers as Mette Hjort (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Dina Iordanova (University of St. Andrew, Scotland), Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, England) and a filmmaker Arash T. Riahi (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Austria).

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] "Hearts and Minds": US Cultural Management in Foreign Relations in the 21st Century (15 June 2014)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 3:51pm
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Matthew Chambers/ University of Lodz
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Extended deadline for call for essays an edited book collection.

Title: "Hearts and Minds": US Cultural Management in Foreign Relations in the 21st Century

Editor: Matthew Chambers

Publisher: Peter Lang (American Studies and Media Series)

The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 2:55pm
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The Muse-An International Journal of Poetry
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The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178 ' call for submission for June 2014 issue

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION: MAY 10, 2014

1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished .

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief bio-data. A cover letter would be nice.

3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

4. E-mail your poems, essays and research papers to themuseindia@gmail.com . Response time varies from 2 to 12 weeks.

5. With poem/ research paper the poet/author is requested to submit a statement of originality of work.

Postmodern Madness & The Reconstruction of Subjectivities, 1st International Symposium (Angers, France: Thursday 4th to Saturday

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:53pm
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Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

1st International Symposium: Postmodern Madness and The Reconstruction of Subjectivities

Part of the Research Program on: Space, Time and New Technologies of the Self

Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th of September, 2014

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

Inter-Cultural Dialogues, 3rd International Symposium (Angers, France: Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th of August, 2014)

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:53pm
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International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

3rd International Symposium: Inter-Cultural Dialogues

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition and the Politics of Otherness

Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th of August, 2014

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

Appalachian Literature, SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014 Atlanta, GA; CFP due June 1

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:59am
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Carved from the Mountains: Defining Sustainability in the Appalachian Region
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In following with the SAMLA 86 theme of "Sustainability and the Humanities," this session will explore the idea of sustainability as it relates to the Appalachian region. How can we define sustainability in the region? How have sustainable resources and agriculture shaped Appalachian literature and culture? How have conflicts about the idea of sustainability—do we sustain our mountaintop environments or sustain our jobs?—played a role in Appalachian literature and culture? In what ways can sustainability be seen outside its traditional environmental and economical terms? How has Appalachian literature aided or hindered the sustainability of Appalachian cultural values, religious beliefs, regional dialect—even Appalachian stereotypes?

[UPDATE] DECADENCE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

[DEADLINE EXTENDED: Please note the new deadline of May 23, 2014, and the newly announced keynote speakers.]
Decadence: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
Dalhousie University (Halifax, N.S., Canada)
August 15-17, 2014

Art/Literature/Music as Satire and Social Commentary in the 21st Century

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 4:08pm
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The New Union
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We require articles on political and cultural subjects for issue 3 of The New Union. For more information and to see our current issue, visit www.new-union.co.uk. Please be sure to read our 'About' page.

We are particularly interested in publishing articles that look at how art, literature, music, etc are used as a means of satire or social commentary in the twenty-first century.

Articles should be between 4,000-6,000 words long, do not need to be written in an academic style, and should include no footnotes. Please send completed articles to editors@new-union.co.uk by 31 July 2014.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA Conference October 3-5 2014

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:06pm
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Cory Barker, Television Area Chair
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Update: The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2014.

CALL FOR PAPERS ON TELEVISION

Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Melancholy Ethics – Ecocriticism and the Moving Image in a Planetary Age, July 5-6, 2014

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:09am
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The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation
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CFP: Melancholy Ethics – Ecocriticism and the Moving Image in a Planetary Age

The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary panel titled "Melancholy Ethics – Ecocriticism and the Moving Image in a Planetary Age." The panel will be held at the 9th Annual Meeting on July 5-6, 2014 at the Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo, Japan. We are looking for 20 minutes presentations in either English or Japanese language that address theoretical and historical issues of moving image in general and images of the city in particular raised by the present planetary situation. The deadline for proposal submissions is May 15, 2014.

CFP Spatial Justice and Diaspora: Law, Chaos and Postcoloniality (Deadline 30 June 2014)

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 1:18am
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Critical Legal Conference, University of Sussex

This stream will engage with critical theories of spatiality in relation to issues of postcoloniality, globalisation, diaspora, and migration. It will interrogate scales of legality across multiple jurisdictions and consider the development of an aesthetics of resistance in diasporic communities. In an increasingly interconnected, 'globalised' world, there is a growing demand for a recognition of processes of adaptation and resistance in the form of legal pluralism as a historical contingency. This demand varies in its articulation, from decolonial refraction to the empirical negotiation of diasporic laws and the call for a redefinition of the nation-state as the irrevocable 'centre'.

Reconstruction, Conservation, Restoration: Reconciling the Past through Word and Image

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 6:20pm
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University of Dundee
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'Renaissance literary works are no longer regarded either as a fixed set of texts…that contain their own determinate meanings or as a stable set of reflections of historical facts that lie beyond them…rather they are made up and constantly redrawn by artists, audiences, and readers. These collective social constructions on the one hand define the range of aesthetic possibilities within a given representational mode and, on the other, link that mode to the complex network of institutions, practices and beliefs that constitute the culture as a whole.'
Stephen Greenblatt, The Power of Forms in the English Renaissance (1982)

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014 (deadline extended, May 15)

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 8:16am
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Todd A. Comer, Defiance College
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2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

Laughter in the Digital Age -- A Special Issue of Comedy Studies

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 3:49pm
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Peter C. Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY
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"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY

Websites, social media platform, and YouTube and other video-sharing services make the dissemination of comedy easier than ever, and studies of the implications of new media on comedy and humor is only beginning. This issue examines how the Internet as well as new technologies radically change how humor and comedy are produced, exhibited, and distributed in the digital age. I invite papers, broadly conceived, that consider these issues through either theoretical discussions or case studies of specific artists, texts, platforms, or sub-genres. Potential articles may cover:

CFP Subculture: MPCA/ACA 2014 Annual Conference - DEADLINE MAY 15

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:57pm
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Morgan Shipley / Area Chair

Call for Proposals:

SUBCULTURE

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association/

American Culture Association Conference

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014

Friday-Sunday, October 3-5th, 2014

JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, Phone: (317) 860-5800

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed.

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