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UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE - 2015 MPCA URBAN STUDIES

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:07am
Megan Cannella/ MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

CFP for Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books and Early Readings, Dea

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
Leslie Ormandy

Picture books and early readers carry all the weight of parental authority, and are essential tools in the learning process for our children. With their bright pictures, they perform their function of holding the child's attention quite well, and they are accessed freely and repeatedly. They offer children not only hours of sanctioned entertainment and carefully chosen words and concepts, they also introduce our youngest children to specific cultural norms and belief systems. What role then does the supernatural character play for children learning to "read" and interpret the values in the interplay of images, words, and authority? Is there a difference, for the child, when the protagonist shown in the picture is a werewolf, fairy, or ghost?

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Deadline for Summer Issue Approaching (May 1)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:29pm
Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt the canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (new deadline: May 15)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
Todd A. Comer

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH
Deadline: May 15, 2015

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:

CFP - The Value of Survival

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:58pm
MANCEPT Workshops 2015

CFP - The Value of Survival
MANCEPT Workshops 2015
Tuesday 1st-Thursday 3rd September

Convenors: Carlo Burelli (carlo.burelli@unimi.it), Marco Piasentier (marco.piasentier@gmail.com)

Since at least Hobbes, political philosophy has been either explicitly or implicitly revolving around the question of survival and its normative status. However, this status has rarely been brought to light. Some traditions, like political realism or bio politics, do address this theme directly, while in others, like for example liberalism, it lays dormant as a hidden but crucial assumption.

The Crucible of Calamity: Crisis and Identity Formation in 19th Century America (C19 Proposed Panel)

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:19pm
Ashley Rattner, The University of Memphis

Writing has long been a means of ordering human thought and working to harness meaning into a cohesive explanation or narrative. How do texts composed in the wake of societal crises seek to evoke significance, solidarity, or dissension in terms of acknowledging and processing adversity? How do crisis events affect the identity and ideology formation of individuals as subjects or readerships?

Final Announcement: CFP for the Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 2:36pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

APPROACHING CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM: BOUNDARIES, IDENTITIES, INTERPRETATIONS

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:50am
Martin Ovens

I am seeking papers of up to 8,000 words for a special issue of the theology journal Perichoresis, http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/perc, from researchers in the study of religions, philosophers, theologians or others with expertise in the field.

Broadly conceived within 'historical theology', contributions may involve philosophic perspectives or cultural issues, analysis/discussion of problems concerning language, tradition, experience, gender, practice etc, or specific exploration of/engagement with a particular text, method, approach, figure or theme.

Please contact me with an idea for a proposal or more information as required.

Call for Submission of Book Proposals or Edited Collections

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:24am
Aporetic Press

Aporetic Press is inviting the submission of proposals for edited collections and scholarly monographs in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, media and cultural studies, as well as fiction and poetry related to the Gothic, horror, weird, speculative, cyberpunk and science fiction. In the case of literary works a sample chapter or an indicative selection is preferred in lieu of a proposal. Full manuscripts should not be sent unsolicited.

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