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Reconstruction 15.1: Unorthodox Autobiographies

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 8:05am
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing: Reconstruction 15.1, "Unorthodox Autobiographies"

Edited by Matthew Ryan Smith

Featuring work by: James A. Wren, Ricky Varghese, Meryl McMaster, Ellyn Walker, Brendan Sullivan, Sharlene Khan, Rev. Michael Prieur, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ana Laura Pauchulo, and Sandra Lim.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN: 1547-4348) is an innovative online cultural studies journal dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and their audience, granting them all the ability to share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in contemporary interdisciplinary studies. Reconstruction publishes three Themed Issues and one Open Issue per year.

Limina Conference 2015- Think Forward, Look Back

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:56am
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

Held at the University of Western Australia, the conference aims to foster a supportive environment in which postgraduates and early career researchers can present their work. The Limina Editorial Collective is calling for conference submissions from postgraduates and early career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences which engage with the theme of 'Think Forward Look Back'.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Gender and/or sexuality

Digital and/or popular culture
Literary Criticism
Cultural theory
Australian history
National mythologies
Social and public policy
Digital heritage

Power and the Mediterranean, Nov. 13-15, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:59pm
Susan Abraham/Meditopos, University of Michigan

The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).

CFP [UPDATE] - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:09pm
Susan Arndt/Mariam Popal/Rinaldo Walcott - University of Bayreuth/University of Toronto

CFP - Specters of Ethics – in the Trails of Globalization and Futurity

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract (of maximum of 200 words) together with a short resumé (or a link to your CV) by
May 15st 2015 with the headword CfA-Ethics in the subject-line to,,

SAMLA 2015: Contemporary Literature & Popular Music (Nov. 13-15)

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:42pm
Mary McCampbell/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).

The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:36pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight,

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Monday 24 August - Saturday 29 August 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 9:32am
ISSO - Summer School in Ontology - AGAMBEN

ISSO is a six days school which provides an unique insight into the contemporary debate on ontology. Six leading philosophers will address this classical philosophical question from different perspectives.


Giorgio Agamben
Francesco Berto
Ray Brassier
François Laruelle
Paul M. Livingston
Davide Tarizzo

For more information and registration please visit:

or write us at:

Marco Piasentier and Andrea Soardo

3rd Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 7:59am
European Scientific Institute

3rd Mediterranean Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities, MIFS 2015 is a summit academic event, with a primary purpose of assembling researchers in the area of social sciences and humanities, who by presentation of their scientific attainments will contribute to the development of the interdisciplinary concept in higher education.

By expressing their opinions and attitudes, hundreds of participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to discuss social, cultural, economic, educational and scientific problems thus contributing to a better society.