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INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE
Following our successful co-edited volume Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (Palgrave-Macmillan 2014), we invite Chapter proposals for an edited volume on Intimate Unifications, Intersections, Companionships, Intercourses and the Lustful Politics of Desire in cinema, literature, art, photography, Internet culture, dance, theatre, burlesque, comics, advertising, etc. Topics under consideration include:
* Corporeal attraction and lustfulness in contemporary cinema, television,art, literature, advertising and popular communications.
* Desirable penetration, violation and rupture.

Queer Poetics at PAMLA 2015 - 11/6-8

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside
contact email: 

This panel seeks papers that consider what it might mean to think about poetics in relation to queer studies—specifically scholars who are working with queer studies in conjunction with historical poetics, the history of poetic criticism, and lyric theory. Rather than papers that read poetry by queer writers or read queerness in poetry, this panel is looking for work that thinks more about what it means to write poetry as a queer person, about how that poetry circulates in the world, and how that poetry is read and received. Keeping with the conference theme, papers that think about poetics in relation to queer questions of time, temporality and history are particularly encouraged.

Romanticism, deadline: May 15 (PAMLA, Nov. 6-8, Portland, OR)

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Submissions are welcomed for the Romanticism panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Assocation (PAMLA) conference this November 6-8 in Portland, Oregon. In keeping with the panel's status as a standing, annual session, all topics and approaches are welcome.

Proposals should be sent through the online submission system by May 15, 2015: http://www.pamla.org/2015.

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

To submit to the American Literature before 1865 Panel or to find a list of all sessions, please click here: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas .

Proposals are due May 15th, 2015.

You may propose to more than one panel, but can only accept one invitation to present. You do not need to be a member of PAMLA to submit, but you do need to become one to present and attend and the conference.

For any inquiries, please contact Amanda Kong at along@calstatela.edu.

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Digital Frontiers
contact email: 

Deadline extended to May 15!

Digital Frontiers seeks conference submissions that explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory for the fourth annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp, September 17-19, 2015 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, or posters. We encourage presentations that incorporate audio-visual/multimedia elements.

[REMINDER] British Literature and Culture: Long-Eighteenth Century PAMLA 2015: Portland Oregon Nov 6-8

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.
As a standing session, our panel entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics. A great opportunity to share your work with other scholars.

If you are interested in submitting your proposal, please do so before the PAMLA deadline of May 15th, 2015 using the on-line submission system at:
http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas.

The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th 2015.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

updated: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA
contact email: 

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 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. All proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
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CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world." — Malcolm Gladwell

"It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is." — Aldous Huxley

America's Obsession with Superheroes

updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:22am
full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: "HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE" MPCA/ACA Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 1-4, 2015

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jef Burnham, DePaul University
contact email: 

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Hero worship
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion or Material Culture to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

PAMLA 2015: Autobiography Standing Sessions, Portland State University, 6-8 November (submissions due 15 May)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Standing Sessions on Autobiography

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 113th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Portland State University from November 6th through 8th, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multiethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationships between autobiography and gender, ethnic, racial, sexual, and national identities.

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