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NeMLA 2015 - Shakespearean [Re]Visions: Adapting the Bard in 21st-Century Visual Culture - Deadline 9/30/14

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:04pm
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Mary Ellen Iatropoulos
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Shakespearean [Re]Visions: Adapting the Bard in 21st-Century Visual Culture

Call for proposals for NeMLA 2015 panel

In what ways do twenty-first century adaptations of Shakespeare's works refashion, reinvent, and comment upon the Bard's texts? How is Shakespeare transformed through adaptation into visual media? What new insights are revealed about Shakespeare's works through the art of adaptation in the digital age? This panel seeks proposals that examine interpretations, adaptations, and/or [re]visions of Shakespeare's works in the twenty first century.

Chair: Mary Ellen Iatropoulos (maryiatrop@gmail.com)
Area: Culture & Media Studies
Cross: Interdisciplinary Humanities

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:41pm
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Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014
https://aestheticdisordersuchicago.wordpress.com/

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

Television, Historicity, Theory--SCMS Panel, Montreal 2015

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 5:21pm
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference March, 2015 Montreal
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Recent publications, such as Amy Villarejo's _Ethereal Queer: Television, Historicity, Desire_ (Duke, 2014) and Jason Mittell's _Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling_ (MediaCommons Press, 2012-13), among others, herald a paradigm shift in television theory and historiography, one that deepens and expands the current critical language of TV studies. This panel seeks to pursue this shift in critical and theoretical approaches to television studies, inviting papers that situate television in broader questions of narrativity, historicity, critical theory, and continental philosophy.

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE: 08/15/14

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:12pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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the quint's twenty fourth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books, music, and films. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Edited Volume on Western Film and Television Abstract Deadline 11/15/14

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:04pm
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ICONOGPRAHY AND ARCHETYPES IN WESTERN FILM AND TELEVISION
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Call for Papers

ICONOGPRAHY AND ARCHETYPES IN WESTERN FILM AND TELEVISION

Eds. Sue Matheson and Andrew Patrick Nelson

We are currently soliciting abstracts of 100 words for essays to be included the first book to examine the richness and complexity of the film and television Western through its iconography and archetypes, foregrounding the significant contributions made to our understanding of America's narratives of land, nation and cultural identity by the recurrent symbols and artifacts of Hollywood's wild west.

ICMS: Kalamazoo 2015: Disguise and Incognito: 1000-1500

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:56pm
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James Howard / Emory University
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We invite abstracts for 15-20 minute paper sessions on disguise and incognito for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 14-17 2015. Submit via e-mail to jwhowa2@emory.edu with ICMS in the subject header. For time to read and reply to every submission individually, please send it in no later than August 18, 2014.

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Call for Papers: Chapter on the Military for Edited Collection on the Cultural Influences of Role-Playing Games

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:38pm
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Andrew Byers and Francesco Crocco
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Since its initial publication in 1974, the iconic role-playing game (RPG) Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has spawned hundreds of other analog and digital RPGs, as well as an entirely new industry and subculture. In the last decade, scholars from across the disciplinary spectrum have explored the origins, characteristics, cultures, and player experiences of RPGs. Yet, little scholarly attention has been devoted to the meaningful ways RPGs have shaped and transformed society at large over the past forty years.

Malcolm X's Assassination and Autobiography Fifty Years Later

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 1:17pm
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NeMLA 2015

What are the literary legacies of Malcolm X's life and death? In 1965, after Malcolm X's life came to an end, The Autobiography of Malcolm X cemented his status as icon. Malcolm's death galvanized a nascent Black Arts Movement, inspiring the generation of black nationalist artists that Amiri Baraka termed 'Malcolm's sons and daughters.' This panel invites papers that engage with the enduring resonance of Malcolm X's life and death for literary and black studies.

Mobility, Paralysis, and Identity in Dubliners (Abstract deadline 8/8/14)

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:36am
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Ellen Scheible, Claire Culleton
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CFP: Mobility, Paralysis, and Identity in Dubliners

As we celebrate 100 years of reading Joyce's Dubliners, this collection will reconsider narrative devices and strategies that Joyce scholars tend to accept as gospel. We hope to challenge canonical notions of mobility, paralysis, identity, and gender as we offer readings of a variety of stories in the collection.

Single paragraph abstracts are due Friday, August 8. Full essays should be 6,000-8,000 words and will be due Friday, October 3.

Please submit your proposals to Ellen Scheible at escheible@bridgew.edu. We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Love Thy Neighbor? - Kalamazoo 2015

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:30am
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Travis Neel and Richard Godden

Whether as a figure of intimate proximity, moral obligation, psychoanalytic anxiety, or a metaphor for a literary history that eschews the genealogical, the medieval neighbor has long lurked on the margins of medieval scholarship. Recently, Slavoj Zizek, Eric Santner, and Kenneth Reinhard have interrogated the uncanniness that the neighbor introduces into the social field, inserting neighbor-love into conversations in political theology as discussed by Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben. In Medieval Studies, Aranye Fradenburg and George Edmundson have suggested a number of varied, challenging, and exigent ways in which the field of medieval studies can take up and complicate the injunction to love thy neighbor in medieval England.

THE GOOD LIFE AND THE GREATER GOOD IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:07am
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LAURA SAVU WALKER/ University of South Carolina, Columbia
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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 and the 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).

CFP Kzoo2015 Mysticism and Materiality

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:23am
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Magistra: a Journal of Women's Spirituality in History
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50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI
May 15-17, 2015

A number of different scholarly organizations have come together for the 50th Medieval Congress to pose questions about Materiality in the Middle Ages. While each panel represents a different issue and/or approach, at the core of these many inquiries is the question, "what about the MATTER of the Middle Ages?"

2nd Global Conference on Fandom: Practices and Participatory Cultures (7-10 November 2014)

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:48am
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Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference on Fandom: Practices and Participatory Cultures

Friday 7th November – Sunday 10th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
The 2nd Global Conference on Fandom: Practices and Participatory Cultures facilitates deeper engagements involving participants from across disciplinary and professional backgrounds in explorations of the nature, meaning and implications of fandom as it impacts individuals, fan communities and the societies in which they operate. The Steering Group welcome the submission of proposals for presentations, workshops, preconstituted panels, performances and installations that explore themes such as:

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