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[UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE] American Studies Association of Texas Conference date Nov. 13-15, 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:53pm
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American Studies Association of Texas
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American Studies Association of Texas
58th Annual Conference
Call for Papers

REIMAGINING, REFRAMING, AND REFLECTING AMERICAN STUDIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Join us November 13-15, 2014, at Sam Houston State University in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas, as we celebrate multi-disciplinary interpretations and iterations of American Studies.

CFP: On Subtitles (SCMS 2015 Montreal, due 8/4)

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:18pm
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Jeffrey Middents
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Patricia Rozema's "Desperanto," the first section of the 1992 omnibus film Montréal vu par/Montreal Sextet, follows Ann, an Anglophone Canadian housewife who just wants to have a good time visiting this Francophone city, yet struggles mightily with her inability to speak or understand French. A fantasy sequence during a party, however, suddenly allows her to see – and the interact with – the subtitles in English at the bottom of the screen, eventually serving as a magic carpet of sorts that whisks her off the screen at the end of the film.

20th Annual Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium November 9-11 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:54pm
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Dr. Holli Levitsky/Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Symposium
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Accepting panel or individual paper proposals on topics relating to Jewish American and/or Holocaust Literature. We welcome proposals that discuss fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film or other visual media, and which highlight new ways to think about the discipline.

The Jahlit Symposium is held yearly in exotic South Beach, Florida, at the majestic Betsy Hotel. 15-20 minute papers can be read or presented orally.

CFP+Grant: "Self or No-Self: The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self" Claremont CA Feb. 2015; appl. due 8/31/14

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:45pm
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Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Grant: $2200
Website: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/11082.asp

The Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum (Hamburg) has generously provided grants of $2,200 each to enable doctoral students and recent post-docs (not before 2010) to participate in the international Claremont Philosophy of Religion conference held in Claremont, California every February. The theme of the 2015 conference (Feb. 19-21, 2015) is "Self or No-Self: The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self."

SCMS 2015 Panel: New Approaches to Marriage, Romance, and Conjugality

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:27pm
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Krupa Shandilya
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Second-wave feminists identified marriage as an oppressive institution that functioned to subjugate women – demanding their obedience and conformity in myriad ways and funneling their labor into housework and childrearing. Feminist film criticism of the 1970s and 1980s was also deeply invested in the critique of marriage and romance as hetero-patriarchal institutions. Yet in subsequent years, this critique receded into the background, as women participated in the workforce and obtained education in increasing numbers, marriage became a rarer and later life event across the populations of most Western countries, and as postfeminism arose.

Onwards and Upwards: Moments of Friction in Victorian Teleological Thinking (NeMLA: Toronto, Canada; April 30 – May 3, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:44pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel seeks to engage with the repercussions that teleological imagery and metaphors of progress had on Victorian thought and culture. Progress, imagined as an accumulative, unidirectional movement through time, profoundly shaped the Victorian understanding of history, politics, social organization, and national destiny. Imagining civilization as developing in phases fomented a national obsession with documenting, collecting, and cataloguing people and things into discrete stages of development, and additionally demanded frequent cultural demonstrations of the nation's position at the pinnacle of this notional configuration.

[UPDATE - EXTENDED DEADLINE AUG 1] Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:30pm
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San Francisco State University Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association
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Quiet Revolutions: Politically Subversive Cinema
16th Annual Cinema Conference, San Francisco State University
October 17–18, 2014

Keynote Speakers: Chuck Kleinhans (Northwestern University) and Julia Lesage (University of Oregon), founders and editors of Jump Cut

Contact email: CSGSA@mail.sfsu.edu
Website: http://sfstate.orgsync.com/org/csgsa

Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 3

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:33am
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CIDEHUS - Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades

Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 3
Contributions are welcome, for publication in the 3rd issue of Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies. Subject is free.
Articles must be sent to mfbarros@uevora.pt and tavim40@hotmail.com until April 31st, 2015.
For further information and text norms, see: http://www.hamsa.cidehus.uevora.pt/

Call for Papers MIDAS – issue 5 - Science and Art, SciArt: Museums, Laboratories, Scientists and Artists

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:30am
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CIDEHUS - Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades
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MIDAS – Museum Interdisciplinary Studies is launching a call for papers for issue 5 for publication in Spring 2015. This issue will include a thematic dossier under the theme "Science and Art, SciArt: Museums, Laboratories, Scientists and Artists" with Marta Agostinho, Pedro Casaleiro and Herwig Turk as guest editors.

Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 2 - Purity and Impurity

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:26am
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CIDEHUS - Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades

"Purity" and "Impurity" establish themselves as structural categories in both Islam and Judaism, embracing dimensions as diverse as the body, food, clothing and even space itself. The 2nd issue of the journal Hamsa will be devoted to this wide-ranging theme, seeking to obtain diachronic historical perspectives. To this effect, we aim to promote the analysis of interfaith relationships, in those instances where purity and impurity are projected in contacts with the Other. Those dimensions concern not only the minorities, but also affect Christianitas itself, through interiorization of these concepts and their application to minority communities (as is the case, for example, with limpeza de sangue - "cleanliness of blood").

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