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CfP: The European Union and the Politicization of Europe, 26 - 27 September 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:04am
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Euroacademia
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Call for Papers
The Third Euroacademia International Conference
The European Union and the Politicization of Europe

26 - 27 September 2014, Lisbon, Portugal
5* Eurostars Hotel das Letras

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15 August 2014

See full details at: http://euroacademia.eu/conference/third-european-union-and-the-politiciz...

The Death of God in Contemp Fiction (ALA Symp: God & the Amer Writer, TX, 2/26-28); due 9/15/14

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:36pm
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Society for Contemporary Literature
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The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature.

NEMLA 2014 Convention Panel "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:50pm
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North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Panel on "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Conference Dates: April 30–May 3, 2015
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15152
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

NEMLA 2014 Convention Panel "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Panel on "Haptic Aesthetics: Exploring the Tactile in Literature"
46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Conference Dates: April 30–May 3, 2015
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15152
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

SCMS 2015 panel CfP: "Screen Acting: Beyond Star Studies"

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:13pm
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Dan Leberg / Concordia Unversity
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SCMS 2015 CFP - "Screen Acting: Beyond Star Studies"

"The instance of acting is exertion of force, expressed with strength and fluency; the accomplishment of performance is eloquence, in passing, while discovering the exerted forces."
— Jörg Sternagel, Deborah Levitt, Dieter Mersch (2012)

This panel seeks papers that will consider acting and actors from the performer outwards, rather explain away screen performances as objects of semiotic intrigue.

NeMLA Roundtable: Literature, Debt, and Economies of the Negative

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 5:26pm
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Kyle Wanberg, New York University
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This roundtable discussion centers itself on the relation between economics and literature, via theoretical intervention. We are especially interested in thinking logics of debt, measurability, and accountability in literary works of world literature (or those that challenge, undermine, and otherwise interrupt these economic regimes). Our aim is to investigate authority of systems of value and their modes of subjecting and subjectification.

The Context Journal of Language, Literary & Cultural Studies (ISSN 2349-4948)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:33pm
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Kumar Wani, India
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The Context (ISSN 2349-4948)

Call for Manuscripts for Volume 1 Issue 3

The Context (ISSN 2349-4948) is a peer-reviewed international e-journal of language, literary and cultural studies. It is published quarterly (January, April, July and October) in an open access domain. The journal aims to publish academic research in English produced by scholars who are interested in the areas such as:
Indian Literature in English, Comparative literature, Post colonial literature, Life narratives (Autobiographical writings), New Literature, Travel writings, Literature crossing cultural or national boundaries, new readings of canonical and historical literature.

[Update] (Final Deadline Extension, July 18th)--Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:59pm
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Film Studies Graduate Student Organization, University of Pittsburgh

UPDATE: Final submission deadline- Friday, July 18, 2014

UPDATE: Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brinkema teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include Film Theory; Violence and Representation; Embodiment and Affect; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy; Gender and Sexuality Studies. Brinkema is the author of The Forms of the Affects (Duke University Press, 2014).

"When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers."
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film


Comedy and Comics: Parody, Satire, and Humor in Superhero Narratives (Abstract Deadline 9/30/14)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:46pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (Toronto, 4/30-5/3/2015)

Stan Lee bristles at calling them "comic books," lest readers think they are only "funny books." This panel identifies how humor operates in works centered around superheroes—as parody, satire, and comedy. Potential topics include comedic twists on the superhero archetype; "campy" TV and film adaptations of "serious" characters; webcomics and humorous children's books; teaching satire through comics; and cross-cultural appropriation of the superhero motif.

NeMLA 2015 Roundtable: What's Law Got to Do With It?: Diasporic Literature Post-9/11

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 12:25pm
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Justine Dymond/Northeast Modern Language Association

In her 2010 collection of essays, _Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work_, the Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat writes, "There are many possible interpretations of what it means to create dangerously, and Albert Camus, like the poet Osip Mandelstam, suggests that it is creating as a revolt against silence, creating when both the creation and the reception, the writing and the reading, are dangerous undertakings, disobedience to a directive" (11). This session focuses on the literature of diaspora communities that disobeys legal directives and constructions of personhood, citizenship and immigrant status in the post-9/11 era.

[UPDATE] SCMS 2015: Historicizing Music and Transmedia

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:43am
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference 2015
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From the evolution of digital formats to apps that identify songs in public spaces to YouTube's replacement of MTV as the prime carrier of mainstream music videos, the many sites of commercial music have perhaps never been so variegated and diffuse. Piracy, streaming services, and major industrial shifts in the production, promotion and selling of music have contributed to a new musical economy that seems at all turns to be defying norms and upending hallowed rules.

Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:23am
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Pearl Kibre Medieval Study, CUNY Graduate Center
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10th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
November 7, 2014

"Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory in the Long Middle Ages"

The Pearl Kibre Medieval Study, the CUNY Graduate Center's student-run organization for medieval studies, announces its tenth annual Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, November 7, 2014. This year's theme, Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory, is designed to address a number of methodological, historical, and theoretical issues within the diverse fields of medieval studies ranging from late antiquity to the early modern period. We invite grad students to submit proposals.

Negotiating Space for (Dis)ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media - 25-27 September 2015

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:30am
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Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Łódź, Poland

The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz invites you to attend the 2015 biannual "Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media," which will focus on the theme of (dis)ability. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: "Drama through the Ages."

Eclectica Area, Southwest Popular/American Culture Assoc. Conference, Feb. 11-14, Albuquerque, NM

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:11am
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Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being accepted for one of SWPACA's newest areas, Eclectica. We are interested in papers, panels, and roundtables that do not fit into traditional areas, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and experimental. Proposals on topics not covered by another area are encouraged as well, but please review the complete list of areas at http://southwestpca.org to confirm that the proposal does not fit into one of them.

This year's conference theme is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture." Proposals relating to this theme are particularly encouraged.

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