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SCMS 2015 Proposed Workshop: "Late Foucault and Media Studies" Deadline July 15, 2014

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 12:06pm
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, March 2015, Montreal, Canada

Late Foucault and Media Studies
Workshop for Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, March 2015, Montreal, Canada

We are looking for participants for a proposed workshop on the Late Foucault and Media Studies (description below). Please send inquiries and short (150 word) proposals to ouell031@umn.edu and hunter_hargraves@brown.edu no later than July 15. Thanks!

Workshop Organizers: Laurie Ouellette and Hunter Hargraves

Critical Mediations Round Table: Kalamazoo 2015

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:57am
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

Round Table: Critical Mediations

Political Medievalisms: Kalamazoo 2015

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:55am
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

Political Medievalisms

Metaphysical Medievalisms-Kalamazoo 2015

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:53am
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

Metaphysical Medievalisms

Cultural Relations Quarterly Review (Volume I. Issue 3.): International law

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 7:41am
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Institute for Cultural Relations Policy

Call for Papers:
Cultural Relations Quarterly Review

Topic: (Volume I. Issue 3.) International law

A predictable and secure international law system is an essential basis of stable international relations. Nevertheless, current events and new individual cases make jurists reinterpret these rules, and if necessary, create new ones that correspond to actual demands. Therefore, we encourage contributors to submit their comprehensive and original works on this constantly actual and relevant topic, focusing on the current situation and changes of international law.

Thematic propositions:

The Great War and English Studies

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6:11am
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Department of English, University of Dhaka

The First World War was a truly momentous event. The rest of the 20th century would be shaped by this war and its consequence, the Second World War. The years 1914-1918 impacted decisively not only on the politics of anti-colonial resistance but also on the arts; in fact, the nascent movement of modernism gained considerable impetus because of the war. The First World War produced an unprecedented magnitude of devastation that left in its trail a frenetic search for new registers necessitated by the collapse of great truths. The Age of Empire had given way to automation, experimentation, and new schemas of drift and defamiliarization.

POETRY AND PUBLIC SPACES: FORMS, PLACES AND PRACTICES IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 5:54am
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université catholique de Louvain
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This conference will explore the ways in which poetry has been increasingly present and inscribed in public spaces throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Off the page poetry actualizes itself in both old and new forms which deserve to be inventoried and explored in more depth. Its increased visibility, which varies according to different cultural and linguistic areas, is at the crossroads of different artistic expressions. A rather specific conception of poetics is involved in this phenomenon: one that questions the relationship between text and performativity; renews the notion of authorship (individual or collective); and re-thinks concepts related to intermediality.

Call for Papers: 32nd Annual Illinois Medieval Association Conference (February 20-21, 2015)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 3:48am
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Illinois Medieval Association at Saint Louis University
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This year's theme is "Medieval Narratives."
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Cynthia Robinson (Cornell University) and John Van Engen (University of Notre Dame)
DEADLINE for submissions: November 21, 2014
Please submit abstracts through http://www.regonline.com/IMA2015CFP
More information at http://ima2015.slu.edu

CFA: Special edition of Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary & Cultural Relations on 'Irish Transatlantic'

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 3:32am
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Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations

Call for Papers: Special edition of Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations on the 'Irish Transatlantic: Act of Union (1800) to the Present Day'

The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 5:45pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans LA

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of popular culture from this era. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

Edited Collection: "Psychosomatic" Illness in Popular Culture (Abstracts due September 1)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 4:27pm
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Carol-Ann Farkas

Medically unexplained symptoms, hysteria, neurasthenia, hypochondria, psychogenic illness, somatic symptoms, functional illness, malingering—there is ongoing debate amongst specialists in medicine, psychology, sociology, and the medical humanities about how to classify, diagnose, treat, and explain disorders affecting body and mind. Meanwhile, in popular culture, these terms are misunderstood, unknown, or rejected outright—what was once called "psychosomatic" illness is heavily stigmatized amongst lay people, while the associated syndromes have become the site of controversy and antipathy in the provider-patient relationship.

[UPDATE] New American Notes Online, Call for Papers: Special Issue: The Aesthetics of Trash, Deadline: 22 Sept. 2014

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 3:15pm
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NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online

Call for Papers: Issue 7

Deadline: 22 September 2014

Special Issue: The Aesthetics of Trash

This is why the properly aesthetic attitude of the radical ecologist is not that of admiring or longing for a pristine nature of virgin forests and clear sky, but rather of accepting waste as such, of discovering the aesthetic potential of waste, of decay, of the inertia of rotten material that serves no purpose.

— Slavoj Žižek, Living in the End Times

This special issue of NANO begins with a question: in what new ways can trash and waste be acknowledged or conceptualized today?

Panel CFP: "The Transforming Figure: New Histories of Metamorphosis in Animation" SCMS: Deadline Aug. 4, 2014

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 2:15pm
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies (Montreal, March 25-29, 2015)
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In animation studies "metamorphosis" has been a versatile term designating a range of distinct, recurring, visual tropes, from "squash and stretch" effects that date at least to nineteenth-century phenakistoscopes to the fluid transformations of the Fleischers' rotoscoped Koko the Clown to the "plasmaticness" Eisenstein celebrated in Disney cartoons. Recently animation scholarship has opened new, provocative lines of inquiry into the theory, history, aesthetics, and cultural implications of metamorphic motion.

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