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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.

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

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:59pm
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Film Studies Graduate Student Organization, University of Pittsburgh


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


CORRECTED CFP: PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference, April 1-4, 2015, New Orleans: Proposals Due: 11/1/14

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 1:14pm
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PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
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CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Medievalism in Popular Culture, PCA/ACA, April 1-4, 2015, New Orleans: Proposals Due 11/1/14

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
2015 Popular Cultural Association National Confernce
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The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that either explore popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

21st Century Journal of Mathematics Now Accepts Manuscripts Submission

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 11:33am
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World Journal of Academic Advances
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21st Century Journal of Mathematics (CJM) is now accepting papers for publication in August issue. We welcome original contributions. Articles submitted should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication anywhere else and should report original unpublished research results.
The Journal is a peer reviewed multidisciplinary international journal publishing original and high-quality articles covering a wide range of topics in mathematics

Contamination from Above (Submissions Due February 2, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:06am
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Writing from Below
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"What if there were, lodged within the heart of the law itself, a law of impurity or a principle of contamination?"
-Jacques Derrida, "The Law of Genre"

THE THEME
Unlawfulness, impurity, contamination: in the porous and scattered disciplines of gender, sexuality and diversity studies, these are the forces and strategies that impel our criticism and creation, the ethos of the fugitive journal Writing from Below.

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