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Laughter in the Digital Age -- Special Issue of Comedy Studies (11/1/14) [UPDATE]

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:08pm
Peter C. Kunze (University of Texas at Austin)

"Laughter in the Digital Age"
Special Issue of Comedy Studies
Guest Editor: Peter C. Kunze, University of Texas at Austin

Websites, social media platforms, and YouTube and other video-sharing services make the dissemination of comedy easier than ever, yet studies of the implications of new media on comedy and humor is only beginning. This issue examines how the Internet as well as new technologies radically change how humor and comedy are produced, distributed, exhibited, and consumed in the digital age. I invite papers, broadly conceived, that consider these issues through either theoretical discussions or case studies of specific artists, texts, platforms, or sub-genres. Potential articles may cover:

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:04pm
St. Norbert College

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2014 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

LEGACIES OF BLACK FEMINISMS, DUE 9/10

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:00pm
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

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The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents

Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference

Location: Princeton University

Date: October 11, 2014

British Poetry of World War I, Louisville Conference

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:54pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900

Since 2014 is the centenary of the start of World War I, I am seeking abstracts for a possible panel on war poetry for the 2015 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in Louisville, KY (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/). The work of British poets, both those who supported the war effort and those who opposed it, offers a varied resource for teaching and scholarship.

Philip Roth in an Age of Terror; Louisville Conference; Feb 26-28, 2015

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:16pm
Philip Roth Society

CFP: Philip Roth in an Age of Terror:

The Philip Roth Society invites papers for a panel Philip Roth and terrorism at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in Louisville, Kentucky, February 26-28, 2015.

The Beautiful Body and Its Discontents

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 2:09pm
NEMLA

The fit body is thus the conspicuous product of the late-capitalist work ethic. It is the body as the focal point of an industry of self-care, a book of personal narrative upon which is inscribed the extent to which you have won at the game of contemporary life. Each hard-fought-for, shiny ripple of muscle is forever bound up in two economies—one of production, and one of desire. (Alang, 'Must Fit Bodies Be the Product of Hard Work?')

[UPDATE] THE 21ST ANNUAL ACMRS INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE February 5–7, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:50pm
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held February 5-7, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Scottsdale. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on: "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance".

CONFERENCE PUBLICATION:
Selected papers focused on "Trades, Talents, Guilds, and Specialists: Getting Things Done in the Middle Ages and Renaissance" will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Albuquerque, NM, USA

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:10pm
Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM, USA

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS), 11 Oct 2014

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:24pm
Sweet Briar College

Announcing the 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) at Sweet Briar College on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

The MARCUS Conference is devoted exclusively to the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Students from Virginia and surrounding states are invited to present scholarly research from all academic disciplines and may choose to participate in an oral session or poster session

The Uses of Magic in Middle English Literature (Kalamazoo 2015)

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:21pm
Tara Williams

The Uses of Magic in Middle English Literature
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
May 14-17, 2015

This session provides a forum for new work being done on representations of magic in the various genres of Middle English literature. Literary texts depict magic and its uses in a variety of ways, opening up new possibilities for categorizing magic (beyond the classic natural/demonic model) and understanding its effects (both within and outside of texts).

UPDATE: Reminder CFP: Merchants and Saints at Kalamazoo 2015

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:21am
Emily Kelley

There is still space available in this session organized for the next Kalamazoo medieval conference. Please note proposal deadline of September 15:

Call for Papers: Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class: Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine. International Congress on Medieval Studies, 14-17 May 2015

[UPDATE] The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:13am
Maia Gil'Adi and John Ribo

Conference: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference. Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature.

Dates: 23-25 April, 2015

Panel Title: ¿Queer Brown Futures?: Utopia & Apocalypse in Latina/o Speculative Fiction.

¿Queer Brown Futures?: Utopia & Apocalypse in Latina/o Speculative Fiction

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 11:08am
Maia Gil'Adi and John Ribo

José Esteban Muñoz's Cruising Utopia opens with an epigraph from Oscar Wilde: "A map of the world that does not include utopia is not worth glancing at." For Wilde, utopia is vital because it sets the course of human progress like a future destination humanity strives for but never reaches. Similarly, Muñoz reformulates queerness—and might we add brownness?—as utopian, as futurity, as potentiality, as that which lets us feel the limits of the here and now in order to dream better possibilities.

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