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[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
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
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
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
Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference 2015

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
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study, CUNY Graduate Center

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
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
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

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.

Pediatric Urology Case Reports

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 9:00am
http://pediatricurologycasereports.com/ojs/index.php/pucr/index

INVITATION TO PUBLISH ORIGINAL CASE REPORTS

Multidisciplinary

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY CASE REPORTS

Invitation to publish Original Case Reports,

Website Address:

"http://www.pediatricurologycasereports.com"

ISSN: 2148-2969

DOI: 10.14534/

Bimonthly

All Fields of Pediatric Urology

"In English"

Contact us:

Hayrettin OZTURK-Professor, M.D.

e-mail: info@pediatricurologycasereports.com

Call for Contributions: edited volume on 'Shakespeare and Dance'

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:50am
Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University) & Brandon Shaw (Brown University)

Edited Volume: Shakespeare and Dance
Editors: Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University) and Dr Brandon Shaw (Brown University)

We are seeking potential contributors to an edited volume of essays on the subject of Shakespeare and Dance. Despite much academic interest in movement, materiality and the body – and the growth of dance studies as a disciplinary field – Shakespeare's employment of dancing as both theatrical device and thematic marker remains under-studied. The reimagining of his plays as dance works is also neglected as a subject for research. This volume looks to examine Shakespearean dance in all its variety, with the objectives of stimulating interest in and producing conceptual schema relevant to this growing area of study.

NeMLA 2015: Unexpected Affect in Shakespearean Drama

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:21am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the ways in which Shakespearean drama delivers emotional intensity (passions, affectations, embodiment, etc.) in unexpected places. When might certain emotional reactions be surprising in Shakespeare's plays? Are there particular characters that share their feelings unexpectedly, yet with astonishing resonance?

The significance of this session is to explore whether, after four centuries of exposure, these can still be capable of emotionally shocking. In today's academic climate, do Shakespeare's words have the potential to be so emotionally disturbing that students might/can/should expect a "trigger warning" on syllabi?

PARTICIPATORY URBANISMS

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:04am
Made possible by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative at UC Berkeley, California, USA with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Participatory urban projects have been shown to foster 'real' democracy; enliven the public sphere; expand civic consciousness and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency (Baiocchi 2005]. Participatory art projects subvert the traditional relationship between the art object, the artist and the audience such that the artist is no longer an individual producer of discrete objects but a collaborator and producer of situations; the audience is a co-producer or participant; and the work of art is an ongoing happening rather than a commodifiable object (Bishop 2012).

Postgraduate English - Extended Deadline 15 September 2014

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:15am
Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761), Durham University's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, should be received no later than Monday 15 September 2014.

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