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MMLA 2014: Popular Culture

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:38pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

MMLA 2014 (Detroit, Nov. 13-16) - Popular Culture - The Lives of Cities

[update] The Dialogue of Cultures/ The Culture of Dialogue

updated: 
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:37pm
University of Ploiesti

The Department of Philology, University of Ploieşti
The Centre of Literary Studies, Linguistics, Theory of Criticism and Culture

in collaboration with

the Faculty of Philosophy, Novi-Sad University

invite you to the international conference

The Dialogue of Cultures/ The Culture of Dialogue

13-15 November 2014
Ploieşti

Call for Papers

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:51pm
Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the CW television series Arrow

Areas of analysis: American Studies, Cultural Studies, Fan Studies, Film and Television Studies, Media Studies, Folklore, Gender Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Media Industries Studies

Editors: Jim Iaccino, Cory Barker, and Myc Wiatrowski

Call for Papers: Submit to The Compass Scholarly Journal by July 28

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 11:02am
The Compass Scholarly Journal, Arcadia University

The Compass is currently accepting undergraduate academic work to publish for the Spring 2015 issue.

The Compass is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal edited and managed by students in the Arcadia University Honors Program. The journal is accepting papers from all academic disciplines. Submissions must be completed during undergraduate study. We cannot accept papers from graduate-level work.

Submission Guidelines

All papers should be emailed to thecompass@arcadia.edu as an attachment in Microsoft Word format.

With your email submission, please complete The Compass Submission Form.

Undergraduate students from any college or university may send a submission.

[UPDATE] Submission deadline extended: CFP: Travel and Tourism Area of MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 6-8, 2014

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:52am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The Travel and Tourism area of MAPACA seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

Please feel free to consider a wide range of materials, texts and experiences. Applicants may propose 3-person panels and roundtables.

Students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

UPDATE: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:17am
Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas

The CFP deadline has been extended to June 30. Authors will be notified of acceptance by July 15.
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CFP: Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes
Digital Humanities Forum 2014
September 12-13, 2014
Lawrence, Kansas

Keynote Speakers

* Isabel Meirelles, Northeastern University,
* Steven Jones, Loyola University Chicago,
* Scott Weingart, Indiana University,

Poetry, Mediatization and New Sensibilities

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:44am
Stefan Kjerkegaard, Aarhus University

Poetry, Mediatization and New Sensibilities
Aarhus University, Denmark, December 4-6, 2014

Keynotes: Pierre Alféri, Claudia Benthien, Virginia Jackson and Yoko Tawada.

Roundtable: Alterity and the Body in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature and Culture

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 6:42am
Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson/ NeMLA

How do individuals negotiate the social world when their bodies do not clearly fit defined hegemonic frameworks such as: male/female, various racial binaries, gay/straight, citizen/non-citizen, able-bodied/disabled, natural/unnatural, and other binaries? This roundtable will examine representations of the body in the context of alterity and otherness in twentieth- and twenty-first century American literature and culture. Roundtable Stacie McCormick and Shelagh Patterson.

Please submit abstracts by September 30, 2014 to https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15030

Uprisings and Revolutions in Global Context (deadline December 31, 2014)

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:06am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

The first few years of the twentieth-first century have witnessed social unrest, revolts and revolutions across the world: the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street Movement, riots of workers and peasants in China, anti-austerity demonstrations in Europe, blood-shedding confrontations in Ukraine, and, more recently, the Sunflower Movement or Occupy Legislature in Taipei. They are triggered by either violent actions of the police and the army, governments' decisions, or electoral controversies; they demand shifts of power and systemic transformations, or simply struggle for the basic rights of existence. In these heydays of insurrection, we cannot help asking: what is going on? What is happening to us, fascinated, shocked, devastated, aphasic or garrulous?

Existential Thought in African American Literature Before 1945 April 30-May 3, 2015

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Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 7:55pm
Dr. Melvin Hill/NeMLA

This panel seeks papers that explore existentialism in African-American thought that predates the codification of the term by Jean-Paul Sartre in the post-World War II period. The premise of this panel explicitly makes the case for the genealogy of African-American existentialist thought, tracing and situating it as a proto-existential literature. Revisiting such literary works prior to World War II will illustrate a rich tradition of African-American existentialist thought.

Please submit your abstract by September 30 to nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15063

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