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Same-Sex Marriage in Film and Television (Abstracts due July 1, 2014)

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 10:06pm
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Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.
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Mitch and Cam's gay wedding in the fifth season finale of Modern Family represents an important milestone in media representations of same-sex marriage. Accordingly, this collection of essays seeks to explore a range of representations (whether positive or negative in nature) pertaining to the topic of same-sex marriage in film and television.

Contributions may explore a single film or television offering or several. Any form (comedy, drama, documentary, news, etc.), year of release, and/or country of release is fair game for analysis. Contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic broadly and innovatively.

The City in Film Noir

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 5:08pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA 2014)
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The city in film noir is a site of aspiration and anxiety. Juxtaposed against the agrarian ideal, the noir city is a lure, a maze, a trap. Noir cities suggest forms of escape; they enable and restrict the challenges gender, class and race pose to the normative. Noir plots are set in motion by the anonymity and disruption of the metropolis; noir archetypes – the grifters, the tycoons, the femme fatales, the ambiguous foreigners – are cosmopolitan figures. This panel seeks papers that may examine the depiction of cities in classic, neo-, B- , documentary or parody noirs, the influence of émigré auteurs in envisioning American cities, architecture as mis-en-scene, cosmopolitanisms, gendered space.

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967, Online ISSN 23

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 2:29pm
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Interactions Forum, Pune India
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (ISSN 2277-3967) (PRINT) (Online ISSN 2347-2073)

Vol. III Issue III (July 2014)

New Academia is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum. The Journal strives to publish research work of high quality related to Literature written in English Language across the World, English language and literary theory. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their works.
We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

[Update] ASEBL Journal - evolutionary cultural studies. September 2014 (for Jan. 2015 issue)

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Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 9:41am
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ASEBL Journal - St. Francis College (NY)

The editors of ASEBL Journal invite queries for the January 2015 issue. Deadline for articles is 1 September 2014, though early submissions are encouraged as space in the journal is limited. Issues are housed on the St. Francis College (NY) website http://www.sfc.edu/page.cfm?p=3993. Before query or submission, please review the About tab on the blog www.asebl.blogspot.com for complete information. Potential contributors are encouraged to peruse the January 2014 issue (particularly the lead essay in the January 2013 issue) to get a good idea of the mission and scope of the journal.

Printing Latinidad: The Power of Paper in Latina/o Literature, PAMLA, 10/31-11/2 [Extended Deadline: 5/31]

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:50pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside Convention Center
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Paper has played a critical role in Latina/o literary production. Though recent interest in Latina/o print culture foregrounds the importance of print materials in a way that emphasizes community histories, identities, and political ideologies, paper itself is under examined. This panel looks toward a more concise consideration of the physical and material power of paper as a principle agent of analysis. How does paper coalesce Latina/o identities, social bodies, and cultural formations? How did the proliferation of Latina/o liberation movements result in the reciprocal generation of paper production?

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Riverside, CA, 10/31/14-11/2/14 (Extended Deadline May 31)

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:12pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Over thirty approved sessions are still in search of high quality paper proposals for this year's PAMLA Conference in Riverside, CA (October 31-November 2, 2014). The deadline for proposing via PAMLA's online proposal system is May 31: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas

So, if you are interested in attending the 2014 PAMLA Conference, but you missed the original deadline, take a look at one of these open sessions and propose a paper soon.

Open Sessions currently include:

Poetic Sustainability at SAMLA, Nov. 7-9, 2014 / Abstracts Due: June 20th

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 1:02pm
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Emily Dickinson International Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites creative and scholarly presentations investigating how the work of Emily Dickinson explores, accepts, and rejects the ideas of ecocriticism and radical homemaking. How does her work portray the value of the natural world? How can we (or can we) place her work within contemporary discussions of domesticity and radical homemaking? While we are, of course, interested in projects that focus on Emily Dickinson, we are open to discussions of poetry in general, particularly the ways in which poetry continues to be sustained amid technological advances that both threaten and enhance traditional ways of teaching, writing, and reading poems.

CFP REMINDER: Marginalised Mainstream 2014: Disguise, DEADLINE 30 May 2014 [28-29 November 2014, London, UK]

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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:48am
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Marginalised Mainstream 2014

Keynote Speakers: Dr Bronwen Thomas (Bournemouth University), Dr Naomi Braithwaite (Nottingham Trent University)

28-29 November 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

'I like to reinvent myself — it's part of my job.' – Karl Lagerfeld

In 2014, the 3rd annual Marginalised Mainstream conference will consider the varieties, motivations, and meanings of disguise. From secret identities to theatrical performances, from fictional fabrications to factual concealment, disguises of all sorts are part of mainstream culture. This event will explore various manifestations of disguise in popular fiction, media, and culture that have previously been academically marginalised.

[REPOST] Edited Collection on the Aesthetics and Politics of Hunger (15 June, 2014)

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:27pm
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Manisha Basu and Anastasia Ulanowicz

Within the past 50 years, practitioners of cultural studies and the humanities more generally have addressed the question of hunger in terms of the immediate, individual body. For example, scholars such as Susan Bordo have considered the ways in which individual practices of self-imposed hunger (for example, anorexia and bulimia) have played a significant role in the maintenance of Western, patriarchal standards of beauty and heteronormative relations. Although this present study acknowledges the contributions made by earlier interventions such as Bordo's, it ultimately seeks to address the question of hunger within a wider, historical-materialist framework.

Spanish III: Latin American Literature. June 07, 2014: deadline for submission of proposals.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:26pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association: 56th Annual Convention. Detroit, Michigan. November 13-16, 2014.

Topic:Open

We invite submissions that explore all aspects of Latin American literature and cultures from their inception to present times. Please send a 250-word abstract including your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and paper title to Dinorah Cortés-Vélez (dinorah.cortes-velez@marquette.edu) by June 7th, 2014.

2015 BSA New Scholars Program

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 4:19pm
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John A Buchtel / Bibliographical Society of America

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).

PERFORMART'14 - Performance Art Conference- 18-20 December 2014

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 3:52pm
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DAKAM

PERFORMART '14 Conference open for proposals by scholars working mainly on Theater, Dance, Musical Perfromance, Stage Design and Costume Design.

Perfoming Arts Conference 'PERFORMART' hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University and organized by DAKAM will be held in Istanbul from 18 to 20 December, 2014.

http://www.performartconference.org/

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