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CFP: Children, Childhood, and Popular Culture

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
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The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and
American Culture Association invites you to participate in the 25th annual
MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular
culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and
young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.

CFP: Intermezzo, new series in longform publication

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture
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Enculturation, a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, announces the launch of Intermezzo, a series dedicated to publishing long essays – between 20,000 and 80,000 words – that are too long for journal publication, but too short to be a monograph. Intermezzo fills a current gap within scholarly writing by allowing writers to express themselves outside of the constraints of formal academic publishing. Intermezzo asks writers to not only consider a variety of topics from within and without academia, but to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.

2014 PAMLA Conference--Proposals for Composition and Rhetoric Sessions Due May 15, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:19am
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PAMLA
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You are invited to submit proposals for the fall 2014 PAMLA conference, a national organization that will host its annual conference Oct. 31-Nov.2 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA. The proposal submission process is handled completely online. Please visit http://www.pamla.org/2014

In my role as the presiding officer for the Composition and Rhetoric sessions, I welcome submissions that will extend our field's rich range of conversations. Feel free to contact me with questions about the Comp/Rhet sessions.

Anthologies in/and/of Modernism (MSA 16: 6-9 November 2014)

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 10:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Collier
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Given 1) the ongoing expansion of modernist studies in "temporal, spatial, and vertical" directions (Mao and Walkowitz) and 2) a renewed interest in textual materiality and modernist institutions (Jeremy Braddock's Collecting as Modernist Practice), the time would seem right for a thorough reconsideration of literary anthologies in/and/of modernism.

[UPDATE] Foundation, special issue on Science Fiction and Videogames (30 Apr 2014)

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:22am
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Science Fiction Foundation
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For over half a century—from the spaceship duels of Spacewar! and the attacking waves of the Space Invaders, through to the explorations of the Metroid series and the complex environments of the Bioshock games—electronic gaming has made extensive use of science fictional themes and settings. Likewise, science fiction, in books like Ender's Game, films like The Last Starfighter, and TV shows like Defiance, has often explored tropes of videogaming within its created worlds.

Slovo, interdisciplinary journal for Central and Eastern European, Russian, and Eurasian studies. Deadline for abstracts 15 May.

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 8:17am
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Slovo, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
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SLOVO journal
anthropology - economics - film - geography - history - international studies - linguistics - literature - media - music - politics - sociology

Slovo is a fully refereed, interdisciplinary, twice-yearly e-journal, edited and managed by postgraduates of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

We are proud to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for issue 26.2 of Slovo!

• The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2014.

UPDATE: Not of an Age but for All Ages: First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies. October 22-23, 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 5:17am
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University of Tehran
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Being the first specialized conference on Shakespeare in Iran, this aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare. The popularity of his plays in today's world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare's' works have broken cultural and geographical barriers. Many great and outstanding writers have appeared through different ages in literary circles, but he remains unrivaled in history of theatre.

Secularity and Faith in Contemporary Literature; Literature and Religion Panel for PAMLA (10/31-11/2 2014); Deadline: May 15, 20

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 11:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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We are currently seeking proposals for the Literature and Religion panel at the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference in Riverside, California. The conference will take place October 31-November 2, 2014.

How do contemporary writers negotiate faith or unbelief? What are the varieties of secularism articulated in their work? How do they explore faith within a post-secular context? What are the tensions associated with inhabiting a post-secular age?

CFP: British Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 3-5, 2014); April 30 deadline

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 9:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association
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The Midwest Popular Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, this October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday), 2014.
The British Popular Culture area is open to essays on a wide range of topics, but is particularly interested in essays that focus on:
• Themes and/or Popularity of British television (Downton Abbey, Luther, Doctor Who, etc.),
• British/American TV adaptations,
• British literary or cinematic alt-history, especially steampunk,
• British filmmakers (Andrea Arnold, Steve McQueen, Mike Leigh, Shane Meadows, Ben Wheatley, etc.),
• British comics creators (Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Frank Quitely, Garth Ennis, etc.)

CFP International conference "Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement--May 1st

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 3:27pm
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Department of Spanish and Portuguese-UofT & BRAFFTV
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Call for Papers: International conference "Interactive Narratives, New Media and Social Engagement"
Date: October 24th and 25th, 2014
Place: Victoria College, University of Toronto, Canada
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2014

An interdisciplinary conference for researchers and practitioners.

How has the digital screen changed our world in general and narrative and visual arts in particular is the broad focus of the second Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto and BRAFFTV Film and Media international Conference.

[UPDATE] DIGITAL EMBODIMENT: NEW MEDIA AND MATERIALITY IN THE VISUAL ARTS

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 11:02am
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Alison Fletcher / University of Houston
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As part of the Southeast College Art Conference, this panel investigates the connection between materiality and digital media in the visual arts. Considering the prevalence of digital technology and the increasing rise in emergent software, the link between visual arts and its material embodiment is shifting in ways that are as unexpected as they are seductive. New media transcends the boundaries of physical embodiment in the evolution from analog to digital video, audio, and photography. Does digital media inhabit its own sense of material representation? What opportunities are being opened up by digitality in film, for instance, and what are the consequences that we should be considering?

Writing and Rhetoric Area CFP

updated: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Pop Culture Association Conference

The Writing and Rhetoric in Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

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