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Edited Collection: Memory in Popular Culture [abstracts due 5/1/14]

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 2:06pm
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Heather Urbanski, Fitchburg State University

Upcoming collection on memory in popular culture, under contract with McFarland and Company, seeks proposals for academic essays on the complex role of rhetorical and social memory in science fiction, fantasy, fandom, and online gaming. Abstracts due 5/1/14 with final essays due 11/15/14.

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For the upcoming collection Essays on Memory in Popular Culture, I am seeking contributions that describe and analyze the complex rhetorical memory involved in contemporary popular culture reception and consumption.

International Conference: Language, Literature, and Ecoculture -- 23-25 July 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:58pm
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Cameroon English Language and Literature Association

Language, Literature and Ecoculture
Faculty of Arts, University of Buea, South West Region, Cameroon
23-25 July 2014

"… the culture of nature – the ways we think, teach, talk about, and construct the natural world – is as important a terrain for struggle as the land itself." (Alexander Wilson)

Caring in Crisis? Communications and Public Reactions to Humanitarian Crises and International Development Causes - 7 June 14

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:54pm
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Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, London UK
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We are delighted to announce that the renowned moral philosopher, Professor Peter Singer, will be presenting the keynote at the Caring in Crisis colloquium sponsored by Birkbeck Institute for Social Research on Saturday June 7 2014 (9.30am – 5pm) in London, United Kingdom. Author of best-selling books such as The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty (2009), Professor Singer will discuss the findings of the three-year, interdisciplinary and collaborative research project 'Mediated humanitarian knowledge; audiences responses and moral actions', funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:03pm
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Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home CFP: April 20, 2014 [UPDATE]

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 11:27am
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Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium/Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26, 2014/Bucksport, Maine USA
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From the very earliest film of in-laws cavorting in the Roundhay Garden (1888), domestic settings have provided the backdrop and often the unintentional subject of amateur film. The organizers of the 2014 Northeast Historic Film (NHF) Summer Symposium invite proposals featuring studies of amateur and non-theatrical films that examine house, home, and visions of domesticity. "Wunderkino 4: Visions of House and Home" focuses on understanding how amateur and non-theatrical films offer insight into daily life, domesticity, and the quotidian activity that has often been dismissed as mise en scène. How does the performance of domesticity size or resize the frame? What activities define house and home on film?

[UPDATE] Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies Örebro, Sweden 26-27 September 2014, Abstract Deadline May 8

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7:52am
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SAAS, Swedish Association for American Studies
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Eighth Biennial Conference of the Swedish Association for American Studies
Örebro, 26-27 September 2014
Second Call for Papers: Call for Contributions to Panels

SAAS is an academic network that encourages scholarship in the multidisciplinary field of American Studies. SAAS seeks to develop a critical understanding of the role, place and meaning of the United States and North America. In Sweden, research about the US/America is conducted in many different disciplines; the biennial SAAS conference thus functions as an important forum for interdisciplinary exchange and provides American Studies scholars with an opportunity to meet and network.

CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM

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Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:07am
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism-a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press-announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

Teaching Popular Culture: Presentations & Discussants

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 6:34pm
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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There are two calls within this CFP for the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association annual conference on October 24-25 at Providence College in Providence, RI

Call for Papers: Teaching Popular Culture
If you have a paper to present on teaching popular culture, we would love to have you at the conference. The paper could be focused on teaching popular culture as its own course, or a popular-culture type course, or on some element of popular culture that you teach within a course.

The Aesthetics of Human Trafficking - SAMLA 2014

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 12:27pm
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Laura Barberan Reinares (CUNY)

SAMLA 2014: The Aesthetics of Human Trafficking

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film. Paper proposals addressing the aesthetics of human trafficking or forced migration within the context of globalization are especially welcome. By June 1st, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Laura Barberan Reinares, Bronx CC (CUNY), at m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu.

Journals and Collections of Essays

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:55am
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Out of Many
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Great Stories Needed: Edited Prose Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction and Fiction

We are seeking outstanding prose for the anthology OUT OF MANY: MULTIPLICITY AND DIVISIONS IN AMERICA TODAY. OUT OF MANY will showcase emerging writers for an emerging generation. We are under contract with an academic publisher and hope to feature a broader spectrum of voices than those typically found in prose readers. 5000 words maximum; shorter is better. Longer may need justification. Minorities of all stripes are encouraged to submit. Experimentation welcomed. Humor, fun and play appreciated. Writers will keep their copyright.

CALL FOR PAPERS: NATIVE RESPONSES TO THE 'SUBALTERN': VOICES FROM NORTH-EAST INDIA (DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: APRIL 30, 2014)

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:41am
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Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Swami Department of English, Assam University:: Diphu Campus (A Central University), Diphu-782 460 Karbi Anglog, Assam, India

The term "Subaltern" is related to the hegemonic power dynamics of the world. It refers to, in a broad context, all the persons who are socially, politically, geographically and economically not included or given a position in the hegemonic power structure of the colonial set-up. Thus, "Subaltern" refers to the colonized communities around the world. Subaltern as a subject is probably the most influential in the field of Post-colonial theory. Its impact has spanned across the disciplines of history, anthropology, sociology, literary studies, feminism and women studies.

[UPDATE] Screening War

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 7:22pm
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Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture
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Diffractions - Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture

Issue 3 | September 2014

Screening War

Deadline for submissions: May 15 2014

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