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The mediated society: Living and working with immersive media technologies

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Friday, April 4, 2014 - 4:42am
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University of Applied Sciences

The mediated society: Living and working with immersive media technologies
Fourth interdisciplinary conference illusion immersion involvement [iiiiv]

The Institute of Immersive Media (ifim) organizes the fourth interdisciplinary conference illusion immersion involvement, October 31 to November 1, 2014, Kiel, Germany. The conference website is: http://www.immersive-medien.de/de/konferenz-iii.

Indigenous Studies

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:55pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers

Indigenous Studies Area - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, IN, Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.

The area seeks panel and paper proposals that address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, and Sami popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:

[UPDATE] British Culture after 9/11, Teesside University, 27 June 2014, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28 APRIL

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 3:45pm
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Rehana Ahmed / Teesside University
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CALL FOR PAPERS
*DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28 APRIL*

British Culture after 9/11

Teesside University (Darlington Campus)
Friday 27 June 2014

Keynote Speakers:
Dr Claire Chambers (University of York)
Professor Peter Morey (University of East London)
Avaes Mohammad (poet, playwright, performer)

Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Toursim

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:03pm
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Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Toursim

The call for paper is open for the newly re-established International Journal of Digital Culture and Electronic Toursim.
Topics include:
Digital business models
Customer centricity and e-branding
Digital society
ICTs in cultural institutions and tourist companies
Mobile solutions: m-commerce, m-entertainment and m-learning
Place marketing
Ubiquitous web
E-book and digital libraries
Digital culture and e-tourism adoption
E-entertainment and info-cultural-tainment
E-tourism, smart tourism, mobile tourism, web 2.0 and web 3.0
Geolocation-based services
Mobile and proximity technologies in travel and tourism
Virtual museums, virtual tours and mixed reality

Modernist Waste Streams (MSA 16 Pittsburg Nov. 6-9)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 11:16am
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Alexander McKee / University of Delaware
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines a "waste stream" as "The total flow of solid waste from homes, businesses, institutions, and manufacturing plants that is recycled, burned, or disposed of in landfills, or segments thereof such as the 'residential waste stream' or the 'recyclable waste stream.'" This panel deploys this term to address the relationship between production, consumption, and waste that existed at the start of the twentieth century. It invites papers from all disciplines that examine modernist attitudes toward waste and abundance.

[update] Submission deadline extended to May 15; Reading Matters, June 11-13, 2014, Interdisciplinary Summer Conference

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 10:33am
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Troy University

Reading Matters
Interdisciplinary Summer Conference
Call for Presentations:
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to engaged reading organized by Troy University. This interdisciplinary summer conference, "Reading Matters," will take place from June 11 to June 13, 2014, at Troy University, Troy, Alabama.

This conference is an attempt to rethink what it means to read and how we read in our current culture. The topic is intentionally broad in order to encompass and encourage a wide variety of potential themes including historical, sociocultural and disciplinary contexts. We welcome any sustained attempt to explore and rethink the various aspects involved in engaged reading.

Sea Narratives: call for essay contributions

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 8:46am
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University of Warwick

Set in the wider context of a turn towards space and mobility, studies of the sea have come to take increasing prominence in the humanities and social sciences. This volume seeks to establish an interdisciplinary exchange on the theme of 'sea narratives', looking at how the sea has figured as an important site in different cultural and geographical contexts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Update -- Deadline Extended -- Novel-Writing Playwrights and Playwriting Novelists after Beckett: Review of Contemporary Fiction

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 1:52am
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Review of Contemporary Fiction
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Many of our more experimental contemporary novelists have written occasional plays (Flann O'Brien, Doris Lessing, Dermot Healy, Susan Sontag and Toni Morrison come to mind) – although often times these plays have received scant critical attention from those academics who study their work. Conversely, many contemporary playwrights have written novels which have received scant attention as well (Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Wendy Wasserstein, and Ntozake Shange come to mind).

[UPDATE} The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 9:53pm
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University of Sydney

EXTENDED and FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Maud Ellmann, Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English, Chicago
Assist. Professor Julie Park, Vassar
Professor John Plotz, Brandeis

Living Legacies: Literary Responses to the Civil Rights Movement

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 6:26pm
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Laura Dubek
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Fifty years after the March on Washington, students of American history, literature, and media studies learn about the civil rights movement from (auto)biographies of movement leaders, archival footage of major events, narrative and oral history presented in documentaries such as Eyes on the Prize (PBS), civil rights museums and special exhibits, annual commemorations, and retrospective analyses provided by critical race scholars in response to contemporary events. This edited collection will explore how poets, playwrights, novelists, essayists, and filmmakers—at the time and since—have contributed to our understanding of the civil rights movement and its legacy.

"Dreaming of Theatre History: Pedagogy in the Trenches" (July 23-24, 2014)

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:41pm
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Theatre History and Theatre as a Liberal Art Focus Groups (ATHE)
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Uniting in the desert to explore and innovate pedagogical practices for the 21st century, the Theatre History and Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus Groups will co-sponsor a pre-conference (to the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's annual conference) on "Dreaming of Theatre History: Pedagogy in the Trenches." In the trenches, we face the realities of an economic drought in larger class sizes and an ever more precarious professoriate, even as we continue to dream of ways to teach theatre as a historical discourse. Forming an oasis in the desert, we are interested in exploring the state of our field in the classroom.

"Heroes in Popular Culture": MPCA Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Oct. 3-5, 2014.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:58pm
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Jef Burnham, DePaul University
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Deadline: April 30, 2014

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in film and television
-Heroes and religion/mythology
-Hero worship
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

The Provocateur - May 23, 2014

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 3:32pm
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Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

Double Helix invites submissions for The Provocateur section of its next issue, "Critical Thinking and Writing in the STEM Disciplines." Of potentially any length and/or form, The Provocateur focuses on disrupting scholarly, institutional, and pedagogical conventions. How might scientific and mathematical lessons, theories, concepts, problems, questions, etc. be re-imagined or -configured? The pedagogical function of these pieces might be in how innovative writing can defamiliarize science, technology, engineering, or mathematics in order to prompt new ways of thinking about them.

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