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Arab-American Culture in the United States

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 7:49pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
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The 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference is organizing a panel on Arab-American Culture. This conference will take place at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN on 3-5 October 2014. Topics can include--but are certainly not limited to--contemporary expressions of identity via cuisine, literature, media representations, museum displays. Historical case studies of Arab-American culture in the United States are also very welcome. The deadline for the submission of a 250 word abstract is 30 April 2014. You can upload this abstract to the Middle Eastern Culture area at http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/. If you have questions, please email Stacy E.

American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 7:43pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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The 2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference is currently organizing a panel on American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa. This conference will be held at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN on 3-5 October 2014. Topics can include--but are certainly not limited to--any historical or contemporary representation of the Middle East in American popular culture, including sermons, songs, plays, paintings, travel accounts, memoirs, novels, movies, and the media.

The Literary Canon and Sociohistorical Performances

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 5:34pm
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SAMLA 86: Humanities and Sustainability Nov. 7 - 9 2014 Atlanta, GA
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Postcolonial Studies astutely points to Literature as a carrier of inscriptions that perpetuate race, gender, and class disparities. Even as Roland Barthes points out that texts are loaded with social and ideological values, critics such as Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o and Franz Fanon detail the effects of social values on peoples that Western Empires and their Literatures subjugate. As a result, the Western canon has become suspect to the point that multiculturalism is disbanding the canon instead of widening its inclusiveness. Yet, as Toni Morrison claims, dismissing the classics eschews critical studies in psychology, history, and sociology. The classics, Morrison claims, have value in what they can teach us about our world.

Call for Creative Submissions: The Waggle Summer/Fall 2014

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 5:01pm
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The Waggle magazine

Call for Submissions, Summer/Fall 2014
We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for the second issue of The Waggle! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it's well-written, we want to read it; if it's visually intriguing, we want to see it.

In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist's name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.

[UPDATE] Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects (SLSA Conference Panel)

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 6:03pm
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Matthew Dodson / Oregon State University
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Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects

Panel Proposal for Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts 2014 Conference – "Fluid" - Dallas, TX - Oct. 9-12, 2014

Send ~250 word abstract and a brief biographical note to Matthew Dodson at dodsonm@onid.orst.edu no later than April 20, 2014.

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[UPDATE] Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 4:01pm
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Film Studies, University of Pittsburgh

"When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers."
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film

Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brinkema teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include Film Theory; Violence and Representation; Embodiment and Affect; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy; Gender and Sexuality Studies. Brinkema is the author of The Forms of the Affects (Duke UP, 2014)

Ongoing CFP - Criticisms, Commentary and Analysis about Needed Changes in the Practice, Teaching, & Conceptualization of ADR/CR

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 8:52am
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Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Association for Conflict Resolution
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Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution.

PAMLA 2014 (10/31-11/2): Special Session on William Faulkner, Proposals Due by 15 May 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 1:19pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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We are seeking proposals for papers addressing any aspect of William Faulkner's literary production for a panel at the 2014 PAMLA Conference, October 31-November 2, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. Please submit proposals before May 15th, 2014, using the on-line submission system at "http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals".

You must become a member of or renew your membership in the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association by June 10th, 2014, in order to be eligible to present a paper at the 2014 conference. PAMLA requests that people do not submit the same proposal to more than one session at the conference.

[UPDATE] "The Victorians and Literary Theory" (Approved Special Session, PAMLA 2014 10/31-11/02 in Riverside, California)

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:08pm
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Alfred J. Drake, Ph.D.
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Paper proposals sought for an approved PAMLA special session entitled "The Victorians and Literary Theory." Proposals may address British Victorian fiction, poetry, drama, or non-fiction, but the emphasis should be on literary/critical theory and/or the history of literary criticism. In keeping with the conference theme of "Familiar Spirits," this special session aims to reflect on the continuing value of Victorian literature to those who engage with literary theory.
The conference will be held on Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

Call for papers: Current Thinking on the Western workshop, 18 June 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 9:46am
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Dr. Lee Broughton / University of Leeds
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The 'Current Thinking on the Western' workshop will take place on 18 June 2014 at the University of Leeds, UK.
 
Keynote speaker: Professor Edward Buscombe.

This one-day event seeks to draw together international film studies scholars of all levels (postgraduate research students, early career researchers and established researchers) who are working on the Western.

Proposals (around 250 words in length) are invited for 20 minute papers concerning any aspect of current research on Western genre films but the following areas are of particular interest:

Vocal Projections: Documentary and the Voice, Symposium at University of Surrey (UK) September 19, 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 7:55am
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Maria Pramaggiore, National University of Ireland Maynooth & Bella Honess Roe, University of Surrey

VOCAL PROJECTIONS: DOCUMENTARY AND THE VOICE
September 19, 2014 – University of Surrey (Guildford, UK)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Patrick Sjöberg (Karlstadt University, Sweden)

Despite a renewed interest in documentary in the last several decades, scholars have yet to fully account for the ways in which the human voice figures as a complex and potentially ambiguous element within the audiovisual landscape. Documentary scholarship has tended to emphasize the documentary film image and its indexical relationship to reality. When it has been discussed, the human voice has been figured in primarily rhetorical terms as an element that reinforces or undermines the visual truth claims of documentary.

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