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[REMINDER] CFP Exploring British Film and Television Stardom

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 10:32am
Julie Lobalzo Wright and Adrian Garvey/ Queen Mary, University of London

Exploring British Film and Television Stardom Conference
Saturday, 2 November 2013 at Queen Mary, University of London
Supported by Living British Cinema

*NB: All papers will be considered for inclusion in a special edition of the Journal of British Film and Television in 2015*

Keynote speakers: Dr. Melanie Bell (Newcastle University) and Dr. Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England)

While British cinema and television history are thriving fields of scholarship, the issue of stardom has been insufficiently explored in national terms, and most British star images suggest that the dominant Hollywood model, associated with individualism, glamour, and consumption, sits uneasily in a British cultural context.

Call for Papers "Interdisciplinary Arts: Retrospectives and Future Visions" March 21-22, 2014

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 9:08am
School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio USA

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary will hold an international conference on the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary arts. Interdisciplinarity is based on the deep affinity of all branches of knowledge and provides a site for exploring this affinity. In the dynamic current world, as the boundaries between the arts become increasingly permeable, scholars recognize the methodological importance of multidisciplinary scholarship to facilitate our historical and critical understanding of the arts.

Death and Decay (deadline 4th October 2013)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 4:16am
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal for the Arts and Humanities

This call for papers invites submissions on the subject of 'Death and Decay' for the third edition of HARTS & Minds, an online postgraduate journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published online in Winter 2013-14.

Our first edition and further information can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and you can get updates on our journal at www.facebook.com/hartsandminds.

[UPDATE] MMLA 2013 Special Session: Irony and Authenticity in Contemporary Artistic Production - Deadline Extended

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 10:06pm
Janessa Toro/ University of Missouri/ New Deadline: June 14

Is there room for earnestness and authenticity in contemporary media? In accordance with the 2013 Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme of "Art & Artifice", This panel explores the intersection of authenticity and irony in literature, film, music, and other media. While stable irony depends upon fixed meanings intended to elicit specific interpretations from an audience, contemporary theories of language, identity, and community emphasize the ultimate contingency and instability of meaning. Thus, the possibility for irony is thrown into question; is irony impossible, or is irony all-pervasive? Likewise, is any form of authenticity or earnestness possible in artistic production?

[UPDATE] San Joaquin Valley Journal Submission Deadline Extension -- August 1, 2013

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 7:13pm
Andrew Dorsey / San Joaquin Valley Journal

The San Joaquin Valley Journal is seeking articles for its fourth issue. SJVJ is an online, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Department of English at California State University, Stanislaus. The annual journal offers a forum for the discussion of literature, critical theory, rhetoric and composition, pedagogy, and issues relevant to teaching in academe. SJVJ is particularly interested in scholarly essays that engage issues and ideas in connection with the literature and culture of the San Joaquin Valley. In view of its regional emphasis, SJVJ also welcomes profiles on San Joaquin Valley writers, creative nonfiction, book reviews, faculty interviews, and commentaries related to the southern portion of California's Central Valley.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED 21/6/13: Romantic Lacunae: Silences, Gaps, and Empty Spaces

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Monday, June 3, 2013 - 11:49am
Queen's University Belfast, UK

We invite paper and panel proposals on topics related to silences, disjunctions, and absences in Romantic-era texts, for a one-day conference hosted by the School of English and the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Queen's University Belfast on 2 August, 2013. The keynote speaker will be Dr Fiona Price, Reader in English Literature at the University of Chichester.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contempory Culture (Open Submissions)

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Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 6:29pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Open Issues

Contact: Reconstruction Submissions Editor

We are continually accepting submissions for upcoming Open Issues, and can promise a prompt reply.

Submissions may be created from a variety of perspectives, including, but not limited to: geography, ethnography, cultural studies, folklore, architecture, history, sociology, linguistics, psychology, communications, music, philosophy, political science, semiotics, theology, art history, queer theory, literature, criminology, urban planning, gender studies, education, graphic design, etc. Both theoretical and empirical approaches are welcomed.

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Pastoral Artifice - MMLA/November, 2013

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Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 2:08pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

Recent publication of The Arcadia Project, an anthology of "North American postmodern pastoral," highlights the interest of contemporary writers in pastoral artifice. In highly original compositions, these writers repurpose and self-consciously misuse pastoral conventions to evoke simulations of pastoral in the contemporary world. Paradoxically, these simulations are more real than the pastoral fantasies on which they are based. For example, the pastoral simulation called suburbia continues to expand in unsustainable ways, and to degrade our environment.

[UPDATE]: CfP: The Common Denominator -- A Postgraduate Conference in British Cultural Studies, 20-22 MArch 2014

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Friday, May 31, 2013 - 7:23am
British Cultural Studies in the Institute for British Studies of Leipzig University

In ancient Greece, the Pythagoreans worshipped perfect numbers and turned them into musical scales. Two thousand years later, Nicolaus Copernicus still heard their sound in the perfection of the universal spheres. Numerologists, alchemists and the Gnostics all attempt to explain the mysteries of the universe with the precision and beauty of mathematics. And what would the voluptuous garments displayed in Renaissance painting be without the clear lines and structured order of geometry? Already these few examples show that mathematics has always been more than is commonly represented in popular culture in the wider British context.

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