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Ridley Scott and Philosophy - Edited Collection CFP

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:35pm
Adam Barkman, Ashley Barkman, and Nancy Kang, eds.

The Philosophy of Ridley Scott

Articles for consideration are being solicited for an edited collection to be published by The University Press of Kentucky as part of The Philosophy of Popular Culture Series.

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically complex but accessible. You may preview the series website at the following address: http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/series_detail.php?seriesID=PPCS

Call for Papers - Media Studies and Review

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:19pm
International Journal of Media Studies and Review

International Journal of Media Studies and Review (ISSN 2162-2043) is a collection of ten quarterly titles with a focus on media and culture.

The journal promotes multi-disciplinary studies and will appeal to all working in the field of media, agencies, law, policy, science and research.

All scholarly articles are blind, peer-reviewed, with the goal of supporting emerging scholars and the development of evidence-based practice.

IJMSR invites all researchers, professionals, academics, and experts in various fields related to media studies to submit their original unpublished papers containing the latest findings, data-driven research, case studies, and analysis to this journal.

[UPDATE] Special Session Topic "Seriously Different: Playing the Foreign in Early Modern Drama" November 3-6 St. Louis, Missouri

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 9:47am
2011 Midwest MLA Annual Convention “Play…No, Seriously”

People and commodities from abroad played a vital role in Renaissance London's urban scene, and their influence made their way into the era's theaters as well. The panel aims to explore how early modern dramas played with the foreign. How are foreign people, texts, and commodities represented in the Renaissance theater? How do these dramas play with the notion of foreigness, and to what effect? Papers can explore playhouse invocations, appropriations, and exploitations of the foreign, as well as ways in which early modern drama invited audience members to lay claim to the foreign.

[UPDATE] CFP: The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 8:34am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

Production and Consumption in Victorian Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:04am
The Victorian Network

The fifth issue of, guest edited by Dr Ella Dzelzainis (Newcastle University), is dedicated to a reassessment of nineteenth-century investments in concepts of productivity and consumption. Accelerating industrialisation, the growth of consumer culture, economic debates about the perils of overconsumption as well as emerging cultural discourses about industriousness, work ethic and the uses of free time radically altered the ways in which Victorians thought about practices of production and consumption. Literary authors intervened directly in these economic and social debates while also negotiating analogous developments within a literary marketplace transformed by new forms of writing, distributing and consuming literature.

Call for Articles: Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (Submission Deadline October 1st)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:57am
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.

New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 3/8/12-3/10/12. Abstracts due 9/15/11

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 3:41am
Nova Myhill/ New College of Florida

Call for Papers

The eighteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference's broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome.

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