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Final Call: Aesthetics of Renewal

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 3:09pm
Canadian Association of American Studies

We are pleased to announce this year's plenary speakers: Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart.Our final deadline is: 15 July 2011.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Aesthetics of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"
3 – 6 November, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario

Final Call: Aesthetics of Renewal

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 3:05pm
Canadian Association of American Studies

We are pleased to announce this year's plenary speakers: Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart.Our final deadline is: 15 July 2011.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Aesthetics of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"
3 – 6 November, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to August 1, 2011

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:43pm
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SELF, STORY AND LIFE NARRATIVE as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Self Portraiture *Personality *Memoir/Autobiography * Life Worlds and Spatiality*Duplicity/Performance *Race, Class, Gender and Self * Avatars *Memory and Recollection *Agency
*Voyeurism, Audience,and Consumption *Issues of Genre
*Intersubjectivity *Coded Data and Self Stories
*Identity *Authenticity and Self *Nationhood and Subjectivity *Pedagogical Personas
*Disambiguation and Self

Ridley Scott and Philosophy - Edited Collection CFP

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

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