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Film Comedy and the Limits of Representation -- SCMS: Boston, March 21-25, 2012

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:47pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel seeks to explore a diverse range of questions, contexts, and ideas about the relationship between film and comedy in order to provide new approaches to problems of representation in cinema. Work on film comedy has explored the capacity for humor to represent the unrepresentable: from sexual innuendo in classic screwball comedies, to political satire in documentary filmmaking, to silent slapstick's provocative reimaginations of modernity. How does looking closely at comedy help us understand cinema's capacity to represent time and space? What are the limits and potentials of comedic interventions in social politics (e.g. slapstick portrayals of domestic politics or of war and state violence)?

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to August 1, 2011

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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

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researchers, professionals, academics, and experts in various fields related to media studies to submit their original unpublished papers containing the latest findings, data-driven research, case studies, and analysis to this journal.

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader [25 Sept 2011]

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:38am
Dr Amit Sarwal, Asst. Prof., Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), New Delhi

Call for Papers

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader

Edited by Amit Sarwal

During the last few years college / university curriculum in India has opened up to adjust new literatures of which Spy thriller is an integral part. Since this shift to include such emerging areas of study is very recent in the Indian context, we still lack the essential Readers or critical books designed particularly to cater to the needs of Indian teachers and students.

Special Issue on POSTCOLONIALISMS (WINTER 2012)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 11:25pm
Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Winter 2012 (Feb) Special Issue on Postcolonialisms. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical perspectives that have influenced the form and content of the postcolonial (contemporary and past) literature and the arts.
Submission Guidelines

[UPDATE] Essais Needs Undergraduate English Papers

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:20pm
Essais: An Undergraduate Literature Research Journal

Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines, with a minimum of at least 5 pages. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)

"Imitation, Emulation, and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World". Abstracts due Sept 1/2011

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:44pm
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto is inviting proposals for its Thirty-Third Medieval Colloquium, which will take place in Toronto on March 2-3 2012.

Imitation, Emulation, and Forgery: Pretending and Becoming in the Medieval World

Opening Keynote: Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Harvard
Closing Keynote: Marjorie Curry Woods, Jane and Roland Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and Distinguished University Teacher, The University of Texas at Austin

edited collection: GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:02pm
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

edited collection: GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com)
Abstracts due August 31, 2011
Final essays due Summer 2012

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled GREEN PLANETS: ECOLOGY AND SCIENCE FICTION, with completed essays due in Summer 2012. We seek contributions that touch on any aspect of the relationship between ecological science, environmentalism, and SF, with particular attention to such topics as:

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