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Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media; 1-2 page abstracts due August 1, 2015

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Graham J. Murphy (Seneca College, Toronto, Canada) and Lars Schmeink (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany)

Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Contributions are invited for a critical anthology focusing on cyberpunk beyond its literary dimension, its presentation in visual/virtual media, and its ongoing relevance in the 21st century.

PAMLA: Spain 24x a Second [Portland, Oregon, November 6-8, 2015]

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers on Peninsular Cinema and Time. Thirty years after the Miró legislation, how have filmmakers as well as the industry as a whole evolved? How have literary works or cultural figures been reconfigured in contemporary cinematic interpretations? How has genre represented changing cultural attitudes? Since the 2000s, Spain has continued to evolve politically and socially, with key events including the 2004 Madrid Train bombings, which intensified the preoccupation with western interventions in the Middle East and terrorism within Spain; the 2005 legislation to legalize same-sex marriage, and the 2007 Law of Historical Memory.

[UPDATE] "LAUGHING MATTERS?: HUMOR IN AMERICAN THEATRE AND DRAMA" FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN THEATRE AND DRAMA

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:28am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Málaga,University of Seville, University of Cádiz (Spain) and ATDS
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We regret to inform you that due to unexpected
circumstances, we are forced to cancel the International Conference on American Theatre and Drama, that was to be held in Málaga in May 25-27,2016.
In the previous conferences organized in Málaga, we had the financial support of several institutions, such as the American Embassy in Madrid, the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional Government.
Unfortunately, we have just been informed by these institutions that as a result of the severe budget cuts and the change in their funding policies, none of them will be able to grant us any financial aid with the costs of the conference, which means that we cannot move forward with this academic meeting.

CfP: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media (Deadline: Aug 1st)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Lars Schmeink / Graham Murphy
contact email: 

Call for Contributions
Crank up the Resolution: Cyberpunk in Visual/Virtual Media

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
William Gibson, Neuromancer (1984)

Contributions are invited for a critical anthology focusing on cyberpunk beyond its literary dimension, its presentation in visual/virtual media, and its ongoing relevance in the 21st century.

Haptics & The Senses - Draft articles are due by 31st July 2015

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:04am
full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds

CFP - Haptics and the Senses

Issue 7. 2016

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career academics on topics relating to the subject of 'Haptics and the Senses' for the next edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for postgraduates and early career researchers (including independent researchers) of the Humanities and Arts. The edition is due to be published in early 2016.

Our previous editions can be found at www.harts-minds.co.uk and updates and review suggestions at facebook.com/hartsandminds. We accept submissions of:

Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise. 14 December 2015.

updated: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 4:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University

Glitch 2015: the politics and poetics of failure, error, disorder and noise

A one-day interdisciplinary conference exploring the glitch across arts practice and theory. Hosted by the Centre for Practice Based Research in the Arts, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Date: Monday 14th December 2015
Venue: North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent CT1 1QU, UK.

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE
Following our successful co-edited volume Sensational Pleasures in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture: The Phallic Eye (Palgrave-Macmillan 2014), we invite Chapter proposals for an edited volume on Intimate Unifications, Intersections, Companionships, Intercourses and the Lustful Politics of Desire in cinema, literature, art, photography, Internet culture, dance, theatre, burlesque, comics, advertising, etc. Topics under consideration include:
* Corporeal attraction and lustfulness in contemporary cinema, television,art, literature, advertising and popular communications.
* Desirable penetration, violation and rupture.

Queer Poetics at PAMLA 2015 - 11/6-8

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ryan Sullivan, UC Riverside
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This panel seeks papers that consider what it might mean to think about poetics in relation to queer studies—specifically scholars who are working with queer studies in conjunction with historical poetics, the history of poetic criticism, and lyric theory. Rather than papers that read poetry by queer writers or read queerness in poetry, this panel is looking for work that thinks more about what it means to write poetry as a queer person, about how that poetry circulates in the world, and how that poetry is read and received. Keeping with the conference theme, papers that think about poetics in relation to queer questions of time, temporality and history are particularly encouraged.

The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)
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The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.

Romanticism, deadline: May 15 (PAMLA, Nov. 6-8, Portland, OR)

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Submissions are welcomed for the Romanticism panel at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Assocation (PAMLA) conference this November 6-8 in Portland, Oregon. In keeping with the panel's status as a standing, annual session, all topics and approaches are welcome.

Proposals should be sent through the online submission system by May 15, 2015: http://www.pamla.org/2015.

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

To submit to the American Literature before 1865 Panel or to find a list of all sessions, please click here: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas .

Proposals are due May 15th, 2015.

You may propose to more than one panel, but can only accept one invitation to present. You do not need to be a member of PAMLA to submit, but you do need to become one to present and attend and the conference.

For any inquiries, please contact Amanda Kong at along@calstatela.edu.

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