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RSA (2016): Renaissance Collaboration

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:50am
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Renaissance Society of America
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The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies invites abstracts for a series of panels it will sponsor at RSA in Boston (2016) on the theme of collaboration in the period from approximately 1350 to 1700.

Possible topics might include but are not limited to instances of illicit collaboration, such as collusion, unlawful gatherings, or plagiarism; social networks or inventories that permit discoveries and inventions; co-creation in the visual or plastic arts; notions of join participation or koinonia in the Reformation; cooperation or co-opetition on the Renaissance stage; customs, practices or civilities of guilds and confraternities; and the tension between individualism and the collective. Papers are welcome from any discipline.

BABEL Un/session CFP: Off the Books, Off the Property: The Liminal Spaces of Protest Libraries. Proposals by June 15, 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 9:18am
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4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group: Off the Books: Making, Breaking, Binding, Burning, Leaving, Gathering
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For its 4th Biennial Meeting, to be held at the University of Toronto from October 9-11, 2015, BABEL proposes to take flight both along and off the fractal edges of the book. This session will consider the emergence of protest libraries from within global political encampments. While their specifics vary, these library spaces all have in common confrontation with security forces and the imminent threat of eviction from their various contested spaces. They are sometimes also referred to as encampment-, occupation-, pop-up-, squat-, or street-libraries, and recent examples include:

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 5:10am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but not limited to:

CFP: Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA Nov 6-8) Deadline: May 15

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 11:04pm
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PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

CALL FOR ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS - proposals due June 5, 2015

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:42pm
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Anna Weinstein, series editor

A new book series: "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional"

To be published by Focal Press, an imprint of Taylor & Francis

This new series will serve as supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate students that professors across disciplines in the arts can use to accompany their primary textbooks. The books will have a conversational tone and will serve as career development to help students understand how to navigate the industry and vocational possibilities in their field. Specifically, this series will address business as opposed to craft and will offer insights into the day-to-day realities of the professions as well as long-term planning strategies to build and sustain a career in the arts.

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus, NeMLA 2016, Hartford (deadline for panel proposals: 29/05/2015; conference: 17-20/03/2016)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 8:23pm
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Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA (Northeast MLA)
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47th Annual NeMLA Convention
March 17-20, 2016 Hartford, CT
Hosted by the University of Connecticut
Session Proposal Deadline: May 29, 2015
Call for Papers Begins: June 15, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: September 30th, 2015
All submissions are online at http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/cfp.html

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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
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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
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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)

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

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:04am
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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:

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