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Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Pop Culture in Asia and Australia/Oceania

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:01pm
Kathy Nadeau and Jeremy Murray

This one-volume encyclopedia, to be published by ABC-CLIO, examines the rich popular culture of the diverse countries of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia/Oceania. As part of a series including other continents and regions, it will provide high school students and general readers with an understanding of the globalization of pop culture.

Page 23 LitCon (Denver Comic Con), May 22-25

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:10pm
Page 23/Denver Comic Con

Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations

Page 23 LitCon
May 22-25, 2015

500 word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics are being accepted for a scholarly conference at

DENVER COMIC CON

DENVER, CO May 22-25, 2015

The standard length of a comic book is 22 pages. What comes next? Page 23. Through Page 23's LitCon (formerly ROMOCOCO), comics scholars establish comic books and graphic novels as important, canonical texts that echo far beyond their final panels. Teaching comics, creating academic analyses, publishing the work of fellow comics scholars - this isn't a revolution; it's just what's next.

39th Annual PAC Conference, 6-7 March 2015 - Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wilmington, North Carolina [UPDATE]

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:36am
Philological Association of the Carolinas

The Philological Association of the Carolinas invites you to submit papers related to this year's theme of cultural production. We welcome panel and paper proposals on the rhetorical situation of author and reader (producer-consumer); the historical and materialist context of cultural texts; translation; minor literature; and, of course, on Wilmywood films such as Blue Velvet, Empire Records, Firestarter, Lolita,and Iron Man 3.

Papers on literary, cultural, media, film and communication studies are also welcome, as are presentations on pedagogy, semiotics, linguistics, and literary and cultural theory.

The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 12:07pm
University of St. Andrews

The Twenty-First Century "Bad Guy"
Is the antagonist always synonymous with the criminal?
April 11, 2015 at Kennedy Hall
University of St. Andrews

The events of 9/11 are often viewed as a turning point after which America "lost her innocence." But when innocence is lost on a mass scale, what happens to the nature of guilt and culpability?

Jane Eyre: A Historical Reading

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Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:30am
Shannon M Minick

In this essay, I examine how Jane Eyre thwarts the societal view of women in the early nineteenth century through her academic career and reluctance to conform to the expectations of her sex.

Teaching Religion: Pedagogy, Transmission, and Technology

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:20pm
Joseph Fisher / Columbia Department of Religion

Teaching Religion: Pedagogy, Transmission, and Technology

Columbia University Department of Religion Graduate Conference
Friday, March 27, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Lofton - Professor of Religious Studies, American Studies, History and Divinity Yale University

AFTERMATH: the Cultural Legacies of WW1. London 21--23 May 2015

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 5:42pm
King's College London

The Arts & Humanities Research Institute at King's, in conjunction with the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina, is staging an international conference on the Cultural Legacies of World War I, to be held at King's from 21-23 May 2015.

The conference will cover a wide range of aspects of how the First World War changed the world, such as its geopolitical aftermath (and its current repercussions in the Middle East); how people thought about future wars; the war's impact on social history, the arts and popular cultures, and on science, technology, nursing and medicine.

Cormac McCarthy Sessions at the American Literature Association Conference

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 3:20pm
Cormac McCarthy Society/American Literature Association

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor two panels at the annual American Literature Association Conference in Boston, MA, May 21-24, 2015. Please send brief abstracts for papers on any subject related to Cormac McCarthy's life and work by January 30,2015 to Steven Frye at sfrye@csub.edu

The Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper (presented during 2014 calendar year). Submit by 2/1/15.

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:07pm
The Carson McCullers Society

The Carson McCullers Society invites submissions for an annual scholarly Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper, to be awarded to an essay on the life and work of Carson McCullers presented at a conference in the past year. Entries should provide evidence that the paper was presented at a regional, national, or international academic conference during the previous calendar year (January to December 2014) and that the winner is eligible for the award as an active member of the Society. See the Society's website at http://www.carsonmccullerssociety.org/ for membership information. Submissions are welcome from graduate students and all levels of scholars.

62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, September 24-27, 2015, Detroit

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:58am
Midwest Conference on British Studies

MWCBS is proud to announce that its 62nd Annual Meeting will be hosted by Wayne State University and held at the historic Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, September 24-27, 2015. The keynote speaker will be Patrick Brantlinger of Indiana University, and the plenary address will be given by Alison Games of Georgetown University.

"R/Evolutions: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures" New Directions Graduate Student Conference, UofArizona, April 10-11 2015

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:50am
2015 New Directions Graduate Student Conference

2015 NEW DIRECTIONS GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
"R/Evolution: Changing Cultures, Changing Natures"
Conference Dates: April 10-11, 2015, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 12, 2015

"One magic word today seems capable of compensating for all sufferings, resolving all anxieties, avenging the past, curing present ills, summing up all future possibilities: that word is revolution. . . all this, however, does not prevent it from possibly being meaningless." – Simone Weil, from Oppression and Liberty

EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE 1/5/2015 - Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time

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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:29am
Hosted by the Graduate Students of the IU Department of English

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary graduate student conference entitled "Breaking Futures: Imaginative (Re)visions of Time," to be held at Indiana University, Bloomington on March 26-28, 2015. Join us for the 13th annual conference hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English.

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