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The Crime Comics of Frank Miller (12/10/12; PCA/ACA 3/27/13-3/30/13)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:47pm
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Terrence Wandtke / Popular Culture Association
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Panel Title: "The Crime Comics of Frank Miller"

Deadline for submissions: December 10, 2012

Often cited as a creator responsible for bringing a gritty aesthetic to superhero comics, Frank Miller is also a creator responsible for bringing crime comics back to the forefront of the comics industry. With Sin City (and others), Miller reinstated many conventional (and politically incorrect) aspects of the crime genre while pushing the artistic boundaries of comics at the same time.

@Harvard U. - Cultural Materials / Material Culture: Abstracts due Nov. 23rd 2012

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:05pm
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CHIASMI Graduate Student Conference in the Italian Studies, a Harvard and Brown Collaboration
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Preface!

FOR A QUICK SYNTHESIS OF OUR CONFERENCE VISION, see our CfP poster at http://chiasmiconference.com/?page_id=25

Announcement!

With this edition of Chiasmi we aim to de-provincialize the Italian Grad Student conference by taking it out of Italian departments (metaphorically, but not only).

We do not want to talk of interdisciplinarity in the abstract: we prefer to activate our tactile sensors & deal / communicate with fellow grads from diverse research environments;

Counterfeit Realities (ACLA--University of Toronto)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:10am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Organization: American Comparative Literature Association (http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/); please be sure to mark your submission for this particular seminar: Counterfeit Realities
Location: University of Toronto
Proposal due date: November 1st
Conference date: April 4-7
Seminar Organizers: Wesley Burdine (University of Minnesota), Andrew Marzoni (University of Minnesota)

Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, Lincoln, UK, 15-17 June 2013

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 9:01am
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University of Lincoln, UK

The Lincoln School of Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, UK, is pleased to host the Fifth International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in Lincoln, UK, from Saturday 15 June to Monday 17 June 2013. Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work! Please send the abstract to Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, dmeyerdinkgrafe@lincoln.ac.uk Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 April 2013.

[UPDATE] disClosure Journal: Security

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:31am
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disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory • Issue 22: Security

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 16th, 2012

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SECURITY as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Occupy/Resistance
* Violence/Terror
* Regimes/Governance
* Scale
* Technology
* Networks
* Livelihood/Home
*(in)Security
* Geopolitics/Sovereignty
* Empire
* Boundaries
* Citizenship and Migration
* Commonwealth
* Cosmopolitanism
* Economy/Finance
*(trans)Nationalism
* War and Trauma
* Nationhood, Subjectivity,and Personhood
* Public(s)
* Surveillance

Across the Shadow Lines: Diasporas in the Age of Transnationalism (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4-4/7/13; deadline, 11/1/12)

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:13am
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Sheshalatha Reddy (Howard University); Parama Sarkar (University of Toledo)

As the movement of peoples across state borders, diasporas are both literal and imaginative insofar as they entail the concomitant crossing of cultural forms. Diasporas forge and decimate local communities, call into question the boundaries of the nation-state, and reconfigure international relations. Ideally, they can result in the creation of new modes of social relations by producing opportunities for education and work and also encouraging the cross-fertilization of peoples, ideas, and arts. Yet migration has historically often been the result of forced labor, persecution, war, environmental degradation, decolonization and neo-imperialism, and the unrelenting spread of global capital.

[UPDATE] Pastoral for the 21st Century (ASLE 2013, May 28-June 1, Lawrence, Kansas)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 9:13pm
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T.J. Welch, Florida State University
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Seeking abstracts for a pre-formed panel to be proposed for the ASLE Biennial Conference May 28th-June 1 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

This panel will explore the pastoral mode as a viable form of eco-critique for the 21st century. Proposals from all disciplines and perspectives are welcome. Works analyzed may be from any time period and any genre.

Subjects and methods may include, but aren't limited to:

CFP: At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:19pm
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At the Edge: New Americanist Pedagogy
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We seek submissions for a new digital project that focuses on innovative teaching in American literary and cultural studies. An open-access site, At the Edge aims to highlight emergent approaches in the field and offer possibilities for shaping class meetings and course plans around those approaches.

We hope At the Edge will offer scholars and teachers a lively forum for reflecting on our teaching practices, exchanging ideas about how we make our discipline come alive for our students, and presenting exciting new finds from the digital archives, and in the process, opening our classrooms to a broad audience of fellow teacher/scholars in the field.

Please consider submitting in one of the following categories:

CFP Archiving Activism

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:55pm
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Special Edition of Archival Science

CFP
Special Edition, Archival Science: Archiving Activism
Editors: Ben Alexander and Andrew Flinn

The proposed Special Edition will explore the myriad connections between contemporary archival practice and activism. This is a topic which although not new is one of rising contemporary significance as archive materials, the institutions which hold them and the many archivists which look after them are increasingly recognized and actively recruited in the cause of political and social justice. This comes at a time when notions of a more active, collaborative and participatory archival practice is gaining currency in the professional archival world.

Article topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP---Beyond Tattoos & Scars: Breaking the Stereotypes of Tattoos within Latino Representations on Stage

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 4:45pm
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Submitting Panel for the 37th Comparative Drama Conference; Text & Presentation in Baltimore
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CFP; For the 37th Comparative Drama Conference; Text & Presentation (April 4-6, 2013 in Baltimore)

We invite proposals of individual papers to submit for a panel at the conference.

Our working title is : Beyond Tattoos & Scars: Breaking the Stereotypes of Tattoos within Latino Representations on Stage

We would like to organize a session panel that would look at breaking Latino stereotypes found on stage in relevance to tattoos and scars.

We would like to do a call for papers from scholars or artists who would be interested in participating and presenting a paper.

EREID 2013 - Sustainability Research in the Social and Human Sciences : Why ? How ? For whom ?

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:41pm
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UBO / Quimper Institute of Technology

Researchers in the Social and Human Sciences (SHS) investigating the sustainability of our modes of collective organization are faced with fundamental questions. Dialogue between the various disciplines within the SHS is unavoidable, as is exchange with researchers in the life sciences. Even if there currently exists a general consensus on the reality of a multidimensional ecological crisis (radical climate change, depletion of resources, loss of biodiversity…), the positioning of the social sciences researcher is more controversial.

Adaptation (film, literature, and new media)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:53pm
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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Adapting Culture

Proposal Deadline Nov 30, 3012

As usual, papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered. If you're interested in novel to film adaptations, short story to television adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to blog adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of then kindly submit them!

Rollins Documentary Film Contest

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 1:47pm
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Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association
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Announcing the 2013 Rollins Documentary Film Contest for the Popular and American Culture Associations. The contest is open to both students and professionals and films that treat all aspects of popular culture will be considered.

The entry form for the contest may be found at http://pcaaca.org/literary-and-film-awards/

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 12:50pm
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Popular Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

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