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Freaks and Geeks: M/MLA 2012 Convention. Proposals due 5/25/12

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Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:20am
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Midwest Modern Language Association

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, in Monster Theory: Reading Culture, argues that the "monstrous body is pure culture. A construct and a projection, the monster exists only to be read." Our current fascination with monsters has called forth creatures from the dark: werewolves, vampires, fae, and zombies. If the monstrous reflects our cultural anxieties, what is it that our constructed heroes—whether super or ordinary—reveal? If the monstrous is a projection of culture, might our heroes or the rise of the 21st century geek also be read in a similar way? Do they contain the antidote to society's collective fears?

Film Adaptations: New Interactions

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Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 3:34am
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Miranda Multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of the English-speaking world

Miranda, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed scholarly e-journal on the English-speaking world is currently seeking articles to complete its thematic issue on new types of film adaptations. Each thematic issue includes a wide range of articles on the social and cultural practices of the English-speaking world. Please visit our webpage at http://www.miranda-ejournal.fr/1/miranda/index.xsp

Seeking Blog Writers

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Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 12:35am
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MP: An Online Feminist Journal
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MP: An Online Feminist Journal seeks contributions for our blog.

Blog posts can address feminism(s), feminist issues, women's issues, and / or gender issues grounded in any disciplinary and / or theoretical perspective. Writers can take any perspective so long as it is well argued and well written, and that information is cited where necessary.

Within this large scope, we do have some general guidelines:

[UPDATE] MEDIASCAPE - "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture" - Spring 2012 Issue

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 1:04pm
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MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
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Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2012 – "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's open-access peer reviewed journal for film, television, and digital media, is now accepting submissions for its next issue. This next issue considers the theme of History and Technology in Cinema, Media and Visual Culture. Guidelines for submissions to individual sections are below.

MLA 2013: At What Price Paradise? The Utility of Eden in a New American Studies

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Zach Hutchins
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As the MLA returns to Boston, that "Citty upon a Hill" which John Winthrop hoped would become "like a watered Garden" in the wilderness as his people imitated the primitive charity of Adam and Eve, it seems appropriate to ask: What place do antebellum aspirations to edenic perfection have in the new American Studies?

Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies 3/15/12; 25-28/10/12

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:22am
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Canadian Association for American Studies - CAAS
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What makes a house a home? What makes a home a good investment? What makes a real estate "bubble" burst? Who "owns" the streets? The water? The land? What makes this land your land, my land, or our land, from California to the New York Island, or beyond? How do you "occupy" Wall Street? How can you "walk for the cure"? American mythologies and narratives are traditionally reliant upon the presumed availability of space (the frontier thesis) and American identity typically defined through the occupation, subjugation, conquest, or mastery of space.

The British Empire in Literature and Film RMMLA Oct. 2012 (due March 1)

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Drake / Rocky Mountain MLA

Special Topics panel for the Rocky Mountain MLA conference in Boulder, Colorado. Ocotober 4-6, 2012.
This session explores ways that the Empire has been represented, valorized, and critiqued. How has the Empire informed culture production and how have literature and film influenced popular opinions about the Empire?
250-word abstract and bio to:cynthia.drake@colorado.edu by March 1.
Conference website: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/default.asp

[Update] Extended deadline--Mapping the Atlantic: Digital Humanities and Atlantic Studies. April 13-14.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 9:45am
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The Atlantic Studies Workshop, University of Michigan
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This graduate student conference seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussion among scholars studying the American, European, and African continents as well as those engaged in global and transnational projects. Research incorporating new methods for researching the Atlantic with the aid of digital materials and methodologies is particularly welcome. The Atlantic Studies Workshop invites submissions of abstracts from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Call for Submissions: Monsters and the Monstrous,Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:46am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions

Monsters and the Monstrous
Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory

The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of
articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms
of submission on the following or related themes:

Monstrous Memory.

Last Call Tau Creative Journal

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:21am
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Lourdes University
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Calling All CREATIVE WRITERS For
The TAU 2012
The Tau is the Lourdes University journal of art, poetry, and other creative work.

Submissions accepted NOW
through Friday, March 16
poems, short stories, and essays
should be submitted electronically to
hbaumgartner@lourdes.edu
or
rburkey@lourdes.edu

Be a part of the first Lourdes edition as a university!!
rules:

1st Global Conference: Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 5:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

* The Novel
* The Film
* The Television Series
* The Graphic Novel
* The Facebook Page
* The Tweets
* The Fan-Sites
* The Video Game
* The You-Tube Clips
* The Smart Phone
* The Convention
* The Theme Park
* The Merchandising

Synæsthesia and 'Video Gaming' (v. 2 n. 1) (submissions due by 12/31/12)

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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 1:28am
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Synæsthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Synæsthesia Journal

Thought, engagement and communication of meanings depend upon perception. Synæsthesia is an international, multi-media refereed journal that aims to unravel issues of communication and considers the extra dimensions of meaning that layer communication practices and contemporary theoretical frameworks. From the subjective-embodied to the objective, interpersonal to mass-marketed, regional to global, and academic to corporate, among genders and across time, Synæsthesia strives to traverse disciplinary boundaries, seeking to advance new perspectives of understanding within and across cultures.

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