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PCA/ACA National Conference: BDSM/Kink/Fetish Studies: Chicago, IL April 16-19, 2014 (Deadline Nov. 1, 2013)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 1:04pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

We are interested in any and all topics about or related to the study of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes in all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras.

All representations of BDSM, Kink, and fetishes in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and any-when, are welcome topics of discussion.

We also welcome any academic discussion of the real-life practice of BDSM, sexual kink, or sexual fetishes, as well as the lived experiences of people identifying as kinky.

CEAMAGazine Call for Papers (Oct. 15 annual deadline for March publication)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 12:32pm
College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group

CEAMAGazine, the peer-reviewed journal of the College English Association-Middle Atlantic Group, appears once a year and publishes studies based on writing research, discussions of pedagogy, literary criticism, cultural criticism, and personal essays concerned with the teaching of English. We will also consider for publication poems and fiction related to literature or teaching and book reviews.

CFA: Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century (abstracts: 31 November 2013, articles: 31 March 2014)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:48am
Supernatural Studies Association Journal

The Supernatural Studies Journal is now accepting proposals for a themed issue on the supernatural in the nineteenth century (due Winter 2014), guest edited by Janine Hatter and Sara Williams.

Articles may examine any aspect of the representation of the supernatural within the context of worldwide literature, arts and material culture in the nineteenth century. We welcome any approach, but request that authors minimize jargon associated with any single-discipline studies.

[UPDATE] CFP: GAMES OF LATE MODERNITY (the Netherlands January 15-17, 2014)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 3:28am
Tilburg University / International School for Philosophy

Call for papers: Games of Late Modernity
Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens: 75 Years Later (January 15-17 2014)
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Play as the grounding Structure of Reality

The end of this year will be marked by the 75th anniversary of Johan Huizinga's classic study of the Homo Ludens. Its main thesis is as striking as it is simple: Culture is founded on and as a form of play. Huizinga's historical, philosophical and anthropological aim was to understand play as a 'totality'. The element of play can be observed in all different aspects of culture, ranging from seemingly innocuous leisure activities to the uttermost serious and advanced systems, such as the financial world, political institutions, mass media and warfare.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Pride and Prejudice: The Bicentennial (October 10-12, 2013)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 1:36pm
Crystal B. Lake / CELIA, Wright State University

The Ohio of Excellence Center for Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) in conjunction with the Department of English and the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University invites proposals for 15-20 minute presentations to be included in its events celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Scheduled to take place October 10-12, 2013, these events will include:

public lectures featuring experts on Jane Austen, British literature, and Regency history and culture, including presentations by Janine Barchas, Devoney Looser, Robert Markley, and Marilyn Francus, among others

a luncheon and English tea service

15th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 5:41am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

15th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Saturday 22nd March – Monday 24th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. In wrestling with evil(s) we are confronted with a multi-layered phenomenon which invites people from all disciplines, professions and vocations to come together in dialogue and wrestle with questions that cross the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. Underlying these efforts there is the sense that in grappling with evil we are in fact grappling with questions and issues of our own humanity.

CFP: 4th Global Conference: Spirituality in the 21st Century

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 3:32am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Spirituality in the 21st Century

Tuesday 18th March – Thursday 20th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

The contemporary study of spirituality encompasses a wide range of interests. These have come not only from the more traditional areas of religious scholarship—Theology, Philosophy of Religion, History of Religion, Comparative Religion, Mysticism—but also more recently from such diverse fields as Management, Medicine, Business, Counseling, Ecology, Communication, Performance Studies and Education – among many others.

Upcoming Deadline Reminder: New England Theatre Conference, October 24-27, Natick MA

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 3:53pm
New England Theatre Conference

The New England Theatre Conference is soliciting papers for its 62nd annual convention that address this year's theme, Looking Beyond First Impressions: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Performing Arts. The Convention will be held in Natick, MA, the weekend of October 24-27, 2013. All papers that address the convention theme are encouraged and welcome. We are especially interested in papers related to the following topics: Diversity on the Stage in New England, Women Pioneers on the Stage, Diversity in Musical Theatre, and LGBT theatre and performance. Please send your abstract of 250 words or less by July 20 to Sabine Macris Klein at

Visions of Texts: Representations of Textual Symbols, Images, and Motifs

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 2:38pm
California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta

California State University, Fullerton's Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society invites all submissions—from all disciplines—to this year's Far Western Regional Conference on November 15th and 16th.