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CFP: Cinema is Dead, Long Live Cinema?: An Inquest into the Death of Cinema (SCMS conference panel, Seattle, March 19-23, 2014)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 3:38pm
Andrew Utterson

Cinema is Dead, Long Live Cinema?: An Inquest into the Death of Cinema

In recent years, in an era of proliferating screens, big and small, and the technologies and cultures associated with them, countless filmmakers, theorists, and critics have proclaimed the very death of cinema. This panel will explore these apocalyptic claims and consider the fundamental questions of whether cinema is indeed dead or dying, and the changing materialities, aesthetics, and experiences associated with a transition from cinema to the post-cinematic.

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8-11, 2014: Compromised Bodies in Late Medieval France and Italy

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 2:59pm
University of Minnesota Center for Medieval Studies

The body was a central concern for late medieval French and Italian societies. This panel will consider how individuals and society recognized and reacted to the body in compromised states (as a result of both internal and external conditions, such as madness, disease, passion, hunger, disability, crime, poverty, etc.). What kinds of identity formation occur from the body in altered states? How are cultural constructions of "the body" used to identify and problematize ideas of corporeal experience? Papers may approach questions of physical and emotional transformation through the body from literary and cultural appropriations, comparative studies, trauma studies, cognitive theory and/or linguistic studies.

Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in 19th Century America NeMLA Harrisburg, PA April 3-6, 2014

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 2:02pm
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Race, Sex, Class, and Bawdy-House Life in 19th Century America

In the 19th century, population growth led by immigration and westward expansion created rapid development of cities in the East and the West. With this influx came a surge in building construction as well as rooming-house living. Further, additional inducements for the new city dwellers included easier access to drugs, prostitution, gambling, and other temptations, including a concomitant increase in other crimes.

[UPDATE] Fifth Annual State of Black Writers Symposium: Activism in the 21st Century, October 24, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 1:56pm
Africana Institute/Essex County College, Newark, NJ

2013 Call for Papers "Activism in the 21st Century"

Essex County College's Africana Institute in partnership with ECC's Division of Humanities, and the Frances E.W. Harper Literary Society at the Newark Public Library.

The symposium will convene on Thursday, October 24, 2013 Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey.

The 2013 State of Black Writers symposium will examine "activism" as a continuing paradigm in the lives and writings of people of African descent. Writers from all academic disciplines, as well as those outside of academia, are invited to participate in this day-long symposium as we consider the state of activism in the African diaspora.

Colorado Mesa University Conference on Globalization and the Environment: Oct. 25th and 26th, 2013. Abstracts due August 19.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 1:24pm
Colorado Mesa University Four Corners Conference on Globalization and the Environment

Conference Information

The environment is home, our mother, nourishment, inspiration, scene of disasters, victim of degradation, wounded and self-regenerating organism, source of wealth, web of systems, scene of cataclysms and hope for the future.

In this time of pipelines and cables, networks and signals crisscrossing her surface, the fragile sphere we inhabit asks us to contemplate her infinite yet finite nature. If we are to meet the challenge of conserving the earth, then business, the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, the arts, and all members of the human community must conspire to do good.

NeMLA April 3-6, 2014 Roundtable: Pedagogical Approaches to the Literature of the Caribbean Diaspora

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 12:26pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

NeMLA 2014 Roundtable: Pedagogical Approaches to the Literature of the Caribbean Diaspora

Roundtable format: 3-6 participants give brief, informal presentations (5-10 minutes) with the remainder of the session given to a conversation between the participants and the audience.

Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Kim Evelyn at kim_evelyn@my.uri.edu by September 30, 2013.

This roundtable invites submissions on pedagogical methods and strategies for teaching Caribbean diaspora literature in North America. (That is, not only from authors living in and writing from the Caribbean, but those living abroad, second-generation Caribbean diaspora writers, etc.)

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal - 31 August 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 11:16am
Text in Context / Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

III Symposium on the Paradigms of Teaching Musical Instruments in the 21th Century - 5-7 December 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 9:54am
Department of Music - University of Evora, Portugal

To some extent education shapes personalities and aesthetic values. In arts education it is common to observe a mismatch between what is taught and contemporary production. A good example of this is generally found in music education, and in particular the teaching of the musical instrument. Many techniques, methods and repertoire which are used today for teaching an instrument are the same that were used over one hundred years ago.

A Look Into Ideologies and Hidden Messages of Madagascar 3

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 9:39am
Victoria Bordlemay, student at North Dakota State University

A Rhetorical Criticism paper of the children's movie: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Using Ideological Criticism with a focus on Semiotics and Deconstructionism, we learn about the hidden content that would be considered adult-oriented in American society.

Can the Subaltern Be a Superhero? The Politics of Non-Hegemonic Superheroism (NeMLA 2014)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 9:20am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel welcomes papers that examine superhero narratives (in comics, film, and other media) working "against the grain." Superheroes are, by definition, guardians of law and order, i.e. of the status quo. Not coincidentally, the vast majority of costumed crime-fighters—and certainly the most famous ones—are male, heterosexual, and white. Yet there are superheroes that do not conform to that tacit rule and serve, in this sense, as examples of what we can call alternative superheroism. Those are the ones this panel will examine.

evoMUSART 2014 - First Call For Papers

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 5:42am

evoMUSART 2014 - First Call For Papers

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evomusart 2014

3rd International Conference on Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired
Music, Sound, Art and Design

Land Labour Capital

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 4:54am
Goldsmiths, University of London and Limerick City Gallery of Art

Land │Labour │Capital
at Limerick City Gallery of Art 26-28 September 2013

In the language of classical economics, land, labour and capital are the three factors of production; the basic resources required to produce goods and services that circulate in a globalized economy. Land │Labour │Capital is an interdisciplinary conference foregrounding cultural practices that appropriate 'economised' concepts and offer alternative interpretations that challenge dominant narratives.

[Update] Rituparno Volume

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 4:30am
Sangeeta Datta, Rohit K Dasgupta, Kaustav Bakshi

This collection is almost complete. We are still looking for one or two more essays on Rituparno's earlier films: Dahan, Ashukh, Utsab, Unishey April and Raincoat. We are especially looking for essays on his television show and his writing. Please send us an abstract and bio by the 01 July at rituparnovolume@gmail.com. Please note we are NOT looking for any more papers on his recent films. The original CFP is below.