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"Psychoanalysis and Media" (SCMS, Seattle, March 19-24, 2014) Deadline August 15

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 9:01pm

This panel invites proposals for papers that work towards complicating and exploring the intersections and problematics of psychoanalysis and media studies. Psychoanalysis has been crucial in the evolution of critical theory, and we contend that it remains a vital influence on contemporary discourse. We seek papers that address the ways in which psychoanalysis is a productive interlocutor, methodology, and object of study in the field of media studies. Papers could consider the tensions between the clinical practice of analysis and the use of psychoanalysis theoretically to discuss social and political questions. Additionally, papers might discuss questions of the psychic lives of media, affect, sexuality, race, and/or gender.

Call for Submissions

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 8:08pm
STRIKE Magazine

STRIKE Magazine is seeking submissions for upcoming issues.

STRIKE is an independent left art and culture publication democratically operated by a small group of artists, writers and activists based in South Texas.

STRIKE Magazine seeks to present new and alternative looks at art, criticism, poetry and culture to the public from a working class perspective and to provide an independent, autonomous publishing medium for artists and writers.

Strike welcomes:
Short Fiction
Art Theory/Criticism
Art History
Contemporary Art Journalism
Original Graphic Art
Creative Non-Fiction/Essays
Design Concepts for Individual Issues

Call for Essays: Collaborative Craft and the Work of Writing Programs and Writing Centers

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 6:16pm
Alice J. Myatt, University of Mississippi and Lyneé Lewis Gaillet, Georgia State University

We seek proposals that explore the benefits and challenges when intentional, progressive, and deep collaboration occurs between writing programs and writing centers and the internal/external constituencies they serve. We also seek the places and spaces such collaborative praxis happens: between programs, departments, schools and colleges, institutions, or professional and civic communities.

Anthology of Essays about Robert Kroetsch

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 3:47pm
Nicole Markotić / Guernica

I seek contributions by readers and scholars from any relevant discipline on Robert Kroetsch's writing. Focus may be on his poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or other critical writing. Essays may approach Robert Kroetsch and his work from a literary perspective or from any other critical discipline, as long as Kroetsch's writing remains central to the discussion. This book will be an edited collection of 4 or 5 previously published essays, and 5 or 6 new essays.

CFP for themed issue of Critical Studies in Television journal on Gender and Television Comedy

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 3:05pm
James Leggott (Northumbria University, UK)

This is a call for proposals for a special issue of the Critical Studies in Television journal entitled "Acting Up: Gender and Television Comedy" (planned publication date 2015). This issue is inspired by the range of work being done by established and emerging academics on television comedy – across formats such as sitcom, sketch shows and stand-up. Work by feminist academics, such as Patricia Mellencamp, Frances Gray and Kathleen Rowe, has established gender as key to understanding the politics of television comedy in the 1990s. In the last two decades work on sexuality, masculinity, celebrity and reception have built upon those foundations, establishing comedy as a complex and contradictory field of academic debate.

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 9/15/2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:27pm
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Check the website, apollonejournal.org, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Invisible Cities Grad Symposium and Expo: Kitchener ON, Oct. 26

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:05pm
Critical Media Lab (in association with the Canadian Association of American Studies)


Call for Participants:

Invisible Cities: Located Knowledge and Digital Design Graduate Symposium and Expo

October 26, 2013

Critical Medial Lab, University of Waterloo, Kitchener Ontario

In association with Canadian Association for American Studies

At times I feel your voice is reaching me from far away, while I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume. And I hear, from your voice, the invisible reasons which make cities live, through which perhaps, once dead, they will come to life again.
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino

Call for Papers: Social Water: an Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Workshop (deadline for abstracts: 13 Sept 2013)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:05pm
University of York

Social Water: an Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Workshop

25th October 2013, University of York

Call for Papers

Water sustains life, but how might it also be said to sustain communities? Social and cultural engagements with water have become a rapidly expanding research area, a development which has challenged and complicated the previously dominant technical–managerial view of water as a 'natural resource'. There is a growing realisation that ecologically-responsible interactions with water can only come about through an understanding of how people experience, use and 'think with' water as a particular type of substance that lies somewhere between nature and culture.

HYBRIDITY CONFERENCE Arizona State University Feb 28-March 1 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 1:35pm
SWES: South West English Symposium

trans [inter] disciplinary humanities conference


PLACE: Arizona State University, Tempe
DATE: February 28th to March 1st.

Our theme for this year's interdisciplinary SWES conference is hybridity; its attractions, distractions, contradictions and complications.

Politics Area, SWP/ACA conference, 1 November 2013 submission deadline

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 12:43pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: Politics (11/01/13 SWPACA – 2/19-22/14)
35th Annual Conference Theme "Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 November 2013

Area: Politics
Area Chair: Shaun Hayes shayes17@uwyo.edu
35th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 19-22, 2014
Albuquerque, NM
Homepage: http://www.southwestpca.org

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk - SWPACA - November 1 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 9:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk

The 35th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

"Popular and American Cultural Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

February 19th – 22nd 2014

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102

Submission Deadline: November 1st 2014 at http://conference2014.southwestpca.org

Reel Middle Ages at 15: Celebrating Medieval Studies on Screen

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:50pm
The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

In 1999, Kevin J. Harty's _The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian Films About Medieval Europe_ was published by McFarland and ushered in a renascence for the study of medieval subjects on film, television, and electronic games. The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages seeks help in commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of this ground-breaking work.

CFP: Imagining Space: The Interplay of Writing and Architecture

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:11pm
Portland State University

IMAGINING SPACE: The Interplay of Writing and Architecture

March 7-8, 2014
Portland State University
Portland, Oregon

How do poems and buildings speak to each other? What affinities, correlations, and opportunities are at play between creative writing and architecture, two mediums that create, structure, inhabit, and discover space? In Spring 2014, Portland State University's School of Architecture and MFA Program in Creative Writing present Imagining Space, a symposium that seeks unexpected ways of defining, occupying and expanding the intersections of literature and architecture.