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DEADLINE APPROACHING—CFP for Panel at SAMLA—The Avant-Garde and Modern Visual Culture: At the Crossroads of High and Low Art

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel examines the imbrication of the avant-garde with mass-produced art in order to discern the relationships between the proliferation of images and capitalism in the advent of modern visual culture. Imitating the shock value of advertising, the avant-gardists appeal to the eye of the viewer to gain visibility in the domains of art and draw the consumer’s attention to its product, thereby revealing the profit-oriented motives of marketplace exchanges. Immaterialities such as images are thus transformed into commodities that blend high and low aesthetic genres that participate in the consumer society.

10 DAYS TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

updated: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
American Literature Association—"Regionalism and Place in American Literature"
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions (PAMLA 2017)

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Stephanie Hankinson / University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions

PAMLA 2017

115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Caribbean Literature and Film: Global Visions 

 Presiding Officer: Stephanie Hankinson, University of Washington

Expansive Reflections: Returning to the Feminisms of the 1970s

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kim Lamm and Shilyh Warren
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A return to the feminisms of the 1970s is one of the most salient dimensions of feminist studies to emerge over the last decade. This proposed volume seeks essays that reflect on this return—evident not only in academia, but in emergent activist feminisms of the 21st century—and speculate on what it means for feminist scholarship, politics, and cultural production.

http://expansivereflections70s.weebly.com

This interdisciplinary anthology invites work by scholars in fields such as Film Studies, Philosophy, Art History, Cultural Studies, Visual and Cultural Anthropology, Literary and Historical studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies, and beyond.

Literary and Dramatic Representations of Coercion and Consent

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Kirsten Mendoza/RSA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 This panel proposes that early modern transformations in rape law placed pressure on issues concerning female self-possession, sexual knowledge, pleasure, and consent and that these tensions were critiqued and, at times, exploited by playwrights and authors of the period. In what ways do sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, drama, and literature explore the injustices and ambiguities arising from the elision of resistance, coercion, and consent in sexual encounters?

Movement as Immobility - A Conference on Film and Christianity

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 2:09pm
Centre for Comparative Studies - University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

In Simone Weil’s “First and Last Notebooks” we find a note that describes the sea as “a movement within immobility,” the “Image of primal matter”, which leads this Christian philosopher to see music also as a movement that “takes possession of all our soul—and this movement is nothing but immobility”. Perhaps this is an even more fitting description of film, with its images in motion. Its movements can reconnect us with the movements of the world, those motions in which a mysterious sense of order, what Weil calls immobility, arises.

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP [Last Call]

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.