Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD – Nov. 6-8, 2014

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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.

For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit mapaca.net/areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net.

MAPACA's membership is comprised of college and university faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate and undergraduate students. MAPACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multi-disciplinary manifestations. It is a regional division of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, which, in the words of Popular Culture Association founder Ray Browne, is a "multi-disciplinary association interested in new approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of everyday life."

For more info, visit mapaca.net.

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
P.O. Box 25033
Philadelphia, PA 19147-0033

56387Identity: Representation & Practices / September 11 and 12, 2014GEsIPIirp2014lisbon@gmail.com1397765061cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesfull name / name of organization: GEsIPIcontact email: irp2014lisbon@gmail.com

We are glad to announce that the IDENTITY: REPRESENTATION & PRACTICES conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of September 2014. The conference will be hosted by the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Identity has been a popular topic in academia and has been reviewed from many different theoretical and methodological angles. The main purpose of this conference will be to assess identities (i.e.: national; gender; cultural; professional; religious; socio economic etc.) within and across different disciplines (social science, political science, psychology, linguistics, literature, medicine, jurisprudence, and more) and to bring together researchers from different fields of study to establish a dialogue and further advance the state of the art.
We welcome proposals for paper presentations addressing identity across a wide spectrum of expertise/subjects. The topics for paper proposals can include but are by no means limited to the following:
I. Technologies, literacies and identities
II. Power, media and governability
III. Migration, globalization and inequalities
IV. Communities of practices, knowledge and intercomprehension
V. Exposure, ostentation and otherness
VI. Social networks, mobilization and ideologies
VII. Identity politics, regulation, enforcement and control
VIII. Arts, performances and consumerism
IX. Social relations, power and equalities
X. Ethics, public space and civil rights
XI. Identities of self, group and interpersonal relationships

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Adrian Holliday, Professor of Applied Linguistics at Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom.
Fernando Ramallo, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.

Abstracts Submission
Abstracts of no more than 350 words (including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited. The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 16th May 2014.
Abstracts should not include the name and affiliation of the author(s).
To submit an abstract please use the following web-service:
Notifications of acceptance will be communicated by 6th June 2014. All papers will be allocated 20 minutes.
The language of the conference is English.

Registration Fee
Early Bird Registration Standard Registration
Until 4th July 2014 Until 1st August 2014
Researchers: € 160,00 € 200,00
Post-Graduate Students: € 130,00 € 160,00

Important Dates
Abstract submission: 16th May 2014
Notification of acceptance: 6th June 2014
Early bird registration: 4th July 2014
Standard registration: 1st August 2014

Updates on the Conference
Access irp2014lisbon.wordpress.com or send an e-mail to irp2014lisbon@gmail.com.

About GEsIPI
GEsIPI is an interdisciplinary study group interested in promoting the discussion on issues regarding identities and identitary practices. The group organizes workshops and meetings open to the academic community and general public. To follow the latest activities and events of our group, please send an email to gesipilisboa@gmail.com asking to be included in our mailing list.

Organizing committee
Anamarija Marinovic
Carlos Gouveia
Dulce Martins
Maria Krebber
Marta Tagarro
Silvia Frota
Su Ting
Zuzanna Sanches

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferences 56388Essays on Contemporary Poetry and Poetics - by June 27, 2014Hartskill Reviewjhjalmerlind@gmail.com1397790887americanpoetrytheoryfull name / name of organization: Hartskill Reviewcontact email: jhjalmerlind@gmail.com

Hartskill Review seeks essays on contemporary poetry and poetics. "Contemporary" is broadly conceived as anything after 1950. For essays about a poet or group of poets, a slight preference is given to American poets.

The primary purpose of Hartskill Review is to publish contemporary poetry. Essays, therefore, are meant for a general literary audience. Ideas should be sharp, challenging, and meaningful, but not plagued by jargon or willful obscurity. Submissions are reviewed and selected by the editor and are not peer reviewed externally.

The submission deadline for the next issue is June 27, 2014.

Topics may include:
Poetry of fragmentation
The effects of conceptual discontinuity
The modes of poetic speaking
The function of metaphor
Poetry and theory
Poetry and value
Poetry and phantasy
Poetry and ideology
Any other engaging topic relevant to contemporary poetry

Submissions should meet the following criteria:
•Roughly 1,000-3,000 words
•Microsoft Word file
•MLA format

Questions may be addressed to Joshua Hjalmer Lind at jhjalmerlind@gmail.com.

Click the following link to submit: http://hartskillreview.submittable.com/submit

Journal website:

cfp categories: americanpoetrytheory 56389"Lovers, Madmen and Poets: Shakespeare and the Imaginary, Supernatural, and Divine"Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conferencenunn@akron.edu1397826023cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysrenaissancetheatrefull name / name of organization: Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conferencecontact email: nunn@akron.edu

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks papers and panels relating to all things Shakespearean, especially those focusing on the spectral, the fantastic, the mad, and the fey. We take our cue from Theseus: "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason ever comprehends." The place of the world-beyond-the world, the line between reality and fantasy, and the demarcation of the sane from the mad are ever-present and controversial aspects of Shakespeare's work and of early modern literature more broadly. As the plays we now call 'romances' or 'dark comedies' suggest, the transformation of the tragic into the comedic relies, to some extent, on the willing suspension of disbelief, on the capacity to accept what is otherwise contrary to our understanding, expectation, or experience. From Samuel Pepys' condemnation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, to the oblique resonances between Hamlet and Derrida's Specters of Marx, the relationship between the 'unreal' and the 'real' is everywhere present and significant in Shakespeare's works, and centrally a focus of performance history and critical reception from the earliest moments to the present. This conference will especially highlight these aspects of Shakespeare's oeuvre.
Join us October 24-25, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Papers of 20 minutes, roundtable topics, and suggestions for panels on Shakespeare's work and that of his contemporaries welcome.
The OVSC publishes a volume of selected papers each year and conferees are welcome to submit revised versions of their papers for consideration. Students who present are eligible to compete for the M. Rick Smith Memorial Prize.
Please send abstracts of 250 words to nunn@uakron.edu by September 12, 2014.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysrenaissancetheatre 5639014th International Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposium14th International Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposiumcubukcu.feryal@gmail.com1397832462african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositiontheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: 14th International Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposiumcontact email: cubukcu.feryal@gmail.com

Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposiums have been held for the past 13 years in various cities for the purpose of creating an opportunity for all scholars in stylistics, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies and literature to come together and to hold discussions on the related fields. The main strands of "style" in the symposium to be organized by Dokuz Eylul University are "Direct Style" and its alternatives as 1- Indirect Style, Rhetorical Style and 2-Discursive Style, Rambling Style.

Fields of study in the conference include cultural studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, literature, philosophy, and translation studies. The papers presented in English in the conference will be published in an international Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences at ScienceDirect.com. The conference languages will be English and Turkish. We would like to invite you to share your experience and your research about the direct and indirect styles.

Please go to the website deyisbilim2014.org for further information. We are looking forward to seeing you in Izmir in 2014.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centurygeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencespopular_culturepostcolonialrhetoric_and_compositiontheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 56391Journal needs excellent undergraduate work Queen City Writerslisa.beckelhimer@uc.edu1397834449cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionfull name / name of organization: Queen City Writerscontact email: lisa.beckelhimer@uc.edu

As the academic year comes to a close, please share the following CFP with your excellent undergraduate writers:

Queen City Writers is a journal of undergraduate writing and composing operated from the University of Cincinnati. We seek submissions for our fall 2014 and spring 2015 issues. Our focus is on writing, rhetoric, reading, literacy, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing.

Our sections are:
Inquiry: 2500-5000 word critical essays informed by research
Multimedia: video, audio, or mixed-media texts
Storming the Gate: 1250-2000 word essays by standout first-year writers
Reviews: of books, articles, webtexts, media–among other possibilities–related to the journal's focus(no more than 1,000 words)
Snapshots: 500-700 word snapshot of yourself as a writer or interview snapshot of an undergraduate writer
Gabfest: 250-500 word response to something we have published; our current issue includes thought-provoking work related to the theme of race and the Civil Rights Movement

We accept submissions on a rolling basis with no deadlines for general issues. For a full explanation of our focus and submission guidelines, please see: http://qc-writers.com/submissions/.

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approacheshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturerhetoric_and_composition 5639275 Years of Dick Grayson (Robin, Nightwing, Batman) - 31 August 2014Kristen Geaman - University of Toledokgeaman@gmail.com1397838030film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Kristen Geaman - University of Toledocontact email: kgeaman@gmail.com

Book Project

To date, there has not been a single scholarly book published on Dick Grayson, the original Robin who grew up to become the hero Nightwing and serve as Batman. In conjunction with Grayson's 75th anniversary in 2015, this book seeks to examine any and all aspects of Grayson as an influential comic book character and cultural icon.

We welcome contributions from all scholarly fields, including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, art, art history, cultural studies, media studies, and more.

Given that this project is the first of its kind, the range of topics is extremely broad. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

-Dick's influence on the development of comic book conventions (especially as the original kid sidekick)

-Dick in comic-book art

-Dick's role as leader

-Dick's relationships with other heroes (Bats, Titans, JLA, etc)
*We are especially looking for an article about Dick and his relationship with Barbara Gordon

-Dick in the New 52

-Dick and his fans (who they are, why he might have more female fans than Batman, etc)

-Dick and representation (especially the ret-con that gave him Romani heritage)

-Dick in fanart, fanfiction, and/or cosplay

-Dick in non-print media

-Dick and his villains


-looking at Dick through any number of theoretical lens: gender theory, queer theory, etc.

-Dick and philosophy, psychology, etc

Please contact Kristen Geaman (kgeaman@gmail.com) for more information. Currently, we hope to have first drafts written by the end of August 2014. That will give us time to circulate them among the participants before we write final drafts.

cfp categories: film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culture 56393[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder - MSA 2014 - Frankfurt School Critical Theory in the 21st CenturyJonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-GreensburgJOF1@pitt.edu1397845078ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Jonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-Greensburgcontact email: JOF1@pitt.edu

The deadline for this CFP is quickly approaching!

This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.

Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "€œmass culture,"€ as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School'€™s critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.

This panel proposes to participate in that work of revaluation by interrogating the School's continuing relevance from a global perspective and considering what explanatory power its critical theory possesses beyond the confines of European modernism. In doing so, the panel will explore the confluences and divisions between modernist theory and the post-War, postcolonial world. Theoretical papers are welcome, as are interdisciplinary papers that treat aesthetic, political, ethical, cultural, or environmental topics together, or papers that read Frankfurt School critical theory in conjunction with specific literary, artistic, or popular cultural works or phenomena.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Jonathan Feinberg at JOF1@pitt.edu by April 25th.

cfp categories: ecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 56394MMLA Panel on Literary Criticism: LITERARY CELEBRITY (Abstracts due by 15 May 2014)MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)jph7w6@mail.missouri.edu1397852138americanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)contact email: jph7w6@mail.missouri.edu

Where is the discourse presently located surrounding literary celebrity? What are critics saying about literary celebrity and what does this phenomenon mean to these scholars? How do critical assessments of literary celebrity determine what authors get read and how we read their work? This panel will consider how scholars are assessing authorial fame today. Are their analyses biographical, materialist, formalist, feminist, queer, sociological? How do critics contextualize literary celebrity? Through social or political movements, popular culture, literary periods, national or geographical spaces (thinking here about this year's theme of "the living city")? And what do these critical methodologies tell us about the meaning of literary celebrity? How do these approaches affect the ways in which we read celebrity authors? In asking these questions, we might think about texts such as Loren Glass' Authors Inc. or Lorraine York's Margaret Atwood and the Labour of Literary Celebrity, among others. Panelists are encouraged to think about the possibilities, problems, meanings, and politics to be found in these methodologies and what they tell us about literary celebrity and the literature we read.

Please send abstracts by May 15th, 2014 to Jim Hayden, University of Missouri-Columbia at jph7w6@mail.missouri.edu. Conference details can be found at http://www6.luc.edu/mmla/.

cfp categories: americanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 56395CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals (Abstracts Due: January 30, 2015)James Berkey and Mark Noonanjames.berkey@duke.edu1397855122african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturefull name / name of organization: James Berkey and Mark Noonancontact email: james.berkey@duke.edu

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "War and Periodicals," guest edited by James Berkey (Duke University) and Mark Noonan (CUNY). The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods.

With the Civil War sesquicentennial coming to a close and World War I centennial commemorations getting underway, the time is particularly ripe to engage in productive dialogue about war and periodicals. This special issue seeks to refract the already rich discussions taking place about war and culture through the lens of periodical studies. Writers for the special edition might address:

• periodicals as spaces of dialogue and/or dissent
• seriality and war
• the rise of the war correspondent
• women journalists
• photography and war
• soldier newspapers
• trench journalism
• fictional representations of war in periodicals
• anti-war publications
• the imagined communities of wartime America
• intra- and intertextual readings of war-time periodical fiction
• issues of authenticity in the representation of war in periodicals
• advertisements and war
• effect of war on periodicals (changes in editorial policies, suppression of material, etc.)
• major authors at war (Hemingway, Crane, Alcott, Wharton, Whitman)
• war in the periodical marketplace (competing visions amongst magazines)
• the yellow press
• illustrating war
• the appearance of periodicals in war-time fiction
• war and the radical Left (Ken, Mother Earth, The Masses)
• response to war in African American periodicals
• newspapers and war
• zines and war
• Digital Humanities approaches to war-time periodicals
• digital innovations in war journalism and photography (blogs, Twitter, Instagram, Hipstamatic)
• representing 9/11 in the periodicals

Send abstracts to James Berkey at james.berkey@duke.edu by January 30, 2015. Completed essays should be no more than 7500 words and will be due September 2015. All submissions should conform to the style of American Periodicals (see http://www.amperiodicals.org/?page_id=11) and will undergo peer review in keeping with the procedures of the journal. The issue will appear in the fall of 2016.

cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookcultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culture 56396Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due May 15, 2014Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Associationmelanieh@u.washington.edu1397858102african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialromanticscience_and_culturetravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Associationcontact email: melanieh@u.washington.edu

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA


This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

In keeping with the 2014 conference's theme of "Familiar Spirits," 2014's Comparative American Ethnic Literature panel invites paper proposals that address the topic of racialized U.S. Gothicism, acts of silencing, erasure, and retribution. This year's panel situates itself at the theoretical intersection of Freud's "return of the repressed" and Chela Sandoval's Methodology of the Oppressed… hence, it's title!

Submission deadline: May 15, 2014

Please submit one-page proposal (4,000 character limit) along with a short program abstract (500 character limit) via PAMLA's online submission form:


Please direct all queries for this session to:

Melanie Hernandez

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approacheseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarypopular_culturepostcolonialromanticscience_and_culturetravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 56397Lex Humana - Call for papersCatholic University of Petropolislexhumana@ucp.br1397864221cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinaryfull name / name of organization: Catholic University of Petropoliscontact email: lexhumana@ucp.br

VOL.06, N.01, 2014

Lex Humana (ISSN 2175-0947) is inviting papers for vol. 06, n. 01, 2014 edition, which is scheduled to be published on july 2014.
Lex Humana is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Catholic University of Petropolis, Brazil. The main objective of Lex Humana is promote interdisciplinary studies in law, philosophy, humanities and social science. The journal is published in online version.
Lex Humana is now indexed with or included in: LatIndex; Ebscohost; Journal Seek; Proquest; Ulrich's; E-Revistas; DialNet; ResearchGate; Gale Cengage; DOAJ; SSOAR; DRJI; NewJour; Livre!; SEER; Sumários; IndexCopernicus. Moreover the journal is under the indexing process with others internationals databases.
Last day for submission: 30 may, 2014. An early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process.
Send your submission to Lex Humana using our website after reading our instructions for author: http://seer.ucp.br/seer/index.php? journal=LexHumana&page=information&op=authors
For more information, visit the official website of the journal: http://seer.ucp.br/seer/index.php?journal=LexHumana

With thanks,

Sergio Salles
Lex Humana's Editor in Chief

cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinary 56398MAP/ACA War Studies Area (2014)Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association War Studies Arearedmanx999@gmail.com1397872157americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association War Studies Areacontact email: redmanx999@gmail.com

2014 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)

MAP/ACA War Studies Area

Thursday, November 6 -- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 14, 2014

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons—some valid and noble, some questionable. This area will feature papers that explore the ways that wars—declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"—have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

Special Panel for the 2014 Conference

The War at Home: Representations of the Homefront in Popular Culture

This panel seeks papers investigating any aspect of the representation of the "homefront" of any American war in literature, film, or other popular media. Presenters may choose to examine such topics as the experiences of military spouses and families, POW/MIA narratives, anti-war movements, homecoming narratives, war industries, civil defense, the Japanese internment, or the development / proliferation of the national security state as a response to wars, both hot and cold.

The War Studies Area also welcomes general proposals including, but not limited to, the following topics for the 2014 conference:

War on television

War in prose fiction, poetry, or drama

Documentaries and war

Technology and war

War and gender

Aspects of journalistic coverage of war

The "War on Terror" and popular culture

War and popular music

Cultural productions of protest / anti-war movements

War and race

War and ethnicity

War in minority discourses

Marxist approaches to war

War and psychoanalysis

Trauma and war

Language and war

Oral histories of war experiences (both "combat" and "home front")

War in science fiction or fantasy

Queer approaches to war

Visual art and war (including historical approaches)

War in video or role-playing games

Blogging / Social Networking / New Media and war

War as metaphor

War and museums

War memorials

Please submit 300 word proposals online at http://www.mapaca.net and select "War Studies" as the Area for consideration.

Proposals must be received by June 14, 2014 to be considered for the conference.

Information on the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAP/ACA) is available at http://www.mapaca.net; information on the 2014 Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association is available at http://www.mapaca.net/conference.

cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisionpopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 56399Call for Publication - Inidigenous film, Media & Cultural PoliticsInternation Journal of Media and Cultural Politicsadahan@mnstate.edu1397874926african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Internation Journal of Media and Cultural Politicscontact email: adahan@mnstate.edu

The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) seeks papers for a themed issue on Indigenous Film and Media. Papers should address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, etc. film, media, and popular cultures. MCP is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and popular cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those which run across cultures, nations, and nation-states. Consequently, this themed volume welcomes comparative research across media and/or Indigenous ethnicities and cultures. In particular, the volume highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and African film, media, and popular cultures.

Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:

New Media
Video Games, Blogging, YouTube
Popular Literature
Comic books, Graphic novels, and Cartoons
Radio shows
Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies
Visual art

MCP invites interested contributors to send (4,000-8,000 word) essays, short commentaries (2,500-3,000), and book reviews (1,000-2,500) on Indigenous film, new media, social media, and popular cultural politics to the Guest Editor at the following address: adahan@mnstate.edu on or before May 30th. Contributors should also include brief biographical notes of approximately 200 words.

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 56400EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014The Cornaro Institutemichael@artcyprus.org1397898787african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicstheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: The Cornaro Institutecontact email: michael@artcyprus.org

General Introduction

EAEC2014 - The European Art Education Conference 2014 is a new conference organised by the Cornaro Institute in Larnaca, Cyprus and the historic Cyprus College of Art.

It is aimed that the conference will become an annual event, but this first conference is designed to set the parameters for the debate as to what art education is about, its historical roots and where it should be going. This will be within the context of how an annual conference like EAEC can help assist in the discussions around the current state, history and future of art education. Important to us is that this debate is led by artists within art education, and not only the managers and officials at the top of art education structures, making a EAEC a unique place in which artists who are also art educators are given a central role.

The event will take place at the Cornaro Institute, an arts and education centre located in the beautiful coastal town of Larnaca, on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. A field trip will also be organised to visit art education centres in universities and elsewhere in Cyprus, including non-formal art education locations.

Detailed Description

Art education is in a state of flux. While on the one side there are dramatic changes in the funding structures for university level art education in some countries, in others there are new universities and colleges emerging offering higher level art education programmes. At the same time we see a resurgence in the number of institutions offering art education outside of the mainstream accreditation and validation systems.

In this conference we aim to bring together art lecturers with an interest in the future of higher level art education. We will be asking the questions,what do we want from art students in the twenty-first century, what do they want from us, what is it we can really teach in the studio and how? Alongside this is the question what does the history of art education offer us in trying to determine the future?

In asking these questions we are seeking to bring together not simply the managers of art education but those who actually do the teaching, the artists and lecturers in the studios with the students. Although teaching at the "coal face" of art education might overlap with questions dealt with at other art education conferences, such as the convergence of systems under the Bologna Process in the European Union, at this conference we want to address more pressing questions that arise from the practicalities of art teaching.

The conference is being held in Cyprus at the Cornaro Institute, part of the Cyprus College of Art, one of the more unusual unofficial art schools in Europe, and will take place in the pretty coastal city of Larnaca. Our hosts are collaborating with the Municipality of Larnaca in staging the conference, as well as with figures from many major universities and art schools around the world.

Being based in the Middle East we will also have an opportunity to hear from art lecturers in locations with troubled histories, including Lebanon, Israel and Palestine.

The conference is also an opportunity to network with your colleagues from different institutions around the world.​ Being based in Cyprus is also an opportunity to visit some stunning historic and natural sites, museums and art galleries.

Submission of Abstracts for Papers

If you are interested in giving a talk at the conference please submit a proposal for a paper. Standard papers are 30 minutes long.

We are very open minded on the topic of papers, so if you have an idea for a presentation that is not covered by the suggestions given here please feel free to submit a proposal, or contact us first to discuss the idea.

Possible suggested topics include:​

1. What can we really teach in the art studio?
2. Traditional skills or critical thinking?
3. Histories past. Experience now. Possibilities future
4. State, accredited or independent?
5. News from Elsewhere: Teaching Art in Troubled Areas
6. Can art education really be radical?
7. Relating Art Education to the Wider Art World.
8. Other topics (also welcome).

Proposals for papers should comprise a cover sheet showing:

1. Your title (eg. Mr, Ms, Dr, Prof. etc.) and full name
2. Your institutional affiliation (if any)
3. Your postal address, e'mail address and telephone number
4. The title of your proposed paper

With this you should send a proposal/abstract for your paper of no more than 300 words and a copy of your CV/resume to michael@artcyprus.org with the subject line EAEC2014.

All papers must be delivered in English.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2014, but earlier submission is recommended as a number of places are already allocated to speakers and remaining slots are limited. Speakers and non-speakers are charged a 100 euro attendance fee which also covers the field trip, but not accommodation or other travel. Students are charged 85 euro.

cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicstheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 56401Architecture, Space, and Literature (PAMLA, Oct. 31—Nov. 2, 2014 in Riverside, CA)Pacific Ancient and Modern Literary Associationslee168@ucr.edu1397900861americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Pacific Ancient and Modern Literary Associationcontact email: slee168@ucr.edu

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.

We are seeking proposals for a panel titled "Architecture, Space, and Literature" that will take place at the 2014 annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Riverside, California. Although this year's conference theme is "Familiar Spirits," proposals are welcome on literary works across a broad variety of genres and time periods.

  • Submission Deadline: May 15
  • Conference Date: October 15 - November 2, 2014
  • Location: Riverside Convention Center, CA
  • Please submit your proposal via the PAMLA website: http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

    cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 56402Call for Papers for Publications:1.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives 2. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A TributeLiberal Arts Loreeditorsliberalartslore@gmail.com1397901827ethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Liberal Arts Lorecontact email: editorsliberalartslore@gmail.com

    Critical/ scholarly papers on the two areas will be published after blind- review:
    I.Doris Lessing: Critical Perspectives

    II. Booker Prize Winners for Fiction (2008-13): A Tribute

    a) Aravind Adiga The White Tiger

    b) Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies

    c) Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question

    d) Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending

    e) Eleanor Catton The Luminaries

    The General Information for the contributors:
    1. Title of the paper: bold, title case (Capitalize each word), centered, Font Size 14.

    2. Text of the paper: justified; Font & size: Times New Roman, Font size, 12; Spacing: Double spaced.

    3. For References: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th Edition.

    4. Papers should be submitted as MS Word 2003-2007 attachments only; word limit - 5000 to 6000 words.

    5.The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing new knowledge or innovative critical perspectives on the subject explored.

    Important dates:

    31 May, 2014: Submission of Paper
    30 June, 2014: Notification of Acceptance

    Papers along with the full name of the contributors, designation, qualifications, institutional affiliation, e-mail and telephone/ mobile number may be sent to editorsliberalartslore@gmail.com

    cfp categories: ethnicity_and_national_identitygender_studies_and_sexualitypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 56403PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. Riverside, CA, October 31-November 2, 2014. Deadline: May 15, 2014PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language AssociationDr. Tanya Heflin (heflin@iup.edu)1397915598african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Associationcontact email: Dr. Tanya Heflin (heflin@iup.edu)

    We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 112th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2014.

    Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; graphic memoir; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

    In addition, the conference-wide theme for the 2014 PAMLA conference is "Familiar Spirits." In connection with this theme, we invite you to propose papers on magic, conjuring, spirits, hauntings, Spiritualism, and manifestations as well as presentations that treat the familiar, familial, and the commonplace in relation to the paranormal, strange, and uncanny with respect to life-narrative.

    Please submit your proposal online before May 15th, 2014, at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals .

    For questions, please contact the Autobiography Presiding Officer, Dr. Tanya Heflin, at heflin@iup.edu.

    PAMLA Proposal and Presentation Guidelines:
    • One does not have to be a member of PAMLA to propose a paper, but one must become a member by June 15th to be listed in the program.
    • In order to propose a paper, a paper title, a 500-word proposal, and a 50-word abstract should be submitted online at: http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals by May 15, 2014. Select "Autobiography" as the Topic Area.
    • Conference sessions are 90 minutes long, with three to four papers in each session. Each presentation should be 15-20 minutes to leave time for introductions and discussion.
    • Please indicate in your submission whether you will require AV equipment.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualityhumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymodernist studiespopular_culturepostcolonialtheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 56408Scholarly Articles for Edited CollectionVoices of the Unseen: Revolt and the Building of Radical Transnationalismjjmaer@aol.com; aquezada-grant@rwu.edu1397921389cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Voices of the Unseen: Revolt and the Building of Radical Transnationalismcontact email: jjmaer@aol.com; aquezada-grant@rwu.edu

    We are looking for three articles for an edited collection:

    1. Analysis of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement and its impact from a global perspective;

    2. Environmental activism and/or the struggle against "climate imperialism";

    3. Anti-militarism from a global perspective.

    Please submit abstracts (300-500 words) to John Maerhofer and Autumn Quezada-Grant by May 30th.

    Here is a description of the book proposal:

    Today we find ourselves in a moment of global insurgency which is challenging the structural limits of institutionalized democracy and profit-driven globalization. With the commonality of struggle against the irrepressible crisis of capitalist globalization and those who run it, these mass movements are charged with forms of political participation that point towards an emergent radicalized transnationalism, what Alain Badiou labels a "rebirth of history" in the post-1968 era, when dispersed movements erupted across the world in reaction to similar crises. For Hamid Dabashi, the uprisings across the Arab World represent a newly-oriented transnational consciousness, one that moves beyond the reification of postcoloniality and its restrictive configurations of liberation. While it is evident that global insurrection has initiated a re-intervention of radical universality that challenges the dictates of "new" imperialist hegemony, a cohesive dialogue between the activists working within these movements and the public intellectuals who have engaged the discourse of insurgency in their writing requires further elaboration. This volume seeks to bridge the gap between the theory and praxis of insurgency in order to materialize the significance of radical transnationalism today.

    Specifically, by bringing together activist and intellectual labor, this volume proposes to look at specific ways in which peoples are grasping this moment to organize and enact change. Using the post-1968 period of revolt as a historical context, the essays in this volume consider the residual impact of what Timothy Brennan calls the "post-turn cultural Left" upon radical politics in the 1970's, while also paying close attention to emergent forms of insurgent knowledge that have evolved in the wake of capitalist crisis since 2008. In addition, the volume will highlight the transnational nature of revolutionary ideas by speaking to the specific nature of origins and methodologies of the global insurgency, which vary greatly from place to place in terms of strategy, objectives, and pre-existing social political modality. Lastly, the global focus of this volume intends to bring forth local voices, writings, and struggles of everyday peoples entrenched in fighting for social justice and its present concerns via four distinct yet interrelated questions:

    1.What does global insurgency signify in the current era and how are such movements distinct from the "post-turn" of 1968?

    2.How does the global insurgency challenge the reified legacy of decolonization and the formation of the postcolony under the aegis of the "new" imperialism and ensuing capitalist globalization?

    3.How do the on-the-ground work of activists and the intellectual work focused on insurgency correlate? Moreover, in what sense does the discursive space of insurrectionary knowledge lend itself towards the praxis of social justice, radical democracy, and revolutionary transnationalism?

    4.Finally, what are the lessons and limits of insurgency? Specifically, how can we build upon the space of revolt in order to fend off counter-revolutionary mechanisms already at play?

    cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspostcolonialtheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 56409Thinking and Writing Beyond Two Cultures - Nov. 21-22, 2014Quinnipiac University Fifth Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writingpaul.pasquaretta@quinnipiac.edu1397935526cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinaryprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Quinnipiac University Fifth Biennial Conference on Critical Thinking and Writingcontact email: paul.pasquaretta@quinnipiac.edu

    Thinking and Writing Beyond Two Cultures:
    STEM, WAC/WID, and the Changing Academy

    In 2008 The Times Literary Supplement included the publication of C. P. Snow's 1959 Rede Lecture, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, on its list of the 100 books that have most influenced Western public discourse since the Second World War. Although Snow's lecture prompted a dustup between scientists and literary elites over who could lay claim to the superior form of knowledge, over time the sides and tenor of the "Two Cultures Debate" have changed. As the debate has expanded throughout the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to include various disciplinary groups and the beliefs, attitudes, and perspectives with which they are bound together as "cultures," it has evolved into a conversation about how knowledge is recognized, valued, and taught across the cultures of the university. The 2014 conference aims to advance this conversation through presentations that attend to the unfolding legacy of the Two Cultures Debate as well as those that revisit and challenge Snow's original formulation.

    The conference will be organized into three categories, each focusing on a different dimension of the debate: Philosophy and Politics; Pedagogies, Programs, and Curricula; Critical Thinking and Writing. While scholars and teachers are invited to submit proposals that engage in or with one of these dimensions of the debate, the conference intends to promote, across categories, a multidimensional conversation that addresses the following questions (and perhaps others):

    How do linkages between critical thinking and writing operate within and/or even define a "culture" of the university?

    How do linkages between critical thinking and writing vary among cultures that exist as the major divisions of knowledge (natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences), within the major divisions of knowledge (biology, literature, criminal justice, etc.), and across the major divisions of knowledge (science journalism, sports studies, medical humanities, etc.)?

    How are linkages between critical thinking and writing shared across the cultures of the

    How might linkages between critical thinking and writing influence and/or be influenced by the shifting cultures of the university?

    How do linkages between critical thinking and writing interface with technology in and/or across the cultures of the university?

    How might linkages between critical thinking and writing be part of integrating high school
    students and their prior knowledge into the cultures of the university?

    How might linkages between critical thinking and writing aid in transfer of learning within and/or across the cultures of the university?

    How might linkages between critical thinking and writing in and/or across the cultures of the university prepare students for graduate and/or professional work?

    Submit proposals to Paul Pasquaretta, Coordinator of the Research and Writing Institute: paul.pasquaretta@quinnipiac.edu. We welcome both individual and group proposals. Panel sessions will be 90 minutes to allow for discussion; individual presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. Please include the following in your proposal:

    •Conference category
    •Title of panel/presentation
    •Information about each presenter:
    full title/position; department/program
    institutional affiliation
    phone number and email
    •500-750 word abstract/session description. Please include the following:
    purpose/goals for proposed session
    connection to conference theme
    expected outcomes/take-away for participants
    section activities (if applicable)
    selected references (not included in word count)
    •Equipment and materials needed (computer, projector, internet access, audio speakers, white board, flipchart, etc.)

    Deadline for Proposals: Friday, May 23, 2014

    Presenters are invited to submit their work for review for publication in Volume 3 (2015) of Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing: http://qudoublehelixjournal.org/index.php/dh/index

    For more information about "Thinking and Writing Beyond Two Cultures," contact Paul Pasquaretta, Coordinator of the Quinnipiac University Research and Writing Institute, at 203-582-8509 or paul.pasquaretta@quinnipiac.edu.

    cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesinterdisciplinaryprofessional_topicsrhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetheorytwentieth_century_and_beyond 56410Television Studies: PAMLA 2014, Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2)Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Associationmcdermott.russell@gmail.com1397936215americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Associationcontact email: mcdermott.russell@gmail.com

    Proposals for papers are invited on any subject relating to the study of Television. Papers that relate to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," and explore the ghostly, ghastly, the uncommon and uncanny, the profound and the paranormal are especially welcome, but proposals on any topic related to television will be considered and appreciated.

    To submit a proposal, please visit http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

    Each proposal should include the following:

    Your name and institutional affiliation
    Working paper title
    Approximately 500-word proposal
    Approximately 40-word abstract
    AV requirements, if any

    The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 15, 2014.
    The conference will be held from 31 October, 2014 until 2 November, 2014.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Russell McDermott at mcdermott.russell@gmail.com

    cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinarypopular_culturerhetoric_and_compositionscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 56411Young Adult Literature: PAMLA 2014, Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2)Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Associationshanna.shadoan@gmail.com1397936697americanchildrens_literatureinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Associationcontact email: shanna.shadoan@gmail.com

    Focusing on the liminal space between childhood and adulthood, the young adult literature genre offers critical insight into developmental tensions of youth, and our cultural values and preoccupations. Given the theme of "Familiar Spirits" for the conference, we invite all interested to submit papers exploring the uncanny, paranormal, and strange, as well as those that examine the familiar and ordinary as they are expressed in young adult literature today.
    Discussions of the mysterious and speculative will be especially welcome, but papers on any aspect of YA are accepted.

    To submit a proposal please go to http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

    Each proposal should include the following:

    Your name and institutional affiliation
    Working paper title
    Approximately 500-word proposal
    Approximately 40-word abstract
    AV requirements, if any

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Shanna Shadoan at shanna.shadoan@gmail.com

    cfp categories: americanchildrens_literatureinterdisciplinarypopular_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 56413The Other Senses of Modernism (MSA 14)Yaron Aronowicz/ Princeton Universityyaronowi@princeton.edu1397950270african-americanamericanfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Yaron Aronowicz/ Princeton Universitycontact email: yaronowi@princeton.edu

    This CFP is for MSA 14

    While there has been increasing attention to the senses more generally and to the 'lower' senses of smell, taste, and touch in recent years, it is pretty clear that most scholarship on modernism that focuses on sensation is visually (and to a lesser extent aurally) oriented. Attention to the visual in modernist scholarship has allowed us to ask important questions about surface and glamour, affect and image, the urban landscape and the commodity, race and sexuality. But our largely visual version of modernism has also, perhaps, not allowed us to conceptualize and encounter the other senses of modernism.

    This panel seeks to open up new questions about literature and culture in the first half of the 20th century through attention to stimuli that isn't, or isn't only, visual. How might race feel different if we focused on representations of its tactile dimensions, how would we re-think modernist aesthetics through the glamour of perfume? What does cosmopolitanism taste like? By asking questions about representations of the other senses, this panel would seek to think of modernism differently. Papers with different methodological commitments and concerns are very welcome, from theoretical work (engaging folks like Merleau-Ponty and Serres) to archival, from new modernist studies of material culture or marginalized texts, to work on modernism's most canonical poetry and prose.
    Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Yaron Aronowicz yaronowi@princeton.edu by May 2nd.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitymodernist studiespoetrypostcolonialtwentieth_century_and_beyond 56414Asperger's syndrome in modern mediaChristopher K. Brooksckabrooks@gmail.com1397964403film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culturefull name / name of organization: Christopher K. Brookscontact email: ckabrooks@gmail.com

    After directing a dynamic and compelling conference roundtable at the recent Chicago meeting of the Popular Culture Association, I am interested in soliciting book chapters about the current state of thought concerning Asperger's Syndrome in modern media. Given the recent decision by the AMA to declassify Asperger's as a syndrome and add it to some level of Autism, many constituencies are actively pursuing the reinstatement of Asperger's Syndrome as a unique behavioral ideology. This has lead to many discussions and interpretations about media characters who may or may not be "Aspies," those individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. Between Sheldon Cooper, Temperance Brennan, Will Graham, and any depiction of Sherlock Holmes, viewers are asking if modern media is sympathetic, mimetic, or promotional about the presence of "Aspie" characters in modern media. Writers and producers shy away from declaring that their "quirky" or "eccentric" characters might be Asperger's Syndrome personalities, while viewers declare that the same characters manifest the behaviors associated with "AS."
    Who is right? What is at stake? Why not use the "label"?
    All approaches welcome.
    Abstracts of 250 words needed by 9/01.

    cfp categories: film_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culture 56415Theories of Realism and Naturalism- SAMLA 2014--Abstract Deadline 05/30/14Myrto Drizou/ Valdosta State Universitymdrizou@valdosta.edu1397967046americangender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarytheoryfull name / name of organization: Myrto Drizou/ Valdosta State Universitycontact email: mdrizou@valdosta.edu


    This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of late 19th- and 20th-century realism and naturalism. Possible topics could include—but are not limited to—theories of realism and naturalism, transatlantic realisms/naturalisms, social vs. psychological realism, women and naturalism, literature and social ethics, and historicist interpretations of realism and naturalism. Papers might address theoretical issues or discuss specific literary works. Proposals addressing the conference theme are especially welcome. By May 30,2014, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Myrto Drizou, Valdosta State University, at mdrizou@valdosta.edu

    cfp categories: americangender_studies_and_sexualityinterdisciplinarytheory 56417MSA16: By Design: Modernism and the Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Landscapes (Due May 3rd)Modernist Studies Associationmargaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu1398001034americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitymodernist studiespoetrytravel_writingfull name / name of organization: Modernist Studies Associationcontact email: margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu

    By Design: Modernism and the Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Landscapes

    Gertrude Stein declared the nineteenth century "the dead dead dead nineteenth century." Ezra Pound called on poets to give up their extensive symbolic codes and Victorian ornamentation in order to "let a hawk be a hawk." Despite the animosity, or at least impatience, with Victorian conventions, modernists never explicitly repudiated nineteenth-century designed landscapes, the extension of Victorian aesthetic ideologies. In fact, the frequency of nature tropes in modernist writing would suggest that nineteenth century landscape design was left unexamined, that modernists assumed that nature was external to culture. With the campaign to save Hetch Hetchy Valley, Harriet Monroe may have acted with an advanced sense of the dangers of encroaching on nature's limited reserves, but her activism also upholds a Romantic notion of a sublime and beautiful, untrammeled nature. This panel seeks papers that explore this elision of nature and ideology, and the perhaps unintentional ruptures when modernists articulate unconventional conceptions of nature that we might now recognize as sophisticatedly anthropocene. Particularly welcomed are papers that investigate the confluences of landscape and social contact that invent new social, sexual, racial, historic and civic frontiers within public green spaces.

    MSA 16 will take place in Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9th 2014.

    Please send inquiries or 250-word abstracts and brief biographical notes by May 3, 2014, to Margaret Konkol at margaret.konkol@lmc.gatech.edu

    cfp categories: americancultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesethnicity_and_national_identitymodernist studiespoetrytravel_writing 56418CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'LITERATURE TODAY LITERARY JOURNAL'LITERATURE TODAYeditorliteraturetoday@gmail.com 1398019334african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypostcolonialromantictwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: LITERATURE TODAYcontact email: editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com

    Literature Today, a new literary Journal, is inviting poems and short
    stories for its first issue.


    Theme of our current issue is 'Man and Nature'. You

    can send us poems and short stories on :

    1. Beauty of nature.

    2. Destruction of nature by Man.

    3. Natural hazards and Man.

    4. Conflicts between Man and Nature.

    5. Any other themes relating to nature.
    Submission Deadline:July 10, 2014

    Submission Guidelines:

    1. Send not more than 4 poems.

    2. Send not more thank 2 short stories.

    3. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously
    unpublished (both print and online), and not under consideration for
    publication elsewhere.

    4.Send all submissions to editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com

    5. Please send a cover letter and a short Bio-data with your submission.

    cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgeneral_announcementsinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspoetrypostcolonialromantictwentieth_century_and_beyond 56419[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation: 9th Call for Papers (Open, Non-Thematic Issue, December 2014)[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadarsic.journal.contact@gmail.com1398032506african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: [sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadarcontact email: sic.journal.contact@gmail.com

    [sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming
    9th issue. We accept:
    - original research papers: up to 9,000 words, including references and footnotes
    - reviews and interviews: up to 2,000 words
    - translations of literary texts: up to 9,000 words
    - video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the
    journal's focus
    Submission of research papers, reviews, interviews, translations of a literary texts or video
    essays implies that the work described has not been published previously and that its publication
    is approved by all authors. By submitting an article or video to [sic], the authors acknowledge
    that that the article or video is original and entirely the result of work of the author or authors.
    The ownership and rights of works submitted and published in [sic] shall reside with the
    author(s). However, [sic] reserves the primary right of publication.
    Submission Process
    All manuscripts (research papers, reviews, interviews, and translations of literary texts) and
    video essays should be submitted by email attachment to sic.journal.contact@gmail.com.
    Manuscripts must be computer typed and saved in .doc or .docx formats (Times New Roman,
    letter size 12 points, double spaced, fully paginated), while video essays should be submitted in
    standard video formats. Please attach to every submission a covering letter confirming that all
    authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for
    publication by any other journal.
    Research Articles and Video Essays
    All submitted research papers, reviews and video essays should contain:
    - title page with full title and subtitle (if any)
    For the purposes of blind refereeing, full name of each author with current affiliation and full
    contact details plus short biographical note (up to 150 words) should be supplied in a separate
    file. Please ensure that you have anonymized the script throughout, deleting self-references until
    after the review process is complete.
    - abstract of 100-150 words
    - up to 10 key words
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