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Reception Studies Society Panel at SAMLA 86 [Update-Deadline Approaching]

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:54pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA 86)

This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of reception studies. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 86 theme are especially welcome. The Reception Study Society seeks to promote informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields. Bringing together theorists, scholars, and teachers from many areas, this association promotes a much needed cross-dialogue among all areas of reception studies. By June 10, 2014, please email abstracts of 250-350 words, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at paul.dahlgren@gsw.edu

[UPDATE: Deadline Extension] "The Undead" Abstracts due 6/13 (for SAMLA 11/7-9))

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:20am
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association

The Undead as Sustainable (Academic) Resource

"ZOMBIES are a value stock. They are wordless and oozing and brain dead, but they're an ever-expanding market with no glass ceiling," writes Chuck Closterman for The New York Times. Thanks in part to the commodification of the zombie and vampire, the undead prove rich fodder for the academic as well. Papers that explore the undead (in any manifestation) as cultural, ecological, political, or, of course, commoditized figure are welcome. Please send abstracts of around 500 words to Lynne Simpson at lsimpson@presby.edu by June 1, 2014.

Fairy Tale Sensibilities and their Sustainability

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 9:38am
SAMLA 86 Nov 7-9 2014 Atlanta GA

Feminism's theorists more and more have turned their focus on fairy tales' socializing power, as fairy tales serve as repositories for cultural attitudes regarding gender, class, the environment, and the role of education. The very sustainability of these tales offers genealogical roots for sociohistorical examinations that allow a reconsideration of the tales' textualities in relationship to cultural ideologies. Roland Barthes asserts that texts such as fairy tales are loaded with ideological values; thus, it is critical to fairy tale studies that we rescue important historical shifts in revised representations so that we have a multi-dimensional understanding of the complex relationship between fairy tales, women, popular culture, and national values.

Call for Book, Art, Film Reviews on "the Gendered Politics of Art" (Aug. 15 deadline)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 9:22am
Todd A. Comer, Studies in the Humanities

Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for film, art, or book reviews focused on gender issues (the theme for the upcoming issue is "Representations of, by, and for Women: The Gendered Politics of Art").

The deadline for reviews is August 15, 2014. Reviews of one book or monograph or several works (at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words) are welcome. Send queries or completed reviews to Todd Comer (tcomer@defiance.edu).

For those interested in a more detailed elaboration of what we entail by our "gendered politics" theme, more information may be found on our web page:

[REMINDER] 2014 Queerness and Games CFP, June 15 Deadline

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 6:18pm
The Queerness and Games Conference

Call for Speakers
Deadline June 15, 2014

The Queerness and Games Conference
Theme: "Difference at Play"
UC Berkeley, October 25 and 26, 2014
qgcon.com // @qgcon // qgconference@gmail.com

The second annual Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), hosted at UC Berkeley on October 25 and October 26, 2014, is happy to invite proposals for conference sessions now through June 15. Applicants will be notified by July 15. To submit, see instructions below.

Waves of change : women and American education in the South in the 1960s

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 4:39pm
SAMLA

Much has been studied about the major role played by women during the Civil Rights Movement but few have developed the place of education in the struggle for women's equality in the South after 1965. Indeed, most scholarship to this date has focused on the North, often disregarding the role women had in building the women's movement in the South, where the Civil Rights movement had emerged in the preceding decade.
This panel welcomes papers about the role of women in helping to change American society in the 1960s. If the women's liberation movement started in the North, what was the role of southern women in this movement and especially in the desegregation of the educational system?

The 36th Annual Southwest Popular American Culture Association Annual Meeting, February 11-14, 2015

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:35am
Southwest Popular American Culture Association

The Southwest Popular American Culture Association is now accepting individual paper, round table, and special topic submissions for our 36th annual conference. We will be meeting in ABQ, New Mexico February 11 - 14, 2015 in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel. Complete conference details can be found on our web site including directions for submitting your proposal using our online presenter submission form.

Call for Book Reviews on the "Cityscape" and the Urban Experience *FINAL CALL*

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 8:38am
Todd Comer, Studies in the Humanities

Studies in the Humanities, a peer reviewed journal since 1968, is calling for book reviews of any book or books focused on the urban world (the theme for the upcoming issue is the "Cityscape as Discursive Node and Character").

The deadline for reviews is August 15, 2014. Book reviews of one book or monograph or several works (at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words) are welcome. Send queries or completed reviews to Todd Comer (tcomer@defiance.edu).

[UPDATE] Convergences in Art and Science Research

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:22pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 15.2
Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research

Edited by Hervé Regnauld and Alan Ramón Clinton

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:35pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability (SAMLA 11/7-9 2014, Atlanta GA)

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:31pm
Geri Harmon/SAMLA

James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues": Suffering and Sustainability
SAMLA, November 7-9, 2014, Atlanta, GA

"For while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard." --James Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"

To support and amplify this year's conference theme of Sustainability and the Humanities, this panel seeks discussion-friendly presentations on topics about any critique of James Baldwin's novella "Sonny's Blues," including, but not limited to, addiction studies; jazz/blues, America's classical music; religious views on suffering, especially the Hindu connection; and African-American studies.

Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Examination of the Harlem Renaissance at Home and Abroad, November 5 – 7, 2014

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:19pm
Catherine L. Adams / Paine College

The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the 18th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. The theme for 2014: Great Migrations and Global Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Harlem Renaissance Era at Home and Abroad.

The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches from the social and political sciences, economics, and STEM.

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