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ESSAY COLLECTION SEEKING ABSTRACTS ON ACTION FIGURES

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:46pm
Jonathan Alexandratos

I am currently putting together a full proposal for an essay collection on Action Figure Studies. Action Figure Studies is a subdiscipline of Pop Culture Studies in which scholars study the relationship between action figures and gender, culture, politics, religion, body representation, and/or any other subject of academic study.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — [Deadline 20th Jan 2015]

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:39am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) — www.coldnoon.com — invites submissions for its two online publications: Diaries (diaries@coldnoon.com | upto 1500 words) and Dialogues (dialogues@coldnoon.com | above 1500, prose only).

Works can be in prose or poetry and should be pertaining to any dimension of travel/travel writing or its representation in writing, film and other media. Your subjects may address, but are not restricted to, the following domains:

Call for Special Session Proposals: 2015 PAMLA Conference (deadline 1/15/2015)

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 4:54pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

The deadline for proposals for special sessions for the 2015 PAMLA Conference in Portland, Oregon (to be held at Portland State University and the Hilton Portland on Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8, 2015) is midnight on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

[UPDATE] albeit: New York & LA in the American Imaginary

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Friday, January 2, 2015 - 1:22pm
albeit

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2015

The City That Never Sleeps and the City of Angels. Gotham and the Dream Factory. albeit is going bicoastal, and invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the place of New York City and Los Angeles in American culture. Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces (Submission deadline : 20 Jan 2015)

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 1:04pm
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst

[http://umassego.com/conference/]

We make assumptions based on bodies all the time: what bodies are
normative, strange, dangerous, fragile, familiar, foreign, and so on. The bodies we see are always-already constructed and commodified within various cultural marketplaces. Bodies function as currencies, some of which have more cultural capital than others. This cultural capital lends visibility to some bodies, while rendering others invisible.

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