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Long Beach Indie Film, Media, and Music Conference

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 10:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Long Beach Indie Film, Media, and Music Festival
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deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Abstract Deadline: May 25, 2016

www.longbeachindie.hollywoodpost.com

The Long Beach Indie International Film, Media, and Music Festival is looking for scholars, musicians, filmmakers, archivists, journalists, and digital media producers to bring their art, intellect, and energy to our 2016 Film, Media, and Music Conference (August 31-September 4, 2016).

Revisiting the Concepts, Politics and Cultures of Multitude

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 7:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Halligan / University of Wolverhampton
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deadline: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Networks of protest and dissent, actual and virtual, were understood to have become increasingly centreless and leaderless across the 1990s, and beyond. Even the nature of protest and dissent fell away from previous models, as aligned to pragmatic demands and manifestos, single issues and norms of controlled civil disobedience. Now the masses were understood not to assemble behind any one position, or rally to one slogan, but more to stand in a kind of collective negative correlation to the faltering status quo: a crowd of singularities.

Call for Papers: Edited Collection 'Irish Urban Fictions'

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 5:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Irish Urban Fictions
deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

‘You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours… Or the question it asks you, forcing you to answer, like Thebes through the mouth of the Sphinx’

Italo Calvino - Le città invisibili

 

Normalcy as Dystopia: Disability Studies Perspectives

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
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deadline: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

I am chairing a panel titled "Normalcy as Dystopica: Disability Studies Perspectives" as part of the the  SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) annual conference this coming November 4-6 in Jacksonville, Florida. Conference participants must join SAMLA.

Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Drs. Abigail Scheg and Melanie Shaw
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Editors

Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University, USA)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016
Full Chapters Due: October 15, 2016
Submission Date: January 30, 2017

Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Film and History Conference 2016
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

CFP: Gods, Icons, and Idols: Stars from Hollywood and Beyond

An area of multiple panels for the 2016 Film & History Conference:
Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film and Television October 26-October 30, 2016
The Milwaukee Hilton
Milwaukee, WI (USA) 

DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2016 

Data

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 3:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Feminist Media Histories
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal

Special Issue on “Data”

Guest Editors: Miriam Posner (UCLA) and Lauren Klein (Georgia Tech)

African-American Art: Activism and Aesthetics

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Africana Studies program
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deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University and the Africana Studies program announce and invite paper submissions for a conference entitled African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics, to be held September 29th, 30th, and October 1st, 2016 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker: Carrie Mae Weems. Performance by Jimmy Greene

Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/ArtsActivismConference

Abstracts due midnight July 15, 2016 to https://griotinstituteforafricanastudiesbucknell.submittable.com/submit

Ezra Pound's Vision of Paradise in The Cantos

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

This panel seeks abstracts exploring Ezra Pound's vision of paradise as presented in The Cantos. By June 2, please send a 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requiremetns to Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida, at grienej@scf.edu.

Papers might also explore the utopian and/or dystopian elements of the epic poem, as the conference theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" The SAMLA conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonvill, FL.

Labor and Social Class in American Utopias/Dystopias

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Owen Cantrell/Georgia Institute of Technology
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

In keeping with this year’s SAMLA theme of utopia and dystopia, this panel will investigate the ways in which work, class, and labor have been represented throughout these traditions in American literature and culture. From utopia texts from authors like Edward Bellamy and Ignatius Donnelly to dystopian films like The Hunger Games and Divergent, utopian and dystopian representations have had a lot to say about work, class, and labor. In this panel, the questions we are interested in posing in this session are these: how are utopias/dystopias important for thinking about social class and labor? What can these representations tell us about popular and theoretical understandings of social class and labor?

The Culture of Experience: A Conference on Pragmatism and Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Literature

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers--Nicholas Gaskill and Jeffrey Lawrence
deadline: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

This conference will bring together scholars from literary studies and history to investigate how pragmatist thought shaped the styles, narratives, and institutions of U.S. literature in the first half of the twentieth century. From the publication of William James’s Pragmatism in 1907 to the death of John Dewey in 1952, pragmatism was the American philosophy. Its insistence that ideas must be grounded in experience, and that experience was a dynamic process, not only dominated the major philosophy departments but also influenced the course of education, social reform, politics, literature, and the arts. Yet despite the wide influence of pragmatist philosophy during these decades, there has not been an adequate account of how U.S.

Utopia/Dystopia in Faulkner (SAMLA 88, Nov 4-6, 2016)

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The William Faulkner Society welcomes presentations that approach Faulkner’s life and work in relation to this year’s SAMLA conference theme, "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?” By June 1, 2016, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, A/V requirements, and a brief bio, to Harper Strom, Georgia State University, at hstrom@gsu.edu, and Ulf Kirchdorfer, Darton State College, at ulf.kirchdorfer@darton.edu.

Muslims in America

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) 88 Annual Conference, Jacksonville FL
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists. Muslims are woven into the American fabric, from the generations of Moorish slaves accompanying the conquistadors in the Southwest, enslaved West Africans such as those in the coastal Gullah communities, Arab laborers in the Midwest factories in the late 1800s, twentieth-century immigrants fueling the medical and technology sectors, to those currently displaced by wars and natural disasters. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts.

EMIGRATION LITERATURE IN THE ARABIAN GULF

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Priya Menon/ SAMLA
deadline: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

Since the discovery of oil in the 1970s, Gulf Cooperation Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman) have employed a large expatriate labor force, primarily from neighboring South Asian Countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Philippines.  Recent studies claim that nearly 50.4% of the total population of the Gulf Cooperation Countries are expatriates.  Such mass emigration has not only allowed for the rapid economic expansion of these Gulf countries, but at the same time they have produced a number of cultural and socio-economic consequences for the countries from where Gulf’s primary work forces originate.

CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43am
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR CULTURE

This panel invites papers that focus on any aspect of contemporary Spanish American literature and popular culture. By May 30, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to co-chairs Elisabeth Austin, Virginia Tech (elaustin@vt.edu) and Elena Lahr-Vivaz, Rutgers University, Newark (el431@rutgers.edu).

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