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QUEER THEORY: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:13am
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The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June-July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Edited Collection - The Global Road Movie, Deadline July 30

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:05am
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Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania) – José Duarte (University of Lisbon/ULICES)

In light of the recent publications on road movies (Neil Archer, 2012; Gott and Schilt, 2013; Sara Brandellero, 2013 or Natália Pinnaza, 2014), we welcome contributions for a volume focusing on road movies around the world, giving voice to directors and films previously neglected. Primarily an American genre – as discussed in Corrigan, 1991; Cohan and Hark, 1997; Laderman, 2002, Mills, 2006 or Orgeron, 2007 – the road movie was rapidly adopted by other nations, as exemplified by the particular case of South-American countries, like Brazil or Argentina.

XVIII Generative Art International Conference - GA2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:39am
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Generative Design Lab, Politecnico di Milano University

GENERATIVE ART 2015
C A L L - F O R - P A P E R / P O S T E R / A R T W O R K S / P E R F O R M A N C E
GA2015 , the 18th Generative Art Conference, Exibition, Live Performances
Location: Venice, Italy, the 9, 10, 11 December 2015

website: www.generativeart.com

Topics:
Art - Music - Architecture - Industrial Design - Web Art - Poetry - Visual Grammar - Design Approach - Teaching Theory - Mathematics - Virtual Environment - Literature - Artificial Life - Artificial Intelligence - Cellular Automata - Performances - Artificial Behaviors - Communication - Generative Robots - Mechatronic - Nanotechnology - NanoArt

Strangers, Neighbors, and Monsters in Medieval Literature; SAMLA; Durham, NC; November 13-15

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:33am
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SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers that treat any aspect of social difference as presented in the literatures of the Middle Ages. Papers might construe this social difference as confessional, geographic, economic, political, ethnic, or bodily. How do these categories of difference shape social formation? How do they delimit the boundaries of moral relevance and/or social inclusion? What counts as a neighbor? What counts as a monster? What obligations or affinities do these designations entail? How does one know how to treat a stranger? Paper proposals that deal with the troubling of categories of social difference are especially welcome.

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE - 2015 MPCA URBAN STUDIES

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:07am
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Megan Cannella/ MPCA/ACA
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Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

CFP: Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA (Nov. 5-7, 2015) - DEADLINE June 29, 2015

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:04am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

Nov. PAMLA conference: African American lit section proposals due 5/15

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:47am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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113th Annual Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
Portland, Oregon
November 6, 7, and 8, 2015

Papers are invited on any aspect of African American literature. Topics that relate to the conference theme of "literature and time" are especially welcome: possible topics include (but are not limited to) literature and Afrofuturism, historical fiction, periodization, or entries into the debate about whether there can be such a thing as contemporary African American literature. Please submit proposals via the online pamla.org/2015 submission system by May 15.

CFP: Iris: New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults 1.3, 'Change' (Deadline: 26 May 2015)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:51pm
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Iris: New Writing for LGBTQ+ Young Adults
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Iris, a quarterly literary magazine publishing short fiction and poetry on LGBTQ themes for young adults, invites submissions for its third issue on the theme of change. Iris features writing and artwork that challenge and captivate young adult readers between the ages of 14 - 17. Iris welcomes work in all genres, from realistic fiction to fantasy. Poets may submit text and visual poems, and Iris accepts digital and scanned artwork. Work submitted to Iris must comply with our content policy as Iris is targeted to a young demographic, and is used as an educational tool in public and school libraries, school and public library-sponsored book clubs, and similar environments.

CFP for Edited Collection: Monstrous Moral Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children's Picture Books and Early Readings, Dea

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
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Leslie Ormandy

Picture books and early readers carry all the weight of parental authority, and are essential tools in the learning process for our children. With their bright pictures, they perform their function of holding the child's attention quite well, and they are accessed freely and repeatedly. They offer children not only hours of sanctioned entertainment and carefully chosen words and concepts, they also introduce our youngest children to specific cultural norms and belief systems. What role then does the supernatural character play for children learning to "read" and interpret the values in the interplay of images, words, and authority? Is there a difference, for the child, when the protagonist shown in the picture is a werewolf, fairy, or ghost?

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Deadline for Summer Issue Approaching (May 1)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:29pm
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Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt the canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (new deadline: May 15)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
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Todd A. Comer
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2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest:

CFP - The Value of Survival

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:58pm
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MANCEPT Workshops 2015

CFP - The Value of Survival
MANCEPT Workshops 2015
Tuesday 1st-Thursday 3rd September

Convenors: Carlo Burelli (carlo.burelli@unimi.it), Marco Piasentier (marco.piasentier@gmail.com)

Since at least Hobbes, political philosophy has been either explicitly or implicitly revolving around the question of survival and its normative status. However, this status has rarely been brought to light. Some traditions, like political realism or bio politics, do address this theme directly, while in others, like for example liberalism, it lays dormant as a hidden but crucial assumption.

UPDATE-CFP for 2012 MPCA/ACA Area of Art History and Visual Culture

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:13pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association / Midwest American Culture Association
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Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1- 4 October 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: May 15, 2015

The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

"First Generation, Next Generation: Learning Communities for Inclusive Excellence" CFP due 6/19/15; Conference 10/28-30/15

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:25pm
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Atlantic Center for Learning Communities

The 15th annual Atlantic Center for Learning Communities Curriculum Planning Retreat will be held October 28-30, 2015
at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford, CT.
We are seeking proposals for workshops that fall within
the general theme of "First Generation, Next Generation: Learning Communities for Inclusive Excellence." We especially invite proposals that explore the continued evolution of learning communities while embracing their rich history. When

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