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WALKER PERCY'S UTOPIAS AND DYSTOPIAS

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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deadline: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Much of Walker Percy’s fiction and non-fiction writing is social commentary. At least two novels - Love in the Ruins and The Thanatos Syndrome - may be called dystopian or post-apocalyptic.  His numerous essays on race relations, on secular materialism, on misguided “self-help” books in a postmodern world seem to indicate that he suspected 20th century America was a dystopia itself.  Additionally, Walker Percy’s personal life included social action in his local community and through the Catholic Church.  Proposals addressing the SAMLA 88 theme "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" in Walker Percy’s fiction, non-fiction, or life are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr.

WALKER PERCY'S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In honor of Walker Percy’s 100th Birthday Anniversary, proposals addressing any topic or area celebrating Walker Percy’s life, his fiction, or his non-fiction are welcome.  Send 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr. Karey Perkins, University of South Carolina - Beaufort, at both kareyp@uscb.edu and kareyperkins@gmail.com by June 7.

British Women Writers Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill, June 22-25, 2017

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers Association
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deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

For its 25th annual meeting, the British Women Writers Conference invites papers and panel proposals considering the theme of “Generations.” As we look back on a quarter-century of feminist scholarship and practice within British Studies, we want to celebrate those who have defined the British Women Writers Association’s past and nurture those who will shape its future. Of course, even within literary traditions or scholarly networks, generational transitions are rarely ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. We therefore welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in women’s writing.

THATCamp @ The Lake

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:12pm
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THATCamp - Wright State University Lake Campus
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Announcing THATCamp @ The Lake! On June 18th and 19th, we’ll gather at Wright State University’s campus in Celina, OH for an open meeting of the minds. In two days, we plan to explore the intersection between technology and the classroom, as well as discuss the ways that technology can expand our pedagogy and research.

Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
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deadline: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

We invite presentation proposals for the Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 4-5, 2016.

The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore noteworthy 21st-century representations and social constructions of queerness and/or LGBTQ individuals in a wide range of media artifacts (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, comic books, video games, novels, newspapers, magazines, music, Internet sites, emerging media forms) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings.

Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
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C21 Writings at the University of Brighton (UK)
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Friday, June 3, 2016

23-24 September 2016

A conference organised by the University of Brighton in association with the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum

Speakers include:
Steve Bell, political cartoonist
Martin Rowson, political cartoonist
Professor Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton
This event will also include a curatorial introduction to the caricature collection held at the Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museum, and a talk by the curator of the Cartoon Museum, London.
    

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-Building in Asian Popular Cultures

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:28pm
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Minneapolis College of Art and Design
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deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures

The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”

[Deadline Extended] PTSD and Clint Eastwood Films

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Allen Redmon and Charles Hamilton, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
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deadline: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

Our initial deadline has passed but we still have room for one-three more chapters on PTSD and trauma in Clint Eastwood's directorial efforts.

"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
full name / name of organization: 
The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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deadline: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

 

In order to promote dialogue between “East” and “West”, and to also unpack and problematize those categories, we welcome papers that address a broad range of issues, especially in relation to literature, art, film, and popular culture. Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches are encouraged and especially approaches that focus on contentious political and moral issues. While traditional forms of presentation are welcome, participants may also make use of less conventional modes involving, for example, pictorial essays or the incorporation of social media.

Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding: Edited Collection

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Ann Marie A. Short/Saint Mary's College
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

An examination of cultural representations of breastfeeding that attends to diffuse discourses about infant feeding, ranging from medical and anthropological to socioeconomic and cultural, all the while utilizing feminist methodologies, can facilitate an interrogation of the feminist implications ofbreastfeeding advocacy, including essentializing discourses about women’s bodies as the “natural” choice for infant feeding and the complex considerations women and families navigate in making decisions about infant feeding.

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers [UPDATED]

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret)
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deadline: 
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Call for Papers--Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers full name / name of organization: Farris Lee Francis and Maj. Sylvia C. McPherson Ed.M (Ret) contact email: leefrancis12@gmail.com 

Vignettes: Episodic Tales of in the Lives of Strangers

Farris Lee Francis and Sylvia C. McPherson seek contributors for their first collection of essays centred on the struggles, pain, love, despair, and destruction which creates the human experience. The editors have extensive background in social science, women and gender studies, and African American studies.

Call for Papers: [Inter]sections No. 19 (2016)

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
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American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

March 6, 2016

Submission Guidelines

[Inter]sections is an online annual peer-reviewed journal of American studies. We are currently accepting submissions for issue 19 (2016) by September 1, 2016.

We publish academic papers, as well as relevant reviews and interviews. Papers should be between 3,000 and 8,000 words, and written in accordance with the 2009 MLA citation style. All submissions should also include an 100-word abstract and a list of 5-7 keywords, a short bio,  and an abstract. Alternately, you may wish to fill in the following submission form:

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Update: Worshipping the Monstrous: The Supernatural Screen

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Film & History
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

This area of the 2016 Film & History conference, Gods & Heretics, examines notions of the monstrous, monstrosity, and the supernatural as they relate to on-screen representations, thematic inferences, narrative structures, or even production practices throughout the history of filmmaking. How do we better understand the implications of these histories, patterns, or aberrations? What is being signified or challenged, made visible or concealed, through our constructions of the monstrous?  

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