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Disability Studies Area, 35th Annual Conference of the Southwest PCA, February 19-22, 2014

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 12:29pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association

There is no doubt that cultural beliefs and attitudes toward disability and representations of disability have changed significantly over time, and we live in a particularly interesting moment, with people collaborating over the internet to design do-it-yourself prosthetics that can be printed with 3-D printers and assembled by the average person. Technology will radically affect the treatment of disability, both in pragmatic and cultural terms, but it is also responsible for a greater number of people having to cope with disabilities that may not historically have had to (for example, military and medical advances that allow the severely injured to survive).

Myth and Fairy Tale Conference Area CFP

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 11:22am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Myth and Fairy Tales Conference Area Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals Due: 1 November 2013

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association's 35th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 19-22, 2014
General information and online registration

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.

ReFocus: The Films of Delmar Daves

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 9:56am
Edinburgh University Press

CALL FOR PAPERS

ReFocus: The Films of Delmar Daves

From Destination Tokyo (1943) to Youngblood Hawke (1964), among many other titles, few filmmakers created as unique a body of work in the United States as Delmar Daves (1904-1977), but few filmmakers have been as critically overlooked in existing scholarly literature. Daves is often regarded as an embodiment of the self-effacing craftsmanship of classical and post-War Hollywood, which helps explain his relative neglect by film critics and scholars. In the words of Kent Jones, in an essay for the recent Criterion Collection release of 3:10 to Yuma (1957), Daves was a "casualty of auteurism."

[UPDATE] CFP for the Journal of Cross-cultural Studies

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 5:46am
Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (Taiwan Humanities Citation Index). It is published biannually and covers Chinese and English publications. The journal has been devoted to offering inter-disciplinary perspectives on cultural/cross-cultural issues and engaging in academic discussions since 2008. For more information about the journal, please visit the website as follows:

http://www.cfcs.nccu.edu.tw/cfcs_04books_Periodical.html

Religion and the Image (abstracts due: November 15)

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11:37pm
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014

Religion and the Image is a special-topics panel to be held at the 2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, February 28 – March 2, 2014

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between religion or religious practice and the hand-drawn image in all of its forms, from comics and illustrations in children's literature to animated films.

In addition to papers on individual texts or artists whose work merits consideration given the topic, we are also interested in papers responsive to the following questions:

Resisting Vulnerable Times

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 7:03pm
MLA Subconference

(Please note that the subconference is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the Modern Language Association.)

http://mlasubconference.org/

This year, the MLA hosts its annual convention in Chicago, IL under the title of "Vulnerable Times." As in past years, committees and special sessions will be convened to address the pressing material and financial conditions shaping our profession and its possible futures.

Between Theatre and Cinema: Intermediality and Aesthetic Renewal

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 3:29pm
NeMLA

This panel seeks to explore the aesthetic and theoretical ties between cinematic and performance texts when a play is filmed. Proposals in French or in English on the following topics are welcomed: dialectical implications resulting from the filming of the stage; differences between what is commonly called the "film de théâtre" and its fictional or documentary homologues; interdisciplinary approaches generated by the broad range of relationships between film and theater. Send 200-word proposals to Sandrine Siméon: sps211@psu.edu.

"Stuff and Stuffing" (24-27 May 2014 at Brock University): Submissions due 1 Nov 2013

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 1:56pm
Joint Session: Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO) at ACCUTE

Henry James' infamous condemnation of nineteenth-century novels as "loose baggy monsters" is so perfectly devastating that many forget that the author was posing a question. Flummoxed by a literary form that so readily included "the accidental and the arbitrary" in its representations, James pondered: what do they "artistically mean?" Walter Benjamin, another modern looking back on the nineteenth century with a sense of bewilderment, suggested elliptically that the swollen cushions, ample hangings, and profusion of dust covers, doilies, and antimacassars of the nineteenth-century interior were evidence of a deeply ingrained "posture...of struggle and defense."

[UPDATE] Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction: Tradition, Expectations, Genres and Codes

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 12:37pm
Zeno Vernyik / English Department, Technical University of Liberec

The English Department, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Technical University of Liberec in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology kindly invite you to the international conference

Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction:
Traditions, Expectations, Genres and Codes.

Politics and the Hagiographic Image (abstracts due: Nov. 15)

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Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:14pm
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014

Can there be a biographical pictorial representation of a historical figure that is NOT hagiographic?

This proposed panel seeks papers that investigate the biographical strategies and implications of visual representations in comics, animation, and/or book illustration and children's books of revered figures such as Nelson Mandella, Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, Mother Theresa, presidents and kings. This panel seeks to put critical pressure on the cultural, formal, and ideological work that the visual does in relation to the historical.

How do visual media represent history?
What strategies do visual media employ to negotiate historical personality?
What practices govern the reception of historical celebrity?

35th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow"

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Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:10pm
Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

35th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
"Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow"

February 19-22, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://southwestpca.org/

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2013

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710

Now accepting proposals for Fashion, Style, Appearance, & Identity.

Fashion, Style, Appearance, & Identity is concerned with the following areas:

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