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CFP for Edited Collection: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Popular Fantasy

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 4:09am
Birkbeck College, University of London

Proposals are invited for essays which explore non-normative representations of gender and sexuality in a range of contemporary popular fantasy, including, but not limited to: tv episodes and series, films, computer games and MMORPGs, novels and short stories, comics and graphic novels, role-playing games and fanfiction.

In creating a fantasy world anything is possible, therefore writers, artists, directors and producers of fantasy worlds must acknowledge a degree of responsibility for their world beyond that of other creators. Given that they can create a world and its inhabitants to be any way at all, why it is that a fantasy world is created -like this- is a valid question to ask.

Unveiling Apocalyptic Desire: Fallen Women in Eastern Literature

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:43pm
Dr Colette Morrow and Dr Devaleena Das

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The proposed book, Unveiling Apocalyptic Desire: Fallen Women in Eastern Literature will focus on unarticulated quandaries and the poetics of transgression of 'taboo' relationships featuring female characters in Asian literature who have trespassed social, religious and moral boundaries. The theoretical orientation is based on Eastern and Western feminist discourses that draw heavily on mind-body sexual politics, cultural constructs, the anatomy of sex and power in relation to myth and cultural psyche, denigration of female anatomy, gender performativity, abysmal and hysterical sexuality, semiotics, textual strategies and the politics of representation, queer theory, and psychoanalysis.

The Reception of German Art Art Theory, and Philosophy by the Americas in the 20th Century (AAH London 10-12 Apr 14)

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:26pm
Panel at the Association of Art Historians: AAH

The panel considers the impact of German Art, Art Theory, Aesthetics, and Philosophy on the Americas. The goal is to focus on German cultural transfer and influence in American Art History and Philosophical discourse. In the 20th century, many German artists and art theorists had to emigrate to the Americas. This contributed to the dissemination of Germany Art and Art Theory in the Americas.

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes-PCA/ACA Chicago, IL April 16-19 2014

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:54pm
Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association

In a hyper-mediated global culture, disaster events reach us with great speed and digital detail, and we begin forming, interpreting, and historicizing catastrophes simultaneously with people worldwide. Are we inside the era of disasters or are we merely inundated by mediated accounts of events categorized as catastrophic? Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes offers a forum for this question and critical approaches surrounding the culture of disasters, catastrophes, accidents, and apocalypses in global art, literature, media, film, and popular culture.

A Return to Cicely: Why We Need Northern Exposure Today More Than Ever

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:44pm
Keith Fudge/University of Arkansas Fort Smith

It is difficult to believe that it has been almost 25 years since the award-winning Northern Exposure made its television debut. Known for its cutting edge approach and social commentary, NX has demonstrated the ability to remain current in the eyes of scholars and a new audience in recent years. Papers are welcomed for an edited collection concerning NX in myriad contexts including, but not limited to: concepts of community and/or family, race relations, LGBT studies, ethics, tolerance, the indigenous people of Alaska, myth and legend, and pedagogy.

Abstract submission deadline: November 1, 2013

Please send abstracts of 250 words or less to Keith Fudge: keith.fudge@uafs.edu

Creating and Resisting Meaning: Recalibrating the Identity and Agency of the Textual Consumer

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:12pm
Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric

Creating and Resisting Meaning: Recalibrating the Identity and Agency of the Textual Consumer

Date: March 7-8, 2014
Location: Administration Building, University of Alaska Anchorage

Keynote Speakers

This information is currently in progress.

The Conference and Call for Papers

Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:26am
The Hungarian Philosophical Association

The Hungarian Philosophical Association is organizing an international conference on "Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics".

Keynote speaker: Richard Shusterman

Experts, teachers and researchers in the field of aesthetics, arts, philosophy and life sciences are invited to submit papers for the international conference which will take place in Budapest (Hungary) on June 2-6, 2014.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is December 31, 2013

Standard papers as well as poster and electronic presentations are possible. The official language of the conference is English.

An ISBN publication with all accepted papers will be produced.

Registration fee: 15 €

[UPDATE] Mindful Body in the Arts of Eating: International Conference

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:23am
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture (Florida Atlantic University)

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 23–25, 2014, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Colonial Violence

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:18am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2014
April 11th-13th
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Colonial Violence
Seminar Leader: Professor Richard Price, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park

Political Violence at Home and Abroad

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:16am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2014
April 11th-13th
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Political Violence at Home and Abroad
Seminar Leader: Professor Bill Meier, Department of History, Texas Christian University

Violence harnessed to political programmes mushroomed in the 19th century alongside the growth of '-isms': socialism, conservatism, trade unionism, nationalism, terrorism, anarchism, and the like. Yet the distinction between "ordinary" crime and "political" crime was a blurry one, and governments, police, journalists, even "political criminals" themselves attributed divergent meanings to their menacing behavior.

Sensational Violence: "The Mysteries Which Are At Our Own Doors"

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:15am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2014
April 11th-13th
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Sensational Violence: "The Mysteries Which Are at Our Own Doors"
Seminar Leader: Professor Lisa Surridge, Department of English, University of Victoria

In his review of sensation fiction in The Nation (1865), Henry James wrote that "to Mr. Collins belongs the credit of having introduced into fiction those mysterious of mysteries, the mysteries which are at our own doors." James's remark captures the sensation novel's capacity to surveil, strip, and probe domestic spaces, lives, and even bodies.

CFP: 2014 AAR-EIR "19th Century Upstate New York Religions & Their Heirs" at Syracuse University

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:49am
American Academy of Religion Eastern International Region

2014 Eastern International Regional Meeting

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

May 2–3, 2014

Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014

The Eastern International Region of the AAR invites you to submit proposals for papers and panels to be presented at the 2014 Regional Meeting. Alongside the regular panels, the conference will include a series of special sessions on the theme of 19th Century Upstate New York Religions and Their Heirs.

Proposals are welcome in all areas within the study of religion, including:

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