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Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 6:06pm
Kari Nixon, Southern Methodist University; Lorenzo Servitje, University of California, Riverside

Endemic: Essays in Contagion Theory

This call for proposals invites interdisciplinary approaches toward the development of an edited collection on contagion theory. The goal of this project is to build upon nascent foundational texts, such as Priscilla Wald's 2001 _Contagious_ and Laura Otis's 1999 _Membranes_, and hone this formative work in light of recent technological and socio-cultural developments.

These landmark texts elucidated the social construction of germ theory and the discourse surrounding epidemics in a globalized world. Endemic seeks to explore the further productive potential of theorizing contagion in an era where cancerous lesions and cardiac failure provoke more fear than cholera.

SCMS 2015 - TV: Complexity, Form and Format

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:12pm
Branden Buehler (University of Southern California), George Carstocea (University of Southern California)

CFP for Panel - Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Conference, March 25-29, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture Orlando turns 20 Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 4:31pm
Canadian Institute for Research in Computing and the Arts, University of Alberta Department of English, MacEwan University Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts and Science, M

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

Orlando turns 20

Edmonton, Canada 7-9 May 2015

Tarot and Other Methods of Divination at PCA/ACA conference, New Orleans (Apr. 1-4, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:28pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

I am looking for papers for the Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in New Orleans April 1-4, 2015. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to,

a) any aspect of the traditional or innovative uses of Tarot, astrology, cartomancy, I Ching, numerology, runes, tarot, tasseomancy, etc., such as counseling, fortune-telling, and gaming, etc.

b) the history and analysis of any of these practices, including relevant individuals, organizations, objects, texts, etc.

c) the history and analysis of representations of any of these practices in comics, drama, film, graphic novels, literature, television, etc.

[UPDATE] Let's Get Published! Student Writers as Content Providers NeMLA 2015 conference, April 30- May 3, 2015, Toronto, Canada

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:15pm
Dr. Randy Laist

In our interconnected age, everyone can be a published writer. Not only do blogs and discussion boards make it possible for any writer with a smartphone to reach a global audience, but the Internet also puts aspiring writers into immediate contact with publishers, editors, and webmasters in search of content. This situation has significant implications for composition studies. With the Internet at the tip of everyone's fingers, a world of publication opportunities is only a click away.

Wreck Park Journal is now accepting submissions

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 1:33pm
Wreck Park

WRECK PARK: A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

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 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

Kennesaw State University's Third Annual World Literature and Film Conference- [UPDATE] September 25-26, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:15pm
Kennesaw State University

The figure of the hero underwent a renascence in meaning, visibility, and cultural cachet in the twenty-first century, with the success of the Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and World War Z franchises; the Batman, James Bond, and Marvel Cinematic Universe tent-poles; and the 24, Arrow, and Games of Thrones television series. Moreover, the hero took on new significance in other countries' cultural productions, as with the film series Krrish in India, Zebraman in Japan, and Valley of the Wolves in Turkey.

Arts in Literature: Interdisciplinarity and Ekphrasis in Luso-Hispanic Letters (April 30-May 3, 2015)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 5:19am
NeMLA 2015

Abstract:

From the well know Horatian statement 'Ut pictura poesis' until the most recent interdisciplinary works with videogames, World Wide Letters has always testified the link between literature and painting, music, sculpture, architecture, cinema or dance. This fertile alliance is shown by the essence of the different approaches: from the description of a piece of art to the application of filmic, musical and other artistic techniques into literature. Luso-Hispanic poets, novelists and playwrights seem to demonstrate a special interest in ekphrasis and interdisciplinarity and throughout the History of Literature one can see a reflection of society in the relationship that authors establish(ed) among arts in their works.

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