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Seeing the (Im)Material: Visual Detail, Abstraction, and Artifice in Medieval Texts

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:34am
50th Anniversary Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, to be held in Washington, D.C., from March 21st through the 24th, 2019.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The literature produced by the communities of early Northern Europe, where the elements of craft and material culture informed the descriptive matter of both poetry and prose, has left a legacy which demands critical analysis of the ways in which the trappings of the real and the imaginary were represented.  What were the relationships between figurative language, mimetic representation, the production of craft, and perceptions shaped by the visual arts?  Did the allegories, symbols, emblems, fancies, and verisimilitude of literature in Old and Middle English, Old Norse/Icelandic, Early Welsh, or Early Irish provide opportunities to discuss the interface of descriptive writing with other modes of representation?  Potential papers are asked to cons

Apocryphal Technologies (special issue)

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:40am
continent: journal of media, art, and philosophy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The journal continent invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of “Apocryphal Technologies.” While the term “technological imaginary” is often used to describe how technologies are invested with utopian aspirations that prevent users from sensing legitimate disappointments, frustrations, or malfunctions, the term “apocryphal technology” refers to technological imaginaries that are more explicitly dubious, suspicious, or fraudulent. It also refers more specifically to technologies that are actually designed, built, and implemented (as opposed to the purely theoretical) and that are openly endorsed by their designers, promoters, and users (as opposed to the obviously impossible).

Mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt: Berlin as Site of Transnational Exchange

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:42am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt: Berlin as Site of Transnational Exchange

Northeast Modern Language Association
Washington, D.C., USA
March 21-24, 2019

50th Anniversary Convention Theme: Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples

Superheroes and the Immigrant Experience (NeMLA 2019)

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.

The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:47am
The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CFP: 'The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain' 51 (4/2018): Paper submission date extension

Due to the large number of request we have extended the deadline for full paper submissions to the issue 'The Affective Aesthetics of The Body in Pain' 51 (4/2018). All Authors who have not yet submitted their manuscripts are invited to submit up to August 15, 2018.