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[UPDATE] Fashion Panel at MPCA/ACA Conference 2012-- October 12-14-- Deadline: May 31, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Deadline: May 31, 2012

[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

CFP--Essays on Tyler Perry; Abstracts 6/15/2012 and Essays 11/1/2012

full name / name of organization: 
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry--Book Collection
contact email: 
tperryanthology@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Critical Perspectives on Tyler Perry
An Edited Book Collection
Due Dates: 6/15/2012 (abstracts); 11/1/2012 (full essays)

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

full name / name of organization: 
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association
contact email: 
feminismandausterityconference@gmail.com

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
contact email: 
kdaiya@gwu.edu

Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico, University of Arizona Tucson [CFP 6/15/12; Sympsoium 10/5-6, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium
contact email: 
submit@hiddencinema.org

[UPDATE] Southern Literature and Culture, MPCA Oct 12-14

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne.canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

"The Politics of Fantasy in XX-XXI Century Latin American/Peninsular Literature and Cultural Studies"

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
mcalatayud@northgeorgia.edu

Phallogocentric discourse minimazes imagination, fabulation and fantasy as a matter for women and children, but Fantasy is powerful, liberating and therefore dangerous to those who fear change.

Literary Science: Approaches to Teaching Literature with Scientific Themes and Contexts [SAMLA / Nov. 9-11/ Durham, NC]

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Tolliver Brown
contact email: 
ptolliverb@earthlink.net

This panel investigates how to effectively teach literature that contains strong scientific elements.

Performance and Migration: Questions of Methodology and Historiography

full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research Working Group
contact email: 
charlottemcivor@yahoo.com

What is the relationship between performance and migration?

The International Conference on Cyber Security, CyberWarfare and Digital Forensic

full name / name of organization: 
Noah John Ucab / The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
contact email: 
info@sdiwc.info

Areas of interest for CyberSec2012 include, but are not limited to:

Cyber Security

- Privacy issues
- Formal Methods Application in Security

Theoretical Interpretations of Community--Deadline June 3, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ann-Gee Lee, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
contact email: 
Ann-Gee.Lee@uafs.edu

Hailed as the best new comedy of the year by critics nationwide, Community, on the NBC network, emerged as a new favorite among television/internet viewers in Fall 2010.

Call for Papers: Literature and Photography

full name / name of organization: 
The literary journal: _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Call for Papers: Literature and Photography

The Aesthetics of Suffering

full name / name of organization: 
National Taipei University of Technology
contact email: 
50149@ntut.edu.tw

November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Keynote Speakers:
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University

"Inter-Examinations of Captivity and Slave Narratives"

full name / name of organization: 
Denise MacNeil for PAMLA
contact email: 
Denise_MacNeil@redlands.edu

Please see the CFP below for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association). The deadline is May 13, and the topic has been broadened since our previous call.

EXTENDED DEADLINE:

Writing by Degrees 2012: Creative Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Writing by Degrees
contact email: 
WritingByDegrees2012@gmail.com

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Roundtable Participants: Dr. Judith Roof, Dr. Joseph Campana, Dr. Timothy Morton, Dr. Colleen Lamos, Dr. Renee Hoogland

Keynote Address: Dr. Lee Edelman

Rice University English Symposium

Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University
contact email: 
terror.inhuman.conference@gmail.com

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

The Nature of Irish Studies, M/MLA, Nov. 8-11, Cincinnati

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

How are Irish novels, poems, and plays indebted to nature? From Joyce’s Ulysses to Heaney’s “Flaggy Shore,” Irish authors have privileged the nature motif in their works.

[UPDATE] "Circulations of/in Cinema" Toulouse, France June 17-19, 2013 DATE MODIFIED

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toulouse, France
contact email: 
circulationscinema@gmail.com

Call for papers "Circulations of/in Cinema"

Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail, France

June 17-19, 2013 UPDATE / DATE MODIFIED

UPDATE Moving Children -- deadline extended PAMLA

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Watt/UC Riverside
contact email: 
kate.watt@ucr.edu

Whether “transported,” imprisoned, kidnapped, enslaved, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in “service,” apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, shuttled around by parents

UPDATE PAMLA Moving Children -- deadline extended

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Watt/UC Riverside
contact email: 
kate.watt@ucr.edu

Whether “transported,” imprisoned, kidnapped, enslaved, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in “service,” apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, shuttled around by parents

EC/ASECS Convention, 11/1-11/3, Baltimore: "Masculine Honorability and the Political Subject"

full name / name of organization: 
EC/ASECS
contact email: 
kalves@qcc.cuny.edu

This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between masculinity and political subjectivity in the public space of honorability and reputation.

[UPDATE] Celebrity Couples Conference 24 Nov 2012

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southampton
contact email: 
celebritycouplesconference@gmail.com

Celebrity Couples Conference

The University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Diane Negra, University College Dublin.

CALL FOR PAPERS: NTU Studies in Language and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
contact email: 
htjian@ntu.edu.tw

NTU Studies in Language and Literature is a refereed journal of literature and culture published biannually (in June and December) by the National Taiwan University Press for the Department of Foreign

UPDATE: " 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' " / University of Valencia, Spain / 12-14 December 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)
contact email: 
ignacio.ramos@uv.es

Call For Papers
“FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE”
University of Valencia, Spain
12-14 December 2012

Call for Submissions Issue 2

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
contact email: 
lucia.aiello@york.ac.uk

You learned the concept ‘pain’ when you learned language

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference at George Mason University, Virginia, September 22, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee
contact email: 
critiquing.culture@gmail.com

Ideas are to objects as constellations are to stars.
Walter Benjamin

Call for Submissions: Logo Contest for SWTX PCA/ACA (06/15/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
swtxpca.org@gmail.com

Call for Submissions:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Logo Contest
www.swtxpca.org

$500 Prize

Scritture migranti / Migrant Writings - June 20, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali
contact email: 
redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n.

CFP for a Collection of Hair Stories/Reflections/Memoirs

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Clarissa West-White
contact email: 
noledoctor@gmail.com

I have been moved to call for submissions for a collection of hair stories I decided to put together after reading a very long series of posts about natural hair care.

Conference: Global Lives [CFP due June 1] Stony Brook Manhattan|Oct 13, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Analysis and Theory Department, Stony Brook University
contact email: 
catgradconf@gmail.com

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Global Lives<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The rapid changes currently experienced in the different spheres of contemporary life are loosely addressed by the term “globalization.”

Owing a Debt to Illustrations

full name / name of organization: 
MMLA 2012 Cincinnati convention, permanent section on Illustrated Texts
contact email: 
a.sonstegard@csuohio.edu

Paper proposals are sought for a panel presentation on Illustrated Texts, in keeping with the MMLA 2012 convention theme of “Debt”: OWING A DEBT TO ILLUSTRATIONS

Civil Strife: A monograph publication of the Indiana College English Association

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana College English Association
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu OR lurschel@huntington.edu

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit polished papers dealing with civil strife in its myriad thematic forms.

[UPDATE] Civil Strife:The Indiana College English Association annual conference

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana College English Association
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, panels, and creative readings on the conference theme of "Civil Strife" or on related topics both within English an

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