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SW/TX PCA ACA American Studies Area

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Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 8:11pm
Lisa Stein/SW/TX PCA ACA

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed in the American Studies area. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Graduate students are especially encouraged and will be assisted in accessing any and all award opportunities the conference and/or associations provide.

Queer Belonging in the Eighteenth Century

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Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:30am
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Gay and Lesbian Caucus

In her essay, "Queer Belongings: Kinship Theory and Queer Theory," Elizabeth Freeman asks, "Does kinship theory matter to queer theory?" In her essay, Freeman answers that it does, but what material for kinship theorists can those of us working in the eighteenth century offer? In what sense is the notion of the family challenged and how are other units of belonging articulated? Papers on this topic are invited for ASECS 2010.

Please send a 300 word abstract, and a CV to both Michael Taylor (mttaylor@ucalgary.ca) and Kristi Krumnow (kristi.krumnow@usu.edu) by September 10, 2009.

Acting Aging Now (ASAP: 22-25 October; abstract deadline 7 August).

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:27pm
Cynthia Port / Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)

CFP: Acting Aging Now (ASAP: 22-25 October; abstract deadline 7 August).
We are seeking a replacement paper for an approved panel to be held at the inaugural conference of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP). The panel, "Acting Aging Now," centers on the performance of age in the twenty-first century.

12TH ANNUAL WRITING BY DEGREES--SEPT 24-26, 2009 [UPDATED!]

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:02pm
Writing By Degrees

CALL FOR PAPERS
–Writing By Degrees 2009–

September 24–26, 2009
Binghamton, New York
EXTENDED Submission Deadline: August 30, 2009

The twelfth annual Writing By Degrees, the national creative writing conference organized and run entirely by Binghamton University graduate students, seeks creative and academic submissions demonstrating or contemplating the craft of writing.

Guidelines: All applicants must be currently enrolled as graduate students in order to be eligible. Submissions may fall into one of the categories below.

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 4:00pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

Superheroes Since the Year 2000

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 3:52pm
Kevin D. Williams

Submissions are invited for an upcoming edited book covering the superhero genre. There is a great need to re-interpret such issues as morality, power, patriotism, and heroism in this new millennium, especially as events such as 9-11, terrorism, torture, corporate profiteering, economic decline, and technological advances impact the U.S. and the world. With the success of Heroes, The Dark Knight, and numerous other superhero movies, the public is looking to understand its world through its superheroes.

[UPDATE] CFP Sargasso journal deadline extension to 30 September 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 12:05pm
Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico

"Anti/Slavery, Colonialism, and Aesthetics." Essays on Caribbean early-colonial period (15th -19th centuries) or postcolonial revistations of it, in literature, linguistics, or cultural studies. We also welcome work that is interdisciplinary in nature. Manuscripts are due by September 30, 2009, and may be sent to sargasso@uprrp.edu or sargasso.slavery.colonialism@gmail.com. Contributors will be notified by November 15, 2009.

Margins of Print: Ephemera, Print Culture, and Lost Histories of the Newspaper (15 Jan 2010); Proposal Deadline: 31 Oct 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:52am
University of Nottingham

This one-day conference/symposium will address the significance of transitory, elusive texts in Britain, Europe and America, including textual artifacts that have eluded traditional categories of print, or have been dismissed as short-lived, disposable, or valueless. To this end, the conference seeks to establish the value of a wide range of ephemera, from pamphlets and pulps, agony columns or matrimonial advertisements to pictorial matter, cards, cartoons, competitions, display advertising and personal ads. Recent decades have witnessed a shift in scholarly interest toward this formerly overlooked print tradition. New digital resources in particular are bringing into view a wide range of printed materials once hidden from the sight of researchers.

CFP: Race and science fiction SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:51pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Race and science fiction, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on issues of race in science fiction as well as sci-fi film and television. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: British sci-fi television SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:48pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: British sci-fi television, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on Bristish sci-fi television (Dr. Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane, Red Dwarf, and more). This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Science Fiction and Pedagogy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:44pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Pedagogy, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on science fiction and pedagogy. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Battlestar Galactica SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:39pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Battlestar Galactica, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on the television series Battlestar Galactica. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Conan the Barbarian SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:35pm
Ximena Gallardo /Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Conan the Barbarian, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 20010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on Conan the Barbarian in fiction or film. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:30pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2009.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction and fantasy. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

Alyson Buckman
abuckman@csus.edu

Women of Fashion: Popular Culture and Eighteenth-Century Women (edited collection)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 3:36pm
Tiffany Potter

Edited collection on women's popular culture in 18C England and representations of 18C England in modern popular culture, to be published by University of Toronto Press.
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Women of Fashion: Popular Culture in the Eighteenth Century and the Eighteenth Century in Popular Culture

Edited by Tiffany Potter (University of British Columbia)

The collection will have three sections: 1) women and eighteenth-century arts (theatre, literature, music, painting); 2) women and eighteenth-century life (fashion, games, courtship, weddings, politics); and 3) modern engagements of eighteenth-century women's culture (in films, historical fiction, art exhibits, web communities, cult groups).

[UPDATE] Collection on Religion and Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers (Proposals due 8/28/09; Essays due 11/15/09)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 11:28am
Mary Wearn / Macon State College

UPDATE: A few additional articles are needed for an edited collection on religion and nineteenth-century American women writers. The original CFP with suggested topics is listed below. However, the editor is particularly interested in receiving chapters that deal with Spiritualism, revivalism, or reform literature (especially related to the Christian Woman's Temperance Union). Also of interest are articles that deal with Catholicism, Judaism, or Mormonism. Studies involving American women's poetry or early nineteenth-century women authors are welcomed too.

One page proposals and one page CVs are due on August 28, 2009.

CFP: European Producers and Production

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 10:47am
Wide Screen

Apologies for cross posting. Please circulate widely.

Call For Papers - Special Issue of Wide Screen

European Producers and Production

Contemporary practices in film, television and multimedia environments

Edited by Professor Graham Roberts (Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University) and Dr Dorota Ostrowska (School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck, University of London)

About the Special Issue

T. S. Eliot's Visions and Revisions — 28 October 2009 (deadline: 15 August)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 10:36am
Will Gray / University of St Andrews

Visions haunt T. S. Eliot's life as much as his work, and persist even as he revises his critical opinions, religious beliefs and poetic methods. This one-day conference, held in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, explores this exceptional poet and critic through his experience of the mystical within the human, the movement within stillness.

The day will also offer a panel of distinguished poets reading from and talking about Eliot's poetry, and two keynote speakers. Professor Robert Crawford will give the 2009 Warton Lecture and Hugh Haughton, co-editor of the first two volumes of The Letters of T. S. Eliot (forthcoming), will give a talk on Eliot and the use of letters.

[UPDATE]Toni Morrison's Trilogy

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 10:04am
Sheldon Brivic

Toni Morrison has indicated in interviews that the three novels she wrote between 1982 and 1997--Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise--formed a trilogy, and that this 15-year labor focused on the theme of excessive love. We seek 20 to 30 page essay submissions for an edited anthology entitled "Toni Morrison's Trilogy." The essays may analyze one or two of the novels or the full three novels, but all essays should foreground a discussion of the trilogy. Virtually nothing has been written about Morrison's trilogy. Perhaps the main reason for this lack of discussion is the difficulty of bringing the three novels together.

75 Years of Penguin Books: An International Multidisciplinary Conference (29 June - 1 July 2010); Proposal Deadline: 1 Feb 2010

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 9:33am
AHRC Penguin Archive Project, University of Bristol

This conference seeks to cover the diversity of Penguin's publication history. In 2010, Penguin Books will be 75 years old and Puffin Books will be 70 years old. Organised by the AHRC Penguin Archive Project, the International Penguin Conference is occasioned by these two anniversaries of what is arguably the most distinctive and the most significant publishing house in the twentieth century and beyond. The conference will take place at the University of Bristol on three days: Tuesday 29 June - Thursday 1 July 2010.

MATC Emerging Scholars Symposium

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:45am
Mid America Theatre Conference

Two Emerging Scholars Debut Panels:
One Graduate and One Undergraduate

The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
GOING PUBLIC
Hyatt Regency Cleveland
At the Arcade
March 4-7, 2010

Undergraduate and Graduate students who have not yet presented at a major theatre conference are invited to submit papers for the Emerging Scholars Symposium, two debut panels of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Papers for the two panels are welcome on any topic in theatre history, theory, or dramatic literature.

UPDATE: Extended call for papers on postcolonial and transnational studies for Manusya Special Issue 2009

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 5:55am
Manusya, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Submission is invited for papers that examine issues on postcolonial and transnational studies from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. Possible topics may include colonial discourse, gender, ethnicity, nation, migration, ecocriticism, tourism, popular culture and others. Papers address theoretical dialogues between postcolonial studies and transnational studies or focus on geocultural areas are also welcomed.
Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of Manusya, a leading English-language journal based in Bangkok and sponsored by Thailand Research Fund. Papers should be between 5,000-6,000 words in length with an abstract.
Extended deadline for submission: September, 2009

[UPDATE} Cultures of Recession

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:01pm
Duke University Program in Literature

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/culturesofrecession.html

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

2010 Mid-America Theatre Conference March 4-7, 2010

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 8:29pm
Mid-America Theatre Conference

Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio
March 4-7, 2010

Going Public

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