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Fashion Panels at 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 11-13

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 2:11pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
FASHION
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton

Deadline: April 30, 2012
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Topics can include, but are not limited to fashion as it is represented in literature, film, television, or music, fashion as it pertains to current popular culture or popular culture of any time period of the past, the fashions of celebrities, or sociological implications of fashion in our culture.

Essay Collection: Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century: Clubs, Literary Salons, Textual Coteries

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 1:20pm
Ileana Baird, University of Virginia

The editor of this collection commissioned by Cambridge Scholars Publishing invites proposals for a volume of essays tentatively called Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century: Clubs, Literary Salons, Textual Coteries. The papers will address the networks of relations developed during the eighteenth century among groups with common literary, political, and moral concerns. The focus of this collection is twofold. On the one hand, it encourages explorations of literary clubs and salons, such as the Kit-Cat Club, the Scriblerians, the Hillarians, or the Bluestockings, which developed around issues of common concern, or around intellectual elites eager to promote their own ideological agenda.

2013 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:05am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2013 Conference, to be held Oct 11-13 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton in St. Louis, MO. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

RMMLA 2013, Oct. 10-12, Vancouver, WA - Teaching Literature through Travel and Off-Campus Study

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 10:51am
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association

We are now accepting proposals for the Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature through Travel and Off-Campus Study session at the 2013 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention. We welcome presentations on all types of off-campus literature study, from local field trips incorporated into traditional courses to intensive summer or semester abroad programs. You may focus on any aspect of the off-campus experience, for example, the planning and permissions stage, tips for teaching in the field, or strategies for evaluating and justifying completed activities or programs. To apply, please send a short abstract to Marla Arbach (marla.arbach@gmail.com) by March 1, 2013.

RMMLA 2013, Oct. 10-12, Vancouver, WA - Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 10:35am
Rocky Mountain Modern Languages Association

We are now accepting proposals for the Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction session at the 2013 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of mystery and detective film/television or print fiction, from any period or region. We encourage analyses of mystery sub-genres (e.g. - children's mysteries, GLBT mysteries, historical mysteries, detectives of color), theoretical explorations of the genre, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send a short abstract to Marla Arbach (marla.arbach@gmail.com) by March 1, 2013. We will notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by March 15.

Panel on Princesses in Popular Culture, 1-3 November 2013, abstract deadline - 15 April 2013

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 1:03am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Panel -- Once Upon a Time: The Impact of Princess Culture on Girls

And they lived happily ever after, or did they?

This special session seeks to explore the impact of burgeoning princess culture in literature, film, and media on young girls. The panel on popular culture will also examine the multi-faceted way in which girls imagine, perform, and conceptualize feminine identity via princesses. A specific approach to the topic of princess culture is not expected, so please submit what you're working on to be considered for this panel. This is an approved special session for the 2013 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the beachfront city of San Diego, California.

Diaspora in Middle Eastern Literatures

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Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:10pm
MLA (Modern Language Association) 2014 Convention, Chicago

Proposals that focus on diaspora in Anglophone Middle Eastern Literatures and discuss broader issues such as gender, ethnicity, language and narrative. 300-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2013; Eda Dedebas Dundar (eda.dedebas@gmail.com).

MLA 2014 Special Session: Picturing the 1914 "jeune-fille" (Jan. 9-12, 2014)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:06pm
Virginie Pouzet-Duzer

What does the French literature, art and culture of the years 1890-1920 tell us about the blooming young girls ? Follow-up of a 2011 MLA special session on the decadent "fatal virgins" of the end of the XIXth century, this panel will be dedicated to the still rather unknown "jeunes-filles" in any kind of text, media and form.

Send your one page abstracts and CV/bio to Virginie Pouzet-Duzer by March 14 2013.

PLEASE NOTE: This CFP is for a proposed, not a guaranteed, session, meaning it is contingent on approval by the MLA Program Committee (which will make its decisions after April 1). All prospective presenters must be current MLA members by no later than 7 April 2012.

UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: THE GREAT RECESSION IN FICTION, FILM, AND TELEVISION (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 9:20pm
Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)

Abstracts and/or complete drafts due March 1, 2013 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essay due at the end of March 2013 (4,000-8,000 words)
Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television collects articles on cultural artifacts that reflect, refract, and/or respond to the recessionary times of the 21st century. Considering that the current economic downturn is ongoing, we hope this collection offers a timely foray into comprehending contemporary "bust culture."

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