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VISAWUS 2013 Conference Theme: Victorian Modernities

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 1:22pm
Jeff Franklin, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado Denver

Conference Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2013

Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Portland City Center, Portland, Oregon

VISAWUS 2013 explores the Victorians' enthusiasm and apprehension regarding modern progress and innovation. We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.

Locating Gender in Modern Jewish Literature (ACLA, 4-7 April 2013)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 12:40pm
Melissa Weininger (Rice University), Efrat Bloom (University of Michigan)

With its turn away from religion and towards secular, Western culture, modernity upended many of the boundaries that have traditionally organized Jewish life, confounding private and public, home and study house, feminine and masculine. Modern Jewish writers contended with gender identities as these were implicated in a reordered social and cultural world and in the changing roles and expectations for Jewish women. Literature continually (re)constructed female subjectivities and at the same time has been constructed by them, making women as writers, subjects, and objects of representation central to the project of Jewish modernity.

Pulp Studies Area, PCA/ACA

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:48am
Popular Culture Association National Conference

Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
Washington, DC
March 27-30 2013

"All Pulp" Journal Issue

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:41am
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture

The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture is seeking submissions of articles for an "all-pulp" issue. This issue will be co-edited by the journal's editor, Toni-Johnson Woods, and Justin Everett, area chair for Pulp Studies for the Popular Culture Association.

Our aim is to produce a truly international publication, and so we encourage articles that explore pulp in every nation! We are not limiting "pulp" to the American magazine tradition, but wish to include the pulp traditions of countries outside the U.S. which may include paperbacks, comics, and other forms as appropriate to that country's tradition. Please include as many images as is appropriate to your article.

Topographies of Popular Culture (25-26 Oct 2013; deadline 15 Mar.)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:20am
University of Tampere, Finland

From the venues of rock festivals and theme parks to the back alleys of Gotham City, popular culture contributes to collective perceptions of spatiality and recreates powerful imaginary topographies. Topographies of Popular Culture offers a forum for multidisciplinary discussions of popular culture and space in contemporary American, European and Russian contexts. The conference seeks to explore representations of space as constructed in popular literary and visual genres and digital culture. We invite presentations that examine how space and various popular genres are mutually constitutive in producing "popular" places (physical, social, and imagined) in the cultural and geographical settings of the USA, Europe, and Russia.

Call for Paper - Infopreneurship Jouranl (IJ) - Information Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:32am

Infopreneurship Journal (IJ) publishes original papers of high quality, documenting fresh grounds being explored, new methodologies being employed, conceptual discoveries being made, or innovative experiments being attempted in infopreneurship field.

Please consider the Aim and Scope of journal to send your related manuscripts.

Mapping Animality I: Politics, Ethics, Sovereignty

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 7:19pm
Suvadip Sinha, University of Toronto

From their ubiquitous presence in folktales and fables to their anthropomorphized appearance in Hollywood blockbusters, from Picasso's Guernica to the landscape of Iranian new wave cinema, animals threaten us, haunt us, position us in countertime. Recent years have seen an increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between the human and the animal, asking the question of how the animal has opened up new ways of looking at post-Cartesian understanding of subjectivity. As we encounter terms like zoontology, zoography, and animot in our discipline, the animal – a being and a construct – forces the human, as Derrida and Agamben have argued, to re-think ideas like sovereignty, politics, ethics and justice.

[UPDATE] CFP: Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 13-16, 2013)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:18pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 13-16, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: +1 505 842 1234

Computer Culture: Call for Papers

We are accepting papers and forming panels for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 34th annual conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA).

Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:19pm
Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and English Faculty of Oxford University

Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

An international conference on collecting, editing, performing, producing, reading, and reviving Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

Trinity College Oxford, 14-15 June 2013

Keynote Speaker: Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA)

Call For Papers

[UPDATE] CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 3:35pm
Popular Culture Scholars Association

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8 through February 10, 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.