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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:18am
Jennifer Murray, Associate Professor, Université de Franche-Comté, France

International One-Day Conference:
Friday, March 22, 2013, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2012 (see below).

Keynote speaker: Joan Copjec (Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Media Study, and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo).

Ecomasculinities (collection of essays)

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:06am
Michael G. Cornelius / Wilson C

Call for papers


Editors: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.
John Elia, Ph.D.
Larry T. Shillock, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of the issue of Ecomasculinities is currently being compiled.

CfP: Gendered Immigration: WiG 2012 (Shawnee, PA, October 25-28); April 15, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 6:40pm
Maureen O. Gallagher / Women in German

Please see the following CfP for the 2012 Women in German Conference (Oct. 25-28, Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware, PA). The deadline has been extended to April 15.

Gendered Immigration in Pre-20th Century German Literature and Culture

This panel will investigate representations of immigration to and emigration from Germany in the pre-20th century period. While much research has investigated German encounters with the other on foreign soil through travel, this panel instead explores the implications of permanent relocation and its effects on national, racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities inside and outside of Germany.

Comics Get Medieval 2013 (First Call) (9/1/12; PCA Washington DC 3/27-30/13)

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 12:56pm
Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

First Call for Papers
The Comics Get Medieval 2013:
A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

PCA Washington, DC 3/27-30/13
Special Sessions of the Comic Art & Comics Area
Organized By Michael A. Torregrossa and Jason Tondro
Proposals Due to Organizers by 1 September 2012

"The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work," CCCC 2013

Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 11:52am
Christopher Carter & Shannon Madden / University of Oklahoma

We are requesting papers for a concurrent session on "The Rhetoric of Film as Public Work" for CCCC in Las Vegas, Nevada 16-19 March 2013. Submissions should be consistent with the conference theme, "The Public Work of Composition," and should address the medium of film from a rhetorical perspective. In particular, papers can explore how filmic rhetoric addresses social issues and/or intersects with critical pedagogy. If films foster Burkean identification, as David Blakesley and others point out, where does that identification lead? How do films construct publics & counterpublics? How can we use film in the critical classroom?

Survival [update]

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:54pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504

MW-PCA 2012 - Science in Popular Culture

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 1:32pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area is looking for papers that address issues of production, representation, and reception of popular science. Topics to address include, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (A specific show, channel, etc)
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Film
- Religion and Science
- Science and Science Fiction

[UPDATE] Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:53am

Dear colleagues,
I am inviting abstracts for a Special Session at the 2012 PAMLA at Seattle University, October 19-21, for a panel I am presiding, titled:
Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock
This panel examines musical genres in France and the Francophone World with emphasis on how music can be used in a French as a second language classroom and as a tool to enhance teaching and deepen understanding of France and the Francophone world.
Please send a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract to

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:14am
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.

Wisdom in Oromo Literature

Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 8:33am
Endalew Fufa Kufi/ Adama University

Nothing defines a culture as distinctly as its language, and the element of language that best encapsulates a society's values and beliefs is its proverbs (Martin 2010). It is also an amplifier of the society's spiritual heritage to the upcoming generation in the form of living wisdom. Wisdom, in this sense, is an approach to life, a way of looking at the world and, a way of living out in a very deliberate, rational ways of commitment to God (Bratcher 2011). Likewise, this work makes relative comparison into Oromo proverbs against English proverbs.