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The "Overlooked" Years: Discussions of Early Television Horror - April 11-14, 2012

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 11:07am
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PCA/ACA

Up to this point, horror on television has been seen, as explained by Matt Hills in The Pleasures of Horror, "conceptually and generically dispensable." With the popularity of such television fare as True Blood, The Walking Dead, and Supernatural, early shows are sometimes left in the shadows of these contemporary explorations or horror. Hills details early incarnations of horror on the small screen as being clustered under the concept of 'Gothic TV,' which distances the viewer from the visual text in terms of location or content that is mixed with elements of the Gothic or science-fiction.

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area NEW DEADLINE: 12/22/11

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:32am
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Popular Culture Association
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The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2012) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

updated: 
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2012) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

First Fictions / University of Sussex / January 20-22, 2012

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 7:21am
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Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex
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The First Fictions launch weekend, to be held from the 20th to the 22nd of January, 2012, brings together established authors and academics in order to debate notions of "firstness", across several contexts, in fiction.

[UPDATE] CFP 'Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press' REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:59am
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University of Buckingham
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CALL FOR PAPERS: CHARLES DICKENS AND THE MID-VICTORIAN PRESS (1850–1870)
28-31st March 2012, University of Buckingham UK

The School of Humanities at the University of Buckingham and the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester are delighted to announce an international Dickens Bicentenary conference, featuring the launch of the Dickens Journals Online project, and an exhibition of archive materials curated by Antony Burton. Our list of invited speakers currently includes:
Laurel Brake, John Drew, Holly Furneaux, Louis James, Hazel Mackenzie, Robert Patten, Joanne Shattock, Michael Slater, John Sutherland, John Tulloch, Cathy Waters, Tony Williams, and Ben Winyard.

Call for Submissions: quarter after

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:27am
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quarter after
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Dear All:

We (quarter after) are interested in art that pushes, or rather forcefully shoves, the boundaries. If your art exudes thought, we want it. We are looking for poetry, visual poetry, asemic writing, poetic statements, visual art (in all of its glorious forms) and statements of theory. We strive to be a place for the thinking artist.

Please send all submissions to quarterafter@live.com.
The subject line of your submission should include the type of submission, followed by the word "submission" and your name (example: Poetry Submission: Calvin Pennix). Please include a brief bio in the body of the submission's email, outlining what you're into and any previous publications.

Call for paper: Panel on "Deaf Cinema in Asia" at Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference (HKU, Hong Kong, Mar 18-20,2012)

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 2:44am
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Xavier TAM/ The Second Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival

Call for paper: Panel on "Deaf Cinema in Asia" at Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference (HKU, Hong Kong, Mar 18-20,2012)

Deaf Cinema is emerging in the world. However the subject matter lacks scholarly attention. As the organizer of The Second Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival, I would like to form a panel to discuss the characteristics that constitute Deaf Cinema, especially in Asia. The papers could be on the representation of D/deaf and/or hard of hearing in mainstream cinema and the cultural politics of D/deaf identity in Asian Cinema.

Citizens of the World Conference: Adapting (in) the Eighteenth Century (Singapore, 22-24 June, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:05pm
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Nanyang Technological University and the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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In a rapidly globalizing and technophilic world adapting to new developments is a daily undertaking—increasingly, we are aliens in our own lives. How quickly and effectively can we adapt to innovations in technology, historical knowledge, cultural relations, and academic and economic practices?

Beat Studies panels, American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, 2012)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:24pm
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Beat Studies Association, American Literature Association
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The Beat Studies Association invites paper proposals for the panels it has been asked to organize for the upcoming American Literature Association Annual Conference in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2012). We are looking for proposals on all aspects of Beat Literature and Beat Studies. We are planning an additional panel, "Beats and Naropa," which would examine the critical role Naropa has played in the shaping of a Beat poetics. If you would like to be considered for the general panel or the Naropa panel, please send a brief proposal (a title, abstract, and brief professional statement) to Ronna Johnson (ronna.johnson@tufts.edu). Proposals should be sent no later than January 1, 2012.

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