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Journal - Studies in American Culture

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 4:26pm
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STUDIES IN AMERICAN CULTURE
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Call for Submissions

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of art, music, theatre, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Our diverse readership includes academics and non-academics from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.

CFP: Rhetorics of New Media SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/1/11; 2/8-11/2012)

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 2:21pm
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Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Rhetorics of New Media

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference Website: http://www.swtxpca.org/ (updated regularly)

Join us for the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 8-11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Vonnegut and Humor: A Special Issue of Studies in American Humor

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:07pm
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Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally, Jr.

2011 may well be called "The Year of Kurt Vonnegut." In April the Library of America issued a volume including his novels from 1963 to 1973, effectively canonizing Vonnegut. A school board of Republic, Missouri banned Slaughterhouse-Five from both its high school's required reading and library, prompting the recently opened Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to offer affected students free copies of the acclaimed novel. This fall will see Charles J. Shields's highly anticipated biography, And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, as well as several new scholarly monographs, Lawrence R. Broer's Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War, Gregory D. Sumner's Unstuck in Time: A Journey through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels, and Robert T.

CFP: NINE Conference on Baseball History and Culture (abstracts 12/2/11; 3/7/12-3/10/12)

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 8:02am
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NINE:A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
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NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces The 19th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball

Wednesday, March 7-Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Tempe, Arizona

Call for Papers

The 19th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by December 2, 2011, to tstrecker@bsu.edu .

Paradoxes of the threshold : literature, place and the environment in 19th-21st century literatures 25-26 october 2012

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 3:07am
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Université de Louvain (Belgium)

Human beings continuously experience the threshold space between what separates them from and what connects them with the world. Literature and theatre have never ceased to question this dimension, which fore and foremost involves words, discourses and representations. Immersed in their environment, human subjects however maintain with the latter a relationship that is fundamentally problematic, as exemplified in the multiplicity of forms this relationship can take.

NeMLA 2012 (March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY): "ʻYouʼve Got She-Mail!ʼ: Drag and Discursive Limits in RuPaulʼs Drag Race

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:09am
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Diana Aldrete
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We invite submissions that attempt to expand upon current representations of drag performance in mainstream popular culture. Papers will problematize drag performance and parody as staged in RuPaul's series, RuPaul's Drag Race and may address taboo, the hyperbolized feminine, linguistic play, drag 'families', the legibility of queer bodies in a televised space, intertextuality
and the subversion of queer issues.

Please send a 300-500 word abstract by August 15th to either Diana Aldrete at aldreted@gmail.com or Melissa McCarron at melissajmccarron@gmail.com.

Canadian Postwar Literatures, the 1940s and Beyond (Essay Collection for 2011/12)

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:00am
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Dr. Peter Webb
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Contributors are sought for a critical essay collection on Canadian postwar literatures for submission to an internationally distributed British academic press in 2012. Besides war itself the book will address themes relevant to postwar social and cultural conditions. A key aim for the volume is to extend criticism of Canada's postwar literature beyond the often discussed First World War (without necessarily ignoring it) to consider how the Second World War, the Vietnam War, recent wars in Africa/ Bosnia/ the Middle East, and other conflicts have influenced postwar themes in Canadian literature. Recoveries of forgotten/ underappreciated works are especially welcome, as are considerations of recent works worthy of greater critical attention.

[REMINDER] CFP for 2012 ASSC Grad Student Conference at Berkeley: "Philology"

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:06pm
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Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium
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Eighth Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Philology"

University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Deadline for Abstracts: 26 September 2011

The University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Eighth Annual Graduate Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Philology," to be held on 25 February 2012 at UC Berkeley.

CFP / "Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal's Centennial" / A Special Issue of The Global South (Spring 2013)

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:56pm
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CFP / "Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal’s Centennial" / A Special Issue of The Global South

Call for Papers
A Special Issue of The Global South
Edited by Claudia Milian and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo

Interoceanic Diasporas and The Panama Canal's Centennial

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:05pm
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Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA). The panel themes anticipate our fall 2012 conference in Denver, "Citizenship and Belonging." Historically speaking, these themes have been concerns of American women authors from their earliest writings, published and unpublished, and they remain concerns today. Both panels are open to scholarship focused on American women writers from any time period and writing in any genre.

SSAWW Panels at ALA 2012 (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA) 3 Jan Deadline

updated: 
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2012, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27)

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers will host two panels at the American Literature Association Conference (May 24-27, San Francisco, CA). The panel themes anticipate our fall 2012 conference in Denver, "Citizenship and Belonging." Historically speaking, these themes have been concerns of American women authors from their earliest writings, published and unpublished, and they remain concerns today. Both panels are open to scholarship focused on American women writers from any time period and writing in any genre.

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