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"History of Media, History through Media" - MEDIASCAPE issue on "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 2:27am
MEDIASCAPE (Columns Section)


History of Media, History Through Media
Columns section of MEDIASCAPE - Call for Papers

The intersection of history and media has created a multiplicity of complex discourses. For this issue of MEDIASCAPE, Columns is seeking submissions that address the difficulty—and perhaps improbability—of adequately creating history through media or creating a history of media. Of particular interest is research that comments on the myth-making power of mediated history in film, television, and new media. Papers should be short (800-1500 words, in MLA format) on the role of history in the larger critical context.

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: CHALLENGES IN AN ALITERATE AGE November 2012

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:57am
University of Nizwa

Aliteracy, the condition of being able to read but not doing so, is a problematic fact in education, with particular repercussions in the teaching of language, literature, linguistics and translation studies. This lack of reading, with the attendant problem of delayed acquisition of necessary vocabulary impedes understanding of course content across programs. How then do we transfer knowledge to students who simply don't read? How do we accommodate aliteracy within an academic setting that depends on reading? Reading is a laborious process in a second language – how does that affect students? How can students acquire research skills in an age of effortless access to information?

CFP - International Journal of Security (IJS)

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 1:10am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Security (IJS) Volume 6, Issue 2.

Information Security is an important aspect of protecting the information society from a wide variety of threats. The International Journal of Security (IJS) presents publications and research that builds on computer security and cryptography and also reaches out to other branches of the information sciences. Our aim is to provide research and development results of lasting significance in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of secure computer systems.

Networked New York, March 9, 2012 (DEADLINE: January 5, 2012)

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:27pm
New York University's Colloquium in American Literature and Culture

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012, and will feature a keynote address by Marvin Taylor, Director of Fales Library & Special Collections and founder of the Downtown New York Collection.

O'Neill & Postcolonialism, MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 5:30pm
J. Chris Westgate / The Eugene O’Neill Society

Beginning with Eugene O'Neill's sea plays and continuing through much of his works are concerns with the problematic encounters between cultures, ethnicities, and nationalities. Following recent critical trends that have situated modernist writers in post-colonial discourse, this panel intends to consider how plays like Thirst, The Movie Man, Moon of the Carribbees, The Emperor Jones, Marco Millions, A Touch of the Poet, and others intersect with post-colonialism.

UPDATE: Medieval Popular Culture and Arthurian Legend at the PCA/ACA

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 1:37pm
National Popular and American Culture Associations

Extended deadline (1/2/12) and new submission instructions!

Medieval Popular Culture and Arthurian Legends at the 42nd Annual Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

April 11-14th, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts

Call for papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments of the Middle Ages or Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium. We will consider all proposals for papers, but we especially encourage abstracts on the following for this year's conference:

Literature and Politics Sessions, PCA/ACA (4/11-14/2012) Deadline: Dec 22, 2011

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 1:32pm
George Moore, Area Chair, Literature and Politics, PCA/ACA

CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION, BOSTON 2012

2012 POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS' JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA) IN BOSTON

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 22, 2011

PCA/ACA 2012 CONFERENCE, Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

April 11-14, 2012

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

[Update] The Apocalypse in Popular Culture Feb 8-11; Abstract Dec 15th - Extended

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:44am
Shane Trayers SWTX PCA/ACA

2012, the year of the Mayan predicted apocalypse, will certainly be a stellar year for apocalyptic research. These days the apocalypse is prolific in its depictions, creeping in to all kinds of popular culture. Proposals and panels are currently being accepted for this area. Ideas for topics are included below; however, proposals are not limited to these ideas.

Apocalypse in film: Terminator, 2012, The Core, Daybreakers, Zombieland, Independence Day, Night of the Comet, Day after Tomorrow, Armegeddon, The War of the Worlds, End of Days, Resident Evil, Last Night, 12 Monkeys, The Road, The Book of Eli, Dark Angel, Jericho, Battlestar Gallactica, Children of Men, The Matrix, The Hunger Games, Crimson Tide, Invasion, V, Contagion,

Native American Literature Session at the South Central MLA Conference San Antonio: 11/8-11/10/

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:31am
South Central College English Association- submission deadline: March15, 2012

South Central Modern Language Association is accepting 500 word abstract/proposals for its session on Native American Literature. Proposals are welcome on the full range of Native American literature and criticism.
Submit abstract by March 15, 2012.

South Central Modern Language Association's 69th Annual Conference

San Antonio, Texas

November 8-10, 2012

Conference theme: "Death, Eros & the Literary Enterprise"

See the SCMLA home for full details:
http://www.southcentralmla.org/submissions-for-2012-conference/

[UPDATE] PULP STUDIES AREA: EXTENDED DEADLINE DEC. 22

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 11:24am
Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, Apr 11-14 2012

Call for Proposals
The Legacy of Pulp Fiction

Pulp Studies Area
Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference
Boston, MA
April 11-14 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED:
DEC. 22 FOR SUBMITTING TO DATABASE
JAN. 14 FOR SUBMISSION DIRECTLY TO AREA CHAIRS

2012 Conference on Illinois History

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 10:45am
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

CALL FOR PAPERS
and Proposals for Teacher Workshops

Fourteenth Annual
Conference on Illinois History
October 11-12, 2012
Springfield

Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The Conference welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.

Seeking Personal Essays, Poems, and Art for an Anthology of Personal Essays on life in Gary, Indiana.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 9:46am
Seretha Williams

The editor is seeking submissions for an anthology of personal essays written by people who currently live in Gary, Indiana, have lived in Gary, visited family in Gary, lived around Gary and went there frequently, etc. Interviews of older family members or residents, poems, and artwork will be considered. Essays that look at the influence of famous Garyites such as Michael Jackson, Alex Karras, Fred Williamson, and Deneice Williams (and many others) on popular culture will also be considered. Submissions should describe and document the diversity of lifestyles, cultures, socioeconomic classes, and religious backgrounds in Gary, Indiana.

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