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Call for Papers: Diagnosing the Tube: Reality TV, Medicine, and Science

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:29pm
Dr. Jullie Anne Taddeo and Dr. Ken Dvorak

The editors of The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV and History are collecting submissions for their follow-up anthology, tentatively titled Diagnosing the Tube: Reality TV, Medicine, and Science.
The science and practice of medicine has always been contested by the non-expert. For example, as medicine became professionalized in the 19th century, doctors tried to push out midwives, "quacks," and the lay person in general; impressing the public with medical degrees, Latin terminology, and the practice of anatomy, physicians established professional credibility for themselves. But lay persons continued to battle doctors and scientists for control over the body—with folk remedies, phrenology, mesmerism, and freak shows.

UPDATE Submission deadline December 1

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Call for Papers: Literature: Ecocriticism & Environment
33rd Annual Conference:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Cultural Association

February 8 - 11, 2012 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
For details and information please go to:

Panels are now being formed for presentations regarding Literature, Ecocriticism and the Environment. Specific areas might include:

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:40pm
Department of English/Texas Southern University

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, April 12-13, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

CFP: MAMA Annual Conference, Kansas State University, Feb. 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:25pm
Mid America Medieval Association

MAMA invites papers on all aspects of medieval literature, history, art, and culture are welcome, especially those that address the conference theme of "Encountering the Other."

The theme may be broadly construed as: encounters between East and West; encounters between different faiths/nations/cultural groups; "encounters" between post-medieval writers/scholars/film-makers with the Middle Ages; pedagogical papers on teaching the Middle Ages as Other; etc. etc.

We welcome twenty-minute papers on the conference topic, Encountering the Other, or any medieval topic. (Proposals for sessions - 3 papers, with or without a chairperson - are also welcome.)

Deadline for submission of 1-page abstracts: December 15, 2011

Canadian and Quebec Literatures in a Global Context, May 26-28 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 3:52pm
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québecoises

Canadian and Quebec Literatures in a Global Context
Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures Annual Conference
May 26-28, 2012
Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario

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CFP Into the Deep: Monstrous Creatures, Alien Worlds, Toulouse, France, June 14-15 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 3:44pm
Explora, University of Toulouse

Into the Deep: Monstrous Creatures, Alien Worlds

Explora International Conference
14–15 June 2012
Toulouse Natural History Museum

At a time when the hope of finding water on other planets dwindles, the beauty of the earth is more and more considered to lie in its wondrous seas and oceans. Yet true access to the world of the sea has long been denied to humans, and it seems to be gained at the very moment when it is being endangered. This conference proposes to reflect upon the evolution of scientific and literary representations of oceans and underwater ecosystems in the past two centuries, trying to sketch a brief history of oceanography and its literary and artistic representations.

CFP: Visions & Voices of Childhood Grad Conference @ Rutgers-Camden (May 21-22, 2011)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 1:23pm
Theresa Murzyn/ Rutgers-Camden

Visions and Voices of Childhood: A Graduate Student Conference
Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University - Camden

The Rutgers University-Camden Childhood Studies Graduate Student
Organization (GSO) invites submissions for paper presentations for its
second formal graduate student conference to be held May 21-22, 2012
on the Camden, NJ campus. Graduate students from all disciplines who
are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are
encouraged to submit proposals.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 12:31pm
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Humanities Forum

The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its twelfth annual conference: "Adaptations." This one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at the Penn Humanities Forum, in conjunction with its 2011-2012 theme, "Adaptations." Our keynote speaker is Dr. Rey Chow.

2nd Global Conference:The Child: A Persons Project (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 11:45am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

After a hiatus of one year, the Childhood Project is returning. This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore all aspects of childhood. The period of life prior to adulthood is one of dramatic change and development of physical, intellectual, psychological, and many other types of characteristics. The nature of childhood and its significance as a separate phase of life, however, is viewed quite differently in different cultures and in different historical eras. This conference will look at all aspects of the experience of childhood as well as the social and cultural perceptions of children and childhood

International Conference:The Branding Strategy in the Audiovisual Sector

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 11:40am
ESAV - Toulouse University- FRANCE

Brands are now soaring blatantly in all sectors, countries, cities, universities and colleges, football teams, actors, museums, TV programs.
In the audiovisual sector, the branding strategy helps assert one's market-position, adopt a policy of differentiation towards other competitors but also reduces the uncertainty regarding the quality of the works and the financial risks involved. It is part of the quality indicators which give credit to the information and help people make their choice.
If this phenomenon is nothing new, a more asserted form of branding in all the audiovisual sectors as well as the arrival of new forms in the branding strategy can be observed today (example: transmedia).

CFP Science Fiction and Fantasy Section PCA 11-14 April 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 10:20am
Popular Culture Association

One of the largest and most vibrant of the association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area invites proposals for its 2012 national conference. The goals of our area are (1) to share and support research, scholarship, and publication and (2) to mentor emerging scholars. As a result, we invite proposals from professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates (with the guidance of a professor).

Affective Landscapes Conference, 25-26th May 2012

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:08am
Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth, Neil Campbell, University of Derby, Robert Hudson, University of Derby

Call for Papers:

Affective Landscapes

May 25th / 26th 2012,
University of Derby, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Kathleen Stewart, University of Texas Austin, author of Ordinary Affects (2007) and A Space on the Side of the Road (1996)
- Ben Highmore, University of Sussex, author of Ordinary Lives. Studies in the Everyday (2011) and Everyday Life and Cultural Theory (2002)

Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:11am
Central School of Speech and Drama

Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

Central School of Speech and Drama Postgraduate Conference

19th and 20th January 2012

The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for their January conference, Performing Research: Creative Exchanges. Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.

Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...