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[UPDATE] Science Fiction Literature and Film deadline EXTENDED: April 15th (RMMLA)

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shana Kraynak / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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The paper proposal deadline for RMMLA has passed, but one more presenter is needed for the Science Fiction Literature and Film panel. Consider the following topics relevant to SCIENCE FICTION:

posthumanism, utopia/dystopia, cyberculture, adaptation, postcolonial sci-fi, technology, steam punk, gender, sexuality, apocalypse, othering, ecocriticism, archetypes, the hero's journey, identity, time travel, film & television, etc.

Don't feel limited by the topics above; ALL science fiction proposals will be considered. Send abstracts to hqrq@iup.edu by April 15th.

Deadline Extended: RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ Oct 6-8, 2011: Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 3:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Mystery and Detective Film and Fiction. Deadline Extended: Please submit proposals by April 15th.

The 65th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 6-8, 2011 at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our local host is Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Voicing the Alternative Seventh International Conference on English Language and Literary Studies September 22 – 24, 2011

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 10:34am
full name / name of organization: 
English Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Montenegro
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We invite scholars to join us in the consideration of the intriguing issue of alternative voices through examples from the field of Anglo-American literature, linguistic and cultural studies. We suggest addressing various alternative processes and techniques outside the traditional mainstream in general, alternative styles in literature, alternative genres, a variety of subcultures existing along the fringes of mainstream culture, alternative theories, alternative education practices, etc, as well as the processes involved in the creation of a non-conformist, avant-garde, forward-thinking voices, finally addressing to what extent it is possible to be independent on the norm.

12th-13th December 2011

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 7:29am
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19th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE, KAZUO ISHIGURO AND HIS WORK

19th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
KAZUO ISHIGURO AND HIS WORK

To be held on 12th-13th December 2011
at
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

We invite you to send your 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers
to
metu.kazuo.ishiguro.conference@gmail.com

Deadline for proposals: 12 September 2011

For queries and further information contact
huyildiz@metu.edu.tr

[UPDATE] The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due June 1, 2011)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Joseph L.V. Donica/Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts within national states.

CFP: Korean Popular Culture (4/30/11; October 14-16, 2011)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Petrovic / Northern Illinois University
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CALL FOR PAPERS

A Korean Popular Culture panel for the 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

The Korean Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from October 14-16, 2011.

Although I am interested in essays focusing on all facets of Korean Popular Culture, I seek special consideration toward more recent Korean films and media. In addition to any other prescient topics that you wish to explore and analyze, topics considering any of the following topics would be especially welcomed.

Bibliography and Textual Studies: The American Civil War (5/12/2011)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 1:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies
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As the United States begins observing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Midwest Modern Language Association's permanent section on Bibliography and Textual Studies welcomes paper proposals for a panel or group of panels on Civil War and war-related topics. The permanent section traditionally explores points of intersection between the literary studies and history of the book disciplines. Proposals for 2011 should merge the permanent section's disciplinary and theoretical focus with the historical frame of the war itself, the build up to the war, abolitionism, emancipation, Reconstruction, veterans of the Civil War, memorializing the war, or another closely related topic.

Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Hic Dragones

Thursday 1st December 2011
Manchester, United Kingdom

Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Alice in Wonderland in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of Lewis Carroll's creation, and to explore her most recent incarnations. Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):

 Film, TV and animated adaptations
 Translations, editions, sequels and prequels
 Music – pop, punk, rock and metal
 Fashion – from stripy tights to tattoos
 Psychedelia and drug culture
 Gothic Alices – subcultures, dress, artwork
 Disney's Alice
 Merchandise, ephemera, collectibles

Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures (2012 & 2013 Issues)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

_Digital Philology_ is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. _Digital Philology_ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

Wooden O Sympoisum - August 8-10

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Friday, April 8, 2011 - 5:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah Univesity and Utah Shakespeare Festival
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The 2011 Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays.

The symposium is sponsored by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University's Gerald R. Sherratt Library, College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of English.

Queertopia! 4.0: Queer(ing) Poetics: Text, Method, Movement, Thought (May 27-29; deadline April 15)

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Friday, April 8, 2011 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northwestern University - Queer Pride Graduate Student Association
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Queertopia! 4.0: Queer(ing) Poetics: Text, Method, Movement, Thought
May 27‐29, Northwestern University

Keynote: Sue Golding, University of Greenwich (Director, Institute for the Converging Arts and
Sciences), University College London, and the Royal Academy for the Arts.

PAMLA 2011 Science Fiction Division (Extension to April 18th)

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Friday, April 8, 2011 - 3:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association has extended its deadline until April 18th for the PAMLA 2011 conference, held this year at Scripps College, in Claremont, California.

All abstracts proposing original science fiction scholarship will receive full consideration.

To propose a paper, please follow this link and use the Online Proposal Submission Form, which will help guide your paper title, abstract, and proposal (of no more than 500 words) to the Science Fiction Division:

http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals

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Americana 1 May 2011

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 2:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Americana

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present, is dedicated to publishing the best in American Studies scholarship and American creative writing. We are now accepting submissions for the following:

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture seeks American Studies scholarship. The journal is peer reviewed and publishes about 10% of submissions. Please visit the journal for more information: http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm

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