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[REMINDER] Westerns and the West (PCA/ACA 2012)

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 10:57am
Helen M. Lewis

Westerns and the West Area of the Popular Culture Association
PCA/ACA 2012 National Convention
Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

The area Westerns and the West values a variety of approaches to the exploration of America's frontier heritage and mythology.

Small Cinemas: Promotion and Reception, Timisoara, Romania, 1-3 June 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 8:37pm
Center for Eastern European Film and Media Studies, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Plenary Speakers: Dina Iordanova, Professor of Film Studies and Provost, St. Leonard's College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; Janina Falkowska, Professor of Film Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

"Language: It's Alive!" 12th Annual English Graduate Student Conference, January 20th, 2012]

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:19pm
UNC Charlotte, English Graduate Student Associate

UNC Charlotte's 12th Annual English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) conference is looking for new work across the disciplines that explores the dynamic and situated qualities of language. Language exists in and is created through multiple and shifting contexts; as scholars, creators, and analysts, we imbue language with meaning and give it life. As we explore our role in the creation of meaning, it becomes important to examine the frameworks we bring to language, and the implications thereof. And in doing so, we must also acknowledge the reflexive dimension of language use and the ways it acts upon and shapes us.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman - New Approaches - ALA, 24-27 May, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 2:46pm
Peter Betjemann

New Approaches to Gilman, ALA (San Francisco, May, 2012)

Proposals are invited for papers emphasizing emerging aspects of Gilman scholarship. Among other topics, papers might address overlooked or underappreciated works; new methodologies (papers on same-sex desire in Gilman's life and works are particularly encouraged); and new historical contexts.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to: Peter Betjemann ( by January 1, 2012.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 1:37pm
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices/Ivy Tech Community College

THE ATRIUM is currently accepting academic as well as creative articles of interest across the wide range of the humanity disciplines. Articles that focus on broad issues connecting classroom to culture and community are welcome, as well as narrative fiction, poetry, and artwork (artwork should be submitted in .jpg format).

The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines. We seek innovative, creative, and critical articles from faculty and administrators from two- and four-year colleges and universities. Issues of interest to you and your colleagues are likely to be of interest to us, so please share your best practices, insights, and research delights with us.

[UPDATE] Native/Indigenous Studies Area: 2012 SW/TX PCA/ACA February 8-11, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 11:43am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Native/Indigenous Studies Area

2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association's
33rd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM at Hyatt Regency
EMAIL 250-word abstract to:
Come present your paper with us! Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous Peoples' issues.

[UPDATE] CFP: Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, 13-15 June 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 11:39am
Denver Comic Con/Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

**Please note the date change from the previous CFP

New Guest Announcements:

•Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics)
•Charles Hatfield (Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature)
•Robert Weiner (Graphic Novels And Comics In Libraries And Archives: Essays On Readers, Research, History And Cataloging)

Stay tuned…More exciting announcements to come!


Friday, November 11, 2011 - 10:10am
SWTX Popular/American Culture Association

33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM

Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy; Thoreau Annual Gathering, July 12-15, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:55am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

The theme of next year's Thoreau Society Annual Gathering (Concord, MA: July 12-15, 2012) is "Celebrating 150 Years of Thoreau's Life, Works, and Legacy." The Emerson Society sponsors a program at the Annual Gathering; the topic for 2012 is "Emerson's Contribution to Thoreau's Legacy." For a conversational panel on Emerson's practical and philosophical impact on Thoreau, the Emerson Society invites brief papers that consider Emerson as an example, mentor, or antagonist for Thoreau, their shared practices of walking and journal writing, and the implications of Emerson's 1862 eulogy for Thoreau. Email 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair ( by Dec. 20, 2011.

Emerson and Lincoln; ALA, May 24-27, 2012

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 9:50am
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Emerson and Lincoln's first meeting, the Emerson Society welcomes studies of the intellectual and political relationship between these two "representative men." For this panel at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, papers might consider Emerson's lectures and writings on emancipation, his concern for the fate of American nationality in a global context, and his views of political leadership and institutions of government. E-mail 300-word abstracts to Leslie Eckel, Emerson Society Program Chair ( by Dec. 20, 2011.