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Queer Teens in Film and Television (Boston, MA; Conference Dates: April 11-14, 2012)

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:36pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Adolescence in Film and Television Area Chair seeks individual-paper proposals pertaining to the topic of "QUEER TEENS IN FILM AND TELEVISION" for presentation at the 2012 National Convention of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held in Boston, Massachusetts from Wednesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Submissions that explore noteworthy coverage patterns, representations, and themes pertaining to portrayals of queer adolescence/adolescents in film and/or television, during any historical era, are desired from scholars, educators, and students at all levels.

"'The Plains' as a Unique Place in Literature"; MAASA Conference; Tulsa, OK; April 1-3, 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:31pm
Brian Brooks / Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County depicts an Oklahoma family dealing with the hardships of death, discord, substance abuse, and other problems while confined by "the Plains." Letts sets the play in a claustrophobic space, a house with the windows covered, to make a statement about life on the plains. His study about family requires the audience to evaluate whether or not the Plains is a distinct place, or if the concerns are of larger import.

MEMORY REMAINS. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:09pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

Body and Awareness: The Discourse Between Anthropology and Literature

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:32am
University of Zadar (Croatia)

The conference would like to establish a forum for debate and dialogue on current theory, practice and form of anthropological and literary work in social and cultural conceptualizations of body and awareness. We invite papers from all disciplines, which present theoretical and historical study on the overall topic: Body and Awareness. The Discourse between Anthropology and Literature.

Call for Proposals: Film & History-- Deadline EXTENDED to December 15

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:28am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 33rd Annual Conference • February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM


Proposals for papers and panels are now being considered for the Film & History Area of the annual SW/TX PCA/ACA conference. This year's conference theme is Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Meat: Aspects and Approaches. Oxford 13-14 April 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 10:53am
Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference (Brian FitzGerald, Hannah Bailey, Hugh Reid)

The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students working in medieval and early modern studies. It is intended that a volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments please) to by 10th January 2012.

Suggested topics might include, but are not limited to:

EXTENDED DEADLINE! CFP: Pedagogy: Teaching Video Games: SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/11; 2/8-11/12)

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 10:33am

Seeking presentations for the "Pedagogy" section of the 2012 conference of the SW/TX PCA/ACA on the subject of teaching video games as primary texts. Many instructors have begun using videogames as teaching tools, but recent developments in video game theory allow for interpretation and analysis of these texts *as texts*, not merely as vehicles for tangential applications.

Possible topics for this session include but are not limited to: Strategies for teaching a particular game; Teaching gaming theory; Ludology and pedagogy; Convincing your department/institution to support gaming studies.

Foreign Bodies in Avant-Garde Art and Literature [EAM, Univ of Kent, 7-9 Sept 2012] [UPDATE]

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:25am
European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies

This proposed panel seeks to examine how the art or literature of the historical avant-garde incorporated, disseminated, or rejected foreign bodies. How did the historical avant-garde, which depended upon techniques of alienation and irony, understand the 'foreign'? When considering Kurt Schwitters recuperating other people's junk or the Dada aesthetics of chance, which militated against the category of the 'foreign', it is clear that foreign bodies were an important component of avant-garde aesthetics.


Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:13am
University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts

University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts

invites you to

1st-2nd September 2012

Deadline for proposals: 31st March 2012

Across disciplines academics and artists are researching and creating practices that are highly contextual (determined by the environment in which they are located), exploring ways of articulating specific environments, spaces or places. This conference examines a specific problematic that attends the dissemination of this work: how to engage with 'being there' when 'there' is not here?

UPDATE Literature & ecocriticism

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:13am

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 extended to: December 15, 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:

UPDATE: Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area (12/15/11;2/8/12-2/11/12)

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 8:28am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference

Proposal submission deadline extended: December 15, 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 8 – 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at

Allusions and echoes – cultural recycling and recirculation June 16-17, 2012

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7:56am
Anglia Ruskin University

Allusions and echoes – cultural recycling and recirculation

An international colloquium at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, June 16-17, 2012

Deadline for paper/panel submissions is March 30, 2012.

The many ways in which stories are recirculated is astounding – from relatively straightforward retellings of fairy tales and classical myths, to feminist, queer, postcolonial or ecocritical subversions of central themes, to fan fiction's adaptations of beloved characters and story worlds.