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Arab-American Culture in the United States

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 8:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stacy E. Holden, Midwest Popular Culture Conference
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2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference/Midwest American Culture Association

Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9, 2016

Chicago, IL

Hilton Rosemont Chicago

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Submissions.mpcaaca.org

The Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association is a regional branch of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association. It holds an annual conference in a Midwestern City. This conference is organized according to principal Areas of Popular Culture in the United States, including the Middle East and North Africa. As the Area Chair, I invite submissions of abstracts for a panel addressing "Arab-American Culture in the United States."

American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 8:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stacy E. Holden, Midwest Popular Culture Conference
contact email: 

The Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association is a regional branch of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association. It holds an annual conference in a major Midwestern City. In October 2016, this year's conference will be held in Chicago, IL (specifically Rosemont, a suburb of Chicago).

This conference is organized according to principal Areas of Popular Culture, including the Middle East and North Africa. As the Area Chair, I am inviting the submission of abstracts for a panel addressing "American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa."

2016 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area — 10/6/16-10/9/16

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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October 6-9, 2016, Chicago, IL

Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
5550 N. River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 678-4488

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2016 conference in Chicago, Illinois. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Youth Literature and Media

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 1:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular and American Culture Association
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2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
October 6-9, 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
http://www.mpcaaca.org

We are looking for proposals for arguably the hottest area in popular culture: Youth Literature and Media. Youth Culture is everywhere. From the rise of YA Lit to the fall of Facebook, twenty-five is the new eighteen. The Millennials are here. This area is for the study of Lit and Media for Youth (all three terms broadly conceived), representations of youth in Lit and Media, and youth as consumers and producers of Lit and Media.

International Pynchon Week 2017, Pynchon's New Worlds, La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017 (abstracts due September 30, 2016)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 1:04pm
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International Pynchon Week 2017, Pynchon's New Worlds

The 2017 International Pynchon Week will be held on the French Atlantic coast in the old harbor of La Rochelle, from which a number of Europeans set sail for the New World. The conference will be hosted by the Musée du Nouveau Monde, among its collection of Allegories of America. The conveners hope this liminal space on the margins of Europe will inspire Pynchon scholars to sail out towards yet unexplored territories, following some of the leads below or picking up any related or unrelated Pynchonian line.

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Morgan Shipley / Area Chair
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The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by April 30, 2016 via online submission: http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.

[UPDATE] Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:20am
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Talks on any aspect of the session topic are welcome: models, tips, strategies for teaching literature at the college level (English, American, world, other). This is a fun panel with great energy and enthusiasm. Come share what's working in your classroom.

Please send a 250 word proposal and a brief bio by April 1 to Monica Hart at mhart@wtamu.edu.

On the Edge: Theories on the Frontier. International Conference, 20-21 Oct 2016

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:29am
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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
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The frontier emerged as an important critical concept for an understanding of American history over a hundred years ago, and its status has changed from a celebrated catchphrase to explain away the perplexities of American identity, through an F-word not tolerated in the progressive circles, leading finally to a rehabilitated, more inclusive use. Its variations include terms such as periphery, edge, and borderland, and the very proliferation of the term suggests that its provocative character still inspires critics and artists in the Americas today. The purpose of this conference is to explore the borderlands between critical theory and other ways of interpretative thinking, such as art.

Call for studies of Migrations and Identity 5/31/2016

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:22pm
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Watchung Review
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Watchung Review invites scholarly papers on the theme of migrations and identity. This is a timely topic, both in academic work and in the media, and one which calls on the rich work of postcolonialism, movement and migration in literature and rhetoric, and interdisciplinary studies of migration and identity. We encourage submissions which approach these deeply political issues head on, and papers which interpret the theme more broadly by investigating issues of migration arising in a variety of periods, intellectual spaces and within a range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
• Historical or Temporal Migrations
• Movement across Borders
• Community and Identity

CFP: Science, Society & Civilisation

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:47am
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HARTS & Minds

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates, early career researchers and independent researchers on the subject of Science, Society and Civilisation for the eighth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for researchers of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published in 2016.

The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 10:09am
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James Madison University
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James Madison University is hosting The 1st Annual Pulp Studies Symposium: Sensational Scholarship. The symposium will be held October 7th and 8th, 2016. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, James Madison University's Special Collections hosts one of the finest publicly accessible collections of pulp magazines in the United States, including a recent acquisition of over eighty issues of Street and Smith's romance pulp Love Story. There has been a recent explosion of scholarly interest in pulp magazines and popular print culture. This conference builds upon emerging scholarship in this exciting and expanding field. We are currently looking for presentation proposals related to methodologies of pulp scholarship, focusing on pulps from 1895 to 1955.

Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session - SAMLA88

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 8:52am
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Marxist Literary Group Affiliated Session at SAMLA88
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The Marxist Literary Group welcomes a wide range of paper proposals concerning Marxism, but papers addressing the SAMLA 88 theme (Utopia/Dystopia) are especially welcome. Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and any A/V requirements to Emma C. Baughman, University of Rhode Island, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com by May 15, 2016.

[SAMLA88 will take place November 4-6, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL]

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