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Captivating Criminality 3: Crime Fiction, Felony, Fear and Forensics. 23-25th June 2016.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:25am
Dr. Fiona Peters/Bath Spa University

The third Captivating Criminality conference will build upon and develop ideas and themes from the first two, Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Darkness and Desire, and Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgression, which took place at Bath Spa University's Corsham Court campus in 2014 and 2015. This conference will be organised by Bath Spa University and the Captivating Criminality Network: http://www.captivatingcriminalitynetwork.net/
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Keynote Speakers
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CFP: Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13, 2016)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:11pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2015
Submission Address: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org/

As popular genres, mystery and detective fiction reflect a wide range of changes in society in contemporary works, but they also have a venerable classic tradition. Submissions are welcomed that address mystery and detective fiction from both ends of this spectrum and every point in between.

CFP: Disability Studies Area, Southwest PCA/ACA (11/1/15; 2/10-13, 2016)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:08pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association 37th Annual Conference

Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies in any area of cultural, historical, or literary research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on. Work addressing all media and cultural contexts (literature, TV, film, games, social media/web media, laws, social and cultural practices, politics, and so on) from a disability studies or combined approach is welcome.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 1, 2015

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 3:19pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

"We'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements": Empire in popular culture

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:49am
College of St. Joseph

With Fox's hit Empire and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, ideas of empires and imperialism are once again circulating in popular culture. With questions of empire at the center, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presentations for its 5th annual popular culture conference, held April 8-9 in Rutland, VT. Presentations can explore any popular manifestations of empires, and diverse methodologies and systems of inquiry are welcomed. Some ideas for presentations [this list should not be seen as limiting]:

[UPDATE] Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016 (New Deadline Oct 15)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:18am
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016

In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

The American West in Literature and Film

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 2:41pm
Larry A. Van Meter / Southwest Popular Culture Association

Come to Albuquerque! This panel is seeking papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film.

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

10-13 February 2016
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 1 November 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at southwestpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

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