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CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:59am
Persona Studies Journal

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?

Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:07pm
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat! The rise of awareness to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyles, as well as the prevalence of fair trade campaigns, have rendered the slogan so ubiquitous that it runs the risk of metamorphosing into a dead metaphor. As such, for Transverse Issue 15, we want to challenge the assumption that inevitably binds the product and the consumer into a one way relationship, and focus on the active roles food plays within cultural spaces.

[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:42am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

Jewish Literature and Culture: May 15 Paper Deadline (MLA Conference Nov. 6-8, 2015, Portland, OR)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:58pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This session on Jewish Literature and Culture welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of Literature and Time, papers exploring Jewish concepts of time and/or memory are particularly welcome. - See more at:

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers:
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

[UPDATE] "It's Happening Again": Twenty-Five Years of Twin Peaks

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:51pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick grace

Call for Papers for "It's Happening Again": 25 Years of Twin Peaks, a proposed edited collection on the television show Twin Peaks. Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace solicit essays for a new collection celebrating one of television's greatest cult phenomena. Originally airing in 1990/91, Mark Frost and David Lynch'sTwin Peaks will be returning, twenty-five years after it went off the air, and this collection will explore the show in the context of its time, and its legacy. We are interested in papers on all aspects of the television program as well as on tie-ins and connected materials (e.g. the film Fire Walk with Me, the new Log Lady material added for the show's run on Bravo, the book The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, etc.).


Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:49pm
Eric Hoffman and Dominick Grace

We have EXTENDED THE DEADLINE for a proposed edited and refereed volume on Canadian graphic novelists and cartoonists. Dominick Grace and Eric Hoffman, editors of Dave Sim: Conversations, Chester Brown: Conversations, and Seth: Conversations for the University Press of Mississippi, are editing a collection of essays provisionally titled The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels. We seek previously unpublished essays addressing Canadian cartoonists/comics. Our primary interest is in "alternative" cartoonists and cartooning, narrowly defined; that is, figures associated with the underground, independent, and/or ground-level comics movements. Figures of key interest might include but are not limited to

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 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 May 15, 2015.