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CFP: Antisemitism and English Culture (UK) (12/15/06; 7/9/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 2:18pm
Anthony Bale

Antisemitism and English Culture
Advance notice and CALL FOR PAPERS
A major international conference on the histories and cultures of antisemitism in England, from the Middle Ages to the present day. To be held at Birkbeck College, University of London, 9-11 July 2007.

Key questions to be addressed include:

-Can we talk of a distinctly English kind of antisemitism?

-Is antisemitism inherent in Englishness?

-What is, or has been, the relationship between 'high' or intellectual English culture and antisemitism?

-How far can specific English contexts be seen to have engendered antisemitism?

-Is there a meaningful history of English philosemitism, and what is its relationship to antisemitism?

CFP: Linguistics Area (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:31pm
Nancy Antrim

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque=20
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2007 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New =
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the =
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can =
be found at

CFP: Optika 2: A Symposium on Visual Narration (Puerto Rico) (9/10/06; 1/25/07-1/26/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Mary Leonard

The first Optika symposium, which took place in 2005, brought together
people from a variety of artistic, intellectual, and cultural
backgrounds and resulted in a wonderfully stimulating 2 day
conversation about the possibilities of visual narration. It also
resulted in a book on the subject soon to be published by the
University of Puerto Rico Press. When the symposium ended, everyone was
asking when Optika 2 would take place. So we are happy to announce the
second edition of Optika, and invite you to submit your proposals:

Optika 2
A Symposium on Visual Narration
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

Thursday and Friday January 25th and 26th, 2007

CFP: Arthurian Legends (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Leslie Fife

  Popular Culture Association
  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting
  April 4-7, 2007
  BostonMarriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
  Papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments
  of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium--
  print, visual, musical, commercial, electronic--are welcome.
  Abstracts should be 250 words max. Panel proposals must
  include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail
  submissions are acceptable. Please submit abstracts and
  proposals in duplicate.
  Electronic submissions to: and

CFP: Sedimentations. An Art Culture Nature Conference (11/1/06; 5/18/07-5/19/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm

Sedimentations: An Art Culture Nature Conference
18th - 20th of May 2007
Conference Site: Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charlestown, Rhode Island
Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Conference Directors: Ana Flores and Petra Kuppers

This Art Culture Nature conference addresses connections between time,
ecology, human history and the histories of the land.

ACN is an interdisciplinary organization which brings together artists,
environmentalists and educators in the humanities, arts, sciences and
social sciences who are interested in the study of the connections
between the arts and environmental studies.

CFP: Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading (UK) (1/15/07; 9/1/07-9/2/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Anouk Lang

First Call for Papers

Beyond the Book: Contemporary Cultures of Reading
A conference at the University of Birmingham, UK

1 & 2 September 2007

Keynote Speakers:
Janice Radway (Duke University) & Elizabeth Long (Rice University)

Book groups, Lit Blogs, on-line bookstores, book festivals, reader
magazines, 'One Book, One Community,' Reader's Guides, 'Richard & Judy's
Book Club,' Book TV, 'Canada Reads,' the 'Nancy Pearl Action Figure,'
'Tuesday Night Book Club,'... reading is hot!