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CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/05; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Alice Jenkins

The Founding Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the founding conference of
the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held
at the University of Glasgow from 24-26 March 2006. Papers may address
topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period and any
languages. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

CFP: Mythology in Contemporary Culture (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Anais Spitzer

The Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel of the Popular Culture
Association invites submissions for the 2006 ACA/PCA National Conference, to
be held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 12-16, 2006.

The"Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel is dedicated to exploring
mythological figures and themes in all areas of popular culture-from movies,
video games and television to literature, politics and blogs-and the
significance of these mythological images and motifs in contemporary,
postmodern culture.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Auto/Biography and Mediation (Germany) (11/20/05; IABA, 7/27/06-7/31/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:52pm
William Howes

Call for Papers

Fifth IABA Conference, Mainz, Germany, 27-31 July 2006

Organizer: Alfred Hornung

The fifth biennial conference of the International Auto/Biography=20
Association will take place at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz,=
Germany, from 27-31 July 2006. The general topic of "Auto/Biography and=20
Mediation" will permit a wide range of papers dealing with issues of=20
auto/biography as media and auto/biography in the media, performing a=20
process of mediation.

  Auto/Biography and Mediation

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Ximena Gallardo

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA


2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.


The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction and fantasy.


Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to


Ximena Gallardo


Deadline for proposal submissions: November 15, 2005.


CFP: Central/East Europe Pop Culture (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Jack Hutchens

Central and East European Popular Culture Area Call for Papers
 Conference Dates: February 8-11, 2006

Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2004

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2005 (all participants and chairs must register by this date!)
Cultural studies panels now forming on topics related to English and non-English representations of popular culture from Central and Eastern Europe.
Possible areas of interest include film, music, literature, photography, folk culture, art, etc.
Scholars, teachers, and other interested professionals are encouraged to participate.
Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.


Conference Hotel Information:

CFP: Autism and Representation Colloquium (UK) (11/1/05; 2/24/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Irene Rose

Autism and Representation Friday 24th Feb 2006

A colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular Fictions at Liverpool John Moores University



This colloquium seeks to consolidate, encourage & advance the growing body of cultural analysis concerned with cognitive disabilities, especially autism.


The rising rate of diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders coupled with the popularisation of neurological research (not to mention the popularity of a certain well known novel) has made autism the disorder 'de rigueur' for the beginning of the 21st century.


This colloquium aims to map out the discursive challenges, limits, dangers and potentialities of this cultural phenomenon.