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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.

CFP: (Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural Discourses (grad) (10/17/05; 2/24/06-2/26/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm

(Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural

February 24-26, 2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

"Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to
distinguish us from them."
                —Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands la Fronterra

UPDATE: Jesuit Rhetoric Looking Back/Forward (8/25/05; RSA, 5/26/06-5/29/06)

Monday, August 22, 2005 - 2:51pm
Peters, Dr. K. J.

The deadline for both of the following panel proposal calls for theRhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference is August 25. Please note 2 calls for proposals are posted below.

RSA Panel Title: Rhetoric in the Jesuit Tradition: Looking Back


CFP: Women's Autobiography (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am

"Women's Autobiography: Private Memories, Public Voices." Panel for Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA), Philadelphia, March 2-5, 2006.

This panel will examine critical questions about women's autobiographical writing, a topic which has generated wide interest over the past three decades. Looking at women's writing in this genre from historical and theoretical perspectives complicates the issues raised in discussions of autobiographical writing and identifies the use of strategies such as imitation, masquerade, subversion, and disruption of conventions. Papers may focus on different types of autobiographical writing by women in different historical time periods and cultures.

CFP: Mobility and Place (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am
Long, Mark

The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment will
co-sponsor a session on mobility and place at the Northeast Modern
Language Association Convention Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The dates
for the convention are March 2-5, 2006.


Mobility and Place in North American Environmental Writing


In what ways has unsettling or restlessness been used to construct a
sense of place? Place-based environmental thought is predicated upon the
idea of rootedness. This session seeks papers that speak to movement, to
learning more than one place, to perambulatory or migratory knowledge or
ways of knowing, and their distinctive types of intimacy, memory,


CFP: Photography and Oppositional Politics (10/1/05; collection)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am
TN Phu

We are seeking essays for a multi-disciplinary edited collection on
"Photography and Oppositional Politics in Post-War America." While recent
scholars lament the decline of documentary photography, (be it through Cold
War repression or photojournalistic sublimation), we are interested in
mapping the continued vitality of photography for imaging or organizing an
oppositional politics. By exploring the politics of visual culture-
photography as activist practice— this anthology aims to contribute to
recent debate on social movements that stress the role of culture.
Especially welcome are essays that explore the new political objectives and