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CFP: Tying down Almodovar: New Perspectives (1/06; collection)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 7:50pm

Tying Down Almodovar: new perspectives on the cinema of Pedro Almodovar

Edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald and John Mercer

Pedro Almodovar is now widely recognised as the most famous and successful
Spanish film director since Bunuel. With a career spanning 30 years and
including a body of work in excess of 25 films, the time seems ripe for a
comprehensive appraisal of his career, thematic themes and concerns and
his significance both within academic discourse around cinema, within
Spanish culture and as one of the key contemporary directors of
international cinema.

CFP: The Michael Jackson Trial (5/20/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - 7:49pm
Moorti, Sujata

Call for articles about The Michael Jackson Trial
For special issue of the international journal 'Social Semiotics'
* How does Michael Jackson's trial, and the associated media spectacle,
mobilises ideas about gender, race, class, the body, queer, sexuality,
power, childhood/adulthood, fandom and celebrity?
* What does the reporting tell us about phenomena such as the U.S.
televised trial, the media event, the use of chat shows and the role of
personal testimony?
* What are the socio-political contexts and implications of this major
media spectacle?
The Michael Jackson ³pedophilia² trial has become a staple of global media.

CFP: South Park and Popular Culture (11/1/05; collection)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
Jeffrey Weinstock

South Park and Popular Culture. Contributions are invited for a collection
of academic essays on the animated program, South Park. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to, South Park and historical, political, and
televisual context; representations of race, gender, sexual orientation,
class, or disability; constructions of childhood and parenthood; viewership
practices; indecency and pornography; the carnivalesque; South Park and the
academy; South Park and youth culture. 400-word proposals and C.V.s should
be submitted by Nov. 1, 2005 to the editor, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock,
Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

CFP: Representations of Intelligence in Popular Television (6/13/05; collection)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
Holderman, Lisa


Editor, Lisa Holderman, Ph.D., Department of English, Communications,
and Theater Arts, Arcadia University

Editor is seeking contributions for an edited volume focusing on
representations of intelligence in popular television. The editor is
working closely with a publisher that has conveyed strong interest in
this project.

The book addresses the issue of the constructions of intelligence and
intellectuality in popular television and the social/cultural
implications of those constructions.

CFP: Cultural Conflict and Women (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 2:58pm
James Brian Wagaman



April 12 - 16, 2006 Atlanta, Georgia. The national PCA/ACA conference will
be held at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Deadline for Paper/Panel Proposals: November 1, 2005. Be There!

UPDATE: Linguistics and Media Discourse (2/28/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 3:03pm
Francisco Yus

Deadline extended:


Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI) is an international
well-known Journal on English Studies published annually since 1988 by
the University of Alicante (Spain). The abstracts of all the articles
published so far can be accessed at the following Internet address:

CFP: Cultures of Evil and the Attractions of Villainy (10/1/05; 2/9/06-2/11/06)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 1:20pm
Maria Mabrey

2006 - 8th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference
February 9, 10 and 11, 2006

Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions, October 1, 2005.

Keynote speakers: Agnes Heller, Geoffrey Bennington, Alberto Moreiras, Edmundo Desnoes

This conference seeks to take up a central issue of today's post-Cold War world --that of evil-- and to explore the refiguration of the traditional villain. The aim of this conference is to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, as globalization has broadened cultural horizons, and academic research has sought to address these new complexities.

Possible topics, but not limited to:

CFP: Reading the Sopranos (5/31/05; collection)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 - 1:19pm
David Lavery

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading The Sopranos: Is This the End of Tony Soprano?

Edited by David Lavery, Middle Tennessee State University

The editor of an in-development collection of essays on the HBO drama The
Sopranos, commissioned for inclusion in I. B. Tauris' "Reading Contemporary
Television" series (edited by Janet McCabe and Kim Akass), seeks your