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CFP: Shakespeare (and friends) in Popular Culture (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Annalisa Castaldo

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture will hold its annual conference in Baltimore, MD, October 27-29, 2006.

Shakespeare's position in popular as well as high culture remains strong, with new works in fiction, film and other areas. But Shakespeare is not the only Renaissance figure to have a presence in modern popular culture. Other writers, historical figures, events and debates are still part of the popular landscape. This area welcomes topics on any aspect of the overlap or intersection between the Early Modern period (roughly 1500-1700) and the Postmodern one. Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to:

–Shakespeare on film, in TV, comics or fiction

CFP: Medieval Studies (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Annalisa Castaldo

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Conference will hold its annual conventio in Baltimore, MD, October 27-29, 2006.

The Middle Ages have and continue to provide a rich mine for retelling, adaptation and updating. Two of the most enduring legends of Western Civilization–King Arthur and Robin Hood–have their origins in the Middle Ages, as well as Beowulf, Joan of Arc, much of fantasy literature, D& D gaming and comic superheroes. In addition, the history of the period continues to fascinate, as seen in films such as Braveheart.

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to:

–modern portrayals of any aspect of the Arthurian legends

UPDATE: Pleasures of Imagination in Sci-Fi (4/30/06; ALSC, 10/13/06-10/15/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:24pm

Call for Papers


2006 ALSC Conference, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, California,
October 13-15 2006


April 7, 2006


The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) has re-issued its
call for papers for the seminar sections of the 2006 ALSC Conference
Program. The panels are not open for submissions at this time.


The submissions deadline for all three seminars has been extended to April


Additional prospective members and current members alike are heartily
invited to apply.

Please see below for details.




CFP: Hyperpolis: Really Useful Media (6/15/06; 10/20/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Deborah Levitt

> Hyperpolis 3.0: Really Useful Media
> Call for Papers/Proposals
> We know too much about media communications technologies as
> instruments of social control.
> We don't know enough about media technologies as instruments of civil
> society
> and cultural development.
> We know too much about media discourses as, on the one hand, "popular
> culture": alienated

UPDATE: MP Feminist Journal Popular Culture Issue (5/1/06; journal issue)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Lynda L. Hinkle

MP International Feminist Journal invites you to contribute to a special
themed issue on "Popular Culture". The machinations of culture take many
forms, and while the Academy has not opened up its arms to completely accept
popular culture, it is beginning to see that the study of popular culture
contributes toward an interdisciplinary understanding of our world, our
social interactions and our future as an international community. Papers on
any aspect of popular culture as they apply to feminism and feminist
discourse are welcomed: television, popular literature, music, film,
"reality" television, street culture, fashion, pop psychology (self help)

CFP: Sports Documentaries (7/25/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm

Call for Papers
2006 Film and History League Conference
"The Documentary Tradition"
AREA: Sport Documentaries
>From the classic and controversial Olympia (1938, Leni Riefenstahl) to the
critical and commercial success of Murderball (2005: Rubin and Shapiro),
sport documentaries represent a significant if under researched aspect of
the documentary tradition. Certainly, documentary filmmakers have long
recognized the sporting domain, whether that be sporting events, athletes,
or sporting cultures, as fertile terrain for telling stories that reach an

CFP: Horror (4/20/06; MPCA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Mark Gellis

I am interested in putting together a panel for the upcoming Midwest
Popular Culture Association conference (October 27-29, 2006,
Indianapolis) on rhetorical aspects of horror. Paper proposals are
invited on topics including but not limited to horror as argument or
social criticism, teaching the genre of horror as a form of rhetoric,
the cultural impact and significance of the genre, and the use of
elements such as the grotesque and the monstrous to create fear and
other emotional and visceral responses in audiences. Paper proposals on
the genre as a whole and on specific authors, works of fiction, and/or
films will be considered. Information on MPCA can be found at

CFP: Hope - Probing the Boundaries 2 (UK) (6/2/06; 9/18/06-9/20/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Dr Rob Fisher

2nd Global Conference
Hope - Probing the Boundaries

Monday 18th September - Wednesday 20th September 2006
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference aims to explore contemporary definitions, meanings and expressions of hope. In particular, it will seek to examine the individual, social, national and international contexts within which hope emerges as well as its counterpart, hopelessness.