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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.

CFP: Virtual Reality in Real Life (5/5/06; 7/24/06-7/28/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Alex Reid

VR_at_RL: Virtual Reality in Real Life 2006
Online Conference: July 24-28, 2006
Proposal Deadline: 200 words by May 5th

VR_at_RL seeks participants interested in investigating the intersection =20=

of rhetoric and new media. The conference seeks to provide a forum =20
for scholars working in this emerging area of inquiry, to address =20
common problems in research and teaching, and to uncover fruitful =20
points of connection. Fundamentally, the conference will address new =20
media as it exists now and as it is emerging as an embodied, material =20=


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CFP: Classics: Greek (4/14/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm
Roberta Sabbath

14, 2006
Call for papers: Classics: Greek
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Conference 2006 (PAMLA)
Standing panel: Classics: Greek

This standing panel welcomes papers about the
English-language *representations* of Greek
and cultures. As this classic culture has had profound
effects on the development of Western philosophy, art,
culture, and religion as it is expressed in the
English speaking world, an exploration of its
resonances in literatures, art, and mass media through
the ages and including today are welcomed.

CFP: Film, Television and the 1950s Conference (7/1/06; 10/6/06-10/7/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:10pm
Kylo Hart

Call for Papers: Film, Television and the 1950s Conference

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals for the Film, Television
and the 1950s Conference, to be held at Plymouth State University
(Plymouth, New Hampshire) October 6-7, 2006.