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CFP: M/C Journal 'street' Issue (5/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:50pm
M/C - Media and Culture


                          M/C - Media and Culture
           is calling for contributors to the 'street' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed

CFP: Monsters High and Low (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06 )

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Kavadlo, Jesse

Monsters High and Low (proposed special session): Submissions can address any aspect of monsters or monstrosity, including metaphorical monsters such as mutants, aliens, or serial killers. I'm especially interested in the monster story's or medium's (fiction, film, television) intersection between high and low culture. Time period and work's/author's nationality open. 250-500 word abstracts in the email's text to Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University,, by April 15, 2006.

CFP: Southwestern Literature and Art (4/30/06; 10/24/06-10/26/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Southwest Literature

The First Annual Southwest Writers and Artists Festival, hosted by Texas
A&M University, is seeking papers, panel proposals, and creative works
to be presented at the Festival, October 24-26, 2006, in College
The Festival will celebrate the arts of the Southwest by inviting
notable poets, novelists, essayists, scholars, filmmakers,
photographers, painters, songwriters and musicians to the campus for
three days of performances, readings, panels, and discussions. Critical
and creative submissions may touch on areas relating to the humanities,
such as painting, sculpture, literature, history, film, and folklore and

CFP: The Talk of the Town: Gossip, News, and Secrets (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm
Paula Jean Reiter

This panel invites writers to consider how gossip and its related forms
negotiate the distance between high and low culture and public and private
spheres. Does gossip function as a conservative or subversive force? What
happens when scandalous talk circulates in print? How do "high" literary
genres (such as biography) mimic the content or strategies of "low" forms
(such as scandal sheets)? Does gossip function as a trope or a threat for
authorship? How can scandal be commodified--as news, talk shows, published
diaries, scandal sheets, even blackmail? When a secret becomes public
knowledge, whose story is it? We hope these questions serve as a

UPDATE: Representations of Dystopia in Literature and Film (3/31/06; collection)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:04pm
Dr Pat Wheeler

NOTE: Change of Date for Abstracts


Imaginary Places: Representations of Dystopia in Literature and Film=20

(McFarland, 2006)


Proposals and contributions are being sought for a chapter on dystopian=20

film in a commissioned edited collection of essays on dystopian =

and film.



Abstracts are required for a chapter on film provisionally called=20

'Nightmare Visions and Unaccountable Corporations: The Dystopian Sprawl =

Cyberpunk Dystopias'.


If you would like to be considered for this collection send a 250 word=20

abstract to the editor, by March 31st 2006.=20

CFP: Science Fiction (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
John Schwetman

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals are requested for a panel of the PAMLA conference
meeting on the following topic:

Science Fiction in Literature, Film and Media

Science fiction seems slowly to be making its way out of its marginal
"genre fiction" status and into the realm of consideration as serious
literature. We seek papers that regard science fiction works as
potential subjects of rigorous academic inquiry.

CFP: Films on the Political Left (8/15/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Carol Koehler

2006 Film and History League Conference
³The Documentary Tradition²
November 8-12, 2006 Dallas, Texas <>
This area of the conference calls for documentaries that address the segment
of the political spectrum associated with social democracy and social
Films that may be identidied as liberal, radical or revolutionary and
filmmakers who may cross cultural boundaries and historical time lines.

CFP: Latin American Gay Protagonists in Literature and Film (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Miguel Marrero

CFP: "Latin American Gay protagonists in Literature and Film".
(deadline for proposals March 15; MLA conference 27-30 December:
I would like to put together a Special Session at the December 2006 MLA
convention, in Philadelphia. I am looking for papers that address Latin
American Gay protagonists in literature and/or film and notions of
exile, identity, and community. I am specifically looking for papers
that use Benedict Anderson's model of community as nation, but am open
to other theoretical structures of analysis as well.
If you are interested, please send me a brief 1-2 page abstract by
March 15th @
Miguel Marrero