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CFP: [General] PCA Conference 2007––Mystery and Detective Fiction Area

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 6:46pm
Marilyn Rye

Call for Papers
Mystery & Detective Fiction Section
Popular Culture Association
San Francisco
March 19-22, 2008

Investigating a topic in mystery or detective fiction?
Present your conclusions at the 2008 PCA Conference!

We welcome proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of
mystery & detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and
current trends.

CFP: [General] Update Deadline SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15; 2/13-2/16 Albuquerque)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 1:30am
Philip Heldrich


By request, the deadline for the SW/TX PCA/ACA has been extended.
New information also appears online:

Keynote Speaker: Joy Harjo

The 29th Annual Meeting of the
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Associations
February 13â€"16, 2008
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers for one of its 65+ Area offerings in
Literature, Film, Television, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ethnic and
Gender Studies, Ecocriticism, Southwest Culture, Western Studies, Creative
Writing, Pedagogy, and many more!

UPDATE: [General] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:34pm
James Ayers

18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
January 30- February 1
Keynote Speaker: Cathy Davidson

“Artists on Their Arts”
The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference invites papers for the proposed
“Artists on Their Arts.” We are seeking 15 minute papers that consider
artists who comment on their own craft. Papers should situate the artists’
perspective amongst a larger tradition of critical inquiries, and consider
the specific relevance of those authors’ theories on their own work,
keeping in mind the unique position of the author-critic.

Please send 250 word abstracts to:

CFP: [General] The Black Female Body in Literature and Culture

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 8:51pm
Dr. Carol E. Henderson

Call for Papers: Imagining the black female body:
Text and Contexts in literature and culture

Only the BLACK WOMAN can say “when and where I enter, in the quiet,
undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or
special patronage, then and there the whole…race enters with me.”
--Anna Julia Cooper, 1892

CFP: [General] Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess, USC, graduate conference, March 28-29

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 6:40pm
Alice Bardan

Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, March 28 and 29, 2008
Sponsored by USC's Assocation of English Graduate Students and the USC
Center for Feminist Research

Keynote Speaker: Tavia Nyong'o, NYU Performance Studies.

Everyone's a little bit obsessive; academics are usually more than a
little. But what consitutes our obsessions and what work do they do? What
is the relation between obsession and knowledge production; and what
about less legitimate obsessions, the things, places, people and cultural
forms about which we feel excessive love or hate?

CFP: [General] Journeys Across Media: Authenticity?

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 3:12pm
Lucy Fife

Reality, Reliability and Access in Performance and Media

11 April 2008

Department of Film, Theatre & Television - University of Reading
Supported by the Standing Committee of University Drama Departments (SCUDD)
and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

UPDATE: [General] Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (1/30/08; 5/23/08-5/25/08)

Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 9:03pm
Cheryl Edelson


Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 23-25, 2008
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Panel and individual paper proposals are now being accepted for the 2nd Oceanic Popular
Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating
cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.

Abstracts/Proposals for individual papers or 3-4 paper panels are due January 30, 2008. Please
contact Cheryl Edelson <> and/or Stan Orr <> with
general questions.

CFP: [General] Comics Arts Conference-San Diego

Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 3:59am
Peter M. Coogan

Call for Papers, Presentations, and Participation

Abstracts for papers, panels, poster sessions, and slide talks are being
accepted for a for a joint meeting of scholars and professionals during

Comic-Con International
San Diego, California July 26-29, 2007

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical
perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, and
fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics
industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors,
and journalists.