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UPDATE: [General] Refractory â Series TV (1/15/08: Journal issue)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 12:04am
Dr. Lucian Chaffey


Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.

Submission of completed articles (4â€"6000 words) + brief bio: 01/15/08
Publication: Autumn 2008

ISSUE THEME: Series TV: New fields of critical thought and radical
perspectives on series televisuality.

CFP: [General] Hip Hop Cultures

Monday, September 3, 2007 - 3:59pm
Enrique Morales-Diaz

Call for Papers

The editors of Phoebe: Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques seek
articles for a special issue on Hip Hop Cultures. Specifically, the
editors are looking for articles that address one of the following themes:
  Hip Hop Sexualities
    The role of women
    LGBTQ hip hop

  The globalization of Hip Hop
    Migrants and Hip Hop
    Hip Hop Music, Rai Music, & Beur Culture
    New Hip Hop nations
    Intersections of ethnicities & nationalities in Hip Hop
  Hip Hop Literature
  Hip Hop and Reggaeton
    Women in Hip Hop v. Women in Reggaeton

CFP: [General] Comics Conference on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality (UF, 3/21-22)

Monday, September 3, 2007 - 7:00am
Lyndsay Brown

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2008
UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: "ImageSexT: Intersections of Sex, Gender, and
Sexuality," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida, on March 21-22, 2008.

CFP: [General] Afro-Caribbean Literature (Nov. 1, 2007; CEA March 27-29, 2008)

Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 1:57pm
Laura Barrio-Vilar

College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on Afro-Caribbean Literature for the 39th annual meeting
of the CEA.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at
<> by November 1st, 2007.

When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate
your topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should be
directed to me, Laura Barrio-Vilar, chair of the Afro-Caribbean Literature

To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes.

UPDATE: [General] Fin de Siecle Seminar Oxford University 2007-8

Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 3:14pm
Dunlaith Bird

Fin de Siecle Seminar - Call for Papers REMINDER

Call for Papers

University of Oxford Fin de Siècle Seminar, 1870-1930

Fin de Siècle is an interdisciplinary seminar series based at the
University of Oxford, which aims to develop fresh perspectives on
literature, society, and the arts between 1870 and 1930. In the seven
years since its inception, the series has provided a lively forum for
both graduates and established academics, hosting presentations on
subjects as diverse as publishing and the Wilde trials, travel writing
and the feminist movement, socialism and the occult.

CFP: [General] The 1st International Conference on Crosscultural Humour - Humour that Divides; Humour that Unites

Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 9:09am
Alcina Maria Pereira de Sousa

Short Title: Humour that Divides; Humour that Unites

Location: University of Madeira, Funchal, Madeira - Portugal
Date: 10th January 2008 - 12th January 2008
Contact: Luisa Paolinelli, Elisete Almeida, Alcina Sousa
Meeting Email:

Meeting URL:

Contact: University of Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9000-390
Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
Call Deadline:30th October 2007

Meeting Description: The 1st International Conference on
Crosscultural Humour

CFP: [General] Artist as Activist in the Appalachian South

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 4:32pm
Bonnie J. Robinson

The award-winning University Press of North Georgia invites submissions for
its second publication on the Artist as Activist in the Appalachian South.
 North Georgia College & State University, our parent institution, is the
Leadership university of Georgia, and this publication will build on this
strength by examining leadership in the arts. For this publication, we
will consider art in terms of words and/or image. Also, we will consider
activism as work that tends toward achieving positive, sustainable social
change and/or justice.