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Myth & Fairy Tale & Pop Culture

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 1:38pm
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
April 20 - 23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX!
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Fax: 1-210-223-6239
Toll-free: 1-800-648-4462

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 10:43am

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi,
Deadline: September 15th

Geography/Topos/Literature ASLE 2011 (6/ 21-26) Bloomington, Indiana

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 10:54pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment


Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

In The Future of Environmental Criticism, Lawrence Buell observes that "the concept of place gestures in at least three directions at once—toward environmental materiality, toward social perception or construction, and toward individual affect or bond," all of which makes it, a "rich and tangled arena for environmental criticism" (63).

Critical Misidentifications - ASECS, Vancouver 3/11

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 9:50pm
Jonathan Sadow

How does eighteenth-century theory and criticism identify, overidentify, or misidentify with its subjects? How does scholarship appropriate the ideologies of the phenomena it is supposed to explain? This seminar will seek papers exploring the ways critical understandings become entwined with the discourse, philosophy, or personas of their objects of study. Although effacement, misreading, and epistemological trouble will be necessary points of discussion, this session is also open to readings that explore these relationships as necessary or productive ones.

[UPDATE] CFP: Velvet Light Trap Issue #68: Comedy and Humor (Deadline: 15 October)

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 4:07pm
Andrea Comiskey / The Velvet Light Trap

Comedy & Humor

Mainstays of the mass media and popular entertainment, comedy and humor serve as the sources of various pleasures and as the sites of complex negotiations of cultures, industries, aesthetics, and tastes. This issue of The Velvet Light Trap seeks articles on comedy and humor in a variety of contexts. Papers may address traditional forms undergoing change, new or emergent forms, or comedy or humor as a component of cultural discourses.

Rhetoric, Composition and Popular Culture @ PCA/ACA 2011 National Conference

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 11:23am
Popular Culture Association / America Culture Association

Abstracts of papers, individual proposals, and/or panel proposals of 150-250 words dealing with any aspects of rhetoric, composition and popular culture are welcome for the PCA/ACA 2011 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday, April 20 through Saturday, April 23.

We welcome fresh approaches to subjects, and also appreciate serious commitment to scholarship and to presenting at the conference. Conference details are available at

CFP: Supernatural (TV Series) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 10:01am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

CFP: Supernatural (TV Series) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

The 2011 National and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Joint Conference, The Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, April 20-23, 2011.

Call for Articles: Germano-Slavica: A Canadian Journal of Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 9:10am
Prof. Paul M. Malone, University of Waterloo

Germano-Slavica: A Canadian Journal of Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives invites submissions of articles for the present volume, Volume 17, and upcoming volumes.

For over thirty years Germano-Slavica has maintained a dual area focus, unique in North America, on Germanic and Slavic literatures, languages and cultures. Our goal is to include both articles that explore the intersections, cross-connections, and frictions between Slavic and Germanic cultures; and articles focussing individually on a single area, either Germanic or Slavic, in any historical period and in any cultural field, including literature, linguistics, music, film, history and politics. Both interdisciplinary and cross-national approaches are encouraged.