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"Mad Men" - (Dis)junctions 2010 - April 9-10 - UC Riverside - Due Friday, March 12 by 5pm Pacific

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 10:12pm
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside

MAD MEN:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the popular AMC television show "Mad
Men". In keeping with this year's conference theme, submissions of particular interest might deal
with issues of crisis in the lives of the characters or in the cultural milieu of the show's 1960s
setting. Possible topics include:
The multiple lives of Don Draper
Betty Draper and female sexuality
The show's depiction of race/gender/sexuality
Pregnancy as crisis
Advertising and the moral crisis of American Capitalism
Mad Men and the changing face of the American workplace
The Cuban Missile Crisis / JFK Assassination and collective response to (inter)national crisis

Pilgrimage - (dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside - Graduate Student Conference - April 9-10 - Due Friday March 12, 5pm Pacific

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 10:03pm
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside

PILGRIMAGE:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers investigating the phenomenon of pilgrimage from
any number of perspectives: historical, theological, philosophical, anthropological, literary,
economic, artistic, architectural, etc. Possible topics include:
Major / lesser-known world pilgrimage sites / routes
Relics / souvenirs
Hagiography
The art and architecture of pilgrimage
Representations of pilgrimage / pilgrims in literature
Turnerian anthropology and pilgrimage
Pilgrimage and national / regional / local identity
Pop-culture pilgrimage sites (e.g. Graceland, Abbey Road)
Pilgrimage to sites of death / loss (e.g. Auschwitz, Hiroshima, New York City's "Ground Zero")

Cosmopolitanism - (Dis)junctions 2010 Graduate Student Conference - UC Riverside - Due Friday 4/12 at 5pm Pacific

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 9:58pm
(dis)junctions 2010 - UC Riverside

COSMOPOLITANISM:
Contributors are welcome to submit papers examining cosmopolitanism, cosmopolitan theory,
cosmopolitanism in literature, cosmopolitan ethics, etc. Possible topics include:
The roots / routes of cosmopolitanism
Contemporary cosmopolitan thought
Cosmopolitanism and government
Cosmopolitanism and the environment
Cosmopolitanism and the global economy
Cosmopolitanism in a particular literary piece / genre / period
Cosmopolitanism and "states of crisis"
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to Ray Crosby at raycrosby@gmail.com by
Friday, March 12, 2010 by 5pm Pacific. Please indicate any A/V needs.

"Intellectual Property and the Academy" May 12-14, 2010

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 4:10pm
University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students' Association

Conference participants, through individual presentations, posters, and a panel discussion will discuss the nature of intellectual property as it pertains to the practices and goals of academia. Since all scholars produce intellectual work, this topic is of interdisciplinary interest and will address issues from all disciplines, such as patenting, publishing, programming, open access, open source, co-authorship, public-private partnerships, works of art, the relation of sponsorship to ownership, the autonomy of scholarship, the products of intellectual labour, and whether knowledge should be considered a public good or a commercial commodity.

Sirens - 10/7 - 10/10; deadline May 7

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 3:42pm
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 7–10, 2010, in Vail, CO. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

[UPDATE] Sylvia Plath and Material Culture (deadline extended to April 1, 2010)

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Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 3:28pm
Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sylvia Plath Studies

Sylvia Plath and Material Culture

The third issue of Plath Profiles: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sylvia Plath Studies solicits articles addressing materiality in any aspect of Sylvia Plath's oeuvre. Of particular interest are historical approaches considering Plath's poetry and prose. Topics may include, but are not limited to, archives, things, commodities, texts, nature, the creative process, images, art, visual culture, and history.
Articles should be approximately twenty pages in length and demonstrate MLA format. Shorter submissions are also welcome. The deadline has been extended to April 1.
Please send articles as Microsoft Word attachments to Amanda Golden apg3@uw.edu

Art History and Visual Culture Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Art History and Visual Culture Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
http://www.mpcaaca.org

The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010.

Gender Studies Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Gender Studies Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
http://www.mpcaaca.org

The Gender Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from 1-3 October, 2010.

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 12:28pm
Jami Bartlett

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

When we ask how a sentence in use expresses the thought that attaches to it, or how descriptions of relations conjure the fictional world that in turn depends upon them, what we are really revealing is the conditions that must obtain if the sentence or relations are to count as meaningful. Each referring term in a narrative carries its truth conditions with it—-a speaker's propositional attitudes or background, her intention, the conventions within which she and the narrative operates, the criteria under which readers can verify, use, translate, or name the object of her sentence—-and as these conditions shift, characters and plots emerge and develop.

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 10:05am
Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. We are particularly interested in exploring film adaptations that reimagine, revise, or remodel the worlds of Shakespeare's works. Contributors may choose to address films that radically alter the plays in terms of tone, ideology, or even genre by transforming them into other stand-alone works of art, such as Akira Kurosawa's recasting of King Lear as samurai epic in his 1985 Ran. We also invite considerations of popular updatings of the plays such as Baz Luhrman's 1997 Romeo + Juliet. Further, we welcome essays that focus on the pedagogical opportunities (or challenges) such film adaptations offer.

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