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Update: Deadline Extended Autobigoraphy and Biography

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:00pm
SCMLA Ft Worth Oct 2010

How has the biogrpahy and autobiography changed? Final call for papers on biogrpahy and autobiography for the SCMLA conference in Ft. Worth. Papers should discuss the pressures on new memoirists and/or how technology is changing the form.
Send proposals to Charles Fox by Wednesday April 21.

Popular Music Fandom: A One Day Symposium

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 11:16am
Dr Mark Duffett, University of Chester

Popular Music Fandom: A One Day Symposium

Binks Building, University of Chester
Northwest Popular Music Studies Network

Friday 25th June 2010

Keynote speaker: Matt Hills (author of 'Fan Cultures')

While a range of researchers in cultural studies - notably Henry Jenkins, Matt Hills and Cornell Sandvoss - have moved the discussion about media fandom forward, much less work has been done specifically on popular music fandom. We invite contributors from a wide range of disciplines to discuss topics associated with popular music fan culture at this free one-day study event in Chester. Themes for papers may include (but are not limited to):

"Nature and Its Discontents," SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, 5-7 November, Deadline 1 June

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 8:10am
Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans

SAMLA Conference

5-7 November 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

CFP: Nature and Its Discontents

"Nature and Its Discontents" will explore the ontological, epistemological, and theological significances of "the natural" in relation to literature and to life. Possible topics may include: the varieties of human nature; environmental philosophy vis-à-vis queer, feminist, postcolonial, critical race, and/or posthumanist theory; the aesthetics of life cycles; violence and peace in the ecological order; natural disaster and environmental risk; terror, wonder, and the sublime. By 1 June 2010, please send 300-word abstracts to Robert Azzarello, Southern University New Orleans, at razzarello@suno.edu.

Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference,11th-13th November 2010

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:53pm
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, 11th-13th November 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Fintan Cullen (University of Nottingham)
Professor Luke Gibbons (Maynooth, NUI)
Professor Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego SU)

Contribute to the new interdisciplinary journal: BRAND

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 2:33pm
Bogdan Patrut / EduSoft

BRAND. Broad Research in Accounting, Negotiation, and Distribution

This is the new BRAND: Broad Research in Accounting, Negotiation, and Distribution.

The aim of the journal is to make an agora of different experts in economics, social and political sciences. We expect articles from experts in different scientific and practical fields, like accounting, marketing, management, economics, trade, trade law, finance, operations research, optimization, graph theory, game theory, voting, political communication, sociology etc.

Our journal is currently indexed/listed/covered in:

RePEc (Ideas, EconPapers), IndexCopernicus, getCITED, Google Academics, Socionet.ru

MAPACA -- Women's Studies Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:54pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Women's Studies seeks papers, panels and roundtables that
investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture. Topics include, but certainly are not limited to:

*women and the media
*women and art
*women and beauty
*women and politics
*portrayals of motherhood
*working women
*women and religion
*women writers, written women

MAPACA supports all approaches; one goal of this conference is to create interdisciplinary exchange. As such, the Women's Studies area seeks papers by scholars from all fields of study. Students, both graduate and undergraduate, are encouraged to apply.

MAPACA -- War Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:51pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons--some valid and noble, some questionable. This area seeks to explore the ways that
wars--declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"--have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

MAPACA -- Visual Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:49pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Visual culture acknowledges the vast changes in our cultural
environment, affected by relationships between new technologies, art and media forms and the massive production of images. While the field of visual culture encompasses all things visual it also contests traditionally set boundaries between high and low culture,
particularly in regards to the onslaught of digital imagery that has

MAPACA -- Violence and Society; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:46pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

We invite submissions for several sessions on Violence and Society. As an area of study, "Violence and Society" includes the verbal, physical, mental, emotional, and/or implied abuse directed towards any individual or group of individuals. Areas of examination may include, but are not limited to, "abuse" (objectional or demeaning portrayal) of women, children, gays, or any other targeted population/individuals/race through the media, advertisement, music and/or music television videos, literature, television, movies, societal behavior, human interaction, communication, education, religion, and any other societal dimension.

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