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Tarot at PCA/ACA Conference 2011

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:33am
PCA/ACA Conference

I am looking for papers on all aspects of Tarot for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio (April 20-23). Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Tarot and art history
-Tarot and literature
-Tarot artists, writers, and readers
-Individual decks and their guidebooks
-Tarot as a motif in comics, literature, and film
-Playing cards in art history

Participants should be prepared to present their work as scholarly research and / or for the benefit of an interested audience of academics.

Submissions should include the author's CV, short biography (100-150 words), and abstract (100-250 words). Deadline for submissions December 15, 2010.

6th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (12-15 April 2011)

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:49am
The English Laguage and Literature Research Association of Turkey/ Istanbul Kultur University

Studies in English
6th International IDEA Conference
April 13 -15, 2011
Istanbul Kültür University

The Sixth International IDEA Conference will be held at
Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul Turkey on 13 – 15 April 2011.
The Conference will be jointly hosted by The Department of English Language and Literature of Istanbul Kültür University and The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Translation Studies in English.

PCA/ACA Material Culture CFP

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 7:11pm
Material Culture Area of PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association)

Material Culture Area

The study of material culture offers an exciting area for interdisciplinary research and conversation, as it brings together those engaged in scholarly inquiry in areas as diverse as history, art history, design, decorative arts, cultural studies, consumer studies, literature, communications, anthropology, and sociology. If your work touches on the study of designed objects and consumer goods, we would love to learn more about it at this year's conference in San Antonio. Academics, practitioners, graduate students, museum professionals, and public historians are welcome.

CFP: [29th Oct. 2010] Fanpires: Audience Consumption of the Modern Vampire

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 6:03pm
Dr Gareth Schott (Ed.) & Dr Kirstine Moffat (Ed.), University of Waikato, NZ

This edited collection will examine the cultural resurgence of the vampire. It aims to provide inter-disciplinary accounts of the reception and cultural impact of contemporary representations of the vampire evident across a broad range of mediums, including literature (e.g. Evernight, The Vampire Academy), film (e.g. Twilight saga), television (e.g. The Vampire Diaries, True Blood), graphic novels (e.g. Chibi Vampire) and games (e.g. Vampire Rain). The appeal of vampire mythology and its associated folklore for modern audiences will be examined in an age characterized by the transformative possibilities of the internet with both its low barriers to artistic expression and the erosion of the boundaries between author and audience.

NEMLA Queer Counterpublics: deadline 9/30/2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 5:43pm
Grace Sikorski

Call for Papers for a penal on queer counterpublics . . .

42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

[UPDATE]The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 1:51pm
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Current Deadline: January 1, 2011. The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. We seek both creative writing (short stories and poetry) and academic articles (both narrative and research) that invite discussion across the disciplines. We also publish book and website reviews. The Atrium intends to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines. There is a murky landscape that practitioners must traverse on their way from Learning Theory to Instructional Practice: we seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics.

Affect and Periodization: Rethinking the Long 19th Century

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:37am
Justin Rogers-Cooper & Neil Meyer / NEMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association

Brian Massumi writes that affect is "ever on the move from situation to situation." This observation might also describe the use of affect in contemporary scholarship, and raises question around periodization and the stable categories we use in our discipline to demarcate historical boundaries.

Call for Papers: Literature Pedagogy at CEA 2011

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 10:36am
College English Association

Call for Papers, CEA 2011 | FORTUNES
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000

Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at

The College English Association, a congenial gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 42nd annual conference.

update ISLE-2 June 17-21, 2011

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 9:16am
International Society for the Linguistics of English

The theme of the conference will be Methods Past and Current.

Recent studies in corpus linguistics, varieties and typologies, dialects and Standard English, as well as pragmatics prompt examination of methods found conducive to promising results. The choice of the conference's theme stems from the widely shared view that methods of analysis involve at least the following related questions:

Muses India: Dis(-)covering Indian English Literature, an anthology

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 3:04am
Chetan Deshmane

MUSES INDIA: DIS(-)COVERING INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE is a proposed anthology on Indian English Literature and seeks scholarly essays on its various aspects from postcolonial/postmodernist perspectives. Of more interest are essays on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,Amitav Ghosh, Toru Dutt, Sujata Bhatt, Rohington Mistry, Bapsi Sidhwa, Uma Parameswaran. Theoretical essays discussing issues like hybridity, cultural struggle, diaspora and its existence, cosmopolitanism, globalization etc with respect to Indian English literature are also welcome. All manuscripts must conform to MLA style, have end notes and works cited, be without sparators, and typed double spaced in Times New Roman of 12 fontsize. They should also follow American English and punctuation style.