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Midwestern Culture Area - MPCA/ACA (Oct 1-3)

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 12:15am
Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association

Call for Papers
The Midwestern Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday, Oct.1 to Sunday, Oct. 3.

For the Midwestern Culture area, I am looking for papers whose topics address any aspect of Midwestern culture or popular culture. This includes works by Midwesterners, about the Midwest, OR set in the Midwest. Topics might address, but are not limited to: Pop Culture, Film, Television, Literature, Theatre, Music, Visual Art, Humor, etc.

War, Literature, & the Arts: (New) Frontiers -- CFP Deadline 3/26/10 -- SCMLA 10/28-30/10

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 4:45pm
Geoffrey A. Wright, Samford University

SCMLA will be held October 28-30, 2010, in Fort Worth, TX. Visit the conference web site at http://www.ou.edu/scmla/.

War, Literature, & the Arts panel:

This panel invites papers on (new) frontiers in war and the arts. Is the frontier myth still relevant to the war genre? What new textual frontiers such as blogs and web videos are veterans and critics exploring? What new theoretical or methodological approaches are being taken to the war genre? How is the new frontier of women in combat reshaping the war zone and the American military?

Abstracts/Proposals due March 26, 2010.

Literature and Psychology, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline: April 5)

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 2:26pm
Lorna Martens, University of Virginia

This special session of the PAMLA explores any intersection of literary studies and the discipline of psychology (not psychoanalysis), such as literary applications of memory theory, trauma theory, child psychology, psychopathology, affect, emotion, the psychology of reading, theories of perception, theories of imagination, cognitive poetics, or cognitive approaches to narrative theory.

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

Collecting from the Margins

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 8:31am
María M. Andrade

Collecting from the Margins:
Collecting in Latin American Literature and Culture (edited volume)

Proposal deadline: June 30, 2010. Paper deadline: September 30, 2010

CFP: Journal of European Popular Culture (4/2/2010; 7/30/2010)

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 5:09am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect

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This lively peer-reviewed journal seeks excellent submissions on all aspects of European cultural and creative activity.

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Papers can also relate to European influences beyond Europe.

Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.

Closing date: 2nd April 2010 (aiming for mid-year publication)

Earlier submission encouraged.

CFP for PAMLA: Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Pacific Rim Literature by Women

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:14am
Lisa Thomas, UC San Diego

The 2010 PAMLA (Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) conference is to be held at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, on November 13-14, 2010 (that's a Saturday and Sunday). The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (an affiliated organization with PAMLA) is seeking papers from anyone (not just SCSSAWW members) on early to nineteenth-century American women writers who have in some way engaged with romantic aspects/depictions of colonialism in the Pacific Rim. We're treating the Pacific Rim quite broadly to include any nation or territory that borders the Pacific Ocean, and the deadline to submit abstracts to www.pamla.org is April 5, 2010.

[UPDATE] Psychoanalysis, Money and the Economy: International conference, London Freud Museum, 1-4 July 2010

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 7:56pm
Freud Museum, London, and University of Melbourne

Registration for this major international conference is now open. Confirmed speakers include Etienne Balibar,Zygmunt Bauman, David Bennett, Vince Cable, Claire Colebrook, Karl Figlio, Bruce Fink, Stephen Frosh, Jean-Joseph Goux, Oliver James, Michael Lerner, Viktor Mazin, Susie Orbach, Renata Salecl, Andrew Samuels, Vic Seidler, Bernard Stiegler, Gillian Tett and Ted Winslow. For details of the conference programme, paper titles, abstracts and registration process, please visit the London Freud Museum's web site www.freud.org.uk or email Ivan Ward at ivan@freud.org.uk

Ecocriticism, PAMLA 2010, Honolulu (Deadline: Apr. 5)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 4:08pm
Kevin Hutchings, University of Northern British Columbia

Papers are sought for a special session investigating any aspect of ecocriticism, including (but not limited to) ecocritical theory, environmental ethics, environmental justice, colonial and postcolonial ecologies, gender and ecology, literary representations of non-human being, and interdisciplinary investigations of literature and environmental science.

Paper proposals of 500 words and a 40-word abstract, due by April 5, 2010 must be submitted via PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form available at http://www.pamla.org/2010/session-topics .

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