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Literary Histories of Science: Race, Gender, and Class

updated: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Leila A. McNeill/MMLA 2015 Convention

In the history of science, it has been well-documented that institutionalized science and professional scientific circles actively and systematically excluded people from their ranks based on gender, race, and class. However, what has been underrepresented is the scientific work and endeavors of the marginalized groups themselves. This session seeks to recover some of these excluded voices and stories by investigating the creative, alternative ways that these groups participated in scientific discourse.

Reminder: etum special issue CfP: mind the time

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 6:26am
full name / name of organization: 
ejournal for theatre and media / etum

Special Issue: mind the time – time and/in theatre and the media

please scroll down for english version

Etum lädt Manuskripte für ein Special Issue zum Thema "mind the time - Zeit und/im
Theater sowie Zeit und/in Medien" ein.

CFP for Teaching Popular Culture for NEPCA Conference Papers

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 5:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
Black and white photo of an old classroom.

[UPDATE] Reminder: NARRATIVE AND THE NOVEL/THE NOVEL AS NARRATIVE Abstracts to be Submitted by April 1st

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 1:15am
full name / name of organization: 
The University of New South Wales, Australia
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A symposium hosted by the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

Saturday 16th of May, 2015

The novel as a distinct genre of prose emerged in the period of modernity. From the eighteenth century, marked by scholars as the period of the 'rise of the novel', to the late twentieth century, during which the trope of 'the death of the novel' gained cultural traction, the novel has sought to both draw upon and distinguish itself from other narrative genres, from history, biography, memoir, and travelogues, to film, television, and digital storytelling.

[DEADLINE APPROACHING] CFP: Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tanya Jones, M.Ed & Chris Stoneley

Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.

"HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE" MPCA/ACA Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 1-4, 2015

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 1:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jef Burnham, DePaul University
contact email: 

Deadline: April 30, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Hero worship
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

UPDATE 4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 6:06pm
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

2015 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area — 10/1/15-10/4/15

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 1:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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2015 Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

October 1-4, 2015, Cincinnati, Ohio

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2015 conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

MMLA Illustrated Text Special Session: CFP Due April 5, 2015

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Christopher Martiniano, Chair | Adam T Sonstegard, Secretary

The Illustrated Texts session welcomes papers as well as innovative or even illustrative presentations that interrogate the concept of illustration broadly construed. In addition to proposals that explore traditionally illustrated texts, this panel also invites proposals that question the illustrative nature of much of our own work. Does illustration "light up, clear up, or elucidate" our text as its etymology suggests or is it operating differently?

Blues, Jazz, and the African American Literary Canon

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Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 10:05am
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA / November 13 - 15 2015 - Durham, NC
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Houston Baker Jr. describes the American blues as the Derridean "always already" of African American culture. In Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature, Baker states, "They [blues] are the multiplex enabling script in which Afro-American cultural discourse is inscribed." The blues document the violent history and traumas endured while affirming the "somebodiness of black people" (James Cone).

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