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Oceanic Modernism

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 5:47pm
The University of the South Pacific

Oceanic Modernism
Final Call for Papers

Oceanic Modernism
3rd-5th February, 2016
The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Keynote addresses from Prof. Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Prof. Elizabeth DeLoughrey (University of California, Los Angeles)

Roundtable with Pacific writers, including Vanessa Griffen and Satendra Nandan.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- Alfred Hitchcock -- November 1, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 3:19pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

"We'd like to avoid any Imperial entanglements": Empire in popular culture

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:49am
College of St. Joseph

With Fox's hit Empire and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, ideas of empires and imperialism are once again circulating in popular culture. With questions of empire at the center, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presentations for its 5th annual popular culture conference, held April 8-9 in Rutland, VT. Presentations can explore any popular manifestations of empires, and diverse methodologies and systems of inquiry are welcomed. Some ideas for presentations [this list should not be seen as limiting]:

[UPDATE] Philip K. Dick's Short Fiction (Panel) - Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016 (New Deadline Oct 15)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 11:18am
Brad Congdon / NeMLA 2016

In an unpublished foreword to The Preserving Machine, Philip K. Dick lamented that "As a writer builds up a novel-length piece it slowly begins to imprison him, to take away his freedom." Dick, who has published five volumes of short fiction, argued that short-story writing allows for freedom, crisis, and action, in contrast to the stultifying process of novel writing. "It is in SF stories," he claimed, "that SF action occurs."

Film Theory and Aesthetics: SWPCA 2106

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 10:51am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, NM USA

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2016 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (37th Annual)
February 10-13, 2016, Hyatt Regency Downtown / Albuquerque, NM

Kudzu Scholar (Vol. 6, Iss. 3: Fall Equinox) - Due March 1

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:14pm
Kudzu House Quarterly Review

Review our Formatting Guide for the Kudzu Scholar Issue before submitting.

Essay Cluster Themes:

--- American environments before 1900 (Guest edited by Steven Petersheim): How do narrative and storytelling practices (romantic conventions, oral traditions, travel narratives, etc.) influence representations of the environment in pre-1900 American literature. Possible topics include: