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Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:27pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS)

Latency and Obsolescence in Nineteenth-Century Media
A panel proposal for the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2015 conference

Geek and Popular Culture at SW PCA/ACA. Deadline Nov. 1, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:26pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

CFP: The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA)
Area: The Geek and Popular Culture

Join us for the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Conference Theme: Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship

CFP: PCA Medievalism in Popular Culture; Due Nov 1, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 10:43am
PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference
April 1-4, 2015 – New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Marriott

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (now the combined areas of Arthurian and Other Medievalism) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year's conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Slave Narratives from the Mediterranean and Middle East

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention

Slave trade and slavery were settled practices in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern societies before slavery was established as a social, cultural, economical, and legal institution in the United States by male colonizers in the 17th Century. Viewing the slave experience from a single nation's point of view by focusing on a single time period restricts the understanding of the history of slavery. Challenging the settled notions of slavery based on a white oppressor/ruler and a black oppressed/ruled dichotomy, this panel seeks to explore the variety of slave experiences in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures and literatures.

ACLA 2015 Seminar: "Globalizing Critical University Studies" March 26-29, 2015, Seattle - Abstracts due 10/15/14

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:48pm
Bret Leraul, PhD Candidate, Comparative Literature Cornell University

Please note, this is a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference March 26-29, 2015 in Seattle, WA. Interested parties should submit proposals through the ACLA website:

Seminar Description:

[UPDATE} Wreck Park Extended Submission Deadline to Oct. 31st

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:08pm
Wreck Park Journal

A Journal of Interesting Fictions, Interested Criticism

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

Forms of Talk

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 2:12pm
ACLA 2015 - accepted panel

"Forms of Talk" takes into account the multifaceted achievements of "talk," as distinct from related categories like speech, voice, discourse, dialogue, communication, or even conversation. Our seminar shares a title with sociologist Erving Goffman's groundbreaking study (1981) on what is known as the "microsociology" of everyday interactions. We are interested in oralities that have been considered too commonplace, informal, accidental, idle, wasteful, or inauthentic to be of literary value.

[UPDATE] Journal of Springsteen Studies

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:28pm
BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies

BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies is an open access academic journal that publishes peer-reviewed essays pertaining to Bruce Springsteen. The first edition of BOSS was published in August 2014 and the editors are currently soliciting papers for the second edition. BOSS provides a scholarly space for Springsteen Studies in the contemporary academy by publishing articles that examine the political, economic, and socio-cultural factors that have influenced Springsteen's music and shaped its reception. The editors of BOSS welcome broad interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to Springsteen's songwriting, performance, and fan community, as well as studies that conform to specific disciplinary perspectives.

Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 11:28am
Dr D. Bruno Starrs

Calling for book chapters in a proposed edited collection tentatively titled "Indigenous Australia and Pop Culture". Contributions of around 7 - 10,000 words are needed on each of the following subjects:

- Indigenous Australian Music
- Indigenous Australian Television
- Indigenous Australian Radio
- Indigenous Australian Literature
- Indigenous Australian Theatre
- Indigenous Australian Sport
- Indigenous Australian Painting
- Indigenous Australian Rock Art
- Indigenous Australian Mythology/Religion
- The Appropriation of Indigenous Australian Culture by the Non- Indigenous
- The Worldwide Industry of Selling Indigenous Australian Pop Culture

Open call to participate in a digital non-fiction storytelling project

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 9:30am
Afterlife of Discarded Objects

This is an open call for participants in a digital non-fiction storytelling project that explores the stories that discarded objects can tell about our history. The project will examine how people's memories of their childhood games with discarded material objects inform the way they imagine the cultural landscape of their childhood. Material for the project is shared by multiple respondents through crowdsourcing (the stories will be featured on a map to facilitate a multimodal and interactive experience of storytelling). Please read the full description following the link below and take part in assembling a collective tale of the power of imagination to shape history!