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Fan Culture and Theory PCA/ACA National Conference March 31-April 3, 2010

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Monday, September 28, 2009 - 8:33am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fan Culture & Theory

Call For Papers

PCA/ACA
2010 National Conference
March 31 – April 3
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2009

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

[UPDATED] Nostalgia Conference Deadline Sep. 28

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 8:22pm
English Graduate Organization at University of Florida

Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

For full CFP see http://www.english.ufl.edu/ego/conference09/index.html

[DEADLINE] Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture: Sep. 30, 2009.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 7:16pm
NEMLA 2010

This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations. Since conceptions of British masculinity had been shaped by a longstanding culture of empire and its agenda, the shift from an imperial to a decolonized Britain and the impact of the World Wars make the 20th-century a particularly ripe period for inquiries into concomitant reformulations of masculinity in popular culture and literature.Genres may include adventure tales, comics, war/espionage fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and film. Please submit a 300 word abstract to mcartt@sage.edu.

CFP: "The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation"

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:07pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Keynote: Peter Brooks (Yale University)

[Last minute CFP] Dante meets MTV: Studying Medieval Literature in a Post-Medieval Context/NeMLA 2010

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 2:06pm
Anna Strowe

This roundtable aims to create a discussion about the role and methods of the study of medieval literature in the contemporary world. In the modern context, seemingly so far removed from the medieval context, scholars and students of medieval literature are presented with numerous problems as we try to read, interpret, and understand across the chronological divide. How do we approach medieval literature and culture from an analytical perspective? How can we (or can we at all) appropriately use modern interpretative tools with medieval texts? As teachers, how do we help students approach the radically different worldview of the Middle Ages and appreciate medieval literature for what it is rather than what it is not?

Poets, Practice, and Passion in the Profession: A Dare to be Different

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Texas A&M University-Commerce will hold the 18th Annual English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) Conference on February 26, 2010. We are pleased to welcome slam poet and educator Taylor Mali as our keynote speaker for the conference (more information at taylormali.com). Taylor's mission statement includes this important line: "I want to be a spokesman for teaching's nobility, one of the poets laureate of passion in the classroom" – his goal to be part of a movement that brings smart, successful, and qualified people into classrooms across America.

[UPDATE] The Politics of the Western

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Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 10:39am
Darren Millar, John Abbott College

Call for Papers

The Politics of the Western (Expanded Topic)

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

CFP: Sargasso 25th Anniversary Issue

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:31pm
Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, & Culture 2/1/2010

S A R G A S S O
25th Anniversary Issue: 25 Interviews
Call for Interviews
suggested abstract deadline November 15, 2009
submission deadline February 1, 2010

CFP: PCA/ACA Literature and Politics Sessions, 3/31/-4/3/2010; deadline 12/15/09

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:30pm
George Moore/ Popular Cultural Assoc. and American Culture Assoc.

CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS, AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2010 NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS' JOINT CONFERENCE (PCA/ACA)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: DECEMBER 15, 2009

PCA/ACA 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, RENAISSANCE GRAND HOTEL ST. LOUIS, 800 WASHINGTON AVENUE, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63101

Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

Irish Studies

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Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 2:00pm
American Conference for Irish Studies

The 2010 national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held on 5 – 8 May 2010 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday evening, May 5th, and concurrent panels will begin on Thursday morning, May 6th. The announced theme is intended to encourage a broad range of paper topics. Papers are welcome on any Irish Studies topic, including traditional concerns of the discipline and evolving areas of interest in the visual, literary, and interdisciplinary areas. We welcome proposals for individual papers, which, if accepted, will be placed within a relevant panel.

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