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Peer English 5 - Call for Papers

Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:23am
Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Shakespeare Connects - Teachers, Scholars, and Performers of Shakespeare - October 2-3, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 11:18pm
Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University is pleased to host Shakespeare Connects, October 2-3, 2009. This conference seeks to integrate aspects of Shakespeare scholarship and performance by bringing together a unique dynamic of Shakespeare scholars, practitioners, and educators. Through the integration of these dynamics, we hope to create a unique learning environment that will enrich our understanding of Shakespearean scholarship and performance.

[UPDATE] CFP Call for Editors for Red Feather Journal

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:58pm
Red Feather Journal (

UPDATE: Call for Editors: Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children's Media Culture (

Due to the wonderful response, our Editorial Board is now complete and we are suspending our call for Board members at this time.

"American History and Culture" area at SW/TX PCA/ACA 2010

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 6:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

"American History and Culture" area
31st Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2010
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Priority registration deadline: November 1, 2009
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 842-1234

Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture - February 10-13, 2010 - Abstract Deadline December 15, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 4:13pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

CFP: Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31th Annual Conference

Conference Date: February 10-13, 2010
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009
Priority Registration Deadline: November 1, 2009

Politics and Pop Culture

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 2:30pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Politics Area

Leah A. Murray,

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

Conference Hotel:

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

330 Tijeras

Albuquerque, NM 87102


Strange Worlds - Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century (Sep 2010, Hamburg, Germany) Deadline: April 1st 2010

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:16am
Lars Schmeink, University of Hamburg, Germany

1st annual and founding conference of the
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
(Association for Research in the Fantastic)

Fremde Welten
Wege und Räume der Fantastik im 21. Jahrhundert
(Strange Worlds – Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century)

University of Hamburg
30. September – 03. October 2010

Shakespeare in Comics

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:33pm
Jason Tondro

CFP – Shakespeare and Comics

Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on the topic of "Shakespeare and Comics," edited by Jason Tondro (University of California, Riverside) and Kate Laity (College of St. Rose).

[UPDATE]Talking Tongues, Speaking Gestures: International Conference on Orality & Performance (01/12-13-14/10; Deadline10/15/09)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:26pm
Jadavpur University

The oral, as a system of communication, while connecting the speaker and the listener in a network of communitic experiences, produces epistemological parameters status for the individual and the community.The three day-international conference will dwell on the questions of epistemology, identity and agency as emanating from the oral within the social—including indigenous and the cosmopolitan life worlds—without inviting/invoking an essential distinction between the two. Moreover, the conference will also address performance as an integral part of orality to understand the link and rupture between the sacred and the profane and between history and memory. It will inaugurate memory as mobilizing cognition and subjectivity.

[Update] Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 6:34pm
CUNY Graduate Center


"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest

The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.