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Papers on Automoblie Culture - PCA/ACA 2010 National Meeting - March 31 -April 3 - St. Louis, Mo.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 10:52am
Tom Patterson/Shepherd University

The automobile has had an immense influence upon our lives in innumerable ways. This area seeks to examine the role of automobility in American society. The affinity of the automobile has been reflected in our music, art, sport, and in the construction of our identity. This section of the PCA/ACA seeks to provide an understanding of this influence within the social and historical context of our collective cultural lives.
Submission requirements are as follows:
Title with author's name and institutional
affiliation (if applicable)
Abstract only (recommended) or full paper
Number of words required for either (usually 100 –
250 words for abstract).

CFP: 2010 National PCA Fat Studies (St. Louis 3/31-4/3; December 1, 2009)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

[UPDATE] Obsolescence.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:06pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

American Association of Australian Literary Studies Annual Conference - Washington, DC - Feb. 25-27, 2010

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 7:56pm
American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS)

The American Association of Australian Literary Studies (AAALS) invites paper proposals for its 2010 Annual Conference, to be held in Washington, DC, February 25-27, 2010, in conjunction with ANZSANA (Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America). Papers addressing any aspect of Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific literary, film and cultural studies are welcome. Given the recent publication of The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (published in the United States by Norton as The Literature of Australia: An Anthology) and The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, papers addressing the theme "A New Moment in Australian Studies" are particularly welcome.

Sights & Sounds: Interrogating the Music Documentary (June 4-5, 2010)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 5:14pm
University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Sights & Sounds

Interrogating the Music Documentary

University of Salford

June 4-5, 2010

In the fall of 1894, W. K.L. Dickson assisted Thomas Edison in his experimentation with sound film. He shot a sequence in which one man plays a violin before the recording phonograph horn while two others dance. Might this be the first music documentary?

ImageText Special Issue: Alan Moore and Adaptation

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:36pm
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

ImageTexT is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue on the work of Alan Moore and adaptation. Throughout his career, Moore has displayed a willingness to adapt and appropriate the plots, characters, settings, and themes from traditional narratives and the works of other authors into his own writing. Additionally, Moore's work itself continues to be the focus of adaptation, typically in the form of big-budget Hollywood films.

Arab Women and the Media

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:25pm

The sudden increase in the number of Arab satellite channels targeting
Arabs inside and outside the region has been paralleled by an explosion in
the number of women working as TV presenters, producers, and news
reporters in these various channels. Their appearance has not been
confined to women's and children's programmes, but has been markedly
noticeable in the serious genres of news and current affairs too.
Furthermore, women from the most conservative societies in the Arabian
Gulf have also gained access to these channels, and their presence has
indeed been enforced by the establishment of dedicated Gulf channels such
as Al-Jazeera, MBC, Rotana Gulf, IQRA, Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Channel2

Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:38am
NeMLA 2010

Call for Papers NeMLA 2010

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

Round table
Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period