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CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:44am
Max Haiven

CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven

The social crises of neoliberalism, so evident and provocative throughout the rest of the world, have finally come "home" to the global North in the form of a cataclysmic financial crisis wreaking havoc on the lives of people, workers and communities, intensifying already intolerable injustices and inequalities and justifying the intensification of surveillance, policing and militarization.

The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association March 31-April 3, 2010

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:13am
Joint Meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

Soap Opera

Call for Papers

The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking paper submissions and abstracts for the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri March 31 – April 3, 2010.

Proposals and papers addressing all aspects of this important cultural form from a variety of perspectives -- historical, critical, economic, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, among others -- are welcome.

Please submit papers and/or abstracts of 250 words (electronic file preferred) by December 15, 2009 to:

The Beat Goes On: The Music of American Literature, History, and Culture (Nov. 12-14) Deadline Sept. 20

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 9:04am
American Studies Association of Texas

We are looking for scholarly essays, nonfiction, essays, or creative works that explore the rhythm and beat of literature, history, and culture. What is the influence of rock and roll on literary production? How does culture come alive through music? How do we teach a generation used to picking and choosing music for an IPod?

While the conference theme is noted above, we will consider all topics related to American Studies.

The conference will be held in San Angelo, TX Nov. 12-14. For more information, contact John Wegner (john.wegner@angelo.edu) or Terry Dalrymple (terry.dalrymple@angelo.edu).

MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal, www.academinist.org/mp

Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

CFP: Classical Representations in Popular Culture -- final deadline 12/15/09

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:04pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

The Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at the 31st Annual meeting to be held February 10-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras, Albuquerque NM 87102; tel. 505.842.1234).

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are particularly welcome:

Whitman and the Beats March 26-28 2010

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:33pm
Scott Weiss/ St. Francis College

Whitman & The Beats

March 26-28 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

Fair (Ab)use

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 2:56pm
Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Fair (Ab)use

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

National Conference

St. Louis, MO

March 31-April 3, 2010

The Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers that explore questions of fair use, appropriation, and intellectual property in a network society.

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