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Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 10:17am
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption? How have literature and film portrayed the impact of secrecy and disclosure on adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents? What is the impact of recent revelations of secret histories in memoir, books such as _The Girls Who Went Away_, documentaries such as _First Person Plural_ (the creators of both will be keynote speakers)? How and why did adoption secrecy, and the practices it hides, develop differently in different cultures, countries, and even different states? Where are alternatives to secrecy practiced and how do they work?

Call for Papers

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 5:38am
Rupkatha

"Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities" calls for papers for the second issue on the following areas: English Literature, Literature written in other languages, Postcolonial Literature, Critical theories, Aesthetic Studies, Literature and environment, Visual arts, Photography, Digital arts, Philosophy and Art, History of Art. Articles should focus on interdisciplinary connections of a specific topic.
Contact info:
Journal address: www.rupkatha.com
Contact: info@rupkatha.com
Last date of Submission: July, 2009.

Popular Romance Studies: an International Conference (August 13-14, 2009, Brisbane)

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Friday, May 1, 2009 - 8:06am
Eric Murphy Selinger / International Association for the Study of Popular Romance

For decades, scholars have studied popular romance, whether in romance novels, films, comics, or other media. They have studied its sexual politics and aesthetic structures, its audiences, its authors, and the industry that produces and distributes it world-wide. For the most part, however, they have done so in isolation, divided by boundaries of nation, genre, and academic discipline.

[UPDATE] 14 NOV 2009 CFP Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

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Friday, May 1, 2009 - 7:57am
Kate Holeywell

CALL FOR PAPERS REOPENED

2009 Postgraduate Conference: History, Mystery & Myth

Saturday 14th November 2009 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

In recent years trends in biography have shifted from the desire to present a definitive life to a more self reflexive approach. Metabiographies such as Lucasta Miller's The Bronte Myth, Sarah Churchwell's The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe and Richard Holmes's The Age of Wonder provide alternative renderings of both the biographical subject and his or her entry into collective cultural consciousness.

This one day postgraduate conference intends to respond to these recent innovations in life writing by offering the opportunity to explore such questions as:

CFP [Inter]sections, online American Studies journal, monthly submissions

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Friday, May 1, 2009 - 2:58am
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest, Romania

This is a Call for Papers for [Inter]sections, the online [under]graduate journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest, Romania, available on the home page of www.american-studies.ro.

Since [Inter]sections is a monthly publication, this CFP is open throughout the academic year. Please see www.american-studies.ro for more details.

[UPDATE} Indian Popular Culture October 30-November 1, 2009

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 8:59pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

EXTENDED DEADLINE

The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan.

[UPDATE] Southerners in Contemporary Film (06/01/09; SAMLA, Atlanta GA 11/06/09-11/08/09)

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Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 1:54pm
Southerners in Contemporary Film

This SAMLA special session invites papers on any aspect of southerners as represented in contemporary film. We are especially interested in essays that address the transnational turn in southern film, as well as issues of authenticity, mythology and folklore in southern film. Other topics might include (but are not limited to) the southern documentary impulse, expressions of race, class and sexuality in contemporary southern film, adaptation and re-imaginings of southern literature, and new southern studies and southern cinema. We welcome submissions considering independent or popular films. By June 1, 2009, please send 250-word abstracts, institutional affiliations, and contact information via email to Dr.

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