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CFP: Games and Game Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, Feb. 2010)

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 7:57pm
Computer Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA

CFP: Games and Game Culture
Computer Culture Area
31st Annual SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference
February 10-13, 2010

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on any aspect of games or game culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture (11/1/2009; CEA 3/25-27/2010)

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 7:13pm
College English Association

U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture at CEA 2010

College English Association Conference
March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas

Sheraton Gunter Hotel
209 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture for our 41st annual conference.

Papers on any topic in U.S. Latino/a Literary Culture will be considered. In addition, CEA welcomes proposals for presentations on the general conference theme, Voices.

General Conference Theme: Voices

Public/Sex: Connecting Sexuality and Service Learning--A Special Issue of Reflections

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 4:58pm
Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service Learning, and Community Literacy

The spring 2010 issue of Reflections will explore the interplay between sexuality and literacy, asking us to reconsider the normative structures that position us as particular kinds of sexed/sexualized/gendered people, with certain trajectories of desire and intimacy. We invite authors and artists to reflect with us on community work (broadly conceived) that challenges our normative understanding of "service," "learning," "community," and "citizenship," particularly with regard to the multiple and intersecting discourses of gender and sexuality. What are the different ways in which we approach these issues? What are different ways in which these issues are already gendered, already sexualized?

"Epistolary (Inter)actions: The Sociable(?) Space of Letters" (SCSECS 2010)

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 3:13pm
Terra Caputo/Allegheny College

Despite the seemingly private and solitary nature of letter writing, there are a number of ways in which letters and, in a broader sense, the epistolary form work to create communities of readers and ideas that extend beyond writer and recipient. In the spirit of the larger conference theme, "Solitude and Sociability," this panel invites papers that explore ways in which epistolarity works to create unique, surprising, or conflicted communities in eighteenth-century English literature and culture. This panel is particularly interested in papers that engage in innovative ways with issues of form: in what ways does epistolarity work to enable and/or preclude sociability in various eighteenth-century literary (and other discursive) contexts?

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

Game Studies Area - National PCA/ACA Conference

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 4:36pm
Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference

Game Studies: 2010 PCA/ACA National Conference.

The Game Studies area of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association National Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Wednesday, March 31, through Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO.

Call for Papers

Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 1:26pm
The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies

The Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical/theoretical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion, and semiotics. The journal is edited in US and printed in Nepal.

Women and the Gendering of Gossip, Talk and Communication Practices across Media – edited collection – Deadline November 15 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 7:22pm
Sarah Burcon & Melissa Ames

This collection, to be published by McFarland press, aims to update existing theories of orality in the light of technological advancements which have altered communication practices on a large scale. Although these shifts in communication practices affect both genders, this book looks specifically at how the last century of technological inventions have specifically affected women's means of communication. Women have long been stereotypically associated with the oral realm. We aim to reexamine the so-called essentialist notion of women's relation to oral culture by attending to their shifting practices at the onset of the 21st century.

Thinking Gender 2010

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 5:48pm
UCLA'S Center for the Study of Women


2010 Thinking Gender
Friday, February 5, 2010

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, sexuality and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.