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Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:04pm
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009
E-mail: to contact organizers

Deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to Monday, June 29, 2009.

Abstracts need not explicitly engage "passions." The conference theme is used to organize panel discussions of the scholarly investments that inform our work. While this is the organizing theme, we use it to signify broadly the social, cultural, and economic investments that organize the things we study, and how we study them,


CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:17pm
Jura Gentium Cinema :

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema ( seeks submissions for a publication entitled "We Want Roses Too". The publication seeks articles that explore gender and sexuality issues in recent cinema.

Please submit a 100 word abstract and a 50 word bio with an emphasis on related publications and/or presentations to Filippo Del Lucchese: by July 1, 2009.
Articles (about 5000 words) can be submitted and published in English, Italian, French or Spanish.

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:03pm
Calee M. Lee /

Saving the Planet: Saving our Souls
Essays on Faith & Ecology

Submissions due September 1st

Submissions are now open for an anthology of essays exploring the sometimes strained, often misunderstood relationship between ecology and spirituality. Essays should address some aspect of ecological awareness within a faith community and can consider themes of: sacramentalism, sustainability, dietary habits, prayer, meditation, activism, ecumentalism, new monasticism, literature and ecocriticism, human interaction with the natural world and others.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 8:10am
University of Lisbon

GOING CARIBBEAN! New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art

!Extended deadline! JUNE 15, 2009

New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art
Novas perspectivas sobre a literatura e a arte caribenhas
Nuevas perspectivas sobre la literatura y el arte caribeños
Nouvelles perspectives sur la littérature et l´art des Caraïbes
Nieuwe perspectieven op de Caribische literatuur en kunst

Centre for Comparative Studies.
University of Lisbon, November 2 – 3, 2009

[UPDATE] Popular Culture and Activism, MAPACA Conference Boston Nov 5-7, 2009 (Deadline Extension June 25)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 6:19am
Chloe Avril / Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association

Popular Culture and Activism at MAPACA (Boston, Nov 5-7 2009)

Popular Culture and Activism welcomes papers or presentations that explore the sphere of activism in the production of popular culture. Whether historical or contemporary, investigations into the role of activism in shaping popular culture or the role of popular culture in shaping activism are encouraged.

[UPDATE] Science Fiction in Children's Film and Television (Deadline Extended to 7/15/09)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 12:09am
R.C. Neighbors and Sandy Rankin/University of Arkansas

(Proposal deadline has been extended to July 15th.)

It has often been said that science fiction is a literature of ideas. Through the use of familiar tropes, such as spaceships, aliens, and ray guns, the genre uses the future (and sometimes the past) to comment on the present--on current social, cultural, and political ideologies. Likewise, media directed at children often focus on advocating or criticizing similar ideologies, sometimes for a didactic purpose. It is interesting, then, that so little has been said about the joining of these two genres--children's science fiction--particularly when dealing with the visual media of film and television.

Gen-X Perspectives on Librarianship

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 4:38pm
Rebecca Tolley-Stokes

Seeking previously unpublished scholarly manuscript contributions for an anthology relating to the "Gen-X experience" from a librarian perspective, or, the "librarian experience" from a Gen-X perspective. Also welcome are critical perspectives of Gen-X librarians and interesting perspectives on Gen-X librarians from non-Gen-Xers.

CFA - OCWeedly Magazine

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 1:23pm
Wonder Linzer / OCWeedly Magazine

OCWeedly is a free publication that provides cannabis connoisseurs in Southern California the most current information on medical cannabis related subjects and cannabis culture. The magazine reflects on the latest fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, with a home grown Southern California edge.  OCWeedly will be distributed at consumer based retail outlets, food chains, wellness centers, and all industry specific markets and events. 

Our Editor are looking for cutting edge articles, hybrid texts, ficiton, poetry, as well as satire, comedy, and current events pieces. Localized Southern California issues, as well as wider geographically represented pieces are welcome.

Deadline is continuous

Pushing Daisies Collection, 9/15/09

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 11:34am
Dr. Alissa Burger

Bryan Fuller's television series 'Pushing Daisies' is visually stunning, with quirky dialogue and captivating characters. It has also - unfortunately - been cancelled. This collection seeks to explore the critical and popular elements of 'Pushing Daisies' and we welcome articles catering to both fans of the show and scholars in the fields of film and television; gender, sexuality and representation; pouplar culture; and cultural studies.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 9:19am
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw