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[UPDATE} Cultures of Recession

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:01pm
Duke University Program in Literature

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/culturesofrecession.html

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

2010 Mid-America Theatre Conference March 4-7, 2010

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 8:29pm
Mid-America Theatre Conference

Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio
March 4-7, 2010

Going Public

CFP: antiTHESIS journal Volume 20: "FEAR"

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 5:56pm
School of Culture & Communications, University of Melbourne

Submissions are now open for antiTHESIS Volume 20: FEAR. Fear is one of the most potent forces affecting humankind. Both a survival mechanism and an instrument of manipulation, it divides and unites, mobilises and paralyses. Fear can be a rational response to danger or panic in the face of the unknown. The editors of antiTHESIS invite students and academic researchers from all disciplines within the arts and humanities to explore fear in its many manifestations, past and present.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 12 October 2009.

Submissions may take the form of:

Linguistics Area deadline Dec. 15, 2009

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 3:50pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Deadline Dec. 15, 2009
The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Politically Incorrect Humor Panel for Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:46pm
Kellie Dawson/DePauw University

Proposals of no more than 250 words invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Politically Incorrect Humor to be presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900: University of Louisville, February 18-20.

While particularly interested in scholarly inquiry into the cultural function of contemporary novels such as Palahniuk's, we also encourage submissions of works considering the impact and import of television (e.g. Family Guy) and film (Superbad, Bruno, etc., etc.).

Please send your proposals by email to kelliedawson@depauw.edu, remembering to include details of your university affiliation/status. Proposals must reach me by September 4.

The familiar becomes frightening - the notion of the uncanny

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:30am
Academy of Humanities and Economics

Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź, Poland
Faculty of Philology

Invites all the interested scholars to participate in an international two-day conference:

The familiar becomes frightening – the notion of the uncanny in language and culture

26th-27th November 2009

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English: October 16-17 University of Illinois @ Springfield

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 2:27pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

The call for papers for this conference has been extended to August 1st.

For further information contact Sara Cordell, scord1@uis.edu or William Carpenter, wcarp2@uis.edu

Hollywood History / Jewish History: The Past and Future of a Popular Jewish Identity (SCMS Panel) - Due August 12. Los Angeles

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:52pm
Scott Balcerzak / Northern Illinois University

A Jewish presence in Hollywood history is undeniably defined through a substantial yet complex influence upon American popular culture. From the founding of the Hollywood studio system by Jewish moguls to the early creative presence of such stage stars as Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor to the musical influence of songwriters Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern - the birth of the modern entertainment industry in the first half of the century was defined by the ingenuity and creativity of immigrant Jews and their offspring. Yet, almost paradoxically, during this influential period, xenophobia and anti-Semitism was openly expressed by numerous important people, institutions, and legislative acts.

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