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Poe and Reputation, ALA San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 7:54am
The Poe Studies Association

Poe and Reputation, ALA San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010.

Papers might address Poe's efforts to promote and defend himself, his brushes with fame during his lifetime (e.g. "The Gold Bug" and "The Raven"), the attempts to damage and restore his good name after his death, his reception and reputation at home and abroad, and his elevation to the status of major writer and pop culture icon in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. 250 word abstracts and brief bios (three to four sentences) in MS Word to John Gruesser at jgruesse@kean.edu by Jan. 15,, 2010.

[UPDATE] Afterlives of the Nineteenth Century (ACLA 2010)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:42pm
Criscillia Benford, Marty Gould, Rebecca Mitchell



UPDATE: ACLA has extended the deadline for submissions to November 23.

The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?

Twilight and Stephanie Meyers (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 6:32pm
Philip Heldrich

CFP: Twilight and Stephanie Meyers (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Panel(s) now forming on the phenomenon of Twilight
• Novels
• Films
• Marketing
• Audiences: tween, teens, Twilight Moms
• Twilight and Popular Culture
• Twilight and History
• Twilight and the construction of the Northwest
• Twilight and place

Send abstract to:
Twilight/Literature (General)
Phil Heldrich, Area Chair
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Homepage: http://SWTXPCA.ORG

Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009 (Reduced Fees until 12/15/09!)

Cormac McCarthy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 6:09pm
Philip Heldrich

CFP: Cormac McCarthy (12/15/09; SW/TX PCA/ACA 2/10-2/13/10)

Panel(s) now forming on the work of Cormac McCarthy: novels, plays, screenplays:

Novels: The Orchard Keeper (1965); Outer Dark (1968); Child of God (1974); Suttree (1979); Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West (1985); All the Pretty Horses (1992); The Crossing (1994); Cities of the Plain (1998); No Country for Old Men (2005); The Road (2006)

Plays and Screenplay: The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts (1994); The Gardener's Son: A Screenplay (1996); The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form (2006)

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick [UPDATE]

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:14am
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to sedgwickconference@gmail.com by January 1, 2010. Check http://sedgwickconference.wordpress.com for further information as the conference approaches.

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials [UPDATE]

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:08am
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Arthurian-Themed Comics Collection

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 10:41am
Michael A Torregrossa / The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

In commemoration of the upcoming 75 anniversary of PRINCE VALIANT, I am seeking brief proposals (apx. 200-500 words) for a collection of essays on comics (comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, web comics, and adaptations into other media) based on or inspired by the Arthurian tradition. The collection will be edited by myself and Jason Tondro.

Please submit proposals to the editors by 31 January 2010.

Michael A. Torregrossa
Co-Founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
http://PopularCultureandtheMiddleAges.blogspot.com/

5th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cybercultures, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2010: Oxford United Kingdom)

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:31am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 11th July 2010 – Tuesday 13th July 2010
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

Realisms in Contemporary Culture

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Friday, November 20, 2009 - 7:24am
Dorothee Birke / FRIAS, Freiburg University

Realisms in Contemporary Culture:
Theories, Politics and Medial Configurations
23. Sept. – 25. Sept. 2010 / FRIAS (Freiburg University), Germany

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