category: science and culture

The Evolving Hero: Representations of the Heroic in Pulp Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Coference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 8 – 11, 2012
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

Over time, representations of the heroic have evolved from the white hatted cowboy and the unflinchingly honest Superman to the modern, often amoral anti-hero.

Call for Proposals: The Legacy of Pulp Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, Apr 11-14 2012
contact email: 
j.everet@usciences.edu

Although often viewed as a site for literary works with little value and short shelf lives, pulp fiction continues to be instrumental in shaping the literary landscape of Anglophone cultures.

Jan 31, 2012 - 
The Child in Neo-Victorian Arts and Discourse:
Renegotiating 19th Century Concepts of Childhood

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies: Special Issue
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorianism has become a major trend in contemporary literature and culture.

[UPDATE] Conference on the Sowell Collection, April 24-26, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World
contact email: 
andrew.husband@ttu.edu

Created through the generous support of former Texas Tech University Regent James Sowell, the Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World houses the personal papers of the

[UPDATE] Mother/Nature Conference - University of Southern Mississippi - Deadline for Proposals is November 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
https://www.usm.edu/english/mothernature-conference

Mother/Nature Conference

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. BARBARA GATES

Mobile Learning in the Humanities (M-Learning for Tertiary Education) - 15th November

full name / name of organization: 
David Robison / Innovation and Leadership in the Teaching of Humanities
contact email: 
d.robison@bradford.ac.uk

If you would like to discuss your submission please e-mail d.robison@bradford.ac.uk

UPDATE: The Corpse and Catastrophe

full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop/ David Sherman
contact email: 
kebishop@rci.rutgers.edu / davidsherman@brandeis.edu

Call for Papers: The Corpse and Catastrophe
ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

Zombies vs. Professors: An Academic Symposium (April 13th-15th, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University/University of Louisville
contact email: 
zvp2012@gmail.com

Zombies seem to everywhere these days, and now they’re banging on the gates of the Academy . . .

CFP for the Open Issue of Rupkatha Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
rupkathajournal@gmail.com

Call for Papers: Open Issue, Vol 3, No 4

Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

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