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Fashion Panels at 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 11-13

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 2:11pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Topics can include, but are not limited to fashion as it is represented in literature, film, television, or music, fashion as it pertains to current popular culture or popular culture of any time period of the past, the fashions of celebrities, or sociological implications of fashion in our culture.

Panel on Princesses in Popular Culture, 1-3 November 2013, abstract deadline - 15 April 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013 - 1:03am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Panel -- Once Upon a Time: The Impact of Princess Culture on Girls

And they lived happily ever after, or did they?

This special session seeks to explore the impact of burgeoning princess culture in literature, film, and media on young girls. The panel on popular culture will also examine the multi-faceted way in which girls imagine, perform, and conceptualize feminine identity via princesses. A specific approach to the topic of princess culture is not expected, so please submit what you're working on to be considered for this panel. This is an approved special session for the 2013 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the beachfront city of San Diego, California.

[UPDATE] The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space ($125 award for the best essay)

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 5:28pm
Southern Methodist University's English Department (Graduate Students)

Describing Kokovoko, the mysterious island home of Queequeg in Melville's Moby Dick, Ishmael states, "It is not down in any map; true places never are." The idea of "place" has haunted and inspired the literary imaginations of countless writers and readers. This conference panel seeks papers that explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature.
Possible paper topics include:
- Evolving geographies (both material and abstract)
- National boundaries & the formulation of national identities
- Spatial categories: public and private; urban and rural; natural and civilized; sacred and secular
- Gendered spaces: domestic space and female interiority

Children's Literature Panel (PAMLA Conference, San Diego, CA, November 1-3, 2013)

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 11:41am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The academic interest in children's literature has been growing in popularity. Why do these stories interest a young audience as well as adults? Why are new versions of old stories still interesting? Is the story itself compelling, or are readers fascinated with the aspect of the child itself? This session will focus on children's literature as well as literature about children. Papers can range from any time period and genre (young adult, picture book, folk, film, etc.) Submit a proposal of 300-500 words explaining your project pertaining to the realm of children's literature.

Topics prospective panelists may wish to address include, but are not limited to the following:

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:45am
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Theatre History Focus Group)

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group
Debut Panel 2013

The Theatre History Focus Group (THFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have neither published articles nor previously presented at ATHE. The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2013.

MLA 2014 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for Papers

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 11:22pm
Julien J. Simon

Call for Papers -- MLA 2014, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

Cognitive Approaches to Film
Theory; new interpretations; unexpected angles. We invite papers at the intersection of cognitive studies and the moving image. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 15th; Julien Simon ( and Lisa Zunshine (

MPCA 11/11-13, Southern Lit. and Culture

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 6:13pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Call for Papers

The Southern Literature and Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

[UPDATE] First Annual Fandom and Neomedia (FANS) Conference

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 5:52pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the First Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 1 and 2 June 2013. We are privileged to have Helen McCarthy as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

[UPDATE]: "Deathless Love"

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 4:31pm
Association of Carolina Emerging Scholars

*Please note that the abstract deadline has been extended to March 15.*

Celebrating the world's greatest love stories has long been the subject of authors, painters, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and critics. We are pleased to accept papers on the theme of "Deathless Love," ranging from the story of Heloise and Abelard to Wuthering Heights and the Twilight series, and dealing with any genre. Of particular interest are interdisciplinary papers making connections between two or more genres, for example, literary or historical love affairs immortalized in visual art and music; the historical and literary intersections of Spiritualism; and cross-cultural notions of love beyond death.

The Adjunct Verses (Collection/Performance/Multimedia)

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 1:41pm

Calling all contingent faculty and allies. . . .


Producer: Robert Craig Baum and N1Theatre

Where: White River Junction, VT | Manhattan | Philadelphia | Phoenix | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | Chicago and other towns/cities to be announced.

Logline: A collection of inspiring and horrifying tales from the front lines of America's dying higher education system presented/performed/broadcast between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2013.