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CFP: Queer Parents in Cultural Production

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 2:46pm
Ed Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Conference: Cultural Studies Association at Chicago, IL

Conference Dates: Thursday May 23rd to Sunday the 26th 2013

Deadline for Abstracts: Friday, February 1 2013

[UPDATE] PURITY: A Call For Papers

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:18am
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing Theory, Theorizing Performance: Conceptualization, Execution, and Documentation, due January 22

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 12:15am
A Graduate Student Conference with the Theatre and Drama Department at University of Wisconsin Madison

March 16, 2013
With keynote speakers:
Chloe Johnston, Assistant Professor of Theater, Lake Forest College, writer and performer with the Neo-Futurists
Coya Paz, Assistant Professor of Theater, Depaul University, founding member of Proyecto Latina, co-director of the Resident Ensemble at Free Street Theatre, Artistic Director for the Poetry Performance Incubator at the Guild Complex

But is it art?

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 6:50pm
NYU French Dept.

The Department of French at NYU
announces its annual Graduate Student Conference:

… but is it art?

March 8th and 9th, 2013

The Department of French at NYU is pleased to invite papers which explore how art is defined, institutionalized and practiced in the Francophone world. We are interested in how boundaries are established and shift between the spheres of art and non-art, and will welcome submissions that deal with all artistic genres and media, spanning all historical periods. Papers are welcome to focus on individual authors or works, or to approach the topic more broadly.

Global Research Project on Fan Communities and Fandom

Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 3:29am

CFP: Global Research Project on Fan Communities and Fandom
22nd-23rd March 2013
Harris Manchester College, Oxford

"It's an interesting, exciting thing -- if used wisely." (Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on fan interaction)

"Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent." (Dave Barry, writer and humourist)


Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 9:37am
University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University

1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013


Update: Online registration now open. Click here:

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 10:15pm
Sam Houston State University's First International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

We are announcing today our fully-functioning website with convenient online registration and online payment. Please join us in Huntsville, Texas, on the beautiful Sam Houston State University campus as we celebrate "all things medieval and renaissance." Our keynote speaker is Professor Richard North, Old English specialist from University of London. Other speakers represent eight different disciplines and are coming not only from all over the United States but also from Europe.

The conference will be held April 4-6, 2013. To view the website, click here:

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

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 11:03pm
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.

The Phoenix Papers, rolling deadline

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 11:01pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for our online peer-reviewed journal, The Phoenix Papers (ISSN 2325-2316). We welcome articles on fandom and media topics as well as reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We encourage scholars at all levels of achievement, whether affiliated with an institution or independent, to contribute to our journal. We accept submissions throughout the year with quarterly publication (January, April, July which also includes our conference proceedings, and October). Articles may be on any topic relevant to US or global fandom and/or media studies.