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English Literature (1700 to present), Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (DEADLINE April 5)

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 1:17am
Stephani Pierce, San Francisco State University

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. English Literature (1700 to present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

S(t)imulated Realities: The Hypperreal in Popular Culture

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3:15pm
Robin DeRosa/Plymouth State University

This collection will look at pop cultural simulations of the real. Topics to be covered could include reality television; living history museums or other tourist sites; simulated violence in entertainment, such as film and professional wrestling; Disneyland; planned residential communities; SecondLife, online gaming, and avatars; online cultural communities; metafiction; and literary hoaxes. Is the "real" strengthened and reinscribed by the copy that acknowledges it, or is the "real" confounded by simulations which ultimately supplant reality with a kind of hyperreality?

18th Annual CSU Shakespeare Symposium at CSU Fullerton, May 7-8, 2010 (Papers due by April 19, 2010)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:36pm
The Acacia Group and As You Like Shakespeare Society

Papers on any of the works of William Shakespeare are invited for presentation at the eighteenth annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium, to be held on the campus of California State University at Fullerton, on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2010. Submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. Papers must be no longer than 20 minutes of reading time and are to be submitted, via e-mail attachment (in MSWord or Word-compatible, please), to Symposium Co-ordinator Prof. Kay Stanton, at The deadline for submissions will be Monday, April 19, 2010.

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:53am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

The second annual GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Twentieth Century Studies - MPCA/ ACA

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:02am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

The Twentieth Century Studies 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's conference will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday October 1st to Sunday October 3rd.

I am seeking papers whose topics address any aspect of 20th century literature or popular culture. Proposals for papers addressing 21st century issues will be considered as well.

Topics might address, but are not limited:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Music
- Visual Art
- Modernism
- Post-modernism

Summer Shaw Symposium at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 23-25, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 1:19pm
International Shaw Society

For the "Call for Papers" and other information about the symposium, see Deadline for both abstracts and ISS Travel Grant applications is April 15, 2010. Send questions to ISS Webmaster, Professor Richard Dietrich, at For the performance schedule at The Shaw Festival, see The ISS homepage is

Registration Open For: (re)performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:33pm
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are pleased to announce that registration for

(re)Performing the Posthuman – a conference on performance arts and posthumanism
University of Sussex, 21-22 May 2010

is now open.

The programme will include presentations, performances, video showings, a small exhibition space and a gallery in Second Life. The event will take place in InQbate, a state-of-the-art technological presentation venue on the University of Sussex campus.

The deadline for registration is April 30th 2010.

An overview of the programme, additional information, as well as registration details, can be found on the conference website:

CFP: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:11am
Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:
The Enkidu Summer Conference 2010: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

México City, 28 July - 2, Augst 2010

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 20. April, 2010
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian

Conference Homepage:

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:00pm
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (I.i.1)

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade"

Peer English 6

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 1:28pm
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:02am
Packingtown Review

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The journal publishes creative work in genres: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.

We seek submission of scholarly papers including: literary criticism, interdisciplinary scholarship, comparative literature,
critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.

We also accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, and graphic art and photographs.

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 1:49pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research.

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA 2010 Special Session