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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 10:03am
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 2010 Conference

Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2010 Conference
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to .

DEADLINE: December 15, 2009
Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Comic Satan

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:38pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference 3/31 to 4/4/10

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, MO,
3/31/10 to 4/4/10
Comedy and Humor Area

Devilish Drollery: The Evil One as Comic Figure in
Modern and Contemporary Literature, the Arts, and Popular Culture.

We are seeking panel presentations that will examine Satan's many contemporary representations and inflections in American popular culture. Our purpose will be to explore complex, comic representations of evil and the new meanings that such images of Satan create within our culture.

Comedy and Humor, 3/31/10-4/4/10

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:33pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 Nat'l Conference
St. Louis, MO, 3/31 to 4/4/10

Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area

We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're very open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group 2010 Call for Proposals

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 3:39pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Theatre History Focus Group

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Call for Proposals

The Theatre History Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education invites proposals for next year's conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2010. The overall conference theme, "Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival," advocates forging alliances with our colleagues in media studies. Thinking broadly about how we define "media," we invite proposals for panels and roundtables about histories of theatre that might engage the following questions:

American Conference for Irish Studies March 2010 Southern Regional Meeting

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 2:22pm
American Conference for Irish Studies

The Southern Regional Conference of ACIS will be held at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, March 4-7, 2010. Ireland's geographical, literary, historic, and artistic symbols and boundaries, like the Celtic knot or the Connemara coastline, are immeasurable and have been described as representations of infinity, hence the theme of the 2010 meeting: "Crafting Infinity: Struggle and Rebirth." We welcome paper and panel proposals of 250 words (to be sent as a Word attachment) that deal with the conference theme, as well as other aspects of Irish Studies. Please send abstracts and inquiries to Dr. Rory Cornish ( by November 6, 2009.

5th Global Conferece - Cybercultures: Exploring Critical Issues

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

[UPDATE] Approaches to the Late Medieval City - 10/30/09 EXTENDED DEADLINE

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:18pm
Columbia University Medieval Guild

CFP: "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," 10/30/09

The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, "Approaches to the Late Medieval City," taking place on 30 October, 2009.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Professor Sheila Lindenbaum and a methodology panel including Anthony Bale, Elliot Kendall, Alyssa Meyers, Paul Strohm and Marion Turner, moderated by David Wallace.

CPRACSIS International Theatre Conference on Body, Space and Technology in Performance 15 & 16 January 2010

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 8:39pm

The practice of theatre in twenty first century envisages radical interventions into the conceptualizations of performing bodies and performance spaces. 'Technology' in a broader and intensely philosophical sense has a pivotal role in organizing performing bodies and defining performance spaces in almost all contemporary theatre forms and traditions. The proposed international theatre conference intends to interrogate the complex interrelationship between performing bodies and performance spaces in theatre in our time. It also attempts to theoretically locate technology within the purview of 'performance' and to interpret the practice of theatre in the context of technologies of self.

HERA: Humanities Education & Research Association, El Paso, March 11-13, 2010

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:42pm
Humanities Education & Research Association

Call for Papers:
Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
March 11-13, 2010, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas

The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world—the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.

11th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March 2010: Salzburg, Austria)

Monday, August 24, 2009 - 5:27am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Monday 15th March - Thursday 18th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

American Drama as Political Discourse: 2010 NEMLA Conference, 4/7-4/11, 2010

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel invites papers that investigate American drama as a vehicle for socio-political discourse. In addition to analyses that consider specific dramatic texts, we would also encourage those that examine aspects of performance, staging, or the status of drama as a political discourse in the academy. We welcome papers examining American drama from any historical period. 300 word abstracts or full papers by Sept. 30 to Andrew Schopp at

CFP: 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference (Abstracts due Oct. 15, 2009)

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 6:38pm
18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Association /Texas A&M University

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.