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[update] Extended deadline: Celebrity Studies Inaugral Conference

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:04am
James Bennett & Sean Redmond

Extended CFP: Deadline 26th March 2012

Dear all

We are delighted to announce a fantastic response to the call for papers for the inaugural celebrity studies journal conference: over 150 abstracts have been received from scholars across the world.

We are extending the deadline for a further 2 weeks to encourage submissions in the following areas:

· 'Celebrity now' - reflections on the field of celebrity studies

· Celebrity and the national – especially on Australian celebrity

· Indigenous celebrity

· Hollywood stardom

· Performance and celebrity

· Scandal/fame damage and celebrity

· Methodology and celebrity studies

[UPDATE] GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:41pm
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Journal of Theory and Criticism

Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Issue number 20, 2012

CFP: "Phantom Asian America" (journal special topic)

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 7:45pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013

Since its emergence in the late 1960s, Asian American studies has gained ground in the academy, and yet the term "Asian America" itself remains in doubt. Where is Asian America? Who are Asian Americans? What constitutes Asian American experience and who is qualified to speak for and about Asian Americans? Why does "Asian American" remain an appealing identity category despite its inherent vagueness?

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 6:11pm
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women's studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; June 30, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 3:36pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

CFP: MLA Boston 2013: Israeli and Palestinian Relations and Culture **Deadline 3/19/12**

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 12:30pm
Morani Kornberg-Weiss, SUNY Buffalo

This Special Session focuses on Israeli and Palestinian relations and seeks to provide a forum for examining notions of "conflict," identity, war, peace, and protest in art, literature, cinema, music, and the theater. Papers can focus on social, psychological, historical, philosophical, traumatic, geographic, and/or peace-bridging aspects, to state a few. Interdisciplinary work is welcome.

Undergraduate humanities research eJournal - CFP - 15 JUNE 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 9:40am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.

Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.

Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.

International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen - articles

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:33am
International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen

After the very successful re-launch of IJOSTS, we are seeking articles on any aspect of Scottish Film and Television. Topics may include, but are not limited to, particular actors, directors, writers, producers; themes of nationhood, representations of Scottish history; questions challenging the notion of 'Scottish' film and television; tartanry in its various forms, language use; industrial contexts such as BBC Alba.

Proposals should be sent to Professor Matthew Pateman at Kingston University, London ( with IJOSTS and your name in the title line.