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Book Reviews on "Popular Fiction" and "Genre Fiction" for Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (6/15/11)

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - 3:31pm
Cameron Leader-Picone and Matthew Scheider-Mayerson

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson and Cameron-Leader Picone invite book reviews for a 2011 special edition of Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, an open access, electronic, peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing essays in cultural studies from emerging and established scholars worldwide. This theme of this issue is "Popular Fiction," and in addition to reviews of academic work that deal with the complicated questions of genre, gender, production, and consumption in and of popular fiction that we are interested in we welcome reviews of works of popular fiction (such as Charles Adai's Fifty-to-One). Please e-mail us at by June 15th, 2011 with a proposal.

Peer-Reviewers & Readers Wanted for Medieval Postgraduate Journal

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 7:17pm

Hortulus is a refereed journal devoted to the literature and cultures of the medieval world. The journal is published electronically once a year, and its mission is to present a forum in which graduate students from around the globe may share their work.

CFP: Bullying and the Abuse of Power 3 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:07am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Thursday 3rd November – Saturday 5th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes place in the schoolyard; the board room; the corridors of academe; a detention centre for alleged terrorists; a government office, or cyber space; and whether it involves insult, physical assault or manipulation of the environment with the intention of making another person's life intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power. Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or indirectly.

Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 7:35pm
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

We invite paper and panel proposals for the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment's Off-Year Symposium, "Environment, Culture, and Place in a Rapidly Changing North," to be held June 14-17 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Proposals related to the field of literature and environment broadly, or to the symposium theme specifically, should include a 250-word abstract, paper title, your name, and affiliation. Proposals for pre-organized panels are also welcome. Submit proposals to Sarah Jaquette Ray ( and Kevin Maier ( by November 5, 2011.

MAPACA Conference Women's Studies Area Nov 3-5, 2011 Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 7:01pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association

Women's Studies as a discipline acknowledges the interdisciplinary approaches to discussing issues that affect women. The Women's Studies section of MAPACA seeks papers, panels and roundtables that investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture.

[UPDATE] CFP: Under Pressure

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 6:34pm
Yetta Howard/Journal of Lesbian Studies

[UPDATE] ***Extended Deadline

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"

Identity and Community After the Cold War Era

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:01pm
University of Kansas Area Studies Centers

Call for Papers

"Identity and Community after the Cold War Era"
August 25-27, 2011
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

CFP: The Erotic 6 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 11:01am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
The Erotic

Wednesday 9th November – Friday 11th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

Eclectic Representations

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 10:28am
PG & Research Department of English, Madras Christian College (Autonomous), Tambaram, Chennai - 600 059. India.

Eclectic Representations ISSN 2231 - 430 X is a peer-reviewed biannual journal, which covers English literature from the time of Chaucer to the present day.
• It features scholarly essays on diverse literatures like British, American, and Indian Writing to name a few.
• It encourages the re-reading of familiar authors, as well as those that champion new or neglected works.
• It presents a remarkable diversity of methodologies and examines a wide range of literary and critical topics. The journal remains committed to the re-appraisal of accepted views, and the principle that criticism and scholarship should reinforce the pleasure for which literature and other works of arts are created.

Call for Papers