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On-line/Off-line – Between Text and Experience. Writing as a Lifestyle (13-14 June 2013, Lodz POLAND)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 7:26am
Institute of Contemporary Culture, University of Lodz

On 13-14 June 2013 in Lodz, International and Interdisciplinary Conference On-line/Off-line – Between Text and Experience. Writing as a Lifestyle will be held. The conference is organized by the Department of Theory of Literature, Institute of Contemporary Culture – former Institute of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Audiovisual Arts – (University of Lodz) and the journal "The Problems of Literary Genres".

Translations: Exchange of Ideas, CFP Deadline March 24 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 6:47am
Cardiff University

Translations: Exchange of Ideas
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
June 27th – 28th 2013
Cardiff University, Wales UK

Keynote Speakers
Dr Eileen Brennan (St Patrick's College Drumcondra)
Dr Elizabeth Wren-Owens (Cardiff University)

E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing (CETAPS)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:50pm
CETAPS, FCSH - New University of Lisbon

O Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) irá começar a publicar em meados de 2013 o E-Dicionário de Escrita de Viagens Portuguesa/E-Dictionary of Portuguese Travel Writing, que pretende ser uma obra de referência de livre acesso no âmbito do estudo da Es...crita de Viagens no espaço lusófono.

Irish Studies Panel at SAMLA

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 6:54pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space is constructed and defined.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at no later than June 1, 2013.

Panel on Postfeminism in Popular Culture for the 2013 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:29pm
Melissa Miles McCarter

Papers on any aspect of postfeminism and popular culture requested for a panel I am organizing for the Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference to be held Oct. 11-13, 2013 in St. Louis, MO.

Please send a 150 word abstract and short bio in MS Word format to by March 25, 2013. Selection of panel will be announced April 1, 2013.

The focus on this panel will be on postfeminist representations of femininity and/or masculinity in particular television shows, movies, or other popular media.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Portrayals of economic tensions between men and women post-feminism.

Indigenous Studies Panels at 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 11-13

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:14pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Indigenous Studies
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013 St. Louis, MO

The Indigenous 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 to be held Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13, 2013, at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

Beyond the Human: Monsters, Mutants and Lonely Machines (or What)?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 3:50pm
Jawaharlal Nehru University

An International Conference
New Delhi
20-23 February 2014

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013

The conference is organized by
Makarand Paranjape, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Debashish Banerji, University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles
Richard Carlson, Pacific Weather, Port Angeles, WA.

UPDATE: "Discursive Constructions of Autism: Boundaries and Borderlands"—2014 RSA Conference (May 22-26)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:42am
Adam M. Pacton

As autism receives increasing popular, political, medical, and rhetorical attention, it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve any sort of consensus on what "autism" actually is. Is it a purely medical or psychological designator? Is it an impairment, a disability, both, neither? Is it simply another way of being-in-the-world that though different is not deficient?

These questions and ones like them locate autism at the confluence of multiple, often competing, discourses. The purpose of this panel is to explore, trace, and problematize the discursive borders that seek to define and delimit "autism" and try to understand in some small way what we can learn about how and why these discourses crash together in sometimes explosive ways.

CFP - Femspec: Special Issue on Aging and Gender in Speculative Fiction

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:38am

Femspec, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to challenging gender through speculative means in any genre, invites papers for a special issue of Femspec, Aging and Gender in Speculative Fiction, examining speculative fiction books, TV shows, or movies that re-imagine the way we view women growing older and/or depict the way societal expectations of gender roles impact how we age.