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[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 4:22pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory


Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

Festivals and Faires Area

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:24pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Chapters for Book on American Festivals and Faires

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:19pm
Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor

Festivals and Faires:
American Culture, Sub-Culture, and Counter-Culture

This book under contract with Mellen Press, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States or the reaction in America to foreign events. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.

Please submit by 1 September 2010 any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:

Trans-Scripts Journal -- "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society." -- 9/19/2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 10:23pm
Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work. The theme of the inaugural issue will be "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."

Critical Approaches to the Boondocks

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 4:48pm
Society of Cinema and Meida Studies (SCMS) Conference

Call for Papers
Critical Approaches to The Boondocks

Deadline: August 10, 2010
Notification of acceptance by: August 14, 2010

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 1:24pm
University of Westminster


We are now delighted to announce two more keynote speakers for the conference, Professor John R. Hall from UC Davies, California, and Dr Patricia Wheeler from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

We still welcome abstracts for what promises to be an exciting event by the set deadline of 1 September 2010.

Original CFP follows below:


CFP: Cosmopolitanism, Media And Global Crisis

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 7:07am
Kingston University London

In the last three decades the field of media studies has witnessed an exponential growth of publications and research on globalization, alongside critical examinations of the "national" in terms of media systems, content and reception. Even more recently, there has been an increasing critical interest in the ways in which global processes, and especially the global circulation of media texts, can encourage a cosmopolitanist outlook or identity for citizens across the world.

Call for Submissions- More than Thought- A Scholarly Literary Journal Devoted to Consciousness

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 11:02pm
More than Thought- A Scholarly Literary Journal Devoted to Consciousness

Call for Submissions
(Submission Deadline: September 15, 2010)

"The Other: Between Delight and Aversion"

The importance of the Other in the unfolding of consciousness is crucial. As socialcreatures, the Other plays an omnipresent role in our development. The Other can be any entity placed in contrast or comparison to oneself: person, community, nation or race. According to Hegel, resolutioninvolves a dialectical process in which the Self attempts to reconcile the separation between the itself and the Other. Nothing angers, enchants or provokes us like the Other.

Detective-Mystery Area April 20-23, 2011

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 5:46pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The Detective/Mystery Area of Popular Culture Assoc. is interested in individual papers and organized panels on any area of detective fiction, including, but not limited to theory, criticism, history. We are particularly looking at topics such as race, ethnicity, other media, mixed genre, GLBT, etc. Send proposal of 150-200 words, also include a 50 word bio, to both co-chairs. Please make sure to include correct and complete contact information--affiliation, email, address, phone number--on the proposal itself. Also indicate the broad category of paper--hard-boiled, police procedural, cozy, etc.

First time presenters are eligible to submit their paper for the Earl Award. Contact co-chairs for more information.

WINNOWING CHAFF: Constructing Morals and Contesting Universals in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales [deadline: September 1st]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:56pm
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2011)

Considering The Canterbury Tales exclusively, this panel seeks to investigate Chaucer's engagement with the epistemological and ontological debate over universals. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer are heavily influenced by Platonic, Aristotelian, and Boethian philosophies; these philosophical authorities inform Chaucer's poetic meaning. Because The Canterbury Tales is situated in the midst of long-evolving and newly emerging philosophical debates, such as the dispute between Realists and Nominalists, any morality extracted from the tales must be understood in accordance with the (textual) construction of meaning.

UPDATE--CFP Caribbean Mothering

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 11:38am
Dorsía Smith Silva

We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on Caribbean Mothering and invite you to submit.

Editors : Dorsía Smith Silva and Simone A. James Alexander
Publication Date : Fall 2012

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, April 20-23, 2011

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 4:22pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriot Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in such areas as

! the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

[UPDATE] Romanticism and Evolution

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11:35am
Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario

Romanticism and Evolution

The Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario invites paper proposals for an international conference, "Romanticism and Evolution." The meeting will convene 12-14 May 2011 at Windermere Manor, next to Western's main campus in London, Ontario, Canada.

UPDATE: New Special Topic Sessions, C.F.Ps
• Steven Bruhm (Western): "Dance Evolutions"
• Jared McGeough (Western/Regina): "Spinoza and Romanticism"
• Joshua Shuster (Western): "American Organicism"

Please see the website for information about these sessions, the general call for papers, and submission details. The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2010.