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CFP: Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 13-16, 2013)

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 6:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association: Computer Culture Area

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 13-16, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: +1 505 842 1234

Computer Culture: Call for Papers

We are accepting papers and forming panels for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 34th annual conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA).

UPDATE Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 12:09pm
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Society

What is the future of illustration studies?
What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?
Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book?
What do pictures want (now)?

These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held April 19 – 21 2013.

The Empire Tele-Calls Back: Indian Science Fiction in the Global Age

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 8:37am
Dr. Amit Sarwal, Sami A Khan (ed.)

The Empire Tele-Calls Back: Indian Science Fiction in the Global Age (working title)

Edited by Amit Sarwal and Sami Ahmad Khan

According to Prof. James Gunn, SF and its study came late to India. In late 1950s, Indian cinema did mange to produce some B-grade SF movies, while on the other hand, SF writing in regional languages, particularly through serialisation in magazines, short stories and later as novels, has slowly but steadily also gained popularity. The present collection is an attempt to explore the available Indian SF literature and films, in the context of India aiming to shape itself as a scientific powerhouse, and analyze the ways in which SF is being read, viewed and accepted in India.


Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 5:59am
FEMINIST SPACES AND FUTURES Annual Women’s Studies Conference in Finland / The Association for Women's Studies in Finland (SUNS) & Gender Studies Program in the University of Tampere, Finland

*2nd Call for Papers*

Women's Studies Conference, Tampere, November 16-17, 2012

In November 2012, Women's Studies Annual Conference gathers together scholars in Women's and Gender Studies to discuss current issues and latest findings and to share new ideas. The theme of this year's conference is Feminist Spaces and Futures.

We are soliciting papers for the workshops. Six workshops welcome papers and presentations in English. Please submit your abstract for paper (150-200 words) directly to the workshop coordinators. The closing date for paper proposals is September 17th 2012. For the workshop descriptions and coordinators' contact information, please visit the conference website:

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 3:10am
Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society


The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at by 01 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

disClosure Journal Issue 22: Security

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:23pm
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory • Issue 22: Security

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30th, 2012

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SECURITY as it is understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Occupy/Resistance *Violence/Terror *Regimes/Governance
* Scale *Technology *Networks *Livelihood/Home *(in)Security *Geopolitics/Sovereignty *Empire *Boundaries *Citizenship and Migration *Commonwealth *Cosmopolitanism *Economy/Finance
*(trans)Nationalism *War and Trauma *Nationhood, Subjectivity,
and Personhood *Public(s) *Surveillance

Call for Chapter Submissions – Ecocritical Approaches to Francophone Literatures, Edited Collection–Abstract Deadline 10-1-12

Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:22pm
Marnie M. Sullivan / Mercyhurst University


Submissions are now being accepted for a new collection of works on ecocritical approaches to francophone literatures that explore perspectives of environmentality, examine ecologies rooted in the specificity of local place, and illuminate the aesthetic, cultural, and political characteristics of ecocritical approaches to the environment. Ecocritical scholarship that intersects with postcolonial studies, feminist theory, philosophy and ethics, environmental justice, regional studies, and other fields are welcome.

Edited by:
Douglas Boudreau , Mercyhurst University
Marnie Sullivan, Mercyhurst University


CFP - Edited Collection - Critical Innovations: Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 6:20pm
Kristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. As such, this collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.