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Graphic Novels, comics, and Popular Culture-CFP SWPCA 2010

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:07pm
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

CFP-SWPCA-Call for Papers/presentations-Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture 2010 conference

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture
Any Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.

Some topics could include

Jack London Life and Works

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 2:54pm
Jay Williams/Popular Culture Association

Jack London's Life and Works

The 2010 National PCA/ACA Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis from Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Papers on any aspect of Jack London's life and works are invited.
We will also consider papers on cultural workers who practiced during London's lifetime.

Please submit a 150-200 word abstract by 1 November 2009 to:

Jay Williams
Area Chair, Jack London's Life and Works
1225 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

or to

CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:44am
Max Haiven

CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven

The social crises of neoliberalism, so evident and provocative throughout the rest of the world, have finally come "home" to the global North in the form of a cataclysmic financial crisis wreaking havoc on the lives of people, workers and communities, intensifying already intolerable injustices and inequalities and justifying the intensification of surveillance, policing and militarization.

[UPDATE] New deadline Theories and Forms of Allegory from Middle Age to Modernity international conference Contributors needed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:56am
Carlo Tirinanzi de Medici - Università di Trento

--English version below --
Lʼallegoria: teorie e forme tra medioevo e modernità
Per comprendere la letteratura occidentale quello di allegoria è un concetto cardine, si
tratti di testi medievali, dove lʼallegoria era istituzionalizzata nel sistema dei quattro livelli
ermeneutici del testo (letterale, morale, allegorico e anagogico), oppure di testi moderni
che spesso sono stati letti, almeno dalla lezione di Walter Benjamin in avanti, come testi
Tra le due fasi, medioevale e moderna, cʼè uno scarto forte nella sistemazione teorica
dellʼallegoria. Se nel medioevo essa era rigidamente codificata, sia che la si consideri

MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal,

Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

Intentionality and Poetics (MLA 3/1/09; 1/6-9/11)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 6:23pm
Dr. Patrick F. Durgin / School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Long discredited as an evaluative criterion, intentionality continues to be explored as a critical value, especially in avant-garde poetics from mid-20th century. Papers looking toward a poetics of critical values that includes intention, distinctions between "desire" or "motivation" and intention as theoretical constructs, and various attempts to circumvent intention in praxis welcomed for this special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's 126th annual convention in 2011, to be held in Los Angeles.

Send a paper abstract and short CV, together totaling no more than two pages, in line text via email (no attachments, please), by March 1st, 2010.

Close Reading (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:30pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, Close Reading (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010) at NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Close Reading for our 41st annual conference.

Whitman and the Beats March 26-28 2010

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:33pm
Scott Weiss/ St. Francis College

Whitman & The Beats

March 26-28 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

[UPDATE] Medieval Automata and Simulacra: From the Daemonic to the Hydraulic [Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 13–16, 2009]

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:58pm
Anthony Adams, Brown University

Seeking papers on any aspect of medieval or Renaissance simulacra, automata, or mirabilia, whether textual or material. Subjects that would be welcome would include aspects of mirabilia in Chaucer, Gower, and Lydgate, depictions of marvels in medieval romance, clocks and machines as metaphors, mechanical automata unmasked, the history of the Golem, the use of puppetry in medieval drama, folklore of living dolls or wooden toys, and any theoretical aspects of idols and images, simulations/simulacra, and "thing theory" as applied to medieval studies.

Mysterious Things (11/1/09; 3/4-6/09)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 12:09pm
Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on the History of Women and Gender

The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

CFP: Animation Area (PCA/ACA conference)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:54am
Animation Area, PCA/ACA Conference 31st March-3rd April 2010

Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
March 31st-3rd April, 2010

The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the 2010 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) March 31st-3rd April, 2010

9th International Conference on Women's Studies

Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:42am
Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) - Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

The Departments of Anglo-American Philology I and II (Linguistics and Literature) wish to announce their 9th International Conference on Women's Studies, and invite you to submit papers on the topics listed below. The Organizing Committee for this conference, featuring national and international speakers, will publish texts selected after peer review for the Women's Studies collection, Vol. VII.

Organizing Committee: Ana Antón-Pacheco, Isabel Durán, Asunción López-Varela, Carmen Méndez, JoAnne Neff, Ana Laura Rodríguez

[UPDATE] Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference, Nov. 20 & 21

Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:41pm
Cultures of Recession, Program in Literature, Duke University

Cultures of Recession
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
November 20 & 21, 2009
NEW DEADLINE: September 15, 2009

UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery