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MAP/ACA Conference, Nov. 1-Nov. 3 2012: CFP: Religion and Popular Culture Area

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 11:30pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association

MAP/ACA Conference
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Wyndham Hotel

The Religion and Popular Culture area investigates the interaction between religion, in its various manifestations (sacred texts, sacred spaces, religious practices, religious commerations and so on), and popular culture. The area is interested not only in how religion is presented within the products of popular culture (literature, film, television, social media, music, fashion, and so forth) but also in how religious sensibilities may influence the products of popular culture. The area is open to scholarship from different religious traditions and historical eras.

PAMLA 2012/Comparative Media Session/Deadline April 22nd, 2012

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 2:35pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

COMPARATIVE MEDIA STANDING SESSION: NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE

PAMLA 2012 Conference—October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

Media studies have long been concerned with the ways in which network models of communication develop knowledge practices. New mediums such as tablet devices, smart phones, and social media have transformed the user's relationship to knowledge in radical ways and simultaneously transformed the networks that support, transmit, and reshape the flow of information. This standing session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of networks or knowledge in contemporary or historical media. Paper topics can include but are not limited to:

[REMINDER] KISSES AND A LOVE LETTER: READING SEXED SUBJECTIVITY IN ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND VISUAL ARTS AFTER LACAN'S SEMINAR X

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Monday, April 9, 2012 - 8:18am
Jennifer Murray, Associate Professor, Université de Franche-Comté, France

International One-Day Conference:
Friday, March 22, 2013, Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France
Deadline for proposals: June 15, 2012 (see below).

Keynote speaker: Joan Copjec (Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Media Study, and Director of the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture at the University of Buffalo).

MW-PCA 2012 - Science in Popular Culture

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 1:32pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association

The Science in Popular Culture area at the Midwest Popular Culture Association is looking for panel and paper proposals for the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference. The conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

The area is looking for papers that address issues of production, representation, and reception of popular science. Topics to address include, but are not in any way limited to:
- Popular Science Literature
-Television (A specific show, channel, etc)
- Science Celebrities
- Science Fandom
- Film
- Religion and Science
- Science and Science Fiction

[UPDATE] Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 10:53am
http://www.pamla.org/2012

Dear colleagues,
I am inviting abstracts for a Special Session at the 2012 PAMLA at Seattle University, October 19-21, for a panel I am presiding, titled:
Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock
This panel examines musical genres in France and the Francophone World with emphasis on how music can be used in a French as a second language classroom and as a tool to enhance teaching and deepen understanding of France and the Francophone world.
Please send a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract to christa.jones@usu.edu

Conflicting Mythologies: Culture, Tradition and Modernity in Indian Writing in English.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:02am
Anindya Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of English, University BT & Evening College, North Bengal University

The Western narrative of Modernity, an ideological growth of capitalism, has disciplined and shaped India's dream of development from the colonial era to the globalised present. An integral part of the colonising/civilising project, the myth of modernity stood for a market-driven industrial economy, bureaucratic government, liberal-democratic politics, and Western education. These would supposedly help backward nations achieve the status of developed nations once they prepare themselves for it. Modernity was a myth that validated imperialism by plotting India's position on the lower segment of the graph of development in a vision of history that advanced towards the perfection of civilization.

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