Monsters High and Low (proposed special session): Submissions can address any aspect of monsters or monstrosity, including metaphorical monsters such as mutants, aliens, or serial killers. I'm especially interested in the monster story's or medium's (fiction, film, television) intersection between high and low culture. Time period and work's/author's nationality open. 250-500 word abstracts in the email's text to Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University, jkavadlo_at_maryville.edu, by April 15, 2006.
twentieth century and beyond
The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture
Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The
MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006 at the
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel &
Suites in Indianapolis, IN.
Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair via
email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner,
Department of English, Northern Illinois University at
turner8kathleen_at_gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen
Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
The Everyday Use of Religious Media (3/20/06; American Folklore Society
Meetings, 10/18/06-10/22/06, Milwaukee, WI)
Graduate Student Conference:
The New School for Social Research
CFP: What Remains: Living Through Ruins, Thinking Through Empire
(grad) (3/31/06; 5/11/06-5/12/06)
"What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of this stony
rubbish?" ~ T.S. Eliot, 'The Wasteland'
Call for Papers
We are soliciting papers from graduate students in anthropology,
history, geography, literature, sociology, and other relevant
disciplines related to our focus on empire and ruins. The deadline for
submission of abstracts is March 31, 2006. For more information,
questions or submissions, please e-mail David Bond or Joseph DeStefano
Location change from Ft. Worth to Dallas Tx
South Central Modern Literature Association in Dallas, Tx October 26-28-2006.
Call for Papers for African/African American Literature Panel at SCMLA
Abstracts of 50-100 words
Theme: Rounding up the Strays: Characters and Authors who Wander from the Mainstream
Submit to: Holly Staves stavesh_at_nsula.edu
Juluette Bartlett-Pack jfbpack_at_yahoo.com
The deadline is extended for the SciFi/Fantasy Panel at the SCMLA to March
20, 2006. Particularly encouraged are any papers dealing with the work of
recently deceased writer Octavia Butler.
CFP: SciFi/Fantasy and the Other (3/20/06; SCMLA 10/28-30 Fort Worth, Texas)
Science Fiction / Fantasy Panel:
The Other Speaks: Sci-Fi, Speculative Fiction and Fantasy from the Margins
UPDATE: The deadline for abstracts has been extended to March 27, 2006.
Call for Papers for 2006 Midwest Conference on British Studies, Indianapolis,
IN, Oct 27-29
"Reimagining History in Post-Imperial Britain"
Desire and Queer Genders in Early Twentieth-Century Literature
Proposed Special Session for the Modern Language Association,
"The Pragmatist Revival and George Herbert Mead": A Proposed Special
Session for MLA '06 in Philadelphia
The Peter Straub Symposium on Literature and Culture at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison: "Post"-Literature: Literacy, Technology, and
We are pleased to announce our annual symposium with keynote speaker
We have been poststructuralist, postmodern, post-Petrarchan, and
posthuman. Will we ever be post-literary?
The organizers of the 2006 Peter Straub Symposium on Literature and
Popular Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invite papers
making readings of (and theorizing approaches to) the relationships
between literary and popular culture; our theme is "Post"-Literature:
Literacy, Technology, and Culture.