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UPDATE: Robert A. Heinlein and Human Identity (10/31/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Lisa N. Edmonds

Breaking News: The deadline for proposals for the
Heinlein Studies Area of the PCA/ACA has been extended
from October 15, 2005 to October 31st.

Call for Papers:
Robert A. Heinlein and Human Identity

Robert A. Heinlein Studies
An Area of the Popular Culture Association
National PCA/ACA Conference
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
April 12-16, 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

CFP: When Genres Collide: Science Fiction Research Association 2006 (4/15/06; 6/22/06-6/25/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Oscar

Science Fiction Research Association 2006
37th Annual Conference: When Genres Collide

June 22-25, 2006
Crowne Plaza Hotel
White Plains, NY

Norman Spinrad: Guest of Honor
Other guests include: Nancy Kress, Nalo Hopkinson, R. Garcia y Robertson,
William Sleator, Joan Slonczewski (Distinguished Member Participant), and
Michael Whelan (Special Guest Artist)

Oscar De Los Santos and Tom Morrissey, Co-Conference Chairs, Co-Panels Chairs

150- 200-word essay (or panel) proposals to:
<mailto:sfra2006_at_yahoo.com>sfra2006_at_yahoo.com

Deadline for proposals: April 15, 2006. Proposals postmarked or e-mailed
after April 15 will be considered only if the program is not yet full.

CFP: Variations on Blackness (12/15/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Halloran, Vivian

CALL FOR PROPOSALS (12/15/2006; 03/2006-04/01/2006)

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Indiana University-Bloomington will host an international,
interdisciplinary conference titled, "Variations on Blackness:
Race-Making in the Americas and the World" from March 30th to April
1st, 2006 in Bloomington, Indiana. We invite proposals for both panels
and individual papers that address any issue related to blackness in a
global or comparative context including, but not limited to:

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*Race-making and blackness

*Blackness in a European context

*Visual depictions of blackness

*International performance of blackness

*Blackness and the museum

*Blackness within the African diaspora

CFP: Chicana/o Literature, Film, Culture (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Scott Baugh

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Papers and/or panels in the area:
Chicana/Chicano Literature, Film, Culture

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will
hold their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8 through 11,
2006. The organizations have met there for several years, and members wanted
to return because of the great location, the fine hotels, food, sights,
museums, and more. Albuquerque is the home of the National Hispanic Cultural
Center, which promises research and entertainment possibilities for
participants in this area as well.

CFP: Chicana/o Culture: Literature, Film, Theory (11/10/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:57pm
Scott Baugh

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Papers and/or panels in the area:
Chicana/Chicano Culture: Literature, Film, Theory

The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 2006
annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, April 12 through 15, 2006. Panels and
individual papers on all aspects of Chicana and Chicano culture are
encouraged for our 2006 meeting. The ³Chicana/Chicano Culture: Literature,
Film, Theory² area tends to be both multicultural and interdisciplinary, and
panels and individual papers may explore any issues relevant to Chicana and
Chicano cultural studies.

UPDATE: Southern Literature and Culture Panel (11/15/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:56pm
Chris Bloss

Dear Writers and Students of Southern Literature:

The Southern Literature & Culture area of the American
Popular Culture Association is seeking presentations
for the 2006 PCA/ACA Conference in Atlanta next April
12-16. Presentations covering a broad range of
Southern literature pieces and critical approaches are
welcome; presentations should be developed for a
20-minute reading. Creative writing, including
readings of poems and short stories, are welcome
submissions. Critical papers and various (mis)readings
of literature and the culture are also invited. As we
deal with the entire dimension of the South, any
aspect of study is suitable for presentation.

CFP: Urban Ireland (1/15/06; CAIS, 6/14/06-6/17/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:56pm
Danine Farquharson

Call For Papers
Canadian Association for Irish Studies /Association canadienne =20
d=92=E9tudes irlandaises

The Canadian Association for Irish Studies (CAIS) invites proposals =20
for presentations of twenty minutes in length =96 as well as full panel =20=

discussions =96 for its annual conference, to be held this year at the =20=

University of Ottawa from June 14-17, 2006. The theme of the CAIS =20
conference this year is =93Urban Ireland.=94 Possible topics, very =20
broadly defined, include (but are not limited to):

CFP: Tolkien 2006 (12/1/05; 4/7/06-4/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 9:56pm
Michael Faletra

Call for Papers

Tolkien 2006, a three-day day J. R. R. Tolkien conference, will be held=20=

at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, from Friday,=20
4/7/2006 to Sunday 4/9/2006. The keynote address will be delivered by=20=

Verlyn Flieger, author of Splintered Light: Logos and Language in=20
Tolkien=92s World and A Question of Time: Tolkien=92s Road to Faerie.

The conference organizers seek twenty-minute papers on any topic=20
related to Tolkien or his work, though topics related to the conference=20=

theme of the past, memory, and history will be given priority=20
consideration.

Please send a one-page abstract to either of the conference directors:=20=

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