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CFP-SWTXPCA 2013 conference-Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 11:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Assocation
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Call for Presentations-Papers-Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing and the mash-up in popular culture.

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
http://www.swtxpca.org

Please make plans to attend our 34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442

The Area chair seeks papers/presentations on Mystery Science Theater and the culture of riffing and Mash-up. Due on November 16, 2012.

Proposed Panel: Masculine Transformations in Fantastic Television - IAFA - March 20-24, 2012

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 11:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Elson Bond

This proposed panel for the 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (March 20-24, Orlando FL) will examine the issue of transformation and masculinity as it appears in television of the fantastic—that is, fantasy, science fiction, and other forms of the fantastic on the small screen.

Please send 300-word proposals, including a short proposed bibliography, by October 8 to supernaturaltelevision@gmail.com, attn: Dr. Elson Bond.

Proposals are invited for (but by no means limited to) investigations of the following:

SWTXPCA 2013-CFP ParaCinema/Transgressive Film-Cinema Beyond the Mainstream Blockbuster

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 11:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Assocation
contact email: 

Call for Papers Para-Cinema Beyond the Mainstream-Beyond the Blockbuster-Transgressive/Silent/Trash/Exploitation/Art Cinema
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
http://www.swtxpca.org
Please make plans to attend our 34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 or 888-421-1442

[REMINDER] The Journal of Popular Television

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:10am
full name / name of organization: 
James Leggott (Northumbria University, UK)

This international, peer-reviewed journal invites articles on all aspects of popular television, both fictional and non-fictional, from docudramas and sports to news and cultural programming. The first volume will be published in 2013 by Intellect (UK).

Published bi-annually, the journal is rooted in the belief that popular television continues to play a major cultural, political and social role, and thus seeks contributions that contextualise programmes, genres and phenomena. Analysis of national television cultures and style are welcomed, but the editors are particularly interested in interdisciplinary, empirical and comparative approaches to shows and developments across national boundaries.

Tau Poetry Creative Journal

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:06am
full name / name of organization: 
The Tau/ Lourdes University
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The TAU 2013
The tau is the Lourdes University
creative journal
of art, poetry, and other creative work.

[UPDATE] - Acts of Asylum - April 5, 2013

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Pittsburgh Deparment of Theatre Arts Graduate Student Organization
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Please note, the original call had an incorrect date for the conference. The correct date is Friday, April 5, 2013.

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 4, 2013.

[REMINDER] Essay Collection on the Films of Robert Downey Jr. PROPOSALS DUE OCT. 11

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 9:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Erin E. MacDonald, Fanshawe College
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I have an agreement with McFarland (a company that publishes academic studies of pop culture, among other things) to edit a collection of essays on the films of Robert Downey Jr. and am soliciting proposals (300-500 words) for previously unpublished essays (15-30 pages) on any of his films and/or performances. These should be serious academic studies but with a standard formal English (not too theoretical or jargony) tone. Writers may take any angle for which they have expertise (film, theatre/performance, cultural studies, queer studies, pop culture, etc.). Downey should be a main but not necessarily the sole focus of the essay. Here is a list of possible suggested topics, but other ideas are most welcome:

Comedy and Humor--Washington, DCMarch 27-30, 2013

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn
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Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area
We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture.

CFP: Unruly Catholics From Dante to Kevin Smith (due ASAP)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 9:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Marc DiPaolo, Oklahoma City University
contact email: 

I am looking for one or two final chapters to round out a nearly complete book manuscript. It is an interdisciplinary study of progressive Catholics in literature, film, theology, and history.

I am eager to submit the book to publishers, so I am looking for an unpublished, ready-to-submit essay related to one or more of the following topics:

rebellious nuns from Claire to Nuns on the Bus
Michael Field
Oscar Wilde
Joan of Arc in history and literature
Catholic environmentalists

I am willing to entertain submissions on other, related topics.

[UPDATE] - 1st Annual Comic Conference of the University of Seville – "COMICS: FORMS & FUNCTION" - EXTENDED DEADLINE 7th Oct.

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 9:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Research Group HUM-753 “Escritoras y Escrituras” (Female writers and writing) - Universidad de Sevilla

There is no doubt that comics have made themselves a place in the realm of arts, among more traditional ones like literature, music or cinema. With hundreds of conventions all over the world taking place every year, international prestigious awards, some work with several thousands of copies sold worldwide, specialized literature and museums, comic, are stronger than ever, reassuring its place between the arts.

Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (conference Mar. 2013)
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This panel seeks papers about film adaptations of medieval and Renaissance English drama, both in English-speaking countries and around the world. The NeMLA conference will be held in Boston in March, 2013. Papers might compare different adaptations of the same play, discuss problems associated with the notion of fidelity to text or of relocating a play in a different historical or cultural milieu, or consider the effectiveness for use in scholarly work or in the classroom. We seek investigation of continuities across disciplines: medieval/Renaissance, cinema studies/literature. What is at stake in these adaptations? What do these directors, writers, performers, and audiences bring to the table?

Romantic Conversations: The human, the inhuman and the non-human,16-17 November 2012, Melbourne. Abstracts due 19 October 2012

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia, Postgraduate Symposium
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Papers are invited from all postgraduate students on the subject of the human, the inhuman and the non-human in Romantic literature and culture

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