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Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the Construction of the American Horror Canon [Update]

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Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 3:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Jonas Prida/ College of St. Joseph
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There is little doubt as to the importance that H.P. Lovecraft has played in the development of American horror. Additionally, the pulp magazine Weird Tales, which published much of Lovecraft's fiction, is consistently recognized as a seminal publication for eerie and horrific texts. With these two givens in mind, we are looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph's popular culture conference, held April 12-13th, 2013.

Potential paper topics [this list should not be seen as limiting]:

Edited Collection on Wes Anderson

updated: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 12:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.

Caribbean Sessions at NeMLA (3/21-24/13; deadline 9/30)

updated: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast.mla@gmail.com
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The NeMLA Board and Tufts University are pleased to announce that Dionne Brand will be the keynote speaker; her presentation is accompanied by 11 Caribbean sessions now accepting abstracts.

Born in Trinidad, Dionne Brand is a renowned Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice, including particularly issues of gender and race.

NeMLA is particularly delighted to welcome Dionne Brand as part of our long standing commitment to Caribbean Literatures. 2013 Caribbean sessions:

Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality

updated: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 3:13am
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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality
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Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (JMMS) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. JMMS seeks to be as inclusive as possible in its area of inquiry. Papers address the full spectrum of masculinities and sexualities, particularly those which are seldom heard. Similarly, JMMS addresses not only monotheistic religions and spiritualities but also Eastern, indigenous, new religious movements and other spiritualities which resist categorization. JMMS papers address historical and contemporary phenomena as well as speculative essays about future spiritualities.

JMMS always welcomes submissions; it also considers republishing articles that are not available elsewhere on the Internet, such as chapters from edited collections.

CFP Popular Culture & the Classroom SWTXPCA/ACA (11/16/12; 2/13-16/2013)

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Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 10:56pm
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Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Popular Culture & The Classroom
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234

Antenor Firmin: The Equality of the Human Races and the Foundation of Critical Anthropology

updated: 
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 5:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gershom Williams/Obadele Williams (guest editors), The Journal of Pan African Studies

The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.com) welcome papers for a March 2013 special edition on the scholarship of Antenor Firmin (1850-1911), with a particular focus on his recently translated 1885 book, The Equality of the Human Races.

2013 College English Association-Caribbean Chapter Conference, March 15 & 16th, "Technology and the Humanities"

updated: 
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2013 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Arecibo on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2013.

This year the topic is TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES. Thus, we welcome papers that
investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language
and literature) and technology.

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