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Update: Tarot at the 2013 PCA/ACA conference (March 27-30)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 10:15am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference

I am looking for papers on all aspects of Tarot for the Tarot area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) conference in Washington, 27-30 March 2013.

Submissions should include the author's CV, short biography (100-150 words), and abstract (100-250 words).

Deadline for submissions: Nov. 30, 2012

Detective Fiction: The End of Civilization or its Salvation? -- NEMLA conference, Boston, 21 - 4 Mar., 2013

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:54am
Maria Plochocki

As a popular genre, detective fiction often refers to or even uses as its foundation social issues, crises, and questions contemporaneous with its production. Recent examples of this, by authors such as Henning Mankell and Stieg Larssen, rely on even more extreme engagement, bringing attention in their plots to the rights and exploitation of political refugees, sex trafficking, and modern warlords. Such a dark turn in an already dark genre may cause one to wonder: is the genre foreshadowing the end of civilization, esp. given that such crimes and injustices occur in supposedly modern, just societies, such as Sweden and are often investigated by overtaxed, exhausted detectives and police systems?

Unions and Academic "Labor": Where Next? -- NEMLA Conference, Boston, 21 - 4 Mar., 2013

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 12:52am
Maria Plochocki

Recent movements such as those in Wisconsin, New York City, and elsewhere in the country have served to call renewed attention to labor unions, specifically those for workers in the public sector and, by implication, at public institutions of higher learning. Whilst the support for Wisconsin's public employees bore fruit and was widely considered a victory, the continued exploitation of faculty, esp. contingent, as well as graduate students, makes clear the continued crisis.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:40pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] James Joyce and His Cold Mad Feary Fathers (or Mothers): Anxieties of Influence NeMLA Boston Mass April 21-24, 2013

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:09pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Gertrude Stein would not talk about Joyce, wrote Hemingway: 'If you brought up Joyce twice, you would not be invited back (A Moveable Feast). Joyce felt threatened by Stein (as did Hemingway). Joyce hardly admitted being influenced by anyone, yet every writer has a complex relation to her or his predecessors and contemporaries. Abstracts of 250 words exploring Joyce's anxious reactions to writers like Stein and Yeats, or extreme praise accorded to Italo Svevo (or daughter Lucia) to jmcquail@tntech.edu or J. McQuail, Box 5053, Dept. of English and Communications, TTU, Cookeville TN 38505. Deadline for abstracts or completed papers is SEPT.

[UPDATE] Boyish Reading and Writing (Sept. 30, 2012)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:38pm
Jonathan A. Allan / NeMLA

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in her paper 'How to Bring Your Kids Up Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys,' noted, 'the gay movement has never been quick to attend to issues of effeminate boys.' Indeed, Sedgwick's paper and Carol Mavor's *Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barries, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott* (2007) serve as the impetus, at least in part, for this seminar.

Panel CFP: Religion in Ethnic U.S. Literatures (21 October; MELUS, 14-17 March 2013)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:27pm
J. Stephen Pearson, U of Tennessee-Knoxville

Papers discussing religious topics related to U.S. ethnic literatures and authors are invited.

Send a one-page abstract, with working title, along with your school affiliation and any a/v needs you have, to J. Stephen Pearson at stpears11@gmail.com by Sunday, 21 October. All submissions will be acknowledged by the 23rd, and final notifications sent by Monday the 29th.

All presenters will need to join MELUS; more information on the conference can be found at http://melus.org/cfp2013.pdf .

Disability and the American Counterculture

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:14pm
Stella Bolaki/University of Kent

Disability and the American Counterculture

Special issue of the Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, guest edited by Stella Bolaki and Chris Gair

CFP for Edited Collection: COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS 10/31/2012

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:52pm
Andy Hageman & Eric Otto

CFP for Edited Collection: COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS
Editors: Andrew Hageman (hagean03@luther.edu) and Eric C. Otto (eotto@fgcu.edu)
Abstracts due October 31, 2012
Final essays due May 31, 2013

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled COMMODITY FUTURITIES: INVESTING IN SCIENCE FICTION PREDICTIONS, with completed essays due in XX 2013. We seek contributions that speculate through science fiction on what kinds of commodities, variably defined, will be crucial in the future: which things will become scarce, abundant, lost, valuable, worthless, toxic, panacean, etc.

South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, February 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:20pm
SCSECS

SOUTH CENTRAL SOCIETY
FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
CONFERENCE, 2013

The SCSECS Planning Committee and Sam Houston State University welcome you to our 2013 conference. The theme will be "Frontiers of Friendships, Close and Distant" and will be held February 21-23 in Austin, Texas, the "live music capital of the world."

Staging American Sounds

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 1:15pm
Dept. of English Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

STAGING AMERICAN SOUNDS

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, 9-10 MAY 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS

Can a nation be heard? If so, what sounds are distinctively American? Following previous editions of the international conferences 'Staging American ...' bringing together scholars from Europe and the US, we propose to reconvene to open a scholarly discussion on the sounds of America.

Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 1:03pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association

NeMLA Conference held in Boston at Tufts University
Profiles of the Black Civilizational Image(s)

"Memory and the Digital Humanities: A Pecha Kucha Roundtable" Fordham University GEA Conf. March 2013. CFP Deadline 11/15/12

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 11:51am
Fordham Graduate Digital Humanities

Do digital platforms change the way we remember? How will the myriad tracks we leave behind through social media and our online presences shape the historical practices of the future? When and how do digital technologies in the classroom move from being novel experiments to transparent modes of teaching? How does digitization reshape archives and archival methodologies? How does metadata contribute to forgetting and the shape of memory? How do we define and put into practice the growing field of Digital Humanities?

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