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Popular Romance [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 8:55am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers: Popular Romance

2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
(Conference info: )

Deadline for submission (extended): May 31, 2012.

MPCA/ACA Mystery, Crime, Thriller, and Detective Fiction

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 8:07am
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
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2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Fri-Sun, 12-14 October, 2012
Columbus, Ohio
mpcaaca.org/conference

Deadline: 31 May 2012

The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

The conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio, from 12 - 14 October 2012. More information about the conference can be found at:

http://mpcaaca.org/conference

CFP: "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:32am
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Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
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Conference Date: June 25-27, 2013
Organized by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, with the participation of Institut d'Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)

*Other speakers to be confirmed

Print Magazine Looking for High Quality Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:28pm
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A Few Lines Magazine
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A Few Lines Magazine (www.afewlinesmagazine.com), a print journal of the Fine Arts, is looking for high quality submissions for our next quarter's issue. We accept submissions year-round, and turn around time will never be longer than one month. We tend to accept work work that is image heavy and syntactically playful -- not to mention well thought out and expertly executed.

PAMLA Conference in Seattle, WA, October 19-21: Call for Papers on African Migration to Spain

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 9:03pm
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Doreen O'Connor-Gómez/Whittier College
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Estimados colegas,

I would like to share this invitation with you to present a paper at the PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) 110th Annual Conference in Seattle, WA, October 19-21, 2012.

More information can be found on the PAMLA website and you can submit your proposal there. They are due by April 22nd! www.pamla.org

African Migration to Spain

Korean Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA, Oct 12-14, 2012); deadline May 15

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:57pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association
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The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Those interested should review the information here (http://mpcaaca.org/columbus-2012/2012-cfp/) to include relevant details on their submission entry. The new deadline for receipt of proposals is May 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] 9/11 and Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA, Oct 12-14, 2012); Deadline May 15

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 8:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
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The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Those interested should review the information here (http://mpcaaca.org/columbus-2012/2012-cfp/) to include relevant details on their submission entry. The new deadline for receipt of proposals is May 15, 2012.

UPDATE Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture - MPCA/ACA

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:51pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Due to technical difficulties with the online paper submission software, the deadline is extended to May 15, 2012. Please feel free to send submissions via email to the area chair at promins2@msu.edu

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture for our annual conference. The 2012 conference will be held in Columbus, OH from October 12-14.

We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

"[I]n the beginning all the World was America": Atlantic Commerce Virtualized, Imagined, Written (NEASECS Oct. 11-14, 2013)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:39pm
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Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
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In so ostentatiously connecting the Book of Genesis, the state of nature, and the Atlantic World, John Locke made it so that liberal political-economy would always have to return to America, to grasp its theoretical foundations and to fulfill the destiny of private property. In opening up America as both conceptual origin and commercial imperative, the Second Treatise also participates in a long line of narrative fillings and fulfillments of a theoretically and narratively empty America.

Call for Papers

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 5:48pm
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fourth year of publication. Publishing top quality academic articles, poetry, fiction, reviews, and art, the quint welcomes a diversity of disciplines and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. The quint's thirteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 20th May 2012—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time. Links to the quint are accessible at www.ucn.ca.

CONFERENCE "Crossing: Travels, Transformations, and Transgressions in and out of Codes and Canons"

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 4:44pm
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Department of English, Universitas Padjadjaran

"To be or not to be" may certainly be the question. It draws the boundary separating order and chaos, dividing the light from darkness, so to speak. The question resents the authoritative order of "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." while not readily accepting the risk of "the undiscovered Country." This dilemma drives Hamlet to play within the sphere of conspiracy and performance, representing in general the "dialectic between codification and play [which] is an enduring feature of human existence," as Robert Scholes asserts in his Textual Power.

Trans-Disciplinary Journal (Open Submissions)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 4:12pm
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Trans-Portal: The Hub of Trans-Formation Studies
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Trans-Portal is seeking submissions of scholarly and lyric essays for its third issue. We seek essays that concern trans-nationalism, trans-culturalism, and trans-identity, and which approach their subjects with creativity and verve. Visit www.transtudies.org for more details and complete submission guidelines.

Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reader (1 Sept)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 1:59pm
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Editors J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield

Inspired by Simon Ortiz's "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. This collection will include 5 key areas: African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and Arabic American literature and criticism. The first four areas represent the larger areas of ethnic studies in the academy today and will provide a necessary counter-point to the predominantly western (i.e.

Film: Indebted Reflections (deadline: June 1, 2012)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 1:52pm
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Todd Comer and Isaac Vayo (Midwest Modern Language Association)
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Lars von Trier's movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is also framed by an excessive, formal exuberance as Selma (played by Björk) dances and sings her way to the gallows.

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