The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2012 PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA (April 11-14, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:
Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?
The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting submissions of 100-200 word abstracts for papers, presentations and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) to be presented at a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, held in Anaheim from March 16-18, 2012. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. To submit a proposal, please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BZ8XV9N. Proposals must be received by November 1, 2011.
The present call for papers is a follow-up to the two-day symposium on Fashionable Queens: Body, Power Gender held at the University of Vienna in December 2010.
A Few Lines Magazine: An Underground Collective of Individual Expression
A Few Lines Magazine is an internationally read literary magazine (both online and in print) which actively seeks to publish the best that the literary world has to offer. We are always looking for poetry, flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, and artwork. We generally take about 1-2 months to respond; however, we try to respond to all submissions as quickly as possible. We just completed our second issue and are currently working on our third. For submission details, go to www.afewlinesmagazine.com
Even though critics have worked hard to expand and democratize the canon of modernist American literature, it is the major authors, major texts, and major characters who, predictably, continue to hog the scholarly attention. But their minor counterparts are important not only because they are significant cultural products of their era but also because they speak to us about the formation of the American literary canon in the twentieth century. This panel, which will meet as a special topics session at the 22nd annual English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University, interrogates the relation of the minor to the major in pre-WWII American literature.
This special session will take place at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 10-13, 2012).
CALL FOR PAPERS
PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
"Slavery, Colonialism and African Identities in the Atlantic World"
Friday, APRIL 27, 2012
OSCAR RITCHIE HALL
CFP: MOB/RIOT CULTURE & PUBLIC PROTEST IN THE 21st CENT.
New technologies, new ways of communication, and, in some cases, new approaches to old problems and debates have emerged with the new millennium. With these changes, old tensions resurface and new conflicts arise. The past decade, and more recently in these past months, we have witnessed how these tensions create a variety of public protests and riots. This proposed collection aims to examine these acts (comparatively or individually): how and why they were initiated; how they have impacted their respective local, national, or even global communities; and how individual citizens, various groups and organizations, the media, and even governments have responded to these acts.
Troika is an undergraduate journal in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies at UC Berkeley.The journal publishes outstanding undergraduate student work which may include, but is not limited to, academic research papers, creative writing, photography, artwork and memoirs.
If you would like to submit your academic work to Troika, please email it as an attachment to email@example.com, and please include your name, university, major (or intended major), and graduation
The editors of Compendium2: Writing, Teaching, and Learning in the University invite contributions for online publication in the spring of 2012. Compendium2 publishes theoretical and practice-based essays that address writing development in post-secondary education. For the journal's fifth issue, we are interested in hearing from a range of disciplines, and invite submissions that consider the integration of writing and critical thinking as well as those that describe more specific assignments and teaching techniques.
Participants are being sought for paper sessions or discussion panels on The Funny (and Unfunny) in Fandom for the 33rd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Fan Communities and the Fantastic for the 33rd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.
Participants are being sought for paper sessions or discussion panels on Literary/Historical Mash-ups and Remixes in the Fantastic for the 33rd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.