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[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 10:43am
University of Westminster


We are glad to announce that the Science Fiction Foundation ( has kindly agreed to support our conference by offering four £50 bursaries for postgraduates who have their paper presented in this conference.

We still welcome submissions by 1 September and are looking forward to receiving abstracts from those interested in our event.

Original CFP follows below:


[FINAL UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 26th; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 9:43am
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy. Within this context both literature and the sacred are defined quite broadly, and presentations on any topic, theme, or perspective within those general categories are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to propose their own category-specific sessions if necessary.

The conference will be held Thursday, October 14th, through Saturday, October 16th, at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University.

Presentations should run approximately 15 minutes. Selected presentations from the conference will be published in a 2011 conference-specific issue of Literature and Belief.

Poetry and Melancholia International Conference, 8-10 July 2011

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 6:13am
University of Stirling


Poetry and Melancholia, University of Stirling, 8-10 July 2011

Keynote speakers: Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, University of London), Don Paterson (Poet), and Susan J. Wolfson (Princeton University). Other speakers include John Drakakis (Stirling University), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews), Ron Levao (Rutgers University), Cornelia D. J. Pearsall (Smith College) and David G. Riede (Ohio State University)

NVSA Conference 2011

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 4:24pm
Northeast Victorian Studies Association

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year

Festivals and Faires Area

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:24pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in San Antonio, TX, 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:

[UPDATE] Chapters for Book on American Festivals and Faires

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 2:19pm
Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor

Festivals and Faires:
American Culture, Sub-Culture, and Counter-Culture

This book under contract with Mellen Press, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States or the reaction in America to foreign events. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.

Please submit by 1 September 2010 any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:

Trans-Scripts Journal -- "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society." -- 9/19/2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 10:23pm
Trans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work. The theme of the inaugural issue will be "Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the 'Post-Racial' Society."

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 1:24pm
University of Westminster


We are now delighted to announce two more keynote speakers for the conference, Professor John R. Hall from UC Davies, California, and Dr Patricia Wheeler from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

We still welcome abstracts for what promises to be an exciting event by the set deadline of 1 September 2010.

Original CFP follows below:


Detective-Mystery Area April 20-23, 2011

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 5:46pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Association

The Detective/Mystery Area of Popular Culture Assoc. is interested in individual papers and organized panels on any area of detective fiction, including, but not limited to theory, criticism, history. We are particularly looking at topics such as race, ethnicity, other media, mixed genre, GLBT, etc. Send proposal of 150-200 words, also include a 50 word bio, to both co-chairs. Please make sure to include correct and complete contact information--affiliation, email, address, phone number--on the proposal itself. Also indicate the broad category of paper--hard-boiled, police procedural, cozy, etc.

First time presenters are eligible to submit their paper for the Earl Award. Contact co-chairs for more information.