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[UPDATE] Festivals and Faires Area

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 8:01am
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C., any papers relating to festivals and faires in the District are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2013

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 3:46am

"Connectedness, Identity and Alienation"
As the country that gave the world the novel one thousand years ago, and subsequently haiku and manga, Japan's long and rich literary history make it an ideal place to bring together academics, writers, and librarians to celebrate, debate, and explore their common passion. The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

[UPDATE] What's in a "Castle of Murder"? Fairy Tales across Time and Place: Celebrating Our Deepest Language

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 6:51pm
The Louisiana Conference on Language, Literature and Culture

Deadline Extension: December 15th, 2012.

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the universal place of fairy tales in the world of communication and education. We are interested in how fairy tales are and have been used to bridge cultures and time, connecting diverse peoples by means of easily translatable concepts. Of particular interest are the struggles of truth and deception, reality and illusion, honesty and trickery; violence, fear, entrapment and salvation; character altering cryptozoological sightings; happiness deferred, denied, and occasionally delivered.

Neo-Victorian Studies: 2013 General Issue

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 5:57pm
Neo-Victorian Studies

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2013 general issue. The editors welcome articles from established and early career scholars and creative artists on any topic related to the exploration of nineteenth-century legacies from twentieth/twenty-first-century perspectives.

ASA panel: Girlhood, Poverty, and Sentimentalism, Deadline: 1/2/2013

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:26pm
American Studies Annual Convention

I am interested in paper proposals for an ASA panel focused on the intersections of girlhood, poverty and sentimentalism. I am particularly interested in research focused on the nineteenth century but will consider papers from a wide range of historical periods. I am open to a variety of different disciplinary approaches. Papers may address the following topics, among others: labor and reform, industrialism, race, sexuality, violence, coming-of-age literature, and transatlantic/ or transnational approaches to the study of girlhood.

Please send 400 word abstracts and 150-300 word bios to Kristen Proehl, Clemson: by Jan. 2, 2013.

Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies, ATHE 2013

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:19pm
Performance Studies Focus Group of the Association for Theater in Higher Education

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2013 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars Panel. The theme of this year's conference, which will take place in Orlando, Florida, August 1-4, 2013, is P[L]AY: Performance, Pleasure, and Pedagogy.