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Monday, November 19, 2012 - 11:31am
Supernatural Studies Association

Supernatural Studies, previously announced as an e-journal, is now soliciting submissions for a peer-reviewed print journal. The inaugural issue will be published Spring 2013. We welcome articles on any aspect of the representation of the supernatural, including (but not limited to) art, literature, film, television, and other forms of popular culture. We welcome any approach. Articles of between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length (including references) are invited, and should use the MLA referencing system. Book reviews should be between 800 and 2,000 words. Complete articles and reviews will be due February 15, 2013. Please feel free to send queries and abstracts, as well.

UPDATE: Call for Papers: American History and Culture Area

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 9:57pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Call for Papers: American History and Culture Area
full name / name of organization:
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
contact email:
Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 1:53pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

UPDATE--Deadline Extension --December 2, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 11:12am
Mystery/Detective Panels SW/TX Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference

Update--Reminder CFP Mystery/Detective Fiction Calls for Proposal due by 12/2/2012
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Regional Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

[UPDATE] CFP: Literature (General) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/2/12; 2/13-16/13)

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 9:15am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association

Have a great paper on a literary topic that you're dying to share with the SW/TX PCA/ACA, but can't find a home for it in a special literature area? Fret no more, friend scholar, for I give you… the General Literature Area!

Animal Representation Graduate Student Conference, February 8-9, 2013 (deadline December 1, 2012)

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 12:41am
Animal Studies Workshop at the University of Michigan

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)

The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" on February 8-9, 2013. Nigel Rothfels will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening with a reception afterwards, followed on Saturday by a full day of conference presentations. We welcome panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines. Possible submissions may (but do not need to) address some of the following areas:

CRUELTY: USC English Conference (April 12-13 2013)

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
University Southern California Association of English Graduate Students

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
April 12-13 2013

Deadline for proposals: January 6, 2013

Keynote speaker: Chandan Reddy (University of Washington), author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality and the U.S. State (Duke, 2011)

This conference will explore the many definitions of cruelty, both banal and extraordinary. Cruelty can be inherent in the ways that we perceive, interact with and take pleasure in one another and ourselves. At times it cannot be distinguished from violence. Cruelty is lived and experienced differently across boundaries, borders, bodies, and time periods. It continues to spread and mutate with globalization in the 21st century.