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CFP: The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/30/09; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/31/10-4/3/10)

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 11:00am
Louis Palmer, Gothic Chair Popular Culture Association


March 31-April 3, 2010
The Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, with additional space reserved at the America's Center, 701 Convention Plaza--across the street from the Renaissance Grand Hotel.
Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis

800 Washington Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63101

(314) 621 9600

1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)


We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 4:20pm
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters

Call for Papers, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 2010
Section: Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences

Accepting panel & paper proposals on any topic in the social sciences. Special interest in interdisciplinary studies and in studies that discuss/employ humanities and/or natural sciences with social sciences.

Conference: March 26, 2010 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Abstracts are due by November 30, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted on line at the Michigan Academy website:

Final CFP: 'Style in Theory / Styling Theory', Malta, Nov 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 11:40am
University of Malta

Please circulate. Apologies for cross-posting.


Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta



*Catherine Belsey
*Simon Critchley
*Stefan Herbrechter
*Fiona Hughes
*Giuseppe Mazzotta
*Laurent Milesi
*Jean-Michel Rabaté
*Stuart Sillars

CFP: 2010 National PCA Fat Studies (St. Louis 3/31-4/3; December 1, 2009)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 9:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Fat Studies is becoming an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against notions of "fatness" and "the fat body"; explores fat bodies as they live in, are shaped by, and remake the world; and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance or celebration within mass culture. Fat Studies uses body size as the starting part for a wide-ranging theorization and explication of how societies and cultures, past and present, have conceptualized all bodies and the political/cultural meanings ascribed to every body.

[UPDATE] Obsolescence.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:06pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for "Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February 13-15, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."

Anthologies: A Conference

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 1:19pm
Department of English, Trinity College

Anthologies: A Conference

Trinity College, Hartford CT,
12-14 March, 2010

The Journal of Dracula Studies (due 4/1/10)

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:34pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Kutztown University

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf).
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Submissions must be received no later than April 1, 2010, in order to be considered for the 2010 issue.

October 31, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:53am
John Pennington / North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2009 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Critical Literary Regionalisms (ACCUTE Conference Montreal, May 2010) deadline Nov 15 09

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:34am
Susie DeCoste, University of Waterloo

Member-organized Session:
Critical Literary Regionalisms
Organizer: Susie DeCoste (Waterloo)
Frank Davey has argued that regionalist ideology tends toward environmental determinism, resulting in certain assumptions about what effects place should have on a person. Within this set of assumptions, any identification with other possible grounds of identity, such as race or gender, is less important. More recently, in Critical Regionalism: Connecting Politics and

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 2:50am
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 2:42am
Margaret Galvan & Tracy Riley/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

"Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to before November 15, 2009. Check for further information as the conference approaches.

[UPDATE] The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 deadline: 9/30/09

Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 10:41am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec

Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically and/or historically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood and what it reveals about subjectivity. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove,

Graduate Symposium & Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle, Jan. 29-30, 2010

Friday, September 18, 2009 - 9:41pm
University of British Columbia, Art History, Visual Art and Theory

29th Annual AHVA Graduate Symposium and Exhibition: Sights/Sites of Spectacle

Call for Submissions:

In 2010, the city of Vancouver will become the site of an immense international spectacle. On the eve of the Olympic Games, the AHVA 2010 Graduate Symposium and Exhibition will engage with the notion of spectacle as theoretical concept, historical phenomenon, and artistic theme.