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Kalamazoo 2010 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Aurality and Literacy: Textual Audiences in Late Medieval Engla

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 11:38pm
Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Late medieval England existed at the liminal spaces of media - within, without, and between oral, chirographic, and typographic "texts."  All of these media played important roles in creating linguistic works of art and in fashioning the communities and audiences of those works. Originators of such narratives, remembrances, complaints, lyrics, prophecies, and other works (whether oral or written) might have had various communities or audiences in mind  - both the aural and the literate - and frequently their works spoke to these varying audiences in different manners, whether intentionally or unintentionally.  This session will provide the opportunity for panelists to explore potential and real audiences of the works created in late medieval England.

Essays on Welsh Mythology in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:40pm
University of California, Riverside and Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

In recent years, interest in Welsh mythology and legendary figures has grown exponentially in popular culture, with appearances in diverse arenas ranging from fantasy fiction to role-playing games, from children's literature to tourist sites and even Celtic-inspired rock music and heavy metal. We are seeking essays that explore the uses and appropriations of these legends into "popular" spaces, hoping to trace the patterns of interpretation and reinscription to offer some insight into what meaning "Welsh mythology" retains in an increasingly postmodern, global society.

Sample topics (contributors are by no means limited to these) may include:

Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis; date 2009/12/05; deadline 2009/09/01

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 8:44pm
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

What is English studies in the early decade of the 21st century, when the national boundaries are being crossed and redrawn thanks to the international flight, the Internet and people flows, when the rise of China starts to challenge the dominance of the English, when it has dawned upon us much of academic production is enmeshed with the credit crunch? New intellectual paradigms seem to emerge as literary studies vie with cultural studies, and other subjects for finance, space, work force and, more importantly, students.

This conference aims to highlight emerging research focuses related to the studies of the English language, culture, literature, art, manners and tastes, etc. with special emphasis to their "oriental" context(s).

CFP: Guest Editors for Special Issues: Women's Writing 8/1/2009 (initial proposals) 12/15/2009 (final publication)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 2:07pm
WomenWriters.net

Women Writers scholarly zine seeks proposals for guest editor CFP's for our yearly Scholarly Special Issue on any aspect of Women's Writing. The special issue will be published in the January online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine, available at http://www.womenwriters.net .

Send your proposal to kimwells[at]womenwriters[dot]net by August 1, 2009.
Proposal should include:
--Your sample CFP— a 200-500 word proposal
--Vitae for all proposed editors
--short general bio & digital photo for all proposed editors

Co-editorships, including teacher/student mentor relationships, are very welcome.

Participatory Popular Culture and Literacy Across Borders

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 1:18pm
Bronwyn T. Williams / University of Louisville

Bronwyn T. Williams
University of Louisville
Amy A. Zenger
American University of Beirut

Participatory Popular Culture and Literacy Across Borders

Call for Proposals

The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:49pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

This is a special CFP on the works of Joss Whedon, including: Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, comics (Buffy season 8, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Spike, Angel, Fray), Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Serenity.

True Blood, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:47pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

CFP: True Blood SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

This is a special CFP on the television series True Blood.

Merlin and Re-imaginings of Arthurian Legend(s), SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 12:44pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

CFP: Merlin and Re-imaginings of Arthurian Legend(s), SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

This is a special CFP on any re-imagining of Arthurian Legend and Mythology in television, film, comic, fiction, or other form.

_Eureka_

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:41am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

SW/TX PCA/ACA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Special CFP: Eureka (11/15/09; 02/10-13/10)

The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA (at which the SF and F Area will be honored!)
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

This is a special CFP on SciFi's _Eureka_. All topics will be considered, although we especially encourage presentations which deal with the representation of:
• race and ethnicity
• gender
• food
• time and memory
• science
• small towns
• utopia/dystopia
• the investigative drama and science fiction/fantasy advertising/corporate sponsorship

The Work of Cornelia Funke

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:34am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Special Topic: Cornelia Funke

For the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010. This year the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored by the association!

This is a call for essays on the work of Cornelia Funke. We are interested especially in the _Inkheart_ trilogy, but Funke's other work is also welcome, ex. _Igraine the Brave_, _Dragonrider_.

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture 2010

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 6:59am
Indo-Caribbean Studies Association - University of Warwick

Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture 2010
Centre for Caribbean Studies
University of Warwick
1st-2nd of July 2010

To mark the foundation of the Indo-Caribbean Studies Association, the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick is hosting its second interdisciplinary conference on Indo-Caribbean Literature and Culture.