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Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference,

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 10:46pm
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assn.)

October 28 – October 31, 2010
Alexandria, VA

Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:

- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism

CCCC 2011 Panel: "Constructions of Disability in the Composition Classroom" (4/25)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 9:02pm
Julie Nelson / University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

The CCCC Position Statement on disability (adopted in 2006) states that disability studies is especially useful in critiquing definitions and representations of normalcy: "The questions posed by disability studies ask us to rethink language, the body, the environment, identity, culture, power, and the nature of knowledge itself, enabling a meaningful engagement at multiple levels: bodily, personal, social, cultural, and political."

This panel examines how disability studies can be used in composition courses to help students further complicate their understandings of ability and disability in the writing classroom and beyond.

Fables of Fear International Conference Aug 7&8, 2010 cpracsis.org

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 7:10pm
CPRACSIS (Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia)

Fables of Fear
International Conference Aug 7&8, 2010

cpracsis.org
Thrissur, Kerala, India.

One of the arresting definitions of happiness is the aphoristic statement of Walter Benjamin: "To be happy means to be able to look into oneself without being frightened." In this age of Hyper Capitalism, where fear is all pervasive, this ability is precisely what seems to be missing. We can neither look into our own self or the outside world without being frightened. Every dilation/dialectics of eyes is predisposed toward the melancholic essence of things. Things, in turn, return the gaze as coldly as possible. And, it seems, we are transfixed in the gravitational field of fear for ever.

Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference,11th-13th November 2010

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:53pm
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Ireland and Modernity: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, 11th-13th November 2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Fintan Cullen (University of Nottingham)
Professor Luke Gibbons (Maynooth, NUI)
Professor Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego SU)

Contribute to the new journal LiBRI

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 2:36pm
Bogdan Patrut / EduSoft

LiBRI. Linguistic and Literary Broad Research and Innovation
"LiBRI. Linguistic and Literary Broad Research and Innovation" is an international journal for specialists in linguistics, literature, cultural studies, and related fields. The papers should be original unpublished papers, written in English or French.
More information: http://libri.broadresearch.org

Contribute to the new interdisciplinary journal: BRAND

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 2:33pm
Bogdan Patrut / EduSoft

BRAND. Broad Research in Accounting, Negotiation, and Distribution

This is the new BRAND: Broad Research in Accounting, Negotiation, and Distribution.

The aim of the journal is to make an agora of different experts in economics, social and political sciences. We expect articles from experts in different scientific and practical fields, like accounting, marketing, management, economics, trade, trade law, finance, operations research, optimization, graph theory, game theory, voting, political communication, sociology etc.

Our journal is currently indexed/listed/covered in:

RePEc (Ideas, EconPapers), IndexCopernicus, getCITED, Google Academics, Socionet.ru

CFP MAPACA October 28-31, 2010

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 2:05pm
Mid Atlantic Popular American Culture Association

Call for Papers MAPACA 2010
Conference October 28-31
Alexandria, VA

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

MAPACA -- Working Class Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:58pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

This area examines representations of the working class in all areas of culture, including but not limited to art, literature, film, and the media. Some topics and issues include differentiations between working class, working poor, blue collar, and middle class labels, including immigrant and ethnic portrayals. Other topics may deal with cross-cultural analysis of working class culture and other aspects of society, such as counter/subcultures. Also welcome are issues of working class culture within a globalized society, as well as the role of the popular imagination in conceptualizing working class representations.

MAPACA -- Women's Studies Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:54pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Women's Studies seeks papers, panels and roundtables that
investigate and discuss any of the many overlaps between gender and popular culture. Topics include, but certainly are not limited to:

*women and the media
*women and art
*women and beauty
*women and politics
*portrayals of motherhood
*working women
*women and religion
*women writers, written women

MAPACA supports all approaches; one goal of this conference is to create interdisciplinary exchange. As such, the Women's Studies area seeks papers by scholars from all fields of study. Students, both graduate and undergraduate, are encouraged to apply.

MAPACA -- War Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:51pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

War has been one of the few constants in human history, waged by nations, tribes, and other factions for numerous reasons--some valid and noble, some questionable. This area seeks to explore the ways that
wars--declared and undeclared, just and unjust, sacred and profane, fictional and "real"--have impacted the social, economic, technological, ideological, and other aspects of culture.

MAPACA -- Visual Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:49pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Visual culture acknowledges the vast changes in our cultural
environment, affected by relationships between new technologies, art and media forms and the massive production of images. While the field of visual culture encompasses all things visual it also contests traditionally set boundaries between high and low culture,
particularly in regards to the onslaught of digital imagery that has

MAPACA -- Violence and Society; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:46pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

We invite submissions for several sessions on Violence and Society. As an area of study, "Violence and Society" includes the verbal, physical, mental, emotional, and/or implied abuse directed towards any individual or group of individuals. Areas of examination may include, but are not limited to, "abuse" (objectional or demeaning portrayal) of women, children, gays, or any other targeted population/individuals/race through the media, advertisement, music and/or music television videos, literature, television, movies, societal behavior, human interaction, communication, education, religion, and any other societal dimension.

MAPACA -- Vampire Romance Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:43pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Vampire Romance welcomes papers/presentations which examine any of the recent (and not so recent) representations of vampires not as blood-sucking fiends, but as romantic heroes in film, television, art, and literature. Though not an exhaustive list, potential presenters may wish to consider the following:

The Byronic Hero
Textual Analysis
Race and Otherness
Language and Rhetoric
Archival Research/History
Fans and Fandom
Sociological or Psychological Readings
For those who relish their vampire fiends, MAPACA also has a place for you. See our "Horror" area.

MAPACA -- Urban Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 1:40pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

"When a man rides a long time through wild regions, he feels the desire for a city," writes Italo Calvino in his beautiful account of imaginary urban environments, Invisible Cities. The Urban Culture area of MAP/ACA seeks presenters who explore the varied ways in which humans inhabit the city (real, imaginary, lost) and negotiate their urban desires. Papers addressing issues such as displacement, multi-cultural encounter, hybridization, and the production or loss of public space in the context of the metropolitan city are welcome. How do the home, the museum, world's fairs, ethnic food, architecture, spoken and written word, street performance, photography, film, sound, music, and movement, help us inscribe the city and to what end?

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