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Call for Panelists for a Video Game Panel for the National PCA/ACA conference

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:01pm
Matthew Wysocki; Flagler College

Looking to propose a panel on Video Gaming to the National PCA/ACA conference in April. We need four people and our third realized he can't attend.

Reading and Playing Video Games: Issues of Control

The word control has many implications when it is used in connection with video games. Obviously on a basic level, unlike other media, if a player does not control the game, there is no experience. You must participate to keep the story moving forward. Enjoyment of the experience can also connect to control. For many players, pleasure comes from the equilibrium between the player's control over the game and the game's control over the player.

Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts (interdisciplinary conference)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:13pm
Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh

Conference CfP:

'Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts'

The University of Edinburgh, UK, May 28-29 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr. Johanna Oksala (University of Dundee)

"DVD Translations and Transmissions" -- ACLA 2011 (3/31/11-4/3/11: Vancouver)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 8:45pm
ACLA 2011 conference

This seminar will investigate the material and textual geographies of DVDs. In order to explore the industrial and cultural circulation of DVDs, we invite proposals that consider but are not limited to the following questions: What forms of translation do DVDs enable, hinder, or prohibit? How do bonus features and other DVD paratexts engage different regional, national, and transnational audiences? How have new piracy strategies negotiated the tensions between "global cinema" and regional zones of DVD production and distribution? What local and global geographies of distribution (both legal and illegal) has the DVD mapped?
What is the relevance of the DVD within the transmedia landscape?

[UPDATE] Mobility and Migration in Canadian and Quebec Literatures

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 8:00pm
The Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québécoises

The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL)
L'Association des littératures canadienne et québécoise (ALCQ)

Call for Papers / Appel à communications
(Le texte français suit)

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University
Fredericton, New Brunswick
May 28-30, 2011

Mobility and Migration in Canadian and Quebec Writing

The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures is pleased to invite papers on the subject of mobility and migration in the literature of Québec and of Canada for the purposes of its 2011 conference to be held in Fredericton.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 6:53pm
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region (Joint Conference with National PCA/ACA)


Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, Southwest/Texas Region (Joint Conference with National PCA/ACA)
Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011

The SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Associations are inviting papers on motorcycling and its impact on American society, other societies and cultures.

Suggested topics include:

The New "Other" Deadline Non. 30.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:15pm
Literary Horizons JOurnal


The rise of Barak Obama to the United States presidency, as the first African American to occupy the position, has heralded a new dawn both for America and the world. This development also underlies a re-shaping of political, economic, and social structures in a century that has seen a shift in perceptions toward minorities and other marginalized segments of the human race. Given this background, the Literary Horizons Journal, a journal dedicated solely to publishing the work of graduate students, is soliciting papers that explore the new century "Other." Submissions may focus on such topics as contemporary views of sexuality, race, religion, nationhood, migration, etc.

[UPDATED] Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works DEADLINE 12 Nov 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 3:06pm
Regina Yung Lee / American Comparative Literature Association

This panel at the ACLA annual meeting (Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011) seeks to actively engage with the transnational, translational, affective, and transformative aspects of fandom communities, especially in (but not limited to) new media contexts. As Donna Haraway puts it, "when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?" What are fan culture's canon and literacies? Who actively reads fandom's texts, and what does that literacy entail? What social constructs govern and emerge from these subcultural activities? And whose purposes do these questions serve?

Older Women & Life Story Narratives in Fiction panel at the New Cultures of Ageing Conference, 8-9 April 2011

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:38pm
Emma Filtness, Brunel University

On the 8-9 April 2011, Brunel University will hold the 'New Cultures of Ageing Conference', an interdisciplinary event focusing on representations of ageing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Keynote speakers include Fay Weldon and Will Self. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sa/artsub/english/engresearch/fcmap/c...

SPECTRUM literature magazine call for submissions - deadline Feb. 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:29pm
Spectrum literary magazine

Spectrum literary magazine is a student-run annual journal of art and literature published by UC Santa Barbara's College of Creative Studies. Founded in 1957, it is the longest-standing literary magazine in the UC system. We accept art, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works including interviews, personal essays, and creative or scholarly essays. We will be accepting submissions from October 1 - February 11.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture - American Culture/Pop Culture Association

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:22pm
American Culture Association/Pop Culture Association (Southwest)


PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:14pm
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole. Authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, among many others, consider historical or imagined catastrophes that usher in new sensibilities, while simultaneously shattering connections to the past. Traditionally, apocalypse narratives attempt to assert order and coherence where none previously existed. Does apocalypse literature still presume control over disaster? What has apocalypse literature come to signify in the U.S.? What does apocalypse literature offer? How have imagined or real endings come to be portrayed in American literature?

AALCS sessions at American Literature Assn., 26-29 May 2011, Boston

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:26am
African American Literature and Culture Society

AALCS invites 200-word proposals for presentations or panels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The program committee is especially interested in papers on representations of Hurricane Katrina. Other topics are also welcome. Deadline for submissions is 10 January 2011. Presenters must be members of AALCS by the time of the conference.Information about the society can be found at the AALCS website

Women and Mythology

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 10:33am
Association for Study of Women and Mythology

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) invites proposals for presentations at two regional symposia in 2011: for "The Embodied Goddess," March 12-13 in Philadelphia, PA, including aspects of gender and sexuality; body wisdom; maternity, menstruation and other women's mysteries; Asian women's traditions; and other folk traditions; and for Art and Inspired Scholarship," May 19 in Madison, WI, including discussions of art and living cultures; fiber/textile work and women's traditions; art and oracle; and generation of knowledge. Papers and workshops related to those topics will be given priority, but general topics are also welcome.