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Update: Fun & Games, March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 7:42pm
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum University of Michigan

CALL FOR PAPERS & Workshop Submissions

15th annual Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
March 24-26 2011
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

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Fun & Games

Keynote speaker:

Glenda Carpio
Professor of English & African and African American Studies
Harvard University
author of Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions of Slavery
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LAST CALL: CFP: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 6:06pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

Call for Papers Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
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

CFP: Doctor Who &/or Torchwood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

LAST CALL: CFP: Supernatural (TV Series) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 6:02pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

Call for Papers Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: Supernatural

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
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

CFP: Supernatural (TV Series) SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

LAST CALL: CFP: True Blood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:59pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
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

CFP: True Blood SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

The 2011 National and Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Joint Conference, The Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, April 20-23, 2011.

Reconsidering John Dos Passos

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:54pm
American Literature Association (conference); Victoria Bryan (panel chair)

In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M.

LAST CALL: CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA, (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:54pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

Call for Papers Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: Special Area: The Works of Joss Whedon

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org
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

Special CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/10; 4/20-23/11)

Popmatters: Spotlight on Joss Whedon

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:37pm
Popmatters.com

Pitch Deadline: 15 January 2010
Final Deadline: 10 February 2011

Contact: Robert Moore
Email: moore@popmatters.com

Writers assemble!

Principle photography has commenced on the new Marvel Studios superhero epic, "The Avengers", directed by one of pop culture's greatest creative talents, Joss Whedon.

To commemorate this event, Popmatters.com will place a Spotlight on Joss Whedon's rich and varied career.

[update] Poe and Who? American Literature Association Conference, Boston May 26-29, 2011.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:27pm
The Poe Studies Association

Poe and Who?
Teaching Poe can lead to many intriguing cultural and literary mash-ups. For example, classes have been taught on Poe and the Simpsons; Pop Culture and Poe; Poe and Roger Corman; Memento Mori and Poe; and Poe in the Writing Classroom. This panel invites abstracts on teaching Poe in combination with any other topic. What other writers might be paired with Poe? How can Poe be linked to contemporary currents in literature and/or culture? How would Poe work in a music or philosophy class? What materials can be shared to show the practicalities of teaching Poe as mash-up?

[UPDATE] Oklahoma State University English Conference

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 4:08pm
English Graduate Student Association

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

Documentary as body genre

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 2:42pm
Visible Evidence 18, August 11-14, 2011, NYU

Documentary as body genre

How can documentary be approached as a 'body genre'? How are elements of more conventional body genres (melodrama, porn, horror, comedy, performance art) integrated and employed in documentary works; and/or how do the latter invent and allow for alternative forms of addressing embodiment?
With a special interest in socially and academically marginalized bodies, this panel seeks to discuss various forms of embodiment on and off screen – as representation, event and/or address. Embodiment is here primarily though not exclusively viewed as a negotiation of a self. Possible topics may include but are not restricted to:

Special Issue of Social Text: Public Art (Feb 1, 2011; Sept. 1, 2011)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 2:23pm
Robert Brazeau

Special Issue of Social Text: Public Art

Previously unpublished essays are sought for a special issue of Social Text on the theme of public art. Essays covering any aspect of public art are welcome, although consideration will be given to papers that take up one or more of the following:

-- the challenges to public art in the era of globalization and multi-national capitalism

-- the social efficacy or ideological underpinnings of public art

-- an examination or analysis of particular public art installations, especially where the piece itself (or some aspect of its placement, development, or installation) opens onto compelling theoretical questions

Defining Academic Work in Modern Languages and Literatures

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 2:12pm
2012 Modern Language Association Conference in Seattle (Jan 5-8)

This panel seeks to analyze the nature of faculty work in modern languages and literatures from an interdisciplinary, scholarly perspective. What characterizes faculty labor in these fields and the humanities in general, especially as compared to work in other academic disciplines such as the natural and social sciences? How do configurations of academic work as variable combinations of teaching, scholarship and service justify or fail to justify different career tracks for faculty members? We seek papers that advance historical, philosophical, and theoretical analyses in order to explain current configurations of faculty work and help us to imagine new ones. 500 word abstract by March 15, 2011.

Medieval Film/TV/Electronic Games Paper(s)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:50pm
Michael A Torregrossa / The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages is seeking a paper or papers to round out a session on medievalism in film, TV, or electronic games for the 2011 Plymouth State Medieval and Renaissance Forum to be held from 15-16 April 2011.

Please submit proposals by 31 December 2010 to our Conference Committee at Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com.

The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due April 1, 2011)

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Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:49pm
Joseph Donica/Southern Illinois University

With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts of states.

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