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[UPDATE] The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due June 1, 2011)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:12pm
Joseph L.V. Donica/Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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 within national states.

CFP: Korean Popular Culture (4/30/11; October 14-16, 2011)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 3:26pm
Paul Petrovic / Northern Illinois University

CALL FOR PAPERS

A Korean Popular Culture panel for the 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

The Korean Popular Culture panel is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from October 14-16, 2011.

Although I am interested in essays focusing on all facets of Korean Popular Culture, I seek special consideration toward more recent Korean films and media. In addition to any other prescient topics that you wish to explore and analyze, topics considering any of the following topics would be especially welcomed.

Bibliography and Textual Studies: The American Civil War (5/12/2011)

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 1:55pm
Midwest Modern Language Association Permanent Section on Bibliography and Textual Studies

As the United States begins observing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Midwest Modern Language Association's permanent section on Bibliography and Textual Studies welcomes paper proposals for a panel or group of panels on Civil War and war-related topics. The permanent section traditionally explores points of intersection between the literary studies and history of the book disciplines. Proposals for 2011 should merge the permanent section's disciplinary and theoretical focus with the historical frame of the war itself, the build up to the war, abolitionism, emancipation, Reconstruction, veterans of the Civil War, memorializing the war, or another closely related topic.

Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice

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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:34am
Hic Dragones

Thursday 1st December 2011
Manchester, United Kingdom

Papers are sought for a one-day conference in Manchester on representations and interpretations of Alice in Wonderland in popular culture. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of Lewis Carroll's creation, and to explore her most recent incarnations. Possible themes may include (but are not limited to):

 Film, TV and animated adaptations
 Translations, editions, sequels and prequels
 Music – pop, punk, rock and metal
 Fashion – from stripy tights to tattoos
 Psychedelia and drug culture
 Gothic Alices – subcultures, dress, artwork
 Disney's Alice
 Merchandise, ephemera, collectibles