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"Political and Social Engagement in 21st Century American Poetry" (ALA,5/13); deadline: 1/10/13

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 9:20pm
Ann Keniston/Jeffrey Gray

Papers solicited for 1-2 proposed special sessions at the American Literature Association conference in Boston in May 2013 considering the ways recent American poems address and respond to ecological, political, global, social, and/or other public events.

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

Satire in Popular Culture - extended deadline, 12/2/2012

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 4:48pm
SWTX PCA/ACA Annual Conference

CFP: Satire in Popular Culture
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 2 December 2012

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference,
February 13-16, 2013, Albuquerque, NM
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
300 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102 USA

Graphic Art: Violence and Healing in Comics and Graphic Novels, ROMOCOCO, 28-30 May 2013; Deadline: 1 March 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:30pm
Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

Recent tragedies, including the Aurora shooting that struck close to the heart of the ROMOCOCO and Denver Comic Con family, have turned the national conversation towards the roots and consequences of violence. Though there are many sociological and psychological areas of study that theorize about the relationship between violence in the media and "real world" violence, it is also important to examine this pervasive topic through literary analysis. For ROMOCOCO 2013, we are particularly interested in essays that investigate the role, purpose and representation of violence in comic books and graphic novels and/or their subsequent film versions. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Animal Representation, February 8-9, 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:22pm
University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop

Conference Title: Animal Representation

Conference Dates: February 8-9, 2013

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Keynote Speaker: Nigel Rothfels, author of *Savages and Beasts: The Birth of
the Modern Zoo* (2002), and editor of *Representing Animals* (2002)

[UPDATE] Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Area SWTX PCA/ACA Due 12/2/12

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:04pm
Southwest/Texas Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Extended Deadline 12/2/12

Call for Papers
Adaptation: Film, Literature and Culture

SWTX PCA/ACA 34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Join us this year, as a returning or first-time participant, in the Adaptation area, a long-standing, well-represented area with a history of excellent presentations.

The Adaptation area this year encompasses traditional approaches to adaptation, including

UPDATE: SW/TX PCA/ACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:09am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

Deadline Extended: December 2, 2012

SW/TX PCA/ACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area
34th Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference
February 13 – 16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org

Submission deadline extended: December 2, 2012
Submit proposals to: http://conference2013.swtxpca.org

Special Issue of Criticism on 'Critical Air Studies'

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:54am
Christopher Schaberg / Loyola University New Orleans

Now accepting submissions for a special issue of Criticism shaped around the topic 'Critical Air Studies'.

From the poetics of airborne perspectives to the halting grind of airport delays; from the politics of full body scanners to pressures on labor unions and massive corporate mergers; from narratives about contemporary globalization to the early instrumentalities of Empire; from serving as staging grounds for ecological crisis to acting as reserves for certain performances of gender & sexuality; from the secret machinations of drone warfare to the banalities of in-flight WiFi—air travel finds itself at the nexus of myriad popular conversations and charged discourses.  

Call for Papers- Revista Liberia

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 9:42am
Revista Liberia

REVISTA LIBERIA - CALL FOR PAPERS

DEADLINE: January 15th

SUBMISSIONS: http://www.revistaliberia.org

Revista Liberia will be publishing its first issue in May 2013.

Our first issue aims to discuss the intertwining discourses of

history and literature. We would like to explore how Cultural

Studies and Cultural History merge and diverge: how recent

academic cultural research seems to be closely linked to the

ideology of postmodernism and its conceptualization of

"history" -from its thesis of the end of history to its apparent

disregard for the historical dimension of cultural phenomena.

[UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED] Film Theory and Aesthetics: now 2 December, 2012

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:53am
SOUTHWEST/TEXAS POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

Proposals are now being sought for review in the Film Theory and Aesthetics Area. Review begins immediately and continues until November 16, 2012. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations; other topics in the area are also welcome:

UPDATE: April 2013 American Studies Graduate Sypmposium CFP

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:34am
American Studies, Purdue University

Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship out of the Ivory Tower
38th Annual American Studies Symposium
Purdue University, April 17-19, 2013
Kevin Willmott and Marc Anthony Neal, Keynote Speakers

Border Crossing, 4 January 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 7:04am
Khalid CHAOUCH / Research Laboratory on Culture and Communication

The Research Laboratory on Culture and Communication
Middle Ground. Journal of Literary and Cultural Encounters.
Beni Mellal, Morocco

Tell me a story, show me the world - 13 and 14 September 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 6:09am
Zurich University of Teacher Education - Switzerland

Tell me a story, show me the world
The Department of English at the Zurich University of Teacher Education is organising a conference to celebrate story-telling and reading as a window on the world and as a key stimulus for learning a foreign language.
The two-day conference aims to provide insights into the state of the art of children's and young adults' literature and into new developments in story-related methodology at primary and secondary level. With input from authors, illustrators, storytellers, teachers, researchers and teacher educators, we hope to make our conference as authentic and lively as possible.

Call For Papers IJAET 2013

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 4:47am
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology

International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology
(IJAET)
ISSN : 2231-1963

Call for Papers – Vol 5 Iss 2 - IJAET January 2013
IJAET is an scholarly, online international journal that publishes original research papers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. The aim of the IJAET is to publish peer reviewed research and review articles. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The Journal covers all essential branches of Engineering & Technology.

HIGH QUALITY PAPERS FOR IJAET ARE INVITED FOR SUBMISSION.

Objectives of IJAET

Criticism and Reviews of Popular Genre Fiction

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 3:28am
Anna Faktorovich / Anaphora Literary Press

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal (2009-present) is re-focusing on popular modern genre fiction, and is looking for submissions from academics and independent scholars in this field. The Fall 2012 issue of PLJ will feature an interview with Cinda Williams Chima, the best-selling YA author of the Heir series, as well as with other well-known writers. PLJ has done interviews for 2 prior summer issues with the winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and will also do interviews with the winners of the Cannes festival this year. Prepared research essays on popular fiction are especially wanted. You can request to do an interview for PLJ by soliciting a popular filmmaker or writer on your own, or signing up as a volunteer when opportunities become available.

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