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The Phoenix Papers

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 7:16pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association

We are pleased to announce a CFP for articles and reviews for our online peer-reviewed, open access journal, The Phoenix Papers (ISSN 2325-2316).

We welcome articles on fandom and media topics as well as reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We encourage scholars at all levels of achievement, whether affiliated with an institution or independent, to contribute to our journal. We accept submissions throughout the year with quarterly publication (January, April, July which also includes our conference proceedings, and October).

[UPDATE] Otaku Studies Area: Midwest Popular Culture Association

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 7:14pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Otaku are a group of fans devoted to Japanese animation, graphic arts, couture, and other cultural products and activities. These groups regularly populate hundreds of conventions across the US and Canada each year that often exceed 25,000 in attendance. This group has been part of the American cultural landscape since the release of Astro Boy in 1963 and they're still going strong today.

[UPDATE] New England ASA CFP Deadline extended one week (now 4/27)

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 6:14pm
New England American Studies Association

Call for Papers
New England American Studies Association 2013 Conference
Mashantucket, Connecticut
Sept 27th – 28th

Repression, Rebellion, and Representation: Cultural Challenges in New England and Beyond

Call for Submissions- Catholic Library World

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 6:07pm
Sigrid Kelsey / Catholic Library Association

Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming issues of Catholic Library World.

Catholic Library World is the official journal of the Catholic Library Association. Established in 1929, CLW is an international refereed quarterly journal. CLW publishes articles that focus on all aspects of librarianship, especially as it relates to Catholicism and Catholic Studies. CLW articles are intended for an audience that is interested in the broad role and impact of various types of libraries, including, but not limited to academic, public, theological, parish and church libraries, and school libraries. CLW respects diverse Christian traditions as well as non-Christian and welcomes relevant articles from a variety of religious traditions.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Collection: Captivity / Writing / Unbound

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:33pm
Pat Cesarini and Becky McLaughlin / University of South Alabama

Proposals for papers are invited for a collection entitled Captivity / Writing / Unbound. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing—such writing conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms—and that do so through a triangulation of the three operant terms: Captivity, Writing, Unbound.

[UPDATE] CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 12:35pm
University of Glasgow

The 'Assembling Identities' conference (University of Glasgow, 23rd-24th May) is an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

We are pleased to announce that registration for 'Assembling Identities' is now open. The completed registration form (available on our website) should be returned to arts-assemblingidentities2013@glasgow.ac.uk by the 5th of May 2013.

[Update] Essays on Clarence Major for Proposed Book (7/1/2013)

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 3:53pm
Dr. Gregory Leon Miller

Call for Submissions for a Book of New and Collected Essays on
Clarence Major (fiction and/or poetry and/or painting)

Charles Johnson is writing the foreword.

Please no single-work articles on My Amputations, Dirty Bird Blues, or Myself Painting; also, we do not need articles on detective/mystery motifs in Major's fiction or that focus exclusively on Major's early fiction.

Proposals on all other topics (including comparative approaches) are welcome

Please submit abstracts by July 1,
 2013 to gmiller9@csub.edu

[UPDATE] Doctor Who and Language

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:26pm
Jason Barr

Due to interest in expanding the topic of our previously proposed collection, Doctor Who and the Written Word, we have decided to make the collection more inclusive. As a result, we have re-titled the anthology Doctor Who and Language.

As he flies through all of space and time in his TARDIS, the Doctor—all eleven incarnations of him—has long wrestled with issues of textuality, language, and linguistics. The Doctor has been surrounded by the nuances of language and literature, from the second, tenth, and eleventh Doctors frantically flipping through his 500-year diary to the seventh Doctor's full embrace of the question mark as his calling card,

[UPDATE]Performing Gender: cultural ideals, expectations, and representations of gender in American

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 10:19am
Colleen Thorndike

During the rise of the middle-class in the 19th century, American writers produced a variety of conduct and advice books to help those moving from the working-class into the middle-class "act properly" in society. These conduct books set up American ideals in regard to gender roles and housekeeping; their influence can be seen in the consumer culture and even in the design of houses in the 19th century. The conduct and advice book genre is alive and well today, and in many respects so are the same ideals from their 19th century counterparts.

Out and About in Time and Space: Traveling Time in Television

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 7:51am
Gillian Leitch and Sherry Ginn

Time travel as a plot device has been used frequently in television for a variety of reasons. It offers the storyteller the opportunity to show alternate realities, use historical characters in new and interesting ways, and create ethical or moral dilemmas for the hero of the story. For many series, time travel acts as the primary mover of action; others use time travel in individual episodes, but don't rely on it for the series' theme. This project seeks to present the history and uses of time travel in television, and consequently time travellers. The deadline for chapter proposals will be the 30th of September.

Woody Allen Panel. PAMLA Annual Conference. Nov. 1st-3rd, 2013. San Diego.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 7:49am
Andrea Schmidt/PAMLA

Extended Deadline: May 12th.

This panel welcomes papers on all things Woody Allen. Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

1) Allen as Auteur: Artist versus Hollywood
2) Allen's New York: Race and Class
3) The European Films: A Career Reborn?
4) Gender/sexuality: Academy Award Wins versus Stereotypes
5) Allen and Literature

Please send an abstract of roughly 200-250 words to Andrea Schmidt (drealein9@gmail.com) by the deadline. Thank you!

Contact and Connection: Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:44am
University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study

"Contact and Connection": Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium
Thursday 27th June 2013, University of Warwick

Keynote speakers:
Dr Cathy Waters (University of Kent) and Professor Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)

The Other Western

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:22pm

This issue of Transformations seeks submissions from scholars in film and related fields concerning the 'other' Western. The 'other' Western is the possibilities implied by the Western itself, and how these possibilities might lead in other directions, other pathways. From its beginnings in the silent era, the film Western has always been at the forefront of innovations in cinematography, mise-en-scene, film style and the development of techniques of narration and characterisation. For Jim Kitses, the genre of the Western is