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UPDATE: Dime Novels/Pulps/Juvenile Series (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

**** CALL FOR PAPERS ****
   
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  Joint Annual Conference
   
  Boston Marriot Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  UPDATED Submission Deadline: 3 November 2006
   
  The PCA Dime Novels, Pulps, and Juvenile Series Books division invites interested parties to submit papers for presentation. Papers may cover (but are not limited to) any aspect of the following topics: authors, major characters, themes, readership, bibliography or research methods, social commentary, early genre forms, special collections, and matters of gender, race, class, image or attitude.
   

CFP: Appalachian Studies (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Jimmy Smith

Appalachia was, and remains, one place where Americans' thoughts go when the=
y have to re-think what it means to be American. Whether it is understood as=
 the First Frontier, the original Old West, or an Eden infested with the sna=
kes of race, class, and violence, Appalachia offers exceedingly fertile grou=
nd for popular and scholarly investigation.

Presentations covering a broad range of Appalachian culture

are welcome, as are thematic panels composed of three to

four presentations. Topics may include:

--Appalachian music

--Appalachian writers

--Appalachia in film

--Appalachia in television

--Gender in Appalachia

--"Fighting Back" in Appalachia

CFP: Appalachian Studies (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Jimmy Smith

Appalachia was, and remains, one place where Americans' thoughts go when the=
y have to re-think what it means to be American. Whether it is understood as=
 the First Frontier, the original Old West, or an Eden infested with the sna=
kes of race, class, and violence, Appalachia offers exceedingly fertile grou=
nd for popular and scholarly investigation.

Presentations covering a broad range of Appalachian culture

are welcome, as are thematic panels composed of three to

four presentations. Topics may include:

--Appalachian music

--Appalachian writers

--Appalachia in film

--Appalachia in television

--Gender in Appalachia

--"Fighting Back" in Appalachia

UPDATE: German Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

  2007 PCA/ACA National Conference
      
  April 4-7, 2007
      
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
      
  UPDATED Submission deadline: November 3, 2006
   
  We welcome papers on various subjects pertaining
  to Germany, its literature, and its culture. Specific
  topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
   
   
  "Animals in German Culture: A New Umwelt"
   
  Papers are sought that deal with representations
  of animals in German-language, literature and
  culture. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
  the impact of such representations on body theory;

UPDATE: Arthurian Legends (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

ARTHURIAN LEGENDS
   
  Popular Culture Association
  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 3, 2006
   
  Papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments
  of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium--
  print, visual, musical, commercial, electronic--are welcome.
   
  Abstracts should be 250 words max. Panel proposals must
  include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail
  submissions are acceptable. Please submit abstracts and
  proposals in duplicate.
   
   
  Electronic submissions to:
   

UPDATE: Arthurian Legends (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

ARTHURIAN LEGENDS
   
  Popular Culture Association
  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 3, 2006
   
  Papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments
  of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium--
  print, visual, musical, commercial, electronic--are welcome.
   
  Abstracts should be 250 words max. Panel proposals must
  include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail
  submissions are acceptable. Please submit abstracts and
  proposals in duplicate.
   
   
  Electronic submissions to:
   

UPDATE: Children's Television (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

2007 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
  OF THE POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
  and AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  Children's Television Area
   
  UPDATED Submission Deadline: 3 November 2006
   
  The "Children's Television" Area of the Popular Culture Association invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of Children's Television Programs. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: representations of literature, educational aspects, critical perspectives, historical examinations, or discussions regarding the place of children's television in, or influence on, popular culture.
   

UPDATE: Gay, Lesbian, & Queer Studies (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

GAY, LESBIAN, AND QUEER STUDIES
   
  Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
   
  POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
  2007 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
   
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
   
  For more information on the PCA/ACA,
  please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 3, 2006
   
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized
  around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers.
  Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four
  papers or speakers per standard session.
   

UPDATE: Children's Television (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

2007 NATIONAL CONFERENCE
  OF THE POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION
  and AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  Children's Television Area
   
  UPDATED Submission Deadline: 3 November 2006
   
  The "Children's Television" Area of the Popular Culture Association invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of Children's Television Programs. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: representations of literature, educational aspects, critical perspectives, historical examinations, or discussions regarding the place of children's television in, or influence on, popular culture.
   

UPDATE: Conspiracy Theory & Paranormal Claims (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

2007 PCA/ACA NATIONAL CONFERENCE
   
  Conspiracy Theory & Claims for the Paranormal
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED Submission deadline: November 3, 2006
   
  We welcome papers on various subjects pertaining to conspiracy theories, to pseudoscience and to claims for the paranormal. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
   
  --The Political Conspiracy and its Representations
  --"Bullsh!t, Mythbusting and other Skeptics in Popular Culture"
  --The Da Vinci Code
  --Conspiracies and Claims for the Paranormal in New Religious Movements
   

UPDATE: Film Adaptation (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

CALL FOR PROPOSALS, ABSTRACTS, or PANELS
   
  FILM ADAPTATION
   
  2007 NATIONAL POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/
  AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
   
  BOSTON MARRIOTT COPLEY PLACE
  BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
   
  APRIL 4-7, 2007
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 3, 2006
   
  Film adaptation is a wide-ranging genre that crosses
  the borders between music, stage, novels, short stories,
  poetry, biography, autobiography, illness narrative,
  television, science, politics, history, and more, transforming
  those mediums into the world of larger-than-life images
  with booming sound and vibrant color allowing an audience

UPDATE: Garage Rock (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

Call For Papers UPDATE: PCA/ACA 2007 National Conference
   
  Area: American Culture Association, Music
   
  Conference Name: PCA/ACA 2007 National Conference
   
  Conference Date: April 4-7, 2007
   
  Conference Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED Submission Deadline: 3 November 2006
   
  Topic: Contemporary Garage Rock and its Influences
   
  This panel is constructed to discuss the history, influences,
  and other apects of contemporary Garage Rock. All papers
  on these relationships will be considered.
   
  What to send: Abstracts of 150 words will be accepted
  for consideration
   

UPDATE: Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

FASHION, APPEARANCE AND CONSUMER IDENTITY
   
  Popular Culture Association
  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED Submission deadline: November 3, 2006
   
  Fashion, Appearance and Consumer Identity is concerned
  with the areas of clothing, fashion in literature and other
  media, historical costume, fashion aesthetics, fashion and
  appearance, fashion marketing, merchandising, retailing,
  the psychological/sociological aspects of dress, cultural
  appearances, as well as any areas relating to consumption
  and consumer identity. Papers from all disciplines are

UPDATE: Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

FASHION, APPEARANCE AND CONSUMER IDENTITY
   
  Popular Culture Association
  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting
   
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED Submission deadline: November 3, 2006
   
  Fashion, Appearance and Consumer Identity is concerned
  with the areas of clothing, fashion in literature and other
  media, historical costume, fashion aesthetics, fashion and
  appearance, fashion marketing, merchandising, retailing,
  the psychological/sociological aspects of dress, cultural
  appearances, as well as any areas relating to consumption
  and consumer identity. Papers from all disciplines are

UPDATE: Biography (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

2007 Annual National
  Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Conference
   
  Boston, Massachusetts
  4-7 April 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  110 Huntington Avenue
  Boston, MA 02116
   
  Biography Area: Popular Culture Association
   
  UPDATED Deadline for proposal submissions is:
  3 November 2006.
   
  http://www.popularculture.org
   
  The Biography section of the Popular Culture
  Association announces a call for papers on
  Biography and Popular Culture. Panels run 90 minutes;
  each panelist has 20 minutes for presentation with

UPDATE: Biography (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

2007 Annual National
  Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Conference
   
  Boston, Massachusetts
  4-7 April 2007
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  110 Huntington Avenue
  Boston, MA 02116
   
  Biography Area: Popular Culture Association
   
  UPDATED Deadline for proposal submissions is:
  3 November 2006.
   
  http://www.popularculture.org
   
  The Biography section of the Popular Culture
  Association announces a call for papers on
  Biography and Popular Culture. Panels run 90 minutes;
  each panelist has 20 minutes for presentation with

UPDATE: Eros & Pornography (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

CFP: Eros, Pornography, and Popular Culture
   
  2007 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations
  National Conference
   
  April 4 -7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca.
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE UPDATE: NOVEMBER 3, 2006
   
  We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, ideally with four papers or speakers per standard session.
   

UPDATE: Electronic Communication & Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

CULTURES OF NOISE:
  Communicating Error in an Information Age
   
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  National Conference
   
  Boston, MA
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  UPDATED Deadline for Submissions: November 3, 2006
   
  The Electronic Communication and Culture Area
  of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals
  for panels and individual papers on the theme of error/noise
  in a cybernetic society.
   
  In a culture of information, "noise" marks a rupture
  of signification that lays bare the dispersive and dissipative
  features of digital networks. In what ways are "error" and

CFP: Cultural Memory and Canonization Processes (Switzerland) (12/1/06; 5/31/07-6/2/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
R.Hohl_at_unibas.ch

MOMENT TO MONUMENT

Conference at The English Department of Basel University (Switzerland)
May 31-June 2, 2007

Keynote speakers:
Aleida Assmann (Univ. of Konstanz)
Péter Dávidházi (Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest)
David Morley (Goldsmiths College, Univ. of London)
Ann Thompson (King's College, Univ. of London)

CFP: Cultural Memory and Canonization Processes (Switzerland) (12/1/06; 5/31/07-6/2/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
R.Hohl_at_unibas.ch

MOMENT TO MONUMENT

Conference at The English Department of Basel University (Switzerland)
May 31-June 2, 2007

Keynote speakers:
Aleida Assmann (Univ. of Konstanz)
Péter Dávidházi (Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest)
David Morley (Goldsmiths College, Univ. of London)
Ann Thompson (King's College, Univ. of London)

CFP: Cultural Memory and Canonization Processes (Switzerland) (12/1/06; 5/31/07-6/2/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
R.Hohl_at_unibas.ch

MOMENT TO MONUMENT

Conference at The English Department of Basel University (Switzerland)
May 31-June 2, 2007

Keynote speakers:
Aleida Assmann (Univ. of Konstanz)
Péter Dávidházi (Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest)
David Morley (Goldsmiths College, Univ. of London)
Ann Thompson (King's College, Univ. of London)

UPDATE: Business/Corporate Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
Leslie Fife

CALL FOR PAPERS UPDATE
   
  2007 PCA/ACA National Conference
   
  BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
   
  APRIL 4 - 7, 2007
   
  Business Culture / Corporate Culture Area
   
  UPDATED Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2006.
   
  The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association invite papers on organizational culture. We are particularly interested in works that explore the link between corporate culture and popular culture.
   
  Suggested Topics:
   
  --communication skills (writing, reading, and culture)
  --depictions of corporate culture in literature and other media
  --"conscious capitalism"

UPDATE: Automobile Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
Leslie Fife

Call for Papers: Automobile Culture
  2007 Popular Culture Association/
  American Culture Association
  National Conference
   
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  For additional conference information:
   http://www.h-net.org/~pcaaca
   
  UPDATED Submission Deadline: November 3, 2006.
   
  This is a call for papers for area of Automobile Culture.
  The automobile has had an immense influence upon our
  lives in innumerable ways. This area will seek to provide
  an understanding of this influence within the social and

UPDATE: Digital Games (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
Leslie Fife

CFP: Digital Games
   
  PCA/ACA National Conference
   
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED Abstract Submission Deadline: November 3, 2006
   
  The Digital Games area of the Popular Culture Association
  invites papers/panels on digital games (video games, computer
  games, arcade games, etc.) and digital game studies for the Popular
  Culture Association/American Culture Association National
  Conference to be held April 4-7, 2007, at the Boston Marriott
  Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. All topics related to
  digital games and digital game studies will be considered.
   

UPDATE: Heinlein Studies (10/17/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
Leslie Fife

Robert A. Heinlein Studies
  An Area of the Popular Culture Association
  National PCA/ACA Conference
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 17 October 2006
   
  2007 marks the 100th anniversary of Robert A. Heinlein's birth. Centennial events and celebrations will take place throughout the year. Select papers presented at the 2007 PCA/ACA conference will be published in special Centennial issues of the Heinlein Journal.
   

UPDATE: Heinlein Studies (10/17/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
Leslie Fife

Robert A. Heinlein Studies
  An Area of the Popular Culture Association
  National PCA/ACA Conference
   
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  UPDATED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 17 October 2006
   
  2007 marks the 100th anniversary of Robert A. Heinlein's birth. Centennial events and celebrations will take place throughout the year. Select papers presented at the 2007 PCA/ACA conference will be published in special Centennial issues of the Heinlein Journal.
   

CFP: Modern Language Studies Reviews (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:22pm
Roth, Laurence

Modern Language Studies (MLS) would like to solicit reviews of significant,
intriguing, or unusual primary source materials for upcoming issues.
Reviewers must be members of the Northeast Modern Language Association
(www.nemla.org) by the time of publication.

Reviews of scholarly editions, hypertext/internet literatures, visual
culture, popular culture, and, of course, novels, short stories, poetry,
plays, films, and creative non-fiction are all welcome. We also welcome
reviews that emphasize interdisciplinary approaches or primary sources that
cross disciplinary boundaries.

Reviews should range from 1000-3000 words.

CFP: Walsingham (12/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:22pm
Waller, Gary

CFP: Walsingham (12/31/06, Collection).=20
Essays are sought for a collection on the historical, literary and =
broader cultural significance of Walsingham, the medieval pilgrimage =
site to the Virgin Mary, which was been revived in the Twentieth =
Century. Modern accounts have generally focused on historical origins, =
theology, or personal devotion: while these approaches will not be =
ignored, essays are especially sought on artistic, anthropological, =
architectural, poetical (e g Ballads, Ralegh=92s poem, Hamlet, T S =
Eliot, Robert Lowell), and broader cultural impact and significance =
including pilgrimage, cultural nostalgia, magic, goddess religion. Poems =

CFP: Walsingham (12/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:22pm
Waller, Gary

CFP: Walsingham (12/31/06, Collection).=20
Essays are sought for a collection on the historical, literary and =
broader cultural significance of Walsingham, the medieval pilgrimage =
site to the Virgin Mary, which was been revived in the Twentieth =
Century. Modern accounts have generally focused on historical origins, =
theology, or personal devotion: while these approaches will not be =
ignored, essays are especially sought on artistic, anthropological, =
architectural, poetical (e g Ballads, Ralegh=92s poem, Hamlet, T S =
Eliot, Robert Lowell), and broader cultural impact and significance =
including pilgrimage, cultural nostalgia, magic, goddess religion. Poems =

CFP: Literature and the Obscure (11/1/06; CEA, 4/12/07-4/14/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:22pm
Joe Pestino

Call for Papers for an NYCEA sponsored Special Topics Panel on
"Literature of the Obscure" at the 2007 College English Association
(CEA) Conference New Orleans—April 12 to April 14, 2007

We welcome submissions of NYCEA papers presented previously on the
following NYCEA Conference theme, OR new submissions on the topic of
this special session call: "Literature of the Obscure"

We also welcome full panel proposals fitting the above panel topic.

It is our desire to be able to field at the CEA conference a number of
panels on the above NYCEA conference theme; it is our intent to create a
subset of scholarly communities, arising out of the NYCEA affiliate,
within the larger CEA conference community.

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