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CFP: Jews in Space (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWS IN SPACE =20
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The Jewish Studies Area, in conjunction with the Science Fiction and Fantasy=
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Area, of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at least one panel on=
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Jewish influences on the science fiction genre in literature, film, and=20
television for the 2007 ACA/PCA Conference being held in Boston, Massachuset=
ts, April=20
4-7, 2007. =20
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Areas to be explored include -- but are not exclusive to -- the following=20
topics:
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-- Isaac Asimov, father of modern science fiction, professor at Boston=20
University, and originator of such science fiction staples as the

CFP: Celebrating Jewish Identity (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

CELEBRATING JEWISH IDENTITY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on constructing modern Jewish identities, beginning in the=20
1970s for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April=
 4-7,=20
2007.=20
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Since the 1970s, being Jewish became acceptable and comedians and actors=20
retained their Jewish names. Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser,=
 Robin=20
Williams, Paul Reubens, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Gilda=20
Radner, Adam Goldberg, and Jeff Goldblum are just a few of the many successf=
ul=20

CFP: Celebrating Jewish Identity (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

CELEBRATING JEWISH IDENTITY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on constructing modern Jewish identities, beginning in the=20
1970s for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April=
 4-7,=20
2007.=20
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Since the 1970s, being Jewish became acceptable and comedians and actors=20
retained their Jewish names. Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser,=
 Robin=20
Williams, Paul Reubens, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Gilda=20
Radner, Adam Goldberg, and Jeff Goldblum are just a few of the many successf=
ul=20

CFP: ASU Writers Conference (11/6/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
Mary Ellen Hartje

Angelo State University's 11th Annual Writers Conference, Feb. 23-24,
2007, San Angelo Texas. Keynote speaker - Tobias Wolff. Accepting
poetry, fiction, non-fiction essays (15-20 min. reading time);
critical or biographical essays on Tobias Wolff (complete articles or
abstracts/proposals of about 250 words). Deadline for submission is
Nov. 6, 2006. Send submissions or inquiries to: Dr. Mary Ellen
Hartje, Conference Chair, Department of English, Angelo State
University, #10894 ASU Station, San Angelo, TX 76909-0894. E-mail
submissions welcome: me.hartje_at_angelo.edu. Conference web address:

CFP: Celebrating Jewish Identity (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

CELEBRATING JEWISH IDENTITY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on constructing modern Jewish identities, beginning in the=20
1970s for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April=
 4-7,=20
2007.=20
=20
Since the 1970s, being Jewish became acceptable and comedians and actors=20
retained their Jewish names. Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser,=
 Robin=20
Williams, Paul Reubens, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Gilda=20
Radner, Adam Goldberg, and Jeff Goldblum are just a few of the many successf=
ul=20

CFP: Celebrating Jewish Identity (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

CELEBRATING JEWISH IDENTITY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on constructing modern Jewish identities, beginning in the=20
1970s for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April=
 4-7,=20
2007.=20
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Since the 1970s, being Jewish became acceptable and comedians and actors=20
retained their Jewish names. Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser,=
 Robin=20
Williams, Paul Reubens, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Gilda=20
Radner, Adam Goldberg, and Jeff Goldblum are just a few of the many successf=
ul=20

CFP: The Kabbalah and Hollywood (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

THE KABBALAH AND HOLLYWOOD
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Hollywood celebrities and their interest and study of th=
e=20
Kabbalah for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, Ap=
ril=20
4-7, 2007.
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In recent years study of the Kabbalah has become more and more popular among=
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non-Jewish believers. Specifically, pop singer Madonna and her film directo=
r=20
husband Guy Ritchie, and actress Demi Moore and her actor husband Ashton=20
Kutcher are converts to Kabbalah, making study of Kabbalah the =E2=80=9Cin=
=E2=80=9D thing for many=20
people.
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CFP: The Kabbalah and Hollywood (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

THE KABBALAH AND HOLLYWOOD
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Hollywood celebrities and their interest and study of th=
e=20
Kabbalah for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, Ap=
ril=20
4-7, 2007.
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In recent years study of the Kabbalah has become more and more popular among=
=20
non-Jewish believers. Specifically, pop singer Madonna and her film directo=
r=20
husband Guy Ritchie, and actress Demi Moore and her actor husband Ashton=20
Kutcher are converts to Kabbalah, making study of Kabbalah the =E2=80=9Cin=
=E2=80=9D thing for many=20
people.
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CFP: Stephen Spielberg (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

STEPHEN SPIELBERG
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on specifically evaluating Stephen Spielberg for the 2007=20
conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
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Stephen Spielberg is one of the most powerful and most influential directors=
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in Hollywood today. His filmography includes Jaws, Close Encounters of the=20
Third Kind, the Indiana Jones films, his Academy Award winning film Schindle=
r=E2=80=99s=20
List, and Saving Private Ryan. He has worked with many of the best creative=
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people in the film industry including actors Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss,=
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UPDATE: Morgan Spurlock (9/10/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
Periart21_at_aol.com

 Call for Papers=20
The Documentary Tradition: =20
Contemporary Documentary Maker =E2=80=93 Morgan Spurlock
The Documentary Tradition - 2006 Film and History Conference
Dallas, Texas, United States

8th=E2=80=9312th November 2006
Deadline now extended to 10th September 2006
The Documentary Tradition and its many permutations will be the topic of th=
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Fall, 2006 Film and History Conference. =20
Proposals are now being accepted for The Documentary Tradition looking=20
specifically at the contemporary documentary maker Morgan Spurlock.
Listed below are some suggestions for possible proposals, but all other=20
perspectives and aspects will be considered.

CFP: Jewish Classical Musicians (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH CLASSICAL MUSICIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish Classical Musicians for the 2007 conference of the
ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Jewish musicians have influenced classical music almost since its inception.
More modern composers include such masters as Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav
Mahler, Jacques Offenbach, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland. Modern classical
performers include Arthur Rubenstein, Isaac Stern, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir
Horowitz, Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), Beverly Sills (nee Belle Miriam

CFP: Jewish Classical Musicians (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH CLASSICAL MUSICIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish Classical Musicians for the 2007 conference of the
ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Jewish musicians have influenced classical music almost since its inception.
More modern composers include such masters as Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav
Mahler, Jacques Offenbach, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland. Modern classical
performers include Arthur Rubenstein, Isaac Stern, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir
Horowitz, Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), Beverly Sills (nee Belle Miriam

CFP: Jewish Classical Musicians (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH CLASSICAL MUSICIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish Classical Musicians for the 2007 conference of the
ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Jewish musicians have influenced classical music almost since its inception.
More modern composers include such masters as Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav
Mahler, Jacques Offenbach, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland. Modern classical
performers include Arthur Rubenstein, Isaac Stern, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir
Horowitz, Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), Beverly Sills (nee Belle Miriam

CFP: Jewish Mythology (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/06-4/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH MYTHOLOGY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Jewish Mythology for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA i=
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Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
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>From Lillith to the Golem, Jewish mythology has been an important part of=20
Jewish life. The story of the Golem is considered by some to be part of the=
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inspiration for Mary Shelley=E2=80=99s Frankenstein. =20
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Presentation proposals should examine the history and the significance of=20
Jewish mythology on Jewish culture and non-Jewish culture, especially in the=
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United States.
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CFP: Jewish Mythology (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/06-4/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH MYTHOLOGY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Jewish Mythology for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA i=
n=20
Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
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>From Lillith to the Golem, Jewish mythology has been an important part of=20
Jewish life. The story of the Golem is considered by some to be part of the=
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inspiration for Mary Shelley=E2=80=99s Frankenstein. =20
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Presentation proposals should examine the history and the significance of=20
Jewish mythology on Jewish culture and non-Jewish culture, especially in the=
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United States.
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UPDATE: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus (9/10/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
hmm160_at_psu.edu

Please feel free to forward and cross-post.

CFP: D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

Film & History Conference: The Documentary Tradition
8-12 November, 2006, Dolce Conference Center, Dallas, TX
NEW Deadline: September 10, 2006

I am seeking abstracts and panel proposals about the works of D.A.Pennebaker
and Chris Hegedus. Presentations in this area can cover a variety of topics,
including their signature cinema verite style, the politics of their
documentaries, their representations of music and musicians, and others. Of
particular interest is presentations on Al Franken: God Spoke and The War
Room.

CFP: Conference for Medieval Studies (grad) (10/15/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
Karen Robinson

The fifth annual Conference for Medieval Studies, a graduate student conference
sponsored by Comitatus, the Purdue Medieval Studies group, will be held at
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana on February 23-24, 2007. The theme
for this year's conference is "On the Edge: Representations of Liminality in
Medieval Europe."

Patricia Clare Ingham, Indiana University, Bloomington, will be the plenary
speaker for this year's conference.

CFP: Conference for Medieval Studies (grad) (10/15/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
Karen Robinson

The fifth annual Conference for Medieval Studies, a graduate student conference
sponsored by Comitatus, the Purdue Medieval Studies group, will be held at
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana on February 23-24, 2007. The theme
for this year's conference is "On the Edge: Representations of Liminality in
Medieval Europe."

Patricia Clare Ingham, Indiana University, Bloomington, will be the plenary
speaker for this year's conference.

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

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:57pm
hmm160_at_psu.edu

Please feel free to forward and cross-post.

CFP: Documentary

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
April 4-7, 2007, Boston, MA
Deadline: 1 November 2006

I am seeking papers, abstracts, and panel proposals for the documentary area
of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference
to be held April 4-7, 2007, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston,
MA.

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

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:57pm
hmm160_at_psu.edu

Please feel free to forward and cross-post.

CFP: Documentary

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
April 4-7, 2007, Boston, MA
Deadline: 1 November 2006

I am seeking papers, abstracts, and panel proposals for the documentary area
of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference
to be held April 4-7, 2007, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston,
MA.

CFP: Kirk Douglas (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:57pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

KIRK DOUGLAS
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on specifically evaluating the body of work by the=20
multi-talented Kirk Douglas for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston=
,=20
Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
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Even after his severe stroke, Kirk Douglas has continued to be a force in=20
film and publishing. As an actor, he has starred in such important films as=
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Paths of Glory, Seven Days in May, and Spartacus, and starred on Broadway as=
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Randall McMurphy in the play adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo=E2=80=
=99s Nest. As an=20

CFP: Interactions between Old and New in American Literatures (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:14pm
Claire Gallou

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting
April 19-22, 2007
Puebla, Mexico

http://acla2007.complit.ucla.edu/

The ACLA conference consists in seminars that gather 9 to 12 papers and meet
two or three times during the event. The following seminar invites papers
discussing any region and any literature of the Americas, North, Central, or
South.

When Inter-American Hitchhikers, Naturalized Migrants and Locals
Collide: Literary Intersections between Old and New in the Americas
from 1492 to the 21st Century.

CFP: Interactions between Old and New in American Literatures (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:14pm
Claire Gallou

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting
April 19-22, 2007
Puebla, Mexico

http://acla2007.complit.ucla.edu/

The ACLA conference consists in seminars that gather 9 to 12 papers and meet
two or three times during the event. The following seminar invites papers
discussing any region and any literature of the Americas, North, Central, or
South.

When Inter-American Hitchhikers, Naturalized Migrants and Locals
Collide: Literary Intersections between Old and New in the Americas
from 1492 to the 21st Century.

UPDATE: Edward R. Murrow (9/1/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:14pm
keith wheelock

Call for Papers -EXTENDED

2006 Film & History Conference on

THE DOCUMENTARY TRADITION

8-12 November, 2006

Dolce Conference Center-Dallas, Texas

www.filmandhistory.org

AREA: Edward R. Murrow

DEADLINE: September 1, 2006

We welcome a wide range of documentary-related presentations on Edward
R.

Murrow. Mr. Murrow, first on radio, then on television, established an
unrivalled

record for reportorial integrity. With See It Now, Murrow and Fred
Friendly initiated

television's investigative reporting. His Person to Person was also a
television first,

CFP: Locke and Matter (9/15/06; GEMCS, 2/22/07-2/25/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:14pm
wschmidg_at_artsci.wustl.edu

The Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies will hold its annual meeting
in Chicago early next year (2/22/07-2/25/07). We are looking for
contributions to the following panel:

LOCKE AND MATTER

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