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UPDATE: Queer Pop Culture and Community (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:52pm
schoppa_at_ncc.edu

<BODY>"Post-Millennial Queer Pop Culture and the Construction of Community"<BR>A Panel at the 2007 NEMLA Convention in Baltimore Maryland, March 1-4 2007<BR><BR>This panel seeks papers that explore recent queer pop culture (including tv, film, art, comics, porn, music, theater, the internet) and how this pop culture cultivates and/or constructs community. To what extent do these pop culture products make and/or perpetuate assumptions about queer community? To what extent do they reflect the evolution of a queer community? Papers may examine representations of queer life in mainstream popular culture as long as the papers focus on the depiction of queer community.

UPDATE: Queer Pop Culture and Community (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:52pm
schoppa_at_ncc.edu

<BODY>"Post-Millennial Queer Pop Culture and the Construction of Community"<BR>A Panel at the 2007 NEMLA Convention in Baltimore Maryland, March 1-4 2007<BR><BR>This panel seeks papers that explore recent queer pop culture (including tv, film, art, comics, porn, music, theater, the internet) and how this pop culture cultivates and/or constructs community. To what extent do these pop culture products make and/or perpetuate assumptions about queer community? To what extent do they reflect the evolution of a queer community? Papers may examine representations of queer life in mainstream popular culture as long as the papers focus on the depiction of queer community.

UPDATE: College English Assocation of Ohio Fall Conference (9/27/06; 10/27/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:52pm
dremley_at_kent.edu

Call for Papers:
College English Association of Ohio – Fall Conference

CEAO Fall Conference

When: Friday, October 27, 2006

Where: Bowling Green State University

Theme: (Re)Inventing English Studies

Keynote Speech provided by Dr. Dickie Selfe, Ohio State University

UPDATE: Queer Pop Culture and Community (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:52pm
schoppa_at_ncc.edu

<BODY>"Post-Millennial Queer Pop Culture and the Construction of Community"<BR>A Panel at the 2007 NEMLA Convention in Baltimore Maryland, March 1-4 2007<BR><BR>This panel seeks papers that explore recent queer pop culture (including tv, film, art, comics, porn, music, theater, the internet) and how this pop culture cultivates and/or constructs community. To what extent do these pop culture products make and/or perpetuate assumptions about queer community? To what extent do they reflect the evolution of a queer community? Papers may examine representations of queer life in mainstream popular culture as long as the papers focus on the depiction of queer community.

CFP: Film Reviews (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:52pm
Matthew Sorrento

Identity Theory (IdentityTheory.com), a literary/cultural web journal, is
developing a film section and is now seeking reviewers to cover theatrical
releases and new DVDs. IDT also plans to include reviews of older titles, as
long as some context (historical or genre-related) is provided and the
overdone classics are avoided. Reviews of older films newly appearing on
DVD, as well as literary-related films and rediscovered classics, are highly
desired. Send a pitch of your idea, your resume, and a writing sample to
Matthew Sorrento at film_at_identitytheory.com.

CFP: Film Reviews (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:52pm
Matthew Sorrento

Identity Theory (IdentityTheory.com), a literary/cultural web journal, is
developing a film section and is now seeking reviewers to cover theatrical
releases and new DVDs. IDT also plans to include reviews of older titles, as
long as some context (historical or genre-related) is provided and the
overdone classics are avoided. Reviews of older films newly appearing on
DVD, as well as literary-related films and rediscovered classics, are highly
desired. Send a pitch of your idea, your resume, and a writing sample to
Matthew Sorrento at film_at_identitytheory.com.

CFP: Founding Parents: Jewish Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

FOUNDING PARENTS: JEWISH COMEDIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish comedians who created the comic structure for the
mid-20th century to the present for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston,
Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Among those Jewish entertainers who greatly influenced nightclub
entertaining, films, early television, and Broadway are Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale,
Jerry Lewis, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Totie Fields,
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Lenny Bruce.

CFP: Founding Parents: Jewish Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

FOUNDING PARENTS: JEWISH COMEDIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish comedians who created the comic structure for the
mid-20th century to the present for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston,
Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Among those Jewish entertainers who greatly influenced nightclub
entertaining, films, early television, and Broadway are Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale,
Jerry Lewis, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Totie Fields,
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Lenny Bruce.

CFP: Founding Parents: Jewish Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

FOUNDING PARENTS: JEWISH COMEDIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish comedians who created the comic structure for the
mid-20th century to the present for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston,
Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Among those Jewish entertainers who greatly influenced nightclub
entertaining, films, early television, and Broadway are Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale,
Jerry Lewis, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Totie Fields,
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Lenny Bruce.

CFP: Founding Parents: Jewish Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

FOUNDING PARENTS: JEWISH COMEDIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish comedians who created the comic structure for the
mid-20th century to the present for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston,
Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Among those Jewish entertainers who greatly influenced nightclub
entertaining, films, early television, and Broadway are Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale,
Jerry Lewis, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Totie Fields,
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Lenny Bruce.

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

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

JEWISH HOLLYWOOD
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=20
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on specifically evaluating the major influence of Jewish stu=
dio=20
executives, producers, and directors in Hollywood for the 2007 conference of=
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the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
=20
Many of the =E2=80=9Cfounding fathers=E2=80=9D of Hollywood were Jewish busi=
nessmen who=20
became de facto film moguls. Among them were Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selzn=
ick,=20
Louis B. Mayer, and the four Warner brothers -- Samuel, Albert, Harry, and (=
the=20

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

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

JEWISH HOLLYWOOD
=20
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on specifically evaluating the major influence of Jewish stu=
dio=20
executives, producers, and directors in Hollywood for the 2007 conference of=
=20
the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
=20
Many of the =E2=80=9Cfounding fathers=E2=80=9D of Hollywood were Jewish busi=
nessmen who=20
became de facto film moguls. Among them were Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selzn=
ick,=20
Louis B. Mayer, and the four Warner brothers -- Samuel, Albert, Harry, and (=
the=20

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

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

JEWISH HOLLYWOOD
=20
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on specifically evaluating the major influence of Jewish stu=
dio=20
executives, producers, and directors in Hollywood for the 2007 conference of=
=20
the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
=20
Many of the =E2=80=9Cfounding fathers=E2=80=9D of Hollywood were Jewish busi=
nessmen who=20
became de facto film moguls. Among them were Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selzn=
ick,=20
Louis B. Mayer, and the four Warner brothers -- Samuel, Albert, Harry, and (=
the=20

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/25/06; 4/5/07-4/7/07)

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

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
April 5-7, 2007

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE: October 25, 2006

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history,
politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all
aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers,
panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

This year we are pleased to announce two new awards to be made in 2007:
The Beatrice Medicine for Scholarship in American Indian Studies and
The Morning Star Award for Creative Writing

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/25/06; 4/5/07-4/7/07)

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

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
April 5-7, 2007

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE: October 25, 2006

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history,
politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all
aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers,
panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

This year we are pleased to announce two new awards to be made in 2007:
The Beatrice Medicine for Scholarship in American Indian Studies and
The Morning Star Award for Creative Writing

CFP: Native American Literature Symposium (10/25/06; 4/5/07-4/7/07)

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

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
April 5-7, 2007

MANY VOICES, ONE CENTER

Call for Proposals

DEADLINE: October 25, 2006

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history,
politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all
aspects of Native American studies. We invite proposals for individual papers,
panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops.

This year we are pleased to announce two new awards to be made in 2007:
The Beatrice Medicine for Scholarship in American Indian Studies and
The Morning Star Award for Creative Writing

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

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

JEWISH POPULAR MUSICIANS
=20
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Jewish Popular Musicians, beginning in the 1970s for the=20
2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
=20
Jewish musicians have influenced popular music since George and Ira Gershwin=
=20
reinvented jazz for Broadway. Since then, other Jewish musicians have=20
continued to influence modern popular music: Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman,=20=
Bob=20
Dylan, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Kinky Friedman and the=20=
Texas=20
Jewboys, The Ramones, They Might be Giants, The Klezmatics, and =E2=80=9CYid=

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

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

JEWISH POPULAR MUSICIANS
=20
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Jewish Popular Musicians, beginning in the 1970s for the=20
2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
=20
Jewish musicians have influenced popular music since George and Ira Gershwin=
=20
reinvented jazz for Broadway. Since then, other Jewish musicians have=20
continued to influence modern popular music: Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman,=20=
Bob=20
Dylan, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Kinky Friedman and the=20=
Texas=20
Jewboys, The Ramones, They Might be Giants, The Klezmatics, and =E2=80=9CYid=

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

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

JEWISH POPULAR MUSICIANS
=20
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Jewish Popular Musicians, beginning in the 1970s for the=20
2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
=20
Jewish musicians have influenced popular music since George and Ira Gershwin=
=20
reinvented jazz for Broadway. Since then, other Jewish musicians have=20
continued to influence modern popular music: Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman,=20=
Bob=20
Dylan, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Kinky Friedman and the=20=
Texas=20
Jewboys, The Ramones, They Might be Giants, The Klezmatics, and =E2=80=9CYid=

CFP: Early Jewish Vaudevillians &amp; Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

EARLY JEWISH VAUDEVILLIANS AND COMIC ENTERTAINERS
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on early 20th century vaudevillians and comic actors for the=
=20
2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007. =20
=20
Eddie Cantor, Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, George=
=20
Burns and Gracie Allen, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp=20
Howard [replaced by Curly Howard]), The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo=
,=20
Zeppo, Gummo), Henny Youngman, and Mae West are the most famous of a long l=
ine of=20

CFP: Early Jewish Vaudevillians &amp; Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

EARLY JEWISH VAUDEVILLIANS AND COMIC ENTERTAINERS
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on early 20th century vaudevillians and comic actors for the=
=20
2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007. =20
=20
Eddie Cantor, Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, George=
=20
Burns and Gracie Allen, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp=20
Howard [replaced by Curly Howard]), The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo=
,=20
Zeppo, Gummo), Henny Youngman, and Mae West are the most famous of a long l=
ine of=20

CFP: Early Jewish Vaudevillians &amp; Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

EARLY JEWISH VAUDEVILLIANS AND COMIC ENTERTAINERS
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on early 20th century vaudevillians and comic actors for the=
=20
2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007. =20
=20
Eddie Cantor, Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, George=
=20
Burns and Gracie Allen, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp=20
Howard [replaced by Curly Howard]), The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo=
,=20
Zeppo, Gummo), Henny Youngman, and Mae West are the most famous of a long l=
ine of=20

CFP: Early Jewish Vaudevillians &amp; Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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

EARLY JEWISH VAUDEVILLIANS AND COMIC ENTERTAINERS
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on early 20th century vaudevillians and comic actors for the=
=20
2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007. =20
=20
Eddie Cantor, Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, George=
=20
Burns and Gracie Allen, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp=20
Howard [replaced by Curly Howard]), The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo=
,=20
Zeppo, Gummo), Henny Youngman, and Mae West are the most famous of a long l=
ine of=20

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

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

MEL BROOKS
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=20
=20
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 Mel Brooks for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston,=20=
Massachusetts,=20
April 4-7, 2007.
=20
Since his days as a writer for Sid Caesar=E2=80=99s Your Show of Shows, Mel=20=
Brooks=20
has been a significant force in television and motion pictures, and, most=20
recently, on Broadway. His body of work includes the recordings, with Carl=20=
Reiner,=20
of his character The 2,000-Year-Old Man, creating with Buck Henry the Don=20

UPDATE: Violently Shakespeare (9/15/06; OSC, 11/9/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
Joseph Sullivan

The web page for the 2006 Ohio Shakespeare Conference has been updated.
Our theme is "Violently Shakespeare." You can find a full CFP posted on
our web page. We are happy to report that our plenary speakers will be
Lisa S. Starks (currently working on violence, sexuality and masculinity
in the Roman plays) and William Proctor Williams (who will discuss his
work as an editor of _Titus_). Email submissions to
joe.sullivan_at_marietta.edu or mail them to Joseph Sullivan, English
Department, Marietta College, Thomas Hall, Marietta , OH 45750. Our web
address is: http://www.marietta.edu/~engl/OSC/

UPDATE: Violently Shakespeare (9/15/06; OSC, 11/9/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
Joseph Sullivan

The web page for the 2006 Ohio Shakespeare Conference has been updated.
Our theme is "Violently Shakespeare." You can find a full CFP posted on
our web page. We are happy to report that our plenary speakers will be
Lisa S. Starks (currently working on violence, sexuality and masculinity
in the Roman plays) and William Proctor Williams (who will discuss his
work as an editor of _Titus_). Email submissions to
joe.sullivan_at_marietta.edu or mail them to Joseph Sullivan, English
Department, Marietta College, Thomas Hall, Marietta , OH 45750. Our web
address is: http://www.marietta.edu/~engl/OSC/

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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=20
The Jewish Studies Area, in conjunction with the Science Fiction and Fantasy=
=20
Area, of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at least one panel on=
=20
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
=20
Areas to be explored include -- but are not exclusive to -- the following=20
topics:
=20
-- Isaac Asimov, father of modern science fiction, professor at Boston=20
University, and originator of such science fiction staples as the

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
=20
=20
The Jewish Studies Area, in conjunction with the Science Fiction and Fantasy=
=20
Area, of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at least one panel on=
=20
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
=20
Areas to be explored include -- but are not exclusive to -- the following=20
topics:
=20
-- Isaac Asimov, father of modern science fiction, professor at Boston=20
University, and originator of such science fiction staples as the

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