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CFP: Lord of the Rings (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
C. Jason Smith

CFP: LOTR SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/05; 2/8-11/06)
Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA
Special Topic: Tolkien's LOTR

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th
Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM,
February 8-11, 2006.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals for several special sessions on any
aspect of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel
proposals, including full contact information for all participants, to:

C. Jason Smith
jsmith_at_lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Lord of the Rings (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
C. Jason Smith

CFP: LOTR SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/05; 2/8-11/06)
Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA
Special Topic: Tolkien's LOTR

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th
Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM,
February 8-11, 2006.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals for several special sessions on any
aspect of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel
proposals, including full contact information for all participants, to:

C. Jason Smith
jsmith_at_lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Whedonverse/ Science Fiction and Fantasy (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Alyson Buckman

CFP: Whedonverse, SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/05; 2/8-11/06)
 
Special Call for Papers: Joss Whedon, Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA
 
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th Annual Conference. The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 8-11, 2006.
 
The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on the special topic of Joss Whedon's work, including Buffy: TVS, Angel, and Firefly.
 
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel proposals, including full contact info for all participants, to
 
Alyson Buckman, PhD
abuckman_at_csus.edu
 

CFP: Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize (10/15/05; online publication)

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Bowling Kivmars

Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize

Submissions are invited for the 2005 Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize.

Literature Compass aims to be the starting point for anyone in an academic setting who needs to find authoritative reference information on a topic, drawn from high-quality published reference works, and the latest thinking on the topic, specially commissioned from leading academics in the field.

There will be a prize awarded for each of the 9 sections on Literature Compass:

American
Eighteenth Century
Medieval
Renaissance
Romanticism
Seventeenth Century
Shakespeare
The Victorians
Twentieth Century

CFP: Textual Culture and the Medieval British Contact Zone (9/20/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Kristine Funch Lodge

CFP: Textual Culture and the Medieval British Contact Zone
Panel for the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies,
Kalamazoo, MI

Submissions are invited for a session sponsored by the Oregon Medieval
English Literature Society on textual culture. "Textual Culture" is
defined broadly, including discussions
of book culture and its formation, the construction of books, orality,
literacy, learning, and the impact of texts on society, among others.
Interdisciplinary papers are welcomed especially.

Likewise, papers on topics from areas throughout Britain and those on
cultures which have contact and/or
conflict with Britain are encouraged.

CFP: Textual Culture and the Medieval British Contact Zone (9/20/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Kristine Funch Lodge

CFP: Textual Culture and the Medieval British Contact Zone
Panel for the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies,
Kalamazoo, MI

Submissions are invited for a session sponsored by the Oregon Medieval
English Literature Society on textual culture. "Textual Culture" is
defined broadly, including discussions
of book culture and its formation, the construction of books, orality,
literacy, learning, and the impact of texts on society, among others.
Interdisciplinary papers are welcomed especially.

Likewise, papers on topics from areas throughout Britain and those on
cultures which have contact and/or
conflict with Britain are encouraged.

CFP: Trash Cinema: A Primer for Beginners (11/1/05; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Bleach, Anthony

CALL FOR PAPERS: Collection of critical essays on trash cinema

DEADLINE: November 1, 2005

We invite submissions for a critical anthology about the ever-expanding =
world of national and international trash cinema.

As fans of trash cinema, while we do like to think of the form as being =
utterly anti- or counter- =93mainstream=94 cinema, in the ways it =
challenges or reworks many of its assumptions, we are amazed at how many =
trash favorites (both personal and more perennial, if such a thing =
exists) have a striking formal similarity to =96 as well as an appeal =
for devotees of =96 the traditional film canon=92s fare.

CFP: Shakespeare and Material Culture (9/20/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Melissa Smith

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites paper proposals on Shakespeare and
material culture. Possible topics include but are not limited to props
and costumes; material conditions of theatrical production (past and
present); different forms of Shakespearean production (print editions;
television and film adaptation; comics). Papers that are accepted for
the panel on Shakespeare and material culture will be presented at the
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan,
4-7 May 2006.

Send brief abstracts to Melissa Smith by 20 September 2005:
smithmk2_at_gmail.com
 or
smithmk2_at_mcmaster.ca

CFP: Shakespeare and Material Culture (9/20/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Melissa Smith

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites paper proposals on Shakespeare and
material culture. Possible topics include but are not limited to props
and costumes; material conditions of theatrical production (past and
present); different forms of Shakespearean production (print editions;
television and film adaptation; comics). Papers that are accepted for
the panel on Shakespeare and material culture will be presented at the
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan,
4-7 May 2006.

Send brief abstracts to Melissa Smith by 20 September 2005:
smithmk2_at_gmail.com
 or
smithmk2_at_mcmaster.ca

CFP: Leon Edel Prize: Henry James (grad & jr faculty) (11/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Service Account hjamesr

LEON EDEL PRIZE

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (in duplicate, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to

CFP: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800 (9/15/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Simone R. Chess

The Early Modern Center at UCSB invites paper proposals for "Straws in the
Wind: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800," an interdisciplinary conference to
be held at UC Santa Barbara on February 24 and 25, 2006.

CFP: Farscape (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
C. Jason Smith

CFP: Farscape SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/05; 2/8-11/06)
Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA
Special Topic: Farscape

2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 27th
Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM,
February 8-11, 2006.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to
invite paper and panel proposals for several special sessions on any
aspect of the television show Farscape.

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, and 500 word panel
proposals, including full contact information for all participants, to:

C. Jason Smith
jsmith_at_lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Leon Edel Prize: Henry James (grad & jr faculty) (11/1/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Service Account hjamesr

LEON EDEL PRIZE

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (in duplicate, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to

CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/05; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Alice Jenkins

The Founding Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the founding conference of
the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held
at the University of Glasgow from 24-26 March 2006. Papers may address
topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period and any
languages. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/05; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Alice Jenkins

The Founding Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the founding conference of
the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held
at the University of Glasgow from 24-26 March 2006. Papers may address
topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period and any
languages. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

CFP: British Society for Literature and Science (UK) (11/30/05; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Alice Jenkins

The Founding Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited for the founding conference of
the British Society for Literature and Science. The conference will be held
at the University of Glasgow from 24-26 March 2006. Papers may address
topics in the interactions of literature and science in any period and any
languages. Presenters need not be based in UK institutions.

CFP: Beat and Counterculture Literature (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Thom Young

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It's time to submit ideas for papers to present on
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last year's
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven't responded, now you
know why. The address I'm now using is
ThomYoung_at_yahoo.com.

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

UPDATE: The Cultural History of Reading: The Americas (no deadline noted; book)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Gabrielle Watling

 UPDATED Call for Contributors - The Cultural History of Reading: The =
Americas - this chapter has not been previously advertised on the Upenn =
listserv.

Project Overview:
=20
The Cultural History of Reading (forthcoming from Greenwood Press, 2007) =
examines written documents (books, pamphlets, treatises, plays, poems, =
essays etc.) that shaped, and were shaped by, crucial cultural events =
throughout the world and in the United States. =20

=20

CFP: Mythology in Contemporary Culture (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Anais Spitzer

The Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel of the Popular Culture
Association invites submissions for the 2006 ACA/PCA National Conference, to
be held in Atlanta, Georgia from April 12-16, 2006.

The"Mythology in Contemporary Culture panel is dedicated to exploring
mythological figures and themes in all areas of popular culture-from movies,
video games and television to literature, politics and blogs-and the
significance of these mythological images and motifs in contemporary,
postmodern culture.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

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