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The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association March 31-April 3, 2010

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:13am
Joint Meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

Soap Opera

Call for Papers

The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking paper submissions and abstracts for the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri March 31 – April 3, 2010.

Proposals and papers addressing all aspects of this important cultural form from a variety of perspectives -- historical, critical, economic, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, among others -- are welcome.

Please submit papers and/or abstracts of 250 words (electronic file preferred) by December 15, 2009 to:

The Beat Goes On: The Music of American Literature, History, and Culture (Nov. 12-14) Deadline Sept. 20

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 9:04am
American Studies Association of Texas

We are looking for scholarly essays, nonfiction, essays, or creative works that explore the rhythm and beat of literature, history, and culture. What is the influence of rock and roll on literary production? How does culture come alive through music? How do we teach a generation used to picking and choosing music for an IPod?

While the conference theme is noted above, we will consider all topics related to American Studies.

The conference will be held in San Angelo, TX Nov. 12-14. For more information, contact John Wegner (john.wegner@angelo.edu) or Terry Dalrymple (terry.dalrymple@angelo.edu).

Ometeca Journal seeks essays on eco-critical approaches to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 8:54am
Ometeca Journal, peer reviewed journal published by the Ometeca Institute.

The Ometeca Journal is a peer reviewed journal devoted to the studies of the relationship between the humanities and science. Ometeca a word from the Nahuatl meaning two in one. Please submit electronic copy ofessays on eco-critical approaches to Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian literatures, MLA style, no footnotes or endnotes,by Jan. 6, 2010, to Beatriz Rivera-Barnes,bur3@psu.edu, guest editor, Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities, Penn State University. May visit the journal's website at www.ometeca.org.

[UPDATE] New deadline Theories and Forms of Allegory from Middle Age to Modernity international conference Contributors needed!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:56am
Carlo Tirinanzi de Medici - Università di Trento

--English version below --
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Lʼallegoria: teorie e forme tra medioevo e modernità
Per comprendere la letteratura occidentale quello di allegoria è un concetto cardine, si
tratti di testi medievali, dove lʼallegoria era istituzionalizzata nel sistema dei quattro livelli
ermeneutici del testo (letterale, morale, allegorico e anagogico), oppure di testi moderni
che spesso sono stati letti, almeno dalla lezione di Walter Benjamin in avanti, come testi
allegorici.
Tra le due fasi, medioevale e moderna, cʼè uno scarto forte nella sistemazione teorica
dellʼallegoria. Se nel medioevo essa era rigidamente codificata, sia che la si consideri

British Association for American Studies Conference, April 8-11 2010

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:40am
British Association for American Studies

The fifty-fifth British Association for American Studies Conference will be held at the School of American Studies, University of East Anglia from 8-11 April 2010. There is no overarching theme for the conference, and papers and panel proposals are welcomed on any subject related to the United States of America and early America. The conference will feature papers from a wide range of disciplines and play host to an international collection of scholars from across the spectrum of the research community, from postgraduates to senior scholars. Interdisciplinarity is very welcome, and we are also happy to accept proposals for roundtable discussions, poster sessions, or other innovative panel ideas that we can incorporate into the conference schedule.

MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal, www.academinist.org/mp

Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

Call for Papers: Medieval Literature at CEA 2010, San Antonio, March 25-27

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 8:30pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Medieval Literature at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Medieval Literature for our 41st annual conference.

Intentionality and Poetics (MLA 3/1/09; 1/6-9/11)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 6:23pm
Dr. Patrick F. Durgin / School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Long discredited as an evaluative criterion, intentionality continues to be explored as a critical value, especially in avant-garde poetics from mid-20th century. Papers looking toward a poetics of critical values that includes intention, distinctions between "desire" or "motivation" and intention as theoretical constructs, and various attempts to circumvent intention in praxis welcomed for this special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's 126th annual convention in 2011, to be held in Los Angeles.

Send a paper abstract and short CV, together totaling no more than two pages, in line text via email (no attachments, please), by March 1st, 2010.

Academic Leadership During the "Big" Squeeze: The Budget Vice (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 6:08pm
College English Associatiion

Call for Papers, Academic Leadership During the "Big" Squeeze: The Budget Vice (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010); a Special Topics panel at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Leadership During the "Big" Squeeze: The Budget Vice our 41st annual conference.

Academic Administrative Leadership: Open Topic (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 6:05pm
College English Associatiion

Call for Papers, Academic Administrative Leadership: Open Topic (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010); A Special Topics panel at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Academic Administrative Leadership: Open Topic our 41st annual conference.
Your paper proposal for this panel can be on any aspect of or issues around the topic of academic leadership as it relates to English, Literature, Humanities, and/or Writing departments in any capacity (Department Chair, Program Director, Administrator of a Center, etc.).

Anatomy of Violence in Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 6:00pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, Anatomy of Violence in Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010); NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Anatomy of Violence in Literature for our 41st annual conference.

Reconciliation in Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:57pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, Reconciliation in Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010); NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Reconciliation in Literature our 41st annual conference.

Literature and the Healing Arts / Literature and Medicine (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:52pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, Literature and the Healing Arts / Literature and Medicine (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010): NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literature and the Healing Arts / Literature and Medicine for our 41st annual conference.

: Literature and Work: Literature of/about the Laborer (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:49pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, "Literature and Work: Literature of/about the Laborer" (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010); NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on "Literature and Work: Literature of/about the Laborer" for our 41st annual conference.

Literature and Law//Literature and Criminal Justice (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:46pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, Literature and Law//Literature and Criminal Justice (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010); NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literature and Law//Literature and Criminal Justice for our 41st annual conference.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language and Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:42pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language and Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010); NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language and Literature for our 41st annual conference.

Human Rights and Literature: Representing the Struggle (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:38pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers: Human Rights and Literature: Representing the Struggle (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010) NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Body:
Call for Papers, Human Rights and Literature: Representing the Struggle (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010) at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Human Rights and Literature: Representing the Struggle for our 41st annual conference.

Close Reading (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:30pm
College English Association (NYCEA sponsored)

Call for Papers, Close Reading (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010) at NYCEA sponsored at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Close Reading for our 41st annual conference.

CFP: Classical Representations in Popular Culture -- final deadline 12/15/09

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:04pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

The Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at the 31st Annual meeting to be held February 10-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras, Albuquerque NM 87102; tel. 505.842.1234).

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are particularly welcome:

Whitman and the Beats March 26-28 2010

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:33pm
Scott Weiss/ St. Francis College

Whitman & The Beats

March 26-28 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

Fair (Ab)use

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 2:56pm
Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Fair (Ab)use

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

National Conference

St. Louis, MO

March 31-April 3, 2010

The Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers that explore questions of fair use, appropriation, and intellectual property in a network society.

[UPDATE] Medieval Automata and Simulacra: From the Daemonic to the Hydraulic [Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 13–16, 2009]

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:58pm
Anthony Adams, Brown University

Seeking papers on any aspect of medieval or Renaissance simulacra, automata, or mirabilia, whether textual or material. Subjects that would be welcome would include aspects of mirabilia in Chaucer, Gower, and Lydgate, depictions of marvels in medieval romance, clocks and machines as metaphors, mechanical automata unmasked, the history of the Golem, the use of puppetry in medieval drama, folklore of living dolls or wooden toys, and any theoretical aspects of idols and images, simulations/simulacra, and "thing theory" as applied to medieval studies.

[UPDATE] "I can always find out: Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation"

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:07pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 10.2 Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation

The concept for this special 10th-anniversary issue of Reconstruction stems from two intersecting strands. First, Engelbaert and Licklider's original conception of what has become the Internet was a device for the "augmentation of human intellect." Second, when Theodore Roszak conducted his seminal study on the "counter culture" of the 1960s, among his conclusions was the centrality of technocrats and the technocracy as the pre-eminent authority in North American culture and as the target of youthful resistance.

Mysterious Things (11/1/09; 3/4-6/09)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 12:09pm
Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on the History of Women and Gender

The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

The Politics of Consumption: (Re)presenting and (Trans)forming Identities, February 19-20, 2010

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 11:24am
Arizona State University’s Southwest English Graduate Symposium

Arizona State University's Southwest English Graduate Symposium (SWEGS) announces a call for papers for the Spring 2010 conference entitled "The Politics of Consumption: (Re)presenting and (Trans)forming Identities" on February 19-20, 2010.

With the theme "The Politics of Consumption: (Re)presenting and (Trans)forming Identities" this year's Symposium aims to provide the opportunity for students across multiple disciplines to explore this broad theme in terms of politics, food, economics, identity construction, power dynamics, material culture, language, popular culture, art, education, media, technology and any other applications imaginable.

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