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CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 10-13, 2010

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:21pm
Janna Jones/Southeast/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage
Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Come to the sunny southwest in February!

CFP Science Fiction and Fantasy Section 31 March - 3 April 2010

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 4:48pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Conference of the Popular and American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
March 31 – April 3, 2010

St. Louis, MO

One of the largest and most vibrant of the association, the Science Fiction and Fantasy (SF/F) Area invites proposals for its 2010 national conference. The goals of our area are (1) to share and support research, scholarship, and publication and (2) to mentor emerging scholars. As a result, we invite proposals from professors, independent scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates (with the guidance of a professor).

Literature and Science: A Reciprocal Exchange?

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 2:19pm
NeMLA convention (April 7-11 2010) in Montreal, Quebec

This panel seeks to take account of the humanities' recent engagement with the sciences, an engagement that puts aside the hermeneutics of suspicion in favor of the appropriation and transformation of scientific knowledge. Beyond science studies and its demystification of objectivity, fields such as affect theory and ecocriticism, temporality studies and new media philosophy, biopolitics and animal studies bring the methodologies of literary studies to scientific objects and scientific methodologies to literary objects. This panel will consider the terms of these engagements. What are the points of convergence between literary and scientific theories? What does literary theory have to offer to the sciences in return?

Queer Wales - edited collection - Deadline January 15 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 12:54pm
Huw Osborne

Queer Wales, a collection of essays on sexuality, identity, and Wales

In recent years, we have become more aware of the complexity of Welsh identities (national, European, racial, colonial, economic, etc), and a major feature of this complexity is the queering of Welsh history and culture. Queer Wales is currently being studied, written, performed, legislated, mapped, bought and sold, yet, as far as sexuality is concerned, to what extent is Wales still "The Land of my Fathers" and the "Land of the White Gloves"? At what point may we begin to articulate a coherent queer history and community in Wales?

As Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick explains in Epistemology of the Closet,

Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) annual conference Montreal 2010

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:23am
Canadian Association for Theatre Research

The 2010 conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, May 28 to 31, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2010 Congress is "Le savoir branché/Interconnected Knowledge".

The mandate of the Association is to support and encourage research in theatre and performance in Canada, with a special interest in Canadian work. Therefore topics related to Canadian research are especially welcome. Graduate students are expressly invited to participate. All presenters are invited to address the Congress theme; however, proposals that depart from the official Congress theme will also be accepted.

Reading Conflict - 19 July 2010

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 8:32am
The Open University

Open University Postcolonial Literatures Research Group

Reading Conflict

Open University Postgraduate Conference
Keynote Lecture by Sarah Brouillette (MIT)
19 July 2010
Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, London WC1

UPDATE Hanif Kureishi and His Work

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 7:47am

Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009

ETUDES IRLANDAISES , Spring 2010 issue/Numéro de Printemps 2010 (non-thematic)

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 6:00am
ETUDES IRLANDAISES French Journal of Irish Studies (peer-reviewed)

The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2010 volume of the journal.
Scientific project of the review :
Etudes Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in English and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, culture and arts from ancient times to the present. Etudes Irlandaises publishes twice a year on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects including: poetry / fiction / drama / film / music / politics / economy / social studies, etc.
General issues published in Spring alternate with special issues in Autumn .

The Remaining Colonies in the Caribbean - Call for Papers for New Book

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 2:49am
House of Nehesi Publishers

House of Nehesi Publishers, based in St. Martin, Caribbean, invite contributions (articles, essays, speeches) for the upcoming book, The Remaining Colonies in the Caribbean (working title). The submission deadline is November 1, 2009 and the estimated publication date is February 2010.

Edited by Lasana M. Sekou, the book will explore the state of independence movements in the remaining colonies in the Caribbean region. The position paper should include a brief background of the history of independence-related ideas and activities within the specific territory or territories, with a focus on approaches, challenges, comparisons, and stages of progress.

Food and Culture CFP

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:59pm
Southwest/ Texas Pop Culture Association/ American Culture Association

Food and Culture
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 10/1/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09

Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites panels and papers for their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, February 10-13. Please submit abstracts and proposed panels by October 1, 2009. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

European Popular Culture and Literature CFP

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 10:55pm
Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Submission Deadline: 10/01/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/01/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches and time periods are welcome. Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Film Theory Dec.15, 2009 for February 10-13, 2010

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:12pm
Jennifer Jenkins/Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Film Theory Area
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us next spring, as a returning or first-time participant, at this regional popular culture conference that draws an international roster of participants. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all panel areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at

THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS: Povocative Epigraphs and Subtitles; 2010 MLA Proposed Special Session, Jan 6-9, 2011

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:04pm
Stephen E. Severm / West Texas A&M University

Request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2010 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA. The session will explore provocative sub-titles or epigraphs in individual works of post-Renaissance fiction. Papers that engage recent theories of paratextual elements by scholars such as Jerome McGann and Gérard Genette are especially welcome, as are those analyses that merge rhetorical and literary perspectives

Please submit 500-word abstracts to Dr. Steve Severn by March 15th 2010.

Electronic submissions are preferred: (

Paper copies may be mailed to:
Dr. Stephen E. Severn
West Texas A&M University
Box 60908

CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal (, an online, international, int

Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 4:04pm
Red Feather Journal (

Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children's material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other conceptions of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world's visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of Media's: children's film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print sources, art, or any other visual medium.

[UPDATE] Four Dimensions: Spatio-Temporal Shifts Reflected in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 8:44am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Indisputably, the categories of space and time shift massively in the nineteenth-century; technology speeds experience just as urban growth and land acquisition distort space. In 1750 it took 3 days to travel from Manchester to London; by 1850, it took 6 hours. In 1866 one could even send a message almost instantly from Ireland to Canada across Cyrus Field's transatlantic cable. The quickening of experiential time was also tied to the spatial developments which required travel technology and created new proximities: between 1810 and 1860, while the country acquired huge tracks of western land, the urban population in the United States increased from 6% to 20%, and by 1861 London, the largest city in the world, reached almost 3 million people.

UPSTAGE: A Journal of Fin-de-Siecle Theatre and Theatrical Culture

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 8:08pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA and St. Mary's University College, England

UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century theatre and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

California Culture (Due 12/15/2009)

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 5:31pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010

Panels now forming on topics related to California Culture: literature, ethnography, film, pop culture, folk culture, history and historical figures, art, artifacts, photography, industries, geography, archeology, journalism, etc. If it has to do with California, we're interested! Native and Hispanic Cultures in California; California in literature or literature from Californians; California in film, television, recordings, etc.; Car culture, celebrity culture, beat and hip culture, folklore, the list goes on and on.

Conference on Democracy and Direct Action: Documenting Indigenous Responses to Neo-Colonialism and Globalization

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 5:24pm
Melissa Ortiz, Xicano Development Center

Xicano, Indigenous, and Working-Class communities across the continent are finding new ways to combat and resist the increasing encroachment of global capitalism. While much lip service is paid to the idea of democracy, what we actually see is an increasing intolerance for the basic principles of citizen participation. From simple electoral participation to more complex practices of community development and political organization, most "citizens" do not even possess the basic skills for active participation in a representational Democracy. We have to ask ourselves why?

CFP: (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture (Due 12/15/09)

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 4:15pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting; Albuquerque FEB 10-13 2010)

The growing area of (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture focuses on the cultural significance of motorized transport (cars, motorcycles, scooters, or buses) and roads, ranging from the study of road stories in all forms of media (videogames, films, TV, fiction) to the role of car culture in identity formation to transportation politics and urban history. Join us on Route 66 for vibrant, interdisciplinary investigations of the ongoing popularity of narratives of autonomy and mobility, emerging pedagogy in this area, new methodologies for studying road and map histories, and the impact of digital tools on road stories, images, travel, networking, and scholarship. Our goal is to leave the conference with an anthology project in hand.

Washington Irving: Connections & Discontinuities (State College, PA 5/20-5/23, 2010; Deadline 09/01/09)

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 2:44pm
Washington Irving Society

This panel, to be proposed for the C19 Conference at Penn State, will examine Irving's place in literary history. Irving is often understood as "anticipating" the work of several authors, and that is, of course, one approach that proposals might take. However, we also seek alternative views—we might ask how Irving synthesizes American literary production before 1807, how he links traditions before and after the War of 1812, how he forms a transnational connection with literary traditions in England, Germany, Spain, and Latin America, or his relationship to the rest of the Knickerbocker literary matrix.

Spring 2010 (March 31-April 3) PCA/ACA Conference --Women's Studies Area

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference. The organization is interdisciplinary and the conference offers an opportunity to work across and within traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation (2/25-26/2010)

Friday, August 7, 2009 - 12:14pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010