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[UPDATE] Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due Dec. 1st, 2009

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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:17am
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 31, March 17-21, 2010)

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 1:44pm
Graham J. Murphy (Trent University)

ICFA 31:Call for Papers. The 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts will be held March 17-21, 2010, at the Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The theme for 2010 is "Race and the Fantastic." Papers are invited that explore this diverse topic. We especially welcome papers on the work of Nalo Hopkinson (Guest of Honor), Laurence Yep (Guest of Honor), and Takayuki Tatsumi (Guest Scholar). As always, we also welcome proposals for individual papers and for academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media. The deadline is October 31, 2009.

Comics and Comic Book Culture

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Friday, May 15, 2009 - 9:55am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.

[UPDATE] States of Crisis Graduate Conference, Brandeis University - DEADLINE 1 JUNE

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 5:32pm
States of Crisis Graduate Conference - Department of English and American Literature

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Plenary Speakers: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University; Professor David Sherman, Brandeis University

Machines and Machinations, Sept. 18-19, 2009

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 10:50am
Cornell University Romance Studies Graduate Conference

In light of the current centrality of digital culture, we propose the necessity of a critical examination of the machine, understood in the broadest terms, from the machinations of
philosophy, to technologies of writing and war, to the criteria of humanity.

Risk! Fall 2009 New York College English Association Conference Deadline 6/24/09

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Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 7:48am
Dr. Rebecca Housel, New York College English Association

Risk!

New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College

The Fall 2009 NYCEA Conference will be held October 23-24, 2009, at Niagara County Community College, north of Buffalo, east of Niagara Falls

Call for Papers
NYCEA CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 on topics related to the conference theme of RISK. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Jim Murphy, jmurphy@niagaracc.suny.edu

"In Times Of Crisis" October 2, 2009, Annual Conference

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8:20pm
Ed Demerly, Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009

Theme: In Times of Crisis

Speakers: Sari Adelson & Mary Heinen, Coordinators, Prison Creative Arts Project, a program that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art

Location & Co-Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University
Student Center at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due 12/1/09

updated: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:37pm
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

National Central University Journal of Humanities

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 3:23pm
National Central University Journal of Humanities

National Central University Journal of Humanities

Call for Papers

1. The National Central University Journal of Humanities is a purely
academic journal sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts of National
Central University. As of July 2007 it will become a quarterly journal, with
issues appearing in January, April, July, and October.

2. The main goal of the journal is to promote "interdepartmental,
interdisciplinary, and intercultural" humanities research, and we welcome
contributions from domestic and foreign scholars on related topics in
literature, history, philosophy, art, society, or culture.

Forum CfP: Issue 9 - Voice/s (deadline 7th August 2009)

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 1:00pm
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s

[UPDATE] Extended deadline - JUNE 1 Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:53am
Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk. Of particular interest are discussions of the ways that Steampunk engages with notions of time and historical discourse, the materiality of Steampunk, and the intersections of technology and literature. By June 1, please send a one-page abstract that includes audio/visual needs and a short vita (with complete contact information) to Kathryn Crowther, Georgia Institute of Technology at kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

[UPDATE] CFP- Comic Book Convention Conference Series

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:39am
Wizard World University and The Institute for Comics Studies

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009

and

WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: CHICAGO
August 6-9, 2009

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Youth and Sport

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 2:53pm
Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (JHCY) announces a call for papers for a special issue on youth and sport to be published in the summer of 2010.

Because the World Cup will be held in Africa for the first time in 2010, we are especially interested in articles dealing with youth and soccer or with the connections between sport and young people in Africa. However, the editors encourage submissions from historians working in any geographical region or time period and from scholars in other disciplines with historical interests in children, young people and athletics.

Division Street, U.S.A.

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Monday, May 11, 2009 - 10:16pm
University of Texas American Studies Graduate Student Committee

The American Studies Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin calls for papers for its upcoming graduate conference, "Division Street, U.S.A.," to be held in Austin on September 24-25, 2009. Our keynote speaker will be Eric Lott, Professor of Americna Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Virginia.

EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31: UChi Grad Conf: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits. October 8-9, 2009.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 7:21pm
English and Art History Departments, University of Chicago

Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago

But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:18pm
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Keynote: Professor Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

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Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 12:47pm
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC

"Culture and Crisis"
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

******
Talk of crisis is everywhere. Financial. Environmental. Geopolitical. Cultural. A Crisis of Crises...

EAPSU Conference, October 22-24, 2009. Proposals due July 1, 2009.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 11:33am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."

We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

Wizard World University-Chicago and Philidephia (Comic Book Convention Conference Series )

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 11:37am
Institute for Comics Studies

The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.

Irish Studies at MPCA/ACA

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 10:57am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

The Irish Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit, Michigan.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Irish Studies to the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at turner8kathleen@gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Harry Potter MPCA/ACA Oct 30-Nov 1

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 10:55am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is extending its deadline for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Book Cadillac Westin in Detroit Michigan.

Please send proposals on any aspect of Harry Potter Studies to the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University at turner8kathleen@gmail.com. Mailed proposals should be sent to Kathleen Turner, Department of English, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115.

Gender (06/20/2009)

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Monday, May 4, 2009 - 8:19am
e-Pisteme postgraduate journal, Newcastle University

Call for Papers: GENDER

The editors invite contributions for the forthcoming issue on the theme of GENDER from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Suggested areas for articles include, but are not restricted to:

Cinema, Film & Television
Embodiment, Space & Time
Feminism, Anti-feminism, & Masculinism
Equality & Liberation
Gender, Sex & Androgyny
Language & Linguistics
Stylistics and Discourse
Teaching, Learning & Acquisition

Please send submissions in Microsoft Word format to: e-pisteme@ncl.ac.uk

All submissions must contain the following information:

[Update] Queering Harry Potter

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 7:39pm
Andrew Buzny

We seek to delve further into the mind of Rowling and examine all aspects of the Harry Potter series that lend themselves to a lavender lens. With Dumbledore's ejection from the closet, queer scholars have taken up Rowling's decision at all three major Harry Potter Conferences (Accio, Portus, and Terminus) over the summer of 2008. As such, we seek papers for an interdisciplinary reader on queer and feminist issues in Harry Potter. We welcome critical and passionate papers catering to both students and scholars in the fields of sexual/gender diversity studies, cultural studies, children's literature, and literary analysis. A non-exclusive list of topics are

CFP: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Legend NEPCA (6/1/09; Queens, NY 10/23-24/09)

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 3:10pm
Michael A Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2009 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) , Friday October 23 and Saturday October 24, 2009
Proposals by 1 June 2009

Proposals are invited from scholars of all levels for papers to be presented in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend Area. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length and may address any aspect of science fiction, fantasy, and/or legends in popular culture.

Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies: Third International Conference on Adoption and Culture

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Saturday, May 2, 2009 - 10:17am
Marianne Novy/Sally Haslanger/Emily Hipchen/Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture

Adoption has often, though not always, involved secrecy. How has secrecy or openness affected the history, experience, and representations of adoption? How have literature and film portrayed the impact of secrecy and disclosure on adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents? What is the impact of recent revelations of secret histories in memoir, books such as _The Girls Who Went Away_, documentaries such as _First Person Plural_ (the creators of both will be keynote speakers)? How and why did adoption secrecy, and the practices it hides, develop differently in different cultures, countries, and even different states? Where are alternatives to secrecy practiced and how do they work?

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