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UPDATE: Pop/Theory: Criticism's Relation to Film, Television, and Popular Culture (8/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - 5:10am
Michael Eberle-Sinatra

*Pop/Theory: Criticism's Relation to Film, Television, and Popular
Culture*
(Contracted for publication by Wilfrid Laurier University Press)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15 August 2004

Due a large number of requests having to do with films rather than
television series, the editors have decided to extend the call for
papers to 15 August 2004 and to alter the subtitle to include film
along with television. Please submit your completed essays (5000-8000
words, Chicago manual of style) to Michael Eberle-Sinatra
(michael.eberle.sinatra_at_umontreal.ca) or Dino Felluga
(DFelluga_at_sla.purdue.edu).

UPDATE: Consuming Culture in 18th & 19th C. (9/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 1:35am
Tamara Wagner

We have extended the deadline for abstracts for a
collection of essays on "Consuming Culture,"
originally posted under the working title of
"Consuming Culture: The Eating Pleasures and Problems
of Western Modernity," to 30 September 2004.

An academic press has already expressed interest in
the proposed collection.

Please note also the change in submission and contact
details.

CONSUMING CULTURE: FOOD FICTIONS AND THE CONSUMPTION
OF WESTERN MODERNITY IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH
CENTURIES

CFP: Music and Multimedia (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 - 1:34am
Jamie Sexton

Proposals are invited for an edited book collection on Music and Multimedia,
edited by Jamie Sexton. This is scheduled to be part of the 'Music and the
Moving Image' series, published by Edinburgh University Press.

This collection will focus on the visual aspects of multimedia and music, so
please do not send in proposals on topics such as music journalism on the
web, or piracy over the Internet.

The book will aim to cover a diverse range of subjects, which will include
both historical investigations, as well as a focus on new developments.

Possible topics include:

CFP: Playing with Mother Nature: Video Games, Space, and Ecology (11/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, June 18, 2004 - 3:20am
Laurie Taylor

Call for Papers:
Playing with Mother Nature: Video Games, Space, and Ecology

Editors Sidney I. Dobrin, Cathlena Martin, and Laurie Taylor seek
proposals for a new collection of original articles that address the use
and place of space and ecology in video games. This collection will
examine video games in terms of the spaces they create and use, the
metaphors of space on which they rely, and the ecologies that they create
within those spaces. This collection will address the significant
intersections in terms of how and why video games construct space and
ecology as they do, and in terms of how those constructions shape
conceptions of both space and ecology.

UPDATE: MTV, Representation, and Desire (8/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, June 18, 2004 - 3:20am
Marc Leverette

(extending CFP deadline)

S(t)imulate your imagination until August!

The deadline for the "I Want My S(t)imulation!" MTV, Representation &=20
Desire' volume has now been extended to the 15th of August 2004, so it's =

time to let your MTV-inspired processes flourish like never before!

Epiphanie Bloom (crispyclouds_at_hotmail.com) and Marc Leverette=20
(marclev_at_scils.rutgers.edu) look forward to receiving your abstracts. =
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all enquiries, suggestions and after-thoughts, write to Epiphanie,

Happy S(t)imulating,
Ep. Bloom

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CFP: Participations: Audience and Reception Studies (journal)

updated: 
Monday, June 14, 2004 - 2:44am
J.Rosenbaum

Participations: new issue and call for submissions

Announcement & Call for submissions

The second issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception
studies, a new journal which aims to provide an on-line, interdisciplinary
forum for the fields of audience and reception studies has just come out.

UPDATE: Short Story Sequences (7/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 4:18am
Jeff Birkenstein

CFP: deadline extended (7/15/04), Short Story Sequences

Collection of Critical Essays

Cultural Representation in the Short Story Sequence

Call for Abstracts

CFP: Intersections of Place and Literature (8/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, May 21, 2004 - 3:54am
Anne F. Walker

8/15/04 Deadline. Contributions are invited for a critical anthology
exploring Intersections of Place and Literature. Topics can include, but
are not limited to: cities, landscape, culture, dream, ethnicity, sex,
heritage, meadows, villages, history, mountains, and/or water. While the
anthology will concentrate on new writing, some previously published (or
forthcoming) works are invited if they significantly advance the project's
intellectual investigation. Alternative formats/styles will be considered
if they enhance the project's line of inquiry and help to cast a variant
light the book's more traditional articles. Please send two copies of your

CFP: Popular Culture and Postmodern Ireland (6/30/04; edited collection)

updated: 
Friday, May 21, 2004 - 3:54am
anne mulhall

Call For Articles: ?Popular Culture and Postmodern Ireland? (edited
collection; 6/30/04)

We invite submissions for a reader of cultural criticism on the theme
of popular culture and postmodern Ireland. We welcome any new critical
readings of emerging cultural practices that reflect and/or intervene
in the diversity of cultural experience in contemporary Ireland. Areas
for exploration include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2004 - 4:53am
Laurie Taylor

The online journal ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is
soliciting articles and book reviews for the forthcoming fall
issue. ImageTexT is an academic journal for the study of comics,
including: comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, children's
picture books, works that combine image and text, and animated
cartoons.

CFP: Celebrity Culture (9/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, May 14, 2004 - 5:23am
Susan Holmes

Celebrity Culture
                        Su Holmes and Sean Redmond

Celebrity Culture will represent a significant intervention in the field
on a number of different levels. Essentially, what we are proposing here is
a book which brings together approaches to stardom and celebrity which
range across historical periods, media forms and national contexts - as
well as disciplinary borders and modes of enquiry (film, television, music,
sport, Internet, print media). The book aims to bring together a broad
range of essays which address the contemporary, cross-media and
international landscape of today?s fame culture.

CFP: Aging, Ageism, and Old Age (1/15/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, April 23, 2004 - 3:09am
Leni Marshall

CFP: National Women's Studies Association Journal (NWSA Journal)

Special Issue on Aging, Ageism, and Old Age, Spring 2006

Feminist theorists of old age, such as Baba Copper, Barbara Macdonald,
Cynthia Rich, and Margaret Cruikshank have charged that women's studies and
the feminist movement have, in large part, ignored the issue of aging. In a
field in which so many other aspects of body-based identity are recognized,
debated, de- and re-constructed, and challenged, the subject of old age
remains relatively unexamined and untheorized - nearly taboo.

CFP: Dress and Fashion in Literature (6/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 1:26am
Cynthia G Kuhn

**CALL FOR PAPERS: DRESS AND FASHION IN LITERATURE**

We are currently accepting proposals for a proposed collection of
essays on dress/fashion in literature. We are interested in material
on a variety of periods and genres. Issues under consideration
include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: Nebula: Generalist/All Topics (5/15/04; online publication)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 1:36am
nebula_at_nobleworld.biz

-Nebula is an international, unique, first-class
publication. The project of Nebula is to provide an
interface between specialist and highly sophisticated ideas
and their articulation into a comprehensible medium of
layman’s terms. Unlike many academic publications, Nebula
is not limited to a specific school, faculty, or subject.
On the contrary we encourage diversity and multiplicity of
themes and topics presented in our issues. Nebula aims to
provide news and information about cutting edge research
(whether in Physics, History, Cultural Studies or
Microbiology etc.) in terms that anyone is able to
understand. We are also interested in providing an

CFP: Philological Quarterly (journal)

updated: 
Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 11:08pm
Philological Quarterly

Philological Quarterly would like to receive more submissions. We can
consider articles on all literary periods and and we interpret the
term "literary" rather broadly. Articles in MSWord format may be sent
to us at philquar_at_blue.weeg.uiowa.edu by attached file. We try to
decide on acceptance within two months.

CFP: MTV and Philosophy (5/30/04; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, April 8, 2004 - 11:08pm
Epiphanie Bloom

Do the philosophical implications of MTV really get you going?

If so, you are invited to submit an abstract for a collection of essays on
'MTV and Philosophy'. I seek to obtain the permission of Open Court Books in
publishing the result as part of their trendy Popular Culture and Philosophy
series. The series has spawned six successful volumes since its 2001 debut
with 'Seinfeld and Philosophy', including the best-selling 'The Matrix and
Philosophy', and is noted for revitalising philosophical narratives through
its celebration of pop culture as worthy of in-depth analysis.

CFP: Social Semiotics (journal)

updated: 
Friday, April 2, 2004 - 2:25am
Terry Threadgold

GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Social Semiotics is a refereed journal and has been published continuously for
14 years. The journal invites work that explores relationships between Culture,
Meanings and Practices in a broad range of contexts. We invite contributions
from anyone who feels at home in the transdisciplinary conjunction which the
journal represents. We would be interested in papers which deal especially (but
not exclusively) with the following topics:

- asylum seekers
- cultural geography
- space and identity
- risk and communication
- surveillance

Papers should be 5-7 000 words in length and referenced in the Chicago Style.

CFP: Wizards in Western Culture (9/15/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, April 2, 2004 - 2:25am
Michael Torregrossa

>> Call for Contributors <<

MASTERS OF MAGIC: ESSAYS ON WIZARDS IN WESTERN CULTURE
Deadline for Proposals: September 15, 2004

In J. R. R. Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS, the Hobbits are warned, "Do not
meddle in the affairs of wizards"; yet, few readers today, in a time when
the wizard features so prominently in both popular culture and scholarship,
would choose to follow this admonition. Accepting this as a given, proposals
are now being accepted for an essay collection co-edited by Charlotte A. T.
Wulf and Michael A. Torregrossa and investigating the figure of the wizard
in Western culture.

CFP: Reconstruction: Media Studies (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2004 - 6:16am
Davin Heckman

 Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN 1547-4348)
<http://www.reconstruction.ws> is an innovative culture studies journal
dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars and
their audience, granting them all the opportunity and ability to share
thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work in
contemporary interdisciplinary studies.

CFP: IMPULSO: Several Topics (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2004 - 6:16am
AMOS SILVA DO NASCIMENTO

IMPULSO
Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences published by UNIMEP Press
(Piracicaba - Sao Paulo, Brazil).

CALL FOR PAPERS

1. General Essays

IMPULSO welcomes the submission of scholarly articles, analytical studies and
book reviews on the humanities, society and culture on an ongoing basis.
Manuscripts can be submitted in Portuguese, English, Spanish, German or
French, and are selected through a blind peer-review process. Published
articles are indexed internationally.

2. Thematic sections

CFP: Contemporary Structures of Renunciation (4/10/04; collection)

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2004 - 6:16am
Dr.Thomas Duschlbauer

Contemporary Structures of Renunciation

The Austrian Group for Applied Texts (Gruppe fuer angewandte Texte – GFAT)
is preparing an essay collection that will focus on structures of
renunciation within our contemporary society.

Accordingly, we welcome contributions from cultural and literary theorists
as well as from psychoanalysts, theologians and from other disciplines.

The short essays can relate to: sacrifice, martyrs, new consumer habits,
certain representations of pain and suffering in media etc. The
contributions will be published in English as well as in German
translation.

CFP: Reconstructing Poststructuralism (ongoing; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, March 5, 2004 - 6:40am
M Wolf-Meyer

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (ISSN 1547-4348) =
<http://www.reconstruction.ws> is an innovative culture studies journal =
dedicated to fostering an intellectual community composed of scholars =
and their audience, granting them all the opportunity and ability to =
share thoughts and opinions on the most important and influential work =
in contemporary interdisciplinary studies.

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