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UPDATE: Slash 2: The 2nd DMU Slash Fiction Study Day (UK) (1/15/07; 2/27/07)

Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 1:53am
Ian Hunter

SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY: extended deadline and notification of keynote speaker: Sheenagh Pugh

Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Tuesday 27th February 2007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm

After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting developments in fanfic.

The main focus will be on slash fiction, a category of fan stories, almost exclusively by women, about homoerotic affairs between male characters in popular films and TV series. Proposals are invited, however, for papers on all fanfic topics and controversies.

CFP: Questioning the Philosophy of Technology (Ireland) (2/1/07; 6/27/07-6/28/07)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:50pm
Patrick O'Connor

Questioning the Philosophy of Technology (QPT)

Conference at NUI Galway, Ireland, June 2007.

Call for Papers

27th – 28th June 2007

Key Note Speakers:

Andrew Feenberg: Simon Fraser University, Canada

Don Idhe: Stony Brook University, New York

We are delighted to confirm that two of the leading philosophers of
technology will be attending the first QPT Conference. The conference
will take place over two days. The first day will focus on seminars by
the keynote speakers. The second day will be devoted to accepted
conference papers.

CFP: M/C Journal 'mobile' issue (1/17/07; journal issue)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 10:48pm
M/C - Media and Culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 13 November 2006

                          M/C - Media and Culture
           is calling for contributors to the 'mobile' issue of

                                M/C Journal

M/C Journal is looking for new contributors. M/C is a crossover journal
between the popular and the academic, and a blind- and peer-reviewed
journal. In 2007, M/C Journal celebrates its tenth year in publication.

CFP: Innovative Uses of Media in Literature & Drama Courses (12/22/06; NJCEA, 3/31/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:47am
Ted Price

  * ** 01.For a popular panel of the New Jersey College English
Association. While papers are, of course, expected to be of a
professional, academic nature, a true spirit of informality is expected
to be a mainstay of this panel. Papers must adhere to a 12 minute
reading, thereby leaving time for audience participation. Please eMail
an abstract of 250 words, plus a one-sheet Curriculum Vita to Dr.Ted
Price: by Thursday December 22, 2006.*


CFP: Digital Americanists (12/20/06; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:45am
Amy Earhart

The Digital Americanists--a new professional organization created to
support the study of American literature and culture using digital
media--invite proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the
American Literature Association's annual meeting in Boston, MA, May
24-27, 2007.

Panel Title: The Changing Profession in the Digital Age

CFP: UCLA e-journal MEDIASCAPE (1/1/07; e-journal issue)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:45am

UCLA's film, television, and digital media e-journal, Mediascape, is
now accepting submissions for the Features, Reviews, Columns and Meta
sections of its next issue. This journal, a place for articles
pertaining to visual culture, is peer-reviewed and published on an
annual table. The deadline for the next issue is the 1st of January,

UPDATE: Visual Culture and Collaboration: Callaloo Special Issue (12/15/06; journal issue)

Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
Meta DuEwa Jones

Call for Papers

Note the deadline has been extended to December 15th, 2006!

Special Issue on Visual Culture. In celebration of its 30th =20
anniversary and its commitment to exploring the intersection of =20
literary and visual art, Callaloo will publish an issue that focuses =20
on visual culture and collaboration in the African American context. =20
This special visual culture issue will feature visual and written =20
works that examine the important crossroads=97where literary and visual =20=

art meet=97that Callaloo provides. We seek, then, creative responses, =20=

CFP: Games and Digital Media: World Building: Space and Community (1/1/07; 3/1/07-3/2/07)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:15pm
Philip Sandifer

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and
the Department of English are pleased to announce the 2007 UF
Conference on Games and Digital Media: "World Building: Space and
Community," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida, on March 1-2,
2007, in conjunction with the annual Conference on Comics, which will
be March 3-4.

CFP: Television/Media Sound &amp; Music (1/15/07; collection)

Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:14pm
Graeme Harper

The Continuum Companion to Sound in Film and the Visual Media

Opportunities for Chapters on Television/Media Sound and/or Music

Deadline: January 15th 2007

The "Continuum Companion to Sound in Film and the Visual Media", aims to be the
most comprehensive companion available to sound and music in film, media and
new media. It will eventually consist of around 300,000 words by expert
contributors from around the world.

CFP: Media Fields Graduate Conference (12/18/06; 4/6/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 12:42am
Media Fields

A Graduate Student Conference in the Department of Film and Media Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
April 6-7, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Anna McCarthy, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, New
York University; author of Ambient Television: Visual Culture and Public
Space; coeditor of Media/Space: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age.

Roundtable Respondents: Edward Branigan; Constance Penley; Bhaskar Sarkar;
and Greg Siegel; Department of Film and Media Studies, UCSB.

CFP: Society for Digital Humanities (12/15/06; 5/28/07-5/30/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 6:58pm
Brent Nelson

Society for Digital Humanities
Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs

Call for Papers: Bridging Communities: making public knowledge--making
knowledge public
2007 Annual Meeting of the Society for Digital Humanities / Société pour
l'étude des médias interactifs

The Society for Digital Humanities (SDH/SEMI) invites scholars and
graduate students to submit proposals for papers and sessions for its
annual meeting, which will be held at the 2007 Congress of the Social
Sciences and Humanities, University of Saskatchewan, from 28-30 May.

CFP: Open the Book, Open the Mind (11/30/06; SHARP, 7/11/07-7/15/07)

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:14pm
Patrick Leary


SHARP 2007 Conference: Open the Book, Open the Mind

The fifteenth annual conference of the Society for the History of
Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) will be held in Minneapolis at
the University of Minnesota on July 11-15, 2007. It is organized in
cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota;
University of Minnesota Libraries; Minneapolis Public Library; Minnesota
Historical Society, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts -- a part of Open

CFP: Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places (grad) (12/31/06; 3/9/07)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 2:37am

The Fourth Annual English Department Graduate Conference at Brandeis

?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places?

March 9, 2007

      ?Utopian Spaces, Utopian Places,? an interdisciplinary
conference, will interrogate the concept of utopia across a broad
spectrum of historical, theoretical, and literary contexts.

      We seek papers that intervene in critical discourses surrounding
either the conceptual space of utopia or the creation of actual
utopian places (or both). We encourage examinations of utopia in such
disciplines as literature, film, visual culture, anthropology,
cultural studies, psychology, history, gender studies, philosophy, and
critical theory.

CFP: Currents in Social Networking (1/15/07; journal issue)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:35am
Doug Freeman

We are excited to announce that Currents in Electronic Literacy is
moving in a new direction. The Spring 2007 issue of Currents will
focus on reviews. We believe a journal based on reviews can be of much
greater relevance to the field than our past models, which consisted
of a few long articles supplemented by short book reviews. However, in
this new model we will conceive of "reviews" more broadly. In addition
to reviewing books, we are soliciting reviews of software, websites,
blogs, conferences, parallel academic programs, and pedagogical
practices. We hope that the new version of Currents will point out
emerging trends in the field of electronic literacy.

Spring 2007 Call for Reviews:

CFP: Walter Benjamin and the Virtual (11/31/06; online journal issue)

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:35am
Grayson Cooke

Transformations is seeking abstracts for the following issue:

"Walter Benjamin and the Virtual: Politics, Art, and Mediation in the
Age of Global Culture"

What does Walter Benjamin offer for critical thinking and creative
practice in an age increasingly mediated by virtual technologies?

CFP: A New Global Poetics? (11/1/06; ACLA, 4/19/07-4/22/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:07pm
Jacob Edmond

Call for seminar papers for the American Comparative Literature Association
Annual Conference 2007, "Trans, Pan, Inter: Cultures in Contact"
Puebla, Mexico
April 19-22, 2007

Deadline: 1 November 2006

Seminar Title: A New Global Poetics?

UPDATE: Using Digital Archives in the Classroom (11/20/06; SHARP, 7/11/07-7/15/07)

Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:06pm
Katherine Harris

  UPDATE: Proposals due by November 20 (deadline extended from October 20)
  "Using Digital Archives in the Classroom"
  SHARP 2007 Conference
  Minneapolis, Minnesota
  July 11-15, 2007
  This year's SHARP conference theme is "Open the Book, Open the Mind," which will highlight how books develop and extend minds and cultures, and also how they are opened to new media and new purposes. With this in mind, I will propose a panel on the most current form of literary media: digital archives. Subject to acceptance by the SHARP conference committee.)

UPDATE: Electronic Communication &amp; Culture (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:52pm
Leslie Fife

  Communicating Error in an Information Age
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  National Conference
  Boston, MA
  April 4-7, 2007
  UPDATED Deadline for Submissions: November 3, 2006
  The Electronic Communication and Culture Area
  of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals
  for panels and individual papers on the theme of error/noise
  in a cybernetic society.
  In a culture of information, "noise" marks a rupture
  of signification that lays bare the dispersive and dissipative
  features of digital networks. In what ways are "error" and

UPDATE: Digital Games (11/3/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 4:51pm
Leslie Fife

CFP: Digital Games
  PCA/ACA National Conference
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
  UPDATED Abstract Submission Deadline: November 3, 2006
  The Digital Games area of the Popular Culture Association
  invites papers/panels on digital games (video games, computer
  games, arcade games, etc.) and digital game studies for the Popular
  Culture Association/American Culture Association National
  Conference to be held April 4-7, 2007, at the Boston Marriott
  Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. All topics related to
  digital games and digital game studies will be considered.

CFP: Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media (12/1/06; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:20pm
Kathleen Turner, Cortney Barko, and Angela Grimaldi MCLLM co-chairs


The Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) is
hosting its annual conference on March 30 and 31, 2007. The conference
will be held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. We would
like to solicit proposals for 20 minute papers from scholars at all career
stages, from beginning graduate students to established and senior scholars.

CFP: Remediating Literature (11/6/06; 7/4/07-7/6/07)

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 3:19pm
Brillenburg Wurth, Kiene

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline november 6, 2006)

An international conference on Literature and the new media entitled
Re-mediating Literature will take place at Utrecht University (the
Netherlands) 4-6 july 2007, with keynote speakers Katherine Hayles,
Marie-Laure Ryan, Jan Baetens, and Samuel Weber. The aim of this conference
is to examine how technological changes have affected the 'old' medium of
literature in the present (digital media) and the past (writing machines,
film, radio, phonograph, grammophone, television).