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CFP: Gender & Technology (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
Still, Brian

Call for Papers: Gender & Technology Plenary Session
2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
The 28th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The 2007 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at <> .


CFP: Computers and Writing 2007: Virtual Urbanism (12/20/06; 5/17/07-5/20/07)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm

Computers and Writing 2007: Virtual Urbanism

May 17-20, 2007
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Deadline for proposals: midnight, December 20, 2006.
Website for proposal submission and information:

Featured Speakers:
Geoffrey Sirc, Professor of English, University of Minnesota
Hellen Liggett, Professor of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Richard Doyal, Professor of English, Penn State University

CFP: Radical Media In Chicago (no deadline noted; SCMS, 3/8/07-3/11/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 3:16am
Stephen Macek

CFP: Radical Media In Chicago ( Society for Cinema and Media Studies =
Conference, Chicago, IL, 3/8-3/11/07)
>From progressive magazine In These Times to the radical radio show This is =
Hell, from the thriving Chicago IndyMedia website to the cable access TV =
show Labor Beat and political documentaries by Kartemquin films, Chicago =
is home a wealth of radical and alternative media. Yet, such challenges =
from below to the hegemony of the corporate media rarely receive the =
attention they deserve from media scholars. This panel invites papers that =
examine the politics and/or economics of radical media making in Chicago =

CFP: National Identity &amp; U.S. Occupation (8/15/06; SCMS, 3/8/07-3/11/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 3:16am
Ed Chan

2007 Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference, March 8-11Chicago,
Illinois Panel: Narratives of National Identity in the Aftermath of U.S.
Occupation Discussions of contemporary globalization, which have for so
long been preoccupied with the question of Americanization, become even
more salient in the wake of U.S. occupation and nation building in Iraq
and Afghanistan. Yet, these aren't the only domains of occupation: the
Philippines, Japan, Germany, and Korea have also been subject to direct
U.S. occupation. We invite papers that examine the artifacts of
occupation in all SCMS-applicable forms. Papers might engage questions

CFP: Adaptation (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Leslie Fife

  Deadline for Abstracts: Nov 1, 2006
  For the 2007 Popular Culture Association (PCA)/
  American Culture Association (ACA) Conference
  in Boston, Massachusetts, from April 4th to April 7th.
  Adaptation studies, long the step-child to both literary studies
  and film studies, has begun to mature into its own discipline
  spanning the gaps between film, literature, and translation
  studies. Since at least the time of George Bluestone a handful
  of scholars has worked to understand adaptation not simply
  as a way of thinking about literary works that have been

CFP: Digital Games (11/1/06, PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
Leslie Fife

  CFP: Digital Games
  PCA/ACA National Conference
  April 4-7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
  Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 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: Complexity Theory and Cultural Artifacts (8/20/06; SCMS, 3/8/07-3/11/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:43pm
DuBose, Mike S.

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
March 8-11, 2007
Chicago, IL

=93Complexity Theory and Cultural Artifacts=94

Papers are sought which apply scholarship from the growing field of =
Complexity Studies (dealing with emergence, cultural complexity, =
protocol, control, information, technology, network theory) in their =
analysis of mediated texts. Of particular interest are papers which =
address the role of complexity and cultural artifacts in relation to =
multiculturalism, nationalism, transnationalism, postcolonialism, or =
identity politics, as manifest withinin (or in relation to) the public =

CFP: Three NEMLA Panels: Mencken; Literature &amp; Medicine; Violence, Technology, &amp; the Cold War (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm

H.L. Mencken: The Sage of Baltimore NEMLA 38th Annual Convention, March
1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2006
This panels solicits papers on any aspect of the work or influence of
H.L. Mencken, with particular interest in his involvement with
lampoonery or social darwinism. Send abstracts to Lisa DeTora,
Lafayette College:

UPDATE: Traversing Narrative Media (7/31/06, journal issue)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Allan Cameron

Please note: this is a renewed call for papers, as the deadline for
submissions has been extended to July 31.


The online journal REFRACTORY is seeking contributions regarding
narrative in cinema, television and new media. We invite a variety of
approaches and topics, but are particularly interested in essays that
explore new areas and objects of narrative study, or offer new
perspectives on existing debates.

CFP: Electronic Communication (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Leslie Fife

    Call for Papers
  Communicating Error in an Information Age
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  National Conference
  Boston, MA
  April 4-7, 2007
  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
  "noise" structured in popular culture as a threat to social

CFP: Technoculture/Computers and Writing Online 2007 (11/17/06; 2/5/07-2/9/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Keith Dorwick

CFP Technoculture
Computers and Writing Online 2007
February 5 through February 9, 2007

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Keith Dorwick,
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Dr. Kevin Moberly,
St. Cloud State University

Conference Co-Chairs Keith Dorwick and Kevin Moberly
are seeking synchronous and asynchronous presentations
that address a wide conception of scholarship that
focuses on a range of issues that could be briefly
summed up as "technology and society," or, perhaps,
"technologies and societies." Successful papers for
this online conference should focus on the ways
humanists read technology as a special case of
cultural studies.

CFP: Save As...: Digital Memories (8/31/06; collection)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am



Edited Collection


Edited by Anna Reading (London South Bank University), Joanne
Garde-Hansen (University of Gloucestershire and Andrew Hoskins (Swansea

CFP: Contagion (7/31/06; journal issue)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:20pm
Nate Eastman

VERB, an interdisciplinary online journal with a newsprint supplement,
is seeking submissions for its Fall 2006 issue. The topic for this
issue is "contagion," broadly defined, which includes (but is not
limited to):

* Disease, sickness, and death, (or theorizing the same).
* The spread of ideas, practices, or perceptions, (or theorizing the same).
* Politics, parasites, or the rapidly-breeding nuisance insects of New
* The communication of ideas, artistic or otherwise.
* Blogs (because no online journal can refuse to discuss blogs).
* Any other item with even a tenuous denotative or connotative
similarity to any definition of "contagion," current or otherwise.

CFP: Digital Textual Studies (6/30/06; 10/20/06)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 - 2:15pm
Maura Ives


Digital Textual Studies: Past, Present and Future

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

October 19-21, 2006=20

The Digital Textual Studies: Past, Present and Future Symposium Planning =
Committee is issuing a call for posters that highlight digital =
humanities projects, tools or techniques or work in progress. We also =
encourage any college or university digital humanities program, center =
or group to present a poster that overviews their program. Posters may =
include a demonstration, traditional printed poster, or a combination of =
both. Wireless internet access will be available at the poster venue.

CFP: Tenth Annual Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing (GPACW) Conference (10/1/06; 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 5:20pm
McClure, Randall W

CFP: Tenth Annual Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing
(GPACW) Conference
Online pedagogies: Making space for social networks
November 10 and 11, 2006 hosted by the English Department of Minnesota
State University, Mankato, MN
Keynote speaker: Michael Day, Northern Illinois University

The 2006 Great Plains Alliance for Computers and Writing Conference will
be held Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2006 and will be
hosted by the Department of English at Minnesota State University,

CFP: History and Changing Paradigms: The Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View our World (8/1/06; journal issue)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm

The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association is
currently seeking submissions for a special themed issue on History and
Changing Paradigms: the Role of Digital Media and Arts in How We View our
World. The Journal of The International Digital Media and Arts Association is
a quarterly seeking to respond to the rapidly developing field of digital
media and arts in a variety of settings—academic, educational, artistic,
political, and social. The editorial board invites original submissions that
consider the development, application, and understanding of digital media and
arts; the purpose of the journal is promote awareness of this growing field

CFP: Technology and the Home Panel (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:34pm
Rett Lorance

Technology and the Home Sessions, a permanent area of the
Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Annual Conference. Technology and the Home
seeks papers that explore various interactions between the technology and
the domestic environment. The discussion may focus on real or imagined or
speculative homes and technology. There is no limit on the time frame nor
upon the methodology.
Previous papers include: "Computing Technologies in the Home: Future
Opportunities and Challenges"; "Technical Innovation and Domestic Display
in Late Republican Rome"; "'Humor' in Home Technology"; "The Yeoman Oven
Mitt"; "Burn, Baby Burn (Kitchen Inferno): New Images of Domesticity in

UPDATE: Digital Eves (8/1/06; journal issue)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:34pm

Call for Papers
(Original publication deadline extended; submissions will remain open until
August 1, 2006)

Women Writers: A Zine is seeking previously unpublished essays and original
works of fiction, poetry, and hypertext for a special issue on "Digital Eves:
Transgression/ Transcendence in Cyberspace," to be published online in Winter
2006. Women Writers: A Zine is a digital, peer-reviewed publication that
features creative work by women writers as well as scholarship on any aspect
of women's writing, women's studies, and feminist scholarship. See the
journal's Website at for more information.

CFP: Text and Image: The Language of Images (10/1/06; CCSU, 3/29/07-3/30/07)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Laurence Petit

CFP: Text and Image: The Language of Images (10/01/06;
CCSU, 03/29/07-03/30/07)

Text and Image Conference
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT 06050

The Language of Images, March 29-30, 2007

Central Connecticut State University and the English
Department invite proposals for their international,
interdisciplinary Text and Image Conference on "The
Language of Images" on March 29-30, 2007.

CFP: Fake News and its Narratives (7/1/06; collection)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm

CFP: Fake News and its Narratives (7/01/06; collection)

Submissions are invited for a proposed collection theorizing fabricated news and
its narratives.

In the past twenty-five years, American journalism has been scandalized by a
series of sensational cases of journalistic fraud. Janet Cooke, Stephen Glass,
and Jayson Blair are only the most notorious examples of reporters who have
been caught inventing characters, making up quotations, plagiarizing details,
and, in the most outrageous cases, faking entire stories.