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Modern Drama - Open Topic

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:30pm
South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)

The SCMLA Modern Drama Panel is issuing a final invitation for submissions for the 2010 conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Any topic within the realm of modern drama is welcome, including papers (in English) concerning works written in languages other than English. Graduate student submissions are encouraged!

Please submit abstracts (500 words) or complete papers via email to the address below no later than May 10, 2010.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Cassandra Neace
Chair, Modern Drama Panel

MAPACA -- Food & Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:14pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Myriad factors shape our relationship with food. What we choose to eat (or not eat), how we acquire it, whom we eat it with, and how we consume it is influenced by technology, economics, politics, fashion, religion, and other aspects of culture. MAPACA's Food and Culture sessions invite scholars from all disciplines to address the intersections of food and the human experience.

MAPACA -- Fashion, Appearance, and Material Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Sumbissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:06pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity is concerned with the areas of clothing, historical costume, fashion aesthetics, fashion and appearance, fashion marketing, merchandising, retailing, the psychological/ sociological aspects of dress and cultural appearances,as well as any areas relating to consumption and consumer identity. Papers from all disciplines are welcome. Innovative and new research in the areas of fashion and consumerism are encouraged!

MAPACA -- Environment and Culture Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:55am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The environment is arguably the most significant aspect of human culture and society, pervading every facet of our personal and professional lives, from where we live, work, and play to how we choose to think about our environment. Environment and Culture as an area explores the various ways in which the environment shapes and is shaped by human action/interaction. Papers from all disciplines and historical periods are invited, and papers from graduate students are especially encouraged. Panels of 3-4 presenters are also welcome. Appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:
– environmental literature
– the arts and the environment
– environmental philosophy
– natural history
– nature and culture

MAPACA -- Disability Studies Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:42am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Disability Studies is a recent and growing discipline that draws on work done in fields as diverse as history, health sciences, English, anthropology, women's studies, and education. Papers interested in exploring the lived experience of disability, social constructions of disability, or disability studies itself are all equally welcome. Following are some possible questions to consider: What gives a human life value? How does a culture's attitudes about disability reveal its most basic assumptions and ideologies? How does the lived experience of disability vary according to class, gender, race, sexuality, or culture? How have our definitions of disability changed over time? How does the media (mis?)represent people with disabilities?

MAPACA -- Decorative Arts and Design Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:32am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between
decorative arts, design and popular culture. The field of design
history and design studies considers objects through multiple
viewpoints and methodologies, topics that elucidate the nature of
design as a practice of everyday life. To that end, this area
encourages and invites submissions covering a broad range of topics related to – but not limited to – interior design, industrial design, dress, textiles, fashion, ceramics, furniture, graphics and media ranging from the pre-industrial to the present day, whether amateur or professional.

MAPACA -- Death in American Culture Panel; Alexandria, Va, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:29am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

Papers are welcome on any aspect of American cultural responses to death. Paper proposals may be from any appropriate discipline and cover any historical period. General topic areas include but are not limited to the following:

1. Attitudes toward and practices relating to death, including the medicalization of death, the social construction of death, death in art and literature, funeral customs, the evolution of the funeral business and the cemetery, changing attitudes toward the dead body and its disposal, and burial and mourning practices.

2. Memorialization, including the history, iconography, and rhetoric of gravemarkers and memorials; regional and ethnic practices; and gender, class, and race in the cemetery.

MAPACA -- Comics, Cartoons and Gaming Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:23am
Mid-Atlantic Modern/American Popular Culture Association

Comics, Cartoons, and Video Games all represent some kind of visual meta-reality that invites participants inside a singular or collective artistic imagination. The Comics, Cartoons, and Video Gaming area invites papers that discuss all aspects of comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, cartoons, both print and animated, and video games in any form, from simple pong to educational challenges to complex, painstakingly rendered simulations, strategy games, and first-person shooters.

MAPACA -- Children and Childhood Studies Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:17am
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) is an area of study that focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces which shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood. CCS research draws from the behavioral and social sciences as well as the arts. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and young adults as influencers and creators of that popular culture.

MAPACA -- Beowulf to Shakespeare Panel; Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions Due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:13am
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance
representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but
are not limited to:
– modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare
– modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer
– modern investigations of historical figures such as Eleanor of
Aquitaine, The Richards, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I,
Mary Queen of Scotts

MAPACA -- Art Panel -- Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-10/31/10 (Submissions due 6/15/10)

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 11:03am
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association

The area of Art welcomes papers that discuss some aspect of the relationship of art to American society and popular culture. Art includes the traditional plastic arts of painting, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as performance art, installation art, earth art, folk and outsider art, "craft" or amateur art, and multimedia and digital art. Professors interested in coordinating sessions of student papers, graduate or undergraduate, are encouraged to submit panel proposals.

American Studies Panel -- MAPACA conference, Alexandria, VA, 10/28/10-1031/10

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 10:56am
Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association

The American Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers from interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives that investigate the actions, influences, and phenomena that have formed American society. Though the field of American Studies may approach American culture from a variety of directions, it focuses on America as a whole; as a result, papers on all facets of American society and/or culture are welcome.

IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference: deadline June 4, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 7:54am
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, IEEE

January 8 - 11, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, is a
major annual international conference organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers, and
practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of consumer communications and networking.

Theatre and the Making of Subjects

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 6:48am
German Theatre Studies Association together with Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

Call for Papers: Theatre and the Making of Subjects
28-31 October 2010, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

The problem of how the subject is constituted stands at a central intersection between the examination of theatrical practices from an aesthetic standpoint on the one hand, and from a cultural studies perspective on the other. Within a theatrical framework, playing with different forms of subjectivity—as a process either of fragmentation or consolidation of the autonomous, self-identical subject—points to the precariousness of constituting the subject since it is destabilized by the playful quality of the theatrical event.

CFP: Geographies of Intellectual Property. Annual ISHTIP Workshop, Sept. 24-26, 2010, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 9:18pm
International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property

By focusing on the heterogeneous roots of our intellectual property system ISHTIP workshops seek to foster richer contextualization of this system than can be provided by legal history working alone. Information about this year's workshop topic and submission instructions at:


Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 7:22pm

The 2nd International Joint-Symposium on "Ecology, Consumption, and Otherness" will be held on October 30-November 1, 2010 at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. This Joint-Symposium, organized by both ASLE-Korea and ASLE-Japan, is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and Asian perspective forum for ecocritical readers to engage in rigorous and collaborative conversation around, this time, one of the most important and timely environmental concerns:

"What and how do we eat and what is the nature of the relationship between our dietary and environmental sustainability?"

"The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths" Panel RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention—14-16 Oct 2010 Albuquerque, NM

Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 2:20pm
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA)

"The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths" Panel for the 64th annual RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention—October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This panel looks at the use of ancient Greek myths in later literary works.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief cv to Mary Kate Azcuy, email only,
The deadline is May 15, 2010
Mary Kate Azcuy, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898; 732-571-3618;

Tattoos and Tattooing, Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association, October 28, 2010, Alexandria, VA.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 9:43am
Nicholas Schonberger / MAPACA

Do you tattoo? Are tattoos body art? Rebellion? Personal expression? Clanship? Decadence? Reminiscence? Invitation to look? disguise? This session invites discussion of tattoos, their meanings, their creation, their role/s in our lives. Share your knowledge, tattoos, and techniques.

We welcome proposals from all disciplines exploring tattoos and tattooing within historic and contemporary popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to - tattoos in body and gender politics; tattoos in literature and film; tattoos in fine art; and techniques in tattooing. We are particularly interested in projects that examine the role of popular visual culture on the refining and redefining of the contemporary tattoo aesthetic.

Romance and Colonial Conflicts in Literature by Women

Friday, April 9, 2010 - 9:32pm
Lisa M. Thomas / University of California, San Diego

PAMLA (the Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association) is having a conference Nov. 13-14 2010 at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers (an organization allied with PAMLA) is seeking papers on women writers who have in some way engaged with romantic aspects/depictions of colonialism. Papers regarding Oceanic locations and locations in and bordering the Pacific and regarding pre-twentieth-century literature will be of particular interest, but we're open to all submissions. You can submit through and mail with questions.


Friday, April 9, 2010 - 1:03am
Foreign Language Film Conference


Interested scholars are invited to submit papers on aspects of film from traditions other than English, for the fourth-annual Foreign Language Film Conference. The conference will take place October 7-9, 2010, at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge).

2010 World Picture Conference on Representation

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:42pm
World Picture Journal/Oklahoma State University

2010 World Picture Conference on

October 29-30, 2010

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)
Rey Chow (Duke University)

Please send proposals, in the form of a 250 word abstract (with a brief bio), to
Proposals are due by June 18th.

Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:10pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its fifty-sixth annual meeting will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, and it is pleased to have the following keynote speakers for this event:

Martha Vicinus
Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan
Author of Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 and
Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920


Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:48pm
Alessandra Capperdoni, Simon Fraser University, B.C.

I am putting together a panel on the intersections of modernism, gender, and sexualities for the 2010 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association in Victoria, B.C. Why is the transgression of gender and sexual norms central to modernist literature and culture? How does modernism shape our understanding of the relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality? What gendered and sexed identities are made possible through modernist cultural production? How relevant are they to contemporary rearticulations of embodiment, including transgender and genderqueer subjectivities?
Topics relating to the construction and representation of gendered and sexed subjectivity may include, but need not be limited to:

Humanities and Technology Association Annual Conference 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 8:47am
Humanities and Technology Association

The Humanities and Technology Association is planning its annual conference to take place in fall 2010 at Bowie State University. We encourage you to consider submitting a paper for the conference. We also cordially invite you to share this CFP with other members of your department and any other potentially interested parties. (Please see the attached link for the CFP.)