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Capital in Crisis--NeMLA, Montreal, April 7-11, 2010

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:29am
Alison Shonkwiler / Rutgers University, New Brunswick

How have contemporary writers responded to economic and financial crises? What forms or genres of narrative--fictional, autobiographical, historical, or other--are being called into service to represent the highs and lows, virtualities and realities, of late capitalism? Papers on earlier writers that propose to relate them to recent contexts will also be considered. Please submit 300-500 word abstracts + c.v. info to Alison Shonkwiler at by Sep. 30.

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[EXTENDED DEADLINE10 September, 2009] Fantasy Ireland:13-15 November 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 9:16am
North East Irish Culture Network/University of Sunderland

Fantasy Ireland: Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 11:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

The Libraries, Archives, Museums and Popular Culture area is soliciting paper proposals for the Annual Conference of the SW/Texas Popular and American Culture Association(Feb. 10-13, 2010). Proposals are sought from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, and other aficionados (yes! including people who use libraries, archives, and museums!) of popular culture and information settings of all types. We encourage proposals for slide shows, video presentations, and panels organized around common themes.
Some suggested topics:
• Histories and profiles of museums, archives, libraries, and other popular culture resources

Update: Pop Goes the Region--the popular and the regional in literature and representation

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - 9:28pm
LiNQ Literature in North Queensland


Extended Closing DATE 1 October 2009

POP Goes the Region

The small town, the local, and regionalism have long been considered precious territory to be guarded by grassroots music and local art movements, enshrined in high letters, and embalmed in obscurity. This issue of LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) seeks to challenge and update this notion of the regional. As the Internet connects us in a global village of downloadable ephemera, the local community is redefined. How does the region connect with the popular?

Biography, Autobiography, Memoir, & Personal Narrrative CFP (Deadline: December 15, 2009)

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 10:18pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 10-13, 2010)

Paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, memoir, and personal narrative are welcome. Literary papers as well as creative works will be accepted. Please submit a 200-word abstract (or completed paper) and a short resume (e-mail preferred) by the priority registration deadline (November 1, 2009) or the final deadline (December 15, 2009) to

Dr. Melinda McBee, Area Chair
Biography, Autobiography, Memoir and Personal Narrative Panel
Department of Literature and Language
Grayson County College
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020
903-463-8639 (office); 940-442-5340 (home)

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009, SW/TX PCA/ACA, Feb. 10-13, 2010

Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:21pm
Janna Jones/Southeast/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage
Abstract/Proposals due December 15, 2009

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage chair invites papers and panels that explore the meanings of the film archive—both past and present. Possible topics include film preservation/restoration, film collecting, digital archiving, archival exhibition and film festivals, as well as other practices related to the creation and maintenance of cinematic heritage not directly associated with the archive. Papers, panels, and presentations focusing on the southwest are especially welcome. Scholars, filmmakers, archivists, film curators, and students are encouraged to submit an abstract.
Come to the sunny southwest in February!