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Comedy and Humor, 3/31/10-4/4/10

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:33pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 Nat'l Conference
St. Louis, MO, 3/31 to 4/4/10

Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area

We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're very open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:

"Work Out the Ape": Popular Darwinism

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 3:59pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference (Albuquerque, Feb. 10-13, 2010)

"'Work out the ape'": Popular Darwinism": The term "Darwinism" is a broad umbrella term in the late nineteenth century. Nevertheless, it is useful shorthand, expressing the preoccupation of British and American popular culture with a range of themes related to the Darwinian revolution in biology by the end of the nineteenth century: "degeneration," man's biological kinship with animals, the problem of aggression, the place of sexual pleasure in the psychic economy and its relationship to sexual selection, and the biological underpinnings of changing gender roles.

PCA/ACA Gay, Lesbian, & Queer Studies Group

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 1:36pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

GAY, LESBIAN, AND QUEER STUDIES

Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2010 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
Wednesday, March 31, through Saturday, April 3
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For information on the conference, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/
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DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2009

Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:11pm
Gary Storhoff/University of Connecticut at Stamford and John Whalen-Bridge/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

5th Global Conferece - Cybercultures: Exploring Critical Issues

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

Apparitional Lesbians Panel @ NEMLA; abstracts due 9/30

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 7:19pm
Ula Lukszo; Stony Brook University

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Ula Lukszo (ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu).

[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 6:15pm
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:51am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

"Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival;

"District 9" by Neill Blomkamp;

"Elia Suleiman" by Elia Souleiman (AKA "Le temps qu'il reste" (Fr)), nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The reviews should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movies.
The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

Call for Chapters: Racial Profiling and Borders Collection

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:07am
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Additional chapters are sought on any aspect of racial profiling, surveillance and borders for a major collection to be published in 2010. All inter/national contexts will be considered. Please send statements of interest, abstracts or completed chapters as soon as possible to:

Dr. J. Shantz
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Jeffrey.Shantz@kwantlen.ca

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