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The Work of Cornelia Funke

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 10:34am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Special Topic: Cornelia Funke

For the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010. This year the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored by the association!

This is a call for essays on the work of Cornelia Funke. We are interested especially in the _Inkheart_ trilogy, but Funke's other work is also welcome, ex. _Igraine the Brave_, _Dragonrider_.

UPDATE: In Derrida's wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 10:22pm
La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
La Trobe University, Australia
9 Ocotober 2009

ANNOUNCING: Keynote Speaker


Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.

Gay Representations in Popular Film: A New, More Androgynous, Nationalist Imaginary? Panel (Popular Culture and Film) at the 41s

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 8:50pm
Nigel Joseph/NeMLA

If mainstream blockbuster films have in the past typically linked nationalism with hyper-masculinity (Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Harrison Ford as simultaneously male and American fantasy figures), what are we to make of more recent representations of gay identities in mainstream films that are also linked, sometimes quite explicitly, to nationalism?

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 3:41pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

CFP: thirdspace, Audacity of Hope? (deadline: September 15, 2009)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 10:49am

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue "Audacity of Hope?"

We are seeking submissions that critically engage with the notion of hope as it was used by a diverse assortment of constituents in the 2008 American presidential election. As a key theme in Barack Obama's campaign (and his book "Audacity of Hope"), the term evokes the possibility of transformational change. How does this version/vision of hope frame debates about gender and equity issues, struggles for equality and the recognition of difference? To what extent has the "hope" agenda impacted on politics, policy and popular media during Obama's presidency to date? This issue invites contributions that consider:

"Somatechnics of 'Size': Queer Interventions" Edited Collection - 15 August, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 4:16am
Samantha Murray & Nikki Sullivan


Following preliminary publisher interest, Nikki Sullivan and I are currently preparing a proposal for a book collection tentatively entitled "The Somatechnics of Size: Queer Interventions." This book, like our co-edited collection Somatechnics: Queering the Technologisation of Bodies (which is currently in-press, and due for release in September 2009) will be part of the Queer Interventions series, published by Ashgate, the current general editors of which are Michael O'Rourke and Noreen Giffney. More information about the proposed collection, 'The Somatechnics of 'Size': Queer Interventions' can be found below:

[UPDATE] 18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics. Abstracts deadline: August 15, 2009. Aust

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 12:06am
The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Organization

The medium is the message. Using this conceptual framework, our conference will explore how historical changes in media from the oral to the digital lead to the emergence of hybrid literary forms and the constant reinvention of literariness itself. With the revolution of (e)merging technologies as our schema, we seek pluralistic and interdisciplinary research on the dynamic network linking modes of communication, mass media and textuality.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

The Work of Neil Gaiman SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

Monday, July 20, 2009 - 3:55pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: The Work of Neil Gaiman, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on the work of Neil Gaiman. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo