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[UPDATE] CFP: Eureka (12/15/09; 02/10-13/10)

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:19am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

SW/TX PCA/ACA: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Special CFP: Eureka (12/15/09; 02/10-13/10)

The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA (at which the SF and F Area will be honored!)
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

This is a special CFP on SciFi's _Eureka_. All topics will be considered, although we especially encourage presentations which deal with the representation of:
* race and ethnicity
* gender
* food
* time and memory
* science
* small towns
* utopia/dystopia
* the investigative drama and science fiction/fantasy advertising/corporate sponsorship

[UPDATE] The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/09; 2/10-13/10)

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:12am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations

Special CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SW/TX PCA/ACA (12/15/09; 2/10-13/10)
Join us at the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 31stAnnual Conference, at which the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area will be honored!

The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

"The End?": International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University 3/25-3/27

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 10:50am
International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "The End?" to be held at Indiana University in Bloomington from March 25th-27th, 2010.

Bookends, happy endings, at wits' end, means to an end, split ends, making ends meet… the list could go on. We imagine the end in endless ways when we think about our languages, our cultures, our disciplines, our arts, and ourselves. What sort of ends are we at, or fast approaching? What ends have we passed? When we structure our thinking around an ending, do we imply a certain teleology? Do we point to a moment of division or rupture? Do we ask about a new beginning?

Film & History Area at the Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, 10-13 February 2010

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 9:12am
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA Annual Conference

Film & History Area

Tobias Hochscherf, Co-Chair Film & History
Fachbereich Medien
Grenzstr. 3
24149 Kiel
Germany
Email: Until 31 August 2009: Email: tobias.hochscherf@northumbria.ac.uk
Thereafter: tobias.hochscherf@fh-kiel.de

And

Christoph Laucht, Co-Chair Film & History
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Liverpool
Chatham Street
Liverpool
L69 7ZR
United Kingdom
Phone: ++44(0)151-795-2321
Email: chris_laucht@yahoo.com

2010 American Studies Association of Turkey Conference: The Art of Language

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Friday, November 6, 2009 - 5:37am
American Studies Association of Turkey

American Studies Association of Turkey
34th International American Studies Conference

The Art of Language: Cultural Expressions in American Studies

November 3–5, 2010
Alanya, Turkey

Confirmed Speakers:
Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
Cherrie Moraga
Celia Herrera Rodriguez

ImageNext: Visions Past and Future Conference March 26-27

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 8:11pm
University of Florida Graduate Comics Organization

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2010 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, "ImageNext: Visions Past and Future," which will be held in Gainesville, Florida on March 26 and 27. Guest speakers will include UCLA's David Kunzle (The History of the Comic Strip, Father of the Comic Strip: Rodolphe Töpffer), John Porcellino (King Cat), Molly Kiely (Diary of a Dominatrix, That Kind of Girl) and University of Iowa's Corey Creekmur (Director of the Institute for Cinema and Culture).

CFP Charlie in the Heartland An International Charlie Chaplin Conference October 28-30, 2010 Deadline February 1, 2009

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:52pm
Lisa K. Stein

Call for Papers
Charlie in the Heartland
An International Charlie Chaplin Conference
October 28, 29, and 30, 2010
Ohio University Zanesville, Zanesville, OH USA
Conference Website: http://www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/chaplin/

In keeping with the theme of the conference, "Charlie in the Heartland," which was chosen to commemorate Chaplin's first trip to the United States with Fred Karno's Comedians in October, 1910, we are seeking papers in a wide range of areas, all to do with Chaplin, his relationship with, influence on, or evocation of America, either during or after his long residence here.

The Fictional North

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:11pm
Sue Matheson, University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada

The Fictional North: Call for Papers
The University College of the North invites submissions for an upcoming conference,
The Fictional North, to be held at The Pas Campus in The Pas, Manitoba, March 30-
April 1, 2010.

UPDATE CFP:Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections. SW/TX Popular Culture Association Februrary 10-13, 2010

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:09pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

Call for Paper/Panel Proposals for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association Feb 10-13, 2010 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505.842.1234, Fax: 1.505.766.6710).

Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.
Some areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:

CFP Fractured Images / Broken Words - 12 June 2010. Abstract deadline: 15 Feb 2010.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 12:28pm
Lancaster University

FRACTURED IMAGES / BROKEN WORDS

Multi-Disciplinary Postgraduate Symposium hosted by the Department of English & Creative Writing, Lancaster University
12th June 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Professor Terry Eagleton, of Lancaster University and Andy Diggle, comic-book writer and former editor of 2000 AD.
Featuring art installations by Christine Dawson.

Between Alienations: Mimicry, Parody, and Desire in Transnational Spaces

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Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:23am
American Comparative Literature Association

The presence of a transnational community entails the recognition of a non-singular national identity, a paradigm understood, variously, as a shattered norm or a hybrid ideal. While focusing on how this transnationality gives voice to diaspora and creole communities, we will examine how transnational spaces, bodies, and motion are constructed from forms of mimicry and parody already extant within the construction of the nation-state. Is what Judith Butler calls "an insurrection at the level of ontology" required to make room for such potentially monstrous or alien proliferations? This seminar welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, geographical areas, and scholarly perspectives.

Genre Dynamics: Exchange and Transformation--A Seminar/Panel at ACLA 2010 (New Orleans April 1-4), subm. deadline, Nov. 13, 2009

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 10:52pm
Mark A. Cantrell, Shepherd U; Chad J. Loewen-Schmidt, Shepherd U

As conceptual categories that both derive from and frame our understanding of particular works, genres are determined largely by what Ludwig Wittgenstein calls "family resemblances" rather than by particular qualities that all works in a given genre necessarily share. While ambiguities at the periphery of genres produce hybrid forms like the prose poem or collage, even works at the center of a genre are shaped by disputes at its edges. For example, one could argue that the growing popularity of the novel as a chief means of narrative expression at the end of the eighteenth century urged poets to re-conceive the fundamental features of their art, thereby shaping the conventions of Romantic poetry.

[UPDATE] Contemporary British Fiction: Narrating Violence, Trauma and Loss (International Conference, 17-18 September 2010)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 9:44am
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany in association with the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies

Contemporary British fiction is preoccupied with scenarios of violence, trauma and loss: destruction, guilt, traumatic experiences and apocalyptic anxieties are prevalent thematic and aesthetic concerns that seem to be related to incisive and far-reaching political events. With the postmodern fascination with fragmentation and the dissolution of meaning on the wane, the preoccupation with physical and psychological collapse has prompted some critics to postulate the 'traumatological' (Philip Tew) nature of contemporary writing and to detect a post-millennial aesthetic of responsibility and conscience. These trends and tendencies have been identified, but have not yet received due (and differentiated) critical attention.

Deadline Extended: Film & HIstory, All Areas (3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 7:18am
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Representations of Love in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory

Deadline Extended! Second Round Deadline: March 1, 2010

Film & History invites proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables for our upcoming conference, "Representations of Love in Film and Television," to be held November 11-14, 2010, in Milwaukee, WI. Please see the list of active topic areas, below.

Women and Children First: Gender and Ethics

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 8:55pm
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers

"Women and Children First: Gender and Ethics"

2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: March 1, 2010

AREA: Women and Children First: Gender and Ethics

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference on HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 5:52pm
Religion & Culture Society

Interdisciplinary Arts Conference 2010

HOPE

Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite submissions on the topic of interest from all Faculty of Arts students, at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. Some related topics may be, but are not limited to:

Human Rights; Global Issues; Philosophy; Religion and Culture; The Environment; Politics; Psychology; Economics; Multiculturalsim; Visual Culture and Media; Academia

To be held on March 27th, 2010 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Across the Tracks: Love and Class in Film and History

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 3:51pm
Cynthia J. Miller/FIlm & History

Call for Papers
"Across the Tracks: Love and Class in Film and History"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second Round Deadline: March 1, 2010

AREA: Across the Tracks: Love and Class in Film and History

Turning Points and Transformations (Deadline Extended)

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 2:59pm
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

The Louisiana Conference invites papers and creative work on the effects of transformative moments and experiences—textual, cultural and academic. Topics might include but are not limited to: effects of historical and political crises on literature and culture; revolutions; linguistic transformations; bodily transformations; religious conversions; personal turningpoints in autobiographies, literary characters, academic careers, etc.; genre transformations; texts into film; dissertation into book; academic turning points.

Guidelines for Submission:

Framing the Human: (De)humanization in Language Literature and Culture - March 6, 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:29pm
University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities Association of Graduate Students in Romance Studies

Debates around how "the human" is defined, interrogated and regulated often delineate boundaries that separate the human and its others (e.g. the animal, the divine, the monstrous). Far from being abstract exercises in taxonomy, assessments of these boundaries impose ways of knowing, reading and seeing. Political, ideological, scientific, religious and economic regimes participate in framing the human. Determining who or what counts as human under these regimes has profound consequences. For example, one can be biologically but not politically human (e.g. undocumented workers). One's political "human-ness" can be stripped away or called into question after certain violations of the law (e.g. enemy combatants).

Wild West II: Mythologizing Europe in Inglourious Basterds, February 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:18pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 12/05/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Wild West II: Mythologizing Europe in Inglourious Basterds

Considering Deneuve, February 10-13, 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:15pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
http://swtxpca.org/
Abstract Deadline: 12/05/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Panel Title: Considering Deneuve

This panel seeks essays that examine the work, films, star persona, and/or the fan cultures of Catherine Deneuve.

Scholars, teachers, professionals, and others are encouraged to participate. Graduate students are also particularly welcome with award opportunities for best graduate papers.

Medieval Popular Culture/PCA-ACA St Louis MO/Mar31-Apr3 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 1:11pm
PCA

DEADLINE Dec 15, 2009

The Medieval Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association investigates two aspects of popular culture:

the popular culture of the Middle Ages, such as texts, manuscript transmission, legends and hagiography, medicine, charms, wall paintings, plays, material culture, oral traditions, folk remedies, runic and ogamic writings, music, monuments;

--or--

Cultures of Differences: National / Indigenous / Historical, May 24 to 30, 2010

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Monday, November 2, 2009 - 10:06am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

The International Association for Philosophy and Literature will be hosted from May 24 to 30, 2010 by the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. The conference theme is "Cultures of Differences: National / Indigenous / Historical". The final deadline for applications is approaching (November 7), but inquiries may be directed to Dr Hugh Silverman at execdir@iapl.info or Dr Lynn Wells at wellsl@uregina.ca We welcome proposals for individual papers and for organized sessions.

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