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UPDATE: Personal Journal (memoir, video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc), FEB 10-13, 2010

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
South West Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assoc's

THE PERSONAL JOURNAL(video diary, film/TV self Confessionals, etc) Southwest Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Assocs.
31st Annual Conference: February 10-13, 2010 http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html, "Special Topics"

SUBMISSION DEADLINE DEC.15/09
Proposals are being accepted for panels on pedagogy re: all forms and types of an overlooked genre, the Personal Journal (memoir, diary, video-journal, TV/Film self-confessionals /historical, political, social, cultural, ecological, ethnographic, etc), and its integral relationship with Cultural Studies, Literature, Media Studies and other disciplines.

The End? Indiana University Graduate Student Conference, March 25-27, 2010

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Monday, December 7, 2009 - 5:52pm
Indiana University Department of English

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?

Life in Marvelous Times: Cultural Work in the Racial Present (Spring 2010)

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Monday, December 7, 2009 - 4:05pm
The Race/Knowledge Project at University of Washington

'Life in Marvelous Times': Cultural Work in the Racial Present
A Race/Knowledge Project Conference, Friday, May 14, 2010
Keynote address by Vijay Prashad, Thursday, May 13, 2010
The University of Washington, Seattle

[UPDATE] Peace and War / Graduate Student Conference, U. of Illinois at Chicago / DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1/4/2010

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Monday, December 7, 2009 - 12:01pm
University of Illinois at Chicago

PEACE and WAR

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
The University of Illinois at Chicago, April 16, 2010
EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 4, 2010

This graduate student conference is intended to address some of the problems of defining peace and war in the various disciplines, and to question if or how the ways we conceptualize peace and war have changed in the twenty-first century.

[UPDATE] Performances of Memory in the Arts (May 28-29, 2010)

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Monday, December 7, 2009 - 10:49am
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

CALL FOR PAPERS

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

PERFORMANCES OF MEMORY IN THE ARTS

MAY 28-29, 2010

RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN
THE NETHERLANDS

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
BEN HIGHMORE, Reader in Media Studies, University of Sussex, UK
LISA SALTZMAN, Professor of Art History, Bryn Mawr College, USA

Disney's Medievalisms

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Monday, December 7, 2009 - 9:16am
Tison Pugh, University of Central Florida, and Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming

Call for Papers:
"Disney's Medievalisms"

[UPDATE] CALL FOR PAPERS HAS NOW CLOSED Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

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Monday, December 7, 2009 - 3:06am
Nathan Waddell / University of Birmingham

Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts
www.mod-utopia.bham.ac.uk

Confirmed plenary speakers:

Doug Mao, Johns Hopkins University
Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading
Darko Suvin, McGill University

The Call for Papers has now CLOSED.

The aim of the conference is to encourage debate between and across disciplines with a focus on the varied historical, cultural, technological, and intellectual settings in which the modernism/utopia nexus might be clarified and explained.

[UPDATE] LSU Mardi Gras Conference seeks special topics submissions (12/20)

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Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 9:24pm
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

The 20th annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference at LSU is seeking submissions for its special topics panels. Panel titles are listed below:

-Playback: The Recurring Detective Figure in Crime Narratives
-(Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies
-Citation, National Identity, and Sexual Character
-Happily Ever After: Fairy Tale Endings and Beginnings in Victorian Literature
-Adaptation and Alteration on Stage
-Modernism on the Fringe
-Reiteration on Film (new title forthcoming)
-Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge
-Re(Visions) in/of Rhetoric and Composition

Engaging Students in the Global Century

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Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 7:57pm
New York Institute of Technology

The New York Institute of Technology announces its sixth interdisciplinary conference, "Engaging Students in the Global Century." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 19, 2010.

The conference, as in past years, will draw scholars from around the country and world for panel discussions, featured speakers, and lively conversation. Keynote speakers, such as author Mark Kurlansky, sociologist Saskia Sassen, and historians Marta Gutman and Kenneth T. Jackson, have added to the depth of past conferences.

[UPDATE] Reminder - John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

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Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 10:10am
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2010/Buchan/index.htm

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following:

UPDATE: Final Call for Papers

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 6:06pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

FINAL CFP: CAPTIVITY NARRATIVES
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels are now forming for presentations regarding all aspects (historical, literary, cultural, etc.) of American Captivity Narratives. All topics and approaches to the genre are welcomed. Please send an abstract of your presentation to the address below. Graduate students/future teachers are particularly welcome to participate or register to attend the conference and captivity forum.

Disagreement: Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference at New York University March 5-6, 2010

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 2:54pm
New York University Department of Comparative Literature

Can we disagree? The question forces you to answer 'yes' or 'no,' to commit to one path or the other. Perhaps it even forces you to choose your allies, to prepare for combat.

If we can disagree, how do we do this? Why the desire to disagree in the first place? This questioning asks us to examine the epistemological and material conditions of disagreement; the possibility of dialogue and understanding; the relationship between eristic and dialectic; the role and function of polemos; and the relation between negation, negativity, difference and disagreement.

[UPDATE] Contemporary Horror Fiction

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 2:21pm
University of Westminster (June 18th and 19th 2010)

Keynote Speaker: Professor David Punter (Bristol University)

Throughout the twentieth and beginnings of the twenty first century the popularity of horror fiction has remained a constant, its resilience and adaptability enabling it to survive in the face of a succession of tumultuous aesthetic movements such as Modernism, Post-Modernism and Post-colonialism. Part of this success seems to lie in the liminality of the form, with many critics being unable to evaluate whether its merits lie closer to the more respected area of nineteenth century Gothic or the trashy sensationalism of pulp literature.

Dreams Conference Asheville NC June 27-July 1 2010

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 1:20pm
International Assciation for the Study of Dreams

The International Association for the Study of Dreams solicits proposals for papers, panels, and symposia for its annual conference Sunday, June 27 through Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, North Carolina. Topics and tracks include dreaming and: world cultures; literature; art; cinema; new media; psychoanalysis; cognitive psychology; educational practice; educational technology; cultural theory; Native-American culture and art; Appalachian culture and art.
The submission form is at: http://www.asdreams.org/2010/presentation.htm

Dreams Conference Asheville NC June 27-July 1 2010

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 1:13pm
International Assciation for the Study of Dreams

The International Association for the Study of Dreams solicits proposals for papers, panels, and symposia for its annual conference Sunday, June 27 through Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville, North Carolina. Topics and tracks include dreaming and: world cultures; literature; art; cinema; new media; psychoanalysis; cognitive psychology; educational practice; educational technology; cultural theory; Native-American culture and art; Appalachian culture and art.
The submission form is at: http://www.asdreams.org/2010/presentation.htm

[UPDATE] Bridges and Borders Graduate/Undergraduate Conference

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Friday, December 4, 2009 - 12:39pm
English Graduate Advancement and Development Society at The University of Texas at Brownsville

The English Graduate Advancement and Development Society (EGADS!) at the University of Texas at Brownsville will host its annual graduate/undergraduate English studies conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010. This year's topic is "Bridges and Borders: Exploring the Confluence of Languages, Disciplines, and Cultures."
Bridges are frequently built up and torn down, and borders often change. The boundaries between people, places and things blur and break. This happens with governments, but it is equally true in literature and rhetoric. Authors frequently challenge our notions of what is acceptable, they point out our close-mindedness, and they show us new paths.

Modern Language Studies Special Cluster on 9/11 Literature (April 15, 2010)

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Friday, December 4, 2009 - 9:00am
Justine Dymond, Assistant Professor of English, Springfield College

CFP: Special Cluster on 9/11 Literature in Modern Language Studies

Articles of approximately 6000-10,000 words on any aspect of 9/11 literature (including pop culture and pedagogy) will be considered for an upcoming special cluster in Modern Language Studies tentatively scheduled for summer 2011.

[UPDATE] Poetry, Politics, and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century

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Friday, December 4, 2009 - 6:34am
Poetry Politics and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century, at the University of Sheffield

From 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' to 'The White Man's Burden', from Honoré Daumier's lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images.

This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be between political representation and the representation of politics in word and image?

[UPDATE] Rhetorics of New Media Proposal Submission Deadline December 15th

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 5:33pm
Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010

"Alien to You? Not to Me: Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Films, TV, and Literature as Popular Culture"

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Listed below are some suggestions and thought questions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome.

Alfred Hitchcock [UPDATE] Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10-13, 2010

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 5:04pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association - 31st Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association - 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Fax: 1-505-766-6710
Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2009
Priority Registration Deadline: November 1, 2009
Conference Website: (updated regularly)
Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

"Oz: The Books" Proposal due Jan. 15, conference May 14-16, 2010

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 4:30pm
Angelica Carpenter, Curator, Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature, California State University, Fresno; president, International Wizard of Oz Club

Call for Papers: OZ: THE BOOKS

A conference co-sponsored by
The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature
California State University, Fresno,
and The International Wizard of Oz Club

May 14-16, 2010

The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature at California State University, Fresno, will host a national Oz conference, co-sponsored by the International Wizard of Oz Club, May 14-16, 2010.

Hip Hop and Rap Culture Decemer 15, 2009 Deadline

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 4:27pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

CFP: Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31th Annual Conference

Conference Date: February 10-13, 2010
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009
Priority Registration Deadline: November 1, 2009
Final Registration Deadline: December 31, 2009

The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at http://swtxpca.org.

Practical Approaches to Teaching Film

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 2:53pm
James Grove/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Proposals for the "Practical Approaches to Teaching Film" Regular Session at the 2010 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are solicited. Any topics related to teaching film will be considered, though concrete advice on teaching films in undergraduate classrooms are of special interest. Please email abstracts and either a cover letter of CV by March 1, 2010 to James Grove at jgrove@mtmercy.edu. Emailed submissions are preferred. For further information about this session, contact James Grove, or, for information about the conference, please consult the RMMLA website at wwww.rmmla.org.

Anthology of Personal Essays on Reactions to 9/11

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 8:14pm
Brian Prestwood

Seeking submissions for an anthology on personal essays that describe what people were doing when they first found out about 9/11. Looking for diverse and detailed activities essayists were engaged in during the day of 9/11 to illustrate the actions and reactions of writers to the terrorist attacks. If accepted, essayists will be given a free copy of the anthology.

Interested in material from all age groups, gender, religious backgrounds and ethnicities. Also interested in hearing from a variety of people with different occupations.

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