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Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 5:15am
www.jgcinema.org

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

1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.

Precipitate Literary and Visual Arts Journal Seeking Submissions for Winter Issue: October 31st deadline

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 6:35pm
Precipitate Journal
  • As a literary and visual arts journal, Precipitate aims to better understand how language and art act as interpretive devices for an external world that is simultaneously present and absent, riveting and severe, earthy and complex, and that inspires humor, irony, fear, and joy. Precipitate explores non-traditional perspectives of the physical world, and is looking for submissions from writers and artists to investigate and destabilize ideas of place.
  • Call for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, memoirs, book reviews, and interviews that engage and/or complicate human relationships to place.
  • CFP-SWTXPCA-Presidents and Film 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:25pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    CFP: Presidents on Film SWPCA 2010
    Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
    Robert G. Weiner

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on ANY aspect of United States Presidents in Film

    CFP-James Bond and Popular Culture-2010 SWTXPCA

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:24pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    CFP: James Bond and Popular Culture SWPCA 2010
    James Bond and Popular Culture
    Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on ANY aspect of James Bond films, books, toy, games, actors, children's fare, theology, etc..,

    CFP-Silent Film 2010 SWPCA

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:12pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    Call for Papers-Silent Film SWTXPCA 2010

    The Area Chair for Silent Film is seeking papers and presentations on ANY aspect of Silent Film.

    Rweiner5@sbcglobal.net
    Robert G. Weiner

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    Some topics to consider:

    Graphic Novels, comics, and Popular Culture-CFP SWPCA 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 3:07pm
    Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

    CFP-SWPCA-Call for Papers/presentations-Graphic Novels, Comics, and Popular Culture 2010 conference

    31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
    http://swtxpca.org/
    Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Registration Deadline 11/1/09
    Conference Hotel:
    Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
    330 Tijeras
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    505.842.1234

    The SW/TX PCA/ ACA invites papers on Comics, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture
    Any Aspect of Comics and Graphic Novels in Popular Culture will be considered.

    Some topics could include

    Jack London Life and Works

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 2:54pm
    Jay Williams/Popular Culture Association

    Jack London's Life and Works

    The 2010 National PCA/ACA Conference will be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis from Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010.

    Papers on any aspect of Jack London's life and works are invited.
    We will also consider papers on cultural workers who practiced during London's lifetime.

    Please submit a 150-200 word abstract by 1 November 2009 to:

    Jay Williams
    Area Chair, Jack London's Life and Works
    1225 E. 57th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637

    or to

    jww4@uchicago.edu

    CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:44am
    Max Haiven

    CFP Affinities #4 – What is Radical Imagination: Horizons beyond "The Crisis"

    Edited by Alex Khasnabish and Max Haiven

    The social crises of neoliberalism, so evident and provocative throughout the rest of the world, have finally come "home" to the global North in the form of a cataclysmic financial crisis wreaking havoc on the lives of people, workers and communities, intensifying already intolerable injustices and inequalities and justifying the intensification of surveillance, policing and militarization.

    The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association March 31-April 3, 2010

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 10:13am
    Joint Meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association

    Soap Opera

    Call for Papers

    The Soap Opera area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking paper submissions and abstracts for the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri March 31 – April 3, 2010.

    Proposals and papers addressing all aspects of this important cultural form from a variety of perspectives -- historical, critical, economic, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, among others -- are welcome.

    Please submit papers and/or abstracts of 250 words (electronic file preferred) by December 15, 2009 to:

    The Beat Goes On: The Music of American Literature, History, and Culture (Nov. 12-14) Deadline Sept. 20

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 9:04am
    American Studies Association of Texas

    We are looking for scholarly essays, nonfiction, essays, or creative works that explore the rhythm and beat of literature, history, and culture. What is the influence of rock and roll on literary production? How does culture come alive through music? How do we teach a generation used to picking and choosing music for an IPod?

    While the conference theme is noted above, we will consider all topics related to American Studies.

    The conference will be held in San Angelo, TX Nov. 12-14. For more information, contact John Wegner (john.wegner@angelo.edu) or Terry Dalrymple (terry.dalrymple@angelo.edu).

    MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

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    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
    MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal, www.academinist.org/mp

    Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

    CFP: Classical Representations in Popular Culture -- final deadline 12/15/09

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:04pm
    Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

    C A L L F O R P A P E R S

    The Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at the 31st Annual meeting to be held February 10-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras, Albuquerque NM 87102; tel. 505.842.1234).

    Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are particularly welcome:

    Whitman and the Beats March 26-28 2010

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:33pm
    Scott Weiss/ St. Francis College

    Whitman & The Beats

    March 26-28 2010

    St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

    The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

    Fair (Ab)use

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 2:56pm
    Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

    Fair (Ab)use

    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

    National Conference

    St. Louis, MO

    March 31-April 3, 2010

    The Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers that explore questions of fair use, appropriation, and intellectual property in a network society.

    [UPDATE] Medieval Automata and Simulacra: From the Daemonic to the Hydraulic [Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 13–16, 2009]

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:58pm
    Anthony Adams, Brown University

    Seeking papers on any aspect of medieval or Renaissance simulacra, automata, or mirabilia, whether textual or material. Subjects that would be welcome would include aspects of mirabilia in Chaucer, Gower, and Lydgate, depictions of marvels in medieval romance, clocks and machines as metaphors, mechanical automata unmasked, the history of the Golem, the use of puppetry in medieval drama, folklore of living dolls or wooden toys, and any theoretical aspects of idols and images, simulations/simulacra, and "thing theory" as applied to medieval studies.

    [UPDATE] "I can always find out: Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation"

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:07pm
    Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

    Reconstruction 10.2 Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation

    The concept for this special 10th-anniversary issue of Reconstruction stems from two intersecting strands. First, Engelbaert and Licklider's original conception of what has become the Internet was a device for the "augmentation of human intellect." Second, when Theodore Roszak conducted his seminal study on the "counter culture" of the 1960s, among his conclusions was the centrality of technocrats and the technocracy as the pre-eminent authority in North American culture and as the target of youthful resistance.

    Mysterious Things (11/1/09; 3/4-6/09)

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 12:09pm
    Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on the History of Women and Gender

    The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

    CFP: Animation Area (PCA/ACA conference)

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:54am
    Animation Area, PCA/ACA Conference 31st March-3rd April 2010

    Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association
    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
    National Conference
    St. Louis, Missouri
    March 31st-3rd April, 2010

    The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the 2010 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) March 31st-3rd April, 2010

    Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture; (9/30/09; 4/7-11/2010)

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    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 9:39am
    NEMLA 2010

    This panel will examine redefinitions of masculinity that challenge and intersect with global and national relations. Since conceptions of British masculinity had been shaped by a longstanding culture of empire and its agenda, the shift from an imperial to a decolonized Britain and the impact of the World Wars make the 20th-century a particularly ripe period for inquiries into concomitant reformulations of masculinity in popular culture and literature.Genres may include adventure tales, comics, war/espionage fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and film. Please submit a 300 word abstract to mcartt@sage.edu.

    [UPDATE] Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference, Nov. 20 & 21

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    Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:41pm
    Cultures of Recession, Program in Literature, Duke University

    Cultures of Recession
    An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University
    November 20 & 21, 2009
    http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/culturesofrecession.html
    NEW DEADLINE: September 15, 2009

    UPDATE: Travel support is now available for some presenters due to generous support from the Duke University Center for International Studies, with priority for international speakers.

    Keynote Speaker: Stanley Aronowitz (CUNY), author of How Class Works and Just Around The Corner: The Paradox of a Jobless Recovery

    [UPDATE] Playing Web 2.0

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    Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:16pm
    NeMLA

    Playing Web 2.0: Intertextuality, Narrative and Identity in New Media

    41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

    April 7-11, 2010

    Montreal, Quebec – Hilton Bonaventure

    [UPDATE] European Society for Trauma and Dissociation- Literary panel

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    Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:42pm
    amy parziale

    European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
    April 8-10, 2010
    Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Abstracts DUE: September 7th, 2009

    Abstracts are specifically sought on topics related to the conference theme of 'healing from traumatic relationships' – from intra-psychic, interpersonal, societal and cultural perspectives. This panel will focus on trauma and dissociation in 20th-21st century literature.

    Abstracts should be 150 words in length. Please also send a 25 word biography.

    General Conference website: www.estd2010.org

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