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Last Call! Zombies, Vampires, Mummies! Undead in the West (12/1/09; 3/31-4/3/10)

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:45pm
Cynthia J. Miller

LAST CALL!!!

Call for Papers: Undead in the West
PCA/ACA National Conference
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri
Deadline: December 1, 2009

Co-presenters are being sought for a panel on the "Undead in the West," as part of the Westerns and the West area at the PCAs.

Contemporary Horror Fiction

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:36pm
University of Westminster

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.

Undergraduates, Get Your History Papers Published! Submit to HISTORY MATTERS: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:05pm
HISTORY MATTERS: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research

HISTORY MATTERS is a journal whose purpose is to give undergraduates the unique opportunity to be published. Established in 2004, History Matters has received papers from all over the U.S., Canada, Britain, and Australia.

HISTORY MATTERS is published each spring and is edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board. The journal consistently publishes about 10% of the submissions, publishing only the papers with high caliber research and writing. Please visit the journal homepage at http://www.historymatters.appstate.edu for more information.

Nov. 13, 2010 18th Annual English and American Literature: Everyday Life and Literature

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Monday, November 16, 2009 - 1:52am
English and American Literature Association of the Republicof China in Taiwan (EALA Taiwan) &Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Literature is related to everyday life in a subtle way. Everyday life often manifests itself as the textual Other outside the major narrative thrust, and, therefore, receives scant critical attention in literary studies. In fact everyday life can be seen as an arena of two-way negotiation: it is where power reproduces itself in daily practice, but it is also where both personal and collective creativity intervenes in the reproduction of power. Moreover, everyday life often emerges, becomes visible, or acquires meaning through its engagement with other social categories—gender, race, class, ethnicity, nature, and so on, whose different relations with dominant regimes of power call for different strategies of everyday life practices.

UPDATE: New World Francophonie: ACLA Panel, April 1-4, 2010

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 9:16pm
Monika Giacoppe, Ramapo College/ American Comparative Literature Association

The ACLA's annual meeting in New Orleans seems an ideal time to address the francophone literatures and cultures of the "New World," too often considered only as an afterthought in comparative American Studies. This seminar aims to examine francophone cultures both in the U.S. and throughout North America, and the linkages that connect these varied traditions. Papers addressing Louisiana's French and Creole traditions will be especially welcome, but so will be papers addressing other aspects of "New France": Québecois, Martiniquais, Haitian culture, and their composites (Haitian writers in Montréal, or the rural and urban francophone cultures of the Lower Mississippi, for example).

Go Green: Die Germanistik und grünes Gedankengut, The 1st Montreal German Studies Graduate Student Conference 23-25 April 2010

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 9:14pm
McGill University & Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 4th graduate conference at McGill and the 1st in collaboration with Université de Montréal, this year's theme sees its justification in the steady rise of awareness toward environmental issues, a concern not solely limited to the political or scientific worlds, but also prevalent within the humanities. This awareness is corroborated, but at times also corrupted by the abundance of news coverage in the mainstream media that have increasingly presented climate change with an apocalyptic outlook.

SC4:The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (fourth biennial)

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 2:17pm
Rhonda V. Wilcox / Gordon College; Whedon Studies Association; Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association

SC4: The Fourth Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses
June 3-6, 2010, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies (www.slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fourth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC4), sponsored by Flagler College. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon—the Jossverse(s) or Whedonverse(s)—will be held on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida, June 3-6, 2010. Drs. Tamara and James Wilson of Flagler's Department of English will be local arrangements chairs.

Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge

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Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 5:47pm
EGSA Mardi Gras Conference

2010 EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
Panel Topic
Satire: Reiteration with a Caustic Edge
Andrew Banecker (LSU), Chair

Call for Conference abstracts: Session: (Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 8:58pm
John Edgar Browning/Louisiana State University

EGSA Conference: The 20th Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

Regarding Iteration: Narratives of Imitation and Innovation

February 11-12, 2010

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Keynote Address by Brian McHale, Ohio State University

Special Session: (Re)Modeling Our Others: Draculas, Jasons, Michaels, and Freddies

[UPDATE] SWTXPCA 2010 Conference: Satire Area

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 5:44pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association

CFP: Satire
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 15 December 2009
Registration Deadline: 31 December 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW * Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel phone: (505) 842-1234
Hotel fax: (505) 843-2710
Hotel website: http://albuquerque.hyatt.com

Shane Meadows (day event, april 2010)

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 3:56pm
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS: Shane Meadows day event, University of East Anglia, April 2010 (date and venue to follow)

April 16-17, 2010 Literature and Culture in Conversation: the Exploration of Influence

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 3:45pm
Baylor English Graduate Student Association

Literature and Culture in Conversation: the Exploration of Influence
April 16-17, 2010
Keynote speaker: Terence Hoagwood, Texas A&M University

The Baylor University English Graduate Department is inviting papers that encourage a dialogue on the convergence of literature and popular culture.

[UPDATE] Call for Exemplary Undergraduate Humanities Essays

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 3:34pm
Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2010 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.

still taking essay considerations James Bond book

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Friday, November 13, 2009 - 10:36am
Rob Weiner Texas Tech Univeristy

Call for Essays Consideration-James Bond and Popular Culture: the Films are Not Enough!
We are still taking considerations for essays for our forthcoming volume
The editors of a forthcoming volume are seeking a few specific articles to supplement a book in progress about James Bond and Popular Culture. The following topics will be given first consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming book.
James Bond and Linguistics: How have the James Bond movies and novels affected our speech and semeiotic communication?
Gender in the James Bond Comics

CFP: Afffectivity and Aesthetics of the Postnational across Literature, Cinema, and Theory (deadline: Nov. 23)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 4:42pm
ACLA annual convention, New Orleans, April 1-4, 2010

Seminar title: Afffectivity and Aesthetics of the Postnational across Literature, Cinema, and Theory

The term "postnational" is deployed here to reflect the indeterminate time that sur-vives the nation in which various forms of singularities occur, arrive, and/or are anticipated both within and across national spaces, institutions, and arts. This panel explores the potential of the postnational as a means of critically questioning the currently fashionable terms of transnationalism.

[UPDATE] ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora (deadline extended to Nov. 23)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 1:22pm
ACLA 2010 Conference (April 1-4), New Orleans, LA

ACLA Seminar: Toward a Gendered Analytics of Diaspora: Interrogating Constructions of Gender and Sexuality in Diasporic Cultural Productions

Extended deadline for submission of paper proposals: Monday, Nov. 23

ACLA Annual Meeting, April 1-4, 2010
New Orleans, LA

Seminar Description:

"Horror," SW/TX PCAACA, Albuquerque, 2/10-13/2010

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 12:41pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

"HORROR"

31st Anniversary Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 10-13, 2010

The area chair for Horror of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, or general culture.

Especially encouraged are presentations on the changing face of horror between 9/11 and the end of the Bush administration; on overloked and underestimated films from the U.S.; on remakes and reimaginings of classic horror films during this period.

CFP: Puppetry International/ The Marionette; deadline Dec. 1

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 10:07am
Dassia Posner/ Puppetry International

Puppetry International magazine seeks articles for our upcoming issue (#27), the theme of which is the Marionette. We are looking for brief essays (2,000 words including notes and bibliography) about puppets worked from above by strings, rods, cables or other means. We are interested in articles that address topics such as the following: What are the performance effects of mixing marionettes and actors? What special issues are germane to the design and manipulation of marionettes? How do unique marionette traditions (Opera dei Pupi, Kathputli, etc.) emerge from their cultures or influence the cultures in which they have developed? What are new movements and innovations in the world of marionettes -- including technology?

Detective Fiction Panel at LSU's Mardi Gras Conference February 11-12, 2010

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:21am
LSU English Graduate Student Association

The detective has always been a central figure in crime narratives. Existing within a dizzying interplay of plots, themes, and recapitulations throughout the long and twisted history of the genre, crime solvers - be they private amateurs, police detectives, or in some other incarnation - have remained a vital force in keeping the crime narrative tradition alive. Indeed, it is often in the detective's resurfacing and shifting that the crime genre is revitalized. But how did this detective figure arise? In what context? And where is (s)he going?

CFP: International Association for Philosophy and Literature

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Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 1:14am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Call for Papers and Proposed Sessions
34th Annual Conference
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
to be held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
24-30 May 2010
Topic: CULTURES OF DIFFERENCES: national / indigenous / historical

For submissions and more information, please visit http://www.iapl.info/
Deadline for Submissions: 30 November 2009.

Deadline Approaching -- CFP Pedagogies and the Profession

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 9:46pm
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Pedagogies and the Profession

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 10-13, 2010
http://swtxpca.org/

Submission Deadline: 12/15/09
(Priority Registration Deadline is also 12/15/09, so submit your proposals soon!)

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