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Imagining Other Histories: Pop Culture/American Culture Conference

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:51am
Southwest Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association

Imagining Other Histories: The SW/TX PCA/ ACA in the area of Historical Fiction invites papers on the role of history and alternate history in fiction. To what extent have fiction writers, poets, filmmakers, myth makers, and other producers of pop culture bent the paths of history into different directions, into ur worlds, friendlier worlds, bleak worlds, parallel worlds, idealist worlds? Take, for example, the way that the reality of African American history was initially omitted from standard American historical accounts and the paths of history were bent toward the hegemony of a White world.

Frances Hodgson Burnett's THE SECRET GARDEN AT 100 1/10/2010

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 7:50am
Joe Sutliff Sanders and Jackie C. Horne

Call for Papers: Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden at 100

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, Jackie C. Horne and Joe Sutliff Sanders are soliciting essays for a proposed volume in the Children's Literature Association's Centennial Studies Series. The series seeks to reexamine children's classics from a contemporary perspective. All critical and theoretical approaches are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:24pm
English Graduate Organization at University of Florida

The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

Kinky Klingon and Asexual Androids: Exploring Sexuality and Gender in Star Trek (edited book)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 9:28pm
Maryanne Fisher, PhD, Dept. of Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies Program, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Canada

The world of Star Trek has been a pervasive and extensive part of North American culture, starting with the classic television series of the 1960s and presently encompassing the blockbuster hit movie. There have been six television series (The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise), eleven feature films, books, comics and countless paraphenalia. In the world of Star Trek, sexuality and gender have been presented to viewers in various ways, using the relationships we develop with the characters to impact our interpretations and perspectives with respect to these concepts.

African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, December 18, 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:35pm
African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program, Boston College

Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

[UPDATE] Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture; Deadline: Sep. 30, 2009.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:03pm
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--CFRP--Mothering and Migration Conference

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 10:15am
Association for Reseach on Mothering

CALL FOR PAPERS

Association for Research on Mothering (ARM) and the University of Puerto Rico are hosting a conference on

Mothering and Migration:
(Trans)nationalisms, Globalization, and Displacement

February 18-20, 2010, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Click here to see the full CFP.

"Hogar, Dulce Hogar": An Exploration...of "Home" 9/21 Toronto 6-9 October 2010

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 9:26am
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Topic: "Hogar, Dulce Hogar": An Exploration into the Latin American/Latino Conceptualization and Experience of "Home"

Abstracts are invited for a proposed WORKSHOP on the topic of "Home" to take place at the XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) on October 6-9, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. The theme of the conference is "Crisis, Response, and Recovery" (see http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/congress/index.asp).

'Truthiness' Across Cutures, Vol. 1 No. 1, Autumn 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 7:58am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University

Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Autumn 2009 issue

Authors are asked to consider and/or critically discuss any novel definitions of or new perspectives on 'truthiness' in light of cultures. Authors may also choose to re-negotiate the concept of 'culture' in light of what passes as truth.

We are seeking work rigorous in its scholarship yet accessible in its style to audiences somewhat wider than highly trained specialists in the social sciences, particularly in areas such as applied-linguistics, communication, media studies, semiotics, rhetoric, or literature.

Papers accepted for publication in the online journal will receive subsequent reviews for the publication of future collected and bound volumes.

Poetry, Politics, and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 7:24am
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?

Feb 2010 North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:15pm
North Georgia College and State University

North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference 2010:
What are the potential benefits and challenges of the growing relationship between the United States and China?

Myth & Fairy Tale Pop Culture

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 6:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

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 now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture.

CfP: Call for Chapter Abstracts for the Book "The Internet & Surveillance"

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 5:51pm
Christian Fuchs

CfP: Call for Chapter Abstracts for the Book "The Internet & Surveillance"

PDF version of CfP: http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/CfP_Internet_Surveillance...

Editors: Christian Fuchs, Kees Boersma, Anders Albrechtslund, Marisol Sandoval

Supported by COST: European Cooperation in Science and Technology (http://www.cost.esf.org, COST Action Living in Surveillance Societies (LiSS, IS0807), Working Group 2: Surveillance Technologies in Practice

PCA/ACA 2010 CONFERENCE / March 31-April 3 / Brazilian Popular Culture Call for Papers

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 5:47pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

BEMVINDOS!
PCA/ACA 2010 CONFERENCE
March 31-April 3, St. Louis, Missouti
Brazilian Popular Culture Call for Papers

We invite you to submit a proposal on aspects of Brazilian popular culture. Papers may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Soap operas and video games
Brazilian popular music
The body and the world of fashion
Afrobrazilian culture and tourism
Cities of Brazil as exotic places
Brazilian cinema
Brazilian carnival and the politics of identity
Literatura de Cordel

Oysters and Snails: Love & Sex in the Ancient World on Screen (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10)

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:24pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Oysters and Snails: Love & Sex in the Ancient World on Screen"
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: November 1, 2009

AREA: "Oysters and Snails: Love & Sex in the Ancient World on Screen"

Pro Patria Mori: Patriotism in Film & Television

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:19pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Pro Patria Mori: Patriotism in Film and Television"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representation of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second-Round Deadline: November 1, 2009

AREA: Pro Patria Mori: Patriotism in Film and Television

Sex and Love in Asian Contexts (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:17pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Sex and Love in Asian Contexts"
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: November 1, 2009

AREA: "Sex and Love in Asian Contexts"

Vampire Love

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:13pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Vampire Love"
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: November 1, 2009

Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues in Film and History

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:07pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues 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: November 1, 2009

AREA: Lovers on the Side: Tramps and Rogues in Film and History

Love and Violence: Action Heroes

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:05pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & HIstory

Call for Papers
"Love and Violence: Action Heroes"
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: November 1, 2009

AREA: Love and Violence: Action Heroes

Love Thy Leader: Charisma, Attraction, and Love Toward Figures of Identification (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10)

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:03pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & HIstory

Call for Papers:

"Love Thy Leader - Charisma, Attraction, and Love toward Figures of Identification"

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: November 1, 2009

Area: "Love Thy Leader - Charisma, Attraction, and Love toward Figures of Identification"

Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage: Bonding and Parenthood in Film and Television (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10)

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 2:00pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers:
"Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage: Bonding and Parenthood in Film and Television"
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: November 1, 2009

AREA: Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage: Bonding and Parenthood in Film and Television

Our Monsters, Ourselves - NEMLA 2010 Montreal, Quebec

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:48am
Lizzie Harris McCormick / NEMLA

Our Monsters, Ourselves
Following the line of thought that societies' monsters in many ways define them, "Our Monsters, Ourselves" hopes to open the discussion of the ways monsters in contemporary North American Anglophone fiction and film have come to represent the tacit panics, problems and pleasures of their specific historical moment. Papers representing work explaining monster/moment dialectics ranging from Steven King's 1989 "The Dark Half" to the contemporary Twilight and True Blood series will be read with equal interest. 200-400 word abstract to ourmonstersourselves@gmail.com by September 15th.

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