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S(t)imulated Realities: The Hypperreal in Popular Culture

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 3:15pm
Robin DeRosa/Plymouth State University

This collection will look at pop cultural simulations of the real. Topics to be covered could include reality television; living history museums or other tourist sites; simulated violence in entertainment, such as film and professional wrestling; Disneyland; planned residential communities; SecondLife, online gaming, and avatars; online cultural communities; metafiction; and literary hoaxes. Is the "real" strengthened and reinscribed by the copy that acknowledges it, or is the "real" confounded by simulations which ultimately supplant reality with a kind of hyperreality?

18th Annual CSU Shakespeare Symposium at CSU Fullerton, May 7-8, 2010 (Papers due by April 19, 2010)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:36pm
The Acacia Group and As You Like Shakespeare Society

Papers on any of the works of William Shakespeare are invited for presentation at the eighteenth annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium, to be held on the campus of California State University at Fullerton, on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, 2010. Submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. Papers must be no longer than 20 minutes of reading time and are to be submitted, via e-mail attachment (in MSWord or Word-compatible, please), to Symposium Co-ordinator Prof. Kay Stanton, at kstanton@fullerton.edu. The deadline for submissions will be Monday, April 19, 2010.

[UPDATE] Rape in Crime Fiction - Extended Deadline

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 6:03am
Dr. Berit Astrom, Dept. of Language Studies, Umea University, Sweden

Rape in Crime Fiction – Call for Papers Extended Deadline

Katarina Gregersdotter and Berit Åström of Umeå University in Sweden and Tanya Horeck of Anglia Ruskin University in the UK invite contributions for a collection of essays, which will discuss and theorise the various roles that rape plays in contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone crime fiction.

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (proposals due 16 April; conference 26 June 2010)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:53am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Keynote speaker: Christopher Norris

The second annual GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Twentieth Century Studies - MPCA/ ACA

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 12:02am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association

The Twentieth Century Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association conference. This year's conference will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, in Minneapolis, MN from Friday October 1st to Sunday October 3rd.

I am seeking papers whose topics address any aspect of 20th century literature or popular culture. Proposals for papers addressing 21st century issues will be considered as well.

Topics might address, but are not limited:
- Literature
- Film and Theatre
- Religion and Pop Culture
- Music
- Visual Art
- Modernism
- Post-modernism

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended --- Lucayos -- Issue 2 -- Water

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 10:52pm
The College of The Bahamas, School of English Studies

Lucayos is looking for submissions of papers 20-25 pages in length on art, film, literature and culture of the postcolonial world. The journal also invites submissions of creative pieces, specifically poetry, life writing, essays, and short stories. Submit works in full by May 31, 2010.

Archaeological Modernism (deadline April 20) (MSA 12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:34pm
Stephen Park, University of Southern California

This panel will explore the interplay of archaeology and modernist art and literature. While archaeology may initially conjure up images of museums and dusty relics, its methodological goals are thoroughly modernist—to strip away the accrued meaning of history and get down to the original object itself. It aims, in other words, to "make it new."

Registration Open For: (re)performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:33pm
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are pleased to announce that registration for

(re)Performing the Posthuman – a conference on performance arts and posthumanism
University of Sussex, 21-22 May 2010

is now open.

The programme will include presentations, performances, video showings, a small exhibition space and a gallery in Second Life. The event will take place in InQbate, a state-of-the-art technological presentation venue on the University of Sussex campus.

The deadline for registration is April 30th 2010.

An overview of the programme, additional information, as well as registration details, can be found on the conference website:

CFP: Queer Studies in Popular Culture

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:01pm
Kristopher L. Cannon / Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: QUEER STUDIES in Popular Culture
2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 1-3, 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota

More information for the conference is available at: http://www.mpcaaca.org
Deadline: April 30, 2010

The Queer Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN October 1-3, 2010.

[UPDATE] REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

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Monday, March 29, 2010 - 7:41am
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

POST SCRIPT CALL FOR PAPERS

SPECIAL ISSUE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MASCULINITIES IN SPANISH FILM: CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes submissions on Representations of Masculinities in Spanish film for a special issue. Post Script encourages original manuscripts in this area from scholars and academics as well as filmmakers.

Topics related to the representation of masculinities may include, but are not limited to:

Harry Potter MPCA/ACA (proposals due April 30; conference Oct. 1-3, 2010)

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Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:28pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference. The conference will run from October 1-3, 2010 at the Bloomington Sheraton Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Proposals and abstracts of about 250-300 words on any aspect of Harry Potter are welcome, although topics focusing on pedagogical issues are of particular interest.

Please submit proposals and abstracts to the area chair. Electronic submissions should be sent to Orlando Dos Reis, Virginia Tech at odosreisHP@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2010.

CFP: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

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Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:11am
Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:
The Enkidu Summer Conference 2010: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

México City, 28 July - 2, Augst 2010

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 20. April, 2010
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian

Conference Homepage:
http://enkidumagazine.com/chics/esc.htm

North Korean Comics & Animation

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Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 1:06am
ImageText

CFP: A special issue of ImageTexT
North Korean Comics & Animation

Editors: Heinz Insu Fenkl & Stephanie Boluk

[UPDATE] The Fictional Lives of American Presidents

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:47pm
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional presidents—is an imaginative endeavor with greater entailments: it configures the actual and the virtual, the real and the fictional, as a function of our contemporary incapacity to think historically about our present. Real U.S. presidents appear in a number of recent films—Dick (1999) and Frost/Nixon (2008) tell Nixon's tale, while both Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) and W. (2008) feature a sitting president.

LGBT Studies at MAP/ACA - Washington, DC (2010)

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:25pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

LGBT Studies @ MAP/ACA 2010
Area Chair: Dr. Mark John Isola
Facebook page: LGBT Studies @ MAP/ACA

The LGBT Studies Area of MAP/ACA welcomes proposals that are of relevance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Proposals are encouraged that focus on any medium of popular or American culture, such as novels, nonfiction, comics/graphic novels/yaoi, theatre, television, movies, advertising, new media, or politics and agitprop.

Proposals of interest for this year's conference might include:

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:00pm
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (I.i.1)

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade"

Peer English 6

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 1:28pm
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:02am
Packingtown Review

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The journal publishes creative work in genres: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.

We seek submission of scholarly papers including: literary criticism, interdisciplinary scholarship, comparative literature,
critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.

We also accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, and graphic art and photographs.

The Fictional Lives of American Presidents - collection

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 11:56pm
Christian Long / University of Canterbury, Jeff Menne / University of Richmond

While cinema, television, and literature have regularly imagined fictional presidents, the act of fictionalizing the lives of American presidents—that is, giving fictional account of nonfictional presidents—is an imaginative endeavor with greater entailments: it configures the actual and the virtual, the real and the fictional, as a function of our contemporary incapacity to think historically about our present. Real U.S. presidents appear in a number of recent films—Dick (1999) and Frost/Nixon (2008) tell Nixon's tale, while both Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) and W. (2008) feature a sitting president.

[UPDATE] -- PAMLA 2010: Nation and the Mother Tongue(s); abstracts 5 April 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:53pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, 13-14 November 2010 (Chaminade U., Honolulu, HI)

The shape of nationalist fervor is drawn against a background of coherent visuals. But what if the mother tongue speaks in pluralities at the very origin of the nation? This panel seeks to examine the roles of accents, dialects, inflections, and multilingualisms within and upon the national project, as well as the effects of gendered experience on nationalist constructs.

Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:48pm
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, The Tempest (I.i.1)

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade"

M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7, 2010 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature (May 14th, 2010)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:17pm
Midwest Modern Languages Annual Conference - Permanent Panel - Canadian Literature

Over 30 years ago, the essay, "Haunted by Lack of Ghosts: Some Patterns in the Imagery of Canadian Poetry," by Northrope Frye appeared. The purpose of this panel is to address the ghosts that do in fact terrorize the Canadian imagination, the Canadian psyche and Canadian culture. We are looking to discover and discuss that which lurks in the shadows of the author's imagination and experience to understand what they represent. These ghosts, real or imagined, can come from any and all forms of Canadian Literature: French, Native, Neo-Canadian, traditional and non-traditional. Please submit a 300-word abstract to lee.bessette@gmail.com by May 14th, 2010.

American Literature After 1865, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 8:11pm
Sarita Cannon, San Francisco State University

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This session invites papers on any aspect of American Literature After 1865. Papers that discuss texts by or about members of historically marginalized groups (such as women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ folk, and the working class) are especially welcome. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 4:38pm
University of Toronto

3rd Annual New Narrative Conference: Narrative Arts and Visual Media
An Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Toronto May 6-7 2010

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