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CFP: Call for submissions to the premier issue of Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, international, int

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Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 4:04pm
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Red Feather Journal facilitates an international dialogue among scholars and professionals through vigorous discussion of the intersections between the child image and the conception of childhood, children's material culture, children and politics, the child body, and any other conceptions of the child within local, national, and global contexts. The journal invites critical and/or theoretical examination of the child image to further our understanding of the consumption, circulation, and representation of the child throughout the world's visual mediums. The journal welcomes submissions that examine a broad range of Media's: children's film, Hollywood film, international film, Television, the Internet, print sources, art, or any other visual medium.

UPSTAGE: A Journal of Fin-de-Siecle Theatre and Theatrical Culture

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 8:08pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA and St. Mary's University College, England

UPSTAGE, a new peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century theatre and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its inaugural issue scheduled for the spring of 2010. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an independently edited journal in the oscholars group published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

California Culture (Due 12/15/2009)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 5:31pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb 10-13, 2010

Panels now forming on topics related to California Culture: literature, ethnography, film, pop culture, folk culture, history and historical figures, art, artifacts, photography, industries, geography, archeology, journalism, etc. If it has to do with California, we're interested! Native and Hispanic Cultures in California; California in literature or literature from Californians; California in film, television, recordings, etc.; Car culture, celebrity culture, beat and hip culture, folklore, the list goes on and on.

Conference on Democracy and Direct Action: Documenting Indigenous Responses to Neo-Colonialism and Globalization

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 5:24pm
Melissa Ortiz, Xicano Development Center

Xicano, Indigenous, and Working-Class communities across the continent are finding new ways to combat and resist the increasing encroachment of global capitalism. While much lip service is paid to the idea of democracy, what we actually see is an increasing intolerance for the basic principles of citizen participation. From simple electoral participation to more complex practices of community development and political organization, most "citizens" do not even possess the basic skills for active participation in a representational Democracy. We have to ask ourselves why?

CFP: (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture (Due 12/15/09)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 4:15pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association (31st Annual Meeting; Albuquerque FEB 10-13 2010)

The growing area of (Auto)Mobility and Road Culture focuses on the cultural significance of motorized transport (cars, motorcycles, scooters, or buses) and roads, ranging from the study of road stories in all forms of media (videogames, films, TV, fiction) to the role of car culture in identity formation to transportation politics and urban history. Join us on Route 66 for vibrant, interdisciplinary investigations of the ongoing popularity of narratives of autonomy and mobility, emerging pedagogy in this area, new methodologies for studying road and map histories, and the impact of digital tools on road stories, images, travel, networking, and scholarship. Our goal is to leave the conference with an anthology project in hand.

Spring 2010 (March 31-April 3) PCA/ACA Conference --Women's Studies Area

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 1:07pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

All topics relevant to Women's Studies are appropriate for placement in this area and at this conference. The organization is interdisciplinary and the conference offers an opportunity to work across and within traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology and Representation (2/25-26/2010)

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 12:14pm
Department of Comparative Literature - City University of New York

Department of Comparative Literature
The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Call for Papers

Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference:
The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation
February 25th-26th, 2010

Linguistics and the Study of Comics (edited collection). Deadline Monday 16 November 2009

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 11:21am
Frank Bramlett/U Nebraska at Omaha

Scholars are invited to submit their work on the linguistic study of the comic arts. The essays in this edited collection will focus on the ways that linguistic codes function in comics.

Any aspect of linguistic theory and analysis is welcome, and all submissions should appeal to both comics scholars and linguists. All forms of comics will be considered: graphic novels, comic strips, comic books, on-line comics, videos, etc.

Scholarship in non-English and multilingual comics is especially encouraged.

Contributor Guidelines

1. Abstracts of 400-500 words accepted. Papers of 5000-8000 words, including notes and bibliography, accepted.

Christianity and the Detective Story, NYC, 3/5/2010, deadline 10/1/2009

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 1:46am
Pace University and the Northeast Region of the Conference on Christianity and Literature

"Christianity and the Detective Story"

March 5-7, 2010
Pace University, New York, NY

Featured Speaker: Ralph McInerny, author of the Father Dowling mysteries.

Proposals for academic papers on the topic of "Christianity and the Detective Story" or any topic related to the intersection of mystery and theology are due by October 1, 2009. Work by creative writers is also welcome. Send proposals to Dr. Walter Raubicheck, Chair/English at Pace University, 41 Park Row, New York, NY 10038 or by email to wraubicheck@pace.edu

Rhetorics of New Media

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 7:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/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.

Poetry and Poetics Criticism (10-13 Feb. 2010; submit by 15 Dec. 2009)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:21pm
Soutwest/Texas PCA & ACA

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

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

10-13 February 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505/842-1234

UPDATE: Cultures of Recession (Nov. 20 & 21, 2009)

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Hosted by The Program in Literature, Duke University

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] CFP: Literatary Motherhood in the New World-- Deadline for Abstracts 9/30

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 1:46pm
Kate Caccavaio--> Northeastern MLA

During the colonial period of the New World J. Michael Dash tells us that European colonizers viewed the Americas as a "New Eden" where civilization could be created anew. In terms of motherhood the colonial period in the Americas created a binary relationship between the races where the 19th century "Angel in the House" conflicted with the reality of motherhood and maternity for African slaves. After emancipation and decolonization while the ideal of the Americas as a New Eden has waned, the binary opposition in racialized views of motherhood has undergone various manifestations. How then does the modern era view motherhood in the Americas?

UPDATE: Women in Popular Music--Nov. 12-14, 2009

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 1:38pm
Midwest Modern Languages Association (Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages/Midwest)

Submissions are still possible for this panel, but they must be received no later than August 14, 2009.

"Women in Popular Music: 'Permanent Vacation': Moves and Departures in Women's Popular Music." A change in location, focus, allegiance or perspective can lead to a major shift in an artist's work, which can then lead to a different sound, a different public persona, a different audience. Women artists who start out as one thing end up something else—gospel singers go secular and vice versa, country goes disco, folk rock goes jazz. We invite papers that explore this sort of transition and explore its aesthetic (and other) consequences in the career of a woman artist or group.

Peer English 5 - Call for Papers

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:23am
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.

Shakespeare Connects - Teachers, Scholars, and Performers of Shakespeare - October 2-3, 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 11:18pm
Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University is pleased to host Shakespeare Connects, October 2-3, 2009. This conference seeks to integrate aspects of Shakespeare scholarship and performance by bringing together a unique dynamic of Shakespeare scholars, practitioners, and educators. Through the integration of these dynamics, we hope to create a unique learning environment that will enrich our understanding of Shakespearean scholarship and performance.

[UPDATE] CFP Call for Editors for Red Feather Journal

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:58pm
Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

UPDATE: Call for Editors: Red Feather Journal: an International Journal of Children's Media Culture (www.redfeatherjournal.org)

Due to the wonderful response, our Editorial Board is now complete and we are suspending our call for Board members at this time.

"American History and Culture" area at SW/TX PCA/ACA 2010

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 6:19pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

"American History and Culture" area
SW/TX PCA/ACA 2010
31st Annual Conference, February 10-13, 2010
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2009
Priority registration deadline: November 1, 2009
http://www.swtxpca.org
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 842-1234

Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture - February 10-13, 2010 - Abstract Deadline December 15, 2009

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 4:13pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

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

Politics and Pop Culture

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 2:30pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

Politics Area

Leah A. Murray, lmurray@weber.edu

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

Strange Worlds - Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century (Sep 2010, Hamburg, Germany) Deadline: April 1st 2010

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 9:16am
Lars Schmeink, University of Hamburg, Germany

1st annual and founding conference of the
Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
(Association for Research in the Fantastic)

Fremde Welten
Wege und Räume der Fantastik im 21. Jahrhundert
(Strange Worlds – Paths and Spaces of the Fantastic in the 21st Century)

University of Hamburg
30. September – 03. October 2010

Shakespeare in Comics

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:33pm
Jason Tondro

CFP – Shakespeare and Comics

Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on the topic of "Shakespeare and Comics," edited by Jason Tondro (University of California, Riverside) and Kate Laity (College of St. Rose).

[UPDATE]Talking Tongues, Speaking Gestures: International Conference on Orality & Performance (01/12-13-14/10; Deadline10/15/09)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 11:26pm
Jadavpur University

The oral, as a system of communication, while connecting the speaker and the listener in a network of communitic experiences, produces epistemological parameters status for the individual and the community.The three day-international conference will dwell on the questions of epistemology, identity and agency as emanating from the oral within the social—including indigenous and the cosmopolitan life worlds—without inviting/invoking an essential distinction between the two. Moreover, the conference will also address performance as an integral part of orality to understand the link and rupture between the sacred and the profane and between history and memory. It will inaugurate memory as mobilizing cognition and subjectivity.

[Update] Footnotes: New Directions in David Foster Wallace Studies

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 6:34pm
CUNY Graduate Center

REMINDER DEADLINE 8/15

"These academics' arguments seem sound as far as they go..." –Infinite Jest

The critical discussion of David Foster Wallace has thus far been limited to a few aspects of his most popular works. Our conference seeks to expand the response beyond the popular imagination's categories of "difficult," "postmodern," and "genius," and beyond the author's own articulation of his project as a response to irony. We invite a reconsideration of Wallace with an emphasis on new perspectives of his entire oeuvre.

Folklore Section

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 5:32pm
Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Papers on any aspect of FOLKLORE with a reading time of 15 minutes are invited for the SWPCA/ACA meeting, February 10-13 in Albuquerque, NM. Completed papers or substantive proposals along with a short biography should be submitted by December 15, 2009. Immediate decisions on papers/proposals submitted before the deadline. See the website at http://swtxpca.org/ for detailed information on the conference. Contact Dr. Phyllis Bridges, Professor of English at TWU, at pbridges@twu.edu.

[UPDATE] HFAPFl--Symposium on playwright and screenwriter CRAIG WRIGHT

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 3:49pm
Horton Foote American Playwights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival (HFAPF) seeks papers on a range of topics for the November 2009 event on the campus of Baylor University. The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

The 2009 festival will celebrate Craig Wright, the award-winning contemporary author of The Pavilion, Recent Tragic Events, The Unseen, and television projects such as Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money.

The academic symposium will include panels on Craig Wright, Horton Foote, and a variety of other topics related to American playwrights, American drama, and theatre practice in the United States.

CFP-James Bond and Popular Culture-2010

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 1:40pm
Southwestern/Texas Popular Culture Association

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..,

Computer Culture (Submission Deadline: 12/15/09, Priority Deadline 11/1/09)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 8:10am
2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference

Computer Culture Area
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
http://swtxpca.org

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and other proposals on any aspect of computer culture. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

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