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The Work of Neil Gaiman SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Monday, July 20, 2009 - 3:55pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: The Work of Neil Gaiman, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on the work of Neil Gaiman. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

The Work of Terry Pratchett SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Monday, July 20, 2009 - 3:53pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: The Work of Terry Pratchett, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on the work of Terry Pratchett. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

[UPDATE] CFP Colporteurs, Spaces, places, landscapes.

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Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:30am
Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.

The group "Colporteurs" is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23 September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies in Bologna University, Italy.
The chosen subject has been inspired from the theme of this year's PhD. seminar in "Modern, comparative and Postcolonial literatures", entitled "Declensions of space".

SW/TX PCA ACA American Studies Area

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Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 8:11pm
Lisa Stein/SW/TX PCA ACA

Call for Papers: American Studies Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
Further conference details are available at http://www.swtxpca.org

Panels are now being formed in the American Studies area. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Graduate students are especially encouraged and will be assisted in accessing any and all award opportunities the conference and/or associations provide.

Queer Belonging in the Eighteenth Century

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Saturday, July 18, 2009 - 10:30am
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Gay and Lesbian Caucus

In her essay, "Queer Belongings: Kinship Theory and Queer Theory," Elizabeth Freeman asks, "Does kinship theory matter to queer theory?" In her essay, Freeman answers that it does, but what material for kinship theorists can those of us working in the eighteenth century offer? In what sense is the notion of the family challenged and how are other units of belonging articulated? Papers on this topic are invited for ASECS 2010.

Please send a 300 word abstract, and a CV to both Michael Taylor (mttaylor@ucalgary.ca) and Kristi Krumnow (kristi.krumnow@usu.edu) by September 10, 2009.

Acting Aging Now (ASAP: 22-25 October; abstract deadline 7 August).

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:27pm
Cynthia Port / Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)

CFP: Acting Aging Now (ASAP: 22-25 October; abstract deadline 7 August).
We are seeking a replacement paper for an approved panel to be held at the inaugural conference of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP). The panel, "Acting Aging Now," centers on the performance of age in the twenty-first century.

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry (Call for Papers on Literature, Philosophy and the Arts)

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 4:00pm
Philosophical Society of Nepal

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives, methodologies, and traditions within philosophy, and the broader humanities, particularly literary theory, cultural theory, aesthetic theory, disciplines dealing with religion (e.g. religious studies, history of religions), and semiotics.

Superheroes Since the Year 2000

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 3:52pm
Kevin D. Williams

Submissions are invited for an upcoming edited book covering the superhero genre. There is a great need to re-interpret such issues as morality, power, patriotism, and heroism in this new millennium, especially as events such as 9-11, terrorism, torture, corporate profiteering, economic decline, and technological advances impact the U.S. and the world. With the success of Heroes, The Dark Knight, and numerous other superhero movies, the public is looking to understand its world through its superheroes.

Margins of Print: Ephemera, Print Culture, and Lost Histories of the Newspaper (15 Jan 2010); Proposal Deadline: 31 Oct 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 9:52am
University of Nottingham

This one-day conference/symposium will address the significance of transitory, elusive texts in Britain, Europe and America, including textual artifacts that have eluded traditional categories of print, or have been dismissed as short-lived, disposable, or valueless. To this end, the conference seeks to establish the value of a wide range of ephemera, from pamphlets and pulps, agony columns or matrimonial advertisements to pictorial matter, cards, cartoons, competitions, display advertising and personal ads. Recent decades have witnessed a shift in scholarly interest toward this formerly overlooked print tradition. New digital resources in particular are bringing into view a wide range of printed materials once hidden from the sight of researchers.

CFP: Race and science fiction SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:51pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Race and science fiction, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on issues of race in science fiction as well as sci-fi film and television. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: British sci-fi television SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:48pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: British sci-fi television, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on Bristish sci-fi television (Dr. Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane, Red Dwarf, and more). This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!
Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Science Fiction and Pedagogy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:44pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Pedagogy, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on science fiction and pedagogy. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Battlestar Galactica SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:39pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Battlestar Galactica, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on the television series Battlestar Galactica. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Conan the Barbarian SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:35pm
Ximena Gallardo /Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Conan the Barbarian, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 20010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2010.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on Conan the Barbarian in fiction or film. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy SW/TX PCA/ACA (11/15/09; 10-13/02/10)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:30pm
Ximena Gallardo/ Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA

The 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 30th Annual Conference, The Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel, Albuquerque, NM, February 10-13, 2009.

The Area Chairs of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area would like to invite paper and panel proposals on any aspect of science fiction and fantasy. This year our area will be honored with special events, films, guests, and presentations!

Please send queries, 250 word paper proposals, or 500 word panel proposals to

Ximena Gallardo
xgallardo@lagcc.cuny.edu

Alyson Buckman
abuckman@csus.edu

Women of Fashion: Popular Culture and Eighteenth-Century Women (edited collection)

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 3:36pm
Tiffany Potter

Edited collection on women's popular culture in 18C England and representations of 18C England in modern popular culture, to be published by University of Toronto Press.
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Women of Fashion: Popular Culture in the Eighteenth Century and the Eighteenth Century in Popular Culture

Edited by Tiffany Potter (University of British Columbia)

The collection will have three sections: 1) women and eighteenth-century arts (theatre, literature, music, painting); 2) women and eighteenth-century life (fashion, games, courtship, weddings, politics); and 3) modern engagements of eighteenth-century women's culture (in films, historical fiction, art exhibits, web communities, cult groups).

75 Years of Penguin Books: An International Multidisciplinary Conference (29 June - 1 July 2010); Proposal Deadline: 1 Feb 2010

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 9:33am
AHRC Penguin Archive Project, University of Bristol

This conference seeks to cover the diversity of Penguin's publication history. In 2010, Penguin Books will be 75 years old and Puffin Books will be 70 years old. Organised by the AHRC Penguin Archive Project, the International Penguin Conference is occasioned by these two anniversaries of what is arguably the most distinctive and the most significant publishing house in the twentieth century and beyond. The conference will take place at the University of Bristol on three days: Tuesday 29 June - Thursday 1 July 2010.

MATC Emerging Scholars Symposium

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Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 8:45am
Mid America Theatre Conference

Two Emerging Scholars Debut Panels:
One Graduate and One Undergraduate

The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
GOING PUBLIC
Hyatt Regency Cleveland
At the Arcade
March 4-7, 2010

Undergraduate and Graduate students who have not yet presented at a major theatre conference are invited to submit papers for the Emerging Scholars Symposium, two debut panels of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. Papers for the two panels are welcome on any topic in theatre history, theory, or dramatic literature.

[UPDATE} Cultures of Recession

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 10:01pm
Duke University Program in Literature

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

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

2010 Mid-America Theatre Conference March 4-7, 2010

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 8:29pm
Mid-America Theatre Conference

Announcing The 31st Annual
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio
March 4-7, 2010

Going Public

CFP: antiTHESIS journal Volume 20: "FEAR"

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 5:56pm
School of Culture & Communications, University of Melbourne

Submissions are now open for antiTHESIS Volume 20: FEAR. Fear is one of the most potent forces affecting humankind. Both a survival mechanism and an instrument of manipulation, it divides and unites, mobilises and paralyses. Fear can be a rational response to danger or panic in the face of the unknown. The editors of antiTHESIS invite students and academic researchers from all disciplines within the arts and humanities to explore fear in its many manifestations, past and present.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 12 October 2009.

Submissions may take the form of:

Linguistics Area deadline Dec. 15, 2009

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 3:50pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Linguistics Area
2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Deadline Dec. 15, 2009
The 31st Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA
February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The 2010 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at
http://www.h-net.org/~swpca/index.html

Politically Incorrect Humor Panel for Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:46pm
Kellie Dawson/DePauw University

Proposals of no more than 250 words invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Politically Incorrect Humor to be presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900: University of Louisville, February 18-20.

While particularly interested in scholarly inquiry into the cultural function of contemporary novels such as Palahniuk's, we also encourage submissions of works considering the impact and import of television (e.g. Family Guy) and film (Superbad, Bruno, etc., etc.).

Please send your proposals by email to kelliedawson@depauw.edu, remembering to include details of your university affiliation/status. Proposals must reach me by September 4.

The familiar becomes frightening - the notion of the uncanny

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 1:30am
Academy of Humanities and Economics

Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź, Poland
Faculty of Philology

Invites all the interested scholars to participate in an international two-day conference:

The familiar becomes frightening – the notion of the uncanny in language and culture

26th-27th November 2009

UPDATE: Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English: October 16-17 University of Illinois @ Springfield

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 2:27pm
University of Illinois @ Springfield

Curriculum, Politics and the Student/Teacher of English:
The 2nd Conference on the Future of English Studies
University of Illinois @ Springfield
October 16-17 2009
Keynote Speaker:
Professor Richard Miller, Rutgers University

The call for papers for this conference has been extended to August 1st.

For further information contact Sara Cordell, scord1@uis.edu or William Carpenter, wcarp2@uis.edu

Hollywood History / Jewish History: The Past and Future of a Popular Jewish Identity (SCMS Panel) - Due August 12. Los Angeles

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:52pm
Scott Balcerzak / Northern Illinois University

A Jewish presence in Hollywood history is undeniably defined through a substantial yet complex influence upon American popular culture. From the founding of the Hollywood studio system by Jewish moguls to the early creative presence of such stage stars as Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor to the musical influence of songwriters Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern - the birth of the modern entertainment industry in the first half of the century was defined by the ingenuity and creativity of immigrant Jews and their offspring. Yet, almost paradoxically, during this influential period, xenophobia and anti-Semitism was openly expressed by numerous important people, institutions, and legislative acts.

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