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MP Journal: seeking submission for Winter 09 issue on Women and Families

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 7:14am
MPJournal: an Online Feminist Journal, www.academinist.org/mp

Women and Families: MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews and other well written inquiries on the subject of women and families. Some possible topics may include: mothers and daughters, stereotypes of mothers in culture and/or literature, women and children, child welfare as it relates to feminism, marriage (same sex or opposite sex), women and careers vs. family responsibilities, sibling relationships, women and their fathers, women who choose not to have children, family planning, or any other subject that interrogates women's relationship to family. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited.

CFP: Classical Representations in Popular Culture -- final deadline 12/15/09

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:04pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

The Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association will once again be sponsoring a session on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at the 31st Annual meeting to be held February 10-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Conference Hotel in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras, Albuquerque NM 87102; tel. 505.842.1234).

Papers on any aspect of Greek and Roman antiquity in contemporary culture are eligible for consideration. Papers focused on the following themes are particularly welcome:

Whitman and the Beats March 26-28 2010

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:33pm
Scott Weiss/ St. Francis College

Whitman & The Beats

March 26-28 2010

St. Francis College Brooklyn, NY

The English and Communication Arts Departments at St. Francis College calls for papers that celebrate the influence of Walt Whitman on Beat writers including but not limited to Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.

Fair (Ab)use

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 2:56pm
Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association

Fair (Ab)use

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

National Conference

St. Louis, MO

March 31-April 3, 2010

The Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers that explore questions of fair use, appropriation, and intellectual property in a network society.

[UPDATE] Medieval Automata and Simulacra: From the Daemonic to the Hydraulic [Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 13–16, 2009]

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:58pm
Anthony Adams, Brown University

Seeking papers on any aspect of medieval or Renaissance simulacra, automata, or mirabilia, whether textual or material. Subjects that would be welcome would include aspects of mirabilia in Chaucer, Gower, and Lydgate, depictions of marvels in medieval romance, clocks and machines as metaphors, mechanical automata unmasked, the history of the Golem, the use of puppetry in medieval drama, folklore of living dolls or wooden toys, and any theoretical aspects of idols and images, simulations/simulacra, and "thing theory" as applied to medieval studies.

[UPDATE] "I can always find out: Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation"

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 1:07pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 10.2 Searching for Knowledge as Expertise and the Technocratic Generation

The concept for this special 10th-anniversary issue of Reconstruction stems from two intersecting strands. First, Engelbaert and Licklider's original conception of what has become the Internet was a device for the "augmentation of human intellect." Second, when Theodore Roszak conducted his seminal study on the "counter culture" of the 1960s, among his conclusions was the centrality of technocrats and the technocracy as the pre-eminent authority in North American culture and as the target of youthful resistance.

Mysterious Things (11/1/09; 3/4-6/09)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 12:09pm
Ashley Hetrick / Graduate Symposium on the History of Women and Gender

The Executive Committee of the Eleventh Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this call for papers. The Symposium, which is the capstone event of the History Department's Women's History month celebration, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2010. To celebrate and encourage further work in the field of women's and gender history, we invite submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline. The Symposium organizers welcome individual papers on any topic in the field of women's and gender history; papers submitted as a panel will be judged individually. Preference will be given to scholars who did not present at last year's Symposium.

CFP: Animation Area (PCA/ACA conference)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 10:54am
Animation Area, PCA/ACA Conference 31st March-3rd April 2010

Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
March 31st-3rd April, 2010

The Animation Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks individual-papers and panel proposals for presentation at the 2010 National Conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, to be held at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis (St. Louis, Missouri) March 31st-3rd April, 2010

Redefining Masculinity in 20th-Century British Popular Fiction and Culture; (9/30/09; 4/7-11/2010)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 9:39am
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] Cultures of Recession Graduate Conference, Nov. 20 & 21

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 11:41pm
Cultures of Recession, Program in Literature, Duke University

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
NEW DEADLINE: September 15, 2009

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] Playing Web 2.0

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:16pm
NeMLA

Playing Web 2.0: Intertextuality, Narrative and Identity in New Media

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-11, 2010

Montreal, Quebec – Hilton Bonaventure

[UPDATE] European Society for Trauma and Dissociation- Literary panel

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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:42pm
amy parziale

European Society for Trauma and Dissociation - 2nd International Conference
April 8-10, 2010
Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Abstracts DUE: September 7th, 2009

Abstracts are specifically sought on topics related to the conference theme of 'healing from traumatic relationships' – from intra-psychic, interpersonal, societal and cultural perspectives. This panel will focus on trauma and dissociation in 20th-21st century literature.

Abstracts should be 150 words in length. Please also send a 25 word biography.

General Conference website: www.estd2010.org

Medieval Literature (11/1/2009, 3/25-27/2010)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 8:33pm
College English Association

Call for Papers, Medieval Literature at CEA 2010
Annual Conference | March 25-27, 2010 | San Antonio, Texas
Sheraton Gunter Hotel; 209 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Medieval Literature for our 41st annual conference.

Southern Literature and Culture

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 4:56am
national Popular Culture Association

This year the conference will be held in lovely St. Louis, Missouri from March 31 to April 3 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri(314) 621 9600
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571). Please see the official web-site for more information at http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php.

The Medievalism of Nostalgia: 27-29 November 2009

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 1:21am
University of Melbourne, Australia

The Medievalism of Nostalgia

An ARC NEER Conference

Call For Papers

Graduate Centre, University of Melbourne

November 27-28, 2009

Call for Chapters -- Ugly Betty: The lives the Betty la fea, la fea mas bella 10/1/09

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Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 12:50am
Laura Valdez-Pagliaro / Marymount University

This anthology examines the mega successful television series that has reached audiences and gained a loyal fan following globally in dubbed or adapted versions of Colombian writer/producer Fernando Gaitán's original telenovela Yo soy Betty la fea. The collection will raise critical questions about the ways in which the branded "ugly" woman negotiates subjectivity across borders, literal and imaginary. Questions of representation, class, gender, culture, race, and adaptation and translation will frame the discussions. Various theoretical approaches are welcome, in particular feminist, queer, postmodern, and Cultural Studies.

IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES ISSUE ON WORK, NOV. 6, 2009

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 6:08pm
IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies seeks essays from the humanities and social sciences on representations, cultures, and histories of labor and work. We are particularly interested in essays that engage with recent theorizations of contemporary labor practices, especially the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Paolo Virno, and Christian Marazzi on, for example, immaterial and affective labor. We look to offer an issue with articles on a range of labor practices, including industrial, immaterial, manual, cultural, affective, unpaid, etc.

This special issue will also include a forum on writing practices in the University.

This call is not limited to interests of any century or geographic location.

Space in Twenty-First Century Spanish and Latin American Film: Due 12 SEPT

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 3:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the uses of space in Spanish and Latin American twenty-first century film. We seek conference presentations in English or Spanish that explore how space functions, how it is situated and how it is problematized in recent Spanish-language cinema. Please send abstracts in MS Word format of no more than 250 words to Alex Waid (alexander.waid@uscga.edu) on or before September 12. Complete essays are requested by the first of February.

True Blood & Philosophy Call For Abstracts; 9-28-09

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 12:22pm
Rebecca Housel, PhD, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Call for Abstracts
True Blood and Philosophy
Edited by George A. Dunn and Rebecca Housel
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

Please circulate and post widely.
Apologies for Cross-posting.

To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor,
William Irwin, at wtirwin@kings.edu.

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium.

SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE, March 31-April 3, 2010

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 10:03am
National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations 2010 Conference

SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE
Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
2010 Conference
March 31-April 3, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php .

DEADLINE: December 15, 2009
Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, with four papers or speakers each. You may propose individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a theme.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Many Manifestations: Iranians and Iranian Culture in the Global Diaspora, October 15, 2009 [UPDATE]

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 9:54am
Persis Karim and Babak Elahi

This collection of scholarly essays explores the Iranian diaspora that resulted from the mass migration from Iran after the 1979 Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, as well as the eight-year Iran-Iraq War. While recent scholarly attention has focused on the thirtieth anniversary of the revolution, far less scholarship has been dedicated to understanding and investigating the ways that Iranians and Iranian culture have taken hold in other countries, cultures, and contexts. This collection explores the emergence of a new field of Iranian Diaspora Studies. The last three decades have revealed interesting new hybrid cultural forms of Iranian culture that are emerging in music, film, literature, and cultural rituals/practices.

PCA/ACA National Conference: Romance Area - March 31 - April 3 2010

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Friday, August 28, 2009 - 9:39am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

PCA/ACA 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 - April 3, 2010
Call For Papers: Romance Area

(Conference info: http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php)

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2009.

We are interested in any and all topics about or related to popular romance: all genres, all media, all countries, all kinds, and all eras. All representations of romance in popular culture (fiction, stage, screen—large or small, commercial, advertising, music, song, dance, online, real life, etc.), from anywhere and anywhen, are welcome topics of discussion.

The Comic Satan

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:38pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference 3/31 to 4/4/10

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 National Conference
St. Louis, MO,
3/31/10 to 4/4/10
Comedy and Humor Area

Devilish Drollery: The Evil One as Comic Figure in
Modern and Contemporary Literature, the Arts, and Popular Culture.

We are seeking panel presentations that will examine Satan's many contemporary representations and inflections in American popular culture. Our purpose will be to explore complex, comic representations of evil and the new meanings that such images of Satan create within our culture.

Comedy and Humor, 3/31/10-4/4/10

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 6:33pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn National Conference

Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn 2010 Nat'l Conference
St. Louis, MO, 3/31 to 4/4/10

Call for Papers—Comedy and Humor Area

We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture.

Possible topics include (although we're very open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:

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