The Indian Popular Culture area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, October 30-November 1, 2009 at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan.
The aim of ACE is to encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.
The conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas. ACE will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education.
It is hoped that academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.
The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide variety of authors and works, including a host of America's most important authors, and works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Details, including a list of available entries as well as samples and guidelines, can be found at
DEADLINE May 1, 2009
CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS
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Network Apocalypse: Visions of the End in an Age of Internet Media
Local/Global Shakespeares: 4th British Shakespeare Association Conference
King's College London & Shakespeare's Globe
11 – 13 September 2009
Seminar: Asian Shakespeares in Europe
This panel invites papers that engage with narratives that problematize the dominant American narrative of migration into the "savage" West. For instance, In Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film Dead Man, the Native American Xebeche is captured and shipped east by railroad caged as an animal in a sort of counter-migration, even as European settlers travel west into the territories from which his relatives are being displaced. Of particular interest are papers that explore the relationship between suffering, objectified, or commodified bodies and American landscape.
Girls Interrupted: Disruptions of/by the Sex/Gender System
10th Biennial EASA Conference: Extended deadline (29th April)
Dis/solutions: the Future of the Past in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
22-25 September 2009, Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
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The 10th Annual New Voices Graduate Student Conference focuses on representations of the Apocalypse as they manifest throughout history, across cultures, and in language. The conference committee invites papers dealing with any aspect of mankind's conception of the End-of-Days. Individual papers or panel proposals may center upon any time period and any culture or people. They may furthermore draw thematically from such academic disciplines as literary criticism and theory, poetry, fiction, philosophy, religious studies, medieval and renaissance studies, art history, biblical history, cultural geography, and folklore.
Call for Papers: Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction
2009 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 30 - November 01, 2009
Deadline: April 30, 2009
The Mystery, Thriller, and Crime Fiction 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 Detroit, MI October 30-November 01, 2009.
SCMLA Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
October 29-31, 2009
Deadline: April 8, 2009
The Bibliography and Textual Criticism panel at SCMLA welcomes 15 minute
papers related to:
History of the Book
And any other permutation thereof.
Please send 300 word abstracts to lasquires_at_mail.utexas.edu. no later than
April 9, 2009.
Please, note that abstracts of 300 words will be submitted electronically at our website at http://www.imwc2009.org. Deadline for submission of proposals is June 1, 2009.
The IMWC will take place at the Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey between October 13th and 16th, 2009 and the overarching theme for the Congress will be "Change and Empowerment."
The aim of the Congress is to foster communication and collaboration between academicians and to open up a discussion platform for the analysis, development, and exchange of ideas on the following Women-related main topics:
Call for papers for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association Conference
November 5-7, 2009
Travel and Tourism Studies as a discipline continues to gain popularity in academia, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that discuss and explore any aspect of travel and/or tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- travel and gender/race/class
- travel and religion
- travel and war
- personal travel narratives
- heritage tourism
- material culture and tourism
The Queer Politics of Harvey Milk: An Edited Collection
"If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door."
- Harvey Milk, "In Case" [Audio Tape]: 1977
"Harvey's life was theater."
- Anne Kronenberg, Oscars interview: 2009
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Mothering and Hip‑ Hop Culture
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR EDITED VOLUME
Demeter Press is seeking submissions for an edited collection by Maki Motapanyane and Shana Calixte to be published in 2011.
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers
Since Aristotle the understanding of ethics as a branch of philosophy has been defined as a pragmatic rather than a theoretical field: ethics does not simply involve a discussion of virtues, but the practice of "virtual activities." It is concerned, as Sartre later insists, with living "in the world," where one has the individual moral responsibility for the other and for the political structure of society. The personal responsibility to act "ethically" in this case is made possible by the essential freedom of choice of each individual.
Children, athletes, actors, and musicians all play. Can academics play too? What do we play? Numerous currents of contemporary thought, from Wittgenstein to Baudrillard and Derrida, highlight play as a site worthy of inquiry. However, play does not (cannot?) have a precise sense or definition, and therefore our aim will be to put ideas into play, to play with them.
Graduate students and artists are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary conference regarding the concept of play. Academic papers, artwork (visual and performance), and film (short and feature length) are welcome.
Call for papers and panel proposals.
All disciplines invited.
Re-Viewing Black Mountain College
An International Conference
October 9-11, 2009
The legacy of Black Mountain College continues to influence contemporary culture in multiple realms. This conference aims to investigate its history as well as the multiple paths of influence, actual and possible, identifiable in the contemporary world and beyond.
Co-hosted by The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and
The University of North Carolina, Asheville
Fabricating the Body: Race and the Body.
Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2009.
This M/MLA session will explore constructions of race as particularized in physical as well as cultural fabrications of the body.
Explorations of the ways race inflects the body in gendered or ethnic spaces are welcome, as are studies of racial constructions of the criminal, sexual, medical, or historical body. All topics dealing with literature or cultural studies from any time period or area will be considered, but papers adhering most closely to the convention theme of "migration" will be given preference.
Call for Papers due Friday, May 15, 2009
Emotional Cartographies: Affect, Performance, and Politics
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) 2009
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino
November 12-15, 2009
Session Title: Teaching Language and Literature
We welcome papers that deal with any and all issues related to the teaching of language and literature. Proposals may be related to issues such as the language of gender, comics as literature, or teaching new media, but this is not required. Send your inspiring ideas!
By May 1st, please submit proposals of no more than 150 words by email – preferred – to email@example.com or by post to University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, Attention: Rachel Luria, 1212 Greene Street/228 Sumwalt, Columbia, SC 29208
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta – Xi Alpha Chapter
The Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric
October 16 – 17, 2009
Call for Papers:
The theme of this year's issue is Consuming Cultures. We are accepting submissions of articles, essays, creative work, reviews, and art that explore the ideologies, politics, and cultures of consumption fairly broadly. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2009. Questions and submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On February 20th 2009 we are pleased to announce a Call for Papers to be included in the first issue of our magazine 452ºF.
This is the first call of our magazine, open to everyone holding a degree and willing to take part in our recently launched project.
The procedure for the reception and publishing, always subject to the regulation that can be found in the "Evaluation and Peer Review system", "Style-sheet" and "Legal notice" sections, is the following:
- Deadline for paper submission (full text): April 23rd 2009, and those received afterwards will not be taken into consideration.
- Originals should be submitted to the following email address: email@example.com
The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:
The Gender, Identity, Sex and Sexuality Area Chair of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) seeks individual-paper proposals for presentation at NEPCA's annual fall conference, which will be held on the campus of Queensborough Community College (Bayside, Queens, New York City) October 23-24, 2009.
Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite paper proposals for the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeå, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.
Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, University of South Alabama, USA, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.
If one function of television viewing is wish fulfillment, then it is perhaps unsurprising that television series that focus on the lives of the wealthy continue to be popular. Often, these series include at least one character who is an "outsider" to the world depicted and who must attempt to migrate between social classes; such characters' awe, envy, and, at times, revulsion towards the lives of those in this world are meant to reflect the attitudes of the audience. What, then, do such series/characters tell us about the possibility of migrating between classes in contemporary society? Do such shows ultimately argue that such class migration is something to aspire to or to avoid?
The 2009 World Picture Conference
October 23-24, 2009
Oklahoma State University
Edward Branigan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Alexander García Düttmann (Goldsmiths College)
Short Story: Stories with Histories. Short stories are a literary genre especially given to migration, appearing in different formats and venues as they are expanded into novels, reprinted in different collections, or adapted for television or film. Papers for this panel should focus on short stories with a history of rewriting, reproduction, translation, and/or adaptation. Speculative or archival explorations that recover palimpsests from previous drafts, electronic files, or other, more elusive traces, are also welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to Shiela Pardee, Southeast Missouri State University by April 15. E-mail submission preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org