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[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):

[UPDATE] Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, April 6-8, 2010

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 5:54am
Organising Committee

The Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies will be held at The University of South Australia in Adelaide April 6-8, 2010. Hosted by the Hawke Research Institute and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

Invited Speakers include:
Professor Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Professor Pal Ahluwalia (University of South Australia)
Professor Michael Dutton (Griffith University & Goldsmiths College)
Professor Sophie Watson (Open University)
Professor Stephanie Hemelry Donald (University of Sydney)

Visual Arts of the West, February 10-13, 2010 (Deadline: 12/15/09)

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:51pm
SW/TX Popular and American Culture Association

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

Arthurian Legend at the PCA/ACA 2010

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 5:17pm
Arthurian Legend at the Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Arthurian Legend at the 40th Annual Popular and American Culture Associations Conference

March 31 - April 3, 2010

Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri

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Call for papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Panel proposals must include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail submissions are preferred.

Deadline: November 30, 2009

Send submissions to Amy Kaufman at: arthurpop@me.com

or mail to:

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

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:29pm
Anthony Adams, Brown University

Puppets, marionettes, golems, androids, automata, moving statues, mannequins, shadow figures—sometimes comic, sometimes creepy, these figures of fun and fright engage us with their similarity, albeit grotesque, to ourselves. Recent researches into the field of medieval automata have convincingly established the the power of these living or life-like machines as both performing objects and as metaphor. They have featured as 'actors', or performing objects, in legend, epic, chanson, and wonder tale; they also have served as metaphors for personal freedom or manipulation, for the presence of a human soul or its terrifying absence.

2010 Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature April 8-10, 2010

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 11:12am
Conference on Christianity and Literature

"The Ethics of Literature"

In recent years, literary scholarship has been increasingly concerned with ethics, both as a theme in literature and as an approach to it. Where and how do ethical concerns interrelate with literature, literary scholarship, and the academy?
Papers suitable for a twenty-minute presentation [approx. 2,000-2,500 words] are invited on the following or related topics:
• the ethics of literary pedagogy
• the ethical nature and needs of the academy
• literature and socio-political ethics
• religious ethics in literature
We also welcome papers on other topics regarding the intersection of Christianity and literature.

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association: Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 10:25am
SWTX Popular Culture Association

Call for Paper/Panel Proposals for the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association Feb 10-13, 2010 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, New Mexico (330 Tijeras Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505.842.1234, Fax: 1.505.766.6710).

Proposals for individual presentations are being accepted for the Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, Collections Area and related topics. We also seek proposals for entire panels as well as roundtable discussions concerning Collecting, Collectibles, Collectors, and Collections.
Some areas of consideration include, but are not limited to:

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 5:04am
University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures. It focuses on the cross-currents of attraction and repulsion at the turn of the century. This event asks whether affinities exist innately in the body as psychological and emotional connections, and investigates those affinities which are cultural constructions. It questions whether affinities are permanent or can be eroded by the passage of time.

We invite research students from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to present papers considering affinities across the threshold of the Victorian and Modernist worlds.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

SWTXPCA 2010 Conference: Satire Area

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 6:28pm
Alana Hatley

CFP: Satire
Abstracts/Panel Proposals by 15 November 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Conference website: http://swtxpca.org
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW * Albuquerque, NM 87102
Hotel phone: (505) 842-1234
Hotel fax: (505) 843-2710
Hotel website: http://albuquerque.hyatt.com

[UPDATE] "Global Citizenship for the 21st Century" Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 10:42am
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"
http://www.csupomona.edu/~international/other_programs/callpaper.shtml

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M

CFP: V. Nabokov's "The Original of Laura"

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 8:26pm
Yuri Leving, Nabokov Online Journal

Nabokov Online Journal, Vol. IV, 2010
www.nabokovonline.com

The Editors of the Nabokov Online Journal announce a special block of articles devoted to V. Nabokov's "The Original of Laura" (scheduled to appear in the fall of 2009). The cluster will be published in the fourth volume of the journal.

Topics:
The list of possible directions to explore can be found below, although these general outlines will be adapted after the actual publication of the fragment of Nabokov's novel in November 2009. At this point the Editors would appreciate only the declaration of your intention to participate in this discussion.

Call for Papers: Ports of Call---Cultures of Exchange, UCLA

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 3:42pm
UCLA Comparative Literture Graduate Student Conference

As gateways to other worlds and world-systems, port cities, such as Tangier, Istanbul, London, Manila, and Kobe, one of Japan's most important ports, are sites of economic and cultural exchange. They are at the cutting edge of global trends and transnational movements that promote the export and import of goods, people, ideas, and ideologies. At least as early as the 16th century, port cities, such as Cadiz in Spain, Cambay in western India, and Sao Salvador da Bahia, in Brazil, to name only a few, have nurtured utopias and launched a thousand dreams into a yet to be conquered horizon. Port cities have been both the crate of colonial desire and the locus of revolutionary fervor.

45th ICMS in Kalamazoo, May 13-16 2010: The Literature and Landscapes of Medieval East Anglia

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 10:54am
Justin T. Noetzel/ Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This session seeks papers to discuss and analyze the literature, landscapes, history, and places of medieval East Anglia, as well as other relevant disciplines such as architecture, theology, ecology, geography, and sacred and profane spaces. Paper ideas will be accepted from all areas and periods, including Old English poetry, the outlaw sagas and other literature of the East Anglian fens, the historical records and chronicles of the region, the history of invasion from the European continent, female spiritual authors such as Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, the wool-driven economy, and the medieval architecture and urbanization of towns like Ely, Bury St. Edmonds, and Cambridge.

Inking the Self: Autobiography in Comics, Deadline September 30, 2009

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Monday, July 27, 2009 - 3:32pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2010 Conference (contact: Miriam Brown Spiers)

What are the advantages of presenting autobiography in a graphic format, rather than in print text? How are autobiographical comics related to other comics and to one another, and what seems to be the impetus for creating such a comic? This panel seeks papers about a wide variety of autobiographical comics artists in an attempt to chart and understand this emerging genre. Send 300-500 word abstracts to Miriam Brown Spiers. More details about the NeMLA conference can be found at their website, www.nemla.org.

Fantasty Ireland: Imaginings and Reimaginings

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:42pm
North East Irish Culture Network - University of Sunderland

Call for Papers

Fantasy Ireland:
Imaginings and Re-Imaginings

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

13-15 November 2009

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous six international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 13-15th November 2009. The conference will begin with a plenary lecture on 13th November; there will be a book launch and wine reception on the Friday evening and a ceilidh and conference banquet on Saturday 14th November.

Shirley Jackson Collection (Sept 30 deadline)

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 4:29pm
Matthew B. Prickett

Proposed Collection: Beyond "The Lottery": Critical Approaches to Shirley Jackson

Editor: Matthew B. Prickett, Longwood University

Beyond "The Lottery" will be the first peer-reviewed collection of critical materials examining the life and works of American author Shirley Jackson. The collection will be an opportunity for scholars to draw attention to lesser-known works of Jackson's, and expand on current scholarship in regards to more widely-known works. Ultimately, the collection will provide the author, and her works, with the critical attention that she has been denied until recently.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

"Explosive Past, Radiant Future", International Colloquium (submission deadline, 30 September)

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Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 9:54am
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto
presents

Explosive Past, Radiant Future

an international colloquium, March 19-20, 2010

Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:

Svetlana Boym (Harvard University, USA)

Thomas Moylan (University of Limerick, Ireland)

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