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CFP: Children in Film SW/TX PCA/ACA Feb 10-13, 2010.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 6:26pm
SW/TX PCA/ACA

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA conference Feb 10-13, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM.(www.swtxpca.org) Submissions pertaining to any aspect of children's studies in relation to film are desired. Of special interest are contributions that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film and/or children's identity construction as represented in film.

[UPDATE] CASTING [SCMS Panel] 8/30/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

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Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 11:29am
Erin Lee Mock

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were collaborators and instruments in film and media projects.

[UPDATE] EAPSU Fall Conference, DEADLINE EXTENDED, AUGUST 1, 2009

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 3:37pm
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference

The 2009 EAPSU (English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities) Conference will be held at Shippensburg University, October 22-24, 2009. The conference theme is "Making Our World: Language, Literacy and Culture."

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1, 2009.

We invite proposals from faculty and students for presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops that address how the work of English studies continues to make and remake our communities, our classrooms, and the world around us. Topics include, but are not limited to: Literatures, Popular Culture & Film, Composition and Pedagogy, and Creative Texts: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, and Poetry.

CASTING [SCMS Panel] 7/31/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:50pm
Erin Lee Mock

Star Studies shook up auteur-based film criticism by suggesting that actors – through the manipulation of their images by studios, directors, and the stars themselves – were both collaborators and instruments in film and media projects. Equally groundbreaking was the claim that a star's importance could stretch beyond a single film. Critical to Star Studies is, of course, the "star": a cultural icon whose image is built through the combination of his filmic catalogue with his biography and extra-filmic output, including product sponsorship, charity work, and interviews. Canonical works of Star Studies focused on figures like Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson, Humphrey Bogart, Clint Eastwood. But what about James Gandolfini or Diane Keaton?

Literature and Rhetoric of the Apocalypse: Atlanta, October 22-24. [Graduate]

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:18am
Georgia State University: New Voices Conference

The 10th Annual New Voices 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.

Fiction Writers (1960 to the Present) and Their Use of Fairy Tales (Sept. 30, 2009; NeMLA April 7-11, 2010)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 11:10am
Charles Cullum / NeMLA

How and why do fiction writers from the explosively experimental period of 1960 to the present use (subvert, disturb) the seemingly conventional form of the fairy tale? Both American and international writers are drawn to fairy tales. One approach to fairy tales is taken by American metafictionists, who find in them rich mythic patterns to disrupt in order to promote new and different constructions of meaning. Robert Coover, for instance, makes fairy tales the basis of a number of his fictions. In Pricksongs and Descants, Coover plays with characters and motifs from tales about Jack the Giant Killer, Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and Hansel and Gretel in an exploration of human impulses toward sex, violence, and creativity itself.

20th Century Soldier Narratives: the Intersection of Fiction & Non-fiction

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 9:42am
Stacy Moskos Nistendirk

Solicitation for articles to be included in a collection of essays that considers the inherent quality of meta-fiction in 20th century solder narratives such as Vonnegut's, Slaughterhouse-five; Ambrose's, Band of Brothers, and the works of Tim O'Brien. French philosopher Jean Baudrillard discussed the postmodern qualities of texts that blur the lines between fiction and non-fiction, saying that a sort of hyper-reality is created. Among the possible questions presenters might address are these: What is the nature of the interplay between fiction and experience within the soldier-memoir, soldier-account, and soldier-novel? What are the genre distinctions at work in the soldier narrative as non-fiction or fiction?

Essay Collection: James Baldwin: The Price of Masculinity; Accepting submissions until 9/30

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 2:12am
Aaron Oforlea Ph.D

Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays that examine James Baldwin's life, fiction, and nonfiction with the most recent scholarship from Black Masculinity Studies. Essays may employ cultural studies and/or a post-colonial critical lens for explicating specific texts as well as interdisciplinary approaches that demonstrate the relevance or usefulness of using Baldwin's texts to examine, explore, or discuss Black masculinity within other disciplines
(besides Literary Studies). Submissions by emerging, as well as, established scholars are welcomed.

Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):


Packingtown Review: 2d Issue Deadline -- Sept.1, 2009

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:20pm
Packingtown Review: A Journal of Arts and Scholarship from the University of Illinois at Chicago

The editors of Packingtown Review, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite creative and critical submissions through Sept.1, for its second issue to be released in 2010.

The journal of arts and scholarship, out of the University of Illinois at Chicago, publishes creative work including poetry, drama, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation. We also seek submission of scholarly papers including interdisciplinary scholarship, literary criticism, comparative literature, critical and political theory, rhetorical and cultural studies. We accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, graphic art and photographs

Ireland and Ecocriticism: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 18-19 June 2010 (Deadline: 15 February 2010)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:18am
Maureen O'Connor, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Ireland is a land of pastoral greenery, but its landscape is an arguably 'unnatural' construct, a topography shaped by a history of conflict and suffering. Gerry Smyth asserted in 2000 that 'Irish Studies and ecocriticism ... have a lot to say to each other', yet despite the centrality of the land to Irish identity at home and abroad, ecocriticism remains largely absent from Irish Studies in Ireland.

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 6:47am
Jon Mitchell

Articles solicited to add to a collection of essays on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

Perspectives on the author, herself, are especially requested, as are perspectives from specific theoretical perspectives.

Due date for proposals. July 20th 2009
Due date for completed essays: October 1st 2009

Please send proposals in the first instance to Dr Jon Mitchell, jon.mitchell@nuim.ie

Star Performance (Deadline Dec. 1, 2009)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:12am
Canadian Journal of Film Studies


The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: Star Performance.

Film Publics Reconsidered (Deadline: Sept. 1st, 2009)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 12:06am
Canadian Journal of Film Studies

The editors of CJFS/RCEC - Charles Acland (Communication Studies) and Catherine Russell (Film Studies) at Concordia University, Montreal - seek submissions of manuscripts in film and moving image studies for the following refereed special topic issue: FILM PUBLICS RECONSIDERED.

SSSL 2010 Conference (New Orleans)

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 10:26pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature

CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for the Study of Southern Literature [SSSL]
EVERYBODY LOVES YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND SOUTH: Cultural Capital in Hard Times
April 8-11, 2010
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation - Symposium, 2nd October 09

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 2:06pm
Nottingham Trent University

Call for Papers

'Palestine: Culture, Conflict and Representation'

An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Friday 2nd October 2009
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Keynote address by Professor Nur Masalha,
Director of the Centre for Religion, History and Holy Land Studies, St Mary's, Surrey

As a site of complex and enduring conflict, Palestine – conceived as a cultural entity – poses many challenges to those who wish to engage in the task of its meaningful representation. Nevertheless, a desire to confront these challenges continues to flourish – among political thinkers, activists, scholars, creative practitioners, writers and critics both within and beyond the Palestinian territories.

Comic Arts Conference-- @ Wizard World University-Chicago

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 1:41pm
The Institute for Comics Studies

CFP-
The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.

Panels that include participation by comics industry professionals are especially encouraged. ICS will provide assistance with recruiting professionals for participation in WWU panels.

CFP - Review of the movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis - Jura Gentium Cinema

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Monday, June 29, 2009 - 9:13am
Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org)

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the American-Kuwaiti movie "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Official site of the movie (Fr): http://www.amerrika-lefilm.com/

The review should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.

Rethinking the Human Sciences

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 2:11pm
Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor / Humanities Centre, Wayne State University

Rethinking the Human Sciences

Women's Studies in Popular Culture (11/1/09; 2/10/10-2/13/10

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 12:37pm
SW Texas Popular Culture American Culture Association

Women's Studies Call for Papers
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2009

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association 31st Annual Conference • February 10-13, 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras • Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234 • Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Proposals requested for individual presentations, panels, or roundtable discussions on any aspect of the Depiction of Women in Popular Culture which includes (but is not limited to):

CFP: GAWAIN & THE GREEN KNIGHT in Popular Culture (9/1/09; Kalamazoo 5/13-16/10)

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 2:34am
Michael A. Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE EVERGREEN ROMANCE:
THE RECEPTION OF _SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT_ IN POPULAR CULTURE

45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
KALAMAZOO, MI
13-16 MAY 2010

PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2009

Sponsored by
THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES

The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages invites proposals for 15 to 20 minute presentations exploring the theme of "The Evergreen Romance: The Reception of SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT in Popular Culture." We have two sessions to fill and hope to explore a variety of media.

SESSION RATIONALE

CFP: Why Arthur? (round table) (9/1/09; Kalamazoo 5/13-16/10)

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 2:33am
Michael A. Torregrossa/The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

CALL FOR PAPERS

ROUND TABLE on
WHY ARTHUR?
REFLECTIONS ON THE INTERNATIONAL APPEAL OF THE
MATTER OF BRITAIN IN THE POST-MEDIEVAL WORLD

45TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
KALAMAZOO, MI
13-16 MAY 2010

PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2009

Co-Sponsored by
THE ALLIANCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH ON THE VILLAINS OF THE MATTER OF BRITAIN and THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES

SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference Feb 10-13 2010

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Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 4:11pm
Sw/TX PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: Africana Area
Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA 31st Annual Meeting
February 10-13 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The synergy many participants experienced during our gala anniversary meeting is being duplicated once again in the Land of Enchantment as we gather for our 31st Annual Meeting. This year we honor our Science Fiction & Fantasy area with special events, films, guests, and presentations hosted by the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

E. E. Cummings: Nation, Race, and Popular Modernism (9/20/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 10:28pm
E. E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20- minute papers for the 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2010, at the University of Louisville. Considering the range of Cummings' modernist experiments and re-imaginings of genre through language, typography, and many art forms (from the lyric to prose non/fiction, to stage plays, and to the visual arts), along with his transgressions of formal boundaries (including metrics and rhyme), we invite papers that examine Cummings' multi-faceted engagement with the modern, in particular, issues of nation, race, and war, as well as his exploration of the popular vernacular.

A MICHAEL JACKSON READER Essays on Popular Music, Sexuality, And Culture

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 4:18pm
Christopher R. Smit, Ph.D.

Throughout his 40 year career, Michael Jackson intrigued and captivated public imagination through music ingenuity, sexual and racial spectacle, savvy publicity stunts, odd private (yet always public) behaviors, and a seemingly apolitical (yet always political) offering of popular art. Since the age of ten, Jackson was a consistent player on the public stage – countless public appearances, both designed and serendipitous, no doubt shaped the consciousness of this performer. The evidence we have of this shaping is seen in the artifacts he has left behind: music, interviews, books written by him, about him, a number of commercial products including dolls, buttons, posters, and photographs, videos, movies.

Journal of Popular Romance Studies: First Call for Papers

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 3:40pm
Kymberly Hinton / Journal of Popular Romance Studies

For its inaugural issue (Winter 2010), the Journal of Popular Romance Studies is now considering papers on representations of romantic love in popular media, now or in the past, from anywhere in the world.

Topics addressed might include:

CFP: AS SEEN ON TV: A SPECIAL SECTION IN JDTC's SPRING 2010 ISSUE

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 2:09pm
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

CALL FOR PAPERS
AS SEEN ON TV: A SPECIAL SECTION IN JDTC's SPRING 2010 ISSUE
Brian Herrera and Henry Bial, Guest Editors

For this special section of the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, we invite essays of 20-25 manuscript pages, exclusive of notes, exploring the intersection of broadcast television with live theatre and performance.

[UPDATE] Comics & Popular Arts Conference (due: July 1 2009)

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 10:39am
Matthew J. Brown

REMINDER: Deadline is approaching soon---July 1.

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

DRAGON*CON 2nd ANNUAL COMICS & POPULAR ARTS CONFERENCE

Atlanta, Georgia September 4-7, 2009

The Institute for Comic Studies and Dragon*Con present their second annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts to take place at Dragon*Con, the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. For more info on Dragon*Con, visit http://dragoncon.org/

[UPDATE] Motion Comics [SCMS Panel] 7/31/09; 3/17/10-3/21/10; Los Angeles

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 10:31pm
Dr. Douglas A. Cunningham

Motion comics are (in most cases) digitized, panel-by-panel, animated translations of comic books or graphic novels. This new medium has gained high visibility most recently as a result of Warner Bros.' adaption of D.C.'s WATCHMEN into the motion comics format as part of the studio's overall efforts to promote the live-action film version of the famed graphic novel. Several additional comics have, however, been adapted into this format, including BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE, STEPHEN KING'S "N.", I AM LEGEND, SPIDER WOMAN, and ASTONISHING X-MEN, among many others.

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