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[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:

"Work Out the Ape": Popular Darwinism

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 3:59pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference (Albuquerque, Feb. 10-13, 2010)

"'Work out the ape'": Popular Darwinism": The term "Darwinism" is a broad umbrella term in the late nineteenth century. Nevertheless, it is useful shorthand, expressing the preoccupation of British and American popular culture with a range of themes related to the Darwinian revolution in biology by the end of the nineteenth century: "degeneration," man's biological kinship with animals, the problem of aggression, the place of sexual pleasure in the psychic economy and its relationship to sexual selection, and the biological underpinnings of changing gender roles.

PCA/ACA Gay, Lesbian, & Queer Studies Group

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 1:36pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

GAY, LESBIAN, AND QUEER STUDIES

Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2010 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Renaissance Grand Hotel St. Louis
Wednesday, March 31, through Saturday, April 3
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For information on the conference, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/
national.php

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 15, 2009

Buddhism and American Film

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:11pm
Gary Storhoff/University of Connecticut at Stamford and John Whalen-Bridge/National University of Singapore

This is an open call for submission of completed or nearly completed essays for inclusion in a volume on Buddhism and American film.

5th Global Conferece - Cybercultures: Exploring Critical Issues

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Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Cybercultures - Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

Apparitional Lesbians Panel @ NEMLA; abstracts due 9/30

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 7:19pm
Ula Lukszo; Stony Brook University

This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Ula Lukszo (ulukszo@ic.sunysb.edu).

[UPDATE] Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 6:15pm
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota

CFP (Deadline Extended): Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (9/7/09; The University of South Dakota, 10/29/09-10/31/09)

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

We are seeking panel and round table proposals, scholarly papers, and creative writing related (either explicitly or implicitly) to the theme of Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West. Possible topics or approaches might include, but certainly aren't limited to:

Call for Reviews

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:51am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

"Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)), winner of the Fipresci Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival;

"District 9" by Neill Blomkamp;

"Elia Suleiman" by Elia Souleiman (AKA "Le temps qu'il reste" (Fr)), nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The reviews should particularly address the gender and postcolonial dimension of the movies.
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.

Call for Chapters: Racial Profiling and Borders Collection

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 3:07am
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Additional chapters are sought on any aspect of racial profiling, surveillance and borders for a major collection to be published in 2010. All inter/national contexts will be considered. Please send statements of interest, abstracts or completed chapters as soon as possible to:

Dr. J. Shantz
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Jeffrey.Shantz@kwantlen.ca

CFP Twilight (March 31 - April 3)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:57pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations for the Joint National PCA/ACA Conference March 31- April 3 in St. Louis, Missouri, on any aspect of the Twilight series of novels by Stephenie Meyers or on the Twilight films. (Please visit www.pcaaca.org for conference information)

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

OR

CFP True Blood (March 31-April 3, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:51pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers and/or presentations on any aspect of the HBO series True Blood or the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels by Charlaine Harris.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 15, 2009, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
mfindley@vtc.edu

OR

Patrick McAleer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
mcaleer_p@yahoo.com

HERA: Humanities Education & Research Association, El Paso, March 11-13, 2010

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:42pm
Humanities Education & Research Association

Call for Papers:
Intersections: Mind, Body, Time, Space
March 11-13, 2010, Camino Real Hotel, El Paso, Texas

The 2010 conference of the Humanities Education and Research Association will take place at one of the most dynamic intersections in the world—the border crossing of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Constant traffic across this border port and the lively interchange of people and ideas through its gates has given birth to a regional identity that blends the Mexican and U. S. populations in a unique Southwestern Culture.

"Pictures of an Exhibition: Museums and Collections in Literature and Media" NeMLA (April 7-11, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:14pm
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

a panel at the 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA, April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel explores the ways in which museums and the pre-modern practices of collection that preceded them have been treated in literature, film and other media. The goal of the panel is to assess the cultural place of museums indirectly; complementing the cultural studies scholarship on museums and collection themselves – including, for instance, the work of Tony Bennett and Susan Stewart – with a look at how museums circulate as objects of interest in the culture at large.

CFP: Megacities and Film: Southeast Asia on Screen (Ludwigsburg, Germany: January 29-30, 2010)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 9:40am
Department of Culture and Media Education, Prof. Dr. Stephan Buchloh, Ludwigsburg University of Education


Southeast Asian filmmaking is still widely unknown outside the subcontinent. Films emerging from this cultural region rarely find their way to international festivals or cinemas, only Thailand having begun to establish a worldwide reputation as a film nation. The Ludwigsburg Film Conference 2010 therefore primarily brings productions from Southeast Asia to screen by focusing its debate on the topos of the city.

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