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Call for Papers on Television, MPCA/ACA, Conference October 3-5 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 5:53pm
Cory Barker, Television Area Chair


Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association 2014 Conference

Oct. 3-5, 2014

JW Marriot Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN
10 S. West St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 860-5800.

The Television area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its 2014 conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are looking for papers that examine any aspect of television, from any time period, and using any number of methods. Potential topics for paper or panel proposals include, but are not limited to:

Magic and Witchcraft Panel, PAMLA, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2014; abstract deadline May 15, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 4:59pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Proposals are invited for a panel on Magic and Witchcraft for the 2014 conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA). This is an approved special session of PAMLA, following the success of special sessions on similar topics in the last two years.

Nation and Its Discontents

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 2:15pm
South Asian Review Special Issue

SAR Special Issue: Nation and Its Discontents

[Reminder] Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the "critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and dispositions, whose analytical yet highly ambiguous potential for the present age we have not yet begun to fathom" (35). This panel assumes that the concept and figure of redemption represents such an archival site that, in the midst of the "return to religion" that we are witnessing today, is worth our time re-opening.

[UPDATE] MLA 2015: Editions as Sites of Memory for MLA 2015

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:52am
Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)

How does an edition function as a site of memory? For MLA 2015 in Vancouver, the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) invites presentations in keeping with the conference's Presidential theme, "Negotiating Sites of Memory." Send 300-word abstract and short CV by 15 March to Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, Panelists must be MLA members by 1 April.

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9:21am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference: Whiteness and Sexuality

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations: Images of Whiteness – Special Stream

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:11pm
Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures (A Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
Volume 2:1 (2014)

Kamau Brathwaite's Canon: Cultural, Literary, and Historical Significance

Kamau Brathwaite is unquestionably one of the signature voices of Caribbean cultural, literary, and historical production in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His work is unparalleled in the arenas of cultural theory, historical studies, literary criticism, and poetry. As an award-winning contemporary poet, Kamau Brathwaite has creatively exposed international audiences to arenas such as creoleness, history, identity, nation language, tidalectics, and Caribbean African heritage.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: Rhetoric of War 12th Annual International Conference, May 23-24, 2014 (Abstracts due March 30)

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 4:03pm
Saint Louis University Madrid Campus

Deadline for Submissions extended until March 30

The Department of English at Saint Louis University Madrid Campus will host its Twelfth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May. The keynote speaker will be Mary A. Favret, Professor of English, Indiana University-Bloomington.

Visionary Texts Past and Present: Reimagining the World

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 12:02am
English Graduate Student Association at York University

Visionary texts have shaped the world throughout history. Ancient philosophers, poets, and artists in every era have reimagined the world, and presented images that have inspired world-historical transformations. This conference will survey all manner of visionary texts (literary, artistic, musical, filmic), and examine how they have and continue to change the world. This conference invites a consideration of such influential interventions and their inspired visions in a wide range of historical periods and subject areas including, science, literature, religion, politics, art, and technology.

[UPDATE] Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 2:32am
Megan Cannella

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

Please submit all proposals through the conference website:

CfP Special Issue: Early Career Researchers II

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 9:53am
Gender Forum

Special Issue - Early Career Researchers II

In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal GenderForum ( has launched its first annual Early Career Researchers Issue in October 2013. Now every October will see an issue that spotlights the work of emerging researchers.

Contributions can be new academic writing composed specifically for this issue, or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies and/or Queer Theory.

Urban Studies (MPCA/ACA Oct. 3-5, 2014)

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:47am
Megan Cannella

Call for Papers:
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Deadline: April 30, 2014

Exploring JRPG Virtual Worlds

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:39pm
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures (ISSN 1883-5953)

Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures is an international, open-access interdisciplinary journal, rigorously peer-reviewed and oriented toward advancing new perspectives and understandings of how thought, engagement, and the communication of meanings hinge upon human perception.

The journal encourages new dialogues in communication theory and research by publishing original scholarship from scholars within the international community that explores issues from the interpersonal to mass-marketed, regional to global, academic to corporate, among genders and across time. The journal welcomes innovative theoretical essays and research articles and aims to advance the progressive exchange of ideas.

Relics Panel @ SCSC – 3/17 Deadline (10/16-19/14, New Orleans)

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 11:03pm
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

Now inviting paper abstracts for a proposed panel on Relics in Early Modern England (or Early Modern Europe) for the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, October 16-19, 2014. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) reliquaries as art objects, forms of relic devotion, anti-relic polemic, relics in drama or literature. Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio (or cv) to Holly Pickett, by March 17, 2014. We can then collaborate on a panel proposal due to SCSC by April 1, 2014.