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The Transgressive Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, February 2010

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 11:11pm
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association

31st Annual Conference February 10-13, 2010
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
Abstract Deadline: 10/20/09, Priority Registration Deadline 12/15/09
Conference Hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Panel Title: The Transgressive Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

Edited Book on The Daily Show and Colbert Report

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 9:19pm

Chapters are requested for an edited book entitled, Perspectives on Fake News: The Social Significance of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Abstracts of 250 words are requested by October 15th. Although the approach is interdisciplinary, please keep in mind the "social significance" part of the title.

If you require more information, please send an email to: amar2556@wlu.ca

The William Golding Centenary Conference, 16-18 September 2011

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 4:54pm
Tim Kendall, University of Exeter

The William Golding Centenary Conference
University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus; Tremough, 16-18 September 2011
Deadline for Proposals: 31 March 2011

Born in Cornwall, William Golding returned to his native county late in life, finding what he called 'a little bit of heaven' at Perranarworthal, a hamlet just a few miles from what is now the University of Exeter's Cornwall campus. In September 2011, the campus will mark the centenary of his birth by holding a major conference in his honour. Events will include a tour of his family home, a film screening, and an exhibition of unpublished manuscripts and memorabilia.

Magus: Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Work of Alan Moore

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 3:06pm
The University of Northampton

Alan Moore has consistently been at the forefront of the comic medium for almost thirty years, being the iconic figure behind such pioneering works as Marvelman and V for Vendetta, the revolutionary Watchmen, to From Hell, Promethea and, most recently, Lost Girls to name but a few. Alongside his work in the comic medium he has written one novel, Voices from the Fire, and is subsequently working on the ambitious Jerusalem project. He has also worked as a graphic artist, performed and recorded a series of musical collaborations largely related to site-specific events, and in recent years has become a magician.

Re-Inventing Arthur (ICMS Kazoo May 6-9, 2010)

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:54pm
K. A. Laity / Medieval Popular Culture Area PCA & MEMO

We seek another paper for a panel co-sponsored by the Medieval Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association & the Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization (MEMO) on the topic "Re-Inventing Arthur." The paper should look at how the figure of King Arthur has been reinventing in popular culture since the Middle Ages. A paper addressing Arthur in electronic media (film, television, gaming, social media, etc.) would be particularly welcome.

Send and abstract and the requisite participant form by noon, Friday September 25th.

The Journal of Dracula Studies (due 4/1/10)

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:34pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Kutztown University

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf).
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Submissions must be received no later than April 1, 2010, in order to be considered for the 2010 issue.

October 31, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 10:53am
John Pennington / North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2009 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Edward Upward -- Essay Collection

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 5:26am
Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Oxford


Spanning nearly eight decades, the work of Edward Upward (b.1903, d. February 2009) is without parallel in English letters. Upward's influence on the literature of the 'Auden generation' (from his quasi-Surrealist Mortmere fantasies to his political stories of the thirties) was outstanding; his life-long commitment to the Communist cause made him the moral authority for left-wing writers from the 1930s onwards. At the same time, Upward's own writings have sometimes been eclipsed by the works of the authors he influenced – most notably W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.

[UPDATE] extended CFP: Gender, Sport and the Olympics (journal, 10/20/09)

Monday, September 21, 2009 - 1:53am
thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture

Extended CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (new deadline: Oct 20, 2009)

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the Olympics.

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities, and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites contributions on:

Love and Death: A Line of Flight (11/1/09; 11/11-14/10)

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 11:39pm
Cynthia Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers

2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
Second Round Deadline – November 1, 2009

AREA: Love and Death – A Line of Flight

Subject: CFP: E. E. Cummings and Popular Modernism (deadline extended 10/10/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:53pm
Gillian Huang-Tiller / 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, yet culturally informed poetry and prose, we invite papers that examine Cummings' multi-faceted engagement with the modern. In particular, we welcome papers that address his exploration of the popular vernacular across gender/racial boundaries and ethnic differences, celebrating the spirit of the individual from characters in comic strips such as Krazy Kat, mountain dancers, Jazz dancers, the burlesque, etc. All are part of his efforts to stage another modernism.

Creative Nonfiction: Voices, San Antonio, TX, March 25-27, 2010

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 6:11pm
College English Association

College English Association
National Conference
March 25-27, 2010
San Antonio, Texas

Conference Theme: VOICES

The College English Association invites papers and creative works-in-progress on the theme of voices in Creative Nonfiction Writing.