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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 9:33pm
22nd Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Keynote Address: Professor Martin Puchner, Harvard University

Bad Taste: we know it when we see it, and yet we do not always know what to do with it. Sometimes celebrated and sometimes repudiated, the forms, genres, images, and topics associated with the category of bad taste are always provocative.

In celebration of our conference's 22nd Anniversary, we are interested in investigating bad taste. We seek to explore the ways in which bad taste is identified and utilized. How does the category of taste create and reify genres? What role does taste play in a consumer society? If Bad Taste can evoke shame or pride, how do we evaluate or classify it in terms of affect?

Experimental Writing and Aesthetics, April 20-23, 2011

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 4:22pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: Experimental Writing and Aesthetics

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriot Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA

Panels are now forming on topics related to Experimental Writing and Aesthetics in such areas as

! the aesthetics of experimental writing in any genre or in multi-genre/multi-media works including digital and graphic compositions involving language,

Call for Movie Reviews

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11:58am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

"Shutter Island" by Martin Scorsese. Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island (IMDb).

"Iron Man 2" by Jon Favreau. Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man (IMDb).

[UPDATE] Romanticism and Evolution

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11:35am
Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario

Romanticism and Evolution

The Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario invites paper proposals for an international conference, "Romanticism and Evolution." The meeting will convene 12-14 May 2011 at Windermere Manor, next to Western's main campus in London, Ontario, Canada.

UPDATE: New Special Topic Sessions, C.F.Ps
• Steven Bruhm (Western): "Dance Evolutions"
• Jared McGeough (Western/Regina): "Spinoza and Romanticism"
• Joshua Shuster (Western): "American Organicism"

Please see the website for information about these sessions, the general call for papers, and submission details. The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2010.

Homage to Miguel Hernández (1910 - 1942), Deadline: August 8, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 10:14am
Elvia Ardalania & Aitor Larrabide, University of Texas-Pan American, Miguel Hernández Cultural foundation

The present is a cordial invitation to participate in the creation of a book paying homage to Miguel Hernández with the purpose of commemorating and joining the activities surrounding the centennial of his birth. The book, which will be co-edited by Elvia Ardalani and Aitor Larrabide, shall consist of a collection of academic articles and essays based on the topics listed below. The book will be published jointly by the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation and University of Texas-Pan American Press.

[UPDATE] Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Detective Fiction

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 9:15am
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University

Reminder: When submitting an abstract (250 words) for this collection, please include a brief cv.

Please also indicate how and where you see your essay fitting into this collection. (For instance, is your essay a natural fit for one of the sub-categories already listed?)

Film and TV Superheroes in the New Millennium [UPDATE]

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 8:58am
Dr. Betty Kaklamanidou & Dr. Richard J. Gray II

We invite submissions for a forthcoming edited collection on superhero films and TV shows, which is currently under contract for publication. The last decade witnessed the emergence of some of the most commercially successful superhero films in the history of film as well as popular TV shows, which focus on people with extraordinary powers, such as Smallvile and Heroes, for example.