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British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:51pm
British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference

The British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, inaugurated in 1992, is the oldest and longest-running annual meeting of its kind in the United States. It encompasses colonial and postcolonial histories, literatures, creative and performing arts, politics, economics, and all other aspects of the countries formerly colonized by Britain and other European powers.

There is no restriction to any particular political/cultural ideology or to specific critical practices. The Colonial, Postcolonial, and Decolonized eras all are of interest. We welcome and seek to encourage a variety of approaches and viewpoints, and the generation of wide-ranging, productive debates.

[UPDATE] Changes in Bullying in Pop Culture

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 1:45pm
Dr. Abigail Scheg

Bullying has been a hot topic in recent years in terms of education, social media, and garnering awareness and protection of all persons from bullying. While being bullied or picked on used to be considered something of a rite of passage of elementary and high school, it is now considered a serious offense and can result in school expulsion and criminal charges. The scope of bullying within popular culture has also changed radically; depicting scenes in television or movies regarding bullying is now considered offensive and come with a warning at the start of an episode.

MELUS CFP for 2015 Special Issue on African American Print Cultures

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:58pm
MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States

MELUS CFP for 2015 Special Issue: African American Print Cultures
Guest Editors: Joycelyn Moody and Howard Rambsy II

In 2015, a special issue of MELUS will showcase under-studied aspects of black print culture studies or book history. We are seeking scholarship that addresses, but is not limited to, the following questions:

• How are contemporary print matters—ranging from concerns such as the publication of new print editions of literary texts by emergent and historical US black writers to online and open access publishing as well as to the operations of the mainstream publishing industry—shaping our understanding of what African American literature is becoming?

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Anxieties" by 3 Nov 2013

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:18pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies

In her July 2012 Atlantic article "Trickle-Down Distress," Maura Kelly argues that anxiety might well be considered a "peculiarly American phenomenon." And in fact, the interrelation between American culture(s) and notions of individual and collective anxiety--from a sense of unease to the experience of crisis to full-blown panic--has proven to be a stimulating topic of interrogation. Accordingly, anxiety, understood not solely as a state, mood, or emotion but also as a phenomenon indicative of larger social dynamics and as a concept capable of performing cultural work, has continuously gained prevalence in scholarly debates.

SWPACA: The Geek and Pop Culture

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:03pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

The Geek and Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (Southwest PCA/ACA)
Area: The Geek and Popular Culture

Join us for the 35th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 19-22, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.
http://www.southwestpca.org

Conference Theme: Popular and American Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Geek and Popular Culture: A Love/Hate Relationship

The Sixth Language and Linguistics Student Conference

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:36am
The University of Central Oklahoma Language Society

THE SIXTH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
NIGH UNIVERSITY CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA (EDMOND)

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, September 16, 2013
Acceptance notification: Monday, September 30, 2013
Registration deadline: Monday, October 14, 2013

[UPDATE] CFP: Re-engaging Charles Brockden Brown

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 10:55am
Michael Blouin / Milligan College

This panel at the 2014 NeMLA conference seeks to re-engage with Charles Brockden Brown, one of America's earliest novelists and a literary icon in Pennsylvania. As a practitioner of experimental writing that anticipates much of post-structural and post-colonial thought, Brown forces us to question the contemporary status of these critical frameworks. His shift toward conservatism, his later interrogations of History, and his importance as a particularly 'American' voice (praised by Hawthorne and Poe alike) makes Brown a figure worthy of continued study. Please submit brief 250 - 500 word abstract to Michael Blouin at MJBlouin@milligan.edu by no later than September 30th, 2013.

'Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy' conference, April 4 2014

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 9:58am
University of Roehampton, London

2014 will mark ten years since the final episode of Sex and the City (HBO 1998-2004) was broadcast. During the programme's six seasons, and throughout the decade following its finale, Sex and the City has continued to be recognised as one of the most contentious and cherished series in recent television history, having tapped into a zeitgeist consumed by postfeminism to become a cultural touchstone. In a July 2013 New Yorker article, Emily Nussbaum lamented the manner in which the show has been 'downgraded to a 'guilty pleasure'' by some, while male-centred series are readily revered, reminding readers that this was 'sharp, iconoclastic television.

1st Global Multidisciplinary Academic Meeting, GAM 2014

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:56am
European Scientific Institute, ESI University of Santiago, Cape Verde University of the Azores, Portugal Center for Law and Economic Studies

Distinguished Researchers,
We have the pleasure of inviting you to submit your scientific work for the 1st Global Multydisciplinary Academic Meeting , GAM 2014 which will be held at the University of Santiago at the magnificent Cape Verde Islands.
GAM 2014 will gather researchers from universities, companies and government executives from all around the globe. The participants will present their scientific attainments in various academic disciplines. Leading by the motto "Science does NOT know borders" the event will connect different cultures and attitudes thus contributing to: knowledge transfer, sharing best practices and research skills improvement.

The Phoenix Papers, 3rd edition

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:23am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association

We are pleased to announce the rolling CFP for articles and reviews for our online peer-reviewed, open access journal, The Phoenix Papers (ISSN 2325-2316). We welcome articles on fandom and media topics as well as reviews of anime, manga, books, movies, video games, TV series, web series, musical albums, performances, and other pop culture media products. We encourage scholars at all levels of achievement, whether affiliated with an institution or independent, to contribute to our journal. Contributors have been academics, independent scholars, students, and industry professionals. We accept submissions throughout the year with quarterly publication (January, April, July which also includes our conference proceedings, and October).

Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 1:08am
Simon Bacon and Leo Ruickbie

Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

Gone is the Victorian innocence of childhood. We have entered the age of the monstrous child, the little horror.

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