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CFP for Edited Collection:Monstrous Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children’s Picture Books and Early Readers 28 June Deadline

Picture books and early readers carry all the weight of parental authority, and are essential tools in the learning process for children. They offer children not only hours of sanctioned entertainment and carefully chosen words and concepts, they also introduce the young children to specific cultural norms and belief systems. What role then does the supernatural character play for children learning to “read” and interpret the values in the interplay of images, words, and authority?

CFP: Music & Culture Panel at Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) Fall 2015 Conference

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Music & Culture for its fall conference to be held on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH during the weekend of October 30-31, 2015. The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2015.


NEPCA welcomes both individual papers and complete panels. We also encourage works in progress, and informal presentations. The only restrictions on presentations are:

CFP for PAMLA conference in Nov, Portland, on animation

Special session for 113th Annual Conference of Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Portland, Oregon Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015. Submission should be made electrically on the webpage of PAMLA by June 10. Session chair: Takayuki Yokota-Murakami (Osaka University)
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CFP (Revised) Video Gaming and Digital Culture

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of digital media for its annual fall conference to be held on the campus pf Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH October 30-31, 2015.  NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and independent and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.

Call for Papers: "Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend." SEMA 2015

CFP: Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) Conference. October 22-24, 2015, Little Rock, Arkansas

International Association for Robin Hood Studies Sponsored Session:

"Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend"

The End of Nostalgia: Music in Mad Men; SAMLA Conference, Durham, North Carolina: Nov. 13-15

Peggy Lee’s version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller’s song “Is that All There Is?” features prominently in the first episode of season 7b of Mad Men.  Indeed, the song alludes to the existential crisis of Don Draper (whose acquired wealth and success in the ad agency business have given way to emotional ennui) and the larger disappointment in the American political and cultural optimism of the 1960s.  In short, Peggy Lee’s song functions as a modern version of the Greek chorus in the episode as the viewer is impelled to contemplate the changing mood of society through the episode’s chosen