American Identities in Literature and Culture

American Identities in Literature and Culture
First Annual Graham Letters and Culture Symposium
Saturday, 5 April 2014 at Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois

We invite individual proposals for papers from Blackburn College students and alumni—as well as graduate students, independent scholars, and academics from across the country and around the world—for the Graham Letters and Culture Symposium celebrating Roy Graham’s fifty years of service to Blackburn College. We welcome proposals across a wide spectrum of time or geography or topic; this year’s theme is the creating and contesting of American identities in film, print, and sound.

Individuals who wish to contribute to the symposium should submit 250-word proposals and a one-page CV to Dr. Ren Draya (ren.draya@blackburn.edu, Professor of English & Communications, Blackburn College) and Dr. Ian Aebel (ian.aebel@tamuk.edu; Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University-Kingsville) by Friday, 13 December 2013. Presentations should be planned for twenty minutes. All prospective speakers will be notified of a decision by Wednesday, 22 January 2014.

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Children in Film

CFP: Children in Film
SWPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Feb 19-22, 2014
Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2013

Proposals are now being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 35th annual SWPCA/ACA conference February 19-22, 2014, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.southwestpca.org). We welcome proposals that explore and interrogate the representations of children in Hollywood film, independent film, foreign film, and/or children’s film. Additional topics of interest concerning children in film or images of children in film may include, but are not limited to: coming-of-age; children of color; negotiations of racial/ethnic/cultural differences; negotiations by children of social, political, economic conditions; children’s relationships with adults, parents, siblings, or peers as represented in film; gender and children; sexuality and children; children of the Diaspora as portrayed in film; children and technology; the child body; ideology and the child; children’s education, and any other topic that explores the child image in film.

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Children in Film: Call for Papers

Announcing: 34rd annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference, “Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context”
Albuquerque, NM, February 13-16, 2013

CFP Deadline for the Children in Film area: November 10, 2012.
Submit abstracts to: SWTX Conference database
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