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Fifth International Graphic Novel and Comics conference: production, institution and sedition 17-19 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Dave Huxley and Joan Ormrod, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
contact email: 
j.ormrod@mmu.ac.uk

After a series of successful, conferences in Manchester, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Dundee, we are pleased to announce that the Fifth International Graphic Novel and Comics conference (17th-19th July, 2

Autobiography

full name / name of organization: 
Södertörn University
contact email: 
autobiography2014@hotmail.com

Although autobiographical writing has ancient origins, the term 'autobiography' itself has only been in use since the late eighteenth century.

[Update] Radical Historiographies -- Rutgers University Symposium -- Friday, March 28, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University African American and African Diaspora Studies Group
contact email: 
radicalhistoriographies2014@gmail.com

The African American and African Diaspora Studies Group of the English Department at Rutgers University announces “Radical Historiographies,” an interdisciplinary graduate student symposium.

[UPDATE] Sound+ Conference Call For Posters, March 28-29, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Maryland, College Park
contact email: 
umdsoundplus@gmail.com

Jonathan Sterne has written, “Sound studies should be a central meeting place where sonic imaginations go to be challenged, nurtured, refreshed and transformed.” Sound+ offers a space to pursue th

[Update] American Horrors from the Great Depression to the Great Recession

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Jonas Prida//College of St. Joseph
contact email: 
jonas.prida@csj.edu

The 80 years between these two horrific economic events also coincide with the high point of H.P. Lovecraft and Weird Tales on one end and the recent resurgence of horror on the other.

Concordia Graduate Colloquium on March 1st, 2014, submissions acvepted until January 10 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia University English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
concordiacolloquium@outlook.com

Gods & Idols: (Ex)Changes of the Sacred and Sanctified

Issue 1: Horror in World Literature & Art

full name / name of organization: 
albeit.
contact email: 
submissions@albeitjournal.com

When you hear the word “horror” are you more likely to think Heart of Darkness or The Walking Dead? Let the Right One In or “The Turn of the Screw”?

Octavia Butler Society (ALA, May 22-25, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Octavia E. Butler Society
contact email: 
francisc@cofc.edu

Inspired by the 20th anniversary of Mark Dery's 1994 essay "Black to the Future," in which he coins the term Afrofuturism, The Octavia E.

“‘I Want Something To Do’: Alcott, Whitman, and Nursing in the Nation's Capital”

full name / name of organization: 
The Louisa May Alcott Society and The Walt Whitman Studies Association
contact email: 
shp2@psu.edu

This session will examine the wartime experiences of two author-nurses whose writings about their care for the wounded in Washington, DC during the Civil War proved central to Americans' knowledge of

Epistemes and Economies of Expertise

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, 2013 (NYU)
contact email: 
jsrhee@vcu.edu

Epistemes and Economies of Expertise

Seminar Organizer(s):
Jennifer Rhee (Virginia Commonwealth University), Lindsey Andrews (Vanderbilt University)

"It’s a Small World After All" - March 7th & 8th, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Art History and Archaeology Graduate Student Association at the University of Missouri - Columbia
contact email: 
MU.AHAGRads@gmail.com

University of Missouri- Columbia
Art History and Archaeology Graduate Student Association Symposium

"It’s a Small World After All"

Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, 2014

[UPDATE] BREVITY - Graduate Student Conference at Western University (Canada), March 6 - 8, 2014 [EXTENDED DEADLINE Jan 1, 2014]

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Western University, Canada
contact email: 
brevitywestern@gmail.com

Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University).

12th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
m12@inter-disciplinary.net

12th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous

Friday 25th July – Sunday 27th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

History, Race, Aesthetics, Nation: Taxonomizing American Literature [ALA 2014 - May 22-25 - Washington D.C.]

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association - Independent Panel
contact email: 
mmullins@sebts.edu

Recent work by Ted Underwood, Franco Moretti, Amanda Anderson, and W.

4th Global Conference: Images of Whiteness (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
white4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference: Images of Whiteness

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

1st Global Conference: Deception (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
decep1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference: Deception

Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

7th Global Conference: Diasporas (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dias7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference: Diasporas

Saturday 5th July – Monday 7th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

[UPDATE] U of Southern California - Energies: Through the Material, Theoretical & Textual (March 28 & 29)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern California Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
uscaegs@gmail.com

ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, 2014

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013

Keynote Speakers:
Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is the author most recently of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove) and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial).
Scholar Ursula K. Heise (UCLA) is the author most recently of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global (Oxford University Press).

This conference will explore the many ways that systems of energy facilitate connection and exchange across borders and networks. As the world increasingly searches for new forms of sustainable and renewable power of all kinds, energies direct our lives on both macro and micro levels every day. In 2013, energy as an umbrella term relates not only to the technology that saturates our day-to-day existence — the forces that powers our cars, phones, computers — but also the invisible forces that connect us to each other, to nature, to the world around us and worlds beyond.

Thinking|Feeling 2014 - March 14th and 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Communication and Culture Graduate Program at York and Ryerson University
contact email: 
intersections2014@gmail.com

Call For Papers
Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling
March 14-15, 2014, York & Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Keynote by Jasbir K. Puar
Submissions Deadline: December 21, 2013

Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period: Graduate Student Conference at the University of Michigan Feb 21-22, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Colloquium
contact email: 
mathie@umich.edu

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at

Georgia Philological Association: May 16, 2014 Meeting and Call for Papers [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
contact email: 
Elaine.Stephens@sgsc.edu

The ninth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Waycross Campus of South Georgia State College on the South Georgia Parkway

[UPDATE]: Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing conference, University of Oxford - Friday 29 November 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Lee-Von Kim and Christine Fouirnaies, University of Oxford
contact email: 
intimatearchives@gmail.com

Online registrations are now open.

Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Conference:
Intimate Archives - Photography and Life-Writing

Open Issue: Call for Papers, Book Reviews and Poems

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Volume V, Number 3, 2013

13th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Citizenship (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ejgc13@inter-disciplinary.net

13th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Citizenship

Sunday 13th July – Tuesday 15th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United kingdom

Call for Presentations:

9th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
visions9@inter-disciplinary.net

9th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Sunday 13th July – Tuesday 15th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

1st Global Conference: Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sj1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference: Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond

Wednesday 9th July – Friday 11th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

7th Global Conference: Forgiveness (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
for7@inter-disciplinary.net

7th Global Conference: Forgiveness

Wednesday 9th July – Friday 11th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

3rd Global Conference: Apocalypse: Imagining the End (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
apoc3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference: Apocalypse: Imagining the End

Saturday 5th July – Monday 7th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

CFP - Fifth International Conference on Popular Romance Studies Rethinking Love, Rereading the Romance

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Study of Popular Romance
contact email: 
conferences@iaspr.org

Eros, Philia, Agape: for nearly three thousand years, these three Greek terms have been used in the West to triangulate the shifting concept called “romantic love,” not just in philosophy and theo

Demeter Press CFP: Motherhood and Lone/Single Parenting: A 21st Century Perspective. Abstracts deadline Feb. 15, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Editor: Dr. Maki Motapanyane, Dept. Humanities, Mount Royal University
contact email: 
mmotapanyane@mtroyal.ca

The 21st century sustains one significant commonality with the decades of the preceding century.

3rd Global Conference: Celebrity and Fandom (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
celeb3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference: Celebrity and Fandom

Monday 21st July – Wednesday 23rd July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United kingdom

Call for Presentations

[UPDATE] "Detouring Tradition's Capital" ACLA 2014

full name / name of organization: 
2014 American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
tmw26@buffalo.edu, plurie@richmond.edu

Despite its conservative emphasis on stability, “tradition” has been conceptually uprooted by twentieth and twenty-first century literature and theory.

6th Global Conference: Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vg6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment

Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

4th Global Conference: Childhood (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
child4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Childhood

Thursday 17th July – Saturday 19th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:

Fractured Ecologies

full name / name of organization: 
Chad Weidner and Franca Bellarsi
contact email: 
c.weidner@ucr.nl

Call for Contributions to an edited collection on environmental criticism and radical experimental writing.

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