Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.
The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts. Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.
I International Conference
Valencia, 25-26 October 2012
TEACHING LITERATURE IN ENGLISH FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
What Can a Body Do? Psychoanalysis and the Logic of the Symptom
The Psychoanalysis Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its upcoming conference:
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Tim Dean, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo (SUNY); author of Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (2009), Beyond Sexuality (2000), and Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious: Inhabiting the Ground (1991); and co-editor of A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy (2008) and Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis (2001).
April 20-21, 2012
Ithaca, New York
The Renaissance English Text Society invites abstracts for sessions on Gender and Literacies in Early Modern England at the following conferences:
* Modern Language Association, 3-6 January 2013 in Boston, MA
* Renaissance Society of America, 4-6 April 2013 in San Diego, CA
* Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 24-27 October in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Possible topics might include—but are not limited to—femininity, masculinity, illiteracy, multilingualism, pedagogy, and visual literacy.
(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women's studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.
Provisions Library, a non-profit instigator of arts and social change in Washington DC, is pleased to launch research residencies that investigate futures for creative civil society. The program will bring together four residents (artists, scholars, activists, and practitioners) for research-based projects that explore and extend social change themes. Participants will gain exposure to policies, practices, and politics while exploring transformative social imaginations and strategies. The rapidly changing urban and institutional landscape of Washington DC will serve as a platform, model, and resource to propose and prepare social futures.
Short Fiction in Short
3 - 6 January 2013
Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in late 20th-century English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15 March 2012.
The 2012 conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies will be held in Sheffield, the thriving heart of the Victorian Steel Industry. Thursday 30th August - Saturday 1st September 2012.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An International Journal (NIJ) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Nanotechnology has enormous potential to change society as it lead to new medical treatments and tools; more efficient energy production, storage and transmission; better access to clean water; more effective pollution reduction and prevention; and stronger, lighter materials.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Logic and Computation (IJLP) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) Volume 3, Issue 2.
The International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) publishes original research over the whole spectrum of work relevant to the theory and practice of innovative and interactive systems. The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, covering research in computing, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, communication, design, engineering, and social organization, which is relevant to the design, analysis, evaluation and application of human computer interactive systems.
"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:
• Nationality Lines
• High Theory and Low Theory
• Pop Culture and Art House Culture
• Dominance of Ideology Over Space
• Heteronormative Family
• Narrative Structure
This special session that has been approved for the 2012 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21.